TERNA ENERGY S.A. realised with great success an informative event for Amfilochia’s Hydro Pumped Storage Project, on the 13th of December 2016 in Athens.
The event, which is the third in a series of informative events for the project, after those in Amfilochia and Agrinio, had the character of a one-day seminar, split into two distinct Thematic Sessions. The first session aimed at presenting the latest developments in the energy market in relation to storage projects, alongside the prospects of hydro pumped storage projects in Greece and abroad. This Session’s presentations were delivered by specialised market executives of international caliber, who stressed the importance of energy storage projects to the stability of the grid system, but also the need to resolve critical issues for the development of hydro pumped storage projects.
The Second Session presented the details of the Hydro Pumped Storage project in Amfilochia, as well as the results of the project’s technical design, which is in its final stage of completion. Speakers delivering this Session were participants in the project, namely representatives of the developer, the Project Management Consultant and the design team. During the presentations of this Session, the importance of the project and its benefits on the trans-European energy market were stressed, as well as those to the local and national economy, whilst the challenges faced by the implementation team dealing with this design phase of the project, were highlighted.
Welcoming speeches were given by Stergios Pitsiorlas, Deputy Minister of Economy and Development, Manolis Maragoudakis, CEO of TERNA ENERGY S.A., Panos Carvounis, Head of European Commission Representation in Greece, Dr. Dionysios Papachristou, Head of Press and Public Relations Office of the Regulatory Authority for Energy, Nikolaos Balabanis, Deputy Head of Region of the Western Greece Region for Energy and Environment, George Andriotis, Vice Chairman of the Public Power Corporation (PPC), Dr. Savvas Seimanidis, President of the European Renewable Energies Federation (EREF) and George Dounias, President of Greek Committee on Large Dams.
The event was followed with interest by a lot of people, coming mainly from the technical sector, while present were members of the local community in the project area, who honored the event with their presence.