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  • RESPONDENT finalises the date for its first pilot demonstration, set for October 15th in Athens, Greece.
  • The demonstration will showcase RESPONDENT’s cutting-edge use of European space technology.
  • This event marks a crucial step in advancing renewable energy integration, driving towards a cleaner, greener Europe.

Athens, Greece – [11th July, 2024] – RESPONDENT, a Horizon Europe project dedicated to advancing the integration of renewable energy sources (RES) into Europe’s power grids using European space technology, is excited to announce the finalised date for the first of its two pilot demonstrations. The event will take place on 15th October, 2024 at the headquarters of project partner Kiefer and online, followed by a visit to their solar PV park in Athens, Greece.

This first pilot demonstration marks a significant milestone for the RESPONDENT project, as it aims to validate the project’s innovative RES power generation forecasting AI/ML algorithm under real-world conditions. Leveraging the Copernicus EO Climate and Atmosphere Monitoring service (CAMS), the pilot will provide crucial data and insights to further enhance the efficiency and reliability of renewable energy integration.

Key Highlights of the Demonstration:

  • Date and Location: 15th October, 2024, Athens, Greece.
  • Technology Showcase: Demonstrating the use of AI/ML algorithms powered by European space technology to predict RES power generation.
  • Project Impact: Validating predictions for local weather conditions and power output of the RES installation.
  • Stakeholder Involvement: Bringing together project partners, stakeholders, and industry leaders to witness this momentous stage of the project.

Speaking on the finalisation of the pilot demonstration date, Project Coordinator Effie Makri expressed her anticipation for the event and its importance to the project:

“This pilot demonstration is undoubtedly a pivotal moment for RESPONDENT, representing the culmination of all of our hard work up to this point. It allows us to showcase the cutting-edge technology we’ve developed and its potential to demonstrate the capabilities of European space technologies to not only contribute to the ambitions of the EU Green Deal, but to decrease Europe’s dependencies on imported fossil fuels and shield against geo-political disruptions.” 

“We look forward to sharing our progress and the positive impact this will have on Europe’s energy sector, and invite all interested parties to join us both physically and online for the demonstration.”

The pilot demonstration is open to stakeholders, end-users, media representatives, and other invited guests. Further details and registration information will be provided closer to the event date.

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Notes to Editor

For further details, please contact: 

Media enquiries: Mr Ben Moore, EU Project Manager and RESPONDENT Communication and Dissemination Manager, Carr Communications:

Scientific and Technical enquiries: Dr. Ane Miren Flórez Tapia, Associate Researcher and RESPONDENT Scientific and Technical Manager, Vicomtech:

Technical enquiries: Ms. Effie Makri, VP of Research and Innovation and RESPONDENT Project Coordinator, Future Intelligence:

Technical enquiries: Dr. Fanourios Fakoukakis, Senior Research Engineer and RESPONDENT Technical Manager, Future Intelligence:



RESPONDENT is a Horizon Europe project focused on enhancing the integration of renewable energy sources into Europe’s power grids through the utilisation of European space technology and managed by the EU Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA) on behalf of the European Commission. The project brings together leading experts and organisations to drive forward the EU’s renewable energy agenda.

RESPONDENT has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under grant agreement no. 101082355.

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