Official languages of the conference
English, Macedonian and Albanian
|Wednesday, May 15, 2019|
|Thursday, May 16, 2019|
|09:00-10:30||Registration of Participants|
– Mr. Zoran Zaev, Prime Minister of the Government of the Republic of North Macedonia
– Ms. Micaela Schweitzer – Bluhm, Chargé d’Affaires, United States Embassy in North Macedonia
|11:00-12:00||Panel I: World’s Energy Transition and Regional Challenges in Joining the Global Trend
Moderator: Mr. Dragan Minovski, Chairman of the Board and CEO, JSC ESM
– Mr. Kocho Angjushev, Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs, Government of the Republic of North Macedonia
– Mr. Janez Kopac, Director, Energy Community Secretariat
– Mr. Xhavit Zariqi, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Economic Development, Government of Republic Kosovo
– Mr. Marko Radulovic, Director General, Directorate for Energy Efficiency, Ministry of economy, Montenegro
|12:00-12:30||Q&A Session on Panel I|
|14:15-15:15||Panel II: Women in Energy – Opportunities and Challenges for Gender Balance
Moderator: Ms. Hristina Spasevska, Professor, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technologies
– Mr. Stefan Peter, MBA Chairman of the Management Board of EVN Macedonia
– Ms. Shannon Runyon, Political and Economic Affairs Section Chief, United States Embassy in North Macedonia
– Ms. Verica Uzunova, President of the Supervisory Board of JSC ESM
– Ms. Reem Hamdan, Director General Deputy, Electricity Distribution Company EDCO, Jordan
– Ms. Eva Ellereit, Country Director, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Skopje Office
|15:15-15:45||Q&A Session on Panel II|
|16:15-17:15||Panel III: Regional Challenges in the Supply of Natural Gas
Moderator: Mr. Mitko Andreevski, Energy Advisor to the Prime Minister of the Republic of North Macedonia
– Ms. Jesse Scott, Senior Advisor International, Agora Energiewende, Berlin
– Mr. Rostyslav Palagusynets, First Secretary, Embassy of Ukraine in Republic of North Macedonia
– Mr. Dan Milstein, Director, European Regional Office, United States Department of Energy
– Mr. Branko Milicevic, Economic Affairs Officer, Group of Experts on Gas, UNECE
– Mr. Barnim Piechorowski, Head of Business Development – Balkan Region, Uniper Technologies GmbH
– Mr. Sotirios Nikas, CEO Senior Advisor, DESFA, Greece
|17:15-17:45||Q&A Session on Panel III|
|“Music, Wine and Cheese Energy” Party – supported by Tikvesh Winery and Inter-Milk
|Friday, May 17, 2019|
Renewable Energy Sources and Energy Efficiency – The Case of Spain
– H.E. Mr. Emilio Lorenzo Serra, Ambassador, Embassy of the Kingdom of Spain
|09:30-10:30||Panel IV: New Technologies` and Renewable Sources’ Share in Total Electricity Production After 2030
Moderator: Mr. Sani Demiri, Board Member, ZIP Institute, Professor at “Mother Theresa University” Skopje
– Mr. Kreshnik Bekteshi, Minister of Economy, Government of Republic of North Macedonia
– Mr. Risto Janevski, Director for Strategic Planning and Development, OKTA AD, Skopje
– Mr. Sasho Saltirovski, Managing Director, Electricity Distribution LLC, EVN Group
– Mr. Marko Topic, Chairman at the European Technology and Innovation Platform Photovoltaics
– Ms. Lihie Iuclea, Environmental Engineer, Head of the Waste Water and Soil Field, DHVMED, Israel
|10:30-11:00||Q&A Session on Panel IV|
|11:30-12:30||Panel V: Energy Efficiency – Main Factor for Reduction of Energy Consumption After 2030 – supported by ProCredit Bank
Moderator: Mr. Metodija Minoski, Environmental Coordinator, ProCredit Bank
– Ms. Violeta Kogalniceanu, Head of Infrastructure and Energy Efficiency Unit, Energy Community Secretariat
– Ms. Ana Stojilovska, Representative of Central European University, Budapest
– Mr. Gonzalo Barrios, Senior Expert Green Finance, IPCGmbH, Germany
– Mr. Ivica Jakimovski, General Manager and President of the Construction Chamber, Golden Art, Skopje
– Ms. Ana Colovic Lesoska, Executive Director at Eko-svest
|12:30-13:00||Q&A Session on Panel V|
Ms. Jasminka Anevska, Chief of Cabinet, JSC ESM
|13:30||End of conference|
MICAELA SCHWEITZER – BLUHM
CHARGE D’AFFAIRES, U.S. EMBASSY IN NORTH MACEDONIA
30 International and Domestic Panelists
Electricity is the most important factor for the economic development of a country and our prime goal is not only electricity production but also finding new energy sources and improvement of the ecological awareness. Electricity is not gift from God, it is the most sophisticated energy source. Our country abounds with various natural treasures and resources which could provide enough energy for all our necessities. We improve nature and we create energy.
For us in JSC Power Plants of North Macedonia (JSC ESM) every drop of water and every piece of land has enormous significance because we know that there is power there, the power of the energy is hidden there. JSC ESM is the pillar of the country, without its stability there is no better and safer future and therefore there should not be delaying of the development solution for the future of our system. Our hydro and thermo capacities are working constantly and are maintained day and night.
From our capacities we provide around 90 % from the entire domestic production. We produce average annual up to 5000 GWh electricity from the thermo power plants which are with installed capacity of 824 MW, while from the hydro power plants, which are with installed capacity of 554 MW, we produce 1200 GWh average annual electricity. From the wind park, with installed capacity of 36.8 MW, we produce more than 100 GWh average annual electricity.
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 North 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 policy-making processes.
The U.S. Embassy in Skopje works to advance bilateral relations with the government and people of Macedonia, engaging foreign affairs, business, civil society, education, and other communities to promote issues of mutual interest.
Staffed by over 70 Americans and nearly 240 locally-engaged staff and under the leadership of the Ambassador, the Mission:
Explains and advocates U.S. Government positions on a range of bilateral, regional, and global political, economic, social, and environmental concerns;
Supports North Macedonia’s efforts to develop a robust, job-creating economy that produces sustained GDP growth;
Strengthens North Macedonia’s judicial and law enforcement capacities, particularly to combat corruption, trafficking in persons, and organized crime;
Bolsters democratic institutions and supports the full implementation of the 2001 Ohrid Framework Agreement, in both letter and spirit;
Reinforces close ties with North Macedonia as a model ally in the region and as an invaluable contributor to the Global War on Terror; and
Promotes understanding of U.S. society and values to ensure that future generations share common interests and goals.
The government aims to regain the lost energy security and stability of North 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.
This luxury hotel provides different kinds of meeting rooms, specially designed to the organisation of events congresses and meetings. From conventions and conferences to weddings and family reunions, personal and professional functions of all sizes and styles are hosted every day at Hotel Izgrev Spa and aqua park resort.