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Energy Week Black Sea

Theevent brings together authorities and energy companies fromRomania, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Moldova, GeorgiaandTurkeyas well as international financial institutions and major multinational investors, EPC and consultancy firms for a dialogue aimed at fostering the deployment of renewable energy in the region and attracting foreign direct investment.

Favourable Regulation

The electricity sector of the region has gone through a significant transformation in the past decade. Many attractive incentives have been introduced to support the deployment of renewables. In 2020, long-term PPAs were re-introduced in Romania, the CfD mechanism will be implemented soon and the first auctions will be run in 2023. The latter will be introduced in Georgia too with the aim of intensifying renewable investments.

Demand Growth

The war in Ukraine has further disrupted an already volatile market, in which energy prices were rising due to post-lockdown energy demand exceeding supply. Today, self-sufficiency and energy independence talks no longer amount to rhetoric. Utilising vast renewable energy potential, increasing interconnection and facilitating system flexibility and market liberalisation is of paramount importance.

Untapped Potential

The Black Sea countries have vast untapped renewable energy potential, and the region is now emerging as a potential renewables hub. In Romania alone, under the current proposed target, it is estimated that 6.9 GW in wind and solar are needed by 2030. Harnessing the Black Sea offshore wind is becoming an increasingly important topic, and the World Bank estimates it has 453 GW of technical potential.

AMONG SPEAKERS

Laurențiu Adrian Neculaescu
President,, The Environment Fund Administration (AFM)
Cristina Prună
Vice-President of the Committee on Industries and Services, Romanian Parliament
Zoltan Nagy-Bege
Vice President, Romanian National Authority for Energy Regulations (ANRE)
Joerg Matthies
Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Georgian State Electrosystem (GSE)
Dr İzzet Alagöz
General manager, Electricity Generation Company/Türkiye
Maia Melikidze
Commissioner, Georgian National Energy and Water Supply Regulatory Commission (GNERC)
Vartan Oskanian
Advisor to CEO, RECOM TECHNOLOGIES, former Foreign Minister of Armenia
Jaba Khmaladze
CEO, Georgian Energy Development Fund (GEDF)
Romeo Lopotencu
Director General, RED-Nord
Nicolae Olari
Head of Energy Policy Department, Ministry of Infrastructure and Regional Development of the Republic of Moldova, President of the Board of Directors, Moldelectrica
Violina Spac
Director, National Energy Regulatory Agency of Moldova (ANRE)
David Managadze
Regional Head Energy – Turkey & Caucasus, EBRD
Franck Neel
Executive Board Member, OMV Petrom
Mats Lundin
Country Manager and Director Romania, Emergy
Lacramioara Diaconu-Pintea
Country Manager, OX2
Adrian Borotea
Vice President, RWEA, Group Strategy and EU Agenda Director, CEZ Romania
Andrei Manea
Board Member, RPIA, European Institutional Affairs and Funding, Enel Group
Panos Kapros
Technical Product Manager - Inverters, RECOM TECHNOLOGIES
Andriy Konechenkov
Chairman of the Board, Ukrainian Wind Energy Association, UWEA
Dr Murat Durak
Chairman, Turkish Offshore Wind Energy Association
Alex Gospodinov
CEO, hooracán energy
Kateryna Polyakova
Director, European-Ukrainian Energy Agency (EUEA)
Favieli Stelian
Managing Partner, Nofar Energy
Tatiana Fiodorov
Partner, FIODOROV & PARTNERS
Marc Fèvre
Partner, Simmons & Simmons
Adrian Paraschiv
Country Manager for Romania, Photomate
Alex Gospodinov
CEO, hooracán energy
Giorgi Abramishvili
Executive Director & Board Chairman, GREDA
Ion Potlog
Director, HPI Wind
Serhiy Yevtushenko
Managing Partner, UDP Renewables

PROGRAMME

BUSINESS BREAKFAST

By invitation only

1 hour

REGISTRATION

Registration and morning coffee
Utility-scale Conference pass holders only 

1 hour

OFFICIAL OPENING

Official opening and Welcome addresses

1 hour

SPECIAL GUEST

Special guest interview on stage

30 minutes

SESSION 1. REGIONAL OUTLOOK: KEEPING THE LIGHTS ON WITH RENEWABLES

  • Scaling up renewables investment as a crucial step to strengthen energy security and affordability in the region in light of the energy crisis 
  • Moving away from fossil fuels has never been as vital for the region. What are the main green transition challenges currently faced by the countries?  
  • What are Fit-for-55 and REPowerEU implications for the region? 
  • What reforms are implemented to boost renewables capacity in the region and what support schemes are there? Phasing out of coal and lignite power plants. Introduction of CfD, PPA ban uplift, green certificates, YEKA zones, green auctions, simplification of procedures for investors and more. 
1.5 hours

SESSION 2. FINANCING RENEWABLE ENERGY

  • Importance of a clear regulatory framework for investors and how to achieve this through RE auctions support 
  • What are the available market-based support mechanisms for renewables in the region? 
  • How to secure long-term PPA under satisfactory conditions for a sponsor?  
  • What are new challenges to traditional project financing in the current volatile environment and how to overcome them?   
  • Does it make sense to expect lenders to revise their expectations from developers, given that traditional conditions are suboptimal for all stakeholders in the current market environment? 
  • What funding is available to alleviate the social and economic impact of closing coal mines?  
  1.5 hours

SPECIAL FOCUS #STANDWITHUKRAINE THE GREEN DREAM AND POST-WAR CONSTRUCTION OF UKRAINE

  • Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine and its spillover effect on neighbouring countries are currently undermining renewable energy generation. How can we consolidate efforts towards a rapid energy transition and fostering renewable installations in the region?  
  • How the renewable potential for the EU changes when Ukraine is included? Ukraine’s renewables development as a giant stride towards Europe’s energy security 
  • Are developers ready to be on the frontlines of promoting the green (post-war) construction of Ukraine?  
1 hour

GALA DINNER

All registered participants are welcome!

3 hours

SESSION 3. GRID FIT FOR RENEWABLES, INTERCONNECTION AND STORAGE

  • How to maximize RES integration in the national grid 
  • Regional integration of markets to provide system flexibility 
  • The Black Sea Submarine Cable Georgia – Romania project updates and implications 
  • PtX implementation dilemmas and solutions for the region 
  • Can battery-based energy storage help integrate green power into the system?
1.5 hours

SESSION 4. UTILITY-SCALE PROJECTS UPDATE

  • How much solar and wind do we need to electrify the energy system in the Black Sea and how can we scale the industry up to meet that demand? 
  • Which projects are currently under development or planned? 
  • When will offshore wind reach the Black Sea? Can it deliver the Green Deal for South East Europe? Can it become a long-term solution for moving away from fossils?  
  • International expertise and the ways regional projects can benefit from it 
  • Advanced technologies from global manufacturers.
1.5 hours

SESSION 5. ACHIEVING ENERGY TRANSITION: GLOBAL AND REGIONAL PERSPECTIVE

  • What is the international best practice to stimulate the renewables sector?  
  • What are developers’ perspectives on the region’s investment climate? How significant is the renewables' growth potential? 
  • How compromised is the market attractiveness by the war in Ukraine? 
  • What are the main supply chain challenges and how to overcome them? 
  • Green hydrogen development opportunities in the Black Sea region. Who are the early movers and what challenges do they face?
1.5 hours

WORLD CAFÉ. DEEP DIVE INTO LOCAL MARKETS

Within this structured conversational process groups of participants will discuss each country’s RE developments at 5 country tables, with individuals switching tables periodically and getting introduced to the previous discussion at their new table by a "table host". Focus point: What to expect when entering local markets? Common mistakes made and how to avoid them

  • Table 1. Turkey
  • Table 2. Romania
  • Table 3. Bulgaria
  • Table 4. Ukraine
  • Table 5. Georgia

1 hour and 45 minutes

REGISTRATION

Registration and morning coffee.  FREE participation for local RTS Developers, Solar Installers & Solar EPC contractors + UTILITY-SCALE CONFERENCE pass holders. Advance booking is mandatory.

45 minutes

SESSION 1. SCALING ROOFTOP SOLAR – OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE BLACK SEA REGION

  • How is rooftop solar (RST) gaining ground in the Black Sea region and how the RST opportunities can be harnessed? 
  • What do the countries of the region do to create conditions for RTS to thrive?  
  • Romania: changing the rules of the Casa Verde Fotovoltaice (green PV home) scheme and its implications for residential solar 
  • Unlocking the RTS potential from developers’ perspective 
  • Ensuring bankable equipment selection in a more sophisticated and complex market.

1.5 hours

CUTTING-EDGE TECHNOLOGY TO UNLOCK MORE LOCAL SOLAR

  • Who are the top module suppliers likely to occupy rooftop supply in the region? 
  • What are the trends in bifacial modules, ntype, ptype and other module technologies 
  • Cutting-edge technology - inverter and battery storage solutions  
  • Learn how new state-of-the-art equipment offers higher yields through technology improvements
 
1.5 hours

BUSINESS MATCHMAKING LUNCH

Join our business lunch to enable rooftop solar project matchmaking and solar product distribution in the Black Sea region.

1 hour

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  • Participation in all the sessions of the Conference  
  • Exhibition, networking, coffee breaks/lunches and Gala dinner  
  • Access to B2B Zone with facilitated meetings  
  • Access to presentations and photos 

 

CORPORATE PACKAGE

  • 2 delegate passes  
  • Corporate area (incl. production and installation of the 2x3m banner stand)  
  • Profile in the event’s catalogue 
  • Logo (linked to company’s website) on the event’s homepage 

SPONSORSHIP PACKAGE

  • Presentation slots 
  • Pre-scheduled meetings with prospective clients and partners 
  • Plenty of marketing opportunities to raise your company’s profile at the event 
  • Detailed information regarding the packages provided on demand 

VENUE

Sheraton Bucharest Hotel

 

Calea Dorobanților 5-7,  District 1, Bucharest, Romania, 010551

Phone +4021 201 50 10

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