Agenda of OSE GDAŃSK 2024

Plenary Session: Europe’s energy security: revision of the EU energy policy

  • Energy security of Europe – war in Ukraine and sanctions as impulse to change European energy policy.
  • Revision of strategic raw materials supply destinations for Europe – common EU energy policy vs individual strategies of key
    European countries.
  • REPower EU and FIT for 55 strategies – what has been achieved so far?
  • Energy security of EU countries – new projects and initiatives in the development of energy infrastructure of European
    importance.
  • New architecture of the common energy market in Europe.
  • EU strategy for the development of offshore renewable energy.
  • The hydrogen strategy of the EU.
  • New platforms for cooperation of the Baltic Sea countries as a response to Russia’s energy blackmail.
  • Poland’s Energy Policy 2040 in the context of the European Green Deal – the need for updating and basic directions of change.
  • The place of nuclear power in the new energy policy: the degree of advancement of the Polish nuclear program, financing
    models, large-scale power generation vs. small-scale nuclear facilities.
  • Power deficit after 2025 – solution scenarios.
  • Experiences of EU countries in counteracting the negative effects of rising prices of energy carriers on the energy industry and
    the economy.
  • The role of the US in stabilizing Europe’s energy policy.
  • War as an impulse to the establishment of a sustainable, efficient, modern and competitive energy industry.
  • KPO funds, and acceleration of the Polish energy transition.

PANEL 1: Energy groups strategies vs market reality. New Polish Energy Policy

  • Necessary amendments in strategies of energy groups – major provisions.
  • Amendment of the Wind Act – assessment of the impact of new amendments on the development of the renewables market in
    Poland.
  • Financial context of the war in Ukraine – impact on Polish energy sector and economy.
  • Hydrogen as fuel of the future – opportunities emerging from the regulatory environment and sectoral agreements.
  • RES projects on land – scale of the projects planned for 2023, prevailing technologies.
  • Small large scale nuclear energy facilities – leaders & key projects.
  • Gas as an increasingly common raw material for large power generation – the impact of price fluctuations on market
    development.
  • Future of coal projects in Polish energy sector.
  • Operation of the grid system with the dominant role of RES.
  • Systems to protect consumers from energy price increases – past experience and target solutions.
  • Energy groups offer to industrial customers (B2B).
  • Future investment plans and the financing mechanisms.

PANEL 2: Investments in renewables- challenges and threats for Polish energy system

  • Wind Energy Act – the impact of the change in the rules for the location of onshore wind farms on the market.
  • Advancement of offshore wind investment projects (existing and new players).
  • Port infrastructure and supply chain for offshore wind energy.
  • Development of the PV sector in Poland compared to other RES sectors.
  • Adaptation of MV and LV grid functionality to the growing number of prosumer RES installations.
  • Restrictions on grid development constraints on construction of new RES sources.
  • Energy storage facilities for each installation? Costs vs. benefits.
  • Financing of RES projects – are long-term PPA agreements an alternative to support schemes.
  • Renewable energy contracting models.
  • Biogas and biomethane sector – a new development perspective.
  • Green hydrogen in the Polish energy sector – projects, applications, main market players.
  • Market for new energy services for the RES sector.
  • Impact of regulations stabilizing energy prices on the RES sector.

PANEL 3: Electric energy, liquid fuels and gas markets (hydrogen, biogas, methane)

  • Changing approaches to the role of coal in the Polish energy mix – social factors vs. economic factors vs. climate neutrality.
  • Capacity market – current state and prospects.
  • Gas generation in Poland. Gas in the portfolio of energy companies. The future of gas as the 4th raw material for the Polish
    energy sector.
  • Priorities and existing constraints in the expansion of the gas transmission and distribution network.
  • Strategic investment projects of transmission system operators (gas and electricity).
  • Development of the “green” hydrogen market in Poland in the context of the emerging regulatory environment for the hydrogen
    economy.
  • Biomethane as a fuel of the future – development potential, business models and first projects.
  • Diversification of gas supply sources and directions – scenarios in the face of the Ukrainian crisis, breakthrough significance of
    2023.
  • Consolidation and new players in the liquid fuels market (wholesale and retail), consequences of the merger between Orlen and Lotos.
  • Preparation of electricity grid operators for the planned scale of electromobility development.
  • Energy, fuel and gas storage facilities in 2024 – the scale of necessary investments.
  • The future of the business models of today’s fuel market leaders.

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PANEL 4: New conditions for heating and cogeneration development. “Clean air” program

  • Fitfor55 – preparing the system heat market for the necessary regulatory changes.
  • Cogeneration support system – have the assumed goals associated with this system been achieved?
  • Preferences for the development of energy-efficient district heating systems – gas cogeneration, waste and biomass projects,
    decline of coal cogeneration.
  • Anti-smog programs – state of progress, first effects, necessary adjustments, stimulation of pro-environmental behavior, anti-smog legislation.
  • Change in the approach to district heating tariffs.
  • Investment in the heating industry – how are smaller heat producers doing?
  • The place of local governments in the development of the Polish district heating industry.
  • Use of RES in district heating.
  • Use of waste heat – current status and development prospects.
  • Energy efficiency in district heating.

PANEL 5: Off-shore: development perspectives, scale of projects, Polish local content

  • Progress in the development of wind projects in the Baltic in Phase I.
  • The race for location permits for Baltic wind farms in Phase II – status, allocation criteria and appeals.
  • Challenges in the process of obtaining the remaining permits in the investment process, including the decision on environmental
    conditions.
  • The role of investors and foreign partners in the development of Polish offshore wind.
  • Offshore research in the project development phase.
  • Displacement of power from offshore wind farms.
  • Dedicated support system for offshore wind energy – contracts for difference.
  • Offshore as an opportunity for the Polish industry.
  • Offshore energy contracting models.
  • Infrastructure supporting offshore development in Poland.

PANEL 6: 2050 horizon: Development, investments, innovation - business, self-government and prosumers (renewables, e-mobility, PV)

  • The role and scale of the private sector in the energy industry.
  • The role of local governments in implementing infrastructure projects.
  • Connection of RES to the grid, and the safety and capacity of the system.
  • The future of waste incineration and biogas plant projects Large scale nuclear power and its place in Poland’s energy mix.
  • Distributed generation and the implications of the new energy policy. Energy clusters.
  • Development of e-mobility – electric vehicles, charging stations + energy storage technologies. Is Poland ready for large-scale
    EV service?
  • Photovoltaics – scale of development: large farms or only small home installations?
  • Start-up program as a source of innovation – how Polish companies have used the potential and know-how of the market.
  • Development of SMR technology in Poland – application potential, financing models, licensing.
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