Program | 31st Energy Conference EuroPOWER


Agenda of the 31st EuroPOWER Energy Conference and the OZE Power Congress

Day I, 29 June 2020

Joint Day of the EuroPOWER Energy Conference and OZE POWER

8:20 – 9:00 Registration

9:00 – 9:30 Official opening

Presentation by the Guests of Honor

  • Presentation by a representative of the Ministry of State Assets
  • Presentation by a representative of the Ministry of Climate

Joint panel for EuroPOWER and OZE POWER

9:30 – 11:00 On the road to climate neutrality

  • European Green Deal
  • The EU’s climate neutrality plan until 2050 and Poland’s perspective
  • Pro-climatic synergy of the Polish economy
  • Development direction of the Polish energy sector. Where, when and at what rate are we moving away from coal?
  • Can we afford to accelerate the implementation of nuclear energy?
  • CO2 reduction. Central, regional, local and household activities

11:00 – 12:15 New structure of the energy sector – a new energy market model

  • Synergy of the local market with the wholesale market is the most important challenge
  • The integrity of the Polish energy market with European markets
  • PEP2040 and the National Plan for Energy and Climate as a signpost for the development of the Polish energy sector. An operational plan, specific tasks, schedules and cost estimates, so-called milestones, monitoring systems and an evaluating system are needed.
  • New business models and the role of traditional energy companies

12:15 – 12:45 Networking break

12:45 – 13:30 Renewable energy in the Polish energy mix

  • The contribution of clean energy in the energy mix 
  • Intelligent management system for renewable energy sources
  • Growth forecasts for green energy in Poland in the coming years
  • National Low Emissions Strategy – our common challenge
  • Renewable energy supply chain – Polish specialisation and export offer

13:30 – 14:30 How to make the most of the Just Transformation Fund?

  • Structure and volume of forecasted transformation costs. What support can we count on – the size and form of support, schedules, beneficiaries and dispatchers.
  • Climate neutrality – an opportunity or a threat to energy-intensive industries?
  • Impact of the power market on energy transformation 
  • Transformation of post-mining regions – change in the economic and social profile of regions
  • The carbon footprint as a determinant of the competitiveness of enterprises in the future

14:30 – 15:20 Energy consumers and prosumers – the essence of energy transformation – we are changing the philosophy of thinking about energy

  • Priority recipient of the energy market
  • How to increase the involvement of final recipients in the transformation process?
  • Distributed energy and its impact on network development directions and network traffic management
  • “Moj Prad” Program – challenges and opportunities for Polish prosumers
  • Global prosumer megatrends

15:20 Lunch

Day II, 30 June 2020 EuroPOWER Conference

EuroPOWER Energy Conference Panels

8:20 – 9:00 Registration

9:00 – 10:20 Conventional energy in the era of change

  • PEP 2040: 56-60% presence of coal in production until 2030
  • Modernisation of coal units
  • European Investment Bank – perspective of energy financing
  • Energetic management of coal waste

The potential of Polish technological thought in reducing CO2 emissions

Presentation (2x10min)

  • Clean coal technologies (CTW) – syngas from brown coal; CCS for hard coal (captured CO2); combustion in an oxygen enriched atmosphere; coal gasification
  • The use of carbochemistry during the transition period – synergy of industry, chemistry and energy (methanol, ammonia, hydrogen, waxes, oils, synthetic fuels)

10:20 – 11:45 Reform of the Polish electricity distribution sector

  • Innovative solutions in energy transmission and reception
  • Will networks provide more and more energy?
  • Are distribution lines ready for climate change
  • Virtual power plants – integration of various energy sources
  • Integration of distribution networks with dynamic solar power increases
  • DSR in the National Power System
  • Unstable energy sources – how much the modern network is able to absorb energy
  • The use of energy storage in terms of transmission network stabilization
  • Security of electricity transmission in critical situations
  • Smart metering
  • Real-time decision making in transmission and distribution
  • Closed distribution systems – a chance to reduce electricity costs or a threat to commercial power engineering?
  • Direct and physical PPA line
  • Large scale photovoltaics – connection problems

11:45 – 12:30 Networking break

12:30 – 13:30 Gas as a target or transient fuel for the Polish economy?

  • Economic use of gas (raw material and fuel)
  • LNG and CNG in industry and the economy
  • Methane mines – extraction and use
  • Syngas as an element of stabilisation of the fuel market
  • Hydrogen as a target alternative to natural gas
  • Does biogas in distribution systems/local distribution system pipes make sense and what conditions must be met?
  • The importance of gas in heating
  • Biomethane as transport fuel

13:30 – 14:30 How to find clean air in the process of transformation of the Polish economy? Heating and cogeneration vs. smog over Poland.

  • Smog – the scale of the phenomenon and its economic, social and health consequences. How to fight threats effectively
  • Energy planning at the level of municipalities and regions
  • How to “green” heating?
  • Energy efficiency in the generation of heat
  • The attractiveness of medium and long-term heat storage in Polish energy and heating as well as the development of weather-dependent renewable energy sources: “sectors coupling”
  • Improving the ecological awareness of society – how to educate?
    • Energy potential of waste in distributed heating

14:30 – 15:30 Will the development of energy storage bring a positive impulse for the Polish economy? What stage are we at?

  • Large-scale energy storage
  • Energy storage – end user or electricity producer? Regulating the functioning of energy storage
  • Electric cars as mobile energy storage
  • Electrification of transport
  • Energy recovery in transport
  • Vehicle to Grid Technology (V2G)
  • Hydrogen as an alternative to battery storage
  • Network services for energy storage

15:30 Lunch

Day II, 30 June 2020, OZE POWER Congress

OZE POWER Congress Panels

8:20 – 9:00 Registration

9:00 – 10:30 Wind energy in energy policy

  • New act on the development of offshore wind farms
  • Cooperation of Polish companies in offshore development
  • Regulations and permit processes
  • Success factors of Polish wind
  • Objectives for wind energy in Poland including the maritime spatial development plan
  • Infrastructure and human resources – supply chain preparation
  • Development of the power grid dedicated to wind farms

10:30 – 11:45 Large-scale solar farms – development barriers

  • Are large-scale solar farms able to compete with conventional power plants?
  • Investor vs system restrictions
  • Connections for large photovoltaics
  • Can solar farms be a development alternative for brown coal regions?
  • Large-scale solar farm – as a development factor for regions
  • Integration of renewable sources in the transmission system
  • Development factor for region

11:45 – 12:30 Networking break

12:30 – 14:15 Green energy for local communities

  • Local innovation to ensure competitive energy prices for entrepreneurs – green heat, local government initiatives
  • 1MW installations – civic power engineering or large scale?
  • Green power plants and green heat – awareness and role of local governments in the energy transformation of regions
  • Biogas plants the best option for the countryside?
  • Acquisition of biofuels as an alternative to meet some energy needs
  • Biomass and biofuels as local energy resources – potential stability of supply, recirculation of energy funds directly to producers and local communities
  • Concerns about the use of biomass (transport, emissions, risks)
  • Energy clusters as the Polish path of building distributed energy in the context of energy security

14:15 – 15:30 How to ensure the attractiveness of the renewable energy market for investors, suppliers and contractors – ways to raise capital

  • Financing investments in renewable energy
  • How to ensure market attractiveness for investors, suppliers and contractors
  • Business opportunity and expectations for special banking products supporting energy transformation
  • Which technologies can obtain market financing and which have no chance
  • How to finance technologies that cannot obtain market financing and who will bear the costs of such financing
  • How to reduce the costs of financing energy projects in Poland by comparing the costs of financing (equity/debt) of projects in other EU countries
  • Moving away from renewable energy subsidy systems towards direct contracting (PPA and Corporate PPA) and adapting financing institutions to such a scheme
  • What financing does the prosumer and entrepreneur need to fully exploit the potential of RES installations behind the counter?

15:30 Lunch

*The organizer reserves the right to make changes to the agenda, change the location and date of the Conference.

Data aktualizacji: 23.03.2020

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