TECHNICAL VISIT

Verbund Wind Power Romania

One of the largest onshore wind farms of Europe with a 225 MW capacity near the Black Sea coast. The wind farm was put into operation in 2013 by VERBUND, Austria’s leading electricity company.

Followed by a cultural programme.

~7 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

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

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 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

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 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