Centre for Renewable Energy Sources
by Maria Tsarmpopoulou | Dec 6, 2019
Name of the Organisation: Centre for Renewable Energy Sources
Organisation Short Name: CRES
Organisation Type: REC
ACTIVITYTopic(s) of interest from 2018-2019 Transport Work Programme:
- LC-MG-1-12-2020: Cities as climate-resilient, connected multimodal nodes for smart and clean mobility: new approaches towards demonstrating and testing innovative solutions
- MG-2-11-2020: Network and traffic management for future mobility
- MG-2-13-2020: Coordination and support for an integrated freight transport and logistics system
- MG-3-8-2020: 'First of a Kind' solutions for sustainable transport and mobility: EU initiative for accelerating EU-wide market access, scale up and derisking
- MG-4-8-2020: Advanced research methods and tools in support of transport/mobility researchers, planners and policy makers
- MG-4-9-2020: The European mobility culture of tomorrow: Reinventing the wheel?
- MG-BG-03-2020: Under water noise mitigation and environmental impact
- DT-ART-05-2020 - Efficient and safe connected and automated heavy-duty vehicles in real logistics operations
- LC-GV-06-2020 - Advanced light materials and their production processes for automotive applications
- LC-GV-07-2020 - Reducing the environmental impact of hybrid light duty vehicles
- LC-GV-08-2020 - Next generation electrified vehicles for urban use
- LC-GV-09-2020: Setting up a common European research and innovation strategy for the future of road transport
Fields of Activity: The Centre for Renewable Energy Sources & Saving (CRES), which is the Greek National Energy Agency, specializes on energy planning and policy making for renewable energy sources (RES), rational use of energy (RUE) and energy saving (ES) in line with legislative requirements on international and national level. CRES has a scientific staff of more than 120 highly qualified engineers and scientists and, over its 30 years of operation, has participated in more than 600 European and national projects. These include R&D projects, demonstration projects, feasibility studies, technical and economic studies, market research, as well as training and promotional activities on the RES/RUE/ES related issues. The Environment & Transport Department, has long experience in European and national projects with high expertise in the field of energy management, sustainable transport/mobility (i.e. electromobility, car-sharing, car-pooling, ecodriving, alternative fuels and vehicles, innovative energy efficiency transport solutions, etc.), sustainable fleet management (i.e. vehicles, buses, electro-buses, trains, etc.), ISO (50001-Energy Management, 14001-Environmental Management) and energy policy, efficiency and saving at all sectors (i.e. ports, industry, public buildings, urban areas), Eco-labelling. The Department co-operates through the years with various technology experts all over Europe, exchanging ideas and energy saving solutions and applications. Furthermore, the network of the Department includes many regions and municipalities all over Greece, as well as specialized Institutions and Universities.
Skills and Experise Offered: Indicative Projects:
EMobicity - The project EMOBICITY (Increase of energy efficiency by Electric MOBIlity in the CITY) seeks to improve the low-carbon economy policies suggested by the project partners, so as to facilitate the take up of innovative electric mobility (e-mobility) sustainable measures, by providing the necessary expertise and showing the benefits of e-mobility (Interreg Europe)
PERFFECT - Port EneRgy eFFECTive. Scope of this project is the development of an energy and environmental management decision support system based on innovative energy consumption and simulation models developed to fully and dynamically depict the energy consumption of key operational processes and port infrastructure. The project is funded by ERDF.
Metro-HESS - Hybrid Energy Storage System for the Utilization of Regenerative Braking Energy in Metro stations (ERDF through the Operational Programme Competitiveness Entrepreneurship Innovation (EPANEK)),
LABEL2020 - New Label driving supply and demand of energy efficient products and supporting the energy label rescaling process while boosting the energy label impact in the consumer decision process.
EXOIKONOMO (‘’SAVE’’) – Major project on Energy Saving by local authorities (NSRF 2007-2013),
EEA Grants - Programme Area “Renewable Energy Sources - Implementation of nine (9) innovative demonstration projects for the integration of RES and electromobility in public buildings and facilities (hospitals, schools, universities, sports centers, public administration buildings, pumping stations) of great visibility and significant social value added
E-mobility Works - Integration of e-mobility in European municipalities and businesses (IEE),
5000 & 1 SEAPs - Implementation of an integrated energy management system (ISO 50001) for the planning of municipalities’ sustainable energy action plans (2014-2017) (IEE),
Momo Car-Sharing - More options for energy efficient mobility through Car-Sharing (IEE),
ECOWILL-Ecodriving-Widespread Implementation for Learner and Licensed Drivers (IEE),
ENERQI - Energy efficiency by using daily customers Quality observations to Improve public transport (IEE),
FLEAT - Fleet Environmental Action and Assessment (EIE), on energy efficient fleet management
TRAINER - Training programs to increase energy-efficiency by railways (EIE),
INTERACTION- Energy efficiency in freight transport (EIE),
ECODRIVEN- European Campaign On improving driving behaviour, energy-efficiency and traffic safety (EIE),
STAR BUS - Promoting sustainable energetic pathways for buses' fleets (EIE),
BIGEAST – Production and use of biogas as a secure and sustainable energy source in several target countries of Southern and Eastern Europe.
MECM – Implementation of ISO 50001 Energy Management System in military facilities
WIDER – On Eco-Smart housing for elderly
TREATISE -Training Programme for local energy agencies and actors in transport and sustainable energy actions (EIE),
EDICT - Evaluation and Demonstration of innovative City Transport (5th FP),
ECLAB – Ecodriving-Labelling-Benchmarking, three instruments for efficient vehicle use (SAVE).
Keywords: transport, urban mobility, energy efficiency, energy storage, electromobility, labeling, fleet management, energy auditing in metro stations, Energy efficiency in freight transport, smart and green ports.
Previous FP Projects Participated: -
Contact Person: Maria Zarkadoula
Position in the Organisation: Head of Environment and Transport department, Energy Efficiency Division