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Energy Strategy Summit 2022 – Building value chains!

16 Jun 2022 @ 09:00 - 17 Jun 2022 @ 15:00

June 15 and June 16, at Crowne Plaza Hotel in Bucharest (Bulevardul Poligrafiei 1, 013704), Energynomics organizes the most important event of the summer for the Romanian energy industry: the 2022 Energy Strategy Summit.

The 8th edition of the summit brings together the most influential decision-makers in the Romanian energy industry, for an extensive analysis of the national, European and corporate strategies – after the previous seven successful editions in 2021, 20202019201820172016 and 2015.

Access to the Energy Strategy Summit is allowed after completion of the form and payment of the participation fee of EUR 150 + VAT for one person, one day or EUR 250 + VAT for one person, two days.

From a strategic perspective, at the central authority level, Romania has fully embraced the objectives of the European Green Deal and the energy transition guidelines, adapting them to local needs and characteristics. Documents – already adopted, such as the NECP, the NRRP and the restructuring plan of CE Oltenia, – in the pipeline, yet, such as the hydrogen strategy, – or still ignored, such as an integrated strategy for energy efficiency constitute, all together, Romania’s real energy strategy. Many of these documents already include not only targets but also deadlines, control instances and re-evaluation of targets. Equally important, Romania has sources of funding from European and national budgets, but also the confidence of strong partners who can attract additional funding from the private sector and international financial institutions. New financial instruments, such as bilateral long-term contracts, have been confirmed and contracts for difference will follow in the shortest of times.

There are still some unfinished strategic dossiers, including the amendment of the offshore law – which would allow the survival of the gas sector, the adoption of the Maritime Spatial Development Plan – which would pave the way for offshore wind, as well as numerous small improvements to legislation and the regulatory framework to reduce red tape or even remove bottlenecks in various areas of activity.



The greatest project of a generation is now opening for all stakeholders – to define and support the development of energy value chains through which local (and/or regional) industries can contribute to the green transition and benefit from it as much as possible in the long term.

At present, there seem to be 5 areas of action where Romania has real chances to strengthen, maintain or rapidly build diversified energy value chains: nuclear, natural gas, renewables, batteries, and hydrogen.

Are we capable to do it? Are we ready to try? What are the first things we need? Who will emerge as the champion of the next decade?

2022 Energy Strategy Summit means over 20 speakers – senior officials from the Government and regulatory bodies, top managers from large companies, savvy representatives of professional associations, Romanian and foreign experts will have the opportunity to speak their minds in front of their peers.

Register to the 2022 Energy Strategy Summit! You will have the opportunity to send questions to the invited speakers and to get in touch with the other participants registered to the event!


Strategic partners: ACUE, AFEER, AIIR, AHK România, EFdeN, EPG, FEL România, HENRO, FPPG, PATRES, RPIA, RWEA, SAMER.

On June 15-16, the most influential decision-makers in the Romanian energy industry will meet for the largest professional debate dedicated to the national, European, and corporate strategy, with plenary sessions, and Keynote presentations.

AGENDA Wednesday, June 15

08:30 – 09:00 REGISTRATION

09:00 – 09:05 Opening remarks by the organizers – Varinia Radu, founder and managing partner of Energynomics

09:05 – 09:15 Official opening – George Niculescu, State Secretary in the Ministry of Energy

09: 15- 09:25 Special guest – Dumitru Chiriță, President of ANRE

09: 25- 09:35 Special guest – Cristian Bușoi, Chair of the Industry, Research and Energy Committee, European Parliament (online)

09:35 – 10:45 SESSION 1 – Strategies for energy transition

Themes European policies, from the Taxonomy to the CBAM * The Modernization fund * The impact of the ETS scheme and the role of AFM in decarbonizing Romanian society * Investment status for emissions as close to zero as possible * How much can we count on coal and the transformation of the gas industry for the decarbonization process * The impact of high efficiency cogeneration

  • Lăcrămioara Diaconu Pințea, member of the Board CE Oltenia
  • George Vișan, Energy Markets Division Director, Transelectrica
  • Corneliu Bodea, CEO Adrem, Președintele Centrului Român al Energiei
  • Mihai Draghici, Director Business Consulting EY

Gabriel Avăcăriței, Chief Editor Energynomics – moderator

10:45 – 11:00 NETWORKING BREAK

11:15 – 11:30 Special guestDaniela Dărăban, executive director of ACUE

11.30 – 12:45 SESSION 2 – Strategies for new energy resources

Themes Sustainable financing: adapting to the new criteria * Taxonomy – restrictions and opportunities * CfD support * PPAs * The NRRP opportunities * The promise of hydrogen – how far are concrete solutions * Offshore wind * Offshore and onshore natural gas potential * SMRs

  • Adrian Paraschiv, Country Manager Photomate
  • Silvia Vlăsceanu, Executive Director HENRO
  • Nicolas Pleșea, Senior Investment Manager Agista
  • Sebastian Staicu, Project and Leveraged Finance Manager, Energy & Infrastructure Finance, BCR
  • Radu Mustață, Sales Director, Marsh & McLennan Companies
  • Oana Mogoi, Sector Head Utilities & Natural Resources, ING Bank România

Radu Magdin, CEO at Smartlink Communications – moderator

12:45 – 12:55 Special guest Bogdan Chirițoiu, President of the Competition Council (recorded)

12:55 – 13:10 NETWORKING BREAK

13:10 – 13:20 Special guest Roxana Caliminte, Deputy Secretary General at Gas Infrastructure Europe (GIE) (online)

13:20 – 14:30 SESSION 3 – Strategies for energy security

Themes Easy access to new energy resources * Development of new electricity and heat generation capacities * Heating – optimal solutions for large urban areas * Energy poverty – reducing gaps * Incentives for responsible consumption * Power storage technologies * Energy efficiency * Increasing interconnection capacity

  • Claudiu Crețu, General Manager Termoenergetica
  • Cătălin Niță, executive director FPPG
  • Georgeta Ion, COO, Energy Trades and Settlement Division OPCOM (online)
  • Dorin Badea, Senior Investment director Amber Infrastructure Group (online)
  • Valentin Vasile, Marketing Manager Schneider Electric

Gabriel Avăcăriței, Chief Editor Energynomics – moderator


AGENDA Thursday, June 16

08:30 – 09:00 REGISTRATION

09:00 – 09:05 Opening remarks by the organizers – Gabriel Avăcăriței, Chief Editor of Energynomics

09:05 – 09:15 Special guest – Dan Drăgan, State Secretary in the Ministry of Energy (online)

09:15- 09:25 Special guest – Zoltan Nagy-Bege, ANRE Vice President

09:25- 09:35 Special guest Marius Dan, Deputy CEO, Corporate Strategy Franklin Templeton Bucharest

09:35 – 11:00 SESSION 1 – Strategies for accelerating renewables

Themes Renewable energies and the flexibility of the national energy system * How to maintain the interest of private investors * Prosuming – development scenarios and potential impact * The role of distribution companies in stimulating renewables * Geothermal projects and heat pumps

  • Pablo Otín, CEO and co-founder of Powertis
  • Zsuzsa Bereschi, Consultant, Horváth
  • Sebastian Enache, Business Development Manager of Monsson Group (online)
  • Florin Frunză, CEO MET România Energy
  • Cristian Pîrvulescu, CEO Enevo Group
  • Ovidiu Trofin, Senior Placement Specialist, Renomia Gallagher

11:00 – 11:15 NETWORKING BREAK

11:15 – 11:25 Special guest Martin Moise, vice-president PATRES (online)

11.25 – 13:30 SESSION 2 – Strategies for value chains

Themes Hydrogen – from laboratory to consumer * Electric batteries * Wind industry – what we can produce in Romania * The value of integrated industries: PVs, natural gas, nuclear * Collaboration between relevant actors * Regional partnerships for value chain integration

  • Florin Pop, General Manager EnergoBit
  • Adrian Borotea, Vice-President RWEA
  • Corina Vulpeș, Member of the Management Board – Three Seas Initiative Investment Fund
  • Filimon Antonopoulos, Managing Director Tallon Commodities
  • Radu Crăciun, President – General Manager BCR Pensions
  • Gabriel Tache, country Sales Manager, Eaton Romania
  • Michal Fonea Alexandron, Head of International Development, Material Future

Gabriel Avăcăriței, Chief Editor Energynomics – moderator

13:30 – 13:40 Special guest – Cosmin Ghiță, CEO Nuclearelectrica (online)

13:40 – 14:15 NETWORKING BREAK

We will continue to stimulate inter-institutional collaboration between Government, Parliament, local authorities, regulatory bodies, and external partners. Just like in 20212020201920182017, 2016 and 2015, Energynomics will provide the authorities with a comprehensive Report of this year’s edition of the Energy Strategy Summit for the Government and the regulatory bodies to take into consideration when drafting the national policies on energy.


For details on sponsorship and partnership opportunities, as well as on the benefits of supporting the 2022 Energy Strategy Summit, contact us office at energynomics.ro or by phone at 021 230 2022!

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George Niculescu
State Secretary in the Ministry of Energy

Dan Drăgan
State Secretary in the Ministry of Energy

Zoltan Nagy-Bege
Vice-President ANRE

Bogdan Chirițoiu
President of the Competition Council


Gabriel Avăcăriței, redactor șef Energynomics