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Energy Strategy Summit 2024

10 Jun 2024 @ 14:00 - 11 Jun 2024 @ 17:00

On June 10th and 11th, in Bucharest, at the Palace of Parliament (2-4, Izvor Street, Bucharest)  Energynomics, organizes the most important event of the summer for the Romanian energy industry: the 2024 Energy Strategy Summit.

The 10th 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 nine successful editions in 2023, 2022, 2021, 20202019201820172016 and 2015.

Access is allowed based on an admission ticket

200 Euros + VAT for one day or 300 Euros + VAT for two days.

2024 Energy Strategy Summit means over 40 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.

2024 Energy Strategy Summit is organised by Energynomics, with the support of our partners: ABB, ADC, Alive Capital, BayWa r.e, BCR, Best Tools Company, CRC Energy, Distribuție Energie Electrica Romania, DRI, Eaton Electric, Electrica Furnizare, Elektra Renewable Support, EnergoBit, Energo Power, Enevo Group, Evryo, Exim Banca Românească, Hidroelectrica, Horvath, Huawei, Jinko Solar, Keno Energy, MET România Energy, Nofar Energy, Nuclearelectrica, OX2, Photomate, PNE, Polytrade, Renomia Gallagher, Romgaz, Schneider Electric, SolaX Power, TDP Partners, ThinkBlu Solution, Transelectrica, Vertis, WALDEVAR Energy. With the support of  Alexandrion Group, Mobexpert.


Media partners: CISOLAR, The Voice of Renewables

For the 10th year in a row, Energynomics is organizing the Energy Strategy Summit, a unique concept event aimed at stimulating the exchange of ideas on the Romanian energy industry.

Our fashion event of the summer promises to bring together a diverse audience, including representatives from relevant authorities, management of companies active in all sub-sectors of the energy industry, academia, professional associations, consultants, and members of the financial sector. The impressive lineup of investors in the renewables space, as well as service and technology providers, coupled with the strong presence of incumbents who are actively shaping the industry, creates an excellent forum for discussion and networking.


Monday, June 10

13:00 – 14:00 REGISTRATION

14:00 – 14:05 Opening remarks – Varinia Radu, founder & managing partner Energynomics

14:05 – 14:15   Official opening – Dan Drăgan, State Secretary at the Ministry of Energy

14:15 – 14:25   Official opening – Florin Spătaru, State Counsellor in the Prime Minister’s Chancellery


14:25 – 14:30   Special Guest – Daniel Fried, Distinguished fellow, Atlantic Council, Former US Assistant secretary of State for European and Eurasian affairs

14:30 – 15:35   SESSION 1  – Coordinating the Transition

Themes European policies, from taxonomy to CBAM * Modernisation Fund * Just Transition * NRRP * CfDs * Energy security * Education and workforce


  • Alina Jalea, State Counsellor for Climate Change and Energy Transition at the Prime Minister’s Office
  • Cristian Nacu, Senior Country Officer for Romania and Moldova for International Finance Corporation (WBG)
  • Gabriel Andronache, Vice-President ofANRE
  • Mihaela Mihăilescu, Deputy Director, EBRD for Romania


Varinia Radu, founder & managing partner Energynomics (moderator)


15:35 – 15:50 NETWORKING BREAK


15:50 – 16:00 KEYNOTE SPEAKER Luca Niculescu, State Secretary, Coordinator of Romania’s OECD accession process, Ministry of Foreign Affairs


16:00 – 17:10 SESSION 2 – Top-Level Perspectives on Energy Transition

Themes Energy transition and decarbonisation * Energy access and affordability * Digitalization and cyber security * Regulatory environment * Energy security and new energy sources * Energy efficiency * From social responsibility to ESG * Talent management

  • Ondrej Safar, Country Manager EVRYO
  • Karoly Borbely, CEO Hidroelectrica
  • Bogdan Toncescu, Member of the Board of Directors, Transelectrica
  • Teodor Chirica, Chairman of the Board Nuclearelectrica
  • Gabriel Gheorghe, Director Strategy and Planning Division, Distribuție Energie Electrică România
  • Claudiu Crețu, Director General ELCEN

Corneliu Bodea, CEO Adrem and Chairman of the Romanian Energy Centre (moderator)


17:10 – 17:30 NETWORKING BREAK


17:30 – 18:30 SESSION 3 – The impact of large consumers

Themes Policies and regulations relevant to large energy consumers * Urban green infrastructure development * Public-private partnerships * Local legislation and policies * Energy management * Role of bilateral contracts in controlling energy costs * Demand response solutions * Energy security and competitiveness

  • Florin Spătaru, State Counsellor in the Prime Minister’s Chancellery
  • Marinela Drăcea, President of CIROM
  • Daniel Apostol, Director General of the Oil and Gas Employers Federation (FPPG)
  • Lăcrămioara Diaconu-Pințea, Country Manager OX2 România


Tatiana Iosiper, Head of Interinstitutional Relations, ANRE (moderator)




Tuesday, June 11

09:00 – 10:00  REGISTRATION

10:00 – 10:05  Opening remarks – Gabriel Avăcăriței, chief editor Energynomics

10:05 – 10:15 Official opening – Antal Lorant, Chairman of the Committee on Energy, Energy Infrastructure and Mineral Resources of the Romanian Senate

10:15 – 10:25  Official opening – Walburga Hemetsberger, CEO SolarPower Europe

10:25 – 10:35 Official opening – Dana Daraban, Executive Director of the Federation of Associations of Energy Utility Companies (ACUE)

10:35 – 11:45   SESSION 1 – Strategies for increasing electricity supply

Themes Technologies and innovations * Diversification of sources * Optimal use of transmission and distribution infrastructure * Digital technologies for smart grids

  • Liviu Gavrilă, Vice President of RWEA
  • Andrei Manea, Executive Director, RPIA
  • Stelian Favieli, Managing Partner Nofar Energy
  • Elena Popescu, CEO Elektra Renewable Support
  • Corneliu Bodea, CEO, Adrem
  • Mircea Bica, CEO MBK Power Electric


Gabriel Avăcăriței, Chief Editor Energynomics (moderator)


11:45 – 12:00  NETWORKING BREAK


12:00 – 12:15 KEYNOTE SPEAKER – Cătălin Stancu, Senior Expert, Horváth


12.15 – 13:30  SESSION 2 – Strategies for financing the green transition

Themes Sustainable financing: adapting to the new criteria * CfD support * NRRP – status and prospects * Sound projects = bankable projects * Offshore wind energy * The role of storage in the financial optimisation of projects

  • Dragoș Roibu, Director of the Cabinet of the Minister of Energy
  • Manuela Trisnevschi, Head of Energy & Utilities BCR
  • Marian Dobrilă, CEO TDP Partners, Președinte al Coaliției Pro-Impact
  • Matthew Vogel, Head of Energy Projects, Europe and US, Liberty Steel
  • Sebastian Niculescu, Senior Corporate Sales Trader, Vertis Environmental Finance 
  • Mihaela Coroiu, Director for Sustainable Energy Projects and Marketing Strategies EnergoBit

Radu Mustaţă, Energy & Power Leader for Central CEE, Marsh (moderator)


13:30 – 14:15  LUNCH and NETWORKING


14:15 – 15:15  SESSION 3 – Strategies for managing energy flows

Themes Technologies and innovations * Reducing imbalances * Optimal use of transmission and distribution infrastructure * Digital technologies for smart grids * Electrification of the economy * Energy storage in electric car batteries * Stimulating electricity demand in industry

  • Lucian Enaru, CEO Schneider Electric
  • Constantin Ichimoaei, Executive Manager ABB România
  • Gabriel Tache, Country Sales Manager Eaton România
  • Andrei Covatariu, Expert independent / Co-Chair “Digitalization in Energy” Task Force at the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
  • Răzvan Rădulescu, CEO Software Media WEBUS 4 ENERGY
  • George Drobot, Solutions Manager, Photomate


Bogdan Leu, President of CIGRE Next Generation Network Romania (moderator)


15:15 – 15:30  NETWORKING BREAK


15:30 – 15:45  KEYNOTE SPEAKER – Martin Reckmann, Managing Director BayWa r.e.

15:45 – 17:00  SESSION 4 – Strategies for accelerating renewables

Themes Renewables 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 * Challenges in implementing RES projects * Availability of EPC companies


  • Vlad Doicaru, Vice President of Huawei Techonologies SRL 
  • Cristian Dragomir, CEO WALDEVAR Energy
  • Cosmin Cheran, CEO Think Blu Solution
  • Robert Kenderessy, Regional Sales Manager Balkans Area, SolaX Power
  • Răzvan Copoiu, Deputy CEO Enevo Group


Olivian Savin, Member of the Board Future Energy Leaders Romania (moderator)


On June 10th and 11th, the most influential decision-makers in the Romanian energy industry will meet for the largest professional debate dedicated to national, European, and corporate strategy, with plenary sessions, and keynote presentations.

We will continue to foster inter-institutional collaboration between Government, Parliament, local authorities, regulators and external partners. As we did in 2023, 2022, 2021, 20202019201820172016 and 2015, Energynomics will provide authorities with a comprehensive report of the 2022 Energy Strategy Summit for Government and regulators to consider in the development of national energy policies.

For details on sponsorship and partnership opportunities, as well as the benefits of getting involved in the Energy Strategy Summit 2023, contact us at office (at) energynomics.ro!

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