Traditional and Renewable Energy Forum was held for the sixth time in Vilnius on 26 April. Each year the event brings together energy sector leaders and is dedicated to provide a strategic energy outlook in the Baltic region, discuss the issues of regional cooperation, analyse changes taking place in the gas, electricity and renewable’s sector.
17 speakers from Lithuania, Poland, Latvia, Estonia and Sweden spoke at the Forum this year. At the electricity session presentations were made by Daivis Virbickas, CEO of “Litgrid”, Eglė Čiužaitė, CEO of “Lietuvos energijos gamyba” AB, Hand Sutter, CEO of “Eesti Energia” and Maciej Kowalski, Member of the Board of “Enefit” in Poland.
Changes in the gas market were discussed by Saulius Bilys, CEO of “Amber Grid” AB, Tadas Matulionis, Director of LNG Department of “Klaipėdos nafta” AB, Ants Noot, CEO of Estonian AS “Eesti Gaas” and Jānis Eisaks, Head of Corpоrate Strategy division of Latvian “Conexus Baltic Grid” AS.
The topic of growing importance of renewable energy and its perspectives were covered by Remigijus Lapinskas, President of World Bioenergy Association, Vytautas Stasiūnas, President of the Lithuanian District Heating Association and Tadas Navickas, CEO of 4energia UAB. The Head of Wind Power Unit of the Swedish Energy Agency, Lars Andersson, shared the Sweden experience in the renewable energy sector and talked about its expansion. Political and economic outlook as well as energy infrastructure financing issues were also included in the Forum’s program.
“Politicians from Baltic and neighbouring countries, managers of the main energy companies in the region, analytics are attending Energy Forum, thus we have a brilliant opportunity to have an open discussion on such issues as energy independence and single energy market, talk about possible energy strategies and perspectives in the market by hearing the views and positions of different countries – sayed Robert Juodka, the organizer of Energy Forum and the Chairman of the Estonian Chamber of Commerce. - “With each year Energy Forum gets the increasing amount of attention and is unique by being the only energy event in Lithuania held in English language - this is the way to reach wider audience of speakers and participants and make the discussion on energy issues even more opened.”
Annual Traditional and Renewable Energy Forum was organised by the Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Primus, Attorneys at Law. General partner of the event – Estonian Embassy in Vilnius. Partners of the forum also included Embassies of Estonia, Latvia, Sweden and Poland as well as Polish-Lithuanian Chamber of Commerce, “Enefit” UAB, “Amber Grid” AB, business centre “Narbuto 5” and Kempinski Hotel Cathedral Square.
More information: www.energyforum.lt