About CEDE

The goals of the first edition of the Central European Day of Energy event are to provide comprehensive information concerning the Central European (CE) energy sectors, as well as focusing on the projects of common interests in the region. We aim to establish a forum for useful networking, discussing electricity and natural gas infrastructure issues and needs, especially in relation to the North-South interconnections in the CE region, and linking the EU with the Eastern neighbours, such as Ukraine. Additionally, we intend to facilitate and promote the development of closer co-operation, in the field of energy security, among the key institutions and industrial stakeholders from the CE region on one side and the EU’s policy-makers on the other side.

The participants will discuss the security of gas and electricity supply within the CE region in two sessions:

Session 1: Improving security of gas supply in Central and Eastern Europe.
Session 2: Keeping the lights on in Central and Eastern Europe: Key steps to ensuring power market supply.”

The first edition of CEDE will be presented by CEEP in co-operation with partners from the V4 countries and Ukraine, in the premises of the European Commission in Brussels, under the auspices of the Vice-President of the EC in charge of the Energy Union, Mr. Maroš Šefčovič, the Slovak Republic’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union, and the Republic of Poland’s Presidency of the V4. The event is supported by the International Visegrad Fund.

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9th of December 2016

REGISTRATION FORM

(Register before the 2nd of December)

Organisers

The event is organised by Central Europe Energy Partners  and the European Commission DG Energy with the support of the International Visegrad Fund.

Partners

Programme

Registration starts at 8:30 and the event at 9:00.

 

Introduction
Welcoming guests and introduction to the CE DE event
Energy Union and the benefits for the Visegrad Group (V4)
European Parliament Perspective on Energy Security
Legacy of the Slovak Republic’s Presidency of the EU Council in terms of energy policies
Energy priorities of the Polish Republic’s Presidency of the Visegrad Group (V4)
Speakers
Dominique Ristori, Director-General in the Directorate General for Energy, the European Commission

Eryk Kłossowski, Chairman of the Board of Directors of CEEP

Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President for the Energy Union, the European Commission
Jerzy Buzek, Member of the European Parliament, Chair of Industry, Research and Energy Committee (ITRE)
Peter Žiga, Minister of Economy of the Slovak Republic, representative from the Slovak Republic’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union (alternative replacement at the Ministerial level) (TBC)
 Michał Kurtyka, Undersecretary of State, Ministry of Energy, Poland
Session 1

10:15 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.

Improving security of gas supply in Central and Eastern Europe

Topics
  • Completing the internal gas market – Making the EU an attractive market for LNG
  • The role of the cross-border use of gas storage in boosting the EU’s energy security
  • Supporting gas infrastructure investments – N-S Corridor as the change of the axis of European investments
  • Energy security for everyone! – the role of the Visegrad Group (V4) in creating a European sustainable development action plan for CE
  • The Reform of the European Security of Supply Regulation – creating a fully operational framework for security of gas
Speakers
  • Marcin Jastrzebski, Acting CEO of Grupa LOTOS S.A. (Poland)
  • Piotr Woźniak, President of the Management Board, PGNiG S.A. (Poland)
  • Andriy Kobolyev, CEO, NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine
  • Saulius Bilys, General Manager, AB Amber Grid (Lithuania)
  • Mantas Bartuška, General Director, Klaipėdos nafta AB (Lithuania)
  • Tomasz Stępień, CEO, Gaz System (Poland), (TBC)
  • Mirek Topolánek, Member of the Board of Directors, Eustrem a.s. (Slovakia)
Session 2

11:35 a.m. – 13:00 p.m.

Keeping the lights on in Central and Eastern Europe: key steps to ensuring power market supply

Topics
  • Further possibilities for cross border co-operation in relation to security of electricity supply
  • Improving the functioning of the internal electricity market – new electricity market design initiative
  • Empowering Energy Consumers –  New technology solutions and innovative energy services
  • RES II and its implication for the Market Design
Speakers
  • Zuzana Krejčiříková, Director of Public Affairs, ČEZ Group (The Czech Republic)
  • Eryk Kłossowski,  President of the Board, PSE S.A. (Poland)
  • Daivis Virbickas, CEO, Litgrid (Lithuania)
  • Henryk Baranowski, President of the Management Board, PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna S.A. (Poland)
  • Jan Kalina, Chairman of the Board of Directors, ČEPS, a.s. (Czech Republic) (TBC)
  • Miroslav Stejskal, General Director, Slovenská elektrizačná prenosová sústava, a.s. (Slovakia) (TBC)
The event is followed by a networking lunch between 13:00 and 14:00 in front of the conference room
 

 

Speakers

Maroš Šefčovič is the Vice-President of the European Commission, in charge of Energy Union. He leads the “Energy Union” project team which comprises 14 commissioners. From 2010 – 2014 he was Vice-President of the European Commission in charge of Inter-Institutional Relations and Administration. From 2004 -2009, he was the Permanent Representative of the Slovak Republic to the European Union.

Maroš Šefčovič

Vice-President of the European Commission, in charge of Energy Union, European Commission

Dominique Ristori has worked in the European Commission since 1978 and has held several senior positions. Prior to his current posting, he was Director-General of the Joint Research Centre (JRC) from 2010 to 2013. Between 2006 and 2010 Mr Ristori was Deputy Director General of DG Energy and Transport. From 2000 to 2006, he was Director in charge of General Affairs and Resources in DG Energy and Transport.

Dominique Ristori

Director-General in the Directorate General for Energy, DG Energy

Klaus-Dieter Borchardt is Director of the Internal Energy Market at DG Energy, European Commission. Mr. Borchardt joined the European Union in 1987 where he has held numerous positions including Deputy Head of Cabinet and Head of Cabinet for the Commissioner for Agriculture. Mr. Borchardt is an Honorary Professor at the University of Würzburg.

Klaus-Dieter Borchardt

Director of the Internal Energy Market Directorate from DG Energy, DG Energy

Jerzy Buzek is a Polish politician, former Prime Minister of Poland (1997-2001) and former President of the European Parliament (2009-2012). He is currently chairing the EP’s Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) and the Conference of Committee Chairs. He chairs the European Energy Forum, a platform for formal and informal discussion of the European energy stakeholders.

Jerzy Buzek

Chairman of the ITRE Committee, European Parliament

Eryk Kłossowski is the President of the Management Board of Polskie Sieci Elektroenergetyczne S.A. He graduated in law from the University of Warsaw. From 2000 to 2003, he worked for E&Y, and in 2005, he moved to JPDI law firm. In 2011, he became the head of the legal department of United Oil Services. He also cooperated with the Jagiellonian Institute, Collegium Civitas and Warsaw University of Technology.

Eryk Kłossowski

President of the Management Board, Polskie Sieci Elektroenergetyczne S.A

Daivis Virbickas is the Chairman of the Board of Litgrid. He has long-term experience in developing and managing transmission system strategies, electricity market analysis and business management. Until September 2013, he had been a commercial director at Alpiq AG, a company which represents the Swiss group in the Baltic States. Until 2011, he was the Head of the Technical Division at Litgrid.

Daivis Virbickas

Chairman of the Board, Litgrid

Mirek Topolánek was the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic between 2006 and 2009. In 2009 he was President of the European Council. After leaving high politics he has been active in energetics business and educational activities. Since November 2014 he has held position of the Director of International Development and Public Affairs Director in Slovak TSO Eustream and in 2015 became a Member of the Board of Directors of Eustream.

Mirek Topolánek

Member of the Board of Directors, Eustream

Since 2014, he is the CEO at NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine. Between 2010 and 2013, he was an adviser at the AYA Capital private investment and banking group. From 2008 to 2010, Andriy Kobolyev was and adviser to the Chairman of the Board of Naftogaz of Ukraine. From 2002 to 2007, he was in charge of Economy, Corporate Finance and Price Policy in Naftogaz of Ukraine. He started his career in PricewaterhouseCoopers in 1999.

Andriy Kobolyev

CEO, NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine

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Venue

Berlaymont Building

Rue de la Loi 200, Brussels

 

 

Event venue, Brussels, EC Berlaymont

Berlaymont Building Room Robert Schuman Rue de la Loi 200, Brussels