Emerging markets workshop - full programme

Tuesday, 5th February

Wednesday, 6th February

How to register

Tuesday, 5th February

Session Opening (13:00)

Kyriakos Kosmidis, CEO Europe, REpower

Stefan Moidl, CEO Austrian Wind Energy Association

Panel Discussion - Political Framework in Emerging Markets (13:15 - 14:00)

  • Mariusz Radziszewski, Head of RES Department in Ministry of Economy, Poland
  • Martin Bursik, Former Minister of Environment, Czech Republic
  • Arthouros Zervos, President EWEA, Chairman & CEO Public Power Corporation, Greece
  • Erbay Dökmeci, Head of Dept. of Foreign Relations & EU, Turkey
  • Emil Calota, Vice President Romanian Energy Regulatory Authority, Romania
  • Peter Dickinger, Federal Ministry of Economy

Financing Wind Energy in CEE (14:10 - 15:30)

  • Michael Sponring, Head of Energy, Pricewaterhouse Coopers
    Financing Wind Energy in CEE. Establishing a risk model for ensuring successful projects. PwC Austria as a member of the international PwC Network with long lasting experience on the wind energy sector gives en extensive overview about critical key factors for financing wind energy projects in the CEE region. PwC uses it’s network of local PwC offices to gain the necessary market know-how. The country risk, the economic environment and the input factors can be shown in a “Financial Model” and are the basis for ensuring project financing. www.pwc.at
  • Marcus Hinrich Fischer, Erste Bank Group
    Project financing & development, why beginning at an early stage. Structuring project finance of wind energy in Austria and Central Eastern Europe as the home market of Erste Group Bank AG: Focussing on Poland, Croatia and Romania as the most attractive wind energy markets in CEE currently, we will have a look at Erste’s approach how to develop financial structures which make the projects bankable in the respective markets. While certain fields like wind ressource related risk are “standard”, others, like market risk as implied by quota support systems and regulatory risk, are country specific. Erste Group Bank AG has a deep understanding not only of “standard” or asset specific risks such as wind resource, but as a rather regional player rooted in Austria and CEE, also of the country related challenges for which we have been developing solutions jointly with and for our clients. www.erstegroup.com
  • Rudolf Plasil, Raiffeisen Energy & Environment
    Drivers of Renewable Energy, Challenges of project development in CEE. Financing renewable energy project - project financing and alternatives. Operational risk structure: from theory to practice. www.ree.at
  • Emre Hatem, Head of Project & Acquisition Finance – Garanti Bank
    Financing Wind Energy in Turkey
    Snapshot of Turkish wind power market, legislative development, financing conditions, critical challenges in the market, main barriers for non-recourse financing, market expectations. Case study: Turkey’s Largest Wind Power Plant: Geycek WPP
    With an established history of 66 years and total consolidated assets reaching US$ 98 billion, Garanti Bank is Turkey’s second largest private bank.
    Being the first bank to establish a project finance department in Turkey, the total installed capacity of the wind power plants that have been financed by Garanti Bank has gone beyond 1.200 MW which made Garanti a clear leader in Turkey with a market share of %40. Meanwhile, the total commitment of Garanti Bank for wind power has reached approximately 1.5 bn US$.

How to supply a growing market - solutions for a renewable market (15:45 - 17:00)

  • Christian Prangl, CEO Prangl Gesellschaft m.b.H. / Hubert Mierka, CEO Mierka Donauhafen Krems Gesellschaft m.b.H. & Co KG
    Innovative Logistics for a growing market. Developing a specialized temporary port for fast and economic supply chains, from factory to site. Two Austrian logistics companies joined forces to develop and set-up a new port on the Danube in Bad Deutsch-Altenburg near Vienna. This tailor-made solution provides the client with an efficient and environmentally friendly possibility for handling and transport of concrete tower sections. The Rhine-Main-Danube corridor offers barge connections to the North Sea as well as the Black Sea region. www.mierka.at www.prangl.at
  • Klaus Weingast, Director Electrical Engineering, Sustainable Energy Technologies GmbH
    Innovative generating solutions for difficult grid situations. www.set-solutions.net
  • Clemens Plöchl, Energy Changes
    The international carbon market and the flexible mechanisms (Clean Development Mechanism CDM and Joint Implementation JI) under the Kyoto Protocol have contributed significantly to the boost of wind power development in the past 5 years in countries such as China or Serbia. Recently the focus of international climate policy has been shifting and the impact of existing project mechanisms is expected to decline. New instruments such as NAMAs and New Market Mechanisms are being designed to take over. Learn about new financing possibilities for your wind power projects. Energy Changes has helped to structure over 10 major windparks in CEE and SEE as CDM or JI projects and offers consulting services in relation to the new planned market mechanisms under the international climate change negotiations. Clients of Energy Changes are inter alia Verbund, OMV, Continental Wind Partners, rp Global, Energowind etc. www.energychanges.com
  • Defne Artar, Managing Director Vega Shipping
    Vega Shipping is specialized in shipping and the transportation of wind turbines. With 16 years of experience the company is now specialized in shipping projects and heavy cargo such as wind mills, factories, heavy machines etc.

Wednesday, 6th February

CanWEA - Canadian Wind Energy Association

(08:00 - 09:00)
Sponsored by 'Invest in Canada'



Legal Aspects of planning & operating Windfarms in Emerging Markets (09:00 - 10:15)

  • Maciej Szambelańczyk, Attorney at WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr, Warsaw www.wkb.com
  • Delia Vasiliu, Pachiu Associates, Bucharest www.pachiu.com
  • Basak Avci, Prime Ministry Investment Support and Promotion Agency of Turkey (ISPAT) ISPAT


Wolf Theiss

Coffee break
(10:15 - 10:30)
Sponsored by Wolf Theiss


Renewable Energy and the Grid – challenges and opportunities for Emerging Markets (10:30 - 11:45)

  • Wolfgang Trimmel, MSc, CEO Energie Burgenland Wind & NN, Austrian Power Grid.
    The coevolution of windpower and grids. How to create energy supply and distribution with 90% wind energy www.energieburgenland.at www.apg.at
  • Andreas Thieme, Director Business Development & Sales, AMSC
    Grid oriented technology development www.amsc.com
  • Yusuf Bayrak, Deputy Manager, Turkish Electricity Transmission Company

Hurdles and best practices in developing Wind – why some grow and some don’t (12:00 - 13:15)

  • Johannes Trauttmannsdorff CEO ImWind Group
    Hurdles, surprises and catastrophies in developing wind. Real life experiences and their solutions in the markets of Hungary, Bulgaria and Romania. www.imwind.at
  • Franz C. Heldwein, CEO, CE Energy
    Providing full service in CEE, from planning to realization in Poland, Czech Republic and beyond www.ceeag.com
  • Andreas Krenn, Energiewerkstatt Verein
    Project development in SEE, experiences of three different project developers in Bosnia, Serbia and Croatia www.energiewerkstatt.org
  • Kazim Safak, XEO Ataseven Energy Production Co.
    15 years developing energy projects in Turkey - an overview

How to register

Either you buy a single ticket for the "Emerging Market Program" only (in combination with a one-day visitor pass to the exhibition) or having access to the workshops included in your 4-day conference delegates pass.

EWEA 2013 4-day conference delegates: Access to the workshop is included in the pass.

EWEA 2013 1-day conference delegates and exhibition visitors: Tickets to the workshop can be purchased during the EWEA 2013 online registration process


200€ incl. VAT per person for the full workshop (two days)

only in combination with a 1-day exhibition visitor ticket

Part 1: 5 February 2013, 13:00-17:00

Part 2: 6 February 2013, 09:00-13:00

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