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ENERGO SUMMIT 2019 newly in the autumn term

The 5th edition of the ENERGO SUMMIT will be newly held in the autumn term, on 15 November 2019 within the framework of the 2nd edition of the  E-SALON Clean Mobility Exhibition.

It will deal again with current issues and topics from the field of power engineering. You can look forward to leading experts not only from the Czech Republic but also from abroad. The event will be held already traditionally in the Congress Hall, which meets all technical criterions and has a capacity of up to 650 people.

For more information please feel free to contact prumysl@abf.cz.

2018-12-12 13:56:00 More


Marie Zezůlková, Director of National Center for Energy Savings, focuses on the topic Towns and villages 2030

We are witnessing great acceleration of the  technological development of the society.  At the same time, however, cities and municipalities still have a historical loss in basic infrastructure, such as transport, amenities, etc. Modern technologies across the whole society, from business to household, are permeating this. Social demand forces the public sphere to change the functioning of cities and municipalities. The success of their further development will be decided by the chosen technology platform. This applies, for example, to the energy economy of towns and municipalities.

It will not be important to buy electricity or heat, the society will require user comfort, ecological operation and minimum price. This change of management will come with the generation of millennials who will begin to shape the thinking of a new generation of towns and cities in the next decade.

2018-04-16 15:19:15 More


Tanja Vainio, CEO of ABB for the Czech Republic, has a speech at ENERGO SUMMIT 2018

In her speech she will focus on development trends and the future of RES and energy networks. Tanja Vainio is CEO of ABB for the Czech Republic and Slovakia. She is a leader who can inspire and motivate and has twenty years of experience in leading positions throughout ABB, a technology pioneer in the Fortune 500. She has a unique combination of knowledge and experience from the energy, industry, transport and infrastructure segments. It is a supporter of sustainable development, new technologies, automation and gender equality. Tanja likes people and technology and is interested in innovation and the better future of our society and the whole planet.

2018-04-16 15:06:30 More


The lecture focused on the topic “Role of energy savings in the Czech power engineering industry” will be given at the ENERGO SUMMIT by Mr. Vladimír Sochor from the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic

Ing. Vladimír Sochor has been working, since 2015, as the Director of the Department of Energy Efficiency and Savings at the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic. He graduated from the University of Economics in Prague. He was working in a number of workplaces on operation and business positions at various levels and he acquired also professional experience from the work at a bank. At SEVEn (a consulting company active in the field of energy efficiency) he was working for the first time from 1994 to 1999. Then he was operating in two firms focused on energy services (SIEMENS and MARTIA) and after 2006 he started to work for SEVEn again. He was specialised in economic and financial analyses of projects in the area of energy efficiency and he was dealing with the funding of capital expenditures aimed at energy saving projects. During the last years at SEVEn he worked as the Economic Section Director, and at the same time he was a Senior Consultant in the field of energy savings and EPC method.  At present his effort is concentrated on a change in the approach to energy efficiency especially on the Czech stage from the position of a civil servant.

2018-04-05 10:49:24 More


A representative of the Confederation of Employers’ and Entrepreneurs’ Associations of the Czech Republic to speak at the ENERGO SUMMIT as well

The opinion of the Confederation of Employers’ and Entrepreneurs’ Associations of the Czech Republic (“KZPS ČR”) on renewable resources and in the link to the tasks declared by the European Union and on issues concerning the use of brown coal, electricity generation and energy savings will be presented at the Summit by its President Jan Wiesner.

KZPS ČR is an is an open, independent, special-interest association established according to the Act No. 83/1990 Coll., which unites eight leading employer unions in the fields of the building industry, textile industry, small and medium-sized businesses, manufacturing and consumer cooperatives, agriculture, mining and oil industry, wood processing industry, education, health care, culture and social services. It represents more than 22,000 member entities with over 1,300,000 employees, it supports the promotion of specific interests of its members in the legislative field and in other areas, it formulates common business and employer interests of its members and promotes them in cooperation with relevant state authorities, other employers’ organisations and trade unions and especially in various forms by consulting governmental authorities, it is one of the social partners representing the circles of entrepreneurs in the Council of Economic and Social Agreement (Tripartite).

2018-04-05 10:34:02 More


Martin Tlapa, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, to speak at the Summit about support of state institutions in the context of Czech companies’ penetration into foreign markets in the field of power engineering

Martin Tlapa, Deputy Minister and Head of the Section of Countries outside Europe, Economic and Development Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, was working at the Office of the Government of the Czech Republic as the Deputy State Secretary for European Affairs in 2012–2014, and in 2004–2012 at the Ministry of Industry and Trade as Deputy Minister and Director of the European Union and Competitiveness Section, Agenda of Multilateral and Common Business Policy, Internal Market of the EU, Community and International Law, International Competitiveness. In 1996–2004  he was working at CzechTrade as Deputy Director General, Managing Director, in 2000–2004 as Director General, in 1996–1997 at the  Centre for Foreign Economic Relations as Director of External Relations, General Secretary, in 1992–1996 at the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Canada as Secretary for Business and Economic Affairs, in 1993–1996 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, in 1991–1992 at the Federal Ministry of Foreign Trade, OECD Department, as Territorial Expert, in 1989–1991 at the Research Institute of External Economic Relations as an Expert Staff Member.

2018-03-19 08:27:37 More


News in the climate and energy policies to be presented at ENERGO SUMMIT by Mr. Pavel Zámyslický from the Ministry of the Environment of the Czech Republic

In his speech entitled “News in the Climate and Energy Policies” he will deal with current development especially with regard to the legislation which is negotiated or has been recently approved at the EU level and is to be implemented in the Czech Republic. It will then influence also the development of the Czech energy policy and the contribution of the Czech Republic to the EU objectives till 2030. Pavel Zámyslický has completed his studies in the branch of heavy-current electrotechnics and power engineering at the Brno University of Technology and then in the field of economy and power engineering management at the Czech Technical University in Prague, where he completed his doctor studies successfully in 2013. In his theses as well as dissertation he was dealing with various links between emission trading and capital expenditures in the sector of power engineering. Since 2005 he has been working at the Ministry of the Environment, where he has been in the post of Director of the Energy and Climate Protection Department since 2007. On a professional basis he deals with domestic as well as European climate and energy policies and their tools. In particular, for example trading in emissions allowances in the EU ETS. He represents the Czech Republic during negotiations relating to various regulations and legislation at the EU level as well as within the framework of the United Nations.

2018-03-19 08:25:52 More


Mr. Tomáš Buzrla to have a speech at the ENERGO SUMMIT for the Solar Association, focused on the topic “Photovoltaics as a part of the modern power engineering system”

Ing. Tomáš Buzrla, Chairman of the Board of the Solar Association, has been active in the photovoltaic sector for more than ten years. Since 2004 he has been operating as the director of a company dealing with trading in emissions allowances. In 2007 he took part in foundation of the Energy 21 Company, which has become the largest private operator of solar power plants in Central Europe. Tomáš Buzrla has been in the post of Chairman of the Board of the Solar Association since November 2016. The Solar Association is the largest professional association of entrepreneurs in the sector of solar power engineering and other supporters of solar energy, building especially upon transparency and professionalism. It helps its members as well as those interested in the entry into the sector of solar power engineering to achieve compliance with various regulative obligations or to choose a good firm. At present the Solar Association associates more than 450 members from such sectors as production of panels and batteries, installation firms, servicing firms, firms offering solutions for electricity accumulation, operators of solar power plants, electricity traders, universities, research workplaces, financial institutions, banks etc., and the number of our members continues to grow permanently. That is why the Association represents more than 1,200 megawatts of capacities installed: from the smallest roof power plants to large solar parks. Through its activities it therefore covers more than one half of the Czech solar market.

2018-03-19 08:23:08 More


District heating in the context of transformation of the European power engineering to be presented by Martin Hájek, Director of the Association for District Heating of the Czech Republic

The European power engineering sector is at the threshold of the second decade of the transformation process. The requirements for energy efficiency as well as use of renewable energy sources should rise by 2030 again. Is transformation of the power engineering under the Brussels control manageable in the Czech Republic or will it mean further extreme pressure on energy consumers’ budgets? What is the role played by district heating in this transformation and how can it contribute to this transformation? Will we need district heating and how will it look like? Martin Hájek, Director of the Association for District Heating of the Czech Republic, will try to answer these questions.

2018-03-19 08:21:20 More


Štěpán Chalupa, Chairman of the Chamber of Renewable Energy Sources, to have a speech at the ENERGO SUMMIT on the topic “Czech Republic and Environment for Renewable Sources 2.0”

The Czech Republic can increase production of energy from renewable energy sources by at least 10 percentage points by 2030. Moreover, it is not true anymore that the existence of renewable energy sources would need a massive subsidy. Nevertheless, state supporting mechanisms are and still will be, for several years, an important tool for the strengthening of the role played by renewable energy sources in the energy mix.

2018-03-19 08:18:21 More


Vladimír Vlk, representative of the Energy Regulatory Office, to deal with the Tariff Structure in his speech within the framework of the ENERGO SUMMIT

Ing. Vladimír Vlk, Member of the Board of the Energy Regulatory Office, completed his studies at the Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. He has been active in the power engineering sector for more than 35 years. His first employer in this sector was a power engineering company (currently ČEZ, a.s.), where he worked (till 1985) in the posts of the Twin Unit Manager and Chief Engineer in the field of operation of the power engineering units. From 1986 he worked at the Škoda Praha Company in the posts of Shift Engineer and Head of the Launching Group. Vladimír Vlk worked at ČEZ, a.s. (again) between 2014 and 2016, but at that time already as a Member of the Supervisory Board. During his career he was dealing especially with consulting activities for both companies and state institutions, he worked also in the post of an Advisor of the Minister of the Environment and at the Ministry of Industry and Trade.

2018-03-19 08:15:30 More


Mr. Rostislav Krejcar to explain the current situation and future of the support of renewable energy sources from the viewpoint of the Energy Regulatory Office at the ENERGO SUMMIT

Rostislav Krejcar will focus in his speech on the new management system of the Energy Regulatory Office, fulfilment of European objectives, notification process and future – tender proceedings.

Rostislav Krejcar completed his studies at the Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, with a focus on economy and power engineering management, where he acquired an academic degree as well. In 2002 to 2012 he was working at the Energy Regulatory Office in the field of electricity engineering, where he was on a managerial post from 2006. In the past, Rostislav Krejcar was a member of expert groups at the CEER and ERGEG in Brussels and in Vienna with a focus on renewable sources and international trade in transmission capacities. After leaving the Energy Regulatory Office he was on his paternity leave for a short time. Since 2012, Rostislav Krejcar has been working in a part-time job at the Czech Technical University, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, where he is the head of the subject “Development of Energy Systems”. Besides teaching activities, he was dealing with consulting activities in power engineering as a self-employed expert in 2013 – 2017.

2018-03-19 08:12:16 More


Mr. Bohuslav Čížek, Director of the Department of Economic Affairs at the Confederation of Industry of the Czech Republic, to speak on the topic “Energy Savings in the Czech Republic – Objectives and Tool”

The European legislation sets out objectives for energy savings, and the Czech Republic, like a number of other countries, has serious difficulty meeting these objectives. The legislative framework for the period till 2030 will be still stricter according to the proposals discussed. The study, which has been drawn up at the Confederation’s request, provides for a definition of particular measures for energy savings, identifies the potential of given measures in individual sectors, estimates the cost-efficiency of these measures and mainly calculates the general financial demands and total potential of energy savings in the Czech Republic between 2021 and 2030. The ambitious objectives, however, cannot be implemented without a form of a public support and in this context it is necessary to speak in a magnitude of hundreds of billions of Czech crowns. The Confederation is active in creation of optimum environment for investment in energy savings also in the present period and is an important intermediate link in the discussion between ministries and companies. In this matter we have issued, for examples, a common appeal on the Government of the Czech Republic – http://www.spcr.cz/pro-media/tiskove-zpravy/11528-plneni-evropskych-cilu- energetickych-uspor-je-pro-cr-kriticke. Within the framework of the Operational Programme Enterprise and Innovation for Competitiveness the Confederation intensively communicates with all parties and regularly comes with initiatives for a better setup of the Programme which should be (in terms of the volume and financial support) the backbone of the support of energy savings in this period.

2018-03-19 08:09:18 More


Dagmar Kuchtová, Director General of the Confederation of Industry of the Czech Republic, to speak on the topic “Transforming power engineering and priorities of the Confederation of Industry of the Czech Republic”

Power engineering has been undergoing a number of principal changes in recent years, which bring new requirements and appeals. The structure of resources is changing and it is possible to register various decentralisation trends. The growth of renewable sources requires stable and flexible base load sources. Another change factor consists of growing environmental requirements and regulatory environment. The Confederation is one of the main drivers of the discussion process and takes part, for example, in preparation of particular steps in the field of energy savings. We have commissioned a study which is unique at the European-wide level and has stirred up much interest also in Brussels. It is quite sure that capital expenditures aimed at energy savings will require hundreds of billions in the years to come. The Confederation endeavours to ensure transparency and foreseeability of the entrepreneurial environment in the power engineering sector and wants the Czech electricity sector to be able to cope with all important challenges it is about to face.

2018-03-19 08:05:32 More


Ms. Zuzana Krejčiříková to present energy efficiency as a part of the winter package of the European Commission in her speech at the ENERGO SUMMIT

Zuzana Krejčiříková, Director of the Public Affairs of the ČEZ Group, will focus her presentation on the setting up of objectives for the EU in the field of energy efficiency till 2030, on the context with the Regulation on the Governance of the Energy Union, as well as on the issue of the so-called overlays of policies and malfunctioning of the EU ETS.

2018-03-19 08:03:00 More


A representative of the Chamber of Trade and Industry for the Commonwealth of Independent States to speak at the ENERGO SUMMIT as well

One of the professional partners of the ENERGO SUMMIT is the Chamber of Trade and Industry for the Commonwealth of Independent States, which is a non-governmental, autonomous and independent legal entity, whose members can be both legal entities and natural persons; its membership base consists of industrial enterprises, commercial banks, insurance companies, as well as advisory firms. At present it includes approximately 150 entities. The Chamber works intensively with representative bodies of involved countries, accredited in the Czech Republic or for the Czech Republic, especially the Russian Federation, Ukraine, Belarus and Kazakhstan, Azerbaidzhan, Armenia, as well as Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. An important place in the Chamber’s activity belongs to cooperation with Czech embassies in the involved countries. Ing. František Masopust, Chairman of the Board of the Chamber, will introduce, in his speech, the activities of the Chamber, position of the renewable energy sources in the energy mix of the CIS countries and possible forms of operation of Czech companies on the market of the CIS countries in the field of power engineering and renewable energy sources, including existing cases of cooperation.

2018-03-19 08:00:27 More


What are the prospects of energy storage development? To be answered at the ENERGO SUMMIT by Mr. Jan Fousek

Mgr. Jan Fousek is the Chief Executive Officer of the Association for Energy Storage and Batteries (AKU BAT CZ), which supports development of large-capacity energy storages in the Czech Republic, especially in the field of legislation changes. He operates also as the Chamber of the Supervisory Board of the Solar Association of the Czech Republic, where he is responsible for the European agenda, participation in international conferences and in delegations and contacts with media. He is a top manager of the Solar Global a.s. Group, one of leading Czech producers of photovoltaic energy, where he leads, from the post of a director, one of subsidiaries, the firm “Solar Global Energy a.s.”. He has been active on energy markets since 2007. The objectives of the AKU-BAT Association will be presented at the beginning of the lecture. The second part will be focused on challenges imposed by energy storage development in the Czech Republic, especially on amendments to the Energy Act, whose result should be at first the arrangement of storage facilities. Another challenge is the issue of the arising of licences for energy storage and setting up of conditions for determination of regulatory fees of the Energy Regulatory Office. The third challenge will be the change in the Transmission Grid Code, towards the release of conditions for provision of support services. The topic of the third part will be energy storage in an outlook of 10-20 years, which places emphasis on the combining of individual types of energy storage. The implemented projects will be presented at the end.

2018-03-19 07:54:44 More


Barbora Obračajová to present legal aspects of energy efficiency in the Czech legal order at the ENERGO SUMMIT

Barbora Obračajová is an articled clerk and a member of the team focused on energy law at the Prague-based law office “Dentons”. Besides legal advisory services in the energy sector, she deals also with environmental and regulatory issues and associated dispute agenda. She provided lectures at a number of academic as well as expert conferences, recently for example at the 27th Emissions Trading Conference on the topic of legal aspects of trading in emissions allowances and at the scientific conference of the American Society of International Law in Washington D.C. She graduated from the Law Faculty of Charles University in Prague, before starting to work for Dentons she worked as a paralegal at the Clifford Chance law office in Prague and she is registered as an articled clerk at the Czech bar Association and a member of the American Society of International Law and of the European Society of International Law.

In her presentation she will focus on legal aspects of energy efficiency in the Czech legal order. The presentation will be focused practically, i.e. on actual legal issues appearing in practice. The presentation will include also relevant decisions of courts and administrative bodies (for example application of an indicative criterion of efficiency provided for in the reference documents on BAT in the case of the Prunéřov Power Plant).

2018-03-19 07:50:05 More


PRAGUE INDUSTRIAL FAIRS 2017 IN FIGURES

This year, 233 exhibitors took part in this year's FOR INDUSTRY, FOR ENERGO Smart, FOR LOGISTIC, FOR SURFACE, FOR WELD, FOR INFOSYS and 3Dexpo fairs on a gross exhibition area of over 8,000 m2 and 7,612 professional visitors came there.

 

The fairs included a rich accompanying program, which took place during  the 4 trade fair days. It is worth mentioning  the Meeting of Leaders of Bohemian Export 2017, Dynamic Motorshow, and ENERGO SUMMIT.

 

Great thanks go to the exhibiting companies, which have created a great foundation for their presentation in the field of engineering technologies and related fields in the capital city of Prague.

 

Pictures from the event are available in the photogallery.

2017-05-24 13:14:53 More


The Prague industrial trade fairs appreciated technical innovations

A traditional part of the programme of the industrial trade fairs is the awarding of the best exhibited products or technologies with the GRAND PRIX award. Altogether 13 innovative exhibits have been registered in the competition this year, which the public could see at the FOR INDUSTRY, FOR SURFACE, FOR ENERGO Smart, FOR LOGISTIC, FOR WELD and FOR INFOSYS Trade Fairs.

 

Have a look at results as well as the winning exhibits.

2017-05-18 09:26:03 More


PRAGUE INDUSTRIAL TRADE FAIRS opened on 9 May 2017

On 9 May 2017, the opening ceremony of PRAGUE INDUSTRIAL TRADE FAIRS took place in the Congress Hall of the PVA EXPO PRAGUE exhibition centre. The ribbon was cut by Jiri Havlicek, Minister of Industry and Trade; Pavel Bělobrádek, Minister of Science and Research; Pavel Sehnal, Chairman of the Board of Directors of ABF, a.s.; and Tomas Kotrc, CEO of ABF, a.s.   

2017-05-17 09:43:25 More


Maeva Tholance on ENERGO SUMMIT

Maeva Tholance will present how France is managing green building transition. She will explain how buildings went from simply complying with current energy regulation, to applying positive energy policies, with the objective of lowering carbon green growth. The presentation will focus on the strategy France has been working on since 2009 to implement the future energy and environment regulation. Examples of nZEB buildings will be used to show innovation capabilities ahead of our times.

2017-04-05 12:07:25 More


Mr. Tomáš Chmelík to speak about electromobility as a part of the SMART CITIES concept at the ENERGO SUMMIT

He graduated from the University of Economics in Prague, Faculty of Economics; in 2010 he completed doctor’s studies at the Czech Technical University, Faculty of Electrical Engineering. He worked at the Ministry of the Environment of the Czech Republic, at first at the Economic Policy Department, Section of Economic Instruments, from 2004 he was the head of the separate Climate Change Section and after transformation of the separate section to a department he became its director. He was responsible for the issues of the Czech Republic policy in the area of climate change and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, especially implementation of the system of business in emission allowances and preparation of the first national allocation plan of the Czech Republic. In summer 2006 he left the Ministry of the Environment and started to work on the position of the Environmental Products Manager of ČEZ, and since 2010 he has been the head of the Clean Technologies Section of ČEZ, where he is responsible, among other things, also for the pilot project entitled “ČEZ Electromobility”.

2017-01-27 10:20:49 More


Mr. Cyril Svozil to appear at ENERGO SUMMIT in the session focused on SMART ENERGY

In his contribution, Mr. Svozil will present the implemented project of a fully electrified office centre in the nZEB standard, equipped with a hybrid FV system responding to requirements of the network operator. The house thus becomes an active element of the power generation system. In the presentation he will clarify reasons for constructions of this facility and the results achieved for almost one year of operation. Ing. Svozil was born in 1954 in Prostějov, in 1978 he graduated from the Mining and Geological Faculty of the VŠB - Technical University of Ostrava. After the compulsory military service he started to work at the Ore Mines in Jeseník, where he was employed on various posts, from Foreman to Production Manager. In 1990, as a majority partner he founded “from scratch” the firm “Fenix s.r.o.” dealing with the manufacturing of electrical heating systems. In this firm he has been working on the post of the General Manager since the very beginning. Specialisation of individual activities gradually led to the arising of the holding company “Fenix Group a.s.” with nine subsidiaries, two of them being situated in the Czech Republic another two in the United Kingdom, and other ones in France, Spain, Norway and Slovakia.

 

2017-01-27 10:10:49 More


Become a sponsor of the summit

3rd edition of ENERGO SUMMIT will be held on May 11,2017 and will focus on current fopisc SMART ENEGRY and ELECTROMOBILITY. You can look forward to leading experts not only from the Czech Republic but also from abroad. The event will take place in the new Congress Hall, which meets all technical criteria and has the capacity up to 650 people.

2016-10-27 14:09:32 More


The Director of the Climate Change Department of the Ministry of the Environment to speak at the Summit

Ing. Pavel Zámyslický, Ph.D., graduated from the Brno University of Technology; branch of heavy-current electrotechnics and power engineering; and subsequently from the Czech Technical University in Prague, branch of economy and power engineering management. In 2013, he successfully completed his doctoral studies in the field of business administration. In his master’s thesis as well as doctoral dissertation he was dealing especially with the links between trading in greenhouse gas emissions and capital expenditures in the area of power engineering. In 2005, he started to work at the Ministry of the Environment, at the Climate Change Department, where he has been working on the director’s position since 2007. Since 2011, the agenda of the department directed by him has included also the agenda of power engineering, and the department has been newly transformed to the Department of Power Engineering and Climate Protection. From a professional point of view he is focused mainly on both European and domestic climate and energy policies and their tools, which means especially trading in emissions within the EU ETS, as well as within the framework of the Kyoto Protocol. He is a leading negotiator of the Czech Republic for both international and European agendas associated with the climate policy.

2016-05-05 15:51:23 More


ENERGO SUMMIT to be visited by a number of representatives of embassies and chambers of commerce

We are pleased that many representatives of Prague embassies and chambers of commerce have accepted our invitation to attend the 2016 ENERGO SUMMIT, including Mr. Stan Schwede, Ambassador of Estonia; Ms. Aulia A. Rachman, Ambassador of Indonesia; mr. Aldo Amati, Ambassador of Italy with Economic attaché mrs. Vanda Spataro; Ms. Siri Ellen Sletner, Ambassador of Norway; Ambassador Ms. Manuela Franco and Attaché Sofia Moreiro of the Portugese Embassy; Mr. Pedro Calvo-Sotelo, Ambassador of Spain; or Ms. Ana Vich, Economic and Commercial Attaché of the Embassy of Spain.

 

The SUMMIT will thus be a top international event of the energy sector which you should not miss as well. The SUMMIT will be simultaneously interpreted to the Czech and English languages.

 

Use THIS LINK to register for the event.

2016-05-04 10:13:14 More


A Member of the European Commission to speak at the ENERGO SUMMIT

Jan Michal has been operating on the position of the Head of the European Commission Representation in the Czech Republic since September 2010. The European Commission Representation is the official representative of one of the main institutions of the EU in each of the EU Member States. The European Commission Representation cooperates with constitutional institutions of the Czech Republic, state administration and self-government bodies, social partners, academic institutions and non-governmental organisations. The European Commission Representation prepares economic analyses within the framework of coordination of economic policies in the EU (the so-called European semester) and presents priorities and initiatives of the European Commission (investment plan, Energy Union, single market, etc.). The representation provides also opinion statements for the media with regard to activities of the European Commission and various events in the EU and takes part in and prepares professional and other discussion and cultural events. Jan Michal has been working for the European Commission, which he represented during his stay in Brussels at preparatory meetings of the G8, since August 2009. At the General Secretariat of the European Commission he took part also in preparation of negotiations of the Council of the EU and European Commission Representation in the G20. In the years 1993-2009, he worked at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, among other activities also as the UN Department Director (2007-09 and 2002-03) and as the Deputy Permanent Representative of the Czech Republic to NATO (2003-07). Before that mission he worked as a diplomat in the Netherlands and at the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons in The Hague (1996-2001) and at the UN in New York (1995), where he was a member of the Czech Republic Delegation at the UN Security Council. He graduated from the University of Economics in Prague (economics) and he completed studies of international relations at the Faculty of Social Sciences of Charles University.

2016-05-03 10:36:50 More


ENERGO SUMMIT to present buildings with almost zero energy consumption

The third session focused on the topic “The future of Czech power engineering” will include the speech of Prof. Ing. Karel Kabele, CSc., Professor and Head of the Department of Environmental and Building Services Engineering the Faculty of Civil Engineering of the Czech Technical University (ČVUT) in Prague, who deals with energy systems and quality of internal environment of buildings from the viewpoint of their designing, modelling, simulation as well as optimisation and interactions of systems with the building. He is a guarantor and co-author of the study scheme “Buildings and Environment” and of the inter-faculty programme “Intelligent Buildings”. In 2007, 2011 and 2013 he was giving lectures as visiting professor at the prestigious National University of Singapore. He gave lectures also for practice at seminars and courses, and since 2014 he has been a guarantor of the ongoing education process of power engineering specialists at ČVUT. The National Calculation Tool for Determination of Energy Performance of Buildings was created under his leadership. He intensively took part in preparation of the project of the University Centre for Energy Efficient Buildings of ČVUT in Prague, where he currently works as the head of the research group for internal environment of buildings in which a number of doctoral candidates and young staff members from the above mentioned department work. Since 1999 he has been the Chairman of the Society of Environmental Engineering, member of editorial boards of the magazines “Topin” and “Vytápění, větrání, instalace”, and of the international magazine “Energy and Buildings”. He is an authorised engineer and member of the Board of Directors of ČKAIT (Czech Chamber of Chartered Engineers and Technicians Engaged in Construction), a member of ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers), a founding member and Vice Chairman of IBPSA (International Building Performance Simulation Association) - CZ and since 2013 he has been the President of the Federation of European Heating and Air-Conditioning Associations (REHVA).

2016-04-27 15:15:52 More


Future of the European energy market

Petr Štulc, Director of Corporate Development, ČEZ, a.s. will present in the first bloc. Petr worked on climate change issues in the Czech Academy of Science and at the University of Utah. Then he worked in McKinsey on strategic projects for large corporations in Europe and America. Since 2004 Petr has been working on various positions in ČEZ. He is responsible for formulating the company strategy in the context of changing energy markets, for evaluating acquisition opportunities, investment into new power plant projects and existing assets. Now Petr focuses mainly on decentralized energy, renewables and innovative services for ČEZ customers. He is member at several boards (Veolie ČR, ČEZ Distribuce, Akenerji in Turkey, JESS in Slovakia), vice-chair of OECD BIAC Energy Committee and member of Energy Policy & Generation Committee in Eurelectric .

2016-04-20 16:52:07 More




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