CRES conference on subject: “Institution of Energy Communities on the path to Energy Transition in the Region of Crete”

Within the framework of the European project ENCREMENCO, a virtual conference took place on Tuesday 25/05/2021, organised by the Centre for Renewable Energy Sources and Savings (CRES) and supported by the Region of Crete, on subject: “Institution of Energy Communities on the path to Energy Transition in the Region of Crete”. Speech was made at the conference by the General Manager of CRES Mr Porgiotis, the Deputy Regional Governors of Crete Messrs N. Xylouris and N. Kalogeris, the Head of the Directorate-General for Energy of the Ministry of Environment and Energy Mr Dimitrios Tsalemis, the President of the Greek Section of the Regional Science Association Mr Giorgos Xanthos, and the President of the Regional Union of Municipalities of Crete, Mr Kourakis. The main proposals were made by Ms Effie Korma on behalf of CRES in relation to the ENCREMENCO project, by Mr Benjamin Dannemann bringing the example of Germany, by Ms Panagiota Pitsouni on behalf of Hellenic Electricity Distribution Network Operator (ΔΕΔΔΗΕ) and by Dimitris Katsaprakakis, who presented the vision and the work for far of Minoan Energy Community. In the following discussion, the people who had spoken were the Chairman of Minoan Energy, Mr Giannopoulos , Mr Vasilis Kilias from the Directorate of Energy of CRES, Mr Vasilis Mpelis on behalf of Cooperative Company of Karditsa, Mr Nikos Zografakis from the Energy Centre of the Region of Crete et al. The discussion brought up the huge prospects of energy communities in Greece, the challenges faced and the need to be bravely supported on institutional and economic level by the Greek State. Warm thanks to the organisers for the opportunity they gave us to present Minoan Energy Community in this event.
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