14th SEEED Background Paper Now Available on IENE’s Website

14th SEEED Background Paper Now Available on IENE’s WebsiteThe Background Paper of the 14th “SEE Energy Dialogue” (14th SEEED), which will be held on 25 & 26 May 2023, in Thessaloniki, is now available on IENE’s website

The Background Paper of the 14th “SEE Energy Dialogue” (14th SEEED), which will be held on 25 & 26 May 2023, in Thessaloniki, is now available on IENE’s website (see here).

This comprehensive document provides an inclusive standpoint on the key energy issues in SE Europe focusing on current issues and the challenges ahead.

The Background Paper of the 14th SEEED, prepared by IENE’s Research Team, describes “the big picture” of the energy sector in SE Europe, comprising the core 15 countries of the region as well as the peripheral ones, as defined by IENE in its flagship study, the “SEE Energy Outlook 2021/2022”. The Background Paper aspires to brief the participants of this major conference on the key issues which confront the region’s energy sector by summarizing latest developments. These include the relatively high dependence of most of SE European countries on solid fuels, mostly used for power generation, high dependence on imported oil and gas, lack of adequate gas supply routes and interconnections (especially relevant for the main Balkan block), slower than anticipated penetration of RES and slow progress on energy efficiency improvement.

The 14th SE Europe Energy Dialogue will take place at "The Met Hotel" in Thessaloniki in a hybrid format. The conference will begin at 3 pm on Thursday, May 25, while the official dinner of the event will take place in the evening of the same day. The work of the conference will be completed at 6:30 pm on Friday, May 26. You may find the detailed program here.

The main sponsors of the 14th SEE Energy Dialogue are HELLENiQ ENERGY, ENEX and the law firm KG Law, while supporters include the companies Elpedison, Energean, The Istanbul Energy Exchange (Exist), SEleNe CC, EnSCo, HEREMA, DEPA Commerce, Terna Energy and the Independent Power Transmission Operator (IPTO) of Greece. Communication sponsors are the energy information portal Energia.gr, the NE Global and Energypress websites and SeeNews. For further information on the conference agenda, confirmed speakers, as well as registration, see here.

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