Energy Market South East Europe 2014 conference in Pristina

EnergyTechnical ArticlesSouth-East European INDUSTRIAL Мarket - issue 3/2014

Energy Market South East Europe 2014 regional conference was held between 18 and 19 September in Pristina, Kosovo. The organizers of the local consulting company Evroenergie, a subsidiary of the Energieweit (Germany) provided a platform for exchange of information and best practices aimed at decision makers in the energy industry and politics.

Among the main topics were the challenges in the implementation of EU requirements, the potential of renewable energies in the Balkans and investment opportunities respectively on implemented or planned projects.

Industry experts presented solutions for integration between conventional and renewable energy, market research and reports on projects in Southeastern Europe, the integrated concepts of energy and environmental protection and the credit support programs in municipalities, individual financing solutions and their importance in the implementation of efficient technologies in energy sector, etc.

"For South East Europe the energy sector is the key to regional economic growth, increasing prosperity as well as a potential door opener to the European Union, as the natural resources in South East Europe offer diverse investment opportunities. In addition, by establishing the European Community the South East European states have committed themselves to implement the EU legal acts for the energy industry, which poses significant challenges for the market.

Issues such as security of supply, network expansion, energy savings, investments and project development in conventional energy generation and renewable energy as well as the implementation of liberalization commitments are just a few current problems in South East Europe", reported the organizers of the conference.

Among the speakers of the Energy Market South East Europe 2014 conference were Fadil Ismajli, Economic Development Minister of Kosovo; Skender Xhakaliu, Ambassador of the Republic of Kosovo in Berlin; Franzjosef Schafhausen, German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety; Dr. Frank Umbach, Associate Director at the European Centre for Energy and Resource Security (EUCERS); Rainer Hinrichs-Rahlwes, European Renewable Energies Federation (EREF)/ German Renewable Energy Federation (BEE); Jan-Peter Olters, World Bank; Sven Nuhn, EnergieNetz Mitte GmbH; Atanas Atanasov, SIV BG; Prof. Dr. Konstantin Dimitrov, University professor, Expert on Energy issues, Macedonia; Dr. Stavri Dhima, Ministry of Industry and Energy, Albania; Marija Golubovic, Energo Group and others.

Media partners of the event were Energy review magazine and South-East European INDUSTRIAL Market magazine.

Source: Energy Market South East Europe; Evroenergie