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Interreg Europe’s RegEnergy Midterm Conference

May 20, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

- Free

On Thursday May 20th, Interreg Europe will host its RegEnergy Midterm Conference titled ‘Renewable Energy Regions,
Creating Partnerships for Renewable Energy’. This conference will look to give participants an insight into the challenges faced by European
stakeholders involved in the building of renewable energy partnerships. The conference will also allow participants to discover inspiring examples of renewable energy partnerships, and have the opportunity to network with European actors working for the energy transition.

The programme for the event is as follows:


  • 09:45 – 10:00: Registration and connection tests


  • 10:00 – 11:00: Introduction

Tarek Al-Wazir | Hessian Minister of Economics, Energy, Transport and Housing

TBC | Directorate-General for Energy, European Commission

Dr. Andreas Kress | Climate Alliance


Presentation – RegEnergy Project
Hélène Rizzotti | Climate Alliance
Dr.-Ing. Birgit Haupter | INFRASTRUKTUR & UMWELT


  • 11:00 – 12:00: Roundtable – “Insights into the challenges of renewable energy partnerships”

The roundtable will gather 1 moderator and 3 to 5 speakers representing different stakeholders from different countries (municipality, SME, association, energy community, region, renewable energy provider, etc.)

Albert Vendrell Roca | Barcelona Provincial Council – Diputació de Barcelona (ES)
Olivier Arendt | HAW Hamburg (DE)
TBC | Région Bretagne (FR)


  • 12:00 – 12:15: Coffee Break


  • 12:15 – 13:15: Workshop ”Overcoming the barriers preventing cooperation for renewable energy”

The workshop aims at disseminating examples and good practices of renewable energy partnerships. 3 presentations of 20 min each are expected.

Understanding and supporting regional transformation processes in Germany
Jenny-Claire Keilmann | Climate Alliance
Marcus Andreas | Climate Alliance

Innovative contract between city and countryside – Brest métropole and the county of Central West Brittany (France)
Sylvie Mingant | Brest Métropole (FR)

Energy communities as drivers for regional renewable energy – examples from Belgium and Germany
Tom Schaeken | Interreg Project ECCO Energy Community Cooperatives, Innovatiesteunpunt (BE)


  • 13:15 – 14:15: Lunch Break


  • 14:15 – 15:30: Poster Slam & Networking

This session will be divided in 2 steps:

  1. 14:15 – 15:00: Partners will showcase very shortly (5 min) their interim results within the RegEnergy project.
  2. 15:00 – 15:30: The Partners will be divided in different Breakout sessions (1 Partner per Breakout session). Participants of the audience will be able to enter in the Breakout session that is the most interesting for them. Doing so, Partners and participants will be able to discuss and exchange, answer the potential questions of the audience and network.

Room 1:
A regions network for 100% renewable energies by 2030
Edgar Bazing | Climate Alliance (DE)
Room 2:
Brest Métropole (FR)
Room 3:
The role of a neighbourhood battery in a smart district
Marc Vermeeren | Flux50 (BE)
Room 4:
Private wire options for renewable energy projects
Dan Turner | Plymouth City Council and Plymouth Energy Community (UK)
Room 5:
Creating a biogas network
Yorick Schigt | Waterstromen (NE)
Room 6:
Creating and enhancing community partnership – The experience of 3cea
Paddy Phelan | 3cea (IE)
Room 7:
Photovoltaic & electric mobility – Synergies at industrial sites
Geoffrey Orlando | PLANAIR (CH)
Room 8:
Regulatory environment for energy communities in Ireland
Sean Lyons | Waterford Institute for Technology (UK)
Room 9:
Ormonde Upgrading Limited (IE)


More speakers and presentation titles will be confirmed at a later date.

The RegEnergy Midterm Conference is a free event being hosted online. Save the date at the Interreg Europe Website.

To learn more about 3cea’s activities around Interreg Europe’s RegEnergy Project see our website.


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