16-17 November 2021 | Warsaw Marriott Hotel, Warsaw, Poland

Agenda

08:00
 - 08:50 CET (GMT + 01:00)
NETWORKING

Take this opportunity to collect your badge, grab a coffee and some snacks and see who's in the room. In-person networking is back! So don't miss this chance to catch up with peers old and new.

09:00
 - 09:30 CET (GMT + 01:00)
PRESENTATION

PV accounted for 8.1% of Poland’s total power capacity in 2020 and is estimated to reach 21% in 2030. With a target of 7GW of solar PV by 2030, and early reports assuring Poland is set to surpass its target. In this session, we will hear more about the steps taken to achieve this and what we can expect next from our host country.

, General Director
, Polish Photovoltaics Association
, Head of Event Content
, Solar Media
, CEE Regional Director
, UK Department for International Trade
09:30
 - 10:15 CET (GMT + 01:00)
PANEL DISCUSSION

In the June 2021 round of renewable auctions, Solar PV bidders picked up around 2.2GW of capacity, the country’s Energy Regulatory Office (URE) announced. The initial auction for projects, with a capacity larger than 1MW, will result in the development of PV plants with a combined capacity of more than 1.2GW. In this session we will assess some of the questions which emerged from these results.

  • Recent auction review: winning bids, prices, and locations
  • With more auctions on the horizon, do recent events become a barometer that set government expectations?
  • The impact of low bids – will they affect PPA prices, and do they set artificially low expectations of what the industry can deliver?
  • How to prepare for an auction
  • How can developers work effectively with suppliers and partners to deliver projects?
, Consultant
, Dentons
, CEO
, Qair Polska
, Chief Investment Officer
, Better Energy A/S
, Chief Financial Officer
, R.Power
10:15
 - 10:45 CET (GMT + 01:00)
PRESENTATION
, Eastern Europe and Baltics Sales Manager
, Trina Solar
10:45
 - 11:15 CET (GMT + 01:00)
NETWORKING
11:15
 - 11:45 CET (GMT + 01:00)
PRESENTATION
, CSO and Co-founder
, PVcase
11:45
 - 12:30 CET (GMT + 01:00)
PANEL DISCUSSION

With the EU’s 2030 targets set, including at least 40% cuts in greenhouse gas emissions, 32% share of renewable energy and 32.5% improvement in energy efficiency, it’s time to unravel how all this can be achieved in the coming decade.  Our panellists will bring global expertise to learn the lessons from abroad and give tips, tricks and what to keep an eye on.

  • How are international organisations helping CEE reach its EU targets?
  • How much solar do we need to reach EU targets in the CEE region, and how can we scale the industry up to meet that demand?
  • What can we learn from rapid PV deployment in other countries?
, Associate Director
, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
, Commercial Director
, Alectris
, Head of Business Entity Solar Projects
, BayWa r.e.
, Associate Partner
, Rödl & Partner
, Chief Executive Officer
, Alternus Energy Group
12:30
 - 13:00 CET (GMT + 01:00)
PRESENTATION
, Head of Business Entity Solar Projects
, BayWa r.e.
13:00
 - 14:30 CET (GMT + 01:00)
NETWORKING
14:30
 - 15:15 CET (GMT + 01:00)
PANEL DISCUSSION

When it comes to PPAs, there are many questions to be asked and to discuss. Our panellists will discuss:

  • The penetration of PPAs to delivering projects
  • What is the future of tendering and pricing in the CEE?
  • What are the trends on energy purchasers?
  • How can we best ensure regulation is drafted to remove barriers?
, General Director
, Polish Photovoltaics Association
, Head of Market Poland
, Alpiq
, Chief Executive Officer
, Quanta Energy
, Consultant
, Our New Energy (ONE)
, Managing Partner
, Wattcrop
15:15
 - 15:45 CET (GMT + 01:00)
PRESENTATION

With raising EU climate ambition and decreasing technology costs we expect renewable sources becoming more viable, both via support systems but more interestingly on merchant basis in whole CEE region. We expect that over the next decade power systems of these countries will undergo radical change, with large portion of old coal plants leaving the system and being replaced with new renewables sources. In this session we will gain an in-depth insight into:

  • How energy market conditions for CEE are changing?
  • What are key consideration for energy transformation over next decade?
  • What is expected uptake in renewables and in what technologies?
  • How investments will be realised? What is economics of merchant investments?
, Associate
, Aurora Energy Research
15:45
 - 16:15 CET (GMT + 01:00)
NETWORKING
16:15
 - 17:00 CET (GMT + 01:00)
PANEL DISCUSSION

Whilst we are now seeing a renaissance in new build, there are existing assets, profitable businesses and credible pipelines in the region. This session will examine some recent deals, giving the audience a taste of what’s available in the market.

, Projects & Investments Director
, Kajima Partnerships Limited
, Acquisition Manager
, Sonnedix
, CEO
, PAD RES
, Head of Energy and Natural Resources
, Clifford Chance
17:00
 - 17:30 CET (GMT + 01:00)
NETWORKING ROUNDTABLES

To conclude the day, it’s time to shine a light on some specific markets. In these roundtables (virtual and live), choose the market you want to understand best, as we discuss market movements across Poland, Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania, and Greece.

The countries under the spotlight include:

  • Poland
  • Hungary
  • Bulgaria
  • Romania
  • Greece
17:30
 - 19:00 CET (GMT + 01:00)
NETWORKING