Day 2: Greek tender program & grid opportunities

08:30 Informal networking breakfast


09:00 Travel to venue for Tender workshop


09:30 Workshop: "The Greek PV tender program"


09:45 Introduction on energy landscape, policies, sector reform & government tender program

10:10 Introduction to regulatory framework & Practical administrative conditions and requirements for participation

DIONISSIS PAPACHRISTOU /// REGULATORY AUTHORITY FOR ENERGY
Dr. Dionysis Papachristou was born in Tzouba Soudan (17.12.1971) and originated from village Voutsara (Ioannina). He received Diplοma in Electrical & Computer Engineering on 1995, and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering on 2000, both from National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece. He is working in Regulatory Authority for Energy (RAE) of Greece ας Scientific Expert, since 2001. Until December of 2004 he has been Coordinator in the Licensing procedure (Supply Licenses, Production Licenses for conventional and RES stations), then in the Consumer & Environment Protection Unit, and later in the Unit of Non-Interconnected Islands with many responsibilities in a lot of fields of the electricity energy sector. Currently he is Coordinator of RES Auction Team which run the auction procedures for renewable energy source under the approved State Aid scheme by EU (SA 44666, SA 48143) and Director of Press & Public Relations Office. His research and scientific interests are in the fields of Power Systems, Renewable Energy Sources, Energy Policy and strategy. He has published papers and studies at scientific conventions with a jury and has represented RAE in summits regarding the energy sector.
DIONISSIS PAPACHRISTOU
COORDINATOR RES AUCTION TEAM /// REGULATORY AUTHORITY FOR ENERGY

10:40 Q&A / Discussion

11:00 COFFEE BREAK

11:30 Legal aspects of tender process

ILIAS TOMPAIDIS /// LLM SENIOR PARTNER - AKTIUS
Ilias is a qualified lawyer with over 20 years’ advisory, litigation and dispute consulting practice in Greece, on various matters of Commercial and Contract Law, Environmental Law, Investment & Project Finance, Energy and Infrastructure. He has been actively involved in numerous projects of RES Power Plants, providing legal services both for performing due diligence as well as for their licencing, financing, construction and operation, based also on the new tender process applicable in Greece.
ILIAS TOMPAIDIS
LLM SENIOR PARTNER /// AKTIUS

11:55 Developers' perspective: practical experiences tender

PANAGIOTIS SARRIS /// GENERAL MANAGER - ABO WIND AG
Panagiotis Sarris is general manager solar international at ABO Wind AG, and responsible for the development of the Greek market. ABO Wind was awarded a tariff for 45 MW of solar capacity distributed over 5 projects in the July 2018 tender round, which will be built in 2019.

He has been active in the solar sector since 2007, and occupied several managerial roles at Suntechnics (Conergy group), Juwi and SFPG Consulting, before becoming active for ABO Wind. Furthermore, he was also the vice-chairman for the national solar association HELAPCO from 2009-2014.
PANAGIOTIS SARRIS
GENERAL MANAGER /// ABO WIND AG

12:20 Q&A / Discussion

13:00 Travel to restaurant next to meeting location

13:30 Business networking Lunch with government stakeholders

15:00 Departure to venue for workshop

15:30 Workshop: "Challenges and opportunities for PV plant grid connections"

15:40 Challenges for high RES penetration

GEORGE MARKOU /// CONSULTANT SECRETARY GENERAL - MINISTRY OF ENERGY
Georgios Markou, Electrical and Computer Engineer, Civil Engineer. Works for 12 years in the energy sector especially in RES. The last 2.5 years works at the Ministry for Environment and Energy, as a consultant at the Secretary General for Energy and Mineral Resources.
GEORGE MARKOU
CONSULTANT SECRETARY GENERAL /// MINISTRY OF ENERGY

16:00 Distribution network operator perspective: challenges & opportunities PV project development

NIKOLAOS DROSSOS /// HEAD NETWORK USERS DEPARTMENT - HEDNO (DEDDIE)
Nikos Drossos was born in Athens, Greece in 1955. He received the Diploma of Electrical Engineer from the Polytechnic School of the University of Patras in 1979 and a DEA (Diplome d’Etudes Approfondies) on “Energy and systems dynamics” from the University Paris XII in 1981. From 1987 till 2012 he worked with the Public Power Corporation, in the Distribution Division and since 2012 he is with the Hellenic Electricity Distribution Network Operator (HEDNO), being mainly involved with the distribution network planning and the RES plants connection to the network. Actually he is Director of the Network Users Department of the HEDNO, which coordinates at the national level the users access to the distribution network and the retail electricity market.
NIKOLAOS DROSSOS
HEAD NETWORK USERS DEPARTMENT /// HEDNO (DEDDIE)

16:20 Transmission system operator perspective

IOANNIS KAMPOURIS /// HEAD OF TRANSMISSION SYSTEM PLANNING DEPT. - ADMIE (TSO)
Yannis Kabouris was born in Athens on 1962. He received the Diploma of Electrical Engineering in 1985 and the Doctor of Engineering degree in 1992, both from National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). From 1991 until 2001 he was working in the Public Power Corporation (PPC) - System Studies Department. On 2001 he joined the Hellenic Transmission System Operator (HTSO) where he served as Director of System Planning Department. On February 2012 he joined the Independent Power Transmission Operator S.A. (IPTO S.A.); until May 2015 he was Director at the CEO office of the Independent Power Transmission System (IPTO S.A.). From May 2015 until February 2017 he served as Director of the Transmission System Planning Dprtm. From February 2017 to June 2017 he was the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of IPTO S.A. From June 2017 until today he is member of the Board of Directors of IPTO S.A. and the Chief Officer for Operation, Infrastructures and Development.

From 1988 to 1996 he was Research and Teaching assistant at the NTUA, School of Electrical, Electronic & Computer Engineers. From 2002 to 2011 he was associate Professor at the Technological University of Piraeus.

His main activities include system studies, transmission planning, generation simulation, generation adequacy, market design, interconnections and integration of renewables into EPS.

Yannis Kampouris is a member of the Technical Chamber of Greece, IEEE, CIGRE, and CIGRE Hellenic Committee since 1992; since 2008 he is member of the BoD. He is also Senior Member of IEEE. He has served Entso-e from various positions (member of the System Development Committee and member of the Research and Development Committee, member of the Ten Year Network Development Planning Group, e-Highways Group and Convener of the South East European Continental Regional Group from 2009 up to 2016).

He is Author or co-author of more than 150 publications in international journals, national and international conferences.
IOANNIS KAMPOURIS
HEAD OF TRANSMISSION SYSTEM PLANNING DEPT. /// ADMIE (TSO)

16:40 Practical experiences obtaining grid connection

SOTIRIS KAPELLOS /// DIRECTOR OPERATIONS & DEVELOPMENT - ELPE RENEWABLES
Dr S.Kapellos is a graduate of the Chemical Department of the University of Athens (UOA), Greece (1986). In 1991 he received his PhD on the field of Physical Chemistry from the same Institution. The research was a collaboration between UOA and the Michigan State University (MSU) Physical Chemistry Teams. In 1993 he was hired by BP Hellas SA as Chemist in the Perama Lubricants and Fuels Quality Control Chemical Laboratory. Since then he had the opportunity to be positioned at various managerial posts within the BP Hellas Organization: Quality, Health, Safety and Environment, Human Resources, Customer Services, Pricing and Credit. In 2004 he moves to Northern Greece as Retail Fuels District Manager North.

In 2007 when BP Solar is established, Dr. S.Kapellos is appointed as the leader (CEO) of the new organization, in order to setup the new business.

In 2010 he moves to ELPE Renewables (100% owned by ELPE Group), developing and managing the Renewables portfolio of the Hellenic Petroleum Group. He currently holds the position of the Operation and Development Director of the company, being at the same time BoD member. Τhe current RES portfolio of ELPE Renewables is 130 MW of photovoltaic projects and 25 MW Biomass, of which 10 MW PV in operation and another 9 MW PV project under construction. A 6.8 MW wind park was acquired in 2013.

Dr.S.Kapellos has published several scientific articles in international magazines during his academic career. He has written a number of articles on subjects related to Safety, Hygiene and Environment and in the last years on Solar Technology and Energy Policy for newspapers, relevant magazines and e-media.

Since 2008, he has been an elected member of the board of the Hellenic (Greek) Association of PV companies (HELAPCO) and since April 2013 Chairman of the board of the Association.
SOTIRIS KAPELLOS
DIRECTOR OPERATIONS & DEVELOPMENT /// ELPE RENEWABLES

17:00 Q&A / Discussion

17:30 NETWORKING DRINKS

19:00 Departure to restaurant

20:00 Greek Night with dinner, networking and drinks with stakeholders


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