The 20th Czech Energy Congress

THE EU GOAL OF CLIMATE NEUTRALITY…
- THREAT OR OPPORTUNITY FOR THE CZECH ENERGY SECTOR?

13 February 2020
President hotel (Náměstí Curieových 1/100), Prague

The 20th Czech Energy Congress is organised under the auspices of Ministry
of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic and
Ministry of the Environment of the Czech Republic.

From 8:30 welcome and registration

9:00 – 9:05

Congress opening

Lenka Štricová, CEO, Business Forum, s.r.o., Praha

 

9:05

Introduction by the facilitator

Zdeněk Fousek, energy specialist, KALMAN TRADE, s.r.o., Prague

Session 1: 9:10 – 11:30

TRENDS IN CLIMATE PROTECTION, DECARBONISATION AND THEIR IMPACT ON THE CZECH ENERGY SECTOR

9:10 – 9:40  

Priorities of the Czech Government in the energy sector after 2020 – current vision
How the trends in climate protection and decarbonisation will be projected into the Czech Energy Policy

René Neděla, Vice-minister, Energy Section, Ministry of Industry and Trade, Prague

 

WHAT ARE THE EXPECTATIONS OF THE MAJOR ENERGY PLAYERS?

9:40 – 11:30 HIGH LEVEL PANEL:

PROJECTIONS OF THE EUROPEAN CLIMATE PROTECTION POLICY INTO THE STRATEGIES OF MAJOR PLAYERS - HOW TO CONVERT CLIMATE NEUTRALITY INTO A BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY

9:40 – 9:55
Pavel Cyrani, Vice-Chairman of the Board of Director and Division Director, Business and Strategy, ČEZ, a.s., Prague
9:55 – 10:10
Pavel Elis, CEO and Chairman of the Board, Pražská energetika, a.s., Prague
10:10 - 10:25
Karel Vinkler, Director of Strategic Section, ČEPS, a.s., Prague
10:25 – 10:40
Martin Záklasník, Member of the Board, E.ON Energie, a.s. and Executive Director, E.ON, Česká republika, s.r.o., Praha

 

10:40 – 11:00 

Coffee break

 

11:00 – 11:30 

Discussion of the panellists: Cyrani, Elis, Vinkler and Záklasník

Session 2 from 11:30 

HOW THE CONVENTIONAL AND RENEWABLE CAPACITIES WILL COMPLEMENT EACH OTHER IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC?

Facilitator: Jan Bumba, editor, Český rozhlas Plus, Prague

11:30 – 11:50 

What can the role of nuclear power be in climate protection?

Vladivoj Řezník, Member of the Expert Team of the Government Agent for Nuclear Power, Ministry of Industry and Trade, Prague

 

11:50 – 12:10 

Technologies for the advanced energy sector – their price and potential

Martin Sedlák, Programme Director, Svaz moderní energetiky, Prague

 

12:10 – 12:30 

What will be the role of natural gas in climate protection?

Martin Slabý, Chairman of the Board of Czech Gas Association and Chairman of the Board of Pražská plynárenská Distribuce, a.s., Prague

12:30 – 13:45 

Lunch break

13:45 – 14:05 

Potential sources of funding

Pavel Zámyslický, Head of the Energy and Climate Protection Department, Ministry of the Environment, Prague

 

14:05 – 14:25 

What will the modern district heating sector look like – is it possible to satisfy the need for the sector to decarbonise?

Martin Hájek, Director, Czech District Heating Association, Prague

 

14:25 -15:10 

Discussion of the speakers: Řezník, Sedlák, Slabý, Zámyslický and Hájek

15:10 – 15:25   

Coffee break

Session 3: 15:25 – 16:40

REGULATOR´S PERSPECTIVE AND THE FUTURE CHALLENGES FACED BY DISTRIBUTION

Facilitator: Martin Cmíral, CEO, LEEF Technologies, s.r.o., Prague

15:25 – 15:45 

The Czech energy regulator´s view on climate change and decarbonisation

Rostislav Krejcar, Member of the Board, Energy Regulatory Office, Prague

 

Future challenges faced by distribution

15:45 – 16:05 

Milan Hampl, CEO and the Chairman of the Board, PREdistribuce, a.s., Prague

16:05 – 16:25

Pavel Čada, Deputy Chairman, E.ON Distribuce, a.s., České Budějovice

 

16:25 – 16:40 

Discussion

Session 4: 16:40 – 17:15 

INNOVATIONS IN THE ENERGY SECTOR

16:40 -17:00

Digital transformation of a player in the energy sector

Michael Bez, Head of Top-Project Virtual Powerplants, Innovation management, EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG, Berlín

 

17:00 – 17:15

Future of Power to Gas in the Czech Republic

Michal Ostatnický, Senior Specialist, Corporate Development, Strategy, M&A, GasNet, s.r.o., Praha

 

17:15

Closing

 

17:20

Cocktail

Business Forum is pleased to invite you to cocktails at the President hotel on 13 February 2020 from 17:20 to 19:00.