The 9th International Conference on “Energy and Climate Change took place at the Athens University History Museum of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens – NKUA on 12-14 October 2016, in Athens, Greece and was set under the auspices of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization (BSEC).

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Proceedings of the 9th ISC on Energy and Climate Change
ISBN: 978-618-82339-4-2



The Conference

Based on the existing state of climate change policies of the BSEC countries, the Conference aimed to bring together scientists, policy and decision makers and market stakeholders and facilitate the knowledge transfer on these critical issues related with the regional economic cooperation.

This year the Conference aimed to contribute in increasing the world momentum for developing and implementing converging deep decarbonization pathways in the content of the COP 21 in Paris, December 2015.

The Conference was divided into 3 main parts. The first was devoted to the policy dialogue and apart from distinguished scientists, high level officials from the Permanent International Secretariat (PERMIS), the Business Council (BSEC-BC) and the Parliamentary Assembly of BSEC (PABSEC) will be invited to contribute. A special session on “Green Energy Investments” is planned for the first day. Market stakeholders, bank officials, policy makers and academics will discuss on current trends and emerging investment opportunities. The second day was devoted to peer – viewed presentations and discussions. Finally, the third was shaped as a “Brokerage session” that will bring together mainly scientists, policy makers and market stakeholders with the aim to facilitate them to present their activities (projects and programs), discuss about funding opportunities, especially in the context of Horizon 2020 calls and finally to increase the cross-interaction on innovative ideas and cooperation on common importance topics.

See also: Conference History & Organization

The Venue

This year the Conference will be held at the Athens University History Museum, Tholou 5, Plaka (Athens).

The “Old University” is one of the oldest residential buildings of the pre – Othonic period still standing in Athens today. It is situated beneath the imposing heights of the Acropolis with a panoramic view of Plaka, the Ancient Agora, the Athens Observatory and the Lycabbetus Hill. It is one of the most significant historical monuments of Athens loaded with the memories of the spiritual Renaissance of contemporary Greece. From 1837 and for four years, it functioned as the first University of the independent Greek state. The Athens University History Museum was inaugurated in 1987, in the context of the celebrations for the 150th Anniversary of the University of Athens (NKUA).

Accomodation and Transportation

A list of suggested hotels, as well as transportation from/ to the airport and from hotels to Conference venue will be announced in due time.
Each participant will have to handle his/her booking and pay directly to the hotel, indicating on the registration form the hotel he/she will select.

Guide: Airport to Hotel to Conference

Scientific Committee

scientific commiittee
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Registration Fees

Each participant fills in and sends by e-mail the Registration Form and the relevant documents to NKUA-KEPA (more details on the Registration Form).


Early registration
(until 8th July 2016)

Late registration
(after 8th July 2016)




PhD students



Members of PROMITHEASnet and BSEC Green Energy Network



Accompanying persons (others than co-authors)



Each additional contribution*



Greek participants ** - 100€


*Each accepted abstract is presented by the registered author. In case of multiple presentations by only one registered author the additional contribution fee will be paid.
For persons that will attend only the first day for the “Green Investments Perspectives”

The registration fee for the participants includes: Admission to all sessions, Conference material, coffee breaks during the Conference, welcome dinner, review of abstract and full paper, presentation and publication in the Conference proceedings, social events if organized.

Payments, Cancelations and VISA

Payment can be made either by direct payment of the whole amount to the NKUA – Special Account for Research Grants’ account at Alpha Bank or by 50% of the amount to the aforementioned account and the remaining amount by cash upon registration during the Conference. The payment should be sent to the following account:

Name: Special Account for Research Grants of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Bank: Alpha Bank

Branch: Korai 554

Address: Korai 1 & Stadiou str., 105 64 Athens Greece

Account No: 80 200 200 1000 227

IBAN: GR03 0140 8020 8020 0200 1000 227


Beneficiary: NKUA/SARG

Payment through credit cards is not acceptable. Upon registration, the organizers will issue an official receipt to the participant. Cancellations are accepted up to, and no later than 9 September 2016, with a full refund of the payment made. In the case of cancellation after this date, a 50% refund of registration fees will be made, while for cancellations after 16 September 2016 there will be no refund.

Participants should send the registration form along with the copy of the bank receipt for the payment otherwise their registration will not be considered as complete. The Conference material will be available only for those registered. The registration form can be downloaded from the web-site. Participants are kindly requested to write on the bank receipt as payment explanation “PROMITHEAS- 9th International Conference”.

For payment through the participant’s institution, company or organization and the issuance of the relevant invoice, the participant should contact the organizers and settle this issue before the event. Participants will provide the necessary data so as the organizers issue the invoice before or during the Conference.


Participants that need the issuance of a visa to travel to Greece are kindly requested to contact the organizers in time (at least one month before the event) and settle this issue. The organizers will facilitate them by sending the relevant invitation to the pertinent Greek consulate after the completion of the registration procedure.

Abstracts and papers

The Conference Language is English. For the Scientific and the Brokerage parts intending contributors should submit initially only abstracts. Electronic submission (in MS Word format) through e-mail is strongly recommended.

Abstracts (for the scientific part) should be approximately 250 words in length and should clearly quote the scientific contribution of the proposed presentation, the used methodology/approach and the expected outcomes. Authors should include at the end of the abstract five (5) scientific bibliographic references. Abstracts that do not fulfill the technical requirements will not be forwarded for review. Abstracts will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee before acceptance for presentation. The authors are kindly requested to indicate their affiliation, contact details and at which of the following themes and topics their work refers to. A template for the abstracts is at the last page and attached. An author whose abstract is accepted and intends to present that work is kindly requested to register the latest before September 9th, 2016.

The book of abstracts (abstracts that are accepted and whose author has registered) will be published and distributed with the Conference Program. The Conference Proceedings (ISSN number provided for hardcopy and electronic version) will include the material that was presented during the Conference. Upon registration authors agree that their presentation will be included in the Conference proceedings. Authors should submit the full paper once informed that their abstract is accepted and are provided with the necessary guidelines. All presentations will be uploaded at the web-site of the Conference. The size of the presentation or of the full paper should not be more than 5MB. Research papers presented at the Conference, after the written expression of interest of their authors, will be reviewed for publication at the PROMITHEASnet Journal titled “Euro-Asian Journal of sustainable energy development policy”. The submitted paper is required to be a more detailed and elaborated version of the full paper included in the Conference Proceedings.

Abstracts should be submitted electronically only at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - (Contact person Dr. Popi KONIDARI)

Abstracts (for the brokerage part) should be approximately 250 words in length and should concern presentation of: i) already funded projects and their outcomes; ii) projects that are still on going or just completed; iii) proposals for research and innovation under Horizon 2020 or any other funding scheme. The topics need to fall within those of the presented themes. No bibliographic references are required.

After acceptance of the abstract authors will prepare a two-page informative document about their project/proposal. The template is available at the web-site of the event. Expression of interest for cooperation, after completion of the registration, can be disseminated through the PROMITHEAS newsletter, if received before the end of July 2016.

Abstracts should be submitted electronically only at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - (Contact person Aliki-Nefeli MAVRAKI, M.Sc.)

PROMITHEAS network invites scientists, researchers, PhD candidates and engineers from the academic, scientific, engineering and industrial sectors to participate and contribute in promoting and disseminating scientific knowledge. Participants are welcomed to submit abstracts relevant to the following themes/ topics or to combinations of them:
A. Policy issues

A.1: Environmental – Climate Change Policy

- Environmental protection policies (water, noise, health, pollution, ecosystems, biodiversity)

- Environmental – climate change economics

- Comparative analysis of policies

- Climate change forecasting models and simulations

- Assessing climate change policies through models and methods

- Measuring and evaluating climate change impacts (water cycle, forests, ecosystems, biodiversity, land regions, agriculture, health, cultural heritage)

- Mitigation policies (FVA, NAMA, ETS, MRV).

- Adaptation policies

- Mitigation and adaptation policy mix (synergies, conflicts)

- Carbon markets

- Sustainable development and climate change policies

- Vulnerability to climate change

- Carbon dioxide capture and storage technologies

- Climate change and ozone layer depletion

- Water resources and climate change

A.2: Energy

- Energy supply and geopolitics

- Strategic energy planning

- Energy system analysis, scenarios, modeling and forecasting

- Environmental, social and economic impacts of energy policies and usage

- Energy interconnections

- Transcontinental energy corridors

- Energy Economics

- Regional energy wholesale markets

- Analysis and optimization of energy processes

- Energy security and risk assessment

- Energy management systems

- Decision support systems for energy sector management

These general topics concern also the following themes and topics.


B. Renewable Energy Sources (solar, wind, hydro, geothermal, biomass, tidal wave, hydrogen)

B.1: RES

- Obstacles for the promotion of renewable energy

- Competitiveness and cost efficiency

- Renewable energies in rural areas

- Emissions cuts and RES promotion

- Vulnerability of RES

- RES markets

- New technologies and applications

B.2: Biofuels and Bioenergy

- Biofuel standards

- Biofuels and energy security

- New BioTechnologies

- Policies for promoting the use of biofuels

- Global trading and pricing

- Bioenergy markets


C. Energy efficiency and conservation

- Optimal use of energy resources

- Mathematical models

- Techniques and technologies for energy consumption measuring and monitoring

- Optimization of day lighting and artificial lighting (green lighting)

- Energy networks and decentralized production (heat and electricity)

- Nearly zero energy buildings

- Low carbon energy infrastructure

- Low carbon transportation


D. Electricity

- Generation, transmission & distribution planning and protection

- Power systems reliability and security

- Corporate system planning and management

- Market policies, structures and rules

- Pricing Market deregulation

- Markets modeling and simulation and transactions

- Optimization Techniques

- Demand and/or Load Management/Forecast

- Plant and equipment operation, maintenance, control and condition monitoring

- Modern technology and computation techniques and applications

- Online Monitoring and Diagnosis

- Distributed Generation, Co-generation

- Power Generation – Conventional and Renewable

- Smart Grid Technologies


E. Conventional fuels oil, gas, coal, lignite

- Reserves estimation technologies and methodologies Exploration – Geological, geochemical and geophysical methods and technologies

- Production and transportation

- Improved recovery

- Socio-economics of reserves exploitation and fossil fuel transportation

- Design, construction and operations of pipelines

- Hydrocarbons maritime and rail transportation

- Clean Coal Technology


Accepted Abstracts


A1: Environmental - Climate Change policies

  1. Modeling of an unconfined aquifer and study of climate change: the triffa plain, morocco, by Pr. Mimoun BOUGHRIBA and Dr. Abdelhakim JILALI, University Mohammed I, Morocco

  2. Climate Change Justice – an Australian Perspective, by Dr. Evgeny GUGLYUVATYY, Southern Cross University, Australia

  3. Snow Cover Digital Elevation Models Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicle and Total Station, by Eng. Charbel ABOU CHAKRA, Dr. Janine SOMMA and Dr. Eng. Laurent DRAPEAU, Lebanon

  4. Effective Forest Finance to Enhance Climate Change Mitigation, Adaptation and Biodiversity: Lessons from Global Environment Facility Finance, by Dr. Kanako MORITA and Dr. Ken’ichi MATSUMOTO, Japan

  5. Gaining Insight on Climate Policy Transfer: Opportunities and Challenges, by Ms. Aikaterini PAPAPOSTOLOU, Dr. Charikleia KARAKOSTA and Ass. Prof. Alexandros FLAMOS, Greece

  6. Energy security performance in Japan, past and future, by Dr. Ken’ichi MATSUMOTO, Japan

  7. Inserting end-users behaviour into forward looking energy efficiency modelling, by Prof. Dimitrios MAVRAKIS, Dr. Popi KONIDARI and Mrs. Anna FLESSA, MSc, Greece

A2: Energy

  1. Energy Intensity under a new perspective: The (de)coupling of economic welfare from energy resources, by Dr. Panos KALIMERIS and Prof. Dr. Kostas BITHAS, Hellas

  2. Solar Energy: Jobs and Technology Learning from Developments in Norway and Germany 2001-2015, by Hanne Sjøvold HANSEN, Prof. Åge Garnes and As.Prof. Tom Skauge, Norway

  3. Assessment of the acceptance of energy systems transformations, by Dr Diana Schumann, Germany



  1. Day-Ahead Economic Dispatch for Oil Shale Power Plants in Deregulated Electricity Market, by Dr. Nadežda DEMENTJEVA, Eesti Energia AS, Estonia

  2. Profitable pathways to sustainable electrical systems –Regulative and political conditions in four countries, by As. Prof. Thor Øivind Jensen, Ass. Prof. Jan Froestad, Prof. Clifford Shearing and As. Prof. Tom Skauge, Norway

  3. A Decision Support Model for Site Selection of Offshore Wind Farms, by Ms Afrokomi-Afroula STEFANAKOU and Dr. Nikitas NIKITAKOS, Greece

  4. Balancing Intermittent Renewables - The Potential of Pumped Hydro Power Storage, by Prof. Dr. Ingela TIETZE and MSc Andrea IMMENDOERFE, Germany

B2: Biofuels

  1. The role of biomass in climate change mitigation, by Dr. Vassilis Daioglou, the Netherlands

  2. Feasibility assessment of geothermal pellet production from agricultural residues in medium-sized municipality in north Greece, by Dr. Pantelis BOTSARIS and Mr. Konstantinos LYMPEROPOULOS, Greece



  1. CertifHy: Developing a European Framework for the generation of guarantees of origin for green hydrogen, by Frédéric BARTH, Wouter VANHOUDT, Marc LONDO, Jaap C. JANSEN, Karine VEUM, Javier CASTRO, Klaus NÜRNBERGER and Matthias ALTMANN, Hinicio SA, Belgium

  2. Aspects of the quality improvement of energy-efficient lighting system in the Republic of Kazakhstan, by Gulzhamal DZHAPAROVA, Sergey INYUTIN and Lyubov INYUTINA, Kazakhstan

  3. Introduction to an Energy Systems Methodology for decoupling Productivity and Energy use in Industrial Energy Systems, by Ing. Jose Mainez Bosch, Spain

  4. Public Participation in Developing a Common Framework for Assessment and Management of Sustainable Innovation (CASI), by Zoya Damianova, Ventseslav KOZAREV and Blagovesta CHONKOVA, Bulgaria


Day 1 : Green Investment Perspectives Forum
12 October 2016

Session 1: Green Investments Perspectives
Welcome Address, Prof. Georgios ZOGRAFOS, Vice Rector – Health and Social Policy Issues, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Hellas
Mr. Panagiotis KOUROUMPLIS, Minister of Interior and Administrative Reconstruction, Hellas

Mr. Ramu DAMODARAN, Chief of United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) 


Keynote speaker
Amb. Traian CHEBELEU, Deputy Secretary General BSEC-PERMIS

Policy statements
H.E. Mr. Lucian FATU, Ambassador at the Embassy of Romania to the Hellenic Republic
Dr. Miltiadis MAKRYGIANNIS, Deputy Secretary General, Parliamentary Assembly of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation
Mr. Leonidas PAPAKONSTANTINIDIS, Counselor for Economic and Commercial Affairs, Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Prof. Dimitrios MAVRAKIS, Director of KEPA, Coordinator of the “BSEC - Green Energy Network”

Session 2: Green Investments Perspectives
Mr. Christos DIMAS, President, Hellenic-Russian Chamber of Commerce, Hellas
Mrs. Ioanna SAMPRAKOU, Vice-President of the Hellenic Association of Computer Engineers, Hellas
Dr. Antonios MOUNTOURIS, Head of Corporate Environmental Management & Sustainable Development Department, HELLENIC PETROLEUM, Hellas
Mrs. Theodora ANTONAKAKI, Scientific Secretary, Climate Change Impacts Study Committee, Bank of Greece, Hellas
Mr. Dimitrios BAIRAKTARIS, Research Fellow of Central Union of Municipalities (K.E.D.E.), Hellas
Mr. Nikos STAMOU, Investment Promotion Manager, Enterprise Greece, Hellas
Mr. Nicholas SOFIANOS, Research Coordinator and Member of the BoD, Institute of Energy for SE Europe (ΙΕΝΕ), Hellas
Mr. Michalis SFAKIANOS, AppArt, Hellas

Day 2: Scientific paper presenatations
13 October 2016

Session 3: Energy - Climate Change Policies
“Energy security performance in Japan: past and future” by Dr. Kenichi MATSUMOTO, Nagasaki University, Japan
“Climate Change Justice – an Australian Perspective” by Dr. Evgeny GUGLYUVATYY, Southern Cross University, Australia
“An econometric model for energy demand forecasting in transport & buildings sectors for the EU countries” by Prof. Athanasios DAGOUMAS, University of Piraeus, Hellas
“Profitable pathways to sustainable electrical systems - Regulative and political conditions in four countries” by Prof. Thor Oivind JENSEN, University of Bergen, Norway
“Assessment of the acceptance of energy systems transformations” by Dr. Diana SCHUMANN, Forschungszentrum Juelich GmbH, Germany
“Investigating controversies between coexisting building and environmental regulations in Greece” by Mr. Themis CHATZIGIANNOPOULOS, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Hellas

Session 4: Energy - Climate Change
“Effective Forest Finance to Enhance Climate Change Mitigation, Adaptation and Biodiversity: Lessons from Global Environment Facility Finance” by Prof. Kenichi MATSUMOTO, Nagasaki University, Japan
“Gaining insight on climate policy transfer: Opportunities and Challenges” by Ms. Aikaterini PAPAPOSTOLOU, National Technical University of Athens, Hellas
“Day-Ahead Economic Dispatch for Oil Shale Power Plants in Deregulated Electricity Market” by Dr. Nadežda DEMENTJEVA, Eesti Energia AS, Estonia
“Snow Cover Digital Elevation Models Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicle and Total Station” by Eng. Charbel ABOU CHAKRA, St. Joseph University, Lebanon
“Inserting end-users behaviour into forward looking energy efficiency modelling” by Dr. Popi KONIDARI, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Hellas

Session 5: Renewable Energy Sources
“Balancing Intermittent renewables - The potential of Pumped Hydro Power Storage” by MSc Andrea IMMENDOERFER, “Pforzheim University - lnstitute for lndustrial Ecology INEC”, Germany
“A Decision Support Model for Site Selection of Offshore Wind Farms” by Ms. Afrokomi-Afroula STEFANAKOU, University of Aegean, Hellas
“Solar Energy: Jobs and Technology” by Ms. Hanne Sjovold HANSEN, Bergen University College / University of Oslo”, Norway
“Feasibility assessment of geothermal pellet production from agricultural residues in medium-sized municipality in north Greece” by Mr. Konstantinos A. LYMPEROPOULOS, Democritus Universitiy Thrace, Hellas

Day 3: Brokerage event
14 October 2016
Session 6: Programs and Projects

“HORIZON2020 – Climate Action” by Dr. Antonios GIPAKIS, General Secretariat for Research and Technology, Hellas
“CertifHy: Developing a European Framework for the generation of guarantees of origin for green hydrogen” by Mr. Wouter VANHOUDT, HINICIO, Belgium
“Public Participation in Developing a Common Framework for Assessment and Management of Sustainable Innovation (CASI)” by Mr. Ventseslav KOZAREV, Applied Research and Communications Fund (ARC Fund), Bulgaria
“DAFNI Network of Sustainable Aegean and Ionian Islands - The Smart Islands Initiative” by Mr. Konstantinos KOMNINOS, Network DAFNI, Hellas
“Project proposals of BSEC-Green Energy Network” by Ms. Aliki-Nefeli MAVRAKI, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Hellas
“4 Horizon2020 calls looking for co-operation” by Ms. Eleni-Danai MAVRAKI, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Hellas
“Proposing cooperation on Horizon open calls for Climate Action” by Dr. Popi KONIDARI, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Hellas


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