Energy Transition in SE Europe - Policy & Investment Challenges


2:00 - 2:10 PM  - Opening remarks by organisers:

  • Eugenia Gusilov, Director, ROEC
  • Costis Stambolis, Chairman and Executive Director, IENE

2:10 - 3:40 PM - PANEL I: EU policy and regional realities

Chairperson: John Desypris, Director Regulatory Affairs, Mytilineos

  • Jan Christoph Nill, European Commission, DG Clima: "The view from EU: the Integrated National Energy and Climate Plans”
  • Lars Gullev, CEO, VEKS & vice chairman of IEA Executive Committee for District Heating and Cooling, IEA ExCo DHC: "Energy Transition in Denmark: the role of District Heating”
  • Costis Stambolis, Executive Director IENE: "Global and Regional Energy Challenges”
  • Teodor Chirica (President, FORATOM Europe): "Role of nuclear in energy transition”
  • Otilia Nutu, Energy expert, Expert Forum: "Decarbonizing non-ETS sectors: the experience of CEE in transport and buildings”

4:00 - 5:30 PM -  PANEL II: Role of natural gas and energy efficiency in energy transition

Chairperson: Eugenia Gusilov, Director, ROEC

  • Dimitris Mezartasoglou, Head of Research IENE: "The Role of Gas Hubs in Enhancing Regional Gas Trade”
  • Emil Negut, COO, LNG Romania: "Regional prospects for ssLNG. A case study on Romania”
  • Costas Theofylaktos, IENE’s Secretary General and energy efficiency specialist: "Improving Energy Efficiency in South East Europe”
  • Andrei Covatariu, Institutional Affairs, Enel: "Energy Transition in Romania. Challenges and socio-economic impacts”
  • Eugenia Gusilov, Director, ROEC: "District Heating in Romania: problem or solution?”

5:30 - 5:45 PM - Wrap up & Conclusions