The Romanian HydroPower Summit 2014 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 2014 - February 20, 2014 - 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.
Gala Networking Cocktail participation fee is 59 € + VAT/ person.
All registration fees mentioned above exclude 24% Romanian VAT. Register online via the registration page on http://govnet.ro
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 - 11:00||
Romanian HydroPower Market Outlook and expected developments for 2014
|11:00 - 11:30||
Networking coffee break
|11:30 - 13:30||
The Romanian Hydro Market analysis
|13:30 - 14:30||
|14:30 - 16:00||
Investors and Project Developers panel
|16:00 - 18:00||
Romanian HydroPower Energy Summit - Networking Cocktail
The Networking Cocktail will offer the perfect opportunity for high level networking in the exclusive surroundings of the InterContinental Hotel in Bucharest, Modigliani Restaurant.
Mrs. Rovana Plumb is the Minister of Enviroment and Climat Change since May 2012. Also she is the Chairman of Social Democratic Women's Organisation and the Vice-president for PESW.
Mrs. Ana Lucia Varga is the Minister Delegate for Waters, Forests and Fisheries since december 2012. Also Mrs. Ana Lucia Varga was the President of the International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River and the president of the meeting Bureau of Parties to the Protocol on Water and Health to the Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes. Politically. Also she is the Chairman of National-Liberal Women's Organisation.
Mrs. Elena Popescu is the General Director of the Energy and Environment Direction, within the Department for Energy. With extensive experience in the energy field, she 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.
Mr. Florin Diaconu is in charge with leading, oranize and administering the activities in GNM. Before getting to GNM he worked for National Agency for Environmental Protection.
Mr. Mihai Teleanu is member of the Hidroelectrica directorate, coordinating the development and refurbishing work of the company. With over thirty years experience in the field of hydropower and with numerous specializations in the area of activity, Mr. Teleanu has been involved in complex activities such as the construction of hydroelectric plants, privatization, investment and refurbishment projects as well as international financing. Among Mr. Teleanu achievements include the "Râul Mare Retezat" hydropower project.
Ms. Carmen Neagu is a Member of the Supervisory Board at Transelectrica. Her professional background includes the position of Region Executive South East Europe for GE Energy. During the six years spend at GE, Carmen Neagu increased GE Energy presence in the region from 2005 nearly “0″ market share up to 50%-70% for generation sector.
Ms. Silvia Vlasceanu is the General Director of the Romanian Energy Utilities Companies Association ACUE. She also holds the counselor position in the Committee of Industry and Services within the Chamber of Deputies.
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.
Ms. Ioana Gheorghiade coordinates the Project Finance Division at BCR Erste Bank Romania, being responsible for the financing of some of the most important projects of renewable energy in Romania. Her professional backgound includes the position of Principal Banker at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and she holds an Executive MBA degree at Asebuss University.
Mr. Radu Mustata is Business Development Coordinator at Marsh Romania Broker de Asigurare, one of the most experienced consultants specialized in the energy field insurance. His impressive track record of succesfully completed projects recommends him as a professional with a hands on experience in Romania's insurance brokerage sector.
Adrian Borotea is Senior Executive Director and Member of the Directorate at CEZ Romania, one of the most active companies in Romania's energy sector. Before joining CEZ, Mr. Borotea was the vicepresident of the Romanian Electricity Regulator ANRE. He holds an Executive MBA degree from Katz Pittsburgh in the United States. CEZ Group ranks among the largest power utilities in Europe, both in terms of installed capacity and number of customers. In December 2010, CEZ purchased 100% shares of TMK Hydroenergy Power System, followed by a period of finalizing the transaction. The total installed capacity of the hydropower system in Caras Severin is approximately 18MW, as the company owns four dams (Trei Ape, Gozna, Valiug, Secu) and four hydropowerplants (Grebla, Crainicel I, Crainicel II and Breazova). Each hydropowerplant has, currently, no more than 10MW installed capacity.
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.
Ms. Florica POPA, graduated from the University of Politehnica Bucharest - Faculty of Power Engineering, as a Hydropower Plant Engineer. Since 1992 she works at ISPH Bucharest, starting as a junior engineer and going up to Director of the Energy Division. Now, as a Technical Director her role is to guide, lead, coordinate and control all aspects of the technical and production activities of the company.
Rudolf Lukavsky serves as Commercial Counsellor in Bucharest, responsible for Romania and the Republic of Moldova since 2009. Rudolf Lukavsky holds a master’s degree in commercial science from the Vienna University of Economics and Business. ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA, with its more than 110 offices in over 70 countries, provides a broad range of intelligence and business development services for both Austrian companies and their international business partners. Other services provided by ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA offices range from introductions to Austrian companies looking for importers, distributors or agents to providing in-depth information on Austria as a business location and assistance in entering the Austrian market.
The National Administration “Apele Române” is a public institution, of national interest, functioning in base of management and economic authonomy for the coordination of the central public authority in the water field. Its structure consists of 11 Water Basin Administrations – organized on river basins, the National Institute for Hydrology and Water Management and the Complex Exploatation Stânca – Costeşti. National Administration “Apele Române” is responsible for managing the waters from the state public domain and the infrastructure of the National Water Management System including reservoirs, flood protection dikes, canals, interbasin water derivations, water intakes and other specific works, as well as the infrastructure of the National Hydrological and Hydrogeological Survey System and the water resources monitoring infrastructure under its patrimony, for the knowledge and unitary management of the surface and groundwater resources at country level.
The Romanian Small Hydropower Association is a Romanian non-profit legal person, registered according to the legal provisions. ROSHA is a professional, non-government, non-political association without lucrative purpose. Since 2008 (its founding year), ROSHA is a member of the European Small Hydropower Association – ESHA and benefited by its direct support.
ACUE Federation is a representative employers' organization in the electricity sector, oil, gas and mining, representing the interests of large companies in the production, distribution, supply of electricity and natural gas and related services of these activities.
WEC-RNC is a founding member of the World Energy Council, from 1924. WEC-RNC mission is to promote the sustainable supply and use of energy for the benefit of all. WEC-RNC members are: important national companies, trade companies, energy producers, suppliers and distributors, national electricity and heat regulatory authorities; non-working organizations, decisions makers; governmental agenties, energy users, research and development institutes, universities etc
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.
AREL is a professional association founded in 2008 to come in support of those working in the electrical field in Romania by protecting and promoting their professional interests and activities. In order to achieve this objectives, AREL permanently develops strong relations with the Romanian authorities in the field, and with professional associations in Romania and abroad.
The ANDRITZ GROUP is a globally leading supplier of plants, equipment, and services for hydropower stations, the pulp and paper industry, the metalworking and steel industries, and for solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial sectors. The publicly listed, international technology Group is headquartered in Graz, Austria, and has a staff of around 23,900 employees. ANDRITZ operates over 220 production sites as well as service and sales companies all around the world.
Hidroelectrica is a power generation leader and the major supplier of ancillary services required in the National Energy System, as it is a crucial company for a strategic sector, involving itself in the national safety. With an average output of more than 17 TWh in an average hydrological year, generated in its subsidiaries strategically located throughout the country, Hidroelectrica provides approx. 30% of the country's total production, depending on the hydrology of the year. Also, Hidroelectrica provides approx. 90% of the ancillary services needed for the operation of the National Power System.
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Marsh, a global leader in insurance broking and risk management, teams with its clients to define, design, and deliver innovative industry-specific solutions that help them protect their future and thrive. Marsh Romania was established in 1995, the first specialized international insurance broker with a subsidiary in the Romanian market. Marsh Romania is the leader of the Romanian insurance brokerage market and has 80 specialists to best serve its clients interests.
Over the past sixty years years we have carefully built a solid reputation as an expert in hydropower development. As a result of this vast praxis, we can provide an entire scope of consulting services, ranging from the first survey to commissioning and initial operation, maintenance and project management. ISPH aspires to be a reliable international partner to every company, institution and public authority that is developing or operating energy and infrastructure projects. Our past projects are living proof that we strive for excellence and aim to conduct all our activities by the highest standard of professionalism.
Schoenherr started its operations in Romania in 1996, being at the time among the first law firms offering legal services at Western quality standards. Throughout the years, Schoenherr si Asociatii has offered legal and tax solutions to problems of the most diverse types. Today, Schoeherr is one of the most experienced international firms on the Romanian market. The 50-expert team advises mainly foreign investors on the complete range of corporate and commercial legal and tax issues, with an emphasis on sophisticated corporate, finance and real estate transactional work. Schoenherr has built an impressive track record in the oil and gas retail, telecommunication, insurance, banking, pharmaceutical, construction, real estate development and IT industries.
Electrogrup runs complex energetic, civil and telecommunication infrastructure projects, while activating within a Group of Companies with complementary activities in utilities providing and engineering solutions. Benefiting from the internal synergies of the cross-sector approach, the Group of Companies provides the advantages of interconnected domains: costs and resources optimization, flexibility, reduced implementation time or low impact on the environment.
LacertA is the wine provider of the Networking Cocktail at the Romanian HydroPower Energy Summit. The wines of LacertA are made along the 45th parallel, which positions the Dealu Mare vine estate at the same level with the Bordeaux, the Saint-Emilion as well as the Toscana vineyards, are prestigious for their rich, complex and silken taste.LacertA wine assortments are winners of numerous gold medals at specialty contests and will be available to be tasted during the informal Summit cocktail.
Transenergo is a key electricity player on the Romanian market since 2004, having as main activity the electricity supplying. In 2013, Transenergo ranked among the top 20 electric power suppliers on the competitive market segment for the final customers and in top 9 among electricity suppliers. Services and products provided: electricity supply to the final customers, electricity trading, energy management for the producers of renewable wind, photovoltaic and cogeneration power – under long term joint ventures (5-15 years), electricity manufacturing – energetic coal processing, natural gas supply to the final customers and efined product delivery – HFO and Diesel.
Additionally, during the conference there have been discussed tax, juridical aspects, the financing issue most of developers face, there have been presented solution for insuring hydropower plants against a broad range of risks and damages, for optimizing projects both technically and in terms of compliance with environmental regulations, as well as the opportunities Romania offers.
The Summit Partners were: ANDRITZ Hydro, Electrogrup, ISPH Project Development, KAMA Betonfertigteile, LacertA, MARSH, RETRASIB, Schoenherr, Transenergo.
GOVNET is an independent media channel dedicated to provide professional business journalism about Romania’s economics, politics and business climate and, at the same time, an event organizer through GOVNET Conferences. We aim to be a true gate of information, sector analysis and vital business intelligence for those interested to invest in this country. We seek to promote ventures and partnerships through a well established platform of targeted high level events and business conferences.
The first one of the three sessions of the conference was mainly focused on the issues arose from the intricate legislation and which is the major barrier in the development of this sector and in attracting investors. From the lack of stability in regulations and the confuse situation regarding the green certificates support, to the burden the tax on the used water became, the lease of areas in the lower course of river beds or the environmental regulations on protected areas, all the major aspects concerning the hydro energy professionals have been brought to the fore.
As for the long-awaited feed-in tariff to be applied for green energy projects below 1MW or 2MW for biomass cogeneration plants, it seems that the most optimistic for its introduction is June 2014, according to Zoltan Nagy-Benge, member of the Board of the National Energy Regulatory Authority (ANRE). And that, provided the EU Commission will approve within the next month the proposals ANRE sent in early December, last year, because, as Nagy explained, then it will take about three months for this fixed tariff, an alternative to the green certificates support, to come into force.
In spite of the challenges faced by developers of hydropower projects, there is a vivid interest which is noticeable outside Romania, too, the major number of foreign companies attending the event being a proof in this regard. This area is and will remain of high importance to the country’s energy system, as Carmen Neagu, member of Transelectrica’s Supervisory Board, pointed out, saying that the transmission and system operator encourages investments in the Romanian energy field which is a pillar of sustainable development.
She further emphasized that the investment strategy needs to be appropriate and the development of hydropower projects should be grounded on the real necessities in terms of energy, also approaching the well-known project at Tarnita-Lapustesti, set up in the Communist era and expected to be carried out in the coming years: ‘There should be assessed the real available value of the power stations which, so that the signal sent to investors is accurate. At this point, based on the data we have it may seem that there is now need of new power capacities, which is not true. (...) With respect to the major projects, decisions must be quick enough for maintaining the feasibility of the project. (...) In the European regional context, the Tarnita project could be enlisted amidst the projects of common interest, but for promoting it, we need to urge the decision and pay consolidated efforts for structuring the best business model.’, Neagu explained.
The most important event dedicated to the Romania’s hydro energy sector, organized by GOVNET Conferences under the aegis of the “Romanian Waters” National Administration, of Hidroelectrica, of the National Environmental Guard, of the Romanian Small Hydropower Association, ACUE, AREL, AFEER and of the WEC Romanian National Committee has gathered over 200 leading professionals in the hydro energy business, companies operating in related fields and regulatory authorities altogether.
The Romanian HydroPower Energy Summit approached the most pressing issues in this energy sector which accounts for 30 percent of the electricity production in Romania and which has a huge growth potential.
“It’s a matter of days until the Law approving the Ordinance no. 57 will be promulgated and published in the Official Gazette”, Silvia Vlasceanu, Director of ACUE and Counselor in the Committee of Industry and Services within the Chamber of Deputies, said. A good news for all players in the market and for whom the request of reviewing the said law President Traian Basescu made towards the Parliament in late-2013, caused concerns and questioned the opportuneness of going forward with such projects. ‘Things will settle down once the law will come out. (...) From March on, everything will probably go back to normal”,
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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.