SIREN 2023

11.09.23 - 13.09.2023

Crowne Plaza Hotel Bucharest, Crown Ballroom Hall.

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The second edition of the The Romanian Energy Symposium - SIREN 2023- developed under the title "Romania continues energy transition towards a secure, climate-neutral and consumer-centered energy system”, was hosted by the Romanian Member Committee of the World Energy Council, under the aegis of the Romanian Ministry of Energy.

The Symposium gathered high-ranking officials from the Romanian Ministry of Energy, the Ministry of Energy of Republic of Moldova, noteworthy economic and politic decision makers and experts in the energy field, who exclusively addressed the major novelties and opportunities on the Romanian energy market and also its challenges in the current regional context.

The three days event included four Discussion Sessions focused on four major topics related to energy transition strategies and policies, investment energy programmes, new technologies in the field of energy, commercial, market and consumer policies. A Scientific Communications Session was also organised within which 21 scientific reports were presented on current developments, research and experiences in the Romanian energy sector. A tutorial dedicated to the the didactic aspects, training and knowledge dissemination to students is to be also organised as part of SIREN 2023.

Among the most topical issues debated, special focus was laid upon the following aspects: Romania’s willingness to keep pace with the assumed targets by 2030 on renewable capacities; continuation of the nuclear program, namely Units 3 and 4 from Cernavodă Nuclear Power Plant and the small modular reactors; development of new transmission capacities – including new interconnection electric lines; the first steps towards new, flexible electricity generation capacities using natural gas; new investment projects meant to lead to the distribution network resilience, able to connect new production capacities, including prosumers; storage capacities contracts; the call for green hydrogen etc.

Throughout the three days, the Symposium enjoyed the participation of six high-level keynote speakers, four noteworthy moderators, 42 speakers who, together with the participants, partners and media shared ideas and discussed topical issues on the Romanian energy agenda.

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