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Black Sea Synergy 4 Developing RES & Attracting FDI

Energy Week Black Sea 2021

The hybrid event brings together authorities and energy companies from Romania, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Georgia and Turkey as 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 in the Black Sea region has gone through a significant transformation in the past decade. Many attractive incentives, such as Feed-in tariffs, Renewable Energy Zones, Green Certificates have been introduced to support the deployment of renewables in the region. Last year, long-term PPAs were re-introduced in Romania, a Contracts for Difference scheme is currently assessed. Bulgaria recently amended its Energy Act, boosting support for new renewables.

Demand Growth

Local energy demand in the countries of the region is forecast to grow in line with the GDP, with Turkey alone registering 5.1% electricity demand growth since 2002. Moreover, achieving energy security and/or compliance with the EU legislation is at the top of the authorities’ agenda for the countries in the region, thus utilizing vast renewable energy potential, increasing interconnection and facilitating system flexibility and market liberalisation is of great importance.

Untapped Potential

The Black Sea countries have vast untapped renewable energy potential. Just to give an idea, Turkey’s installed wind energy capacity stood at 9 GW as of January 2021. Meanwhile, there is an onshore wind potential of 37 GW and a completely untapped offshore wind potential of 11 GW. In order to reach its 2030 renewables target of 30.7%, Romania plans to add around 7 GW of new renewables capacity, of which around 3.7 GW is projected to be solar projects.

AMONG SPEAKERS 2020

Aida Sitdikova
Director, Energy Eurasia, EBRD
Dan Dragos Dragan
Secretary of State of Romania
Maia Melikidze
Commissioner, GNERC (Georgian National Energy and Water Supply Regulatory Commission)
Gurbuz Gonul
Director of Country Engagement and Partnership, IRENA
Giorgi Chikovani
CEO, Georgian Energy Development Fund
Ucha Uchaneishvili
Chairman of the Management Board, Georgian State Electrosystem (GSE)
Andreas Cremer
Head of Energy and Infrastructure Europe and Asia department, DEG
Kostiantyn Gura
Acting Head, State Agency on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine (SAEE)
Dr. Tanay Sıdkı Uyar
President, Renewable Energy Association (EUROSOLAR Turkey), Vice President, World Wind Energy Association, World Bioenergy Association
Alex Blomfield
Partner, Energy, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Projects, Simmons & Simmons
Dirk Hendricks
Secretary General, EREF
Olivier Marquette
Co-Chairman, National Energy Chamber
Mikheil Tavberidze
Deputy General Director, Electricity System Commercial Operator
Magnus Johansen
VP Business Development, Country Representative (Ukraine), NBT AS
Hasan Okur
Partner, EVG
Dr. Değer Saygın
Director, SHURA Energy Transition Center
Daniel Potash
Chief of Party, USAID Energy Program
Carlo Pignoloni
President of RWEA, CEO, Enel Romania
Prashant Joshi
CEO, Adjaristsqali Georgia
Lasha Uplisashvili
Head of Energy, Real Estate & Construction Practice, BLC Law Office
Sergiy Savchuk
Executive Director, Clear Energy Group
Dr. Oleksiy Feliv
Managing Partner, INTEGRITES
Oleksandra Gumeniuk
Director, EUEA
Ton Nijensteen
Senior Investment Officer, Renewable Energy Dept., FMO
Matti Piiparinen
Senior Investment Officer, Green for Growth Fund
Dr. Yuri Kubrushko
Managing Partner, IMEPOWER
Dr Lorenc Gordani
Albanian Coordinator of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
Kostadin Sirleshtov
Managing Partner, CEE Head of Energy, Projects and Construction, CMS Sofia
Corneliu Bodea
President, Romanian Energy Center
Ciprian Glodeanu
President, Romanian Photovoltaic Industry Association

PROGRAMME

BUSINESS BREAKFAST

By invitation only

1 hour

REGISTRATION

Registration and welcome coffee

1 hour

OFFICIAL OPENING

Official opening and Welcome addresses

1 hour

SESSION 1. REGIONAL OUTLOOK: RES POLICIES FOR THE ENERGY TRANSITION

What are the expectations with regard to the share of renewables in the total electricity generation of each country by 2030-2040? What reforms are being implemented by each country to foster or further scale up renewable energy deployment? What is the position of individual countries in the face of the energy transition and how do they attract investors in global competition? What support schemes are there at the moment? Feed-in tariffs, YEKA zones, green certificates, long-term PPAs, contracts for difference, green auctions: changes of the legislative support. Regional interconnection and market liberalisation to facilitate the transition to a low-carbon economy.

1.5 hours

SESSION 2. SOLAR & STORAGE: PROGRESS AND OPPORTUNITIES

How much solar do we need to electrify the energy system in the Black Sea and how can we scale the industry up to meet that demand? What are the most promising utility-scale projects in the region?

  • Romania plans to add around 3.7 GW of solar by 2030;
  • Turkey plans to commission 10 GW of solar by 2027;
  • Bulgaria envisages the installation of 1600 MW of solar between 2020 and 2024.
The inclusion of storage – making the business case for it.

1.5 hours

SESSION 3. ON & OFFSHORE WIND: PROJECT UPDATES AND DEVELOPMENTS

What do owner-operators need to be able to grow the region’s wind power sector? Which projects are currently under development or planned? Is offshore wind reaching the Black Sea too? Can it deliver the Green Deal for South-East Europe? Can it become a long-term solution for replacing carbon-intensive coal and lignite power plants given its high load factor combined with decreasing costs? International expertise and the ways regional projects can benefit from it. Advanced wind technologies from global manufacturers.

1.5 hours

GALA DINNER

All registered participants are welcome!

3 hours

SESSION 4. FINANCING RENEWABLE ENERGY

What are the most suitable support schemes for the countries of the region? How to scale up renewable energy investments in the countries? How important are (long term) PPA tariffs for renewables from an economic, regulatory, environmental, social and sustainability (global) perspective? Renewable energy auctions: expectations vs. reality. How can competitive tenders strengthen the case for renewables in the region? What are the risks involved and how much risk is too much? What would a significant drop in energy prices mean for investors?

1.5 hours

SESSION 5. GREEN HYDROGEN: WHAT’S BECOMING A REALITY

What regulations are needed to shape the Black Sea hydrogen economy? Green hydrogen projects pipeline. How to create the framework and bankability criteria for the industry? What are the financing options for early movers? How to make green hydrogen competitive: infrastructural & technological advances. Electrolyser maturity: how will electrolysis develop commercially in the coming years?

1.5 hours

SESSION 6. BLACK SEA SYNERGY FOR RES DEVELOPMENT

What is the potential of each of the Black Sea countries in achieving a sustainable energy future? How should deployment continue in the future in light of past experiences? Cooperation and interconnectivity as key factors in reaching the RES targets. What are the prospects for regional integration in the energy sector? Exchange of experience and promotion of clean energy technologies in the region.

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

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6 hours

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