Български език
20th April 2018, Hotel Balkan, Sofia

Market integration of RES
and transition to clean energy

Focus on the significant potential of southeast europe for the development of competitive renewable energy capacity and how can this potential be realized.

The political panel

National and European policies and regulations enabling the integration of renewable energy in Europe.

The business panel

Accelerating and modernizing RES at competitive market prices, contributing to energy security and leadership in research and innovation.

Goals and potential

Creating a favorable business environment for the development and growth of clean energy from renewable energy sources and high-skilled employment.

The discussion is centered
around four key areas

  • RES policies for the energy transition;
  • Market integration and competitiveness;
  • The clean energy potential of South Eastern Europe;
  • Energy innovation and economic growth;

Program of the event

09:15 - 10:00
Opening speech
10:00 - 10:40
  • Meglena Rusenova
    Chairperson of the Board, BPVA
  • Temenuzhka Petkova
    Minister of Energy
  • Mechthild Wörsdörfer
    Director of the Renewable Energy, Research and Innovation, Energy Efficiency Directorate, European Commission
Opening speech
10:00 - 10:40
Panel #1
10:40 - 12:10

Renewable Market integration policies for competitive investment risks

  • Zhecho Stankov
    Deputy Minister of Energy
  • Assoc. Prof. Ivan Ivanov
    Chairman, Energy and Water Regulatory Commission
  • Delyan Dobrev
    President, Parliamentary Committee on Energy
  • Ricardo Gorini
    REmap Senior Programme Officer, International Renewable Energy agency (IRENA)
  • Claude Turmes
    President, European Forum for Renewable Energy (EUFORES)
  • Dr. Silke Karcher
    Ministry of the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Germany
  • HostJulian Popov
    Senior Political Advisor, European Climate Foundation
Coffee break
12:10 - 12:40
Panel #2
12:40 - 14:10

Industry response to European and national renewable market integration policies

  • Dr. James Watson
    CEO, Solar Power Europe
  • Giles Dickson
    CEO, Wind Europe
  • Matthias Buck
    Head of European Energy Policies, Agora Energiewende
  • Olivier Marquette
    President of AES Bulgaria
    Head of Business Development at EurAsia SBU
  • Bart Biebuyck
    CEO, Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking
  • Vladimir Tabutov
    CEO, Hydroenergy Company JSC
  • HostChristian Egenhofer
    Director of Energy and Climate Policies, CEPS

Speakers at the conference