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Energy Strategy Summit – June 4th, Cantacuzino Castle @ Busteni

04 Jun 2015 @ 00:00 - 23:59

On June 4, the most influential decision makers in Romanian energy industry will meet at Cantacuzino Castle in Buşteni, for the largest professional debate dedicated to the National Energy Strategy. 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.

Throughout the day, the debates will be broadcast live and in full on the website energynomics.ro, starting at 09.30.

Energy Strategy Summit to be held in Bușteni (Prahova), on June 4, 2015 is organized by energynomics.ro in partnership with reputed industry organizations such as ACUE, COGEN, CRE, RPIA, RWEA, ROPEPCA ans EPG, cu sprijinulACUE, COGEN, CRE, RPIA, RWEA, ROPEPCA and EPG, with the support of Adrem Invest, ALD Automotive, ATE 3, Automobile Bavaria, BCR Pensii, Chivas, Enel, E.ON, Hidroelectrica, HidroTarniţa, Lufthansa, Matei Conf, Nuclearelectrica, Petrotel Lukoil, Ridgid, Sarto, Schneider Electric, SGS România, Transelectrica, Vestas.

Among the speakers there are Mihnea Constantinescu, Ambassador at large, Special representative for Energy Security of the Romanian Government; Mihai Albulescu, secretary of state within the Energy, SMEs and Business environment Ministry; Mihail Fâcă, secretary of state within the Ministry for Environment, Waters and Forests, Artur Stratan, Amromco Energy; John Knapp, Chairman of the Romanian Black Sea Titleholders Association (RBSTA), Managing Director of ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Romania Limited; Mihail Mitroi, Chief QHSE Officer Prospecțiuni; Varinia Radu, CMS-Cameron McKenna; Cristina Cremenescu, COGEN România; Ioan Roșca, Electrica; Corneliu Bodea, president CRE, Adrem Invest and Adrem Automation reprezentative, Remus Borza, Hidroelectrica; Ciprian Glodeanu, RPIA; Sebastian Enache, Monsson; Cătălina Dragomir, Chairman of the Board of the Romanian Wind Energy Association (RWEA) /Country Manager Vestas CEU România, Ionel David, RWEA; Melania Mirea, BCR Pensii; Carmen Neagu, 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 (09:30 – 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.

  • Andrei Gerea, Minister  of Energy, SMEs and Business environment (confirmed)
  • Bogdan Chirițoiu, President of the Competition Council (confirmed)
  • Mihnea Constantinescu, Ambassador-at-large for Energy Security, Government of Romania (confirmed)

Panel I – Fossil resources – Oil&Gas, Coal (10:00 – 12:00)

Keynote Speakers

  • Mihai Albulescu, secretary of state within the Energy, SMEs and Business environment Ministry (confirmed)
  • Gheorghe Duțu President of ANRM (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.


  • John Knapp, RBSTA Chairman, Managing Director of ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Romania Limited (confirmed)
  • Artur Stratan, President ROPEPCA (confirmed)
  • Daniel Apostol, Secretary-General ROPEPCA (confirmed)
  • Mihail Mitroi, Chief HSEQ Prospecțiuni (confirmed)
  • Varinia Radu, partener CMS-Cameron McKenna (confirmed)
  • Melania Mirea, Executive Director and Directorate Member BCR Pensii (confirmed)

Moderator: Gabriel Avăcăriței, editor in chief energynomics.ro

(12:00 – 12:30) Coffee Break

Panel II – Utilities: Electricity, Gas & Heating (12:30 – 14:30)

Keynote Speakers

  • Niculae Havrileț, President ANRE (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.


  • Martin Zmelik, Country Manager CEZ România (confirmed)
  • Frank Hajdinjak, CEO E.On România (confirmed)
  • Corneliu Bodea, president CRE, Adrem Invest and Adrem Automation representative (confirmed)
  • Remus Borza, Hidroelectrica (confirmed)
  • Ionuţ Farcaş, Schneider Electric România (confirmat)
  • Cristina Cremenescu, vicepresident COGEN (confirmed)

Moderator: Daniel Apostol

Lunch (14:30 – 16:00)

Panel III – Renewable Energies – The Future of Energy Supply (16:00 – 18:00)

Keynote Speakers

  • Iulian Iancu, President of the Committee for Industries and Services at Romanian Parliament (confirmed)
  • Mihail Fâcă, secretary of state within the Ministry of Environment, Waters ans Forests (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)
  • Cătălina Dragomir, Chairman of the Board of the Romanian Wind Energy Association (RWEA) /Country Manager Vestas CEU România (confirmed)
  • Ovidiu Demetrescu, general manager HidroTarniţa (confirmed)
  • Sebastian Enache, business development manager, Monsson Group (confirmed)

Moderator: Gabriel Avăcăriței, editor in chief energynomics.ro

Coffee Break (18:00 – 18:30)

Closing Remarks (18:30-19.30)

Open discussion moderated by Daniel Apostol and Gabriel Avăcăriței:

  • Carmen Neagu, President of Supervisory Board 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)

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