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 and fair 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 and fair 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 2013, 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.
2012 edition’s key figures :
- over 500 delegates in two full Summit days
- 37 top speakers from authorities and major private companies
- extensive national and international media coverage
Make sure to book a place!
ROMANIAN SOLAR SUMMIT 2013: 19 November 2013 - Hotel InterContinental Bucharest
Target group: International experts from the solar photovoltaic and the energy industry and Romanian authorities supervising and regulating the field.
Language: English (with simultaneous translation in Romanian)
Registration: Conference fee is 149 € + VAT. Gala Networking Dinner participation fee is 59 €+ VAT (includes the participation in the conference sessions, coffee breaks and lunch, free access to the networking fair area as well as the conference proceedings documents). All registration fees mentioned above exclude 24% Romanian VAT. Register online via the registration page on www.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.
Hotels: Exclusively for you we have got a limited number of rooms available at special rates in chosen hotels. 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||
Romanian Solar Summit 2013
Delegates registration and welcome coffee
|09:00 - 11:00||
Romanian Solar Market Outlook and expected developments for 2014
|11:00 - 11:15||
|11:15 - 12:30||
First Plennary Session
The Romanian Solar Market analysis
|12:30 - 13:30||
|13:30 - 14:30||
Second Plennary Session
Legislation and taxation aspects for PV in Romania
|14:30 - 16:00||
Third Plennary Session
Investors and Project Developers Panel
|17:00 - 20:00||
Romanian Solar Summit Networking Dinner
The Networking Dinner will offer the perfect opportunity for high level networking in the exclusive surroundings of the InterContinental Hotel in Bucharest.
The Networking Dinner will be attended by representative of Romanian Authorities regulating the energy field as well as management level representatives from the most important companies acting in Romania's photovoltaic sector.
Mr. Remus Vulpescu is the Chief of Cabinet for the Minister of Finance Mr. Daniel Chitoiu. Previoulsy he held the position of head of state assets privatization office OPSPI.
Ms. Oana Iacob is the Director within the VAT legislation department, Ministry of Finance and Vice-President of the Romania Fiscal Consultants Chamber.
Mr. Alexandru Cojocaru is in charge of Business Development at Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management.
Mr. Razvan Neamtu is co-founder of Repom, one of the first Romanian providers of thenical and commercial management of wind and solar power plants. He is in parallel engaged in investments in solar and wind projects. Repom bundles German and Romanian knowledge in order to manage various power plants in every aspect – be it sales, commercial, technical and/or development.
Mr. Oscar Marques is the General Manager of Martifer Solar Romania since May 2012, being involved in the coordination of all the major PV projects of the company in the country.
Mr. Dan Constantin has extensive experience in the development of photovoltaic parks in Romania, being involved in all stages of execution for a number of PV projects EgnatiaRom executed on the local market.
Ms. Monika Hennessen manages monitoring, control and supervision projects for photovoltaic power plants and organizes technical training for customers. She is an M. Sc. Graduate of Salford University, UK.
Claudia Chiper is a Senior Associate at Austrian Law Firm Wolf Theiss since 2012. Her main practice areas are: Banking and Finance, Competition and Antitrust
Ms. Laura Neacsu - Energy Practice Group Coordinator, Senior Associate at NOERR Bucharest
Romanian Photovoltaic Industry Association – RPIA was founded in March 2012 with the purpose to represent the interests of this fast growing industry, to raise its awareness and to create a proper development and networking environment for potential investors in the Romanian market. The association now gathers under its umbrella over 70 international and national companies with extensive expertise in the PV sector. As of October 2012, RPIA became a member of the most important photovoltaic association at an international level, EPIA.
FIDIMPRESE provides its customers the highest competence and professionalism of its management, offering a high added value and to promote a one party in managing the whole process of investigations, technical and underlying operating in complicated financial transactions, leaving the entrepreneur the right to choose and decide each time the best solution among the many available.
Bulgarian photovoltaic association (BPVA) is a nonprofit organization unifying more than 250 Bulgarian and foreign companies from the solar industry. BPVA supports the clean energy production from the sun. In this way we contribute to the reducing of carbon emissions and support the development of renewable energy sources in Bulgaria. Using solar radiation to electricity, we help to save the environment and reduce energy dependence of Bulgaria on the import of fossil fuels.
Established in July 2003 Confindustria Romania became recognized by the Romanian government since October 2004. Confindustria is participating at the negotiation table with the government and trade unions to discuss the important issues of companies (Labour, taxation, etc. ), and defending the interests to its members. Currently Confindustria has nearly 700 associate members.
EGNATIA ROM operates on the local market since 2005. The Greek company is turnkey provider for photovoltaic parks. The 8 year local presence and the wide spectrum of activities can guaranty local support for the project before, during and after the construction period.
SC ENERGOVOLTAIC GROUP SRL is a company composed by professionals, wich in august 2009, decided to unite their forces in a romanian-spanish enterprise regarding a cleaner future and certain of renewable energy sources. The experience we have in Spain is our mother company ”PROMOCIONS INVERSOLAR65 SL” having the domain of activity in: consulting and professional assistance, assembly and commercialization of photovoltaic solar panels.
ETEM is a leading aluminum extrusion company among the most promising ones in South Eastern Europe. Founded in 1971, ETEM S.A. is the first fully integrated designer and producer of architectural systems and aluminum profiles for industrial applications in Greece. With two production facilities, in Athens, Greece, and Sofia, Bulgaria, and an annual capacity that exceeds 40.000tons/year, ETEM guarantees continuous and uninterrupted delivery to all customers.
GREEN SOURCE is a Vienna-based company founded in 2006 which specializes in the development, realization and operation of ground mounted photovoltaic projects for private and institutional investors. The company consists of a multidisciplinary and flexible team with comprehensive experience in the Central and Eastern European markets. So far GREEN SOURCE has implemented 14 projects in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania and Croatia, with a total of more than 166 MWp.
LSG Group is a competent Electrical, Mechanical Engineering and Automation partner for industrial and commercial clients. LSG Group is based in Austria and active in Central and Eastern European markets since the year 2000. They are also active outside their core markets for example in Germany, Great Britain, Bosnia & Herzegovina. LSG Group has been moving into the Renewable Energies filed through the growing-engagement in wind farms and photovoltaic-power plants.
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.
MARTIFER SOLAR is a leading global player in the photovoltaic market, due its ability to adapt to a fast-moving industry, with a proven track record around the world. The Company does all stages in the PV industry, with business areas such as: Project & Business Development; EPC, via our 360º PV turnkey solution model; Specialized O&M Service business unit; Distribution, via MPrime Brand.
Noerr is one of the top European law firms with 480 professionals in Germany, Europe and the USA. We deliver real value to our clients by devising and handling the right solutions to complex and sophisticated legal matters. The Noerr difference is our unique combination of legal excellence, creative thinking, international experience and in-depth industry knowledge. Together with our tax advisers, auditors and management consultants, we also develop sustainable solutions for finance and management.
REC is a leading global provider of solar electricity solutions. With nearly two decades of expertise, we offer sustainable, high-performing products, services and investment opportunities for the solar and electronics industries. REC produces polysilicon, wafers, cells and solar panels for the solar industry, and silicon materials for the electronic industry. REC also engages in project development in selected PV segments
REPOM (Renewable Energy Production – Operation and Management) started its activity in collaboration with partners from Germany who have 15 years of experience in renewable energy production. REPOM’s aim is to provide “worry-free” services to the owners of such installations in taking over all operational duties and obligations from the shareholders in addition to the warranties and maintenance-services of the responsible supplier of the equipment for the power generator.
ReneSola Ltd engages in the manufacture and sale of solar wafers and solar power products. It provides virgin polysilicon, monocrystalline and multicrystalline solar wafers, solar monocrystalline modules, and photovoltaic cells and modules. The company also offers wafer processing services. It has operations in Asia, Europe, and North America. ReneSola Ltd was founded in 2003 and is based in Jiashan, the People’s Republic of China.
Skytron Energy is one of the world’s leading developers of monitoring, control and supervision systems for renewable energy power plants. To date, more than 4 GWp of solar power generation installed worldwide rely on our monitoring and control solutions. skytron® is responsible for planning, manufacturing and commissioning monitoring systems for photovoltaic plants world-wide.
Wolf Theiss is one of the leading law firms in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe (CEE/SEE). We have built our reputation on a combination of unrivalled local knowledge and strong international capability. We opened our first office in Vienna over 50 years ago. Our team now brings together over 325 lawyers from a diverse range of backgrounds, working in offices in 12 countries throughout the CEE/SEE region.
It all began 7 years ago. From one person’s passion for advocacy, Haţegan came into existence. From the first moment, we regarded all of our projects with the seriousness and attention for detail which was required. Moreover, we were, and we continue to be, dedicated to each client individually, thus creating the ground for successful long term collaborations. And the result was extraordinary: successful projects, strong connections between us and our clients, and enthusiasm towards new challenges.
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.
Tinmar-Ind S.A. is a privately owned company, founded in 2001 in Bucharest, having as main activity the electricity trading. Since 2008, Tinmar-Ind has started expanding its energy trading business onto other European markets: Hungary, Greece, Serbia, Bulgaria, Austria, Germany, Czech Republic and Slovakia. Tinmar developed 6 projects in PV totalizing 50 MW installed capacity. The first PV Power Plant is delivering energy into the national grid since December 2012 and the last was put into operation in May 2013.
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.
Between energy generation and its usage, Schneider Electric provides technology and integrated solutions to optimise energy usage in markets like energy & infrastructure, industry, data centres, buildings and residential. With a unique portfolio in electrical distribution, industrial automation, critical power & cooling, building management and security, Schneider Electric is the only global specialist in energy management and a world leader in energy efficiency.
Besides this good news, that it is expected will spur the development of the photovoltaic sector, especially in the area of rooftop solar installations, a less good news has come from the Ministry of Finance. According to Remus Vulpescu, Director of Cabinet of the Ministry of Finance, the new taxation of 1.5% for special construction will enter into force starting with 2014 and will affect photovoltaic plants also.
During the Summit, there have been brought into discussion the current challenges that the photovoltaic sector is facing, tax and legislative issues, solutions to the funding issue that most developers encounter, but also the opportunities that Romania has to offer.
After several postponing, the decision of the National Agency for Energy Regulation – ANRE regarding the introduction of the Feed-in tariff for installations bellow 1 MW as an alternative to the current supporting scheme that includes green certificates, could arise in short time. The Feed-in tariff could be between 186-200 Euro/MW (according to an unofficial calculation), and starting with 2014, the new taxation of 1.5% will be applied to the photovoltaic projects also, as these are being considered special constructions.
Zsoltan Nagy, member of the ANRE board, has declared that after the previous discussions regarding the flat rate, he hopes that the long-waited decision to be taken until the end of November 2013. It is possible that the value of this rate to overcome the cumulated value of three green certificates to which is being added the price of the energy. Thus, once the flat rate is regulated, the beneficiaries could obtain for each Megawatt over 186 euros. Although, until the actual entry into force, several months will pass, Nagy estimating that the necessary approval, coming from the European Commission, could come only in March-April 2014.
Under the slogan "Meet the PV Market!" the event organized by Govnet Conferences under the auspices of RPIA – Romanian Photovoltaic Industry Association, has brought together the most important players that are active in the solar market, also companies from complementary spheres and authorities alike.
The Summit has tested the current status of the Romanian photovoltaic market, the discussions reaching topics of great importance for all the factors involved in the development of these projects, from which can be mentioned also the information regarding the flat rate dedicated to the photovoltaic plants that are under 1 MW, which is considered essential for development in this area.
Ronda Ballroom is second largest Hotel Event Hall in Bucharest and has an imposing golden - leaf painting made by Romanian artists in the mid fifties. It also benefits from excellent acoustic being built as the personal cinema of former dictator Ceausescu.
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