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ENERGY TRANSITION 2018

October 30-31, 2018, hotel JW Marriott Bucharest Grand Hotel, starting at 09:00.

ABOUT

The second edition of the Energy Transition conference addresses global and European challenges related to the ongoing evolution of the energy sector and especially those with a direct impact on renewable energy, focusing on the specifics of the wind energy sector in Romania. The event creates the opportunity for the European Commission’s representatives, public bodies, politicians and companies in the energy sector to debate the most recent developments of the Energy Package “Clean Energy for All Europeans” within the context of drafting the Integrated National Energy and Climate Plan and of the future Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

AGENDA

Day 1 (30 October 2018)

Energy Transition – Conference

09:00 - 09:30 | Registration & Welcome coffee
09:30 – 09:45 | Welcoming speech

Claudia Brânduş – President of RWEA (confirmed)

Giles Dickson – CEO, Wind Europe (confirmed)

 

09.45 – 10:15 | Keynote speech

Anton Anton – Minister of Energy of Romania

Sebastian Kind –  Undersecretary of Renewable Energy in Argentina’s Ministry of Energy and Mining, Chair of the IRENA Council (to be confirmed)

Iulian Iancu – Chair of the Committee for Industries and Services, Romanian Chamber of Deputies (confirmed)

Eva Hoos – Policy Officer, European Commission, DG ENER (confirmed)

10:15 – 11:15 | Living the Energy Transition

Moderator:

 

Speakers:

Mohamed El – Farnawany – Director, Strategic Management and Executive Direction, IRENA

Katherine Poseidon – Policy Analyst Europe, Middle East & Africa, Bloomberg New Energy Finance (confirmed)

Henning Hader  –  Manager for Energy Policy, Climate & Sustainability, Eurelectric (confirmed)

Matthias Buck – Head of European Energy Policy, Agora Energiewende (confirmed)

Ondřej Šafář – Country Manager, CEZ Romania (confirmed)

Gabriel Nebreda Molinero – Executive Operating Director EDP Renewables Europe & Country Manager Romanian BU (confirmed)

Aleksandra Tomczak – Policy Coordinator, DG Energy, European Commission Coal

11:15 – 11:30 | Coffee Break
11:30 – 12:30 | Renewables in Romania 2030 - expectations and challenges

Moderator:

Giles Dickson – CEO, Wind Europe (confirmed)

Speakers:

Răzvan Nicolescu – Energy & Resources Industry Leader, Deloitte Romania (confirmed)

Zoltan Nagy-Bege – Vicepresident, ANRE (confirmed)

Niculae Havrileț – Ministry of Energy (confirmed)

Laurent Schmitt – General Secretary, ENTSO-E (confirmed)

Adrian Constantin Rusu – CEO, Transelectrica

Renewables Grid Initiative (confirmed)

Georgios Stassis – Country Manager, Enel Romania (confirmed)

Eric Stab – President of Engie Romania (confirmed)

12:30 – 13:30 | Lunch Break
13:30 – 15:00 | Renewables – pillars of sustainable energy growth

Moderator:

Valeriu Binig – Business Advisory Partner, Energy Industry Leader, South-East Europe Cluster, Ernst &Young (confirmed)

Speakers:

Victor Ionescu – General Manager, OPCOM (confirmed)

Manfred Bernegger – Director Service Eastern Europe, Vestas (confirmed)

Microsoft

Claudiu Munteanu-Jipescu – Partner, Head of the Energy Practice, Dentons (confirmed)

Ivan Komušanac – Analyst – Markets & Wind Technology, WindEurope (confirmed)

Bogdan Marius Chiriţoiu –  President, Romanian Competition Council

Raed Ahmad Bkayrat – Managing Director, Clean Energy Business Council (confirmed)

15:00 – 15:15 | Concluding remarks – Claudia Brânduş and Giles Dickson

Day 2 (31 October 2018)

RES integration – workshop

Topics

New electricity market design for accommodating a larger share of RES

Aggregators – the role and benefits for the energy market

Technical solutions to integrate a higher RES share – Romanian Case & best practices and ideas

Participants

Maria Mânicuță – Manager, ANRE

Doina Ilișiu – Manager, Transelectrica (confirmed)

OPCOM

Victor Charbonnier – Public Affairs Specialist – Grids and Power Markets, Wind Europe (confirmed)

Cătalin Stancu – General Manager, Electrica

Adrian Borotea – Group strategy and EU agenda Director, CEZ (confirmed)

ABB

09:00 - 09:30 | Registration & Welcome coffee
09:30 – 11:00 | First Session
11:00 – 11:30 | Coffee Break
11:30 – 13:00 | Second Session
13:00 | Lunch

Day 2 (31 October 2018)

RES financing instruments – workshop

Topics

Corporate Renewable Power Purchase Agreements – the key role in continuing large scale private investments in RES production

EU funds for financing RES development (InvestEU, Projects of Common Interest, regional cooperation)

Participants

Victor Ionescu – General Manager, OPCOM (confirmed)

Pierre Loaec – Policy Officer, DG Energy

Enel

Ioana Gheorghiade –  Executive Director Corporate Risk Underwriting, BCR (confirmed)

Claudiu Munteanu-Jipescu – Partner, Head of the Energy Practice, Dentons (confirmed)

ANRE

Ivan Komušanac – Analyst – Markets & Wind Technology, WindEurope (confirmed)

Microsoft

Google

09:00 - 09:30 | Registration & Welcome coffee
09:30 – 11:00 | First Session
11:00 – 11:30 | Coffee Break
11:30 – 13:00 | Second Session
13:00 | Lunch

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