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New possibilities for solar energy consumption in multi-family houses and energy communities

12th April 2019

SEIMAS OF THE REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA


Programme

Introductory session. Energy policy set up after the adoption of the Clean Energy for All Europeans package

Moderator: Mr Virgilijus Poderys, Chair of the Seimas Commission for Energy and Sustainable Development

Welcome address by Mr Žygimantas Vaičiūnas, Minister of Energy of the Republic of Lithuania (and acting Minister of Environment)

Welcome address by Mr Kęstutis Mažeika, Chair of the Seimas Committee on Environment Protection

Renewable Energy in the new National Energy Independence Strategy of Lithuania

Mr Žygimantas Vaičiūnas, Minister of Energy of the Republic of Lithuania (and acting Minister of Environment), or Mr Rytis Kėvelaitis, Adviser to the Minister of Energy

Section I. Solar energy for multi-family buildings in Lithuania

Moderators: Mr Virgilijus Poderys, Chair of the Seimas Commission for Energy and Sustainable Development, and Mr Knut Höller, Head of the Housing Initiative for Eastern Europe (IWO)

Photovoltaic energy for energy-effective modernisation of multi-family houses. EUKI SOL project and German experience

Mr Knut Höller, Head of the Housing Initiative for Eastern Europe (IWO), Germany

New possibilities for the modernisation of energy supply systems of multi-family houses in Lithuania

Mr Vitas Mačiulis, Applied Research Institute for Prospective Technologies (ProTech), Lithuania

Examples of effective application of solar energy in multi-family houses: results of the simulation and presentation of the scientific analysis

Mr Oliver Rosebrock, M.Sc., Steinbeis Innovation Center energy+, Germany

Renewable energy in multi-family houses: consumers’ approach

Mr Kęstutis Kupšys, Alliance of Lithuanian Consumer Organisations, Lithuania

Roundtable discussion with experts of the EUKI SOL project and representatives of energy and environment institutions, associated and public organisations of Lithuania

 

Section II. Role of energy communities in the EU’s clean energy transition: best practices, lessons learned, and legal, technical and administrative obstacles

Moderators: Mr Virgilijus Poderys, Chair of the Seimas Commission for Energy and Sustainable Development, and Mr Vitas Mačiulis, expert at the Applied Research Institute for Prospective Technologies (ProTech)

Introduction to the EU Heroes project

Ms Rebecca Van Leeuwen-Jones, Netherlands Enterprise Agency

Experience of creating of energy communities in Great Britain

Mr Ben Whittle, The Energy Saving Trust Ltd by Guarantee, UK

Policies in the Netherlands on solar communities

Mr Otto Bernsen, Netherlands Enterprise Agency

Perspectives of Renewable energy communities in Lithuania. Ms. Lina Sveklaite, Ministry of Energy, Lithuania

Roundtable discussion with experts of the EU Heroes project and representatives of energy institutions, associated and public organisations of Lithuania

Concluding remarks by Mr Virgilijus Poderys, Mr Knut Höller

End of the conference

 

Networking get-together at the conference facilities of Martynas Mažvydas National Library [150 metres from the Seimas]

Extra: Inspirational address by WePower team: “A look into the future: how the use of blockchain could enable green energy trading among consumers/prosumers”