Program – 30th Energy Conference EuroPOWER


29th edition Energy Conference EuroPOWER

Day I, 24 April 2019

8:30 – 9:00 Registration/morning coffee

9:00 – 9:10 Official opening

  • dr Leszek Juchniewicz, Chairman of the Advisory Board

9:10 – 9:30 Speech of the Guest of Honor

  • Tomasz Dąbrowski, Under-Secretary of State, Ministry of Energy

9:30 – 10:45 State strategy for energy and the climate

  • Summary of national climate-energy plans
  • “Polish energy policies up to 2040” project evaluation following consultations
  • “National plan for energy and the climate for the years 2021-2030”, state of work and arrangements
  • The challenge in the energy sector from the perspective of the government and entrepreneur in 2019
  • Energy safety
    • Diversification projects of directions and sources of supply
  • Energy Roadmap 2050 – the EU’s long-term climate strategy
  • The greenhouse gas emission allowance trading system 2021-2030. EU ETS – Polish perspective
  • Energy+ Program
  • What about nuclear energy in Poland?


  • Michał Kurtyka, Secretary of State, Ministry of the Environment, COP24 President


  • Agnieszka Zaręba, Economic journalist

Invited to participate are:

  • Tomasz Dąbrowski, Under-Secretary of State, Ministry of Energy
  • Dorota Dębińska-Pokorska, Partner, PwC
  • Robert Perkowski, Vice President of the Board, PGNiG
  • Paweł Piwowar, Vice President of the Board, Asseco Poland
  • Jerzy Topolski, Vice President of the Board, Tauron Dystrybucja

10:45 – 12:00 How to improve air quality?

  • Smog. How to solve the problem of air pollution in Polish cities? The technological, economic and social aspects
  • Technological trends in improving energy efficiency
  • Reduction of energy poverty
  • Legal and financial incentives for pro-efficiency actions. Improving environmental awareness of society – how to educate?
  • Intensive housing thermo modernization and goals for households
  • Development of renewable energy in Poland as a strategy to reduce the impact of the energy sector on the environment.
  • Renewable energy in Poland as a strategy to reduce the impact of the energy sector on the environment
  • Gas cogeneration and centralized heating – technological and market aspects


  • Jakub Kajmowicz, Editor in Chief,

Invited to participate are:

  • Tomasz Dąbrowski, Under-Secretary of State, Ministry of Energy
  • Przemysław Kołodziejak, Vice President of the Board, PGE Energia Ciepła
  • Roman Szwed, President of the Board, ATENDE
  • Jacek Szymczak, President, Polish District Heating Chamber of Commerce
  • Tomasz Wilczak, Member of the Board, Vice-President of the Board for Technical Issues, PGNiG Termika
  • Marcin Lewenstein, Innovation Officer, InnoEnergy
  • Izabela Van den Bossche, VP Corporate Communications, Fortum

11:45 – 12:30 Break

12:45 – 14:15 How to fill the gap after brown coal? Wind energy, nuclear energy

  • What’s next with brown coal?
  • New 2040 energy mix
    • Social costs of changes in the energy mix
    • Is a fair transformation possible for regions? (the future of Bełchatów, the future of Upper Silesia)
  • Why and why should we use wind turbines on land?
  • Offshore – development perspectives of the sector and government plans, and stages of realization
  • The development of nuclear energy resulting from PEP 2040
  • Supplies for the sector. New players on the Polish market


  • Wojciech Jakóbik, Editor in Chief,

Invited to participate are:

  • Dorota Dębińska-Pokorska, Partner, PwC
  • Monika Morawiecka, Director of Strategy, PGE Capital Group
  • Grzegorz Podlewski, Vice Chairman of the Board, Metropolis GZM
  • Tomasz Rogala, President of the Board, PGG
  • Andrzej Strupczewski, Chairman of the Nuclear Safety Committee, National Centre for Nuclear Research

14:15 – 15:15 How can renewable energy sources supplement the energy mix?

  • National and EU objective of RES participation in final energy consumption. 21% vs. 32% for 2030?
  • Development support and plans of the Ministry of Energy
  • Distributed energy – needs and trends
  • Investments in renewable energy – development prospects


  • Jan Sakławski, Partner, BiW

Invited to participate are:

  • Piotr Czopek, Department of Renewable and Distributed Energy, Ministry of Energy
  • Jan Biernacki, Deputy Director, PwC
  • Roman Gabrowski, President of the Board, Tauron Ekoenergia
  • Mariusz Gajda, Vice President of the Board, Energa Wytwarzanie
  • Remigiusz Nowakowski, President of the Board, The Lower Silesian Institute for Energy Studies
  • Arkadiusz Sekściński, acting President of the Board, PGE Energia Odnawialna S.A.
  • Maciej Stryjecki, President of the Board, Foundation of the Sustainable Energy
  • Mateusz Wroński, Head of Product Development, Aurora Energy Research

Day II, 25 April 2019

8:30 – 9:00 Registration/morning coffee

9:00 – 10:00 Key trends in the energy sector (practical use-cases 4x15min)

  • PIK Security – interoperable communication system with high IT security
    • Jan Szczyrek, Member of the Board, MindMade
  • RPA for Power Energy Industry
    • Aleksander Kania, Sales Director, UiPath
  • Is it possible to sell more effectively on the energy market? Tools for new generation traders
    • Jacek Maciak, President of the Board, Salesbook
  • Practical use of IoT technology in the construction of a modern commercial offer
    • Tomasz Bendlewski, Director of Energy and Gas, Asseco

10:00 – 11:15 Modern IT for the energy market

  • Global trends of IT development and development of the energy sector in Poland
  • The growing potential of the digital economy and the field of applications of information and communication technologies
  • DSM/DSR – participation in shaping the level of energy security
  • Aggregators as a way to manage demand and supply in the energy sector
  • The consumer’s role in the process of transformation and digitization of the energy market (consumer-driven)
  • Communication between market participants – the role of the Measurement Information Operator
  • LTE 450 – as a condition for the development of modern SmartGRID networks


  • Grzegorz Lot, Expert for energy market

Invited to participate are:

  • Tomasz Bendlewski, Director of Energy and Gas, Asseco
  • Roman Musiał, President of the Board, MindMade
  • Marcin Motel, Sales Director for Poland, UiPath
  • Piotr Obrycki, Director of Research and Development, PKP Energetyka
  • Paweł Pisarczyk, CEO, Atende Software
  • Andrzej J. Piotrowski, Vice-President of the Board, PGE Systemy
  • Andrzej Popławski, Head of eMobility, innogy Polska

11:15 – 12:15 How to limit energy price increases?

  • The reasons for prince increases and their socio-economic consequences
  • Energy prices on the Polish Power Exchange
  • Freezing energy prices vs. competitiveness of the energy market
  • Protecting the competitiveness of the energy-intensive industry
  • Prices of CO2 emission rights – current status and trends
  • Energy+ Program – can it be an antidote to rising energy prices?


  • Wojciech Jakóbik, Editor in Chief,

Invited to participate are:

  • Maciej Bando, President, Energy Regulatory Office
  • Marek Kulesa, Office Director, Towarzystwo Obrotu Energią
  • Marek Niechciał, President of the Board, Office of Competition and Consumer Protection
  • Radosław Stach, Vice President of the Board for production, KGHM Polska Miedź
  • Piotr Zawistowski, President of the Board, Polish Power Exchange

12:15 – 13:00 Break

13:00 – 14:00 PPS balancing – in relation to centralized and distributed power

  • Diagnosis of PPS operation
  • New architecture of the energy market
  • Can cogeneration and heating help to balance the system?
  • Renewable energy balancing options (energy storage, energy clusters, regulatory sources)
  • Energy planning in regions
  • Photovoltaics and its impact on the NES balancing – prospects for further development
  • Tariffs and interfacial balancing of prosumers


  • Rafał Zasuń, Editor in Chief,

Invited to participate are:

  • Maciej Chłodziński, Deputy Director, PwC
  • Krzysztof Kochanowski, Vice President of the Board, General Director, PIME
  • Joanna Maćkowiak-Pandera, President, Forum Energii
  • Dr Wojciech Myślecki, Wrocław University of Technology
  • Jerzy Popowicz, Director of Business Development, Asseco
  • Jerzy Topolski, Vice President of the Board, Tauron Dystrybucja

14:00 – 14:15

Presentation: Modern IT tools are a real chance to increase the role of end users in balancing the system and active participation of Poland in building European markets of flexibility.

  • Jerzy Popowicz, Director of Business Development, Asseco

14:15 – 15:15 How to finance energy transformation?

  • Ways of financing new technologies in the energy sector
  • Spending regional funds – developing innovation in the regions
  • European Union support in financing energy investments (Infrastructure and Environment Operational Program; Horizon 2020)
  • Financing the development of nuclear energy
  • RES profitability vs. profitability of conventional energy (perspectives and trends)
  • Regulatory barriers in the flow of energy investments


  • Jerzy Mosoń, Editor, Polish Market

Invited to participate are:

  • Anna Chmielewska, Associate Director , European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
  • Jarosław Orliński, Director, Department of Infrastructure Programs, Ministry of Investment and Development
  • Kamil Szydłowski, Public Affairs Manager CEE, InnoEnergy Central Europe
  • Ilona Wołyniec, Director of the Relationship with Strategic Clients and Project Finance, PKO BP

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