13th International NEUF Conference - New Energy User Friendly

04 July 2017 (Tuesday)

13th International NEUF Conference - New Energy User Friendly

4 July 2017 r., Warszawski Dom Technika NOT [headquarters of the NOT Engineering Federation], Room B, ul. Czackiego 3/5, Warsaw

10:30 - 15:30, registration starts at 09:30

The Conference Patrons: the Ministry of Energy, the Ministry of the Environment, the Secretariat for the Mining and Power Industry of the Solidarność trade union

Poland, whose energy sector is primarily based on coal, is facing a truly difficult challenge of determining its future energy mix. No other Member State of the European Union has such a big dilemma. Moreover, the condition of the Polish power generation infrastructure requires urgent large-scale investments in order to maintain energy security of the country. To make appropriate decisions regarding such investments, already today a clear vision of Poland’s energy mix for the years 2025, 2030, 2040 and 2050 is needed. The same applies to the share of distributed generation, desired for Poland. Therefore, decisions in this area should not be postponed.

A very important factor influencing our energy mix is, and will continue to be, the European Union's energy and climate policy. It strongly requires switching to low-emission sources of energy. It would be desirable, however, to make our decisions based not on the EU demands, but on our own analyses and considerations, also regarding the global trends, in order to determine an optimum energy mix that is adjusted to our needs and possibilities.

It seems necessary to take a more open approach to renewable energy sources whose development, due to their huge potential of innovation, may be the flywheel of the Polish economy. An argument for increasing the share of RES is also the governmental programme for electro-mobility development. With its significant energy-storage potential, it offers greater possibilities of secure cooperation of weather-dependent renewable energy sources with the power system.

The issue which continues to arouse emotions but requires final resolution is whether nuclear power is a good solution for Poland.

The conference responds to the urgent need for a large-scale debate on the key issues impacting the Polish energy sector, as a contribution to the process of developing the new energy policy of the country. The discussion will focus on the following areas:

  1. Poland’s energy mix on the background of the global trends
  2. How to increase energy security
  3. Technological challenges

Further information on the event is available from Ms. Krystyna Kowalska, e-mail: sekretariat@proinwestycje.pl, phone number +48 22 424 82 01.


Conference Programme NEUF 2017

09:30 – 10:25  REGISTRATION / COFFEE

10:30 –  10:50  OFFICIAL OPENING

Krzysztof Tchórzewski, Minister of Energy

Prof. Jan Szyszko, Minister of the Environment

Witold Słowik, Undersecretary of State, Ministry of Development

10.50 – 13.00 SESSION 1

Poland’s energy mix on the background of the global trends Poland’s energy mix on the background of the global trends and the needs of Polish economy

Topics to be discussed:

  • Is it worth building new coal-fired power plants – or maybe we should limit ourselves to revitalizing the existing coal-fired units?
  • Methane from coal layers as a low-emission chance for coal mining
  • Advantages and disadvantages of using wood for energy generation
  • Is nuclear energy a good solution for Poland?
  • Renewable energy – an innovative area of energy generation

13:00 – 13:30  SNACK BREAK

13:30 – 15:30 SESSION 2

How to increase energy security - technological challenges

Topics to be discussed:

  • The role of conventional energy in the transition period
  • Increasing distributed generation - determining its optimum share for Poland
  • Prosumer - an important partner in the power market
  • Commercial nature of energy storage facilities
  • Reducing the need to import energy resources
  • Secure co-operation of weather-dependent renewable energy sources with the power system
  • Power systems’ work in the era of electro-mobility
  • How to use the Polish scientific and technological knowledge (the example of perovskites)


We kindly invite you to participate!