RENEWABLE ENERGY SUMMIT 2022
October 13. Grand Hotel Bucharest
Under the slogan “Meet the Renewables Sector in Romania!” the event organized by Govnet Conferences, will bring together the most important players active in the renewable energy power generation on the local market, also companies from complementary spheres and authorities alike.
Join us on October 13, 2022 to share perspectives on the current status of the Romanian renewables market, the discussions reaching topics of great importance for all the factors involved in the development of these projects.
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.
Participation fee return policy:
- if the request for cancellation is made up to 45 calendar days before the event, the amount paid will be returned in full;
- if the request for cancellation is made up to 30 calendar days before the event, 70% of the amount paid is returned;
- if the request for cancellation is made up to 15 calendar days before the event, 50% of the amount paid is returned;
- if the request for cancellation is made less than 7 days before the event, the amount paid will not be returned.
Data protection and sharing of contact details
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Participants registration and welcome note
|09:00 - 10:30||
Renewable Energy Policies in a time of transition - Expected Developments in Romania
We will debate with the representatives of the Authorities, Industry Associations and Energy Experts the current situation and challenges for connecting new energy projects to the grid, the legislative context and investment perspectives.
|10:30 - 11:30||
Legal and Taxation aspects for the Renewable Energy sector
This panel provides a snapshot of the current key legal and taxation principles and considerations applicable to renewable energy generation in Romania
|11:30 - 12:00||
|12:00 - 13:00||
The Importance of being bankable - current approach to financing RES projects
Mobilizing finance for investment in renewable energy requires a better understanding of the expectation and relationship between different types of financing institutions and their willingness to invest in RE.
|13:00 - 14:30||
Current Project Development challenges in Romania
In this panel we will discuss the current characteristics of developing a successful RE project in Romania with emphasis on the construction and turn-key EPC contractor challenges
|14:30 - 16:00||
BUSINESS LUNCH AND NETWORKING
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.
Adrian Borotea is a Senior Executive Director at CEZ Romania, dealing lately with the CEZ Group strategy in Romania, EU Affairs and Renewables. Balancing studies with career, he graduated an Executive MBA at Pittsburgh University, USA. He has 25 years of experience on Energy and Law Regulation in Romania.
He is an active member of different Board of Directors, from electricity distribution, supply, wind generation, hydro generation and different leading bodies of Electricity Sector associations. Currently he is Executive Vice-chairman of RWEA. Previously Mr. Borotea was the Vice-president of ANRE and also Vice-president of the Association of Energy Regulators (ERRA).
Lorena Voicu joined Alive Capital’s team in March 2022 as the company’s Chief Financial Officer. She graduated from Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, Faculty of Accounting and Information Systems, she is an ACCA Fellow (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), an ASPAAS member (Authority for the Public Oversight of the Activity of the Statutory Audit) and a CAFR member (Chamber of Financial Auditors of Romania) with a prestigious experience of over 16 years in Big 4 companies. In her previous experience, Lorena managed complex audit projects for prominent Romanian and multinational companies, as well as audits of public interest entities and listed entities, mostly from Power and Utilities and Oil and Gas industries.
Andrei Gavriliță, member of Libra Internet Bank’s team for the last 15 of his 18 years banking experience, holds a degree in Cybernetics - Bucharest University Of Economic Studies - and an Executive MBA Diploma from ASEBUSS. As one of the bank’s most experienced corporate finance professionals, Andrei triggered Libra Internet Bank’s green energy sector approach as part of the bank’s successful niche strategy in recent years.
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..
Cătălin Stancu is a Senior Expert at Horváth, having over 25 years of experience in top executive and non-executive management roles in important Romanian companies operating in the energy sector. He has coordinated complex transformation projects, given his expertise in strategy, defining the operational model, digitalization, process optimization, product development and greenfield energy generating projects. Some of his achievements include leading multiple M&A projects including projects overseeing the privatization of local utilities suppliers and defining as well as implementing digital transformation projects together with integrated performance management systems.
Daniel Vlasceanu is an attorney-at-law specialized in energy and environment, focusing on petroleum and renewables. Before setting up Vlasceanu, Nyerges and Partners (VNP), Daniel coordinated various legal offices within the Legal Department of OMV Petrom (i.e. the largest integrated energy group within CEE Region). While still with OMV Petrom, Daniel moved to the Upstream Business Development Department where he coordinated the commercial and legal activity of several strategic projects of national relevance. With VNP, Daniel coordinated the permitting activity of several energy operators and is currently advising on some of the largest RES projects under development and/ or construction in Romania. VNP is the Romanian affiliated member of the international network of law firms Ally Law (present in over 70 jurisdictions), where Daniel is coordinating the Energy Committee.
Apart from his pure legal activity under VNP, Daniel is coordinating the activity of Leonidas Energy, a PV developer currently having a pipeline of robust projects under various stages of development.
Daniel has a master degree in Business Law (from Bucharest University), an international private law master degree (from Juridicum / Vienna University) and an Energy MBA (from Vienna University of Economics and Business).
Cristina Gavrilă is a Romanian law qualified lawyer with more than 15 years of experience in M&A, corporate and commercial law, energy, regulatory, public procurement, finance and real estate matters covering a wide range of industry sectors including automotive, IT&C, retail, pharmaceuticals, industrial manufacturing, consumer goods or insurance. Cristina concentrates her practice in mergers & acquisitions, having assisted clients on the full spectrum of transactions, including in relation to pre and post deal negotiations, subsequent day-to-day activities or adjacent investments and restructurings.
She assisted Romanian and international investors in connection with the acquisition, construction and development of energy projects, including nuclear energy units and renewable energy sourced facilities, as well as in various transactions in oil & gas. Also, she has been involved in life sciences industry group, with experience in a range of legal aspects related to the healthcare industry sector, with focus on M&A and corporate matters.
Cristina started her carrier in 2006 with the Bucharest office of Gide Loyrette Nouel, where she was heavily involved in advising top French-based clients on their investments in Romania, and in 2008 joined the newly opened Bucharest office of White & Case LLP (transformed into Bondoc si Asociatii since February 2014), where she activated for almost 10 years, particularly as an M&A, corporate and commercial lawyer. In 2018, Cristina was part of the management team opening a new structure, D’Ornano Partners, a leading French law firm in Central and South-East Europe, with offices in Paris, Budapest, Bucharest and Belgrade.
Currently, Cristina is Partner of Glodeanu Partners, heading the energy department of the Firm.
Although after graduating he opted for a technical path in electricity, after reaching a maximum level of technical coordination, decided to make a career turn and "attack" the commercial part. Taking advantage of the implementation of the new structure of the Romanian electricity market, he dedicate himself to the implementation of a market mechanism for balancing production with consumption and launch the "balancing market". After succesfull implementation he passed in the private sector where he developed himself both personally and professionally.
During his career he had the opportunity to work in both state and private sector, to represent the companies and the country on numerous international working groups and to contribute to the implementation of a fair electricity market in Romania.
Since 2009 he is leading the activity of the GEN-I group in Romania and in 2021 was elected president of Romanian Energy Supplier Association AFEER.
Goal oriented leader and business enthusiast with over 15 years experience in sales and procurement management at international level for an international distribution company. His greatest strength is business awareness, which enables him to permanently streamline commercial policies.
Horatiu has more than ten years of experience in national/international sales management in the electrical, electronic security, automotive market, and on site project management. He is skilled in execution, project management, sales, business development and new profitable market identification. Horatiu speaks English, German, and French, and has a degree in Law.
Mihai is the Executive Director of RPIA - the Romanian Photovoltaic Industry Association. Mihai is also the Head of the Energy Systems Programme at Energy Policy Group, the leading energy and climate think-tank in Romania. With an R&D background in the field of energy storage technologies, hydrogen and Li-ion batteries, at ICSI Rm. Vâlcea and CEA Grenoble, Mihai Bălan joined RWEA (Romanian Wind Energy Association) in 2017 as a Policy Officer, eager to get actively involved in enabling the energy transition in Romania through relevant strategy, policy and market design mechanisms. Mihai Balan obtained his PhD from Arts et Métiers ParisTech and University Politehnica of Bucharest (UPB) with a thesis investigating the Romanian and European potential of hydrogen applications such as Power-to-Gas and holds a Bachelor and Master degree in Power Engineering from UPB. He was also a member of IEA Hydrogen TCP Task 38 on Power-to-Hydrogen and Hydrogen-to-Methane.
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.
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.
Cătălin is a banker with 20 years’ experience in financing companies, leading sales and product teams in the corporate customers area. He is responsible for servicing and advising corporate customers active in the energy, utilities and metals industries, with a focus on promoting renewable energy and ESG practices. His area of expertise includes the entire range of lending products, transaction structuring, analysis of companies from a financial perspective and business models. Cătălin is passionate about modern art and neuro-sciences. He is a certified trainer and business coach.
Based in Spain for over 8 years, Adrian worked as an CEO in Grupo Cobra, an international renewables energy group and further activities covered the creating and managing of a international BOS and EPC company. His work covered : Integration into strategic markets in the renewable energies sector ; Vertical value chain integration of each project: BOS, EPC and O&M-engineering, procurement, construction, installation, monitoring, operation and maintenance; Identifying/sourcing suitable investments in renewable energy; Leading acquisitions, financing, operation and disposal of assets; Overseeing development and project management; Supervision, inspection and commissioning for each construction phase; Managing revenues and expenses for assets under management.
Sebastian currently works for BCR’s Specialized Lending Department, focused on financing transport, social and energy infrastructure projects in Romania. As a result, he has developed extensive market and legal knowledge regarding the energy and waste sector.
His educational background includes business administration, economics, finance, European law, politics and sociology.
Oana is unanimously recognized for successfully handling landmark and first-to-market projects in the energy sector, assisting foreign and local investors from planning throughout the entire operational chain and undertaking complex issues related to business development and investment in Romania.
Drawing on a 17-year career as a business lawyer, she routinely advises clients on the most challenging and strategic matters involving C-Suite decision making related to their investments, projects and operations in Romania and has a notable track record of successfully leading significant advocacy efforts.
Oana is acknowledged by clients and peers for the successful execution and implementation of the provided advice and is acknowledged as a substantial contributor to the drafting of legislation regulating a broad range of industries and areas.
Cristian Pirvulescu is General Manager and founding partner of ENEVO Group, a power and automation specialized company. The company was involved in major projects on 4 continents, working with some of the biggest utilities and having technical partnerships with all the top 5 technology producers in the world for the specific business. He carefully put together over the years young engineers and ambitious individuals who grew into a multidisciplinary team able to implement a wide range of projects in the fields of power generation, transmission and distribution, oil & gas, utilities and industry both in Romania and abroad.
Prior to starting ENEVO, he held the position of Business Development Manager of Romelectro, the largest Romanian EPC Contractor. Cristian managed highly complex projects such as greenfield thermal power plants, modernization and rehabilitation projects for hydro and thermal power plants, as well as development of electricity transmission infrastructures. Between 2014 and 2017 he was also member of the Supervisory Board of Transelectrica SA (Romania’s Transmission System Operator).
Member of various NGO’s, Cristian is founding member of EESTEC LC Bucharest (academic students’ organization within Politechnica University of Bucharest) and Aspen Institute Fellow.
Roxana Mircea is one of the pioneers of consultancy services to attract financing through European funds or state aid for start-ups, SMEs and big companies on the Romanian market. With more than 12 years experience in consultancy, Roxana Mircea and the REI team have successfully managed to attract financing for over 250 projects at national level so far. Roxana Mircea was a kindergarder teacher before her career in professional consulting services and after the educational period she started working in two companies where she held positions within sales and marketing departments. Since 2008, after Romania's integration in the EU, Roxana has been in the field of the Structural Funds.
Since 2012, Roxana Mircea has also been the president of the Women Association of Rural areas (AFMR), a non-governmental organization which currently carries out social projects worth over 5 million euros and which aims to identify the means of supporting personal and professional development for women living in rural areas, so that they enjoy a better life and contribute to the development of the communities they live in.
With a tradition of more than 120 years in the energy sector, Electrica Furnizare, part of the Electrica Group, is the largest integrated supplier of electricity, natural gas and services in Romania, with a portfolio of over 3.5 million places of consumption. The company holds a licence to supply electricity and natural gas throughout the country and from June 2020 it will be present on the market of renewable electricity producers, in line with European directives on sustainable business development.
In 2021, the network of Electrica Furnizare agencies and lucrative facilities in the 18 counties of the country expanded by opening new point of presence in the counties of Constanța, Mehedinți, Dolj, Timiș, Giurgiu and Iași, and the development of the network will continue also in the future.
The company is constantly investing in the digitization of operations, contributing significantly to improving the customer experience both by simplifying access to the products and services offered and by optimizing the ways of contracting, contact and payment.
Alive Capital is a Romanian company founded in 2013, by specialists with decades of experience in the electricity business. Since 2016, the company is licensed by Romanian Energy Regulatory Authority (ANRE) as a supplier and trader of electricity, we are now present and fully operational on most important central markets managed by the national operator OPCOM: DAM (Day-Ahead Market), CM-OTC (Centralized Market with Double Continuous Negotiation for Electricity Bilateral Contracts), CMBC-EA-flex (Centralized Market for Electricity Bilateral Contracts – Extended Auction Mechanism and products that ensure the flexibility of trading), CMBC-CN ( Centralized Market for Electricity Bilateral Contracts – Continuous Negotiation Mechanism). Today, Alive Capital has become a reference on the Romanian market in terms of high standards and efficiency of the services we offer to renewable sources electricity producers, as well as others customers.
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.
Raiffeisen Bank is one of the universal banks in the top 5 in Romania and has in its portfolio 2.2 million customers, individuals and legal entities. The bank has over 4,600 employees, 300 agencies across the country, 700 ATMs, 400 multifunctional machines (MFMs) and a network of over 24,400 POS. The bank has met the needs of customers for large cash deposits and has already installed 20 Smart DropBox devices. At the end of June 2021, over 60% of Raiffeisen Bank's 300 units operated digital cash registers, so that agency employees could provide counseling for digital education and service to our clients' needs.
AJ Renewables is part of a group that offers turnkey services in the renewable field: development, construction, operation and maintenance as well as consulting. The group has in its portfolio over 5 GW on the execution side (Spain, Portugal and Italy) and over 2 GW under development (Romania).
Libra Internet Bank, member of the American investment group New Century Holdings, is one of the most dynamic banks in Romania in recent years. Being specialized in fields such as real estate, liberal professions and agribusiness, the bank gives special focus to the energy sector, while constantly increasing access to finance for entrepreneurs with a sustainable and socially responsible approach. Libra Internet Bank is renowned for its power of innovation and its partnerships with major international FinTech companies.
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).
Horváth is an international, independent management consultancy firm with over 1,000 employees in locations in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Hungary, Romania, Italy, the USA, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. We represent in-depth knowledge across different industries and top-level subject matter expertise in all company functions – with a focus on performance management and transformation. We carry out projects for our international customers around the world. In this context, we provide precise knowledge of, and take into account, the local conditions thanks to the cooperation with our partners of “Cordence Worldwide”, a global network of truly connected consultancy firms with the ability to think and deliver together.
Our specialists support companies and top executives with extensive competence in business models, organizational structures, processes and systems to successfully align their organizations for the future. We combine passion and effective implementation to turn change into success across whole companies, in individual business areas or in functions such as sales, operations, procurement, controlling & finance, HR and IT. Horváth stands for project results which create sustainable benefits and value. That is why our consultants accompany their customers from the business management concept and anchoring in processes and systems through to change management and training of managers and employees.
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.
Photomate is a Huawei solar inverters authorized distribution partner and is well-experienced in Huawei inverter products in technical aspects, sales and service support. Photomate entered the Romanian market by opening this year an office in Bucharest, its activity being coordinated by Adrian Paraschiv, Country Manager for Romania. The Romanian office will offer its customers the best commercial conditions and the best technical support.
Currently, Photomate is a regional Value Added Partner (VAP) for Huawei solar inverters in Central Europe, Eastern, Nordic countries and Eurasia, as well as a Certified Service Partner (CSP).
Huawei is the leader in intelligent solutions in the field of inverter technology for photovoltaic panels and Photomate customers will benefit from 24/7 technical support from us as well as from the support center opened by Huawei in Bucharest. Our customers can benefit from the extended warranty of the Huawei FusionSolar inverters, which can have a period of 10 years.
REI FINANCE ADVISORS and REI INTERNATIONAL CONSULTING, part of REI Grup (reigrup.ro), are companies specialized in developing, implementing and monitoring the investment projects from the EU non-reimbursable funds (Regional Operational Program, Big Infrastructure Operational Programe), as well as state aid schemes (GD 495/2014, GD 807/2014, GD 332/2014, GEO 81/2019, GEO 130/2020).
With an experience of more than 10 years, REI Grup specialists are in permanent contact with the EU non-reimbursable funds mechanisms and can easily identify and secure fund access from internal and external sources. REI Grup team consists of more than 50 specialists in 8 regional offices with vast experience in attracting funds for companies with local and international activity.
REI Grup has successfully secured financing for more than 400 projects in Romania so far with over 250 projects already implemented and a 99% rate of success. In 2019, REI Grup has recorded 80 mln. EUR approved projects, while this year it is expected to exceed the 200 mln. EUR mark of approved projects.
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.
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.
Sunwin by EZS SRL is a 100% subsidiarity of the Swiss company ” Energie Zukunft Schweiz AG”, based in Zurich, Lausanne and Basel.
Sunwin by EZS is a leading European CO2 neutral energy developer specialized in PV and Biogas development. The company also provides CO neutral consulting services to governmental and commercial clients to reduce their and the worlds CO2 impact with all its commercial benefits for industry and society.
Currently Sunwin by EZS Group has developed several 100 MW and is in development of 2 GWp in 5 countries within its PV Division Sunwin by EZS is currently present in Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Germany and Romania and furthermore developing projects in the UK, Denmark and Hungary.
We support the European industry to achieve CO2 neutrality and energy efficiency.
Sunwin by EZS SRL is your developer of choice for: PV power plants (Roof-top PV, Greenfield PV, Agro- & Aqua-PV, CarPark PV) Biogas power plants CO2 neutral energy solutions and consulting.
The 2022 edition fo the Romanian Renewable Energy Summit will take place at the Grand Hotel Bucharest.
Offering spectacular views of Bucharest's centre, the 5-star Grand Hotel Bucharest ( former InterContinental Bucharest) is situated in the University Square, right next to the National Theatre and within walking distance from the Old Town.
With state-of-the-art facilities and Grand Hotel Bucharest Meetings & Conferences standards in place, this property is the perfect venue for conferences, receptions, private dinners or social events.