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Programme 2013

Prague European Energy Forum 2013

Under the Auspices of H.E. Karel Schwarzenberg, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic


14th February 2013


Grand Hall of the Czernin Palace, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the CR,

Loretánské náměstí 101/5, Praha 1


9.00 – 9.30

Opening speech

Jiří Schneider, First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic

9.30 – 11.00

Panel Discussion 1:

The EU Internal Energy Market – Overall Situation and the Position of the Czech Republic

  • How far have the EU and its Member States advanced towards full-fledged Internal Energy Market? What is the situation in the Czech Republic? What are the steps the European Commission is implementing or preparing for completion of the Internal Market?
  • The possibilities and benefits of Market Coupling in near future
  • Development of the “Energy/geopolitical” map in the upcoming years


Miroslav Zámečník, economic adviser


Mark van Stiphout, Member of the Cabinet of the Commissioner Oettinger, European Commission

Vojtěch Belling, State Secretary for European Affairs, Office of the Government of the Czech Repulic

Pavel Šolc, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic

Helen Donoghue, Energy Fellow, Institute for International and European Affairs, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

Ivo Hlaváč, Public Affairs Director, ČEZ, a. s.

11.00 – 11.30

Coffee break

11.30 – 13.00

Panel Discussion 2:

Investment in new energy resources and infrastructure – dreams and reality

  • Stability of the investment environment as the crucial precondition for new investments
  • Role of state aid for the energy sources and infrastructure building: future of support given to the renewables, harmonization of the support schemes, renewables vs nuclear energy
  • EU legislation in the field of energy infrastructure and the consequences for the Member States
  • Implementation of the Energy Efficiency Directive
  • Future of the EU Emission Trading Scheme


Jan Procházka, CEO, EGAP, a. s.


Jan Michal, Head of the European Commission Representation in the Czech Republic

Mirek Topolánek, President of theAssociation for District Heating of the Czech Republic, formerPrime Minister of the Czech Republic (2006 – 2009)

Jan Klas, Adviser to the Prime Minister for the national security issues, Executive Director of the Czech Association of the Employers in the Energy Sector

Pavel Zámyslický, Director of the Department of Energy and Climate Protection, Ministry of Environment of the Czech Republic

Pavel Čech, Head of Project & Infrastructure Finance, Erste Corporate Banking

13.00 – 14.00

Buffet lunch

14.00 – 15.30

Panel Discussion 3

Technological trends, research and development in the energy sector – near and far future

  • Overview of the main trends in technologies, R&D in the energy sector worldwide, in the EU and in the CR
  • Main problems the R&D face in the energy sector, key issues – energy storage and transport, methods of extraction, etc.
  • Specific issues of the nuclear energy technologies – enhancing the safety standards, treatment of nuclear waste, etc.
  • Possibilities of financing the construction of energy sources incl. nuclear ones, the EU supporting programmes
  • Contribution of the industry to the technological development


Jiří Marek, Consultant, JMM CS spol. s r.o.


Dana Drábová, Chairperson, State Office for Nuclear Safety

Rút Bízková, Chairperson, Technological Agency of the CR

Jan Březina, MEP, member of the ITRE Committee

Dagmar Juchelková, Head of Power Engineering Department, Technical University of Ostrava

15.30 – 16.00

End of conference, coffee etc.