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May 23, 2024
Vilnius

VILNIUS PARK PLAZA HOTEL, M. K. Čiurlionio g. 84, Vilnius

ENERGY FORUM 2024:
TRANSFORMATION OF ENERGY ARCHITECTURE DESIGN
IN THE BALTIC SEA REGION

9:00
WELCOME & OPENING REMARKS

  • Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Lithuania TBC
  • Ambassador of the Republic of Poland in Lithuania
  • Kaimo Kuusk, H. E. Ambassador of the Republic of Estonia in Lithuania

PART I. Priority Corridors and Areas of Energy Infrastructure

SUCCESS AND FAILURE FACTORS OF ENERGY POLICY IN LITHUANIA, LATVIA, ESTONIA, POLAND

  • Lithuanian Energy Strategy. State Policy Implementation Success Factors
    Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Lithuania TBC
  • Macroeconomic Environment. Why is Electricity Consumption Decreasing?
    Indrė Genytė-Pikčienė, Chief Economist, Šiaulių bankas (Lithuania)
  • Energy Raw Materials Market and its Impact on Structural Changes.
    Marius Dubnikovas, Economist, Business Development Manager, Compensa Life Vienna Insurance Group SE Lithuanian Branch (Lithuania)
  • Energy Market Overview. Latest Forecast on the Developments in The Baltics and Around the Baltic Sea, Including Comments on the Nordics, Germany & Poland
    John Stranne, Research Associate Nordic and Baltics Markets, Aurora Energy Research (Sweden)
  • Enabling Energy from Renewable Resources in Market Transformation in the Baltic Sea Region. State Support Mechanisms for Energy from Renewable Sources. Governmental Decisions.
    Michał Łęski, PhD Deputy Director of Renewable Energy Sources Department in the Ministry of Climate and Environment (Poland) TBC

PANEL DISCUSSION

  • Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Lithuania
  • Michał Łęski, PhD Deputy Director of Renewable Energy Sources Department in the Ministry of Climate and Environment (Poland)
  • Wojciech Jakóbik – Energy Sector Analyst. Editor-in-chief of BiznesAlert.pl (Poland)
  • John Stranne, Research Associate Nordic and Baltics Markets, Aurora Energy Research (Sweden)

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PART II. Transformation of the Energy Market Design in the Baltic Sea Region and its Priorities

ENERGY GRID

  • Overview of the Region. Implementation Of the Baltic Energy Market Electricity Network Connection Scenarios
    Wojciech Jakóbik – Energy sector analyst. Editor-in-chief of BiznesAlert.pl (Poland)
  • Update on Renewables: Tso Perspective
    Ignas Junevičius, Head of Renewable Energy Centre at Litgrid (Lithuania)
  • Business Approach. Development Prospects of Lithuanian Electricity Generation
    Giedrius Kvedaravičius, EVECON (Lithuania)

ENERGY STORAGE AND SECURITY SYSTEMS. DEVELOPMENT PERSPECTIVES

  • On The Road to Synchronous Operation: New Balancing Markets and Opportunities for Batteries
    Donatas Matelionis, Head of Power System Operations Department at Litgrid (Lithuania)
  • Market Balancing. Policy Implementation and Project Development
    Rytis Kėvelaitis, Energy Unlimited (Lithuania)
  • Energy Security. Key Take-Aways
    Darius Užkuraitis, The NATO Energy Security Centre of Excellence in Vilnius (Lithuania)
  • Relationship Between Developing Energy Security and National Security
    Arnold Sinisalu, the former Director General of the Estonian Security Police Board (Estonia)

PANEL DISCUSSION – HIGHER PUBLIC INTEREST IN ENERGY SECTOR IN THE BALTIC SEA REGION COUNTRIES

  • Martynas Nagevičius, President at Lithuanian Confederation of Renewable Resources (Lithuania)
  • Linas Sabaliauskas, Director, Lithuanian Wind Power Association (Lithuania)
  • Andrius Karazinas, President of the Lithuanian Solar Energy Association (Lithuania)
  • Arnold Sinisalu, the former Director General of the Estonian Security Police Board (Estonia)
  • Liutauras Varanavičius, Independent Energy Expert (Lithuania)

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FACTORS OF SUCCESS AND FAILURES IN FINANCING GREEN ENERGY PROJECTS

  • Assessment of the Lithuanian Energy Sector and its Attractiveness to Investors. Overview of the Lithuanian Energy System Modeling Study LT100
    Agnė Bagočiutė, Acting Director, Lithuanian Energy Agency (Lithuania)
  • Social Climate Fund – Prospects for Implementation and Challenges
    Natalia Kwit, Head of the Energy Transformation Financing Department of the European Funds Department of the Ministry of Climate and Environment
  • Challenges and Perspectives of Funding Conditions for the Green Energy in the Baltic Countries (Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia)
    Rémi Mahoudeaux, ACE IM EMEA | Senior Investment Manager, Aquila Clean Energy GmbH
  • Business Approach. Assessment of the Investment Environment in Lithuania. Lessons Learned by Business
    Aistis Radavičius, Aura Power (Lithuania)

PANEL DISCUSSION – WHAT RISKS CAN THE GOVERNMENT SHARE IN FINANCING ENERGY PROJECTS? EXPERIENCE OF LITHUANIA, POLAND, ESTONIA, LATVIA, SWEDEN, NORWAY, FINLAND

  • Agnė Bagočiutė, Acting Director, Lithuanian Energy Agency (Lithuania)
  • Natalia Kwit, Head of the Energy Transformation Financing Department of the European Funds Department of the Ministry of Climate and Environment
  • Rémi Mahoudeaux, ACE IM EMEA | Senior Investment Manager, Aquila Clean Energy GmbH
  • Aistis Radavičius, Aura Power (Lithuania)
  • Mykantas Urba, Orion securities TBC (Lithuania)

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PART III. Decarbonization of Regional Energy Mix. Ambitions, Opportunities and Challenges

  • Microclimate of Legal Regulation in the Region
    Jaroslav Pavlovski, Noewe Legal (Lithuania)
  • Regional Trends: Interconnections, Energy Hubs, Hydrogen & Sector Integration
    Paulius Butkus, Head of Group Development and Innovation, EPSO-G (Lithuania)
  • Enabling Smooth Green Energy Transition: Plans on Hydrogen Network Development
    Danas Janulionis, Head of Energy Transformation Center of Amber Grid (Lithuania)
  • Wind Energy Architecture in the Region
    Enefit Green TBC
  • Solar Energy is the Cheapest and Fastest Way of Decarbonization. How to Speed Up Progress?
    Andrius Karazinas, President of the Lithuanian Solar Energy Association (Lithuania)
  • The Place of Oil in Future Energy Mix Conception
    Orlen Lithuania, TBC
  • France’s Revised National Hydrogen Strategy
    Philippe Boucly, Président de France Hydrogène

PANEL DISCUSSION – BUSINESS VOICE

  • Paulius Butkus, Head of Group Development and Innovation, EPSO-G (Lithuania)
  • Donatas Celešius, CEO, Enefit Green (Lithuania)

MOMENTS FROM ENERGY FORUM 2023

INVESTING IN THE ENERGY MARKET OF THE BALTIC SEA COUNTRIES.
HAVE WE DONE OUR HOMEWORK?

8:30–09:00

REGISTRATION

09:00–09:15

WELCOME & OPENING REMARKS  

 

Konstanty Radziwill, H. E. Ambassador of the Republic of Poland to Lithuania

Kaimo Kuusk, H. E. Ambassador of the Republic of Estonia to Lithuania

09:15–10:00

ENERGY SECTOR LEGISLATION. CHALLENGES OF REGIONAL ENERGY POLICY IMPLEMENTATION

 

EU’S RESPONSE TO THE ENERGY CRISIS: WHAT DID WE LEARN DURING THE LAST 18 MONTHS?

Marius Vaščega, Head of the Representation of the European Commission in Lithuania

 

RENEWABLE ENERGY DEVELOPMENT AND DEMAND FOR STORAGE: TSO PERSPECTIVE

Ignas Junevičius, Head of Renewable Energy Centre, LITGRID

 

LITHUANIAN ENERGY MARKET LEGAL CHALLENGES

Jaroslav Pavlovski, Senior Associate, PRIMUS Legal Advisors

10:00–10:30

PANEL DISCUSSION

 

Moderated by Robert Juodka

 

Marius Vaščega, Head of the Representation of the European Commission in Lithuania

Andrius Karazinas, CEO at Solet, President at Lithuanian Solar Energy Association

Linas Sabaliauskas, Director, Lithuanian Wind Power Association

Ignas Junevičius, Head of Renewable Energy Centre, LITGRID

10:30–11:45

TRANSFORMATION OF ENERGY SECTOR

 

WORLD ENERGY OUTLOOK 2023. DEPENDENCE OF THE WORLD ON FOSSIL FUELS

Marius Dubnikovas, Business Development Manager, Compensa Life Vienna Insurance Group SE Lithuanian Branch

 

CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES OF THE TRANSFORMATION OF THE ENERGY SECTOR FOR POLAND AND THE BALTIC REGION

Urszula Kmita – Małek, Head of Energy Unit, Department of the Economic Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland

 

LITHUANIA’S ENERGY SYSTEM IN THE MARKET OF THE BALTIC SEA REGION

Giedrius Kvedaravičius, CEO, Evecon

 

TRANSFORMATION OF ENERGY SECTOR IN ESTONIA

Aavo Kärmas, CEO, ENEFIT Green

 

ENERGY TRANSITION. HOW NOT TO MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY

Piotr Mierzwa, Advisor to General Director, ORLEN Lietuva

11:45–12:30

PANEL DISCUSSION

 

Moderated by Robert Juodka

 

Urszula Kmita – Małek, Head of Energy Unit, Department of the Economic Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland

Marius Dubnikovas, Business Development Manager, Compensa Life Vienna Insurance Group SE Lithuanian Branch

Aavo Kärmas, CEO, ENEFIT Green

Nemunas Biknius, CEO, Amber Grid

Piotr Mierzwa, Advisor to General Director, ORLEN Lietuva

Grzegorz Stanisławski, CEO, Manager, Business Leader & Strategist, Electrum

12:30–13:30

LUNCH

13:30–14:30

GREEN ENERGY GENERATION. POSSIBILITIES & CHALLENGES

 

OVERVIEW OF RENEWABLES ENERGY MARKET IN LITHUANIA. WILL THERE BE ENOUGH SUN AND WIND?

Martynas Nagevičius, President at Lithuanian Confederation of Renewable Resources 

 

WIND ENERGY. ISSUES AND SOLUTIONS

Linas Sabaliauskas, Managing Director, Lithuanian Wind Power Association

 

RISKS FOR INVESTORS. EXPERIENCE OF MEGA PROJECTS AND MAJOR CHALLENGES

Tadas Navickas, Country Manager, Sunly Infra, Lithuania

GREEN HYDROGEN IN THE BALTIC SEA COUNTRIES

Sven Parkel, General Manager, Estonian Hydrogen Cluster

14:30–15:15

PANEL DISCUSSION

 

Moderated by Robert Juodka 

Martynas Nagevičius, President at Lithuanian Confederation of Renewable Resources 

Linas Sabaliauskas, Managing Director, Lithuanian Wind Power Association

Michał Kaczerowski, Chief of the Board / CEO, AMBIENS

Tadas Navickas, Country Manager, Sunly Infra, Lithuania

Krzystof Kępa, Senior Advisor, Public Affairs Strategic & Regulatory Advisory, SEC Newgate CEE

15:15–15:30

COFFEE BREAK

15:30–16:00

THE NEED TO INCREASE ELASTICITY OF ELECTRICITY

 

CHALLENGES IN BALANCING ELECTRICITY MARKET

Kaspar Kriisk, Development Manager, Eesti Energia

 

IS THE INVESTMENT ENVIRONMENT IN THE BALTIC COUNTRIES FAVORABLE FOR BATTERY STORAGE INVESTORS?

Karolis Kiguolis, International Energy Expert, Founder of Linea Ignis & Exigere Responsum

16:00–16:30

PANEL DISCUSSION

 

Moderated by Vytenis Koryzna, CEO, ENEFIT Lietuva

Martynas Nagevičius, President at Lithuanian Confederation of Renewable Resources

Rimvydas Štilinis, CEO, Energy Cells 

Karolis Kiguolis, International Energy Expert, Founder of Linea Ignis & Exigere Responsum

Kaspar Kriisk, Development Manager, Eesti Energia

Grzegorz Pawelec, Director, Intelligence, Hydrogen Europe

 from 16:30

NETWORKING Glass of wine & warm discussions

N.B. The program may be subject to change without prior notice.  

PROGRAM OF ENERGY FORUM 2023

8:30–9:00

REGISTRATION & COFFEE

 

09:00–09:15

WELCOME &

OPENING REMARKS

Konstanty Radziwill, H. E. Ambassador of the Republic of Poland to Lithuania

 

Kaimo Kuusk, H. E. Ambassador of the Republic of Estonia to Lithuania

09:15–10:00

ENERGY SECTOR LEGISLATION. CHALLENGES OF REGIONAL ENERGY POLICY IMPLEMENTATION

 

EU’S RESPONSE TO THE ENERGY CRISIS: WHAT DID WE LEARN DURING THE LAST 18 MONTHS?

Marius Vaščega, EU Commission in Lithuania

RENEWABLE ENERGY DEVELOPMENT AND DEMAND FOR STORAGE: TSO PERSPECTIVE

Ignas Junevičius, LITGRID

LITHUANIAN ENERGY MARKET LEGAL CHALLENGES

Jaroslav Pavlovski, PRIMUS Legal Advisors

10:00–10:30

PANEL

DISCUSSION

Marius Vaščega, EU Commission in Lithuania

Andrius Karazinas, Solet & Lithuanian Solar Energy Association

Linas Sabaliauskas, Lithuanian Wind Power Association

Ignas Junevičius, Head of Renewable Energy Centre, LITGRID

 

Moderated by Robert Juodka, PRIMUS Legal Advisors 

10:30–11:45

TRANSFORMATION

OF ENERGY

SECTOR

WORLD ENERGY OUTLOOK 2023. DEPENDENCE OF THE WORLD ON FOSSIL FUELS

Marius Dubnikovas, Compensa Life Vienna Insurance Group SE Lithuanian Branch

CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES OF THE TRANSFORMATION OF THE ENERGY SECTOR FOR POLAND AND THE BALTIC REGION

Urszula Kmita – Małek, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Poland

LITHUANIA’S ENERGY SYSTEM IN THE MARKET OF THE BALTIC SEA REGION

Giedrius Kvedaravičius, Evecon

TRANSFORMATION OF ENERGY SECTOR IN ESTONIA

Aavo Kärmas, ENEFIT Green

ENERGY TRANSITION. HOW NOT TO MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY

Piotr Mierzwa, ORLEN Lietuva

11:45–12:30

PANEL

DISCUSSION

Urszula Kmita – Małek, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Poland

Marius Dubnikovas, Compensa Life Vienna Insurance Group SE Lithuanian Branch

Aavo Kärmas, ENEFIT Green

Nemunas Biknius, Amber Grid

Piotr Mierzwa, ORLEN Lietuva

Grzegorz Stanisławski, Electrum

 

Moderated by Robert Juodka, PRIMUS Legal Advisors

12:30–13:30

LUNCH

13:30–14:30

GREEN ENERGY GENERATION. POSSIBILITIES & CHALLENGES

OVERVIEW OF RENEWABLES ENERGY MARKET IN LITHUANIA. WILL THERE BE ENOUGH SUN AND WIND?

Martynas Nagevičius, Lithuanian Confederation of Renewable Resources 

WIND ENERGY. ISSUES AND SOLUTIONS

Linas Sabaliauskas, Lithuanian Wind Power Association

RISKS FOR INVESTORS. EXPERIENCE OF MEGA PROJECTS AND MAJOR CHALLENGES

Tadas Navickas, Sunly Infra, Lithuania

GREEN HYDROGEN IN THE BALTIC SEA COUNTRIES

Sven Parkel, Estonian Hydrogen Cluster

14:30–15:15

PANEL

DISCUSSION

Martynas Nagevičius, Lithuanian Confederation of Renewable Resources 

Linas Sabaliauskas, Lithuanian Wind Power Association

Michał Kaczerowski, AMBIENS

Tadas Navickas, Sunly Infra, Lithuania

Krzystof Kępa, SEC Newgate CEE

 

Moderated by Robert Juodka, PRIMUS Legal Advisors

15:15–15:30

COFFEE BREAK

15:30–16:00

THE NEED TO INCREASE

ELASTICITY OF ELECTRICITY

CHALLENGES IN BALANCING ELECTRICITY MARKET

Kaspar Kriisk, Eesti Energia

IS THE INVESTMENT ENVIRONMENT IN THE BALTIC COUNTRIES FAVORABLE FOR BATTERY STORAGE INVESTORS?

Karolis Kiguolis, Linea Ignis & Exigere Responsum

16:00–16:30

PANEL

DISCUSSION

Martynas Nagevičius, Lithuanian Confederation of Renewable Resources

Rimvydas Štilinis, Energy Cells 

Karolis Kiguolis, Linea Ignis & Exigere Responsum

Kaspar Kriisk, Eesti Energia

Grzegorz Pawelec, Hydrogen Europe

 

Moderated by Vytenis Koryzna, ENEFIT Lietuva


16:30–…

 

NETWORKING

Please enjoy glass of wine & warm discussions

 

 

N.B. The program may be subject to change without prior notice.