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Energy Strategy Summit, at Cantacuzino Castle Bușteni – June 4, 2015

3 April 2015
Don't miss!
Gabriel Avăcăriței

Energy Strategy Summit to be held in Bușteni (Prahova), on June 4, 2015 is organized by in partnership with reputed industry organizations such as ACUE, COGEN, RPIA, RWEA, EPG, and ROPEPCA, with the support of Enel, Nuclearelectrica, Hidroelectrica, Vestas, BCR Pensii, SGS Romania, Lufthansa, Pernod Ricard, Chivas, ALD Automotive, ATE3.

Among the speakers are Mihnea Constantinescu, Ambassador at large, Special representative for Energy Security of the Romanian Government; Bogdan Badea, secretary of state within the Energy, SMEs and Business environment Ministry; Artur Stratan, Amromco Energy; Alexandru Maximescu, OMV Petrom; Gehrig Schultz, CEO Prospecțiuni; Varinia Radu, CMS-Cameron McKenna; Vasile Munteniță, Romelectro; Cristina Cremenescu, Veolia Energy; Ioan Roșca, Electrica; Remus Borza, Hidroelectrica; Ciprian Glodeanu, ARPIA; Sebastian Enache, Monsson; Ionel David, RWEA; Melania Mirea, BCR Pensii; Ion Toni Teau, Transelectrica; Toni Volpe, Enel România; Daniela Lulache, Nuclearelectrica; John M. Roberts, member in Energy Policy Group’s Advisory Board.

The key objective of Energy Strategy Summit is to draw the essential lines for the future Romanian national energy strategy as they result from a wide consultation of the high level private and public stakeholders in the Romanian Energy Sector. An insightful conversation with key sector leaders and experts provides policymakers and investors with valuable information and a clear vision for decision makers. All contributions from the speakers will be officially delivered to the Government for taking them into consideration when drafting the national energy strategy.

Energy Strategy Summit is a full day event to mix plenary sessions and round table format conversations. Discussions will cover a wide range of topics spanning from the role of Romania’s energy system in a turbulent regional context, to the future of the venerable local O&G industry, the foreseeable solutions to revive the endangered coal sector, the factors involved in future changes in the utilities sector, and the hasten maturation of the renewables.

Official Opening

National, EU and Global Targets (09:00 – 10:00)

In a most turbulent regional context, Romania needs a long-term action plan in order to ensure its necessary oil, gas and electricity for domestic consumption. Europe accelerates its way towards integration and the global balance of power changes, with more unpredictability in terms of international benchmark prices. Under these circumstances, the role Romania can play in the region is growing, whether we are talking about exporting energy (oil, gas, coal and  electricity), the interconnections for becoming a regional hub for energy, or exporting know- how in areas with fast development perspectives.

  • Victor Ponta, Prime Minister of Romania (to be confirmed)
  • Mihnea Constantinescu, Ambassador-at-large for Energy Security, Government of Romania (confirmed)

Panel I – Fossil resources – Oil&Gas, Coal (10:00 – 11:30)

Keynote Speakers

  • Bogdan Badea, secretary of state within the Energy, SMEs and Business environment Ministry (confirmed)
  • Gheorghe Duțu President of ANRM (to be confirmed)

With its venerable history in oil and gas industry, Romania is today at a crucial point – without clear decisions on applicable legislation and financial framework, it will become very unlikely for this industry to stop the decline in oil production. New technologies might enable effective exploitation of mature fields, but they are only available at costs that can not be met locally. Attracting and retaining investors are binding targets to shape a prosperous future for the industry as a driver of development of the entire Romanian economy and society.


  • Artur Stratan, president ROPEPCA (confirmed)
  • Alexandru Maximescu, ROPEPCA (confirmed)
  • Gehrig Schultz, CEO Prospecțiuni (confirmed)
  • Varinia Radu, partner CMS-Cameron McKenna (confirmed)

Moderator: Gabriel Avăcăriței, editor in chief

(11:30 – 12:00) Coffee Break

Panel II – Utilities: Electricity, Gas & Heating (12:00 – 13:30)

Keynote Speakers

  • Niculae Havrileț, President ANRE (to be confirmed)
  • Mihai Tudose, Minister of Economy, Trade and Tourism (to be confirmed)

Beyond its social role – providing the people with the necessary heat and lighting – utilities are a key element in the economic development of Romania. The price liberalization process raises challenges still insufficiently understood; still, increased energy efficiency can be a solution for maintaining bearable costs while simultaneously guaranteeing security of supply. Utilities became a border area where technological innovation must be accompanied by regulatory flexibility, taxation and business practices, as well as a plus in communication, for informing and educating the costumers – household, industrial or public.


  • Ioan Roșca, CEO Electrica (confirmed)
  • Remus Borza, Hidroelectrica (confirmed)
  • Vasile Munteniță, president COGEN (confirmed)
  • Cristina Cremenescu, COGEN (confirmed)

Moderator: Daniel Apostol

Lunch (13:30 – 15:00)

Panel III – Renewable Energies – The Future of Energy Supply (15:00 – 16:30)

Keynote Speakers

  • Iulian Iancu, President of the Committee for Industries and Services at Romanian Parliament (confirmed)
  • Bogdan Chirițoiu, President of the Competition Council (to be confirmed)

Champion of new investments in recent years,the renewables are still seeking for more landmarks after the drastically changes in the subsidy system and support programs. Suddenly thrown out into competition with other producers of electricity, companies that rely on renewable energies need a transparent regulatory environment, to monetize their technological dynamism, and especially the new emerging market of services for the new industry.


  • Ciprian Glodeanu, president ARPIA (confirmed)
  • Ionel David, director executiv RWEA (confirmed)
  • Sebastian Enache, business development manager, Monsson Group (confirmed)
  • Melania Mirea, Executive Director and Directorate Member BCR Pensii (confirmed)

Moderator: Gabriel Avăcăriței, editor in chief

Coffee Break (16:30 – 17:00)

Closing Remarks (17:00-18.00)

Open discussion moderated by Daniel Apostol and Gabriel Avăcăriței:

  • Ion Toni Teau, CEO Transelectrica (confirmed)
  • Toni Volpe, CEO Enel România (confirmed)
  • Daniela Lulache, CEO Nuclearelectrica (confirmed)
  • John M. Roberts, member in Energy Policy Group’s Advisory Board (confirmed)

For registration and partnerships, please contact Johanna Voicu, project manager, +4 0743 100 040, johanna at


Autor: Gabriel Avăcăriței

A journalist experienced with both old and new media, Gabriel has been the editor in chief of Energynomics since 2013. His great command in communication, organizing information and publishing are put to work every working day in order to develop all the projects of the Energynomics B2B communication platform: website, magazine, and own-events.

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