Romanian HydroPower Energy Summit 2016

The most important event in Romania dedicated to Hydro Energy is preparing to open its gates for the 2016 edition!

Building on the success of the 2015 edition, Govnet Conferences offers again the meeting platform to discuss the specific aspects of investing in Romania’s hydro energy sector at the largest conference dedicated to this sector in the country, the Romanian HydroPower Energy Summit 2016.

Representatives of the Romanian Government and regulatory authorities and energy professionals will exchange experience across the entire supply chain of the hydro energy industry, through a perfect networking platform that will create new ventures and investment opportunities in the country. 

Join us in a full day conference to find Romania’s business opportunities and challenges of the hydro power energy sector.

The Romanian HydroPower Summit 2016 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 2016 - February 25, 2016 - 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. 
All registration fees mentioned above exclude 24% Romanian VAT. 

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.  

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.



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08:30 - 09:00

Delegates Registration and welcome coffee

09:00 - 10:30

Romanian HydroPower Outlook and expected developments for 2016 

  • Political environment - Governmental views on the development of the hydro energy sector in Romania
  • ANRE - Updates in the support scheme to promote renewable energy production in Romania
  • Investments in hydropower energy with high impact in the development of the European energy market
  • The future of renewable energy in Romania: the crucial role of hydropower. Facilitate financing through energy governance
  • Green certificate subsidy: who pays and who receives. The communicating vessels principle only available in the storm

  • Cristian Busu - State Secretary within the Ministry of Energy
  • Zoltan Nagy - Board Member, Romanian Energy Regulatory Authority ANRE
  • Razvan Nicolescu - Executive Lead Advisor for the Energy & Resources practice, Deloitte
  • Ovidiu Demetrescu - President of the Romanian Association for Corporate Governance ARBA
  • Mihai Vultureanu - Head of Support, Energy production and Supply Luxten Lighting Company SA


    10:30 - 11:00
    Networking Coffee break

    11:00 - 12:30

    Local HydroPower energy market analysis - specific opperational aspects

    • Renewable Energy - opperational challenges and opportunities for microhydro plants development
    • The COMPACT HYDRO program - the optimal solution for small Hydro Power Stations
    • Ways to adapt to the new conditions - specific notes on the local market
    • The Romanian Hydropower current state of opperation - case study
    • Current Risks and Opportunities in developing MicroHydro power plants

    • Karoly Borbely - Director of Strategy and Corporate Affairs for Hidroelectrica
    • Bogdan Popa - President, Romanian Small Hydropower Association
    • Dana Dunel-Stancu - Head of the Energy practice Biris Goran
    • Edwin Walch - Senior Sales Manager at ANDRITZ HYDRO
    • Daniel Frunza - General Director, Elcata Hydro MHC


    12:30 - 13:30
    Romanian HydroPower Energy Summit - Networking Lunch

    The Networking Lunch will offer the perfect opportunity for high level networking in the exclusive surroundings of the InterContinental Hotel .

    Cristian Busu
    State Secretary within the Ministry of Energy

    Mr. Cristian Busu is State Secretary within the Romanian Ministry of Energy since November 2015 and PhD. Lecturer at The Bucharest University of Economic Studies.

    With extensive experience in management and business administration, Mr. Busu was previously regional network manager within Marfin Bank, he also held the position of CFO in Fondul Proprietatea and member of the Board of Representatives. For four years he was economic counsellor at the Economic Department of the Romanian Government.

    He holds an MBA from Hofstra University, New York and a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration in the State University of New York. In 2009 Mr. Busu graduated the "Financial Programming and Policies” held by the International Monetary Fund Institute – Washington DC.


    Zoltan Nagy
    Board Member Romanian Energy Regulatory Authority ANRE

    Mr. Zoltan Nagy is Member of the Board at the National Energy Regulatory Authority (ANRE). Before getting to ANRE he was General Counsel of the State Domains Agency.

    Edwin Walch
    Senior Sales Manager at ANDRITZ HYDRO

    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.


    Razvan Nicolescu
    Executive Lead Advisor for the Energy & Resources practice in Deloitte

    Razvan Nicolescu is the Executive Lead Advisor for the Energy & Resources practice in Deloitte. He has a strong background in both private and public sector after acting as Minister of Energy of Romania in 2014, Director  of OMV Petrom and the Romanian Energy Attaché to the European Union. Currently the President of the Administrative Board of the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators, Razvan holds an MBA degree at Solvay Business School.

    Ovidiu Demetrescu
    President of the Romanian Association for Corporate Governance

    Ovidiu Demetrescu is the president of ARBA - the Romanian Association for Corporate Governance. He was the general manager and member of the Board for Hidro Tarnita in 2014-2015. Previously, he was president of the board for Electrica Distributie Transilvania Nord and also member of the board for Complexul Energetic Hunedoara. He has extensive experience in the energy field, financial services, mergers and acquisitions.


    Prof. Bogdan Popa
    President Romanian Small Hydropower Association

    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.

    Karoly Borbely
    Director of Strategy and Corporate Affairs for Hidroelectrica

    Mr. Karoly Borbely is currently working as the Director of Strategy and Corporate Affairs for Hidroelectrica. Previously he served as State Secretary for the Department of Energy in the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Tourism between March 2014 and January 2015.

    Dana Dunel-Stancu
    Head of the Energy practice Biris Goran

    Dana heads the Energy Practice at Biriş Goran. 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.

    Mihai Vultureanu
    Head of the Support Service within the Department for Producing and Delivering Electrical Energy of Luxten Lighting Company S.A.

    Mihai Vultureanu is a graduate of the Faculty of Philosophy within the University of Bucharest, class of 2002. His bachelor thesis, “Liberal Debates on the Private Monopoly” is a reflection of his early orientation towards the philosophy of the economic science and the complex relationship between economic and social. Between 2006 and 2009, he activated as a stocks agent within several companies for financial services. This way, he became familiarized with the legislation on the capital market and the transaction mechanisms on the stocks markets. He is currently Head of the Support Service within the Department for Producing and Delivering Electrical Energy of Luxten Lighting Company S.A.

    George Constantin
    Project Manager, Romelectro Group

    George Constantin is Project Manager at Romelectro Group, Board Member at World Energy Council, Romanian Member Committee - Future Energy Leaders Programme  and  Chief Tehnical Offier at Energo Dynamics, the first Romanian company of energy storage integrated solutions. His biography starts with an educational background in hydropower and complex energy systems and continues with a career path that includes consultancy, project management and volunteering. He is passionate about technology, macroeconomics, business and communication.  For Romelectro Group, he coordinated during 2015 the joint bid of Romelectro and Litostroj Power Slovenia, winner of the Tender for "Stejaru Hydro Power Plant Rehabilitation". Currently, he is managing the hydropower tendering department.

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    Hotel Intercontinental

    The Romanian HydroPower Energy Summit 2016 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
    Fill in the hotel reservation form attached to benefit fom the special delegate rates at the Intercontinental Hotel.

    Registrations for the 2016 edition are closed. 

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