Please join the U.S. Department of Energy, Ministry of Climate and Environment of the Republic of Poland, and Atlantic Council Global Energy Center on September 22, 2021, in Warsaw, Poland to participate in the Partnership for Transatlantic Energy and Climate Cooperation (P-TECC) Business Forum. The P-TECC Business Forum will take place in the Butelkownia and Filtracja buildings of the Centrum Praskie Koneser, Plac Konesera 3, Warsaw, Poland.

The P-TECC initiative was created as a pathway for enhanced cooperation between the United States and the countries of Eastern and Central Europe on energy security and the transition to clean, carbon-neutral economies. The P-TECC Business Forum will gather representatives from countries, organizations, and businesses throughout the region to discuss technology innovations, policy hurdles, and business opportunities.

The discussions at the 2021 P-TECC Business Forum will drive the U.S. energy agenda in Eastern and Central Europe for years to come. The program will include technical discussions on established and emerging energy solutions, financing sessions, technology demonstrations, and keynote addresses from Polish Minister of Environment and Climate Michał Kurtyka and U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm.

We look forward to welcoming you to Warsaw in person. Please review the COVID-19 protocols below.

Agenda

All sessions will be held in the Butelkownia Room

Time of sessionSession name
8:00–8:30Registration and coffee
8:30–9:05Opening remarks

SPEAKERS
H.E. Michał Kurtyka, Minister of Climate and Environment, Republic of Poland
The Hon. Don Graves, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce
The Hon. Dr. Andrew Light, Assistant Secretary for International Affairs, U.S. Department of Energy
Beata Daszyńska-Muzyczka, President, BGK, Polish Development Bank
9:10–10:05Panel session I: The $23 trillion opportunity – Financing low carbon energy technologies

PANELISTS
The Hon. Don Graves, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce
Monika Morawiecka, Chief Executive Officer, PGE Baltica
H.E. Marko Perunovic, State Secretary, Ministry of Capital Investments (Montenegro)
Joseph Philipsz, Senior Investment Director, Amber Infrastructure
Christopher Van Es, Senior Vice President, Export-Import Bank of the United States

MODERATOR
Tony Housh, Chair, American Chamber of Commerce in Poland
10:05–10:15Coffee break
10:15–11:25Panel session II: Securing our energy systems

PRESENTATIONS
Duane Verner, Manager, Resilience Assessment Group, Argonne National Laboratory
Daniel Noyes, Operational Technology Cyber Threats Program Manager, Idaho National Laboratory

PANELISTS
Grzegorz Bojar, Chief Information Officer, Polskie Sieci Elektroenergetyczne S.A. (PSE)
Olivier Marquette, Chief Executive Officer, AES Bulgaria
Jeffrey W. Martin, Chief Executive Officer, Sempra Energy

MODERATOR
Olga Khakova, Deputy Director for Flagship Convenings and Global Engagement, Global Energy Center, Atlantic Council
11:30–12:20Panel session III: Role of natural gas in the energy transition

PANELISTS
H.E. Kreshnik Bekteshi, Minister of Economy, Republic of North Macedonia
Paweł Majewski, President and Chief Executive Officer, Polskie Górnictwo Naftowe i Gazownictwo (PGNiG)
Ryan Peay, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Oil and Natural Gas, U.S. Department of Energy
Christopher Smith, Senior Vice President, Policy, Government, and Public Affairs, Cheniere Energy

MODERATOR
Agata Łoskot-Strachota, Senior Fellow, Energy Policy, Center for Eastern Studies
12:25–12:55Panel session IV: Evolving smart cities and energy technologies of the future

PANELISTS
Dr. Olga Malinkiewicz, Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, Saule Technologies
Dr. Piotr D. Moncarz, Adjunct Professor, Stanford University; President and Chief Executive Officer, Geothermic Solution
Andrew L. Ott, Senior Advisor, Google X
Piotr Marczuk, Director of Government Affairs, Central and Eastern Europe, Honeywell
Grzegorz Zieliński, Director, Head of Energy Europe, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

MODERATOR
The Hon. Don Graves, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce
12:55–13:50Lunch
Sponsored by the Nuclear Energy Institute
13:50–14:00Special remarks

SPEAKER
Jake Levine, Chief Climate Officer, U.S. International Development Finance Corporation
14:00–14:35Panel session V: Prospects for the acceleration of e-mobility

PRESENTATION
Krzysztof Burda, President, Polish Chamber of Electromobility Development

PANELISTS
Anna Bodnar, Sales Director, Ekoenergetyka-Polska S.A.
Bruce Hamilton, Program Lead, Global Energy Solutions, Argonne National Laboratory
Piotr Zaremba, President, Electromobility Poland

MODERATOR
Phillip Cornell, Principal, The Economist Group; Nonresident Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council
14:40–15:25Panel session VI: The economics of hydrogen

PRESENTATION
Dr. Martin Keller, Director, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (USA)

PANELISTS
Łukasz Beresiński, Director, Fuel and Infrastructure Sector Office, BGK, Polish Development Bank
Jose Luis Crespo, General Manager, Material Handling and Global Accounts, Plug Power
Jakub Kupecki, Head of the Centre of Hydrogen Technologies (CTH2), Institute of Power Engineering

MODERATOR
Ewa Mazur, Head of Hydrogen Economy and Innovation Unit, Ministry of Climate and Environment (Poland)
15:25–15:35Coffee break
15:35–15:45Special Remarks

SPEAKER
Dr. Fatih Birol, Executive Director, International Energy Agency
15:45–16:45Panel session VII: Nuclear energy financing and technologies

PANELISTS
David Durham, President, Energy Systems, Westinghouse Electric Company
John L. Hopkins, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, NuScale Power
Dr. Kathryn Huff, Acting Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy, U.S. Department of Energy
Danijel Levičar, Chief Operating Officer, GEN Energija

MODERATOR
Maria Korsnick, President and Chief Executive Officer, Nuclear Energy Institute
16:50–17:00Keynote address

SPEAKER
The Hon. Jennifer M. Granholm, Secretary of Energy, United States of America
17:00–17:15Closing remarks

SPEAKERS
The Hon. Don Graves, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce
H.E. Michał Kurtyka, Minister of Climate and Environment, Republic of Poland

COVID Safety

Please review Poland’s COVID-19 Entry Restrictions when planning your trip.

The U.S. and Polish teams organizing the P-TECC program are closely following COVID developments and are taking every precaution to help ensure the health and safety of all participants.

We are limiting the total number of attendees at P-TECC for safety reasons. We kindly ask that all P-TECC attendees:

  1. Regardless of vaccination status, provide proof of a negative COVID test conducted on or after September 19th.  Either Antigen or PCR test is acceptable.
  2. Wear a mask while indoors at the P-TECC Business Forum and Ministerial, unless you are giving remarks, eating, or drinking.
  3. Apply all necessary measures of personal safety including keeping a safe distance and avoiding shaking hands.

Accommodations

A variety of hotels are within close distance to the P-TECC meeting facilities. Organizers will not provide hotel accommodation for participants.

P-TECC Background

The Department of Energy’s Office of International Affairs coordinates the Partnership for Transatlantic Energy and Climate Cooperation (P-TECC), an international platform designed to provide policymakers and civil-society stakeholders within Eastern and Central Europe with the resources and technical tools to build secure, resilient, climate-conscious energy systems. The United States, 22 European countries, and the European Union participate in the P-TECC initiative. Support for European-based energy security efforts, including the European Union’s Energy Union framework and the Three Seas Initiative, is a cornerstone of the P-TECC initiative.

P-TECC Partners

Countries and organizations participating in P-TECC include: Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, the European Union, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine, and the United States.

P-TECC focuses on technical collaboration in a number of key areas, including:

  • Improving energy efficiency and clean energy deployment, including in the renewable energy, nuclear energy, and carbon management sectors;
  • Supporting energy cybersecurity best practices;
  • Promoting new capital investment in key energy infrastructure;
  • Climate impact prediction, risk mapping, and adaptation planning; and
  • Providing analysis and vulnerability assessments for electricity and gas transmission systems;

The Global Energy Center promotes energy security by working alongside government, industry, civil society, and public stakeholders to devise pragmatic solutions to the geopolitical, sustainability, and economic challenges of the changing global energy landscape.