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The guests will be, as usual, representatives of the European Commission, the European Parliament, International Energy Agency, Romanian Parliament, Ministry of Energy, The Romanian Energy Regulatory Authority and also energy companies.

Thursday Nov, 7 – 2019


9:00am – 9:30am

Registration & Welcome coffee



9:30am – 09:45Am

Welcome speech

  • Claudia Brânduş – President, RWEA
  • Giles Dickson – CEO, WindEurope


9:45AM – 10:30Am

Political Parties Views


All the political parties from Romania are invited to share ...

All the political parties from Romania are invited to share their view on the future of the energy system and how the energy transition will have to take place in Romania in order for our country to come out as a winner at the end of this stage.


  • Iulian Iancu – PSD
  • Cristina Prună – USR

10:30AM – 11:00Am

Industry dialogue 

By Giles Dickson – CEO, WindEurope

Giles Dickson in a dialogue with Ondřej Šafář, Aristotelis Chantavas, Eric Stab & Manfred Bernegger
  • Ondřej Šafář – CEZ
  • Aristotelis Chantavas – Enel
  • Eric Stab – Engie
  • Manfred Bernegger – Vestas

11:00AM – 11:15AM

Coffe Break



11:15AM – 12:05pm

Aligning Romania to EU’s climate policy – Focus on NECP 2021 – 2030

Moderator:  Giles Dickson – CEO, WindEurope

The end of this year will be a critical period for decision makers ...

The end of this year will be a critical period for decision-makers that will have to submit the final version of the NECP 2021 – 2030. As the EU and countries all across the world are pushing for more action in climate policy, will Romania follow their lead?


  • Doru Vișan – Secretary of State, Ministry of Energy
  • Zoltan Nagy Bege – Vice President, ANRE
  • Henrik Dam – Policy Officer, DG Energy, European Commission
  • Daniele Agostini – Head of Low Carbon Policy, Enel
  • Radu Dudau – Director, Energy Policy Group
  • Razvan Nicolescu – Partner, Central Europe Leader For Gas, Oil And Chemicals, Deloitte

12:05PM – 12:10pm

RWEA’s priorities on progressing energy transition in Romania

By Mihai Bălan – RWEA


12:10PM – 12:30pm

RESERVE Project – Towards a 100% RES grid

By Fiona Williams – Ericsson


12:30PM – 13:30pm

Working towards the Energy Transition – instruments and social impact

Moderator:  Christian Egenhofer – Senior Research Fellow and Head of the Energy and Climate programme, CEPS

In order for the energy transition to work, it will have to ...

In order for the energy transition to work, it will have to be just. The social impact will have to be evaluated and we will have to find solutions together. This discussion will focus on the currently available instruments and how we can efficiently use them to address the social impact of the energy transition.


  • Aleksandra Tomczak – Policy Coordinator, Coal Regions in Transition Platform
  • Roman Doubrava – Head of Unit, DG Clima, European Commission
  • Alessandro Viviani – Ambrosetti House – Presentation of the study on social
    benefits of Energy Transition in Romania

13:30PM – 14:30PM

Lunch Break



14:30PM – 15:30pm

Energy Transition – new global business opportunities

Moderator: Mihai Paun – Vice President, Romanian Center of Energy

From a technological perspective, the solutions for making

From a technological perspective, the solutions for making the energy transition happen to exist and they are now emerging as new business opportunities at the global level. Representatives of some of the most important companies will present the tried and tested solutions at the global level that are now ready for developing new businesses in Romania.


  • Vasile Cristea – Head of Distribution Solutions, Siemens
  • Katherine Poseidon – Policy Analyst, BNEF
  • Bogdan Neagoe – PGGA Business Development Manager – Romania, Bulgaria, Ungaria, Ucraina, ABB
  • Cristian Pirvulescu – CEO, Enevo

15:30PM – 15:45PM

Coffe Break



15:45PM – 16:45pm

Sector Coupling

Moderator:  Florence School of Regulation – TBC

Going towards a sustainable and decarbonized economy and ...

 Going towards a sustainable and decarbonized economy and society implies decarbonizing not only the electricity sector but also transport, heating and cooling as well as specific sectors of the industry. Learn how renewables can penetrate all these sectors through direct or indirect electrification solutions, such as hydrogen.


  • Alexandru Floristean – Project Manager, Hydrogen Europe
  • Patrick Crombez – General Manager, Heating and Renewables Strategic Business Unit, Daikin Europe
  • Cyril Harry – Head of Gas Asset Regulation & Analysis, Engie

16:45pm – 17:00pm

Concluding remarks

  • Claudia Brânduş – President, RWEA
  • Adrian Borotea – Vice-president, RWEA

Register Now!

Join us and be a part of the transition to an era of new possibilities, new opportunities, new ways of organizing our world. Solutions and ideas will be identified to make Romania a winner of the energy transition: lower costs, higher gains alongside new jobs in a sustainable world.