Program | 32nd EuroPOWER Energy Conference


Agenda of the EuroPower & OZE Power Energy Conference

Day I, November 16th

Opening ceremony

9:30-9:50 Speeches of Honorary Guests

EuroPower & OZE Power panels

9:50 – 10:40 Polish power industry in the process of transformation and with new challenges

  • The EU’s strategy for climate neutrality
  • Vision of the transformation of the energy sector in Poland
  • The social dimension of the energy transformation
  • New entity structure – shape of the Polish sector
  • Competitiveness of the electricity market against the background of changes in entities
  • Will the consolidation of companies improve transformation processes?

10:40 – 11:20 Financial instruments supporting the process of climate neutrality

  • EU climate policy – will we achieve a common goal?
  • Energy transformation as an opportunity to improve the competitiveness of the Polish economy
  • Just Transition Fund mechanisms – funds for energy transformation
  • Designing Operational Programs for the energy sector in the new EU financial perspective 2021-2027
  • Repayable instruments – use of grants and loans
  • Combining different categories of support measures
  • Territorial Just Transition Plans (TPST) – support for regions

11:20 – 12:00 Adaptation of infrastructure to the development of distributed energy

  • Smart metering – Smart Grid
  • Scenarios of the PPS development in the 2021-2030 perspective
  • Digitization and integrated solutions
  • Legal regulations for electricity storage
  • Energy management with the participation of electricity storage in daily operation and in crisis situations

12:00 – 12:30 Break

12:30 – 13:10 The role of gas in the energy transformation

  • New gas investments in Poland – system expansion
  • Integration of energy and gas markets in Europe
  • Natural gas and its importance for hydrogen development plans

13:10 – 13:50 Digitization of the energy sector

  • Energy Market Information Operator (OIRE) – effective and safe exchange of information on the electricity market
  • A key success factor in the construction of OIRE
  • Participation of Operator Chmury Krajowej in digitization of the sector
  • EU regulations concerning the reform of the electricity market and information management policy
  • Data monetization and support for new business models
  • Data transparency as a condition of just transformation?
  • Using data to optimize investments in renewable and distributed energy sources

13:50 – 14:30 Factors slowing down and accelerating the development of photovoltaic farms

  • How to improve the procedures for connecting high voltage photovoltaic installations
  • Infrastructure modernization challenges
  • Photovoltaic farms without subsidies and no government guarantees of energy sales. Is it possible and profitable?
  • Support for communes in adopting local plans
  • Moving away from RES subsidizing systems towards direct PPA contracting

Day II, November 17th

9:00 – 9:50 The award ceremony in the Energy World Leaders Competition

EuroPower & OZE Power panels

9:50 – 10:20 The process of moving away from coal – plan, costs, consequences

Presentation of Polska Grupa Górnicza
Presentation of Zespół Elektrowni Pątnów-Adamów-Konin (ZE PAK)

10:20 – 11:00 Alternative fuels in the Polish energy sector

  • Transformation of the gas industry towards a low-emission economy
  • Modeling of the biomethane market, injection into the gas grid
  • The use of biomethane in transport
  • Circular economy
  • RDF derived from waste as a supplement and alternative to fossil fuels
  • Waste-to-energy (production of electricity and heat in cogeneration from waste)

11:00 – 11:30 Security of energy facilities

Debate 2+1

  • The potential effects of cyber attacks on the SmartGrid network
  • Legal and regulatory aspects of drone flights over critical infrastructure facilities
  • Technical measures ensuring safe operation of strategic facilities

11:30 – 12:10 Sectoral integration of energy in Poland – a way to improve the energy sector?

  • Integration of transport, heating and electricity – benefits for the industry
  • Support for digitization in the sectoral integration process
  • Renewable energy supply system for transport
  • Optimum use of primary energy
  • The scale of the impact on energy security and reduction of CO2 emissions
  • Research and implementation of new technologies

12:10 – 12:40 Break

12:40 – 13:20 Implementation of the common goal of “greening” the power industry

  • Polish Offshore Sector Deal – cooperation for the development of wind farms
  • The potential and current stages of implementing strategic projects
  • Green energy – implementation of the mission of the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management (NFOŚiGW)
  • European offshore strategy
  • Liberalization of the 10H distance act

13:20 – 14:00 The use of hydrogen in the decarbonization and integration of sectors

  • Polish hydrogen strategy
  • Perspective of the European Union
  • Balancing systems based on renewable energy sources
  • Building hydrogen networks
  • Mixing hydrogen with natural gas

Update: 25.08.2020

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