South East Europe in focus

South East Europe in focus

When: Tuesday 2 April, 14:00-16:15

Where: Room 3, Level 5

Open to: All registered participants

The South East Europe in focus session will consist of two high level panels.

Part 1 System integration of wind energy in South East Europe

This first panel will look at:

  • Challenges in RES integration over the next 5 years – balancing, congestion or voltage quality?
  • Implementation of Electricity network codes and guidelines, with a focus on requirement for grid connections of generators (RfG).
  • Development of future distribution and/or transmission system – how to include other stakeholders?
  • Intraday market and trading with neighbouring countries.
  • Corporate renewable Power Purchase Agreements in South East Europe – obstacles for its take off?

Moderator – prof. Neven Duić, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, full professor at the Department of Energy, Power Engineering and Environment, University of Zagreb


  • Tomislav Plavšić PhD, Director, Power System Control and Market Operations, Croatian Transmission System Operator – HOPS
  • Vladimir Janković, Director of International and Regulatory Portfolio Management at EMS – Serbian Transmission System Operator – Elektromreža Srbije
  • Obrad Škrba, Director of Strategic planning and development ISO B&H – Independent System Operator in Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Viktor Gabrev, Head of Sales East Europe, Managing Director Croatia, Bosnia&Herzegovina, Ukraine, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy
  • Marta Mendoza Villamayor, Market Network Codes Implementation – Team Lead, ENTSO-E
  • Aljoša Pleić, General manager, Acciona Energy Croatia

Additional speakers will be added soon

Part2 – Projects of common interest in South East Europe

This second panel will look at:

  • Insights into wind energy developments in South East Europe.
  • Potential large scale wind projects in South East Europe.
  • Cooperation between different countries in wind projects.
  • Industry wishes for larger uptake of wind energy in South East Europe.
  • Bankability and financing of large scale wind projects in the region.

Moderator – Maja Pokrovac MSc, CEO, Renewable Energy Sources of Croatia


  • Tomislav Ćorić PhD, Minister of Energy and Environmental Protection in Croatia
  • Georgios Gkiaouris, Senior Banker, Associate Director, Power and Energy Utilities EBRD
  • Pierre Tardieu, Chief Policy Officer, WindEurope
  • Marko Ćosić, Member of the Board, HEP
  • Mladen Perkov, Cluster Manager, Cluster Inteligentna Energija
  • Karsten Brüggemann, Head of Global Sales, Nordex Group

Additional speakers will be added soon

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