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.
The current energy crunch reminds us that the resilience of the European energy system is increasingly important as the EU energy system integrates more decentralised and intermittent renewable energy, and fossil fuels are gradually phased out. 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 draft agenda can be fund here.