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AEGEA hosts the 4th ManagEnergy Expert Mission! - 5/10/18
The first week of October has been particularly productive for AEGEA! The agency was selected to host a 3-day mission led by Julije Domac, President and REGEA Director, and Ivan Przulj, expert in REGEA.
ManagEnergy Master Class Module 2 - 23/09/18
Following the 1st Module of ManagEnergy Master Class that took place in May 2018, the Head of the Energy Department of AEGEA and Director of DAFNI Network, Kostas Komninos participated in the 2nd Master Class Module 2: mobilising banks and private investment.
AEGEA participates in FEDARENE's BoD and GA in Tipperary, Ireland with a proposal to strengthen the Federation's capacity in boosting islands' clean energy transition
For this year AEGEA had a special mission; to table a proposal for strengthening the participation of energy and environment agencies working on EU islands within FEDARENE. The proposal was presented by Kostas Komninos, AEGEA's Head of Energy and Climate Change Department and Director of the DAFNI Network, at the FEDARENE Board of Directors and gained the immediate support of the President Julije Domac and the rest of the Board members. The proposal was then presented at the General Assembly and was received positively by all members.
AEGEA attends ManagEnergy Master Class - 18 May 2018
ManagEnergy is a European Commission initiative dedicated to regional and local energy agencies with the objectives of assisting them in becoming leaders in the energy transition and of increasing sustainable energy investments in regions and cities
"Smart Islands Event: Creating New Pathways for EU Islands" with the support of the European Parliament - 28 March 2017
28 March 2017 marks a strong comeback of islands in the European Parliament.

The Smart Islands Event: Creating New Pathways for EU islands gathered over 100 European island representatives, stakeholders and policy-makers to officially present the Smart Islands Initiative, one that sheds light on the potential of islands to emerge as ideal territories for the deployment of innovative technologies in the fields of energy, transport & mobility, water & waste management and ICT.

Conference: Sustainable Energy Applications in Greek Islands, 24 - 25 November 2016
The Conference has investigated the new possibilities and requirements (political, economic, regulatory, technological) that need to be in place for the mobilization of investments in RES, interconnections, energy supply, local energy systems or pilot projects on islands.
Smart Islands Newsletter - July 2016
A 6-month review of activities of DAFNI Network and the Aegean Energy Agency related to the promotion of Smart Islands
Invitation to Webinar: "Sustainable Energy Projects by Island and Rural Signatories - Tackling Financial and Technical Barriers" - 25.11.2016
The Aegean Energy Agency in collaboration with the Covenant of Mayors Office and FEDARENE will host a webinar to present successful case studies of sustainable energy projects deployed by island and/or rural local authorities
Smart Island Activities in Greece - 1 August 2016
Review of activities of DAFNI network and the Aegean Energy Agency related to the promotion of Smart Islands - Newsletter Vol. 1
1st Smart Islands Forum - 24 June 2016
The 1st Smart Islands Forum was hosted in Athens on 21 and 22 June at the initiative of the DAFNI Network of Sustainable Aegean and Ionian Islands and the Aegean Energy Agency.
Promotion of Kythnos as "Smart Island" - Visit of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) - 17 May 2016
On Monday 17 May a team of seven representatives of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) visited Kythnos in the framework of the Committees' initiative "Smart Islands in Europe". The visit was organized with the assistance of DAFNI Network of Sustainable Aegean and Ionian Islands and the Aegean Energy Agency.
International Conference "Ports, Maritime Transport & Insularity: Business, Innovation, Environment", 10-11 March 2016, Piraeus
The Aegean Energy Agency and the Network of Sustainable Aegean and Ionian Islands in joint collaboration with the Hellenic Institute of Transport and the Municipality of Piraeus are hosting the international conference "Ports, Maritime Transport & Insularity: Business, Innovation, Environment" on 10-11 March 2016 in the Piraeus Chamber of Commerce & Industry in Piraeus, Greece.
New nomination deadline for Roger Léron Award 2016 by Fedarene - 15 April 2016
FEDARENE, the European Federation of Agencies and Regions for Energy and the Environment is launching the Roger Léron Award, which aims to acknowledge a long-standing overall contribution to sustainable energy (not a single project) at the regional and / or local level, in Europe, by an individual or organisation.
1st workshop on islands, energy and Greek-German cooperation - 15 November 2015
Innovation, local development and new financing tools featured prominently in the discussions held during the 2-day workshop "Islands as test beds for innovative sustainable energy technologies", organized by the Aegean Energy Agency and the Network of Sustainable Aegean and Ionian Islands DAFNI under the auspices of Friedrich Ebert Stiftung on 9-10 November in Athens, Greece.
The Aegean Energy Agency participates at the FES Autumn Academy - 6 October 2015
From 26 September to 3 October 2015 the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung hosted a one-week interdisciplinary Autumn Academy in Leipzig titled "Progressive Outlook on Structural Change of the Energy Sector through Youth Empowerment".
The Aegean Energy Agency joins FEDARENE - 1 September 2015
In September 2015 the Aegean Energy Agency became an official member of FEDARENE, the premier European network of regional and local organizations charged with the implementation, co-ordination and support of energy and environment policies at regional and local levels.
The Aegean Energy Agency participates at the 2nd Balkan Forum on Regional Cooperation - 22 March 2015
The 2nd Balkan Forum on Regional Cooperation, organised by the Rockefeller Brother Fund, took place in Thessaloniki from 19 to 21 March 2015.
International conference "Smart Grid Applications in Europe and the Case of Islands"

The very successful international conference "Smart Grid Applications in Europe and the Case of Islands" was organised by the Network of Sustainable Aegean Islands (DAFNI) with Dominique Ristori, Director General Energy of the European Commission a key note speaker. It was a high level meeting for grid distributors, electricity utilities, regulators, technology providers, renewable energy companies, consultants, educational & research institutions, local authorities and active electricity users.

Building up smart grid infrastructure in 5 autonomous islands of the Aegean Sea - Greece

Through the Technical Assistance from the ELENA programme, DG ENER / Covenant of Mayors/European Investment Bank (EIB)

The start up of a very innovative programme under the name ISLE-SMART was announced in a press conference in Athens (Greece) on 24/11/2011 with the presence of the Vice President of EIB Mr. Plutarchos Sakellaris and the Minister of Interior, Greece Mr. Paris Koukoulopoulos.

RES AND ENERGY SAVINGS FOR EUROPEAN ISLANDS
International conference, Milos, October 23,24,26

Milos island, in Greece, hosted in October 23,24 & 26 a very successful international conference on energy efficiency and renewables for insular communities. The conference was organized by the Ios-Aegean Energy Agency together with the Aegean Islands Network DAFNI and the Municipality of Milos. The participants, in their majority mayors and representatives of local authorities, have joined their European colleagues, members of the scientific community, and high level officials of the EC (DGTREN, DGENV, EACI, JRC, EIB.). The aim of the conference was to highlight the barriers and the opportunities for those specific geographic areas of the EU, giving emphasis to the non commercial / innovative technologies and tools which appear to be very promising in the near future, but with a certain risk for investors. As it was mentioned in the conference, the potential is enormous. Nevertheless, the geography and the characteristics of the small islands create a vulnerable environment and RES technologies (big wind parks, geothermal plants) raise social reactions. The experience from the more advanced islands and the cooperation through the Covenant of Mayors could facilitate the transition.

Info-days in the Aegean islands
The Aegean Energy Agency has started in May 2009 a round of visits to selected islands, in order to inform local authorities and concerned citizens on possibilities for renewal development and energy saving technologies. These meetings are coming in a very critical moment, characterized by the opening of a new market, the possibilities of participation of local authorities in investment schemes, the environmental concerns (especially for wind parks and geothermal energy) and the rising of promising technologies (e.g hydrogen for maritime transports). A first meeting has been organized in Amorgos (Cyclades) on May 25th, 2009 and the second in Mytiline (Lesbos) on June 18th with the participation of representatives from local authorities and people from neighboring islands and municipalities. Similar events will be organized in the coming months.