The 14th annual conference is scheduled to take place on October 17 – 18, 2019 in Hotel Partizán in Tále, Low Tatras, Slovakia.
High level of expertise, ad-hoc topics and active participation of representatives of the most important companies and institutions in the energy sector.
Don΄t miss the conference full of energy!
Interesting keynote speakers from abroad are waiting for you! They will enrich the conference programme with attractive presentations. Michael Merz, internationally well-known expert on blockchain technology, will open the conference programme. He founded PONTON GmbH in the year 2001 and has demonstrated his expertise in various B2B integration projects related to energy trading over the past 15 years. In May 2019 the German company released Enerchain 1.0, the first blockchain-based distributed trading infrastructure that enables OTC trading in power and gas products. Following huge success and appraisal again we approached the keynote speaker from previous season of ENERGOFÓRUM®. Michal Šnobr, an external advisor to the J&T Finance Group especially in energy sector, will focus on the future of energy mix of CEE countries with emphasis on nuclear power. Last year he explained especially impact of Germany on European energy policy. Both speakers will present during the first day of ENERGOFÓRUM® 2019. The conference will take place on October 17 – 18, 2019 in Hotel Partizán in Lower Tatras.
The opening day of GAS MARKET 2019 conference in Modra was dedicated to the future role of natural gas and its legislative position in Slovakia and Europe. Director General of Energy Section at the Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic, Ján Petrovič, stated, that natural gas accounts for about 24 % of energy mix in Slovakia. With the help of this source, Slovakia has one of the lowest carbon economies in the EU. „Firstly we want to replace coal by natural gas and to replace it as soon as possible,“ he claimed. She thinks that the competitiveness of the gas industry will be determined by the transition towards digitalisation. The requirements of this process are supposed to be high-speed communication, smart devices and the processing of real-time data. Energy Regulatory Office of Czech republic has to consider how to regulate networks with potentially reducing volumes of energy, the adjustment to transition from static to dynamic regulation and how to set up regulation of infrastructure. The 2020 Gas Package is expected to answer many questions. Its objectives should be defined for the first time in June at the Madrid Forum. Although we do not know yet what will be included in this document, ERÚ thinks it will be reflecting on new trends. The actual content of the 2020 Gas Package was labelled as one of potential risks of the near future by Martin Slabý, Chairman of the Board from the Czech Gas Association. Malcolm Arthur of European Network of Transmission System Operators for Gas (ENTSOG) also presented at the conference. Although currently we do not know exactly what the European Commission will propose, one of the pillars will be mirroring common topics from the Clean Energy for All Europeans package. These will reflect governance, open and fair retail market, the deployment of smart meters and consumer protection. It is also important to improve functioning of the market. The tariffs of TSOs will be analysed as well. Under this objective, the EC is processing a number of studies to be completes in 2018 and 2019. You may read more about the first session of the conference at energoklub.sk (in Slovak).
In order to benefit from gas not just in terms of its calorific value and price but also other customer services, it is necessary to develop a competitive and market-based business environment. According to the Chairman of the Association of Energy Suppliers, domestic gas market has great potential for improvement in this area. Slovakia may take inspiration from neighbouring markets in Czechia, Austria or Germany. Michal Hudec will discuss the state of Slovak retail market at the Gas Market 2019 conference. You may find more information about the programme, speakers and registration fees HERE. Who is Michal Hudec? Since 2016, he is the Chairman of the Association of Energy Suppliers. He is also the CEO of Energy Analytics and co-founder of the specialised web portal energia.sk, where he acted as publisher since its founding in July 2010 until 2017. Between 2011 and 2013, he held the position of national contact point for research and development projects in scope of the 7th EU framework programme (FP7) in the area of energy. Between 2011 and 2016 he served as supervisory board member for R&D oriented tech company GA Drilling. In 2012, he completed the International Visitor Leadership Programme in the US, where he focused on American foreign policy and energy security. The programme is organized by the US Department of State and the US Ambassador decides the nomination for the given country. Michal Hudec also occasionally lectures at university as visiting lecturer.
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