Romanian Solar Summit 2021
3rd annual edition - May 27, 2021 GovNET Live
If you are active in solar photovoltaic energy, this is the event to be in!
GOVNET Conferences and the Romanian Photovoltaic Industry Association invites you to attend the largest and most comprehensive conference dedicated to this sector in Romania. The event will not only be a place to exchange experience across the entire supply chain of the PV industry, but it will also create a platform for an in depth analysis of the possible solar industry development in Romania.
The largest annual event of the Romanian Photovoltaic Industry Association RPIA is organized by GOVNET and is the biggest conference dedicated exclusively for the PV industry in the country that will bring together the highest level experts in this sector. This Summit will promote solar energy in Romania and will be a high-level one day conference based on very practical, useful presentations that will offer relevant information to major decision-makers in the industry.
The event will raise awareness towards Romania as a still attractive investment target in PV.
The gateway to Romanian solar industry - The Romanian Solar Summit 2021, will offer you the unique chance and access to useful practical information from authorities and large companies with extensive experience in the photovoltaic industry, and the privilege to meet world players from the solar energy industry during networking time that will facilitate new partnerships, new connections, new business ideas and future growth.
Make sure to book a place!
Target group: Local and International experts from the solar photovoltaic and the energy industry and Romanian authorities supervising and regulating the field.
Language: Romanian and English (with simultaneous translation in Romanian)
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.
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.
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OPENING AND KEYNOTE SPEAKERS INTRODUCTION
Ciprian Glodeanu - President of the Romanian Photovoltaic Industry Association RPIA
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Romanian Solar Market Outlook and Expected Developments
We will debate with the representatives of the energy regulators about the legislative novelties and the way in which Romania will encourage the development of green projects in the current Green Deal context.
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This section will shed more light on aspects related to the legal regime, taxation and financing of photovoltaic energy projects.
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Current PV Market Development & Lessons for Romania
In this panel we will discuss investors' expectations and prospects for the development of photovoltaic parks.
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FINAL Q&A SESSION
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Romanian Solar Summit Networking Cocktail
The 2021 Romanian Solar Summit Networking Cocktail at the InterContinental Hotel Bucharest
Organised in the elegant surroundings of the InterContinental Hotel Bucharest, the Fortuna Ballroom will be the place to network over a glass of fine drinks with top management representatives of the solar energy sector.
Please note that the allocation of available seats will be made on a first-come, first-served basis within the maximum capacity allowed by the regulations in force against the spread of COVOD-19.
Dan Dragoș Drăgan was appointed Secretary of State in the Ministry of Energy on March 7, 2020.
Mr. Drăgan coordinates the following departments and related fields: Energy Policy Department, Energy Transition and Renewables, Internal Market, Trading Policies, Community Programs and State Aid Office, Office for Cooperation with non-European countries.
State Secretary Dan Dragoș Drăgan is coordinating competence areas for preparing the mandate for Romania related to Green Deal.
Mr. Zoltan Nagy – Bege has more than 10 years' experience working on energy regulatory activities since 2007 as General Director for gas market, regulations for electricity, renewables, energy efficiency and cogeneration. Also he was involved on approving the Romanian Energy Regulatory Authority (ANRE) regulations as member of the Regulatory Board of ANRE for 5 years.
Since October 2017, Mr. Zoltan Nagy – Bege was appointed as ANRE Vice-President for 5 years term by the Romanian Parliament and he is the Head of the Energy Efficiency Department within ANRE.
Prior to working to the Romanian Energy Regulatory Authority (ANRE), Mr Zoltan Nagy- Bege has an important activity since 2000 on managing companies and being member on regulatory board for the Romanian administration.
He graduated the Economical Sciences and Management from Babes - Bolyai University from Cluj Napoca in 2000 and took part in several training programs in management like CODECS – The Open University Business School in 2008-2009.
Ciprian is the President of the Romanian Photovoltaic Industry Association (www.rpia.ro) founded in 2012 whose purpose is to create a business environment for networking among Romanian and international authorities and all the other foreign and Romanian companies involved in the PV supply chain.
Ciprian is the annual correspondent of World Bank for producing the construction section of the World’s Bank publication: Doing Business in Romania. He has been awarded with the title of “Energy Lawyer of the Year 2011 in Romania” by AvocatNet.ro, a leading online business publication in Romania.
Ciprian advised institutional investors, large utility companies and banks trough all phases of a renewable energy projects, commencing with simple or complex structures for securing the lands underneath the projects, obtaining all permits required for the development and connection to the grid, testing and commissioning, organizing the virtual data rooms for the sale of the projects and during the financing of the renewable energy projects..
Sebastian Enache has more than 15 years experience in wind industry consultancy, services and company management. As co-founder of Wind Power Energy, in 2007, a Monsson Group company, Sebastian began his career in one of the first consultancy companies in renewable energy in Romania, coordinating more than 150 wind measurement campaigns all over Europe and designing more than 2400 MW of wind farms including the largest onshore wind farm in the world, outside US, Fantanele-Cogealac 600MW wind farm currently owned buy CEZ. As a certified engineer and wind expert, Sebastian developed and coordinated one of the first private forecasting services for RES in Romania and conducted data certification campaigns for the industry, introducing on the market the latest state-of-the-art technologies such as LIDAR and SODAR. Starting with 2010 Sebastian set-up the first private dispatch center in Romania and one of the first in Europe, that is now accommodating successfully more than 35% of Romanians RES capacity. In 2014 Sebastian became Member of the Board of Directors in Monsson where he handled the M&A process of EMON Electric.
Florian focuses project development and legal matters. As a co-founder he has been with Kraftfeld since 2009. He started his career advising international energy companies on their expansion in CEE. He built up his expertise in renewable energy while working at an energy investment firm. Florian holds a master's degree in Law from the University of Vienna and a master's degree in Information Technology for Business from the Vienna University of Technology.
Silvia Vlăsceanu is executive director within ACUE, the Federation of Associations of Energy Utility Companies since October 2008. ACUE Federation was constituted in order to represent, support and protect the interests of its members in relations with public authorities, trade unions and other legal entities and individuals, both nationally and internationally, according to its statute and in accordance with the law.
With extensive experience in the energy field, Mr. Adrian Goicea has been the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of CNTEE Transelectrica SA since November 2019.
In his career, Mr. Goicea has held the position of Director of an energy consulting company, leading over time various country projects for Romania, including the mammoth project of Iberdrola Renovables (1200 MW), but also various development projects for wind energy in Romania.
Between 2001 and 2003, Mr. Adrian Goicea held the position of General Manager of OPCOM SA, a subsidiary of CNTEE Transelectrica SA, promoting the company within the international associations of stock exchanges and energy market operators, APEX (worldwide) and EUROPEX (European level). ), contributing to raising the prestige of OPCOM at the level of the most appreciated entities in the field. Between 1979 and 1985, Mr. Adrian Goicea worked in the field of diplomacy, in the position of Diplomat - Secretary II, being responsible for economic and consular issues in relation to the Korean DPR. Mr. Adrian Goicea has a degree in economics, graduating from the Academy of Economic Sciences (1972-1977), also attending specialization and training courses in the field of accounting and renewable energy.
Lauru Badita is the Country Manager Romania for Photon Energy, a company that delivers solar energy and clean water solutions around the world. He is an experienced renewable energy developer and a gradaue of the Universitatea Dimitrie Cantemir University with a degree in Economics.
Nikola is the Director of Enery Element GmbH, a developer and investor in renewable energy infrastructure with focus on Central and Eastern Europe. The company covers the entire value chain with regards to development, financing, construction and long-term operation of renewable power plants and energy storage systems. Nikola has 14+ years of experience in renewables – project development of solar and wind power plants, management of EPC activities, team building, investments, power markets, regulations, electric vehicle charging infrastructure. CEO of Renergy – an engineering company with 5GW+ designed RES projects worldwide. Former Business Developemnt Director for juwi Solar GmbH. Co-founder and Chariman of the Bulgairan Photovoltaic Association and a memeber of the Strategy Committee of SolarPower Europe since 2010. Extensive public affairs, development and engineering expertese. Masters degree from Ludwig-Maximilians Universität, München. Executive Education at Harvard Business School. Political Management at Bulgarian School of Politics.
Roxana has fifteen year-experience in project finance, corporate lending and M&A advisory in Eastern Europe. While working in the Energy team at the EBRD, she was involved in a broad range of transactions in the electricity sector in generation, transmission and distribution across the whole spectrum of capital structure: debt, equity and mezzanine. In addition to working on EBRD projects, she was involved in policy dialog with state authorities and regulators on supporting them implement support schemes for renewable projects, tariff methodology for gas and electricity distribution in relation to EBRD’s investments.
Cătălin Lepinzean is the Business Development Manager of Phoenix Contact, specialised in information and communication technology with over 10 years of experience in the field of industrial automation. His professional skills range from engineering, process automation and control to control systems design.
Oana joined ING in January 2018 as Head of the Energy Sector. She has more than 18 years of experience in banking out of which 10 years in the Energy Sector. She has been involved in the financing of important energy projects, including renewable energy, in which she has accumulated a solid experience as she has seen the market picking up and then collapsing due to adverse and retroactive regulatory changes, that even lead to bank debt restructurings and insolvencies in some cases. Despite these unfortunate situations, she strongly believes renewable energy is the future, being the key element for the energy transition.
Martin Moise is an expert in renewable energy with a experience of over 13 years.
Representative of a group of companies of renewable energy with activities in Romania since 2007, Martin
Moses specialized in development, construction, and operation renewable energy project management. Since the summer of 2008, works within the company Technology Transfer and Management –TTM, Project Manager and subsequently Executive Manager, position that still holds. At the same time, he is the Administrator - General Manager of REPOM, a company that covers the entire range of operational works aiming at the operation and management of wind and solar parks in Romania.
Martin Moise is also the First Vice President of the PATRES.
PATRES is a Renewable Energy Employers' Association established with a number of 109 E-RES producers, representing approximatively 1885 MW and having an active role in: promoting, supporting, defending and representing the interests of producers of renewable energy.
Martin Moise started his career at ASSA ABLOY Group, after which he continued at Hewlett-Packard as a Procurement Specialist. Graduate of the Romanian-American University of Bucharest, Department of Economics.
Mirel Jarnea is an experienced manager with strong expertise in Energy Efficiency Solutions for the B2B Industry, resourceful and proactive, with great capacity in combining effective communication skills with an extensive product knowledge in order to deliver the most satisfactory outcome for the customer.
With more than 10 years of experience in shopping centers and Retail & Industry energy efficiency implementation, Mirel confidently delivers on full EPC projects that demonstrate the wide array of benefits customers gain from choosing energy efficient but also the new generation of IOT, allowing the next level in modern user experience.
ACUE Federation was constituted in order to represent, support and protect the interests of its members in relations with public authorities, trade unions and other legal entities and individuals, both nationally and internationally, according to its statute and in accordance with the law. Also, the Federation will focus its activities on developing, implementing and supporting market competition rules. To this end, the Federation develops, implements and supports the improvement of fairness, transparency and business ethics of the business environment and of companies that compete in the energy, oil and gas field. stablished in May 2012, ACUE Federation has 23 members, among which many important groups from the energy sector such as CEZ România, E.ON România, Societatea Energetică Electrica SA, ENEL România, ENGIE România, GAZ EST, C.N.T.E.E. Transelectrica SA, with a total of over 24,000 employees and an annual turnover of over EUR 5.5 billion.
Established at the end of 2006, AFEER-the Romanian Energy Suppliers Association is a professional, non-governmental, nonprofit, independent and apolitical organization, being the only professional association dedicated to electricity suppliers in Romania. Its main mission is to facilitate institutional dialogue between members and authorities or between the Association and other organizations in a professional and transparent setting.
AFEER manages to gather at the same table, companies that naturally compete in the market but who share with each other their opinions and the problems they are facing, in the desire to solve them.
Since its establishment, AFEER has significantly expanded its membership with some of the most important suppliers in the electricity market, domestic and foreign enetities, private or state-owned companies.
Enel X is Enel Group’s global business line offering services that accelerate innovation and drive the energy transition. A global leader in the advanced energy solution sector, Enel X manages services such as demand response for around 6 GW of total capacity at global level and around 100 MW of storage capacity installed worldwide, as well as 195,000 electric vehicle charging points made available around the globe1. Through its advanced solutions, including energy management, financial services and electric mobility, Enel X provides each partner with an intuitive, personalized ecosystem of tech platforms and consulting services, focusing on sustainability and circular economy principles in order to provide people, communities, institutions and companies with an alternative model that respects the environment and integrates technological innovation into daily life. Each solution has the power to turn decarbonization, electrification and digitalization goals into sustainable actions for everyone, in order to build a more sustainable and efficient world together.
Enel X Romania is part of Enel X, Enel's global business line dedicated to the development of innovative products and digital solutions in sectors where energy has the greatest potential for transformation: cities, homes, industries and electric mobility.
Enery Element GmbH is a developer and investor in renewable energy infrastructure with focus on Central and Eastern Europe. The company covers the entire value chain with regards to development, financing, construction and long-term operation of renewable power plants and energy storage systems.
Kraftfeld was founded in 2009 as Pressburg Partners. The company has developed and operated solar farms in six European countries. During this time it has acted as developer, operator and investor. Kraftfeld's track record includes projects with at investment volume for the period of more than 300 million Euros.
Today Kraftfeld manages its solar assets and works to expand its portfolio. Kraftfeld started a pipeline of large solar farms in Hungary, Romania and Austria in 2019. The company now has several hundred megawatts under development in these core markets.
Kraftfeld has offices in Vienna, Budapest, and Bucharest. An in-house trading team sells the power produced by its assets via PPAs and on the spot market.
Photon Energy Group delivers solar energy and clean water solutions around the world. Its solar power services are provided by Photon Energy; since its foundation in 2008, Photon Energy has built and commissioned solar power plants with a combined capacity of over 100 MWp and has power plants with a combined capacity of 74.7 MWp in its proprietary portfolio. It is currently developing projects with a combined capacity of 821 MWp in Australia, Hungary, Poland and Romania and provides operations and maintenance services for over 300 MWp worldwide.
The group’s second major business line, Photon Water, provides clean water solutions including treatment and remediation services, as well as the development and management of wells and other water resources.
Photon Energy N.V., the holding company for Photon Energy Group, is listed on the Warsaw, Prague and Frankfurt Stock Exchanges. The company is headquartered in Amsterdam, with offices in Australia, South America and across Europe.
Leader in the electric energy supply area, Tinmar has become the largest private energy supplier in Romania.
Leader in the integrated energy services, Tinmar is a solid and large Romanian business, dedicated to delivering integrated utility services – electricity, petroleum and natural gas – to industrial and household consumers. Our ambition is to become the best modern utility services company in the region.
After the merger Tinmar Energy continues its activity structured on three divisions associated to its business lines, in order to maintain and increase its capacity of serving clients.
Phoenix Contact is a globally present, Germany-based market leader. Our group is synonymous with future-oriented components, systems, and solutions in the fields of electrical engineering, electronics, and automation. A global network across more than 100 countries and 17,600 employees ensure close proximity to our customers, which we believe is particularly important. Together with customers and partners, we design solutions for the future using trend-setting connection and automation technology. Wherever they are needed – for example, in transportation infrastructure, electromobility, for clean water, regenerative energies and intelligent supply networks, or energy-efficient machine building and systems manufacturing.
We face up to technological developments and the associated changes in society. With almost 100 years of experience in the fields of machine building and automation, we are working on tomorrow's intelligent production today.
Boutique law firm highly specialized in real estate, energy, infrastructure / PPP, M&A, GDPR, employment, bankingand finance. The founding Partners have more than twenty (20) years of experience. Ciprian Glodeanu is alsoacting as President of the Romanian Photovoltaic Industry Association (www.rpia.ro).
Romanian Photovoltaic Industry Association – RPIA is a non-profit association, founded in March 2012, by a team of professionals who had in mind the vision that in the future Romania will be a stable and productive environment that will allow the photovoltaic industry development. Thus, our main purpose was to create a networking environment and know-how exchange for potential investors. In three years, RPIA has gathered as its members ones of the most important national and international companies that are active in the photovoltaic market in Romania.
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