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SUSPLAN Regional Results Workshop

SUSPLAN conducted 9 individual regional RES integration scenario studies in different geographical regions across Europe. Each study focuses on the regional characteristics and challenges. 

Characteristics for Islands:

  • Isolated/ weak grid connection
  • Large share of renewables (e.g. marine, offshore wind)
  • Low demand

The SUSPLAN Regional Results Workshop Islands took place:

Tuesday, 29th of June 2010, 1.30 p.m to 5 p.m.

Lews Castle College
Isle of Lewis, Hs2 OXR
Scotland, UK


  Welcome and registration  
13:30 Welcome to SUSPLAN project and workshop David Green, Principal UHI Lews Castle College
  Part I – Presentation of EU FP7 SUSPLAN project and overview of results  
  Chairman Introductory Remarks Sinclair Gair
13:40 Introduction to SUSPLAN results workshop Bjorn Bakken, SINTEF, Norway (Coordinator SUSPLAN)
14:00 Overview of results in the SUSPLAN regions, methodology Hans Auer, Technical University Vienna, Austria
  Part II – Presentation of regional results and discussion  
14:20 Presentation of results for the Western Islands Region Neil Finlayson, UHI Lews Castle College
14:40 Coffee break  
  Part III – Driving change in the islands  
15:00 SSE – a Utility view of future grid developments Paul Neilson, Transmission Development Manager, SSE
15:20 EU ISLES Project – A collaboration between the Scottish, Northern Irish and Irish Governments Patrick McWilliams (Scot. Gov) and Martin Barnes (TNEI Ltd), RPS Consortium
15:40 The Islands Future Economy Peter. McGregor, Frasor of Allander Institute, University of Strathclyde
  Part IV - Developers Ambitions and Timescales  
  Chairmans Opening Remarks Neil Finlayson, Senior Researcher, Greenspace, LCC
16:00 Pelamis – a developers viewpoint Andrew Scott, Senior Project Development Manager
16:20 Isles Pack Ruairi McIver, Product Manager, CnES
16:40 Final conclusions Bjorn Bakken, SINTEF
17:00 End of workshop  


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