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SUSPLAN Regional Kick-Off Workshop

Characteristics for Western Balkan Countries:

  • Region supposed to be part of the EU in the future
  • Poor energy infrastructure
  • Growing demand
  • Ongoing market liberalization
  • Significant RES potentials
  • No support to renewable energy

The SUSPLAN Regional Kick-Off Workshop Western Balkan Countries took place:

Thursday, 7th of May 2009, 08:30 a.m. to 16:00 p.m.
University of  Belgrade, Belgrade


Time Welcome and registration workshop  
08:30 Registration and coffee  
09:00 Welcome to SUSPLAN project and workshop Jan Linnerud, Statkraft
09:10 Part I – Introduction to the SUSPLAN project  
09:10 Introduction to SUSPLAN Michael Belsnes, SINTEF
09:40 Objectives of regional study: South Western Balkan Terje Gjengedal, Statkraft
10:00 Content of scenario guidebook - key assumptions and objectives of the regional case studies Hans Auer, Karl Zach, EEG
10:30 Coffee break  
11:00 Part II – Future of Grids, Scenarios, Strategies and Politics up to 2050  
11:00 Towards a sustainable energy model:
Policy objectives and a roadmap to follow
Nikola Rajaković, University of Belgrade
11:20 Expected long term development of the electric transmission system Dragan Balkoski, EMS
11:45 Electricity generation trends to 2030 and 2050 Dragana Orlic, SEEC
12:15 Lunch  
13:15 Part III – Decision maker interaction  
13:15 Discussion on future trends Terje Gjengedal, Statkraft
14:15 Discussion on cooperation, communication and availability of data Terje Gjengedal, Statkraft
14:45 Coffee break  
15:00 Discussion on workshop results Hans Auer, EEG; Jakob Voelker, dena
15:30 Final conclusions  
16:00 End of workshop  


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