The pivotal event featuring the most recent in technology, legislation, and best practices that will shape the future of sustainability.
SEEnergy, an international conference and trade expo, will be held from May 15 to 17, 2024. Every two years, we will assess the countries of Southeast Europe’s progress in the area of green transition, systematically examine the challenges they face, and encourage discussions on how to overcome them. We will also present recent developments in technology and legislation and offer comparative examples of best practices across countries. The involvement of state agencies, institutions, energy companies, and other stakeholders involved in the organization demonstrates the importance of the green transition in Slovenia and other SEE countries.
Location
Celjski sejem / Celje Fair
Celje Congress Centre
Date & TIME
May 15, 2024, - May 17, 2024
9 A.M. - 6 P.M.
TICKETS
15% OFF WITH CODE: EARLYBIRD15
(Only until April 26, 2024)
3 reasons to attend the event
Agenda
Lectures and panel discussions will be held in both Slovenian and English. We will provide simultaneous translators at the event, ensuring that both foreign and domestic visitors can follow the content without interruption.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 2024
BLUE HALL
9.00–9.45
Registration, coffee, and a tour of the exhibition spaces
9.45–10.00
Welcome speeches
10.00–12.00
Digitalization in energetics
10.00–10.20
The role of digital solutions in the modern transmission power network
Uroš Kerin, PhD, Assistant Director, ELES d.o.o.
10.20–10.40
Distribution 5.0
Boris Kupec MSc., Chairman of the Management Board of Electro Celje and member of the GIZ DEE Assembly
10.40–11.00
Why does the EU need smart power grids
Roman Bernard, CEO & Co-founder, NGEN d.o.o.
11.00–11.20
What practical consequences does the revised network charge calculation bring to businesses?
David Batič, Head of the Energy Market Development and Monitoring department, Energy Agency of Slovenia
11.20–11.40
Digitalization, connectivity, flexibility, and automation in the energy sector
Dušan Lukič, Project Manager – New Mobility, MOON
11.40–12.00
Infrastructure for providing advanced energy services
Rok Lacko, Head of Energy Storage and Flexibility Services, GEN-I d.o.o.
12.20–14.00
Lunch break, tour of the exhibition spaces and networking
11.30–13.30
Wind turbines
New incentives for the installation of wind farms
Ministry of the Environment, Climate and Energy (MOPE)
Win-Win(d) –  The Croatian experience
Tea Dabić, Legal expert, OIE Hrvatska
16.00–18.00
Tour of the exhibition spaces and networking
SMALL CONGRESS HALL
8.00–8.30
Registration and coffee
8.30–10.30
Celje city conference on the subject of green transition
Municipality of Celje
8.30–10.30
Coffee break and networking
11.00–13.00
Celje city conference on the subject of green transition
Municipality of Celje
13.00–14.00
Lunch break, tour of the exhibition spaces and networking
14.00–16.00
Hydrogen as an environmentally friendly energy carrier
14.00–14.20
Hydrogen as a technology for achieving European climate and energy goals
izr. prof. dr. Blaž Likozar, Head of the Department of Catalysis and Chemical Reaction Engineering, National Institute of Chemistry Slovenia
15.00–15.20
Production of H2 and technologies
Jure Robič, Research and Development Manager, Omega air d.o.o.
15.20–15.40
Zero emission operations with clean hydrogen – case studies in industry and transport
Tim Evison, Senior Vice President - Clean Hydrogen and Sustainability, Messer SE & Co. KGaA
16.00–18.00
Tour of the exhibition spaces and networking
CELJANKA HALL
10.3012.30
CO2 capture and storage in industry
10.3010.50
Capture and preparation of CO2 in industry
Jure Robič, Research and Development Manager, Omega air d.o.o.
10.5011.20
Subset: Example from practice
Gregor Šorn, Head of Production, Belinka Perkemija d.o.o.
11.2011.40
ZeCarb: Advancing net-zero with Messer’s new CCUS service
Tarek El Hawary, PhD, Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Messer SE & Co. KGaA
11.4012.00
Carbon emissions from fermentation and the potential for carbon capture
Rok Berovič, Founder, InoVine d.o.o.
12.0012.20
Direct air capture and the path to carbon neutrality
Dana Marinič, Student Researcher, National Chemistry Institute of Slovenia
12.2014.00
Lunch break, tour of the exhibition spaces and networking
THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2024
BLUE HALL
8.309.00
Registration, coffee, and a tour of the exhibition spaces
9.0012.00
What awaits local communities in the transition to a low-carbon society and examples of good practices
9.00–9.20
What awaits local communities in the transition to a low-carbon society
Ministry of the Environment, Climate and Energy (MOPE)
9.20–9.40
How to involve the public sector, households, and businesses in a local energy cooperative (community)
Marko Funkl, Mayor of Hrastnik
9.40–10.00
Community-based RES projects from the bottom up
Rajko Leban, Managing Director, Goriška Local Energy Agency (GOLEA)
10.40–11.10
Coffee break and networking
11.10–11.30
Presentation of the Energy Cities network
Mario Rajn, Energy Cities Vicepresident and the Mayor of Križevci (CRO)
11.30–12.30
Panel discussion with guests
Vladimir Prebilič, PhD, president of the Association of Municipalities and Towns of Slovenia and Mayor of Kočevje Municipality
Matija Kovač, Mayor of the Municipality of Celje
Marko Funkl, Mayor of the City of Hrastnik
Mario Rajn, Energy Cities Vicepresident and the Mayor of Križevci (CRO)
Rajko Leban, Managing Director, Goriška Local Energy Agency (GOLEA)
Assist. Prof. Boštjan Ferk, PhD, Institute for Public-Private Partnership
Jan Zakrajšek, Head of Marketing & Trading Division, Javno podjetje Energetika Ljubljana d.o.o.
MOPE Representative
12.30–13.30
Lunch break, tour of the exhibition spaces and networking
13.3015.30
Financing of energy projects
13.3013.50
Financing of energy and the EIB Group
Simon Savšek, Head of the EIB Group Office, European Investment Bank (EIB)
13.5014.10
Mechanisms for promoting investments in RES
Borut Žnidaršič, Director of the Field of Energy and Climate Mechanisms, BORZEN d.o.o.
14.1014.30
Green transition - Financial incentives from the Eco Fund for business entities
Primož Krapež, Undersecretary, EKO SKLAD (ECO FUND)
14.3014.50
Solar Community Ajdovščina
Matej Haberl MSc., Product Manager, GEN-I d.o.o.
14.5015.10
Setting up a self-sustaining community in practice
Aleš Jurak, Director of General and Legal Affairs, Resalta d.o.o.
15.3018.00
Tour of the exhibition spaces and networking
SMALL CONGRESS HALL
8.30–9.00
Registration, coffee, and a tour of the exhibition spaces
9.0012.30
How far along is solarization in SE Europe, and will we be able to use the sun?
9.00–9.20
Legislative developments in the field of photovoltaics
Ministry of the Environment, Climate and Energy (MOPE)
9.20–9.40
A new self-sufficient solution: is the construction of solar power plants still worthwhile?
Lev Prislan, Business Intelligence and Development Director, GEN-I d.o.o.
9.40–10.00
SolarEdge ONE energy management system and cyber security            
Jernej Blaj, Sales Manager, SolarEdge Technologies Ltd.
10.20–10.50
Coffee break and networking
10.50–11.10
How ambitious are the NECPs in Southeast Europe?
SolarPower Europe
11.30–12.30
Panel discussion with guests
Ministry of the Environment, Climate and Energy (MOPE)
Maja Pokrovac, Director of OIE Hrvatska
Gregor Hudohmet, CEO, GEN-I SONCE d.o.o.
Maxine Tillij, Director for Energy Systems Transition at the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy
Uroš Blažica, CEO at Elektro Primorska d.d. and the Chairman of the GIZ DEE Assembly
12.30–13.30
Lunch break, tour of the exhibition spaces and networking
CELJANKA HALL
8.30–9.00
Registration, coffee, and a tour of the exhibition spaces
9.0012.30
Heat pumps and shallow geothermal energy (2 CREDIT POINTS FROM ELECTIVE SUBJECTS FOR CERTIFIED ENGINEERS AT THE IZS*)
9.00–9.15
Introduction
9.15–9.45
Geothermal heat pumps in Europe – Market and technology trends
Sanjeev Kumar, Head of Policy, European Geothermal Energy Council (EGEC)
9.45–10.15
Use of shallow geothermal energy in Slovenia and market development
Dušan Rajver Msc., Exploration Geologist, Geološki zavod Slovenije (GeoZS)
10.15–10.45
Coffee break and networking
10.45–11.15
Exploring shallow geothermal energy: Sustainable heating and cooling solutions for industrial und urban energy systems
Tom Reinhardt, Planning Team Leader, geoENERGIE Konzept GmbH
11.15–11.45
Shallow geothermal energy technology and energy system integration
Adib Kalantar Ph.D., R & D Manager, Muovitech Group
11.45–12.15
Ground source heatpumps – Versatile energy solution for domestic and commercial projects
Patrik Olsson, Portfolio Director, Thermia AB
12.15–12.35
Green transition with air-to-water heat pumps
Dean Mavrič, Technical Product Support Manager, Vitanest d.o.o.
12.35–13.30
Lunch break, tour of the exhibition spaces and networking
FRIDAY, MAY 17, 2024
BLUE HALL
8.009.00
Registration, coffee, and a tour of the exhibition spaces
9.0010.30
Co-creating a Green Future, Ministerial panel discussions, Policy evolution: Changes and trends in updated NECPs
Ministry of the Environment, Climate and Energy (MOPE), host: Minister Bojan Kumer MSc.
10.30–11.00
Coffee break and networking
11.0012.30
Co-creating a Green Future, Ministerial panel discussions, Decarbonizing Southeast Europe: Turning challenges into opportunities
Ministry of the Environment, Climate and Energy (MOPE), host: Minister Bojan Kumer MSc.

Mrs. Catharina Sikow - Magny, Director for Green Transition and Energy System Integration, Directorate General for Energy, European Commission
12.3013.30
Lunch break, tour of the exhibition spaces and networking
13.3016.00
Nuclear energy
Dejan Paravan, PhD, CEO, GEN energija, d.o.o.
Danijel Levičar, State Secretary for National Nuclear Programme, Office of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia
Maxine Tillij, Director for Energy Systems Transition at the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy
Roman Romanovski, Vice President of Energy Systems at Westinghouse Electric Company
Anne Falchi, EDF, Strategy Director and Head of Development Slovenia
16.3018.00
A tour of the exhibition spaces and networking
CELJANKA HALL
11.0012.45
Assembly of the Association of Urban Municipalities of Slovenia
Municipality of Celje
12.4513.30
Lunch break, tour of the exhibition spaces and networking
*For attending the seminar, certified and supervising engineers are awarded credits from elective subjects in accordance with the General Legal Act on the continuing vocational training of chartered engineers.
Speakers
Bojan Kumer
MINISTER

Ministry of the Environment, Climate and Energy (MOPE)
Matija Kovač
MAYOR

THE MUNICIPALITY OF
CELJE
Tea Dabić
OIE HRVATSKA
Rok Lacko
GEN-I
Simon Savšek
EIB
Sanjeev Kumar
EGEC
Lev Prislan
GEN-I
Roman Bernard
NGEN
Matej Haberl
GEN-I
Nina Hojnik
ZSFV
Patrik Olsson
THERMIA AB
Adib Kalantar
MUOVITECH GROUP
Tom Reinhardt
GEOENERGIE
Dean Mavrič
VITANEST
Marko Funkl
MAYOR OF HRASTNIK
Dušan Rajver
GEOZS
Roman Romanowski
WESTINGHOUSE
Vladimir Prebilič
ASSOCIATION OF MUNICIPALITIES AND TOWNS OF SLOVENIA, MAYOR OF KOČEVJE

Tim Evison
MESSER GROUP
Tarek El Hawary
MESSER GROUP
Jernej Blaj
SOLAREDGE 
Mario Rajn
MAYOR OF KRIŽEVCI (CRO)
Maja Pokrovac
OIE HRVATSKA
Dušan Lukič
MOON
Borut Žnidaršič
BORZEN
Boris Kupec
Elektro Celje
Uroš Blažica
Elektro Primorska,
GIZ DEE
Željko Turk
association of Cities in Croatia
Gold Sponsors
Silver Sponsors
Bronze Sponsors
Participants
Media Sponsors
Location
Celjski sejem
Dečkova cesta 1
3000 Celje
Slovenia
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