Polish-German promotional meeting entitled “Innovative technologies – Renewable energy sources”

On 18th October 2011 a Polish-German promotional meeting entitled “Innovative technologies – Renewable energy sources” took place in the Forest School in Bielawa. The meeting was organized under the project called “Local energy efficiency advice and networks (LEEAN)” which is implemented under the INTERREG IVC program “EnercitEE”.

The meeting was attended by representatives of the Polish Chamber of Craft and the Guild of Various Crafts and Small Businesses, but also by representatives of the Chamber of Craft from Świdnica and of the Municipal Office of Bielawa. The patronage over the meeting was taken by the president of the Chamber of Crafts in Swidnica – Kazimierz Rachowiecki, the mayor of the city of Bielawa Ryszard Dźwiniel and the president of the City Council of Bielawa Leszek Stróżyk. The representatives of Bielawa included also the deputy of the mayor, Andrzej Hordyj. The German side was represented by the representatives of the Chamber of Craft of Dresden Ivan Purath and Homola, Hubner and Geissler.

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Energy efficiency: Using old mines as underground pumped storage plants as a promising approach?

One of the topics the participants discussed about during EnercitEE’s Component Seminar in Växjö, was what kind of innovative energy storages for energy from RES are currently being developped. The university of Duisburg-Essen in Germany’s densly populated Rhine-Ruhr area is investigating the potential to use abandoned mines in the Ruhr area as potential storages for water of underground pumped storage plants.

You can read about this interesting idea under the following link.