South Poland Cleantech Cluster

Janusz Kahl, CEO in South Poland Cleantech Cluster has been chosen by the European Commission as member of the Steering Committee for the project

„Skills for smart industrial specialization and digital transformation (SIS&DT)”

for Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) acting under the powers delegated by the European Commission EASME / DG GROW, which has been granted to PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in Luxembourg.

EASME is the largest EU agency managing, among others, EU funds from the HORIZON 2020, COSME, LIFE and ERASMUS+ programs.

The main goal of the task is to work out:

EU 2030 Common Vision on High-tech skills for SIS&DT

Members of the Steering Committee are responsible for:

  • monitoring of the work and reviews of reports developed by PwC
  • meetings in Brussels with EASME and the European Commission to review progress and discuss the preparation of periodic reports, which should be approved by the Steering Committee
  • participating in teleconferences
  • providing advice and guidance during the work

Se more: Steering Committee and EU 2030 Common Vision and 5th expert workshop , 6th expert workshop i Conference

Platform: “Smart grid/renewable energy” 

Architects:

  • Bjerg Arkitekter Polska
  • BLOK Architekci
  • Horizon Studio
  • SUMA Architektów

Technological companies:

  • Anew Institute
  • APAGroup
  • BMW
  • Columbus Energy
  • DIMPLEX Polska
  • Frapol
  • Lumico
  • MARR
  • MPEC Kraków
  • Nilan
  • NordicHouse
  • PalettenWerk
  • RM Filipowicz
  • Slag Recycling
  • SMS Group
  • THB
  • Termoklima

Construction:

  • Łęgprzem
  • Podium Park
  • PP Leman

Institutions:

  • Akademia Górniczo Hutnicza (AGH)
    • Centrum Energetyki
    • Center for Sustainable Development and Energy Conservation
    • Centrum Zaawansowanych Technologii Miasta Przyszłości AGH
  • Politechnika Krakowska
    • INTECH PK
    • Małopolskie Centrum Budownictwa Energooszczędnego (MCBE)
  • Uniwersytet Ekonomiczny
  • Uniwersytet Jagielloński
  • Uniwersytet Rolniczy
  • Gmina Raciechowice

NGO:

  • Energie Cités

Partners:

Stowarzyszenie Budowniczych Domów i Mieszkań, PGE Energia Ciepła, PLGBC, Ecophon-Saint Gobain, Glasssolutions, Macrosoft, ORLEN Oil, Ponzio, Phillips, Samsung

The world currently relies heavily on coal, oil, and natural gas for its energy. Fossil fuels are non-renewable, that is, they draw on finite resources that will eventually dwindle, becoming too expensive or too environmentally damaging to retrieve. In contrast, the many types of renewable energy resources-such as wind and solar energy-are constantly replenished and will never run out.

Most renewable energy comes either directly or indirectly from the sun. The sun’s heat also drives the winds, whose energy, is captured with wind turbines. Renewable energy can also be produced from hydroelectric power, biomass, hydrogen, geothermal energy and ocean energy.

In April 2009, the Council of the European Union adopted a directive setting a common EU framework for the promotion of energy from renewable sources (Directive 2009/28/EC). The aim of this legislative act is to achieve by 2020 a 20% share of energy from renewable sources in the EU’s final consumption of energy and a 10% share of energy from renewable sources in each member state’s transport energy consumption.

According to the new proposal renewable energy will play a key role in the transition towards a competitive, secure and sustainable energy system. The Commission proposes an objective of increasing the share of renewable energy to at least 27% of the EU’s energy consumption by 2030.

“Smart grid” generally refers to a class of technology people are using to bring utility electricity delivery systems into the 21st century, using computer-based remote control and automation. These systems are made possible by two-way communication technology and computer processing that has been used for decades in other industries. They are beginning to be used on electricity networks, from the power plants and wind farms all the way to the consumers of electricity in homes and businesses. They offer many benefits to utilities and consumers – mostly seen in big improvements in energy efficiency on the electricity grid and in the energy users’ homes and offices.