Romanian HydroPower Energy Summit 2015

The most important event in Romania dedicated to Hydro Energy is preparing to open its gates for the 2015 edition!

Building on the success of the 2014 edition, GovNet Conferences offers again the meeting platform to discuss the specific aspects of investing in Romania’s hydro energy sector at the largest conference dedicated to this sector in the country, the Romanian HydroPower Energy Summit 2015.

Representatives of the Romanian Government and regulatory authorities and energy professionals will exchange experience across the entire supply chain of the hydro energy industry, through a perfect networking platform that will create new ventures and investment opportunities in the country. 

Join us in a full day conference to find Romania’s business opportunities and challenges of the hydro power energy sector.

The Romanian HydroPower Summit 2015 is a prominent international conference and networking fair dedicated to professionals and investors acting in hydro energy, a must attend meeting platform for those looking to develop business contacts in this area of renewable energy. 
The event is created to generate business ventures and present the investment opportunities in Romania's hydro power generation as well as to connect government representatives and regulatory authorities with private companies. Speakers from the Ministry of Energy, Romanian Energy Regulatory Authority, Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, Ministry for Water, Forests and Fisheries, Romanian Waters National Administration or the Romanian National Environment Guard will have key presentations.

Romanian HydroPower Energy Summit 2015 - February 12, 2015 - Hotel InterContinental Bucharest

Target group: Local and International experts from the hydro energy industry and Romanian authorities supervising and regulating the field.

Language: English and Romanian (with simultaneous translation provided)

Registration: Conference  participation fee is 149 € + VAT/ person.
The fee includes the participation in the conference sessions,  coffee breaks and lunch, as well as the conference proceedings documents. 
All registration fees mentioned above exclude 24% Romanian VAT. 

Registration conditions: The program and the speakers are subject to change. Should the conference be cancelled due to force majeure, unavailability of the conference venue, speakers being prevented or for other good cause, the organizer reserves the right to cancel the conference. In case of cancellation all participants will be informed promptly. In this case, all registration fees will be reimbursed.

Payment: Payment can be made by bank transfer prior to the event. Please take into consideration the limited seats availability, therefore we recommend that registrations are made prior to the week of the event.

Hotel: Exclusively for you we have got a limited number of rooms available at special rates in the InterContinental Hotel Bucharest. In order to accommodate you together with the other participants, please reserve your room by no later than one week before arrival.

08:30 - 09:00

Delegates Registration and welcome coffee

09:00 - 10:30
First session

Romanian HydroPower Market Outlook and expected developments for 2015

  • Governmental views on the hydro energy in Romania – what to expect from the regulatory bodies?
  • Targets and development opportunities for Hydro Energy in Romania
  • The Renewable Energy Support Scheme - impact on the development of hydro power plants
  • Risks and opportunities in developing Micro Hydro Power plants
10:30 - 10:45
Networking Coffee break

10:45 - 13:30
Second session

The Romanian Hydro Market analysis

  • Financing hydro energy projects - the Rondine Program for Renewable Energy in Romania, financed through EEA Grants
  • Renewable energy- Strengthening the cooperation between Romania and Norway
  • How the Romanian hydro energy sector shall adapt to the new market conditions - specific notes on the market.
  • The COMPACT HYDRO program the optimal solution for small Hydro Power Stations
  • E-RES and Storage - the new black hole legislation
  • The privatization strategy of Micro Hydropower Plants in Romania 

13:30 - 15:00
Networking Lunch

Romanian HydroPower Energy Summit - Networking lunch

The Networking lunch will offer the perfect opportunity for high level networking in the exclusive surroundings of the InterContinental Hotel in Bucharest.

Elena Popescu
General Director of the Energy and Environment Direction, within the Ministry of Energy

With extensive experience in the energy field, Elena Popescu coordinates energy and environment policies taking into consideration EU requirements and the national priorities in terms of energy security. Between 2007 – 2012, she acted as Diplomatic counselor at the Permanent Representation of Romania to the European Union. Previously, she was a counselor at the Direction for Energy Policy – strategies and policies in the energy field, within the Ministry of Economy. Elena Popescu holds a PhD in Energy security in Romania – Comparison of energy technologies and opportunities for nuclear energy.

Edwin Walch
Senior Sales Manager at ANDRITZ HYDRO

Edwin Walch finished his studies in Mechanical Engineering at the Federal Technical College of Linz in 1973. He joined the Company in 1974 and worked as Project Engineer for Hydraulic Layout. From 1978 to 1982 he was Head of Development of Small Hydro Turbines, from 1983 to1988 Head of the Project Engineering Department of Small Hydro Turbines, from 1989 to 1998 Head of the Project Engineering and Sales Department of Small Hydro Turbines and since 1999 Senior Sales Manager of Compact Hydro for Austria, Bulgaria, Romania and Slovakia at ANDRITZ HYDRO.


Zoltan Nagy
Board Member Romanian Energy Regulatory Authority ANRE

Mr. Zoltan Nagy is Member of the Board at the National Energy Regulatory Authority (ANRE). Before getting to ANRE he was General Counsel of the State Domains Agency.

Prof. Bogdan Popa
President Romanian Small Hydropower Association

Mr. Bogdan Popa is the President of the Romanian Small Hydropower Association - ROSHA. He is also Associate Professor, at University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest, Faculty of Power Engineering and its lectures are in the field of: Hydropower Engineering, Water Resources Management, Renewable Energy Sources - Small Hydropower Plants.

Monica Cojocaru
Partner Schoenherr & Asociatii

Monica Cojocaru is Partner with Schoenherr Romania and a member of the Bucharest Bar. Monica is specializing in Corporate/M&A, energy, infrastructure and regulatory with extensive experience in renewable energy in Central and South Eastern Europe, being involved in numerous acquisitions of wind, photovoltaic, biomass, and hydro projects. Monica holds a degree in law from the University of Bucharest and an MBA from the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest.

Paul Serbanescu
Head of Programme Strategies Division, the Environment Fund Administration

Paul Serbanescu is the Head of International Programmes Development Unit and Head of the Programmes Strategies Division, within the Environment Fund Administration. He is responsible for financing environment programmes such as renewable energy production and waste management. He coordinates the Renewable Energy Programme (Rondine) within the EEA Grants. He holds a Master of Science degree in Major Programme Management from the University of Oxford, and an MBA from the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest / the University of Ottawa, Canada.

Rodin Traicu
Deputy, Industry and Services Committee of the Chamber of Deputies

Mr. Rodin Traicu serves as deputy for Industry and Services Committee of the Chamber of Deputies since 2012. Between may 2012 and december 2012 he served as Secretary of State for the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Business Environment. Previously he held various management positions in the private sector.

Herman Baskår
Deputy head of mission, Royal Norwegian Embassy

Herman Baskår is deputy head of mission at the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Bucharest, and responsible for the business sector.

Dana Dunel Stancu
Head of the Energy practice Biris Goran

Dana heads the Energy Practice at Biriş Goran. A noted expert in the Romanian market for her energy expertise, she has been practicing exclusively in this field since 2002. Biriş Goran is a Romanian law firm founded in 2006, with a team of 35+ attorneys including seven partners, with a blend of Western and local experience and foreign language skills. Biriş Goran is able to provide a full range of legal services with a particular focus on tax, real estate, energy, competition/antitrust, litigation, insolvency, corporate and IP, IT & media. Chambers Europe and Legal 500 have listed us as top practices in Romania for our areas of specialty. In addition, Romanian and foreign media outlets routinely also award us with distinctions such as "law firm of the year" when it comes to our "bread-and-butter" practice areas.

Stefan Frangulea
Manager of the Strategy and International Cooperation Dept. Hidroelectric

Stefan Frangulea coordinates the sale of 105 small hydro power plants in Hidroelectica's portfolio and implements the privatization strategy of selling a package of 15 percent of the share capital of the company on the Bucharest and London Stock Exchange. Frangulea graduated in 2000 as head of class the Faculty of Finance, Insurance, Banking and Stock Exchange within the Academy do Economic Studies in Bucharest. He is also a graduate of two MBA programs, one in International Executive Development Centre, Slovenia , 2006 and another at Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, Austria, in 2008. Before getting to Hidroelectrica he worked with BCR mainly as Head of Public Sector.

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Hotel Intercontinental

The Romanian HydroPower Energy Summit 2015 will be organized at the InterContinental Hotel in Bucharest.

InterContinental Bucharest is a five star hotel that provides a highclass background for conferences, receptions and other types of events. Located right in the center of Bucharest, it is within walking distance from the Old City – Bucurestiul Vechi. The main subway station and the central bus station are just across the street. There are also taxi ranks directly in front of the hotel.

Special accommodation rates and hotel reservation

Summit participants benefit from special accommodation rates. Please send your accommodation requests directly to:
Mrs. Simona Sercan – Senior Convention Sales Manager
Fill in the hotel reservation form attached to benefit fom the special delegate rates at the Intercontinental Hotel.

If you are active in the Hydro Power Energy sector, this is the event to be in!

See you at the leading conference in Romania dedicated to hydro energy, the Romanian HydroPower Energy Summit 2015.

Registration: Conference  participation fee is 149 € + VAT/ person.
The fee includes the participation in the conference sessions,  coffee breaks and lunch, as well as the conference proceedings documents. 
All registration fees mentioned above exclude 24% Romanian VAT. 
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