ETIP Photovoltaics

May 22, 2024 at 13:30 – May 23, 2024 at 13:00

Annual Conference 2024 (PRESENTATIONS AVAILABLE)


The conference wiill focus on advancing sustainable energy through intelligent PV systems for effective grid control. Cyber secure digitalisation has gained much prominence in the last few years. Fostering energy communities for shared sustainability is central in this evolution of technologies, ensuring PV responsiveness in adaptable power systems, and driving PV industry growth through digital responsiveness and effective data utilization. The conference aims to unite PV innovators and wider energy stakeholders to discuss, explore, and advance the integration of photovoltaic technology into a responsive sustainable energy future.


June 3, 2024

Conference 2024 - Summary

Conference 2024 - Summary


Conference outline


Each session will begin with a keynote speak, followed by the initiation of a panel discussion.


Day 1 22 May

Opening Session (13.55 - 14.30)

Welcome speeches
Rutger Schlatmann (HZB-Institut PVcomB and ETIP PV Chair), Venizelos Efthymiou (University of Cyprus and conference chair), Pierre-Jean Alet (CSEM and conference chair), Walburga Hemetsberger (SolarPower Europe)
Policy keynotes

- Solar PV’s contribution to a resilient and flexible energy system (Lukasz Kolinski (DG Ener, European Commission)) 

- Driving the RepowerEU process through a revamped market model with PV central in energy mix (Jochen Kreusel (T&D Europe)) 


Session 1 (14.30 - 16.00) : PV systems intelligently contributing to effective distributed control

-Distributed control regimes with active PV systems responding to system needs (Nikolaos Hatziargyriou (NTUA))

-PV enriched with power electronics intelligence and storage systems preserving the required reliability of supply (Michele De Nigris (RSE))

Panel Discussion: Nikolaos Hatziargyriou (NTUA), Michele De Nigris (RSE), Thomas Ackermann (Energynautics)


Session 2 (16.30 - 18.00) : Energy sharing building functional Energy Communities

-Building our carbon free energy future with central role to energy communities maximizing the use of local energy resources (Fabrizio Pilo (University of Cagliari))

-Lesson learned and key benefits of energy communities: the case of Austria (Tara Esterl (EUREC))

Panel Discussion: Fabrizio Pilo (University of Cagliari), Tara Esterl (EUREC), Sofia Barbosa (Greenvolt)


Day 2 23 May

Session 3 (09.30 - 11.00) : Highly responsive PV in a flexible power system

-How can demand side flexibility and PV flexibility complement each other to provide grid services? (Marion Perrin (Energy-Pool))

Panel Discussion: Marion Perrin (Energy-Pool), Gofran Chowdhury (3E), Eric Quiring (SMA)


Session 4 (11.30 - 12.45) : Enhancing PV industry efficiency through focused digitised control and data sharing architectures and models (ETIP SNET)

-How the Energy Data Space aids the integration of RES and PV in particular in the Grid. Natalie Samovich (Enercoutim)

Panel Discussion: Natalie Samovich (Enercoutim), Laurent Schmitt (Digital4Grids), Nikolaos Hatziargyriou (NTUA)


Closing speech (12.45 - 13.15)

Rutger Schlatmann (HZB-Institut PVcomB and ETIP PV Chair), Venizelos Efthymiou (University of Cyprus and conference chair), Pierre-Jean Alet (CSEM and conference chair)


EverPVX Resilex workshop (14.00 - 16.30)




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