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SUSPLAN Regional Kick-Off Workshop

Characteristics for the Alpine Region:

  • Same characteristics like Central/ Western Europe
  • Significant storage option due to pumped hydro storage power plants
  • Significant electricity hubs North/ South

The SUSPLAN Regional Kick-Off Workshop Alpine Region took place:

Tuesday 24th of February 2009, 9 a.m to 4:30 p.m.
Verband der Elektrizitätsunternehmen Österreichs, Vienna 

Programme

  Welcome and registration workshop  
9.00 Welcome to SUSPLAN project and workshop Bertram Weiss, Verbund-Austrian Hydro Power AG, Austria
     
  Part I – Introduction to the SUSPLAN project  
9.10 Introduction to SUSPLAN Bjørn Bakken, SINTEF Energy Reseach, Norway
     
9.30 Objectives of regional study and role of stakeholders Bertram Weiss, Verbund-Austrian Hydro Power AG, Austria
     
9.40 Content of Guidebook Hans Auer, Energy Economics Group, TU Wien, Austria
     
10.10 Coffee break  
     
  Part II – Future of Grids, Scenarios, Strategies and Politics up to 2050  
10.30 The future of grids Harald Köhler, Verbund-Austrian Power Grid AG, Austrai
     
10.50 The effects of heat and gas Hubert Schilcher, Verbund-Austrian Thermal-Power GmbH & Co. KG, Austria
     
11.10 Optimisation of hydro power plants concerning renewable energies Wilhelm Ottendörfer, Verbund-Austrian Hydro Power AG, Austria; Stephan Sharma, Verbund-Holding, Austria
     
11.30 Overview of future scenarios, strategies and politics up to 2050 Tomas Müller, Association of Austrian Electricity Companies-VEOE, Austria
     
11.50 Questions and discussion  
     
12.00 Lunch  
     
  Part III – Decision maker interaction  
13.30 Discussion on future trends Otto Pirker, Verbund-Austrian Hydro Power AG, Austria
     
14.15 Discussion on cooperation, communication and availability of data Hans Auer, Energy Economics Group, TU Wien, Austria
     
15.00 Coffee break  
     
15.30 Discussion on workshop results (written down and formulated during workshop) Chantira Srikandam, Deutsche Energie-Agentur (dena), Germany; Bertram Weiss, Verbund-Austrian Hydro Power AG, Austria
     
16.30 Final conclusions Hans Auer, Energy Economics Group, TU Wien, Austria
     
17.00 End of workshop  
     

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