About CEDE

Central Europe Energy Partners (CEEP) in co-operation with the European Commission (DG Energy) have already organised four editions of the Central European Day of Energy (CEDE) in Brussels. The event takes place every year at the premises of the European Commission and is prepared in close cooperation with CEEP’s members and partners from our region.

In 2020, CEEP intends to continue to promote the Central European point of view on the key developments in the European energy policy. In cooperation with the DG Energy, we organise the 5th Central European Day of Energy, with the participation of high-level European Commission officials. The main goals of the CEDE initiative are to provide comprehensive information concerning the ongoing transition of the Central European energy sector and to discuss the challenges and opportunities related to this process. The event will also demonstrate how companies transform their businesses in line with the EU policy objectives taking into account the local, national and regional specificities.

Your safety is our top priority and in light of the situation with COVID-19, we will deliver our annual conference as a digital event.

The 5th edition of CEDE will take place on 2 December and it will focus on offshore wind development in Central Europe, particularly in the Baltic, Black and Adriatic seas. Wind energy has become a major driver for RES deployment in Europe and around the world – even if still more costly than onshore - seems fundamental to reaching Europe’s climate and energy targets in an effective way. In the 2050 Long Term Strategy, the Commission has identified wind energy as the dominant power generation technology by 2050, with projections of up to 450 GW of installed offshore wind capacity.

Today there is over 22 GW of installed offshore wind capacity in the European waters, of which around 2 GW is in the Baltic Sea and several projects are already advanced. The potential of the Black and Adriatic seas  is also significant. The offshore wind sector grows rapidly, as new solutions for installations in deeper waters become available. Regional differences in potential, administrative procedures and public support are of importance  to take into consideration. EU support would probably be of pivotal significance. The CEDE is a place to take a closer look at all the aspects of offshore wind business in Central Europe and discuss different solutions.

Detailed draft agenda will follow soon. List of confirmed speakers so far:

Opening session

  • L. Jesień, Chairman of the Board of Directors of CEEP
  • C. Sikow-Magny, Director of the Internal Energy and Market, European Commission

Keynote speeches

  • J.Buzek, Member of the European Parliament

Presentation of the CEEP report

  • M. Kawnik, Executive Director of CEEP

Session one: How to deliver offshore wind in the region

Moderator: P. Abreau Marques, Head of Unit of Renewables and CCS policy, European Commission

  • The role of offshore wind in delivering the European Green Deal
  • Potential sites for offshore wind in Central Europe
  • Financial challenges for deployment of offshore wind in Central Europe
  • Role of the EU programs and funds in offshore development
  • EU regulatory regime for offshore wind


  • H. Sutter, CEO of Eesti Energia
  • M. Morawiecka, CEO of PGE Baltica

Session two: Regional cooperation on offshore grid development

Moderator: J. Balke, Head of Unit of Network and Regional Initiatives, European Commission

  • Potential for cooperation between Member States in offshore wind energy
  • Increasing cross-border interconnectivity as a tool of market integration
  • Energy cooperation in seas basin
  • Role of the institutions
  • Joint offshore wind investment projects, investment opportunities
  • Offshore and synchronisation of Baltic States


  • U. Stridbæk, Vice President, Head of Regulatory Affairs of Ørsted

Concluding remarks

  • M. Kawnik, Executive Director of CEEP


  • Audience: Stakeholders from EU institutions, stakeholders from the region including companies, ministries officials, industry associations, think tanks and journalists
  • SpeakersEU representatives, industry and public authorities’ representatives from the CEE region
  • Partners: Think tanks, NGOs, universities, energy associations from Baltic States, Central and South-Eastern Europe

Participation at this event is free of charge but registration is compulsory.

Previous CEDE editions

2019 https://www.ceep.be/cede-2019/

2018 https://www.ceep.be/cede-2018/

2017 https://www.ceep.be/cede2017/

2016 https://www.ceep.be/cede2016/


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