FARCROSS project participated in one of Europe’s most relevant smart energy fairs, ENLIT in Frankfurt between 29 November and 1 December. At the booth of FARCROSS within the EU projects zone of the exhibition, the consortium partners presented to visitors how the project contributes to the enhancement of the cross-border electricity flows in the South-Eastern European region.
ENLIT is one of the hub events throughout the year for all the players of the energy sector, bringing together 15 000 visitors and more than 700 exhibitors, not only from Europe, but also from Asia, the US and Canada. Therefore the presence of FARCROSS at the event greatly increased the visibility of the project and thus the impact of its future outcomes.
FARCROSS played an active role in the hub sessions of the EU projects zone of ENLIT as well. The project technical manager Mr. Anastasis Tzoumpas on day 2 presented the cornerstones and goals of FARCROSS, highlighting the five demonstration areas, and their expected impact on the increased cross-border power flows. – FARCROSS project will improve the cross-border electricity capacities in the South-Eastern European region by developing and testing various equipment that optimize the existing grids – he underlined in his presentation.
Mr. Anastasis Tzoumpas took part in one of ENLIT’s next podcast episodes together with Alvaro Nofuentes, project coordinator of the Horizon2020 project TRINITY, which answered the same call back in 2019. The two projects are working together on a joint paper (publication expected in Q1 2023), therefore in the podcast they discussed the synergies and complementarities between the solutions developed in FARCROSS and TRINITY.
During the last day, the FARCROSS team visited all EU project booths and had the opportunity to meet the other project’s representatives and discuss on potential synergies and joint activities in the future. In addition, the communication Work Package leader, Mrs Magda Zafeiropoulou, visited the industrial key stakeholders’ booth and disseminated the project results through the communication material (e.g. project leaflet).