EERA Roundtable

"The European Energy Research Alliance (EERA) is the largest energy research community in Europe. Organised in 17 Joint Research Programmes, EERA coordinates energy research to achieving more efficient and cheaper low carbon energy technologies".

EERA is an alliance of public R&D centres and universities of Europe. It is one of the cornerstones of the European Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan).

Under the framework of EERA, more than 175 organisations (from the European Union and associated countries) work together in 17 Joint Programmes, where joint research agendas have been defined by participating organisations. Sub-programmes, with specific research areas, are defined within each Joint Programme.

A roundtable concerning discussing the opportunity of

High-temperature superconductivity based energy storage for grid applications

will be organised during the Workshop (26 June at 4:30 pm), in collaboration with the Joint Programme on Energy Storage from EERA, and its Sub-programme on Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage (SP5).

It will be a great opportunity to get together people from electrical utilities and the superconductivity community in order to discuss points of view, envisaged applications, technical issues and R&D needs, among other relevant topics.

The roundtable will be opened for everybody interested in this topic, not just to Workshop attendees. It's free of charge, but registration is required (except for Workshop attendees).

Confirmed presences:

  • Rui Castro (Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal): roundtable chair.
  • Xavier Granados (ICMAB, Spain): SP5 coordinator.
  • Antonio Morandi (University of Bologna, Italy): DRYSMES4GRID project member.
  • Nuno Souza e Silva (R&D Nester, Portugal): Managing Director at R&D Nester.
  • Rui Bernardo (EDP, Portugal): Business Development.