The second edition of the Eurogas Annual Regional Conference ‘Czech Republic: The Energy Transition and the role of Gas’ took place on 7 December 2022 (09:30 – 12:00 CET) in Prague and online.
The event was organised in the context of the Czech Presidency of the Council of the European Union, with the kind support of the Czech Gas Association.
09.00 | Registration & coffee
09.30 | Opening speeches
Veronika Vohlídková, Acting Executive Director, Czech Gas Association
Didier Holleaux, President, Eurogas
09.40 | Keynote speeches
René Neděla, Deputy Minister for Industry and Trade – Energy, Czech Republic
Cristina Lobillo Borrero, Energy Platform Task Force, DG ENER, European Commission
MEP Alexandr Vondra, Member of the ENVI Committee, European Parliament (ECR, CZ)
10.05 | Panel 1 – Energy Emergency: Protecting the EU and the region
The panel has addressed the functioning of the regional gas market and its evolution, in the context of an emergency situation.
Paul Voss, Director General, European Aluminium
Martin Šik, Director of Analysis and Data Support Department, Energy Regulatory Office
Roxana Caliminte, Deputy Secretary General, Gas Infrastructure Europe
Ing. Pavel Řežábek, Head Economist, ČEZ group
10.55 | Coffee break
11.10 | Panel 2 – A transition to renewable and low-carbon gases in the EU and the region
This panel has discussed the potential of renewable and low carbon gases in the region in an emergency context.
Veronika Vohlídková, Member of the Board, Czech Hydrogen Technology Platform
Andreas Rau, CEO, Net4Gas
Jan Habart, Chairman, CZ Biom
12.00 | End of the conference
The conference was moderated by Lenka Kovačovská, Energy Policy Consultant
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