RCREEE Co-organizes “Smart Grids and the Integration of RE Projects” training course
In the framework of continuous and fruitful cooperation with the League of Arab States (LAS), the Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, Euro-Arab Foundation, United Nations Economic and Social Committee for Western Asia (ESCWA) and the German International Cooperation Agency (GIZ) jointly organized a five days training course entitled “Smart Grids and the Integration of RE Projects”. The course was held from 25 to 30 April 2016, in the headquarters of the Euro-Arab foundation in Granada, Spain.
The course attracted more than 35 attendees from 10 Arab countries (Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Sudan and Yemen). The attendees represented policy makers, RE and EE professionals, grid operators, and senior professionals from public and private sectors involved in formulating and implementing RE systems expansion.
The course aims at building knowledge and exchanging experiences of RE projects integration into grids and smart grid applications. Participants were also introduced to the tools and processes of grid developments and management in regards to technical and regulatory frameworks of grid integration. In addition, attendees discussed control of energy demand, and the production bi-directional electricity, and operational challenges of production on a small scale in distribution grids.
The course provided a great opportunity to share European experiences and lessons, especially the German and Spanish experiences linked to RE share increase and fundamental elements to monitor, dispatch and control decentralized generation and its impact on grid operation and stability.
The program also aimed to provide participants with in-depth operation and practical knowledge through organizing two technical visits to the grid control center in Malaga and Seville.
This training course is one of the activities designed to implement the Pan-Arab Renewable Energy Strategy 2030, adopted by the Arab Economic and Social Development Summit in January 2013.
Documents and Presentations;
Day 01 (25 April ,2016)
Sustainable Energy for All (SDGs/energy targets). Urban areas: EE. Smart metering solutions. National planning and rural areas. Off grid systems and last mile access
- Mr. Sebastián Rodríguez, University of Columbia expert in Renewable Energies and Smart Grids
- Mr. Javier Ordóñez, Construction and Engineering Projects Department, University of Granada
- Mr. Joaquín Avilés López, Expert in Planning and management of Infrastructure for Development, Millennium Villages Project Operations Manager for Infrastructure at Millennium Promise
Day 02 ( 26 April 2016)
- Renewable Energy Grid Integration: Methodology/Approach to Deploy Renewable Energies at Large Scale Avoiding Main Technical Challenges -Ms. Raquel Garde, Technical Manager Energy Storage Area, Renewable Energy Grid Integration Dpt., National Renewable Energy Centre, Spain (CENER)
Day 04 (27 April 2016)
- IEA Smart Energy Systems roadmap Introductory remarks, Laszlo Varro, Chief Economist, IEA
Smart Grids: Integration of Renewable Energy Sources and Electric Mobility into Power System,- Mr. Manel Sanmartí, Energy Efficiency, Systems, Buildings and Communities (ECOS), Catalonia Institute for Energy Research (IREC)
Urban Regeneration Policy in Andalusia: the Energy Renovation Strategies in Social Exclusion Areas- Ms. Esther Castillo Domínguez-Adame, Research Bureau EE expert, Andalusian Regional Ministry of Development and Housing
Grid Control with High Penetration of Wind and Solar, Grid Management via IT Solutions, Grid Strategies and Smart Grids- Mr. Yannick Julliard, Siemens