RegEnergy Midterm Conference

Online event

20 May 2021

Midterm Conference

Renewable Energy Regions

Creating Partnerships for Renewable Energy

How to match renewable energy demand and supply within a region? How can urbanised areas meet their energy demand with renewable energy from reliable regional sources?

Participants will have an insight of the challenges faced by European stakeholders involved in the building of renewable energy partnerships, discover inspiring examples, and have the opportunity to network with European actors working for the energy transition.

EN>DE simultaneous translation will be provided. 


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


  • Tarek Al-Wazir | Hessian Minister of Economics, Energy, Transport and Housing
  • Thomas Brose | Climate Alliance

  • RegEnergy - what is it about?
    Hélène Rizzotti | Climate Alliance
    Birgit Haupter | INFRASTRUKTUR & UMWELT     
10:45 – 12:00

Roundtable: Insights into the challenges of renewable energy partnerships

  • Albert Vendrell Roca | Barcelona Provincial Council – Diputació de Barcelona (ES)
  • Oliver Arendt | HAW Hamburg (DE)
  • Stefan Drexlmeier | Energiewende Oberland (DE)
  • Susanne Supper | Green Energy Lab, Vienna (AT)
12:00 – 12:15 Coffee break
12:15 – 13:15

Workshop: Overcoming the barriers preventing cooperation for renewable energy

  • Understanding and supporting regional transformation processes in Germany
    Jenny-Claire Keilmann | Climate Alliance (DE)
    Marcus Andreas | Climate Alliance (DE)
  • Innovative contract between city and countryside – Brest métropole and the county of Central West Brittany (France)
    Sylvie Mingant | Brest Métropole (FR)
    Alexandre Guirinec | ALECOB (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 – 15:40

Poster Slam & Networking

  • Room 1:
    A regions network for 100% renewable energies by 2030
    Edgar Bazing | Climate Alliance (DE)
  • Room 2:
    The county of Central West Brittany – Brest Métropole: a win-win partnership for developing solar energy projects in both urban-rural areas
    Sylvie Mingant | 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:
    Making purified renewable gas like biomethane available
    Michael Murphy | Ormonde Upgrading Limited (IE)
15:40 – 15-45 Closing




Hélène Rizzotti      |
Susanne Brandt    |



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