Romanian Solar Summit 2023

Romanian Solar Summit 2023

4th annual edition - May 18, 2023 Grand Hotel Bucharest

If you are active in solar photovoltaic energy, this is the event to be in! 

GOVNET Conferences 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 annual event is organized by GOVNET and is the biggest conference 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 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 2023, 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.

Make sure to book a place! 

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

Language: Romanian and English (with simultaneous translation in Romanian)

Registration Options: 

- Romanian Solar Summit participation fee is 129 € + VAT/ person.

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.

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. 

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08:30 - 09:00
  • Participants registration and welcome note

09:30 - 10:30


  • Policy-relevant insights for renewable energy. The strategic framework for the development of the renewable energy sector in Romania
  • What projects are attractive in the Romanian PV sector? 
  • PV Permitting and Regulatory aspects impacting the early phase in project development 
  • What are the main bottlenecks at this moment in the development of projects?
  • Grid Connection - availability status and how to develop projects
  • The Clash between Opportunity and Challenge  -  Ordinance 119/2022
  • Guarantees of Origin - is transfer outside Romania currently possible?

We will debate with the representatives of the energy regulators about the legislative novelties and the way in which Romania will encourage the development of green projects in the current context.


  • George Niculescu - President of ANRE 
  • Alexandra-Maria Bocșe - State Adviser, Department of Climate and Sustainability, Romanian Presidency
  • Catalin Costache - General Director of the General Directorate Management Mechanism of Recovery and Resilience, Ministry of Investment and European Projects
  • Bogdan Toncescu - Member of the Directorate of CNTEE Transelectrica SA.
  • Ciprian Glodeanu - Founding Partner, AJ Renewables
  • Laurentiu Brumaru - Head of B2B, EnelX
  • Daniel Vlăsceanu - Partner, Vlăsceanu & Partners


10:30 - 11:30


  • How to structure your PV investment to minimize risks - tips and red flags 
  • Risk mitigation and practical challenges in project development on the Romanian market 
  • Land securing challenges - turning a piece of land in an energy project - DOs and DONT’s
  • Banks love PPA’s. Or do they? Current approach on being bankable and financing renewable energy 
  • How do you structure project financing to minimize financing risk and what obstacles are identified

This section will shed more light on legislative and practical issues facing PV project developers in the permitting process and financing of photovoltaic energy projects. If you wondered about “Projects development Risks and Financing”, this session speakers can guide you to know better “What projects fail for financing and why”.

  • Oana Ijdelea - Managing Partner, Ijdelea & Associates 
  • Mihaela Nyerges - Managing Partner, Nyerges & Partners 
  • Cătălin Cepișcă - Senior Director, Energy, Utilities and Metals Department, Raiffeisen Bank 
  • Andrei Gavriliță - Senior Director, Head of Corporate Banking, Libra Internet Bank 

11:30 - 12:00
  • Networking Coffee Break and Individual Meetings in the Expo Zone

12:00 - 13:30


  • How do develop a  PV project? What makes the difference? Correct project analysis 
  • The balance between development costs and the sale price of a project
  • How much is required in the market for a MW ready to build project? The cost of capital.

In this panel we will discuss investors' expectations and prospects for the M&A of photovoltaic parks.


Cristina Gavrilă - Partner and Energy Department coordinator, Glodeanu&Partners
Lorena Voicu - Chief Financial Officer, Alive Capital
• Corneliu Bodea - CEO Adrem & President of Romanian Energy Center
• Mihaela Ciocirlea - Co-Managing Partner at Glodeanu&Partners
• Ionuț Vasilică - Chief Commercial Officer, Restart Energy
Favieli Stelian - Managing Partner of Nofar Energy
• Florin Mutu - Country Manager at Astronergy Solar RO

13:30 - 15:00


  • What projects are attractive in Romanian PV industry 
  • Turn-key contractor challenges in PV Energy Projects
  • Impact of supply chain constraints on availability and equipment costs
  • Solar + Storage in Romania - Utility-Scale Solar and Energy Storage Development updates
  • Current characteristics of developing a successful PV project in Romania

Gain some HANDS-ON practical insights form developers, construction companies and EPC contractors with international experience. 


  • Adrian Stan - Chairman of the Board, AJ RENEWABLES
  • Lauru Badita - Country Manager Romania at Photon Energy
  • Mirel Jarnea - Utility Sales Director Romania at LONGi
  • Adrian Paraschiv - Country Manager, Photomate
  • Gabriel Ioniță - Founder & CEO, Axionet
  • Cristian Popescu - Operational Manager ,Geminox
  • Mihai Popescu - Product Manager PV Smart Solution, Huawei
  • Andrei Bucur - Business Development Director, Renovatio Solar 

15:00 - 16:00
  • Networking Lunch and Individual meetings in the Expo Zone
George Niculescu
President of the Romanian Energy Regulatory Authority

George Niculescu is the President of the Romanian Energy Regulatory Authority (ANRE).  Previously to his appointment he was State Secretary in the Romanian Ministry of Energy since March 2021, where he was dealing especially with electricity, natural gas and oil topics, as well as with energy security in the energy transition context.

Previously to his appointment in the Ministry, Mr. Niculescu held the position of Governor for Constanţa County until October 2020, managing the activity of the Government in this region. Mr. Niculescu holds a BA in Law (2004) and a MBA in Energy Entrepreneurship (2018) awarded by the Academy of Economic Studies from Bucharest. 


Bogdan Toncescu
Member of the Directorate - National Electric Energy Transport Company Transelectrica S.A

Bogdan Toncescu has been active within CNTEE Transelectrica SA since 2014, holding the position of Director of the Corporate Governance, Investor Relations and Representation Department. From this position, he coordinated the development of the corporate governance strategy at the level of the Company.

In the period 2008-2014, Mr. Toncescu carried out his activity within the Government of Romania, as an advisor in the structures of several ministries (Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Ministry of European Affairs; Department for European Affairs; Department for Infrastructure Projects and Foreign Investments; Ministry of Transport). Also, between February and August 2012, he held the position of adviser in the Department of International Relations and European Policies within the Presidential Administration.

Since 2010, Mr. Bogdan TONCESCU is a member of the New York State Bar. In fact, Mr. TONCESCU started his career in the USA where he worked as an intern at the Consulate General of Romania in New York and then at the Permanent Mission of Romania to the United Nations (New York), and as a consultant at the World Bank ( Washington).

Graduate of Binghamton University, State University of New York – Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Specialization in International Relations (January 2000 – June 2003), graduated in 2007 from the Faculty of Law at Hofstra University School of Law. Between January and March 2003, he followed a study abroad program to complete his major in International Relations at the National University of Singapore.

Catalin Costache
General Director of the General Directorate Management Mechanism of Recovery and Resilience MIPE

Catalin Costache is the General Director of the General Directorate Management Mechanism of Recovery and Resilience, Ministry of Investment and European Projects.

Alexandra Bocșe
State Adviser and Head the Department of Climate and Sustainability within the Presidential Administration

Alexandra Bocșe is a State Adviser and heads the Department of Climate and Sustainability within the Presidential Administration. The department performs analysis functions, recommends measures and helps set the national direction in the areas of green transition, adaptation to climate change, green finance and environmental and climate education.

Prior to joining the Presidential Administration, Alexandra Bocșe worked in analysis and research in the fields of European and International Affairs, Energy Governance and International Political Economy of the Environment and Climate within academic and intergovernmental organizations (University of Cambridge, LSE, European institutions and the UN system, etc.). Alexandra Bocșe graduated in 2017 with a PhD from the University of Cambridge with a dissertation on energy governance in the European context.

Lauru Badita
Country Manager Romania at Photon Energy

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. 

Adrian Stan
Chairman of the Board, AJ RENEWABLES

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.

Cătălin Cepișcă
Senior Director, Energy, Utilities and Metals Department, Raiffeisen Bank

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.

Oana Ijdelea
Managing Partner, Ijdelea &Associates

Oana-Alexandra Ijdelea is the managing partner of Ijdelea & Associates. She is unanimously acknowledged for successfully handling landmark and first-to-market energy projects, assisting investors from planning throughout the entire operational chain and undertaking complex issues relating 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. Oana is recognised by clients and peers for the successful execution and implementation of the advice provided and is a substantial contributor to the drafting of legislation regulating a broad range of industries and areas.

Adrian Paraschiv
Country Manager, Photomate

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. 

Andrei Gavriliță
Senior Director, Head of Corporate Banking – Libra Internet Bank

Andrei Gavriliță, member of the Libra Internet Bank team for the last 15 of his 20 years of banking experience, holds a degree in Cybernetics from the Bucharest University Of Economic Studies, as well as an Executive MBA Diploma from ASEBUSS. As one of the most experienced corporate finance professionals within the organization, Andrei initiated the green energy sector approach as part of the successful niche strategy of Libra in recent years.

Lorena Voicu
Chief Financial Officer, Alive Capital

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.

Cristina Gavrilă
Partner and Energy Department coordinator, Glodeanu Partners

Cristina is a qualified Romanian lawyer, currently Co-Head of both the Corporate M&A and the Energy practices of Glodeanu Partners. Well-known and with an excellent reputation in the business law environment in Romania, with broad experience gained for more than 15 years in multinational law firms and within the entrepreneurial environment, Cristina is recognized by our Clients as a solid negotiator.

She started her career in 2006 with the Bucharest office of Gide Loyrette Nouel, being heavily involved in advising top French-based clients on their investments in Romania. In 2008 Cristina joined the Bucharest office of White & Case LLP, where she operated for almost 10 years as an M&A, corporate and commercial lawyer, part of the most important legal projects at the time. Before joining Glodeanu Partners in March 2022, Cristina was part of the management team opening two new structures, D’Ornano Partners, a leading French law firm in Central and South-East Europe, with offices in Paris, Budapest, Bucharest, and Belgrade and GM Legal.

Ciprian Glodeanu
Founding Partner 4P Renewables

Ciprian is one of the most well-known energy and real estate lawyers in Romania and the former President of the Romanian Photovoltaic Industry Association founded in 2012 whose purpose is to create a business environment for networking among Romanian and international authorities and all the other foreign and Romanian companies involved in the PV supply chain.

Ciprian is currently proudly and laudably wearing two hats at the same time, being a lawyer and a renewable energy projects developer. In addition to a great lawyer, he is one of Founding Partners of 4P Renewables and General Manager of AJ Renewables, two of the biggest players on the Romanian renewables market.

Mihaela Ciocirlea
Co-Managing Partner at Glodeanu&Partners

Mihaela is our Glodeanu Partners Co-Managing Partner and Co-Head of the Corporate M&A practice. Mihaela started her career in 2008 and has previously worked with two top-tier international law firms with presence in Romania on landmark transactions. Now she is further leveraging her experience gained at premium legal standards by using international knowledge and practice with a more focused personal approach to the service of our Firm’s clients. With extensive experience on mergers and acquisitions, corporate and commercial matters, as well as employment, data protection, public procurement, state aid and white collar/investigations, Mihaela assisted international strategic investors, investment funds and entrepreneurs alike in major M&A transactions in various industries (from energy to online retail, pharma and chemical industries) and has significant experience in structuring acquisition processes and handling all matters for the preparation, execution and closing of a transaction.

Mihaela Nyerges
Managing Partner at Nyerges&Partners

Mihaela has 20 years of experience in the legal profession, having assisted Governmental authorities, publicly held companies, as well as domestic and international private entities across various industries. Her experience spans over M&A, real estate & urbanism, constructions, corporate finance as well as corporate & commercial matters.

Mihaela Nyerges has broad expertise in the energy sector, having coordinated numerous complex investment projects and having assisted many of the key players on the Romanian energy market including developers, producers, grid operators, suppliers, traders, financing banks. Mihaela is particularly skilled in renewable energy, where she has intensively provided guidance to investors and developers in both "waves" of renewables. She is an active member of the energy industry associations, having wide experience in the elaboration of regulations in the energy sector.

Mihaela’s previous experience includes acting as managing associate for 10 years within the M&A and Energy & Natural Resources practice group of a first-tier Romanian law firm


Corneliu Bodea
CEO Adrem & President of Romanian Energy Center

The Romanian entrepreneur Corneliu Bodea is a shareholder of the international ABBC Group and CEO of Adrem. A brand with 30 years of history on the Romanian market, Adrem consists of three companies active in the energy industry – Adrem Invest, Adrem Engineering, Adrem link. Corneliu extended his engineering education with management studies and an MBA from the Open University, UK, and most recently with the Board Director’s Programme at Henley Business School.

Since 2014, Corneliu Bodea was elected President of the Romanian Energy Center (CRE), a non-governmental organization which activates in the energy industry, effective both in Romania and Brussels. CRE represents the interests of the main stakeholders on the Romanian energy market and facilitates communication with their corresponding European interlocutors, while also providing a European platform for dialogue for the energy industry. 

Cristian Popescu
Operational Manager Geminox

Commercial manager with more than 15 years of operational and strategical experience as a manager of small and large teams (Auchan, Kaufland, Cora and Miniso). I developed my professional skills using my passion for technology, digitization and process of optimization

"Having an entrepreneurial spirit, I trust collective intelligence, motivation, creativity and innovation.  By using the photovoltaic industry sustainably, my goal is to make renewable energy more affordable and accessible  I am looking forward to innovating and delivering a unique, durable and high-quality customer experience!"

Mirel Jarnea
Utility Sales Director Romania at LONGi
Mirel Jarnea serves as LONGi Utility Sales Director Romania. Prior to LONGi, Jarnea spent a number of years in senior management at Enel X, focused on electrification and the transition to sustainable tech, and prior to that, over a decade in business management positions in the lighting technology industry. 
Favieli Stelian
Managing Partner of Nofar Energy

Favieli Stelian has over 20 years of international experience in real estate, renewable energy, business, finance and accounting. Today living in Romania and is the managing partner of Nofar Energy. In the past, he was the CEO of Shikun & Binui Romania (listed in the stock exchange in Israel) from 2010 till end of 2021. Prior to that, Mr. Stelian was a director/ manager of several Israels companies both in Israel & Romania.

Favieli Stelian has a master degree in law for accountants drom Bar-Ilan University, specialized in capital funds, intellectual property, international commerce. A Bachelors degree in business administration and is a certified public accountant.

Florin Mutu
Country Manager at Astronergy Solar RO

Florin Mutu is an energy engineer, graduated in 2010 from the Faculty of Energy at the Politehnica University of Bucharest. He started his activity as an energy engineer by participating in the implementation and operation of a project of a cogeneration power plant, then he continued his activity in an electricity supply and trading company, and then he turned his attention to the production of energy from renewable sources, especially towards solar energy, the integration of these production sources in the National Energy System, the trading of energy and green certificates produced and the management of photovoltaic plants. In the last two years, he has participated in several Due Diligence processes, both as a seller and as a comparator, succeeding in concluding both sale and purchase transactions of photovoltaic power plants.

Daniel Vlăsceanu
Partner at Vlăsceanu & Partners

Daniel Vlăsceanu is an experienced lawyer with a deep commercial acumen refined through the multiple projects he has managed. Daniel represents a unique mixture of pure legal consultancy (gained within one of the largest regional foreign law firms) combined with more than 10 (ten) years of applied business perspective (developed within the largest oil and gas integrated group in the SEE region). As an external lawyer, Daniel collaborated for several years with a renown litigation law firm prior to joining the Bucharest office of a foreign law firm. Subsequently, Daniel activated within the Legal Department of the largest oil and gas integrated operator in the SEE region where he progressively advanced to several middle management positions. Within the same organization, Daniel moved into the Business Development Department where he managed a number of strategic projects of national importance.

Ionuț Vasilică
Chief Commercial Officer at Restart Energy

Ionuț Vasilică is the Chief Commercial Officer and his main role is to coordinate the electricity production and trading departments, ensuring and facilitating the connection between the portfolio's renewable energy production and consumption. Thus, Restart Energy through all its business lines, can be considered a facilitator in the energy transition.

Mihai Popescu
Product Manager PV Smart Solution, Huawei

I always like to evolve and I prefer learning through experience and discussion as a learning method. I believe failure is not fatal as long as you continue to thrive in your everyday job. His motto is : Driven by experience.

Andrei Bucur
Business Development Director – Renovatio Solar

Andrei Bucur is the Business Development Director at Renovatio Solar, a renewable energy company based in Romania. With over 10 years of experience in the field of solar energy, Andrei has a vast knowledge of the renewable energy market and state-of-the-art technologies. Within the company Renovatio Solar, he coordinates his development team to create innovative projects that meet the needs of customers and contribute to the sustainable development of renewable energy both in Romania and internationally.


​Gabriel Ionita

A graduate of the Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Information Technology - Politehnica University of Bucharest in 1999, executive master's degree in business administration (EMBA) obtained at the University of Bucharest and at Tiffin University in Ohio, USA in 2007 , founder & CEO AXIONET, an M2M&IoT, EV Charging(CPO) and Solar Services and Solutions (EPC and Distributor) Provider.

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Grand Hotel Bucharest
Phone:+40 21 3102020

The Romanian Solar Summit 2023 will take place at the Grand Hotel Bucharest (former Intercontinental Bucharest).

The 5-star Grand Hotel Bucharest is located in University Square, right next to the National Theater and a short walk from the Old Town and offers spectacular views of downtown Bucharest.


Participation details:

- The participation fee for 2023 edition of the Romanian Solar Summit 2023 event is € 129 + VAT/person.

- After registration, you will receive an invoice. Payment can only be made by bank transfer and must be processed by the event date.

The fee includes participation in conference sessions, coffee breaks and lunch, as well as speaker presentations. All registration fees mentioned above are exclusive of 19% VAT.
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