Romanian Energy Efficiency Forum 2018


Join us at the fifth annual edition of the most important event in Romania dedicated to energy efficiency and sustainable energy program development!

The oportunities and challenges of implementing energy efficiency programs as the next step in Romania’s energy strategy will be debated in the largest conference dedicated to this sector in Romania, the Romanian Energy Efficiency Forum 2018, organised by the Romanian Association for Promoting Energy Efficiency and GOVNET Conferences. 

The Forum speakers will provide the latest information to help your company adapt and comply to the Directive requirements - it will also involve you in the debate that shapes the future directions of Romania's energy markets and energy services development.

The event is created to generate business ventures and present the investment opportunities in Romania's energy efficiency programs as well as to connect government representatives and regulatory authorities with private companies. 

Romanian Energy Efficiency Forum - October 23, 2018 - Hotel InterContinental Bucharest, Ronda Hall

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

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.

 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.

Substitution and cancellation policy 

After registering for the Event, if you cancel your attendance more than one week prior to the date of the Event, you will receive a full refund of the amount of your payment. If you cancel within one weeks of the date of the Event, you will not be eligible for a refund; however, substitutions can be arranged with no extra cost from within a company or organization. No refunds for no shows. Cancellation requests must be received in writing.  

Data protection and sharing of contact details

The Conference Organizer will collect and store your personal datafor the preparation and execution of the conference as well as to inform you about future projects related to your sector and line of work. Your contact data will only be passed on to partners directly involved in the conference organization process as partners for follow-up purposes. If you have any questions about our privacy policy and the processing of your e-mail and related personal data, do not hesitate to write us at

09:00 - 09:30
  • Delegates Registration and welcome coffee



09:30 - 11:00


Romanian legislation and policies on Energy Efficiency under the new 2030 energy and climate framework

  • Energy Efficiency framework - key targets for 2030 - What will Romania aim to achieve in 2030?
  • Thermal Energy Law - changes in the functioning of the centralised heating systems
  • New support scheme for promoting highly efficient cogeneration for 2020-2029
  • National Integrated Plan for Energy and Climate Change
  • New legislative proposals & regulations in Energy Efficiency
  • Energy Efficiency in the Industrial Sector - implementing feasable projects in Romania


11:00 - 11:30
  • Networking coffee break


11:30 - 13:00

How to stimulate energy efficiency in our cities?

  • Digitalisation, key to delivering new level of insight into energy efficiency
  • Using Automation To Make Energy Efficiency Productive
  • Romanian capital’s Smart City strategy
  • Financing Energy Efficiency projects - What’s next after Horizon 2020?
  • Sucess factors for EPCs
  • The problem of work force in Romania
  • Suitable financing mechanisms to spur investment in energy efficiency projects


13:00 - 14:00
  • Lunch and individual meetings 
Razvan Grecu
Chairman of the Romanian Association for Promotion of Energy Efficiency (ARPEE)

Razvan Grecu is Chairman of the Romanian Association for Promotion of Energy Efficiency (ARPEE) since June 2017. He is the head of strategy and public affairs in ENGIE Romania since 2012 when he joined the company from a advisory firm.

Zoltan Nagy
Vice President 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.

Elena Popescu
General Manager of the Energy Policies Department in the Ministry of Energy

Mrs. Elena Popescu, PhD Power Engineering, graduated from Polytechnic University of Bucharest, Energy Faculty, she holds a PhD on energy policies and optimal energy mix and a Master of Science on management and ecology of engineering systems.

Between 2007 – 2012, she acted as counselor at the Permanent Representation of Romania to the European Union, in Brussels, responsible for international affairs in energy and nuclear affairs, representing Romania in the related Working Groups at European Council and European Commission.

Since September 2013, Mrs. Elena Popescu is the General Director of the Energy Policies Department, Ministry of Energy of Romania. With extensive experience in the energy industry, energy administration and European and international affairs in energy field, she coordinates activities related to the development, implementation of an integrated energy and climate change policy and regulatory framework for the energy sector in Romania and coordinates also the technical view for the integrated Romanian position on energy field for the European Council and in relation with EU

Balazs Bela-Atila
Director of the Energy Management Department ROMGAZ

Bela Balazs joined Romgaz in 2009 as an engineer, starting as head of the Maintenance Office – Mechanical – Energetic Division, Head of the Emergency Situations Department, and from 2013 until now  he is Director of the Energy Management Department at Romgaz Medias. His technical background  prepared him for the activity of project management in energy and Romgaz’s new elecric energy department is an opporunity for direct contribution.

Valérie Plainemaison
General Secretary EFIEES | European Federation of Intelligent Energy Efficiency Services

Valérie Plainemaison is EFIEES’ Secretary General for over 10 years. EFIEES is  the European Federation of Intelligent Energy Efficiency Services. Valérie has been working in the context of EU regulation with a focus on energy-efficiency services and heating and cooling policies, including the transition towards renewable energy sources. She is also active in the waste management sector at EU level. 

EFIEES has actively followed the negotiations of the EU Clean Energy Package, and is also closely monitoring its transposition, with regard to the key role energy efficiency services can play for achieving european Energy Efficiency targets and, more generally, the transition towards a low-carbon economy. 

Bogdan Iablonschi
Technical manager, Veolia Energie Romania

Mr. Bogdan Iablonschi is Technical manager at Veolia Energie Romania. Educational background: - 2009 - Faculty of Power Engineering - UPB (domain Applied Sciences)- 2012 - Master degree in Local heating, industrial and nuclear thermal equipment engineering from the Faculty of mechanical engineering - UPB

Work Experience:- 2009/2013 - Tractebel Engineering (Engie) -  Project Manager/Thermomecanical Engineer- 2013/2017 - Project Manager/Dept. Manager (Veolia Energie Romania)- 2018 - Technical and Performance Director (Veolia Energie Romania)

Main certifications:- Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM - PMI) - Building Energy Auditor - Energy Auditor for industry

Alina Boiangiu
Head of Research& Development Department ALUM Tulcea

Ms. Alina Boiangiu is the Head of Research& Development Department at Alum Tulcea. Ms Boiangiu holds a degree and a master degree in chemistry at University of Bucharest, Faculty of Chemistry. She was former head of Laboratory & Research and she was involved over the years in all research projects regarding Sierra Leone bauxite processing and alumina production.

Lucian Cotet
Deputy Technical Manager, Vimetco ALUM

Mr. Lucian Cotet has a degree in chemical engineering and a doctor degree in chemical engineering from Gheorghe Asachi Technical University of Iasi. As ALUM’s Research Laboratory Head it led many research tests regarding bauxite processing and alumina production, red mud further utilization and new product development. Currently has the position of Deputy Technical Manager in ALUM Tulcea.

Catalin Dragostin
Executive Director Energy Serv

Mr. Catalin Dragostin is the Executive Director of Energy Serv since 1996. During this period, he implemented many energy efficiency projects and contracts with power plants and refineries in Romania and Bulgaria (Petromidia refinery, Pitesti power plant, Petrotel refinery, Neftochim refinery-Bulgaria, Pleven refinery-Bulgaria). Previously he worked for Romanian Energy Authority RENEL, o different positions.

Dumitra Mereuta
Independent Expert

Ms. Dumitra Mereuta is an independent expert in energy efficiency, with an extensive experience working in the Ministry of Environment.

Mark Velody
Project manager, Green Economy Financing Facility EBRD

Mark Velody is the Project manager, Green Economy Financing Facility EBRD

Radu Dudau
Director, Energy Policy Group

Radu Dudău is co-founder and director of EPG. He is Associate Professor of International Relations at Bucharest University. From 2006 to 2010 he was Deputy Director at the Romanian Diplomatic Institute (Ministry of Foreign Affairs). He graduated in Physics and Philosophy from the University of Iași. He holds a Dr. Phil. degree in Philosophy (magna cum laude) from Konstanz University (Germany) and a PhD in Political Science (International Relations) (summa cum laude) from the National School of Political and Administrative Studies (SNSPA, Bucharest). He was a Fulbright Fellow with the National Security Program at Harvard Kennedy School of Government (2011), a New Europe College Fellow at the Danish Institute of International Relations (Copenhagen, 2006) and an OSI/FCO-Chevening scholar at Oxford University (1999-2000). His main expertise focus is energy security and natural resource geopolitics.


Dana Dunel
Head of the Energy practice Biris Goran

Dana heads the Energy Practice at Biriş Goran. She was also head of the Legal Department in Hidroelectrica. 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.

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Hotel Intercontinental

The Romanian Energy Efficiency Forum 2018 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


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