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Conference “Romanian Energy Resilience through the challenges of the Energy Trilemma”

Universitatea Politehnica Bucuresti - 4 December 2019

Organizers: CNR-CME, UPB,



The conference aims to present the results of the WEC studies, Energy Trilemma and Dynamic Resilience of the energy systems elaborated by WEC in 2018 and to look for answers and solutions at national level for national energy problems. As it is known, the Energy Trilemma includes in the concept of sustainable development three fundamental dimensions, Energy Security, Energy Sustainability and Energy Accessibility. The link between the Resilience of the energy system and the challenges of the Trilemma lies in the fact that the lack of adequate resilience of the energy sector can seriously affect the three requirements that define the energy trilemma: energy supply, minimum environmental impact and the price support for consumers. The most important emerging risks (extreme weather and cyber risk) can pose particular additional problems that need to be analysed and taken into account to obtain a proper functional behaviour.

In this context, presentations will be made to illustrate aspects of Romania’s energy policies, with specific problems, possible financing solutions, improvements in the regulatory and functioning framework of the SEN infrastructure and of the Romanian energy market, covering both the natural gas field and those of electricity. Experts from energy companies, the regulatory field, energy policy makers and strategists, financial and energy consultants will be invited. This conference will be disseminating the content of the Energy Trilemma study and of the WEC related studies on the long-term energy strategy of the energy systems Resilience developed by WEC, in support of the energy policies of its members. Also, strategic implementation actions in the energy system in Romania will be addressed.

Presentation Topics

• Presentation and dissemination of the content of the WEC Trilemma and Dynamic Resilience studies for 2018
• Highlighting the connections between the Trilemma study and the strategy, evaluation and improvement studies of the Resilience of energy infrastructures and markets
• Evaluation of Romania’s energy strategies and policies in terms of content and issues addressed in Energy Trilemma studies and Dynamic Resilience

Discussion Topics

• Performance analysis of Romania’s energy policies from the perspective of the Energy Trilemma study and Dynamic Resilience
• The evolution of the regulatory framework for the Romanian and EU energy markets and its impact on the performance of the energy sector
• Examining investment projects in the sector and their estimated impact on the performance of companies in the sector
• WEC/RNC contribution on improving the performance of companies in the sector and to raising awareness of the priorities of Romania’s energy strategies and policies
• Development plans for electricity transmission networks to support the development of the single electricity market at EU level
• Development program for the interconnection of natural gas transmission networks
• Challenges regarding ensuring the cyber security of SEN in the perspective of digitization and development of Smart Grid solutions in the electrical transport and distribution networks.
• The stage of implementing EU regulations on the development and exploitation of electricity and natural gas transmission systems to support the development of the single market at EU level

Expected results

• Increased awareness of WEC and WEC/RNC activities carried out in support of energy policy and strategy developers
• Stimulating the interest for the analysis of WEC studies and of the possibilities of using and implementing the recommendations and conclusions of these studies.
• Knowledge of the strategic actions undertaken by the economic operators in the energy sector
• Identifying the aspects and particularities of the energy systems and markets in Romania for the directions of sustainable development from the perspective of the indicators in the Energy Trilemma
• Priorities of action for the evaluation and improvement of the resilience of the energy systems and markets in Romania

Target audience

• Representatives of the energy companies and the participants in the Romanian energy market
• Representatives of the Ministry of Energy and the regulatory authorities
• Representatives of the business environment, in the financial – banking field
• Representatives of the academic environment, students and teachers from specialized educational institutions
• Representatives of Transelectrica and Transgaz companies transport and system operators for the electricity and natural gas markets respectively
• Students and representatives of the university environment

Conference Agenda