2021 Romanian Solar Summit

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)

Registration Options: 

- Romanian Solar Summit participation fee is 59 € + VAT/ person.
- Romanian Solar Summit Networking Cocktail at the Intercontinental Hotel -  79 € + VAT/ person.

Participation for both Summit and Networking Cocktail: - 109 Euro + VAT/ person.


Members of ACUE, AFEER and PATRES benefit from 10% discount.

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.

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10:00 - 10:15

Ciprian Glodeanu - President of the Romanian Photovoltaic Industry Association RPIA
  • Energy legislation aspects related to the PV sector
  • What you need to know for a successful PV investment in Romania
  • What has changed in Romania's renewable energy market?
Brief introductory aspects regarding the current context on developing renewable energy projects in Romania

10:15 - 11:00

Romanian Solar Market Outlook and Expected Developments

  • News on Renewable Energy Support Scheme in Romania - the new legislative context and aspects related to the PV sector
  • Political environment - Governmental views on the photovoltaic industry in Romania – what to expect from the regulatory bodies?
  • Targets and developments on Renewable Energy Support Scheme in Romania
  • How the Romanian PV sector shall adapt to the new circumstances - Keynotes on the local market

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.

11:00 - 12:00
  • Investing in Romanian Solar PV Projects – Practical Tax Considerations and Challenges
  • What you need to know for a successful PV investment in Romania
  • The real estate side of PV parks development in Romania
  • Structuring your investment in a tax efficient manner
  • Managing risks for Renewable Energy Projects - Dealing with the uncertainty
  • The Importance of being bankable - current approach to financing renewable energy projects
  • Empowering the All Electric Society

This section will shed more light on aspects related to the legal regime, taxation and financing of photovoltaic energy projects.


12:00 - 13:00

Current PV Market Development & Lessons for Romania

  • Projects to go - expectations of investors
  • What projects are attractive in Romanian PV industry
  • Rooftop PV in Romania - The Clash between Opportunity and Challenge
  • Key elements in a succesfull EPC contract - time to take action, some recommendations from an
    experienced EPC Contractor
  • Turn-key contractor challenges in PV Energy Projects
  • Current characteristics of developing a successful PV project in Romania
In this panel we will discuss investors' expectations and prospects for the development of photovoltaic parks.
13:00 - 13:30
  • Final remarks and Q&A session

17:00 - 20:00
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
Secretary of State in the Ministry of Energy

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.

Zoltan Nagy – Bege
Vice-President of the Romanian Energy Regulatory Authority (ANRE)

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 Glodeanu
President of the Romanian Photovoltaic Industry Association RPIA

Ciprian is the President of the Romanian Photovoltaic Industry Association ( 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, 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
Business development manager and Member of the Board of Directors in Monsson Group

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 Kneidinger
Managing Director, Kraftfeld Solar

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
executive director within ACUE Federation of Associations of Energy Utility Companies

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. 

Adrian Goicea
Chairman of the Supervisory Board of CNTEE Transelectrica SA

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
Country Manager Romania at Photon 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 Gazdov
Director Enery Element GmbH

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 Simon-Loeys
Principal Banker, Energy EMEA, EBRD

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
Business Development Manager of Phoenix Contact

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 Mogoi
Sector Head Utilities & Natural Resources at ING Bank Romania

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
Vice President at PATRES - Renewable Energy Employers

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
Head of B2B e-Industries, Enel X Romania

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.

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Registration Romanian Solar Summit 2021

Registration Options: 

- Romanian Solar Summit participation fee is 59 € + VAT/ person.
- Romanian Solar Summit Networking Cocktail at the Intercontinental Hotel 79 € + VAT/ person.

Participation for both Summit and Networking Cocktail: - 109 Euro + VAT/ person.


Members of ACUE, AFEER and PATRES benefit from 10% discount.

Please note that the allocation of available seats for the Networking Cocktail will be made on a first-come, first-served basis within the maximum capacity allowed by the regulations in force against the spread of COVID-19. 

All registration fees mentioned above exclude 19% Romanian VAT. 


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