SECONDED STAFF

Natalie Samovich

ENERCOUTIM (PT) -> University of Seville (SP)

FROM SEPTEMBER 2018 TO NOVEMBER 2018
Work Package 2,1

Ana Delicado

ICSUL (PT) -> CLANER (SP)

FROM JANUARY TO APRIL 2019
Work Package 3

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Understanding the renewable energy sector in Andalusia

In January 2019 I started my secondment at CLANER, in Malaga. CLANER is a business association, more exactly the Andalusian Cluster of Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency. It brings together over one hundred companies, public administration agencies and departments, universities and research centres that work on this sector and plays an important role in representing their interests and providing expert advice on energy issues.

During three weeks, under the guidance of Carlos Rojo, I collected information on national and regional energy policies, remuneration frameworks, planning regulations and procedures, the distribution of energy infrastructures in the region, public opinion and siting conflicts. Navigating a sea of legislation, policy documents, regulations, statistical data and media articles, I tried to gain an understanding of the challenges and opportunities for the further development of renewable energy landscapes in Spain.

A field trip to the Guadalteba area allowed for a direct experience of the renewable energy landscapes in the Malaga province: the windfarm right framing the village of Ardales, the dam of Guadalhorce with wind turbines in the distant background, the La Camara windfarm in a desolate stretch of the road to Ronda. With land prices at a premium in the Costa del Sol, solar power plants are far less common.

This secondment was also particularly useful to identify potential case studies of social innovation in renewable energy for WP5: the energy cooperative in Fuengirola, the Andalusia SmartCity project, the Andalusian Board for Self-Consumption.

This secondment will continue in April, but this time in Seville, at the offices of Considera, an affiliate of CLANER.

Ana Delicado

María José Prados

University of Seville (SP) -> SP Interface (ISR)

FROM APRIL 2019
Work Package 2

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Cultural approach to RET system in Israel

The first part of my secondment in Israel was in spring 2019. Eleven days of intense work during the lead-up to the April 9th general elections. During this time I had the chance to work with SP Interface’s Daniel Madar and Hagitt Hulanovsky. SP Interface is a spinoff of MIMSHAK, an Israel Society of Ecology and Environmental Sciences program to link science and the environment. SP Interface works in partnership with the Weitzman Institute of Science in Rehovot. WIS is a private institution set up in the 1930s that stands out for its postgraduate studies and research in the fields of the Natural, Health and Exact Sciences.

Together with colleagues from these centres, the Beer Sheva and Tel Aviv Universities and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, I had the opportunity to discover more about the current state of RE implementation in Israel and interest in the area of research. As a result, there have been multiple meetings with technical staff and postgraduate students, with an exchange of different points of view. Perhaps one of the most important aspects of my secondment has been the fieldwork, during which we visited the thermo solar and photovoltaic plants at Ashalim, in the South of Israel.

Without any doubt, my first impression during the visit was that there is a need to address the disparity between resource availability and current thermo solar and photovoltaic energy implementations, as Israel is at a level of development that is far from optimal. The lack of stable regulations on renewable energies in the country’s legislation and the energy available in gas pockets in the Mediterranean Sea make this easier to understand. So, perhaps we should talk of RE technologies than RE landscapes.

María José Prados

María Ángeles Barral

University of Seville (SP) -> Geosystem Hellas (GR)

FROM JULY 2019
Work Package 4

Ricardo Iglesias

University of Seville (SP) -> ENERCOUTIM (PT)

FROM JULY 2019 TO AUGUST 2019
Work Package 5

Juan José López

University of Seville (SPA) -> SP Interface (ISR)

FROM APRIL 2020 TO SEPTEMBER 2020
Work Package 2

Ana Delicado

ICSUL (PT) -> TERRITORIA (SP)

FROM AUGUST 2020
Work Package 5

María José Prados

University of Seville (SP) -> AKKT Engineering (GR)

FROM JULY 2020
Work Package 4

María Ángeles Barral

University of Seville (SP) -> Tsakoumis (GR)

FROM JULY 2020
Work Package 4

Ricardo Iglesias

University of Seville (SP) -> ENERCOUTIM (PT)

FROM JULY 2020 TO AUGUST 2020
Work Package 5

Mónica Truninger

ICSUL (PT) -> TERRITORIA (SP)

FROM SEPTEMBER 2020
Work Package 5

Mónica Truninger

ICSUL (PT) -> TERRITORIA (SP)

FROM OCTOBER 2020
Work Package 5

Ana Horta

ICSUL (PT) -> Geosystem Hellas (GR)

FROM NOVEMBER 2020
Work Package 3

Ana Horta

ICSUL (PT) -> Geosystem Hellas (GR)

FROM DECEMBER 2020
Work Package 3

Luís Junqueira

ICSUL (PT) -> CLANER (SP)

FROM APRIL 2021
Work Package 3

Luís Junqueira

ICSUL (PT) -> CLANER (SP)

FROM MAY 2021
Work Package 3

María Ángeles Barral

University of Seville (SP) -> Tsakoumis (GR)

FROM JULY 2021
Work Package 4

Georgia Pozoukidou

AUTh (GR) -> CLANER (SP)

FROM OCTOBER 2020 TO NOVEMBER 2021
Work Package 2

Sofia Spyridonidou

AUTh (GR) -> SP INTERFACE (ISR)

FROM SEPTEMBER 2019 TO MARCH 2020
Work Package 3

Georgia Sismani

 AUTh (GR) -> SP INTERFACE (ISR)

FROM FEBRUARY TO MARCH 2020
Work Package 4

Georgia Sismani

AUTh (GR) -> TERRITORIA (SP)

FROM JUNE TO AUGUST 2020
Work Package 4

e-mail: eusoclab@us.es

Address:  Avda. Ciudad Jardín, 20/22, 1ª pta.            41005 Sevilla ( España )

Funded by: Marie Sklodowska  Curie Actions. H2020 Research Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)

Project Number:  778039 - PEARLS

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 778039.

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