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4th Energy Congress

New trends in the Polish energy industry

The primary objective of the 4th Energy Congress organized in September 2018 in Wroclaw is the presentation of a wide spectrum of views and creation of space for debate between experts and practitioners on the most important issues concerning Polish energy sector, as well as its image compared to the European and global sector. We believe that the energy security of Poland and the European Union remains of the utmost importance. At the Congress, we will address questions regarding the directions of changes and the new trends in Polish energy sector, as well as key projects planned and deployed by the current government and also in the international arena.

The topics discussed at the Congress will include also new technological and organisational solutions and implementation of innovations which increase the efficiency of the energy sector. In addition, important topics discussed during the panels will be: nuclear energy – a polish national programme against the background of international experience; the role of power industry in the development of electromobility – an opportunity to build new industry in Poland; Poland as a global player in the LNG market; new business models and electrification trends; and financing energy innovation.

We recognize the determination of the government and companies to pursue qualitative changes in many segments of the energy sector. We will try to confront these activities against the opinions and experiences of scientists, experts, practitioners and those who decide on the shape of the sector. The 4th Energy Congress will be a suitable occasion for exchanging views, beliefs and long-term visions. We hope this will contribute to making the right decisions on the functioning of the country’s important sector.

We cordially invite you to participate in the Conference. By clicking on this link you can fill in the registration form.

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TERM AND PLACE

Term:
19-20 september 2018 roku
Place:
Hotel Novotel Wrocław Centrum
Powstańców Śląskich 7a-7b, Wrocław

 

ORGANIZER AND COST

Organizer:
The Lower Silesian Institute for Energy Studies
The cost of participation in the Congress:
The basic conference fee is 1700zł net
The fee does not include accommodation costs.

The agenda of the 4th Energy Congress
Wrocław, 19-20 September 2018

Day I - 19 September

The opening of the Congress

The opening of the Congress

Presentation of the special guest How the transformation of energy sector should promote the modernisation of Poland - the role of the energy sector in a strategy of responsible development

Presentation of the special guest – How the transformation of energy sector should promote the modernisation of Poland – the role of the energy sector in a strategy of responsible development

Thematic block - Polish energy doctrine

Presentation – Polish energy doctrine – reason of state or just a political tool?

Debate – What should be contained in the Poland’s energy policy and in what perspective should it be determined? How can the energy policy support the vision of Poland’s modernization?

  • How should be formulated the Polish reason of state in the energy sector?
  • The doctrine of conventional energy versus distributed energy – is there any room for compromise?
  • How should the transformation of energy sector look like to be effective and socially acceptable?
  • Fuel mix of the future – what should it be? Should it be defined or determined by the optimal technology?

Presentation of the special guest – How to translate the objectives of the European Union’s climate policy into the energy sector in Poland?

Presentation of the special guest  How to translate the objectives of the European Union’s climate policy into the energy sector in Poland?

Presentation – Electromobility - global megatrend changing the rules of the game in the economy or just another change in technology in the automotive industry

Presentation – Electromobility  – global megatrend changing the rules of the game in the economy or just another change in technology in the automotive industry

Debate – Electromobility in Poland: an opportunity to build a new industry or only potential for electrification of transport?

  • When electric cars replace cars with an internal combustion engine – the perspective of the automotive industry
  • Meaning of electromobility development for the liquid fuels market – the perspective of the fuel industry
  • How to meet the demand for electricity necessary to power electric vehicles –  the perspective of the energy industry
  • What should the infrastructure development strategy for electric vehicles look like?
  • Are the current regulatory tools sufficient to create a framework for the development of electromobility in Poland? What are the success factors for the development of the emobility?

Presentation of the special guest – Vision of the future energy sector or how the key megatrends will change the face of the sector in Europe and in the world

Presentation of the special guest  Vision of the future energy sector or how the key megatrends will change the face of the sector in Europe and in the world

Presentation of the results of the "Decarbonization pathways" report - Marianne Labaut, Director, Eurelectric

Presentation of the results of the „Decarbonization pathways” report – Marianne Labaut, Director, Eurelectric

Debate – New trends in the energy sector – how the development of technology will change the way of the supply and consumption of energy?

  • How will the technological revolution change the energy sector?
  • Digitization of energy – what technology will be available to customers?
  • Models of settlements between prosumers – will „sharing economy” dominate the way we use energy?
  • Energy storage technologies – game changer or another limited application technology?
  • What will the future energy market model be like? Will the dual-market market based on the power mechanism be justified in the future?
  • New business models based on services – the customer as the central element of the energy market model

Day II - 20 September

Presentation of the special guest– What is the future of nuclear energy in Europe and in the world

  • Presentation of the special guest  What is the future of nuclear energy in Europe and in the world

Debate – Nuclear power in Poland – a real option or distant vision? Under which technology and on what conditions nuclear energy has a chance of development in Poland

  • Does nuclear power fit the Polish reason of state?
  • What technologies should be considered, what factors should designate the optimal technology for Polish?
  • Potential models of nuclear financing
  • Examples of modernization and development of new nuclear power plants
  • Fuel acquisition and storage of radioactive waste – which variant should Poland choose?

Presentation of the special guest – Gas as a global commodity, will LNG displace conventional supplies based on local transmission systems?

  • Presentation of the special guest Gas as a global commodity, will LNG displace conventional supplies based on local transmission systems? 

Debate – The gas market in the world - the impact of global LNG supply on the European gas market

  • What price model will dominate in the future – oil price indexation versus market indexes in regional gas hubs
  • Long-term contracting or shopping in the SPOT formula – which model will be dominant in the future?
  • What is the optimal model of development of the transmission infrastructure to ensure security of gas supply in Europe? Will the European single gas market become a reality?
  • What conditions must be met for Poland to become a regional gas hub in Europe?

Debate – Large - scale renewable energy – potential in Poland

  • Can the wind farms at sea dominate the generation of renewable energy sources in Europe? What is the potential for solar photovoltaic farms?
  • Overview of technologies used in offshore wind farms and solar PV scale utility
  • Do we need a support system for offshore wind farm development – what should it look like?
  • What projects of offshore wind energy sector have a chance to be created in Poland?
  • What is the scope of the development of the transmission network in Poland necessary for the connection of planned projects? What is the optimal
    level of back-up capacity?

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