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Black Sea Synergy 4 Developing RE & Attracting FDI

Energy Week Black Sea 2020

The event brings together authorities and energy companies from Turkey, Romania, Bulgaria, Ukraine, and Georgia as well as international financial institutions and major multinational investors, EPC and consultancy firms for a dialogue aimed at fostering the deployment of renewable energy in the region and attracting foreign direct investment. 

Favourable Regulation

The electricity sector in the Black Sea region has gone through a significant transformation in the past decade. Significant advantages for RE producers have been introduced across the countries surrounding the Black Sea, such as Feed-in tariffs, Renewable Energy Zones, Green Certificates, and many more attractive incentives.

Demand Growth

Local energy demand in the countries of the region is forecast to grow in line with the GDP, with Turkey alone registering 5.1% electricity demand growth since 2002. Moreover, achieving energy security is at the top of the authorities’ agenda for many countries in the region, thus utilizing vast renewable energy potential is of great importance.

Untapped Potential

The Black Sea countries have vast untapped RE potential. Just to give an idea, as of August 2019, Turkey had an installed wind capacity of 7.27 GW and more than 3 GW of licensed wind capacity under construction. Meanwhile, there is an onshore wind potential of 37 GW and a completely untapped offshore wind potential of 11 GW.

PROGRAMME

Business Breakfast

By invitation only
1 hour

Registration

Registration and welcome coffee
1 hour

Opening ceremony

Opening ceremony and welcome addresses
1 hour

Session 1. Regional outlook: RES policies for the energy transition

  • How do global developments in the renewable energy market affect domestic markets? 
  • What are the expectations with regard to the share of renewables in the total electricity generation of each country by 2030? 
  • What reforms are being implemented by each country to foster or further scale up renewable energy deployment?  
  • What is the position of individual countries in the face of the energy transition and how do they attract investors in global competition? 
  • What support schemes are there at the moment? Feed-in tariffs, YEKA zones, green certificates, long term PPAs, green auctions: changes of the legislative support 
  • What projects are in the pipeline? Are there any opportunities for developing floating solar and offshore wind?  
  • Energy efficiency – big potential, little attention? What role energy efficiency plays in broader energy policy discussion and what sets of measures do individual countries take to improve energy efficiency? 
 1.5 hours

Session 2. Investor viewpoint: how to scale up deployments

  • How attractive is the Black Sea region to global energy players? Which countries offer the most exciting opportunities? 
  • What should individual countries do to avoid losing the start in the energy transition? How necessary are the state support schemes and what kind of incentives will be needed after 2020? 
  • How should deployment continue in the future in the light of past experiencesCould generators be supported by extra incentives? 
  • What are the best strategies for gaining a foothold in the region? 
  • Common trends and developments - are there any significant deviations between country experiences? 
  • How to scale up deployments? Where do investors expect opportunities in the next 5 years? 
  • An assessment orisk/return profileshow much risk is too much?
1.5 hours

Session 3. Next challenges: addressing intermittency and energy security

  • What are grid connection options for new renewable-installed capacities? Linking resources to major energy users to attract investment for further RES development or expansion  
  • Smart networks and interconnectors. It the market mature enough? What is the penetration level in the region? 
  • Energy storageHow does the transition to renewable energy meet the need for continuous supply in the absence of storage? How should energy storage be supported? 
  • What links can be created between green energy and gas projects? Flexible capacity sourcesgas-fired capacity that can respond at short notice. 
  • How modern hydropower plants can provide the vital power grid services required by variable renewables?  
  • What is the maturity level of different technologies that can be part of the solutions to help increase the penetration of renewable energy and improve energy access? 
1.5 hours

Gala dinner

All registered participants are welcome!
3 hours

Session 4. IFI outlook: bankable renewable energy

  • What are the most suitable support schemes for the countries of the region? 
  • What did contribute to the policy reversals in some countries? How to overcome uncertainty about the “right” level of support for renewables and the concern that countries may be “overpaying”?  
  • How to scale up renewable energy investments in the countries? 
  • How important are (long term) PPA-tariffs for renewables from an economic, regulatory, environmental, social and sustainability (global) perspective?  
  • Renewable energy auctions: expectations vs. reality 
  • How can competitive tenders strengthen the case for renewables in the region? 
  • What are the risks involved? What would significant drop-in energy prices mean for investors?
1.5 hours

Session 5. Game-changing technologies

  • International expertise and the ways regional projects can benefit from it 
  • Latest technological developments in solar particularly combining with batteries and what this means for potential returns 
  • Advanced wind technologies from global manufacturers 
  • Building a resilient, renewable power system with innovative hydropower technology 
  • What is the potential of new technologies to improve industry processes, shape the way consumers use energy and reduce the required energy utilization? 
  • What are the prospects for localizing the production of electrical equipment in the region?
1.5 hours

Session 6. Black Sea synergy for RES development

  • What is the potential of each of the Black Sea countries in achieving a sustainable energy future? 
  • What are the prospects for regional integration in the energy sector? 
  • Opportunities for mobilizing funding for the joint implementation of priority projects 
  • Exchange of experience and promotion of clean energy technologies in the region 
  • Which countries are most interested in the energy market of the regionWhat to expect when entering the market?
1.5 hours

World Café. Deep dive into local markets

Within this structured conversational process groups of participants will discuss each  country’s RE developments at 5 country tables, with individuals switching tables  periodically and getting introduced to the previous discussion at their new table by a "table  host". Focus point: What to expect when entering local markets? Common mistakes made and how to avoid them

  • Table 1. Turkey 
  • Table 2. Romania 
  • Table 3. Bulgaria 
  • Table 4. Ukraine 
  • Table 5. Georgia
1.45 hours

Closing

Congress closing ceremony
30 minutes

CRUISE WORKSHOP

A cruise of the Bosphorus in Istanbul combined with business programme! 
*Sponsorship available 
*By invitation only attendees
4 hours

Energy Week Black Sea 2020 Brochure

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MARKET REPORT

Get the latest information on energy sector regulation, market players and RES potential of Turkey, Romania, Bulgaria, Ukraine and Georgia! 

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COUNTRIES

40

SPEAKERS

3

DAY PROGRAMME

300

ATTENDERS

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EARLY BIRD
until 19th June

1368€

DELEGATE PASS

  • Participation in all the sessions
  • Participation in the exhibition
  • Networking and coffee breaks
  • B2B ZONE ACCESS with facilitated meetings 
  • Gala dinner
  • Access to presentations and photos
EARLY BIRD
until 19th June

4600€

EXHIBITION PACKAGE

  • 2 DELEGATE PASSES (incl. Gala dinner, B2B zone access and the rest of the options)
  • CORPORATE AREA (incl. production and installation of the 2x3m banner stand, 1x table and 2x chairs) 
  • Profile in the event’s catalogue
  • Logo (linked to company’s website) on the event’s homepage
STANDARD

7300€+

SPONSORSHIP OPTIONS

  • PRE-SCHEDULED MEETINGS with potential clients 
  • Company EXCLUSIVE MEETING ROOM (3 available) and a personal consultant 
  • NEW! Pre-event LIVE MARKET OVERVIEW 
  • NEW! Cruise Workshop 
  • PRESENTATION OPPORTUNITIES 
  • Business Breakfast passes 
  • Plenty of MARKETING OPTIONS 

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