about the conference

RESinvest conference 2021 is the premier event that will bring together EU Commission leaders, national government authorities from across Europe and wind and solar industry bright minds in a common call to action: attracting and developing a robust renewable energy supply chain in SEE, and capturing the immense economic opportunity that comes with it.

As clean energy capacities are growing multifold throughout Europe, the supply chain is increasingly under pressure, and SEE must play its part in rendering it more efficient – RESinvest is about how to meet this demand.

There are two main reasons for an inevitable industrial RES near-shoring to SEE. The first is the EU Green Deal pushing an unprecedented second wave of wind and solar energy investments in the region by 2030. And the second is a simple equation of time and money, with OEMs and producers looking for functional markets to bring their business to in order to shorten equipment delivery times and keep pace with overseas competition. Our distinguished guests will shed light on both, from offering a clear investment forecast, EU & national financial mechanisms, to which subsegments of the value chain are poised to set off, not in 2022, not in 2030, but NOW!

RES Capacity in Romania Will More than Double by 2030

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WHY ATTEND RESinvest?

NETWORK

Meet potential buyers, investors and collaborators through 1:1 meetings

GROW

Identify new commercial & investment opportunities that can be captured in SEE’s bustling market

LEAD

Join the bandwagon as SEE is stepping at the forefront of supply chain development

AGENDA
26th OCTOBER
09:00 - 17:00

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09:00 - 10:00

Registration & Welcome Coffee

10:00 - 10:10

Welcome to RESinvest 2021

Opening Words: Carlo Pignoloni, President, RWEA

10:15 - 10:45

Keynote Addresses

Introducing the timely development of a RES value chain in SEE, filling the supply gap for a rapidly evolving industry that will more than double by 2030 and near-shoring raw materials, equipment & services currently coming from outside Europe.

High Level Representatives from:

Romanian Presidency & Government
European Commission
ANRE

10:50 - 11:45 | Followed by Q&A session

Panel I - RES made in SEE

Investment forecast, EU and national financing mechanisms and their impact on the European RES supply chain.
The coming decade will see the European Green Deal ambitions come to life, and a suite of EU funds made available to move the continent closer to becoming carbon free. Our distinguished speakers will analyze SEE’s contribution to the broader European goals and the timely opportunity for developing a regional RES supply chain.
Speakers - High Level Representatives from:
Ministry of Investments & European Projects, Romania
Ministry for the Environment and Energy, Greece
EU Commission, DG Energy
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
Enel
Vestas

Moderator

Giles Dickson, CEO WindEurope 

12:00 - 12:15

Coffee Break

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12:15 - 13:00 | Followed by Q&A session

Panel II - Romania's Case Study

Existing suppliers & manufacturers and ways to continue developing a healthy national RES supply chain.
By 2030 Romania will more than double its RES capacity (wind+solar) which will generate an unprecedented demand for services and equipment. Repowering works are also set to start during this decade, adding to the needed resources. This panel will discuss the economic value that can be created in the process and explore ways for Romania to capture a relevant share of it.
Speakers - High Level Representatives from:
Romanian Senate
Ministry of Economy, Romania
Professional Reconversion Center, Romania
EDPR
Siemens Gamesa

Moderator

Radu Dudau, CEO, Energy Policy Group 

13:10 - 14:00

Lunch

14:00 - 14:50 | Followed by Q&A session

Panel III - Stronger Together

The value of a collaborative EU approach, and learning from industry best practices.
Across the continent, the RES industry has moved from a niche segment to a pillar of energy and economic systems. This panel will delve into the many lessons that have been learnt along the way, highlighting case studies of successful supply chain expansions throughout a variety of European countries.
Speakers - High Level Representatives from:
WindEurope
CEZ
Spanish Wind Energy Association (AEE)
Polish Wind Energy Association (PWEA)
Portuguese Renewables Association (APREN)

Moderator

Representative, SolarPower Europe

15:00 - 17:00

Wine & Networking Session

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SPEAKERS

Virgil Daniel Popescu
Minister, Romanian Energy Ministry
Simone Mori
Head of Europe, Enel
Carlo Pignoloni
President, RWEA
Giles Dickson
CEO, WindEurope
Walburga Hemetsberger
CEO, SolarPower Europe
Ondrej Safar
CEO, CEZ
Adrian Borotea
Vice President, RWEA, Professional Reconversion Center
Radu Dudau
CEO, EPG
*Additional speakers are in the process of being confirmed

WORKSHOPS
27th OCTOBER
10:00 - 12:30

Clean Hydrogen in Romania: Elements of a Strategy

ONLINE EVENT

A 2h30min workshop focused on communicating to a non-specialist audience, making an introduction to clean hydrogen, debunking myths, and outlining elements of a national hydrogen strategy:

  • What is clean hydrogen and why is it a central point in Romania’s decarbonization plans?
  • Can CCS contribute to developing a hydrogen market?
  • The economics of clean hydrogen
  • What are the most efficient uses of clean hydrogen?
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Green Financing

HYBRID EVENT

A 2h30min workshop that will examine the core financing opportunities for renewable energy projects in Romania. Major commercial banks, renewable energy industry representatives & relevant public authorities will come together to discuss:

  • What are the core EU funds available for RES development and how can Romania best make use of them?
  • How do banks envision their role in moving the RES sector forward? 
  • What is the present framework for green financing in Romania and how can it help speed up the road towards decarbonization?

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