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. Your safety is our top priority and in light of the situation with the 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 also of importance to be taken 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

Speakers:

  • 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

Speakers:

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

 

Concluding remarks

  • M. Kawnik, Executive Director of CEEP

 

Participants

  • Audience: Stakeholders from EU institutions, stakeholders from the region including companies, ministries officials, industry associations, think tanks and journalists
  • Speakers: EU 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. You can register here.