CONFERENCE: REPowerEU: A New Beginning

CONFERENCE: REPowerEU: A New Beginning

  • 14. 11. 2022
  • Radisson Collection Hotel, Grand Place Brussels 47 Rue du Fosse Aux Loups
  • Brussels

Climate action and energy security continues to speed across Europe but the questions become more important. The conference will offer insights into the ongoing transformation of the European energy sector from experts from the Czech Republic and our European guests. This roundtable session will introduce key messages and strive to answer the fundamental question: “What should we do now to be prepared for the future?”, from the European, Czech and DSO perspectives. EU wide demands must be supported by unique and locally appropriate national on-tops and afterwards executed in the distribution grid systems.


2.30 pm Venue opening
3.30 pm Panel discussion
6.00 pm Accompanying programme

PANEL: REPowerEU: Future Approach and Design

– REPowerEU: How to secure energy independence and market security

– ESG Policy: Green Deal and achievement of the EU targets

– Green Gas: Alternative energy sources production and storage opportunities

– 2030 Energy: Changing the role of a distributor, supplier and consumer/ prosumer

Key speaker & moderator:

  • DR. OLIVER HELGE FRANZ, VP European associations – E.ON


  • MAREK LANG, Director of Energy Divison, JRD Group
  • VLADIMÍR HLAVINKA, Group CEO & First Vice, TEDOM a.s.
  • PETR MANDA, Chief Executive Corporate and Institutional Banking, ČSOB
  • SEBASTIAN MARIŇÁK, ČPS\HYTEP, Energy Legislation and Strategy Specialist, Czech Gas association

PANEL: CZ Connection: Trendsetting & Opportunity

– EU Policy Implementation: Challenges and opportunities

– Carbon Neutrality: Real outcomes of the ESG policy

– Future Energy Solutions: From consumer to prosumer

– Local Business Opportunities: Gigafactory, Lithium and PV panels manufacturing

Key speaker & moderator:

  • JAN FOUSEK, Board Member of Modern Energy Union & CEO Association for energy storage (AKU-BAT CZ)


  • JAN ZÁPOTOČNÝ, Board Member of E.ON Energie, E.ON Energie
  • IVO MARCIN, Director of the Department of International Programs and Funds, The State Environmental Fund of the Czech Republic
  • DARINA MERDASSI, Managing Director, Decci a.s.
  • MIROSLAV LOPOUR, Head of the Energy Strategy Team, Deloitte Czech Republic
  • ARON LAZARCHICK, Product Marketing Manager, Nano Energies

PANEL: Smart Grid: Forthcoming Essential

– Smart Grids: An essential alternative to regular grid development

– Cross-border Interconnection: Buildingup Trans-European networks

– CZ Action Plan for SG: A roadmap to comply with the European Energy Policy

– Impacts, Outcomes and Benefits: Increasing the security and reliability of the energy supply

– Incentives: Achieve goals faster

Key speaker & moderator:

  • DAVID ŠAFÁŘ, Board member, CTO, EG.D a.s.


  • MARIÁN RUSKO, Chairman of the board, EG.D
  • TOMÁŠ TUREK, Chairman of the board, ZSD a.s.
  • DR. EGON WESTPHAL, CEO, Bayernwerk
  • ÁDÁM TÓTH, EED, Network Innovation Leader, E.ON HU
  • HANA KONRÁDOVÁ, MPO ČR, Acting director ministry of industry CZ

Interview with MEP on the EU’s resilience and climate protection challenges: MIKULÁŠ PEKSA, MEP (Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance), a Member of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy


The Conference is organised as part of a series of conferences under the auspices of the Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU. The patronage for the Modern Energetics: Towards an independent Europe was taken over by MIKULÁŠ BEK, Minister for European Affairs.