Program | 34th EuroPOWER Energy Conference & 4th OZE POWER


Day I, 28th of April 2021

33rd EuroPower Energy Conference & 3rd OZE Power

9:00 – 9:30 The ceremonial opening of the Conference

9:00 – 9:20 Speeches by the chairmen of the Program Councils

9:20 – 9:30 „Nowy Polski Ład w urzeczywistnianiu europejskiej zielonej transformacji”

  • Michał Kurtyka, Minister of Climate and Environment

9:30 – 10:40 Poland’s energy policy until 2040 – striving for zero emissions. What, when and why? How long and at what cost?

  • Goals, directions and pillars of Poland’s Energy Policy until 2040.
  • National plan for energy and climate – Polish energy independence – development of strategic and large-scale investments
  • Distributed energy vs. large-scale professional energy
  • Energy planning at the national and regional level – changing the paradigm of energy security management from the central to the local level
  • Is the energy consumer ready to cover the transformation costs? What is its share and how to calculate it?
  • Smart grids, smart metering – the perspective of the Polish provider of Smart Grid technology. How do large energy companies want to take care of their recipients?


  • Wojciech Jakóbik, Editor in Chief,


  • Ireneusz Zyska, Secretary of State, Government Plenipotentiary for Renewable Energy Sources, Ministry of Climate and Environment
  • Zbigniew Gryglas, Undersecretary of State, Ministry of State Assets
  • Rafał Gawin, President, Energy Regulatory Office
  • Paweł Cioch, VP for Corporate Affairs, PGE
  • Dorota Dębińska-Pokorska, Partner, PwC
  • Piotr Listwoń, VP for Operations, TGE
  • Paweł Majewski, CEO, PGNiG
  • Rafał Soja, CEO, TAURON Sprzedaż
  • Roman Szwed, CEO, Atende

10:40 – 11:30 “New Polish Deal” as a mechanism of adaptation and absorption of the European „New Green Deal” transformation strategy

  • The National Reconstruction Plan and the financial mechanisms of the Reconstruction Fund
  • The reconstruction plan for Europe and the Polish energy transformation
  • European Green Deal from the European Union’s financial perspective 2021 – 2027
  • The EU Action Plan on Sustainable Finance – taxonomy as a guarantee of “green” investments


  • Joanna Maćkowiak-Pandera, CEO, Forum Energii


  • Adam Guibourgé-Czetwertyński, Under Sectretary of State, Ministry of Climate and Environment
  • Jan Biernacki, PwC
  • Mikołaj Dowgielewicz, Director General, European Investment Bank
  • Wojciech Hann, CEO, BOŚ Bank
  • Bartłomiej Pawlak, Vice President, Polish Development Fund Group
  • Michał Perlik, Executive Director for Financial Management, PKN Orlen

11:30 – 12:30 The shares of RES in the Polish energy mix is growing. Time to integrate distributed renewable energy sources

11:30 – 11:40 Presentation: A new beginning in the energy sector. The path of transformation

  • Kamil Smuga, CIO, Limitless Technologies

11:40 – 12:30 Debate:

  • RES 4.0 – integrated high-power hybrid installations
  • Development of on-site generation in the areas behind the meter and direct line – establishing legal solutions
  • Energy storage – restrictions and legal regulations
  • Necessary regulations regarding PPAs – opportunities related to an alternative energy purchase model
  • Collective and virtual prosumer – statutory solutions
  • Green hydrogen – how to use it effectively?


  • Daniel Czyżewski, Energy Analyst,


  • Maciej Chorowski, CEO, Narodowy Fundusz Ochrony Środowiska i Gospodarki Wodnej
  • Wojciech Drożdż, Vice President for Innovation and Logistics, Enea Operator
  • Paweł Pisarczyk, CEO, Atende Industries
  • Jan Sakławski, Legal Counselor | Partner, Brysiewicz, Bokina, Sakławski i Wspólnicy sp.k.
  • Filip Sypko, Head of Global Business Development, Green Genius
  • Katarzyna Szwed-Lipińska, Director of the Renewable Sources Department, Energy Regulatory Office

12:30 – 13:00 Networking break

13:00 – 13:50 The potential of hydrogen in the decarbonisation of the energy sector

13:00 – 13:10 Presentation: Hydrogen economy on the example of the Port of Rotterdam

  • Randolf Weterings, Program Manager Electrification and Hydrogen at Port of Rotterdam

13:10 – 13:50 Debate:

  • Directions of the “Polish Hydrogen Strategy until 2030 with a perspective until 2040”
  • Development of the hydrogen industry and growth of electromobility
  • Could hydrogen become the best way to store energy?


  • Krzysztof Kochanowski, CEO, Hydrogen Poland


  • Szymon Byliński, Director of the Department of Electromobility and Hydrogen Management Ministry of Climate and Environment
  • Tobiasz Adamczewski, Head of Renewables, Forum Energii
  • Maciej Ciszewski, Policy assistant to the Director-General for Energy, European Commission
  • Tomasz Jarmicki, Director of the Research and Development Department, PGNiG
  • Grzegorz Jóźwiak, Director of the Alternative Fuels Implementation Office, PKN Orlen

13:50 – 14:30 Nuclear energy – game changer in polish energy transformation

  • New energy policies with nuclear energy to achieve the climate change goal
  • How can nuclear energy help secure Poland’s energy transformation? – How to achieve that goal?
  • Development of nuclear energy – technological, financial and political aspects
  • International cooperation for climate and sustainable development – opportunities and challenges

13:50 – 14:00 Report of EDF

  • Vakis Ramany, Senior Vice President Development, New Nuclear Projects, EDF

14:00 – 14:30 Debate 1+1:


  • Jakub Wiech, Deputy Editor in Chief,


  • Vakis Ramany, Senior Vice President Development, New Nuclear Projects, EDF

14:30 – 15:10 Should the development of low-emission energy be based on gas?

  • Gas as a transitional fuel of the future
  • Biomethane development plans – supply diversification
  • Decarbonisation of gas markets – what the transformation means for gaseous fuels, gas infrastructure and quality
  • Directions of development of micro-biogas installations as an element of low-emission energy
  • The process of obtaining funds for new investments in the development of green fuel
  • Risks related to the introduction of biogas into the system


  • Mariusz Marszałkowski, Editor,


  • Marcin Korolec, CEO, Green Economy Institute
  • Adam Orzech, CEO, Naturlana
  • Robert Perkowski, Vice President of the Management Board for Operations, PGNiG
  • Paweł Pikus, Department of Electricity and Gas, Ministry of Climate and Environment
  • Artur Zawartko, Vice President of the Management Board, GAZ-SYSTEM

15:10 – 15:50 How to fairly and effectively transform coal regions? Social and economic challenges

  • The first Polish coal regions with a just transformation plan
  • Involvement of regional authorities in the transformation planning process
  • Territorial Just Transition Plan (TPST)
  • Investment fund management – risks and challenges
  • What are the real expectations of the social side and to what extent?


  • Michał Hetmański, CEO, Instrat


  • Patryk Białas, Director of the Innovation and Competence Center, Euro-Centrum Science and Technology Park
  • Aleksandra Gawlikowska-Fyk, Project Manager, Forum Energii
  • Dariusz Stankiewicz, Marshal Office of the Silesian Voivodeship
  • Phd Anna Sobczak, Policy Coordinator (DG ENER) for Coal Regions in Transition within Just Transition, European Commission
  • Maciej Sytek, CEO, Agencja Rozwoju Regionalnego S.A. w Koninie, Pełnomocnik Zarządu Województwa Wielkopolskiego ds. restrukturyzacji Wielkopolski Wschodniej

Day II, 29 April 2021

33rd EuroPower Energy Conference & 3rd OZE Power

9:00 – 13:45 Digitisation in the services of the energy sector

9:00 – 10:05 Digitization of energy – the use of modern technologies

9:00 – 9:10 Presentation: Electro Mobility as integral service within decentralized energy

  • Joerg Ferchow, Chief Expert Utilities – SAP

9:10 – 9:20 Case study: Digitization of the energy sector on the example of a Hitachi durable medium

  • Tadeusz Woszczyński, Country Manager – Poland, Austria & CEE Hitachi Europe Ltd.

9:20 – 10:10 Debate:

  • Digital challenges of the Polish energy and gas sector
  • A durable medium as the basis for digitization in the energy sector and a tool for the safe storage and publication of key information for customers
  • Blockchain tools in the energy sector – microgrid development and management of distributed electricity generation
  • Development of electromobility and electric car charging networks
  • Digitization of documents in energy companies as one of the directions of sustainable development


  • Aleksandra Radwańska, International Business Development Manager, Next Kraftwerke


  • Andrzej Buczkowski, Vice President, Energa Informatyka i Technologie
  • Michał Legumina, Director of the Innovation and Development Department, Atende
  • Henryk Mucha, CEO, PGNIG Obrót Detaliczny
  • Paweł Śliwa, Vice President for Innovation, PGE
  • Mariusz Sudoł, Operations, Director CEE, Hitachi Europe Ltd.
  • Dawid Zieliński, CEO, Columbus

10:05 – 11:20 Evolution towards local energy systems – conditions, determinants, support tools

10:05 – 10:15 Introductory presentation: Implementation of the central information base – to what extent will it support the functioning of the energy market?

  • Lesław Winiarski, Deputy Director, Energy Measurement Office, Project Manager Energy Market Information Operator, PSE S.A.

10:15 – 10:30 Presentation: Cloud in energy – report

  • Michał Jaworski, Technology Director, Microsoft
  • Marcin Roszkowski, President Instytutu Jagiellońskiego

10:30 – 10:40 Presentation: Digital supply chain as integral part of modern utility

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

10:40 – 11:20 Debate:

  • Implementation of the central information base – to what extent will it support the functioning of the energy market?
  • Sector coupling – how to integrate the energy system in Poland?
  • Tools to facilitate the transition from a centralized energy system to distributed local systems
  • Digital supply chain solutions
  • Development of trans-European networks


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


  • Michał Jaworski, Technology Director, Microsoft
  • Marcin Karczmarczyk, Managing Director, Chmura Krajowa
  • Grzegorz Lot, VP, Polenergia Dystrybucja
  • Lesław Winiarski, Deputy Director, Energy Measurement Office, Project Manager Energy Market Information Operator, PSE S.A.
  • Robert Zasina, CEO, Tauron Dystrybucja

11:20 – 12:00 Security of critical infrastructure – central model vs. distracted

  • Security of energy facilities – the impact on the operation of the Polish energy system
  • Potential threats and consequences of cyber attacks on the Smart Grid network
  • Legal and regulatory aspects of drone flights over critical infrastructure facilities
  • Technical measures ensuring safe operation of strategic properties


  • Rafał Pytko, Wardyński & Partners


  • Marcin Kondratowicz, Department of Defense, Crisis Management and Security, Ministry of Climate and Environment
  • Robert Kośla, Director, Cybersecurity Department, Chancellery of the Prime Minister
  • dr.hab.inż.Waldemar Skomudek, Vice President for Oparation, TAURON Dystrybucja
  • Jan Szczyrek, Member of the Boar, Technical Director, MindMade
  • Dariusz Wojewódzki, Specialist for the operation of unmanned systems, Flytronic

12:00 – 12:10 Presentation: Digital compliance – digital data archiving in the energy sector

  • Andre Steyn, Digital Compliance and eDiscovery Solutions Technical Consultant, Veritas

12:10 – 12:40 Networking break

12:40 – 13:45 Modern strategies of energy companies – how to implement innovative methods and tools of strategy, management and sales?

12:40 – 12:50 Presentation: How to use the cloud potential in the energy sector? What characterizes companies that are successful using the latest technologies?

  • Kamil Smuga, CIO, Limitless Technologies

12:50 – 13:00 Presentation: How to create a digital model for the operation of an energy company?

  • Piotr Jaworski, Enterprise Sales, Salesforce

13:00 – 13:45 Debate:

  • Innovation in electricity and gas trading
  • Customer relations with technology companies – determinants in acquiring new customers
  • Impact of the pandemic on contact and customer service
  • Directions of development of sales and purchase of green energy


  • Dominik Brodacki, Energy analyst, Polityka Insight


  • Jacek Brzozowski, Director of the Business Development Office, PGNiG Obrót
  • Dorota Dębińska-Pokorska, Partner, PwC
  • Piotr Jaworski, Enterprise Sales, Salesforce
  • Bogusław Majchrzak, Business Development Manager, Orange Polska
  • PhD Andrzej Modzelewski, CEO, innogy Polska
  • Tomasz Lesiewicz, President, Enspirion

13:45 – 14:25 Energy-intensive industry in the process of energy transformation

  • The process of equalising prices on foreign and Polish markets
  • Transformation of the energy-intensive industry and transformation of the energy sector
  • The role of industrial energy and the energy clusters that arise around it in the decarbonisation of Poland


  • Rafał Zasuń, Editor-in-Chief, WysokieNapię


  • Stefan Dzienniak, CEO, Hutnicza Izba Przemysłowo Handlowa
  • Henryk Kaliś, Chamber of Industrial Power and Energy Recipients
  • Jerzy Kozicz, CEO, CMC Poland
  • Grzegorz Tobiszowski, Member of European Parliament
  • Grzegorz Pizoń, Partner, Bird & Bird

14:25 – 15:05 Transformation of heating

  • Factors favouring the creation of new heating units using RES
  • Climate policy and cogeneration – efficiency and energy efficiency
  • Cogeneration as a way to reduce CO2 emissions
  • Modernisation of heat sources towards energy use of waste
  • Technical possibilities of obtaining system heat from biomass combustion
  • Hybrid heating – solar collectors with large-scale heat pumps


  • Daniel Czyżewski, Energy Analyst,


  • Jacek Ozdoba, Secretary of State, Ministry of Climate and Environment*
  • Jakub Kowalski, Member of the Management Board for Operations, Polska Spółka Gazownictwa
  • Andrzej Rubczyński, Director of Heat Strategy, Forum Energii
  • Paweł Stańczyk, CEO, PGNiG Termika

15:05 – 15:55 Offshore wind energy

15:05 – 15:15 Presentation: Offshore Development in Poland and the Baltic Sea

  • Holger Matthiesen, Head of Offshore Development Scandinavia, Poland & Baltics, RWE Renewables

15:15 – 15:55 Debate:

  • Offshore energy grid planning – potential to achieve green policy goals
  • Investing in offshore – issues of preparation of the Pomeranian region (regional perspective)
  • Models of financing strategic offshore projects
  • Share of private financing for the implementation of climate protection policy
  • International cooperation in the field of wind energy


  • Jakub Kajmowicz, Editor-in-Chief,


  • Zbigniew Gryglas, Undersecretary of State, Ministry of State Assets
  • Paweł Lewandowski, Project Finance, Europejski Bank Inwestycyjny
  • Paweł Łojszczyk, CEO, Hitachi ABB Power Grids
  • Monika Morawiecka, CEO, PGE Baltica

* Speakers are being confirmed
** The organizer reserves the right to change the agenda and to change the place and date of the event

Update: 28-04-2021

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