Program | 31st Energy Conference EuroPOWER


30th edition Energy Conference EuroPOWER

Day I (6th November)


8:20 – 9:00 Registration/morning coffee

9:00 – 9:40 Presentations of the Guests of Honor

Inaugural opening of the Conference

  • PhD Leszek Juchniewicz, Chairman of the Advisory Board

New goals for the Polish energy sector

  • Krzysztof Tchórzewski, Ministry of Energy

Strategic challenges in ensuring Poland’s energy security

  • Piotr Naimski, Secretary of State in the Chancellery of the Prime Minister of Poland, Government Plenipotentiary for Strategic Energy Infrastructure

9:40 – 10:45 A new look at the future of Polish energy


  • Guaranteeing energy security for all entities on the domestic market
  • What’s next with the energy union? The perspective of the new European Commission
  • Recent acts of the winter package “Clean energy for all Europeans”
  • EU industrial policy vs. climate policy – how to balance both sides of the coin? How to maintain the competitiveness of industry in the EU and meet climate targets?
  • EU ETS 2021-2030: free allowances and indirect emission compensation; how a reform should be constructed and what conclusions can be drawn from the current perspective
  • The shape of the energy mix. What will be the share of conventional energy with more and more profitable renewable energy sources
  • Distribution of energy transformation costs in society – a new tariff mechanism
  • New technologies in energy
  • How we deal with the structural problems of the Polish energy industry, eg summer peaks, filling the gap after the power plants are turned off


  • Joanna Maćkowiak-Pandera, President, Forum Energii


  • Rafał Gawin, President, Energy Regulatory Office
  • Dorota Dębińska-Pokorska, Partner, PwC
  • Jarosław Dybowski, Power Generation, Executive Director PKN ORLEN
  • Dominik Wadecki, Vice President of the Board, Energa S.A.
  • Tomasz Rogala, President of the Board, Polska Grupa Górnicza S.A.
  • dr hab. Roman Szwed, President of the Board, Atende

10:45 – 12:00 Prices for electricity


  • The structure of energy production and energy mix are the basis of shaping electricity prices
  • How to get out of freezing prices in 2020 and later years? What will the consequences be?
  • The vision of industrial energy in the context of the increase of energy prices for small and medium enterprises
  • Energy Plus Program
  • Freezing energy prices in 2019. Compensation policies
  • Municipal investments for the closed circuit economy and minimization of energy prices in LGUs
  • Rising heat prices


  • Wojciech Jakóbik, Editor-in-chief, Biznes Alert


  • Maciej Bando, President of Energy Regulatory Office in 2014-2019
  • Łukasz Batory, Attorney at law, Partner, Banasik Woźniak i Wspólnicy Sp. K.
  • Marek Kulesa, President office of the Association of Energy Trading
  • Marcin Roszkowski, President, Instytut Jagielloński
  • Arkadiusz Siwko, Instytut Studiów Strategicznych
  • Radosław Stach, Vice President of the Management Board for Production, KGHM Polska Miedź
  • Piotr Zawistowski , President of the Board, TGE

12:00 – 12:40 Networking break

12:40 – 14:00 Implementation of the closed circuit economy postulates

12:40 – 12:50


Switch to alternative fuels. Example of a combined heat and power plant in Zabrze

  • Jacek Ławrecki, Head of Communications Poland and Baltic States, Fortum

12:50 – 13:00


Report by Center for Railway Energy Efficiency (CEEK) – “Energy efficiency in the railway sector – status, challenges and outlook”

  • PhD Sebastian Gurgacz, The Polish National Energy Conservation Agency (KAPE)

13:00 – 14:00


  • Energy use of waste in the production of electricity and fuel
  • Investments in alternative fuels with a constant increase in energy demand – using Poland and CEE as an example
  • The impact of energy price increases on the increased number of enterprises’ investments in energy efficiency
  • Technologies for the production of alternative fuels. R&D implementations in the sector
  • CHP plants are moving away from coal for gas and renewable energy. What are our national perspectives?
  • Is power to gas technology a chance for a better use of renewable energy sources?
  • The development of hydrogen technologies, the share of hydrogen in transport and the economy
  • Energy and heat storage


  • Jakub Kajmowicz, Editor-in-chief,


  • Oleksandra Gumeniuk, Director, European-Ukrainian Energy Agency
  • Adam Gawęda, Secretary of State, Government Plenipotentiary for the Restructuring of Coal Mining, Ministry of Energy
  • Leszek Hołda , Member of the Board, PKP Energetyka
  • Jacek Ławrecki, Head of Communications Poland and Baltic States, Fortum
  • Aleksander Sobolewski, Director, Institute For Chemical Processing of Coal
  • Tomasz Wilczak, Vice President for Technology, PGNiG Termika

14:00 – 14:50 A rational look at nuclear energy. Perspective of experts

  • The role of nuclear energy in the fight against climate change
  • New nuclear technologies – nuclear power beyond electricity generation
  • Costs of building and operating a nuclear power plant. Sources of Risk
  • Implementation of nuclear energy and its impact on the country’s economy
  • Financing nuclear energy. Available options
  • Technology partners. Potential possibilities


  • Józef Sobolewski, PhD MBA, Director, Investment Department, PGE Capital Group, Director of the Department of Nuclear Energy, Ministry of Energy Poland (2016-2019)


  • Andrei Goicea, Executive Manager, FORATOM
  • Greg Kaser, Senior Project Manager, World Nuclear Association
  • Henri Paillere, Senior Nuclear Analyst, OECD Nuclear Energy Agency

14:50 – 15:50 Financing transformation in the energy sector


Presentation: Financing energy transformation in Poland

  • Robert Kuraszkiewicz, President of Board, Bank Pocztowy S.A.



  • EU support in financing the development of the energy sector
  • Priorities of the newly established European Commission in terms of energy security and lower emissions
  • Financing energy transformation – the potential of Polish banks (green, black energy, atom, cogeneration)
  • Polish energy mix – banks as a tool supporting the achievement of assumed goals
  • To what extent a small generation can change the Polish energy sector – is there a business opportunity and waiting for special banking products supporting the energy transformation


  • Radek Nowak, Managing Partner, GEO Renewables S.A.


  • Grzegorz Borodiuk, Senior Manager, Debt & Capital Advisory, PwC
  • Mariusz Gajda, Vice President of the Board, Energa OZE S.A.
  • Robert Kuraszkiewicz, President of the Board, Bank Pocztowy S.A.
  • Paweł Nierada, 1st Vice President, Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego*
  • Emil Wojtowicz, Vice President of the Management Board for Finance, PGE S.A.
  • Robert Ostrowski, President of the Board, PGE GiEK S.A
  • Ilona Wołyniec, Director of the Strategic Clients Relationship and Project Financing, PKO Bank Polski


Presentation: Change networks. How to reform the Polish electricity distribution sector.

  • Weronika Rędziniak, Project Coordinator, Polityka Insight
  • Robert Tomaszewski, Senior Energy Analyst, Polityka Insight

16:00 Lunch

Day II (7th November)

9:00-14:45 Innovation in the energy sector

8:30 – 9:00 Registration/morning coffee

9:00 – 10:10 Development of distribution networks

Presentation: Projekt SARSA

  • Tomasz Borkowski, Member of the Board, MindMade Sp. z o.o.
  • Marek Borkowski, Director of the Business Development and Sales Division, Apator Elkomtech S.A.
  • 9:10 – 9:55


    • Without proper investments in distribution and transmission networks, we will not provide the Polish economy with proper development conditions (National Medium Voltage Network Medium Cabling Plan)
    • Poland’s participation in the international electricity market
    • Plans regarding the problems of solar network connection points for medium voltage
    • Energy storage in the context of the development of electromobility
    • Construction of charging infrastructure for electric cars


    • Rafał Zasuń, Editor-in-chief, Wysokie Napięcie


    • Andrzej Bondyra, Vice President of the Board, PGE Dystrybucja S.A.
    • Wojciech Myślecki, PhD, Chairman of the New Technologies for Power Generation Team, National Center for Research and Development
    • Robert Stelmaszczyk, President of the Board, innogy Stoen Operator Sp. z o.o.

    9:55 – 10:10

    Presentation: Digitalization the next Frontier for Utilities

    • Carlos Carvalheira, Energy & Utilities Practice Leader, South EMEA, SAS

10:10 – 10:25 Presentation: How to increase sales of energy services? Effective analysis of the meeting with the client

  • Maciej Głowacki, CTO & Co-founder, Salesbook

10:25 – 12:00 Innovative approach to energy

10:25 – 10:40

Keynote speech

„Grand Challenge: Energy”

  • Maciej Malski-Brodzicki, Grand Challenge Coordinator, The National Centre for Research and Development

10:40 – 10:55

Case study

Servicing the Digital Prosumer

  • Joerg Ferchow, Utilities expert in SAP’s Energy and Natural Resources Global Hub

10:55 – 11:10

Case study

FutureFlow Project – presentation

  • Uroš Salobir, Director of Strategic Innovation Department, ELES, Slovenia

11:10 – 12:00


  • What does it mean to be innovative?
  • How to increase and accelerate the production adoption of innovation?
  • What does the culture of innovation require from the culture of an organization?
  • The energy sector as a pillar of innovation and digital transformation?


  • Filip Kowalski, General Manager for Energy & Natural Resources SAP Middle Eastern Europe


  • Wioletta Czemiel-Grzybowska, Member of the Board, Polska Spółka Gazownictwa
  • Janusz Moroz, Vice President, Innogy Polska
  • Uroš Salobir, Director of Strategic Innovation Department, ELES, Slovenia

12:00 – 12:30 Networking break

12:30 – 13:40 Direction of smart grid

12:30 – 12:40

Presentation: Smart metering and benefits for market participants

  • Mariusz Zieliński, Product Manager, Energy and Gas Division, Asseco Poland S.A.

12:40 – 13:35


  • What does Smart Metering look like in Poland in relation to the commitment in the new Energy Policy to install 80% of smart metering recipients until 2026?
  • Which Smart Grid features are most needed in Poland?
  • What did particular companies do in the field of Smart Metering, what are their experiences with pilot installations and how does it work? What savings does it bring? – examples of Poland and CEE
  • Real time energy accounting and balancing towards energy efficiency
  • Advanced analytics and data correlations from ICT, OT (Operational Technology) and external systems – implementations in CEE
  • LTE 450 network with increased availability parameters as a base for building Smart Grid in Poland
  • Expanding service quality through the construction of two-speed architecture
  • Cybersecurity of energy networks – what security standards should be adopted taking into account IT and physical security?
  • Extended vision of the Measurement Information Operator – OIP as a node for real-time exchange of data on demand, supply and costs of electricity supply


  • Izabela Żylińska, Editor-in-chief, Smart Grids Polska


  • Tomasz Borkowski, Member of the Board, MindMade Sp. z o.o.
  • Andrzej J. Piotrowski, Vice President of the Board, PGE Systemy
  • Paweł Pisarczyk, CEO, Atende Software
  • Robert Zasina, President of the Board, TAURON Dystrybucja
  • Mariusz Zieliński, Product Manager, Energy and Gas Division, Asseco Poland S.A.

13:35 – 15:00 Is Polish society ready for prosumer status? What stage are we at?

13:35 – 13:50

Presentation: Distributed energy generation – solutions and trends for prosumer PV systems

  • Szymon Witoszek, Huawei Solar Regional Director of Solution Team for CEE & Nordic

13:50 – 15:00


  • Participation of SMEs and LGUs in prosumer activities
  • Results from completed and currently implemented solar installation projects
  • Operational plans and expected effects for 2020
  • Ways to surplus energy from solar panels
  • Assumptions of the Energy Plus Program and its effects
  • Energy cooperatives and clusters (the idea of promoting collective prosumer) – local energy independence
    • Solar farms and biogas plants – examples


  • Grzegorz Lot, Energy market expert


  • Mariusz Gajda, Vice President, Energa OZE S.A.
  • Przemysław Hofman, Deputy Director, Department of Low Carbon Economy, Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Technology
  • Małgorzata Kozak, Director, Department of Market Development and Consumer Affairs, Energy Regulatory Office
  • Maciej Martyniuk, Project Coordinator, The National Centre for Research and Development
  • Michał Skorupa, President of the Board, Foton Technik in innogy Group
  • Marcin Skórnóg, Production, Trading and Distribution Director, Czorsztyn Reservoir Energy Cluster
  • Szymon Witoszek, Huawei Solar Regional Director of Solution Team for CEE & Nordic

15:00 – 16:00 Will we find an effective solution for the development of wind farms?


  • Wind energy on land and sea in Poland’s energy mix in the perspective of 2040
    • political goals and investment plans
    • costs and sources of financing
    • development of wind energy and energy prices
    • spatial, environmental and social conditions
  • Conditions for dynamic development of wind energy on land and sea
    • how to ensure market attractiveness for investors, suppliers and contractors
    • regulatory environment
    • financing
    • organizational possibilities


  • Maciej Stryjecki, President of the Board, Foundation for Sustainable Energy


  • Piotr Czopek, Department of Renewable and Distributed Energy, Ministry of Energy
  • Zbigniew Gryglas, Chairman of the Parliamentary Offshore Wind Energy Group
  • Krzysztof Kidawa, Expert, PKN ORLEN/President of the Board, Baltic Power
  • Monika Morawiecka, President of the Board, PGE Baltica
  • Maciej Martyniuk, Project Coordinator, The National Centre for Research and Development

16:00 Lunch

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