12.03.2020 - NERDA hosting the Regional REPCONS Workshop
Development Association NERDA is hosting a Regional Workshop today at Jahorina. The workshop is organized as part of the project "Platform for Expert Dialogue on Regional Renewable Energy Policies - REPCONS". This gathering brought together professionals involved in energy transition and promotion of renewable energy in the countries of the region.
The topics of the regional workshop are: Strategic framework for decarbonisation and support for NECP development / National plans to increase RES in total domestic gross consumption and impact on reducing CO2 emissions / Development and integration of electricity markets in the region / EES flexibility in the region / Balancing production from variable RES in a market environment / Possible directions for improving the conditions of RES integration in the region / RES development plans by 2030 / Production portfolio of new RES / Directions and forms of regional cooperation of professional and academic community.
24.01.2020 - Visit to Hungary within the Danube S3 Cluster project
NERDA representatives, took part in the event organised in the frame of Danube S3 Cluster project as project partners as project partners, on 21st and 22nd January 2020. 1st Policy Dialogue Workshop and the Priority Setting Transnational Workshop were held during the event. Workshop was held in Sarvar, Hungary and was organised by PBN- Pannon Business Network.
The partners debated with the representatives of EUSDR PAs Coordinators the current findings of the Danube S3 Cluster project.
Dr. Balazs Barta, the managing director of PBN, presented the local ecosystem and the main features of the Hungarian Digital Innovation Hubs.
The project partners and the stakeholders of the project have also discussed the mission, vision and priorities of the Danube S3 Cluster Strategy. The strategy aims improving the cluster policies in the Danube area.
13.12.2019 - REPCONS Project Conference "Integration of Variable RES in the Western Balkan Power System"
Development Association NERDA, together with partner organizations from Serbia and Montenegro, is implementing the Project "Platform for Expert Dialogue on Regional Renewable Energy Policies" - REPCONS, supported by the European Climate Foundation (https://europeanclimate.org/) . The aim of the project is multiple, and above all it concerns defining priorities for energy policies in the countries of the region and establishing a dialogue of experts with the aim of supporting the development of RES policies.
On 12 December 2019. as part of this Project, NERDA hosted the conference entitled "Integration of Variable RES in the Western Balkan Power System" in Sarajevo with the participation of over 40 representatives of the expert community and relevant stakeholders in the field of energy.
The conference presented preliminary results of the first round of research carried out under the REPCONS project, from which it follows that the development of renewable energy sources will be substantially based on the construction of photovoltaic power plants and wind power plants. As these electricity sources are intermittent and variable in nature, their integration into the EES requires a change in the operational management of the system and organization of the electricity market. As Bosnia and Herzegovina is in the initial phase of market development, this represents an opportunity to adapt the market design to the requirements of integration of these variable energy sources, which was discussed at the conference with the experts present.