30 International and Domestic Panelists
ZIP Institute is an independent, nongovernmental organization which aims at improving democratic processes, the rule of law and the development of civil society in the Republic of Macedonia, through tailor-made solutions to the most pressing social, societal and systematic problems.
A key feature of the work of ZIP Institute are detailed, encompassing analyses, initiatives and actions on local, national and regional levels, as well as connecting the processes of research and analysis with tangible solutions to the most pressing problems and contributing to policymaking processes.
The government aims to regain the lost energy security and stability of Macedonia, reduce energy and energy costs, and make the sun a source of energy in the households. The government will provide energy availability to all citizens and enterprises.
Innovative solutions and advanced technologies for energy production will be stimulated to reduce the share of fossil fuels and increase production from renewable energy sources. The reduction of energy imports will be a result of combining energy efficiency and energy savings, rational production of own energy and a meaningful performance on the regional and international markets for electricity, natural gas and oil derivatives.
The Government will support rational electricity production by transforming TEC Negotino into an energy-agricultural plant, building HPP Cebren and HPP Galishte, optimizing the Pelagon coal basin, implementing the most up-to-date environmental standards in TPP Bitola and TPP Oslomej.
Read the full agenda of the event. The official languages of the conference will be:
English, Macedonian, Albanian
Agenda of Day 1
|Wednesday, June 6, 2018|
|Thursday, June 7, 2018|
|10:00-10:30||Registration of participants|
|10:30-11:00||Welcome and Opening Remarks
Ms. Jasminka Anevska, Chief of Cabinet, ELEM
Mr. Zoran Zaev, Prime Minister of the Government of the Republic of Macedonia
H.E. Jess L. Baily, Ambassador, United States Embassy, Skopje, Macedonia
|11:00-12:00||Panel I: World’s Energy in the Next 20 Years
Moderator: Mr. Sani Demiri, Board Member, ZIP Institute, Professor at “Mother Theresa University” Skopje
Mr. Kocho Angjushev, Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs, Government of the Republic of Macedonia
Mr. Nate Blair, Group Manager, Strategic Energy Analysis Center at National Renewable Energy Laboratory, USA
Mr. Cornel Zeveleanu, Deputy Director General, Oil and Gas Directorate, Ministry of Energy, Romania
Mr. Teki Suajibi, Senior Sales Manager, Gas Engines, GE Distributed Power, GE Power & Water
|12:00-12:30||Q&A Session on Panel I|
|12:30-12:45||A Group Photo|
|14:15-15:15||Panel II: Renewable Energy Sources, Micro-Grids, and Energy Storage
Moderator: Ms. Hristina Spasevska, Professor, Faculty of Electrical Engineering
Mr. Marek Kubik, Market Director, Fluence Energy Storage
Ms. Natasha Markovska, Senior Researcher, Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts
Mr. Goran Paunov, Owner and General Manager of KMG EOL Kvazar DOOEL
Ms. Pranvera Dobruna Kryeziu, Board of Directors, Non-Executive Director, Kosovo Energy Corporation J.S.C.
|15:15-15:45||Q&A Session on Panel II|
|16:15-17:15||Panel III: Energy Stability and Security of Western Balkans
Moderator: Mr. Viktor Andonov, Secretary General, Euro Atlantic Council of Macedonia
Mr. Haki Abazi, President and Executive Director at Emerging Democracies Institute
Mr. Steven Burns, Chief, Energy and Infrastructure, Bureau for Europe and Euroasia, USAID
Mr. Trajche Cherepnalkovski, Executive Director of Neotel
Ms. Erideta Bashi, Director of Planning and Strategic Management Division, KESH, Albania
Ms. Ina Lazarova, Acting Director Projects, Chief Expert, Bulgarian Energy Holding EAD
|17:15-17:45||Q&A Session on Panel III|
Agenda of Day 2
|Friday, June 8, 2018|
|09:30-10:30||Panel IV: Gasification and Diversity of Natural Gas Supply
Moderator: Ms. Verica Uzunova, President of Supervisory Board of ELEM
Ms. Karolina Cegir, Gas Еxpert at Energy Community Secretariat
Mr. Sotirios Nikas, Executive Director of DESFA, Greece
Mr. Mitko Andreevski, Energy Advisor to the Prime Minister of the Republic of Macedonia
Mr. Juan Jose Fornaso, Sales Vice President Europe and CIS at Galileo Technologies S.A.
|10:30-11:00||Q&A Session on Panel IV|
|11:30-12:30||Panel V: Energy Policy in the Republic of Macedonia – A Roadmap
Moderator: Ms. Sonja Risteska, Project Officer for SEE, Agora Energiewende
Mr. Kreshnik Bekteshi, Minister of Economy, Government of the Republic of Macedonia
Mr. Dragan Minovski, Chairman of the Board and CEO, JSC ELEM
Mr. Slave Ivanovski, Owner of Mega Solar
Mr. Atanasko Tuneski, Professor at Mechanical Engineering Faculty Skopje, UKIM
|12:30-13:00||Q&A Session on Panel V|
Ms. Jasminka Anevska, Chief of Cabinet, JSC ELEM
|13:30||End of conference|
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