Representatives of the Department of Investments and Development at the Office of the Marshal of the Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship organised the RESINDUSTRY project Local Stakeholders Seminar 3 on 29th July 2021.

The event was attended by representatives of the Świętokrzyskie stakeholders, including the Kielce University of Technology, Academy of Entrepreneurship, the Regional Centre for Innovation and Technology Transfer, EkoEnergia, ZOZ Końskie, the Regional Science and Technology Centre, Trade-Off, and such companies as Elawan Energy, IT Control and EPP Property Management.

The meeting was not only an excellent opportunity to summarize the activities undertaken so far in the project, but also to discuss the suggestions for supporting projects related to RES and energy efficiency in the new EU financial perspective for 2021 to 2027. This subject was introduced to the participants by Anna Kucharczyk, deputy director of the Department of Investments and Development of the Office of the Marshal, who presented the assumptions of the new regional programme for the Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship for the years 2021 to 2027 European Funds for the Świętokrzyskie and suggestions for the cohesion funds division of support on the national and regional levels under Objective 2 of the cohesion policy A greener, low-carbon Europe. Next, the activities carried out so far in the project were summed up.

The results of Interregional Meeting 4 which took place online in February 2021 were presented. Examples of documents that were created so far as part of the project were also discussed, for instance, the market analysis Optimal use of renewable sources of energy (RES) in the industry sector in Swietokrzyskie Voivodeship and regional evaluations. The evaluation template was developed by the Office of the Marshal. Then, the Office of the Marshal experts consulted, assessed and edited the templates of the evaluations delivered by the international partners. Then specific actions scheduled for 2021and 2022 were also indicated.

The Seminar was accompanied by study visits at the Kielce University of Technology and on the wind farm in Szerzawy. Courtesy of the Rector of the Kielce University of Technology, a PhD prof. and engineer Zbigniew Koruba, the participants could visit the CENWIS building of the Scientific and Implementation Centre for Smart Specialisations in the Świętokrzyskie Region, the property of the University of Technology. Vice president of IT Control, Aleksander Matys, presented the photovoltaic installation and the so-called virtual power plant, that is, an energy microgrid management centre of the University, which includes the following elements: automation for monitoring electricity production and distribution, a data collection and processing system, electricity quality monitoring and evaluation system, dispatch station, weather station for professional research and data recording.

Then the guests had an opportunity to visit the Industrial Laboratory for Low-Emission and Renewable Energy Sources, where PhD and engineer Rafał Porowski, prof. of the Kielce University of Technology, presented the main assumptions of their research on hydrogen fuel and methods of extinguishing a burning photovoltaic installation. A study visit at the wind farm in Szerzawy in Pawłów commune was the next item on the agenda, where a representative of Elawan Energy, Michał Górski, discussed the wind turbines installations details .

The project Policies for Renewable Energy Sources in industry (RESINDUSTRY) is being implemented by the Division for Economic Promotion of the Region in the Department of Investments and Development of the Office of the Marshal of the Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship under the Interreg Europe Programme, measure 3.1 Improving low-emission economy policies. It is about the use of renewable energy sources in the industry and its aim is to develop good practices towards increasing energy independence of the EU industry sector through a greater share of RES. The project long-term goal is to increase the industry competitiveness by lowering energy bills.