Biomass, smart grids, effective refinery, renewables and e-mobility were among the projects showcased during the 2nd edition of the Central European Day of Energy event, in Brussels.


2nd Central European Day of Energy 2017 EVENT in images from Brussels, Berlaymont building, Schuman Room. More on Twitter, following the #CEDEenergy or send us a request at brussels@ceep.be.



This CEEP policy paper is the follow-up of 2nd Central European Day of Energy. The event was organised in Brussels, 2017, by CEEP and DG Energy, European Commission and was supported by the IVF.


CEDE 2017

CEEP intends to build up on the success of the first edition and organises in cooperation with the European Commission the 2nd Central European Day of Energy.




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One introduction session with high-level representatives of the EU institutions, followed by two industry panel discussions that will cover innovation in EU-11, in the energy sector.










About CEDE

CEEP intends to build up on the success of the first edition and organise in cooperation with the European Commission the 2nd Central European Day of Energy.

The essential goals of the CEDE initiative are to provide comprehensive information concerning the ongoing transition of Central European energy sector driven by the implementation of new technologies. We aim to demonstrate how Central European countries are incrementally transforming their energy sector in order to contribute to the EU’s climate policy objectives and to comply with the Paris Agreement commitments. This comes as a self-imposed topic, since the first edition focused on the infrastructure needs in the region.

This year’s event will focus on the sustainable energy, innovation and modern technologies in Central Europe – renewable energy expansion, low emission technologies use, smart grids, energy efficiency projects, decarbonisation of transport sector (development of electromobility) that drive the energy transition. Furthermore, the event will address the most cost-effective strategies to develop a sustainable and environmental friendly energy sector in Central Europe.




9:30 – 10:00 Registration and welcome coffee
10:00 – 10:55 Welcoming guests and introduction to the CEDE event Dominique Ristori, Director-General in the Directorate General for Energy, the European Commission

Leszek Jesień, Chairman of the Board of Directors of CEEP

The Energy Union as a framework for innovation and technological progress Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President of the European Commission in charge of the Energy Union
Accelerating clean energy innovation and closing the innovation gap between the Western and Eastern part of Europe Jerzy Buzek, Member of the European Parliament, Chair of ITRE Committee
Digitalisation of the energy sector. A priority for the Estonian presidency. Achievements, state of art and further steps Timo Tatar, Director of Energy Department, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, Estonia
Priorities of the Hungarian Presidency of the Visegrad Group (V4) in the energy sector Andrea Kadar, Deputy State Secretary for Energy Affairs, Minister of National Development, Hungary








11:00 – 12:00 Session one - Successes and hurdles of the energy transition presented through the lens of the stakeholders from the CEE region Session leader: Hans Van Steen, Advisor, DG Energy, Dir C - Renewables, research and innovation, energy efficiency
  • Energy Transition in CEE region – how to do it?
  • Low-carbon technologies and EU’s competitiviness
  • Clean energy technologies – future market or future bubble?
  • Status, prospects, role of innovation and technologies in the development of electricity markets
  • Grid of the future: smart grid. What changes for different players?
  • How to adapt to new market conditions of low emission economy and decentralized energy system?
  • Low emission power in CEE region. Clean coal technologies, biomass –a possible way forward?
  • CEE approach toward RES –perspectives and specificites.
  • Perspectives of development of electric vehicles in CEE
Hanna Trojanowska, Director of the International Co-operation Department, PGE S.A.

Miklós Panyi, Head of the Foreign Affairs Department, MVM

Andres Sutt, Chief Services Officer / Member of the Management Board, Eesti Energia

Marcin Korolec, President, Electric Vehicles Promotion Foundation

Anna Trojanowska, Head of Innovation Unit in Innovation and Business Development Department, PGNiG SA

Tomas Sipos, Head of Regulation Management, Zapadoslovenska Distribucna

12:00 – 12:20 Q&A
12:20 – 12:40 Coffee break









12:40 –


Session two: Projects presentations by companies and R&D institutions from CEE region Session leader: Andreea Strachinescu, Head of Unit, DG Energy, Unit C.2 - New energy technologies, innovation and clean coal
FINANCE: Available financial tools to support modernization and innovation projects in the energy sector Finbarr O'Sullivan, Senior Loan Officer, European Investment Bank
Effective refinery: EFRA. Project driven by the care for the natural environment and energy efficency Adam Mazur, Director of the Strategy Department, LOTOS S.A.
BIOMASS. How to facilitate biomass development – BALTPOOL Rolandas Zukas, CEO, EPSO-G
ELECTRICITY: RES penetration/Smart grid and storage demonstration project Wojciech Lubczyński, Department of Strategy and International Cooperation, PSE
ELECTRICITY: RE-SERVE- Renewables in a Stable Electric Grid Mirela Dutoiu, Network Codes Programme Director, Transelectrica
ELECTRICITY: Sincro.GRID. An innovative integration of synergetic, mature technology-based solutions in order to increase the security of operations of the Slovenian and Croatian electricity systems Mate Lasić, Head of Development, HOPS and project manager Sincro.GRID
CLEAN COAL Technologies.

Presentation of the ongoing works and studies in the R&D centre.

Aleksander Sobolewski, Director of Clean Coal Technologies research centre in Zabrze
13:40-14:00 Q&A






14:00 – 14:10 Closing ceremony

Rafał Miland, Vice - Chairman of the Board of Directors of CEEP

14:10 – 15:00 Networking lunch







The event is supported by the International Visegrad Fund
Under the auspices of the Hungarian Presidency of the Visegrad Group


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Berlaymont Building, Schuman Room

Rue de la Loi 200, Brussels



Event venue, Brussels, EC Berlaymont

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