Accreditation and attention to participants
Challenges and trends in energy storage
Lourdes Vega Fernández. Directora del Centro de Investigación e Innovación en CO2 y H2, Profesora de Ingeniería Química. Universidad Khalifa. Abu Dabi.
Guillermo Fernández Vara. President of the Regional Government of Extremadura.
Diana Morant. Minister of Science and Innovation. Government of Spain
Elvira Maria Correia Fortunato. Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education. Government of Portugal
Carlos Carlos Rodríguez. President of the Diputación de Cáceres.
Luís Salaya Julián. Mayor of the City Council of Cáceres.
Jesús Alonso Sánchez. Secretary General of Science, Technology, Innovation and University. Regional Government of Extremadura.
Juan Manuel Pérez Rodríguez. Director of the Department of Research on Energy Storage in the Electricity Sector of the CIIAE.
David Parra Mendoza. Director of the Hydrogen and Power-to-X Research Department of the CIIAE.
Francisco Javier Gallego Hernández. Technical Director of the Energy Storage Pilot Plant of CIIAE.
Breogán Pato Doldán. Director of the Thermal Storage Research Laboratories Department of the CIIAE.
Yolanda GARCIA-MEZQUITA. Deputy Head of Unit of the Horizontal Unit for Energy Policies (telematic participation).
Miriam Bueno Lorenzo. Deputy Director General for Energy Foresight, Strategy and Regulations (MITECO-MITERD).
Samuel Ruiz Fernández. Director General of Industry, Energy and Mines. Regional Government of Extremadura.
Moderator: Daniel Encinas Martín. Technical Coordinator for the Energy Agency of Extremadura.
This round table will present the main lines of public policies on energy and climate, both European and national in Spain and Portugal and Extremadura at regional level.
These policies provide the strategic framework in which the common challenges and the keys to the contributions that science, business and civil society can make to their solution are highlighted.
Oscar Izquierdo. Researcher at the Wind Energy Unit of the Energy, Environmental and Technological Research Centre (CIEMAT).
María Escudero Escribano. Associate Professor. University of Copenhagen.
Manuel Calderón Godoy. University of Extremadura.
Pedro Horta. Renewable Energy Chair. University of Évora
Paulo Brito. Polytechnic Institute of Portalegre - VALORIZA - Research Centre for Endogenous Products Valorization
Moderator: David Parra Mendoza. Head of Hydrogen and Power-to-X department. Iberian Centre for Research in Energy Storage. CIIAE.
At this round table, members of the CIIAE's Scientific Committee will contextualise the challenges that, from a scientific point of view, determine the centre's main lines of research, which will then be debated.
Luis Marquina. President AEPIBAL.
Miguel A. Peña Jiménez. Secretary of the Spanish Hydrogen Association (AeH2)
Gonzalo Martín. President of PROTERMOSOLAR (TBC).
Luis Manuel Santos Moro. President BATTERYPLAT.
Moderator: Juan Manuel Pérez. Director of the Electrical Storage Department of the CIIAE.
Around this table, R&D managers from companies in the sector and representatives of the different research platforms will present the challenges facing the industry in terms of renewable energy storage, as well as the conditions for their solution and their needs in terms of scientific and technical services to which the CIIAE can contribute.
The CIIAE is born with the vocation of becoming a research centre of excellence in energy storage, but at the same time it has the vocation of promoting the sector in the region as a source of territorial development. The definition of a unique range of services open to industry will be key to the creation of a technological and industrial pole around it.
Different research and technology centres and corporate R&D departments are working on energy storage, but a joint action and coordination plan is needed for the sake of efficiency in fulfilling the mission of making renewable energy sources more manageable.
The energy transition represents a great source of opportunity, but at the same time poses a series of challenges that must be faced jointly by the public sector, companies and civil society. In Extremadura, the Green Hydrogen Board has been created as a multidisciplinary body with the presence of public and private entities to attract and locate its value chain in the region. Thus, in the context of this event, an extraordinary meeting will be held to address these issues.
The large investments being made to accelerate the energy transition and the increasing technological development carried out to make new energy sources more effective and efficient require new professional profiles. Dialogue between secondary and higher education centres, companies and administration is essential to define profiles and training itineraries.