AGENDA

9th ENERGY CONGRESS DAY I*

9:00 – 10:00

Inaugural session – Honorary Guests’ speeches

10:00 – 10:15

Main session: opening speech

10:15 – 11:45

Panel discussion
Energy transition to phase out the crisis

Issues

  • Key factors for overcoming the crisis and accelerating the energy transition
  • REPowerEU & Fit for 55 strategies – will we meet the short-term goals by 2030?
  • New gas interconnectors and diversification – is Europe independent of gas supplies from Russia?
  • Status of filling gas storage facilities in the light of EU Regulation 2022/1854 – is Europe safe and ready for the autumn-winter season?
  • Maximum energy prices – situation of producers and final consumers and the support system for 2024.
  • Revision of Poland’s Energy Policy – strategic goals in the perspective of 2040.

11:45 – 12:00

Main discussion: speech

12:00 – 13:30

Panel discussion
Strategic international partnership for energy security and transition

Issues

  • The strategic dimension of energy security and its importance for ensuring the efficient functioning of European economies and societies
  • Geopolitical aspects of energy security in Europe and the role of transatlantic cooperation to ensure continuity of energy supply and effective transition
  • Polish-American strategic partnership in the area of zero-emission technologies and energy supply as a response to energy blackmail and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine
  • Partnerships between Polish and American companies in the construction of SMR units in Poland – available technologies and models of cooperation for its implementation in Poland
  • New gas infrastructure – the Baltic Pipe pipeline, LNG terminals and cross-border interconnectors – a condition for independence from Russian gas and ensuring continuity of gas supply in Europe
  • Cross-border connections between Poland and Lithuania – LitPoLiink and GIPL – a guarantee of energy security in Central and Eastern Europe

13:30 – 14:30

Lunch

Panel sessions – simultaneously I, II, III

14:30 – 16:00  Speeches
and panel discussion I


The National Power System of the Future – electricity system development in times of transition

Issues

  • Development of the European electricity market until 2030 and a vision for an integrated EU electricity system in the 2050 perspective
  • New Electricity Market Design – how to ensure access to affordable and competitive energy for Europeans
  • Power market as a capacity reserve system or RES self-balancing?
  • Operation of the electricity system with a dominant role for RES
  • Market coupling – opportunities and threats
  • Connection of renewable sources and energy storage to the grid – current status and prospects
  • How do innovations change the rules of power system operation? – Distributions of renewable energy in grids

14:30 – 16:00 Speeches
and panel discussion I


Natural gas as a bridge fuel
and biomethane as a renewable gas of the future

Issues

  • Geopolitical factors shaping the gas market
  • Diversification of gas supplies to Europe, ie the importance of new gas interconnectors
  • Polish LNG terminal – regasification capacity and extension status
  • Joint gas purchases for the EU – how will the platform function and will it be an effective barrier against the crisis?
  • Compliance of natural gas with the EU taxonomy and the future of decarbonised gases
  • The potential of using biomethane – what do the first projects need?
  • The potential of using biomethane – what do the first projects need?

14:30 – 16:00 Speeches
and panel discussion III


A perspective on coal in the power industry – the role of CCS/U technology in the decarbonization of energy and industry

Issues

  • Status of Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage technology (CCUS) in the world and activities undertaken in Poland
  • The mission and strategic goals of the Polish state towards CCUS technology
  • Energy and industrial clusters of CCUS technology
  • Legal aspects and possibilities of financing CCSU projects in Poland
  • Technological solutions in the CO2 capture area
  • Technological aspects of CO2 transport and storage
  • Integration of CCS technology in the cement and lime industries
  • CCS in the iron and copper industry
  • CCSU and the hydrogen economy

Panel sessions – simultaneously I, II, III

16:30 – 18:00 Speeches
and panel discussion I


Wind energy – onshore wind release and offshore projects development status

Issues

  • EU strategy for the development of climate-neutral offshore renewable energy
  • Wind expansion in the Baltic Sea Region and the role of sectoral agreements with the Baltic States
  • Status of offshore projects in the Polish waters of the Baltic Sea – results of the settlement proceedings and readiness of the installation terminal
  • New broad meaning of “offshore”: offshore wind farms, floating wind farms, ocean energy, energy islands
  • Supply chain for offshore wind energy – will foreign suppliers strengthen Polish offshore and an opportunity for Polish local content
  • Support systems and offshore energy contracting models – PPAs and good practices of global leaders

16:30 – 18:00 Speeches
and panel discussion II


Digital-energy transit – artificial intelligence and cyber security of energy systems

Issues

  • New business models for energy projects in the digital ecosystem
  • Energy security versus smart grids and interoperable energy management systems
  • Energy transition in the face of digitization – virtual prosumer, smart grid, smart metering and solutions of the future
  • Blockchain and prosumer transactions
  • Multicloud, i.e. there is no return to analog energy – opportunities and risks

16:30 – 18:00 Speeches
and panel discussion III


Green industry – how to effectively use renewable energy in industry?

Issues

  • Sustainable energy management strategies and enterprise development
  • Competitiveness of Polish industry in the light of the EU climate neutrality strategy
  • Industry development in a neutral and resource-efficient economy
  • Energy efficiency monitoring system in energy-intensive sectors (case studies)
  • Corporate cPPAs as a new method of financing investments in RES by industrial entities
  • Reporting obligations in accordance with the EU taxonomy – challenges for the industry and expectations related to corporate social responsibility
  • Energy independence and the economic balance – motivation of enterprises for green transition

18:00

End of the first day of the conference

9th ENERGY CONGRESS DAY II*

9:00 – 9:20

Opening session day II

9:20 – 11:00

Main session
Financing the energy transition – green priorities of financial institutions

Issues

  • Just transition, or who can count on the greatest support?
  • Green finance in the macroeconomic environment as a motivation for the transition of the Polish energy sector
  • Ways of managing the climate risk of institutional and retail investors
  • Net zero and zero-waste projects in the light of achieving the goal of a climate-neutral Europe
  • Barriers, benefits and good practices of financial institutions in developing the offer of green products
  • The role of the financial sector in promoting green investments – are ecological projects economical?
  • Banking requirements for PPA models – how to make cPPA the new standard for clean energy supply?

11:00 – 11:30

Coffee break

Panel sessions – simultaneously I, II, III

11:30 – 13:00 Speeches
and panel discussion I


Large-scale nuclear power generation – a stable source of emission-free energy for the power system

Issues

  • Safety of nuclear technologies and zero emission aspirations
  • Nuclear energy and compliance with the EU taxonomy
  • Polish nuclear energy program from the perspective of 3 years from the announcement – what milestones are still ahead for Poland?
  • Global regulatory standards and Polish law – are we ready for nuclear power?
  • Nuclear reactor technology certification process in order to meet safety requirements – the scope of individual certification stages on the example of the operation of regulators in countries with nuclear power plants
  • Global supply chains for nuclear energy – what position can Poland take?

11:30 – 13:00 Speeches
and panel discussion II


Distributed RES generation and renewable energy storage potential – how to increase the stability of production from res?

Issues

  • The potential of Polish RES and the factors blocking the increase in volume
  • Cable pooling and direct line – is it enough to make the energy mix greener?
  • The RES auction system – is it still attractive and what do producers need?
  • Renewable energy storage and the role of hydrogen
  • Photovoltaics and the bottleneck of the grid – barriers to the release of solar energy and the future of agrophotovoltaic projects and floating farms
  • The importance of prosumer energy, i.e. the concepts of a virtual and collective prosumer, energy cooperative – what does Polish community energy need?
  • Energy clusters – crossing administrative borders, hybrid models and directions of the future
  • Prospects for the implementation of geothermal and pumped storage energy

11:30 – 13:00 Speeches
and panel discussion III


Polish-German Forum for Energy and Climate. A common path to climate neutrality

Issues

  • Strategic goals of Polish and German large-scale and local power generation
  • Hydrogen strategies of Poland and Germany as a response to the ambitious goals of decarbonisation of European economies
  • Polish and German experiences in the field of energy transition – the same direction, but different paths?
  • The potential of Polish-German cooperation in the process of energy transition on the example of Lower Silesia and Saxony – RES, hydrogen and electromobility
  • Energy independence in the light of the implementation of the objectives of the REPowerEU package – the Polish and German way of becoming independent from fuel supplies from Russia

Panel sessions – simultaneously I, II, III

13:00 – 14:30 Speeches
and panel discussion I


Nuclear technology development – potential for clean energy production in modular SMR units

Issues

  • SMR technologies developed in the world – good practices
  • Conditions of licensing processes for SMR power plants in Poland – is it justified to use simplified solutions for SMR technology?
  • Conditions for obtaining a general opinion on the organizational and technical solutions planned in Poland for SMR reactors
  • Possibility to use in Poland a pre-licensing vendor design review carried out in another country
  • The race for the development of SMR – the progress of Polish projects
  • Potential for the use of small modular reactors in industry
  • Models of financing the development of SMR projects in Poland

13:00 – 14:30 Speeches
and panel discussion II


Polish hydrogen economy
– the use of hydrogen in energy, transport and industry

Issues

  • Hydrogen as the new natural gas – reduction of greenhouse gas emissions
  • Renewable, electrolytic and low-emission hydrogen – technology development and market readiness
  • Awaiting adoption of the EU’s decarbonisation package – what lies ahead?
  • Hydrogen valleys – cooperation of the local government with science and business for the hydrogenation of the economy
  • Hydrogen transmission – unbundling or injection of hydrogen into gas networks?
  • The prospect of using hydrogen technologies in Polish transport and application in industry

13:00 – 14:30 Speeches
and panel discussion III


Sustainable district heating – how to increase energy efficiency and decarbonize district heating?

Issues

  • Lowering the quality criteria for solid fuels and the struggle for clean air in cities
  • Effectiveness of anti-smog resolutions during the crisis
  • Electrification of the heating sector – what does the Polish heating sector need to reduce emissions?
  • Use of waste heat (waste to energy)
  • Heat storage technologies
  • System energy efficiency and the importance of cogeneration
  • Cities in the face of the climate crisis – reducing urban heat islands and consciously saving energy

14:30 – 15:30

Lunch

Side Events

Day I

13:00 – 13:30

Briefing – “Recommendations for 100 days of the new government”
Expert Council on Energy Security and Climate

14:30 – 16:30

Energy for Ukraine – Roundtable on Reconstruction
UN Global Compact Network Poland

Day II

11:30-13:15

Workshops – A new model of the energy market
WiseEuropa

ORLEN

* The organiser reserves the right to make changes to the programme