6th Central European Day of Energy (CEDE)
Energy sector resilience in the time of transition
Brussels, the 3rd of December 2021
The CEDE conference starts in:
Since 2016 Central Europe Energy Partners (CEEP) has organised five editions of the Central European Day of Energy (CEDE) in Brussels. Each of them was focused on key issues regarding transition of energy sector and provided a Central European perspective to the Brussels’ debate on energy and climate policy. First four editions, organized in co-operation with DG Energy, took place in premises of the European Commission. The fifth, 2020 edition was organized online, and it focused on the prospects for offshore wind development in Central Europe. During all these events CEEP was privileged to host high-level speakers from the European Commission, along the representatives from member states’ governments and energy sector.
Energy security, as one of the five dimensions of the EU Energy Union, remains a priority, especially in the Central European region which has been seriously affected by supply disruptions in the past. The context of transition towards net-zero economy emphasizes new aspects of energy security, that can be accommodated in a wider framework of energy sector resilience. In addition to the issue of security of supply, resilience may include cybersecurity, resilience of supply chains (including critical raw materials and components), climate adaptation, electricity grid stability as well as the changes in climate and energy diplomacy. These topics are usually elaborated by different experts separately. In order to fully understand the complexity of the challenges we face we want to zoom out and discuss a wide spectrum of aspects of energy sector resilience across the whole value chain during a single event.
The 6th edition of CEDE will once again engage a wide representation of stakeholders, especially form Central Europe, and will provide a good opportunity to exchange ideas how the EU energy sector can secure its resilience in a cost-effective way, and at the same time fulfil its 2030 and 2050 climate commitments. During the event CEEP together with REKK will present a report on resilience of the electricity sector in Central Europe in the time of transition, which will serve as a food for thought during the Central European Day of Energy.
The event scheduled on the 3rd of December will take place shortly before the publication of the hydrogen and decarbonised gas markets package as well as the final stage of work on the EU’s new strategy on international energy engagement.
- Opening session with keynote speakers(45 min)
- Presentation of CEDE 2021 Report (30 min)
- First panel debate (1h 20 min) – Resilience of the electricity sector
- Coffee break (20 min)
- Second panel debate (1h 20 min) – Resilience of the sector of gaseous and liquid fuels
- Concluding remarks (15 min)
Detailed agenda will follow.
Previous CEDE editions
- 2020 – Prospects for offshore wind development in Central Europe
- 2019 – Pathways of energy transition in Central Europe
- 2018 – Cross-border energy cooperation in Central Europe
- 2017 – New technologies driving the energy transition in Central Europe
- 2016 – Security of gas and electricity supply within the Central European region
List of speakers
To be announced.
To follow. Participation at the event is free of charge but registration will be compulsory.
Hotel in the Brussels’ European Quarter; the event will be organised in a hybrid mode with online audience.