Program | 30th Energy Conference EuroPOWER


30th edition Energy Conference EuroPOWER


Day I (6th November)


9:00 – 9:30 Presentations of the Guests of Honor

9:30 – 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

10:45 – 12:00 Rising 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

12:00 – 12:45 Networking break

12:45 – 14:00 Implementation of the closed circuit economy postulates


  • 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

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

  • Can nuclear power plant reduce climate change?
  • Total construction and operating costs (LCOE). What source of risk?
  • LWR (Light Water Reactor) vs. SMR (Small Modular Reactor). Which solution is the best for Poland?
  • Who and why will it be a technology partner to build a nuclear power plant in Poland?
  • If not banks, who will help finance nuclear energy?
  • Small nuclear reactors SMR with a capacity of 200-300 MW. The first Polish step towards nuclear energy?

14:50 – 15:45 Financing transformation in the energy sector


  • The development of innovation from regional resources
  • EU support in financing the development of the energy sector
  • Modernisation fund. How to use it as the largest beneficiary (approx. 44%)?
  • If not banks, who will help finance nuclear energy?
  • Priorities of the newly created European Commission for energy security and lower emission intensity

15:45 Lunch



Day II (7th November)

9:00-14:15 Innovation in the energy sector

9:00 – 10:10 Development of distribution networks


  • 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
  • SARSA system as an alternative to costly MV network cabling

10:10 – 11:30 Innovative approach to energy


  • 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?

11:30 – 12:10 Networking break

12:10 – 13:30 Direction of smart grid


  • 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? Will the EC forget about Poland’s commitment to fulfill this condition until the end of 2020?
  • 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

13:30 – 14:15 Is Polish society ready for prosumer status? What stage are we at?


  • Assumptions of the Energy Plus Program and its effects
  • Participation of SMEs and local government units in prosumer activities
  • Energy cooperatives and clusters (the idea of promoting a collective prosumer) – local energy independence
    • Photovoltaic farms and biogas plants – examples

14:15 – 15:30 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

15:30 Lunch


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