A seminar under the name “Market oriented electric power systems with distributed generators and electricity storage systems” was held on 14 May at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering (ETF) in Podgorica, which was officially opened by the Minister of Science Dr Sanja Damjanović. The seminar was held the seminar was held within CrossBow, the common project of Crnogorski elektroprenosni sistem and ETF.
“Montenegro is an associate member of the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation “Horizon 2020” from 2014. This is one of the most beautiful programmes by which social challenges are mapped, and then the academic and economic sector are invited to offer the best innovative solutions. This programme offers big opportunities for different subjects in the scientific and innovation process, however, it requires also a different approach in the scientific-research work. For a more intensive participation of our community in “Horizon 2020”, it is necessary to change the concept of scientific work, as work for a personal progress and choice in a higher vocation, towards the concept of scientific work to contribution to the economy – enhancement of competitiveness and creation of new jobs, or solving big social challenges”, Minister Damjanović said speaking to attendees.
Crnogorski elektroprenosni sistem actively participated in the work of the seminar and had a representative, B.Sc.E.E. Ivan Bulatović who had a noticeable presentation “Actual trends in wind energy in the world and Montenegro”.
In addition to Mr Bulatović, the seminar was attended also by representatives of the academic and economic sector. The main lecturer at the seminar was Prof Jovica Milanović from the University in Manchester, one of the main researchers in the EU H202 project CrossBow. Prof Saša Mujović from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering manages the national project with which the Faculty of Electrical Engineering joined this EU project, who is a member of the Council for Scientific Research Activity within the Ministry of Science of Montenegro.
The CrossBow project refers to the common use of resources in order to stimulate cross-border management of variable renewable energies and units for storage, and it allowed a high level of entrance of clean energies to the market and the reduction of operative costs and enhancement of economic benefit.