The Diplomat-Bucharest organizes ROMANIAN ENERGY EFFICIENCY SUMMIT 2015 on June 12, at Crowne Plaza Hotel,
Bucharest, on the topic of the current guidelines of Energy Efficiency legislation and the way the law is reflected in the practice
of The National Action Plan for Energy Efficiency in Romania.
The national policies in energy aim at achieving the national objective of improving the energy efficiency by 2020, with a
national target to reduce the energy consumption by 19 per cent. Also, the implementation of energy efficiency policies initiated
in January 2014 targets a 1.5 per cent yearly savings within the total energy amount sold to end consumers.
By this event, the discussion sessions plan to reveal the current practice of Energy Efficiency legislation and the echoes of its
policies all along the energy chain: resources, producers, distributors, suppliers, transporters and consumers..
THE ENERGY EFFCIENCY LAW PUT INTO PRACTICE
EVOLUTIONS AND CHALLENGES
• Financing mechanisms and structures: the National Fund for Energy Efficiency, structural funds
• Competencies achievement in energy efficiency: Implementation of independent energy audits, audit obligations, making
• Standards and rules in energy efficiency policies including buildings and vehicles
• Contract framework in energy efficiency
• Implementation of energy efficiency management, targeting: new technologies, management systems, performance
measurements, consumption evaluation and forecasting, labeling scheme
• The opportunity of using renewable resources with positive impact in environment and reduction of pollutants from
industrial operations: production, transport, supply and consumption
The objective of the proposed debate, comprised also in the national energy efficiency policies, plans to break down the barriers
limiting the promotion of energy efficiency policies and reveal the available mechanisms and financial tools to empower the
practice of the energy efficiency law.
The Diplomat-Bucharest invites to the discussion table all the shareholders in this field, private companies and representatives
of regulatory authorities to an open dialogue on the theme of the national energy efficiency strategy.
8:30-9:00 Registering participants
9:00-10:20 SESSION I
Moderator: Valeriu Binig - Partner, E&Y
Iulian Iancu - Committee for Industries and Services - Chairperson, Chamber of Deputies
Elena Popescu - General Director of the Energy and Environment Direction, Ministry of Energy and SMEs
Emil Calota - Vice President, ANRE (see presentation)
Daniel Radut - Head of Energy Services, CEZ Romania (see presentation)
10:20-10:40 Questions and answers
10:40-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-12:20 SESSION II
Moderator: Sebastian Radocea - Partner, Tuca, Zbarcea & Asociatii
Gerard Verdebout - President, ARPEE (see presentation)
Ion Dogeanu - Executive Director,AEEPM (see presentation)
Gianpaolo Sortino - Regional Sales Manager, Nalco, an Ecolab company (see presentation)
Catalin Dragostin - Director, Energy Serv (see presentation)
Mihai Mereuta - President, Habitat Owners Association
12:20-12:40 Questions and answers
12:40-13:40 Workshop by Tuca, Zbarcea & Asociatii - Legal barriers in contracting energy efficiency services in the public sector
13:40 Networking lunch
WORKSHOP BY TUCA ZBARCEA & ASOCIATII
“Legal barriers in contracting energy efficiency services in the public sector”
Sebastian RADOCEA, Partner at Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii
Anca MELINTE, Senior Associate at Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii
While the implementation of energy efficiency measures is an obligation undertaken by Romania at EU level (on the basis of Law No. 121/2014), at this moment the legislative framework appears insufficiently adapted to support the implementation of energy efficiency projects, especially as regards the public sector. Hence, the presentation shall look for cross-borders solutions supporting the implementation of such projects in the context of the current legal framework and shall advocate for an official intervention of the Romanian relevant public bodies in view of promoting a more practice-oriented and consistent legislation in the energy efficiency field.
Thus, the workshop shall focus on topics such as:
• Public procurement aspects in connection with the award of an energy performance contract (EnPC);
• EnPCs and public debt;
• Transfer of the ownership right in respect of the assets provided by the contractor (ESCO entity) under the EnPC; and
• Payment mechanisms under the EnPC.