SECW 2024

Sarajevo Energy & Climate Week

Together we build an energy-efficient and renewable future!

23. - 27.09.2024. Sarajevo

The Sarajevo Energy & Climate Week (SECW) brings together key stakeholders in the energy and climate sectors to present sustainable policies and practices. The event focuses on achieving EU goals through research and real-world needs, offering simultaneous sessions and numerous networking opportunities with experts, international organizations, the business community, and the media.

The goal of SECW is to support the transition to a sustainable energy system in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Western Balkans region, raise awareness about the importance of sustainable energy and climate change, and connect participants from various sectors to exchange knowledge and innovative technologies.

 

The mission of SECW is to build a sustainable future through dialogue, cooperation, and innovative solutions, inspiring the development of a sustainable energy sector for the next 50 years.

 

SECW 2024 is supported by the Chamber of Economy of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

KEY SPEAKERS 2023

PROGRAM SECW 2024

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Monday

Sept. 23, 2024 Hotel Hills

 

MONDAY, September 23, 2024, Hotel Hills, Ilidža

TOPIC OF THE DAY: TOGETHER TOWARDS CARBON NEUTRALITY

 

09:30-10:00            Side Event I: Donor meeting

Presentation: MoFTER BIH/EU4Energy (organizer: EU4Energy)

10:00-10:30            Registration of participants – finger food and welcome coffee

10:00-10:30            Side Event II:

Signing of MoU with the Faculty of Economics of the University of Sarajevo and Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the University of East Sarajevo regarding the establishment of the Center for sustainable energy transition Organizer: EU4Energy

10:30-11:00            Press corner, statements of participants for representatives of media outlets

11:00-12:00            Opening remarks and ceremonial opening:

  • Denis Bećirović, Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Sevlid Hurtić, Minister of Human Rights and Refugees, Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Nermin Nikšić, Prime Minister of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Igor Stojanović, Vice-president of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Artur Lorkowski, Director of Energy Community Secretariat
  • Narine Sahakyan, Resident Representative ad interim in Bosnia and Herzegovina

H.E. Ambassador of Kingdom of Norway in Bosnia and Herzegovina

12:00-13:30            Panel I: Impact of applying the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) on state borders, members of Energy Community

Organizer: EU4Energy

13:00-14:30           Lunch break

14:30:16:00            Panel II: Establishment of the EU ETS model in the Western Balkans

Organizer: EU4Energy

 

 

16:00:17:30            Panel III: Strategic approach to development of e-mobility in public and private sectors with a focus on transport decarbonization

 

16:00:17:30            Side Event III:

CBAM Qreport; Preparation of binding quarterly CBAM reports for export-oriented companies in Bosnia and Herzegovina – training on the method of budgeting, reporting and delivery with practical examples and the most common questions

Organizer : nLogic Advisory

19:00                      CEREMONIAL RECEPTION at the British Embassy in Sarajevo (tbc)

Tuesday

Sept. 24, 2024 Hotel Hills

TUESDAY, September 24, 2024, Hotel Hills, Ilidža

TOPIC OF THE DAY: JUST TRANSITION AND CRITICAL MINERAL RESOURCES

 

 

09:00-10:30            Panel IV: Critical mineral resources and sustainable mining in the Western Balkans – potential, opportunities and challenges

Organizer: World Bank

10:00-12:00            Side Event IV:

Meeting of Board of Directors of BiH SuTRA project

Organizer: SEI

10:30-12:00            Panel V: Community action for energy transition in Bosnia and Herzegovina, development of prosumers and energy communities

Organizator GIZ

10:30-12:00                            Side Event V:

Establishment of obligatory oil reserves

Moderator: EU4Energy

Organizer: EU4Energy

12.00-13:00            Lunch break

13.00-14:30            Panel VI: Creation of just transition with a focus on chosen pilot projects and local communities

Organizer: World Bank

14.30-16:00            Panel VII: Regional energy strategies: accelerating the energy transition through support policies

Organizer: UNDP

14.30-16:00            Side Event VI: Net zero and circular economy

 

16.00-17:30            Panel VIII: Green hydrogen as an important element of climate neutral economy and energy independency

Organizer: EU4Energy

19:00                      AMBASSADORS NIGHT

Wednesday

Sept. 25, 2024 Hotel Hills

WEDNESDAY, September 25, 2024, Hotel Hills, Ilidža

TOPIC OF THE DAY: SHAPING THE FUTURE OF ELECTRICITY

 

09:00-10:30            Panel IX: Achievement of ambitious goals for methane reduction

Organizer: CCAC/Global Methane Pledge

09:00-10:30            Side Event VII:

Planning and production of electricity in the right time and the right place

10:30-12:00            Panel X: New rules on organizing the wholesale electricity market with a focus on establishing an electricity exchange market in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Organizer: EU4Energy

Presentation :NORD POOL

09:00-10:30            Side Event VIII:

ESG opportunities in the energy transition

12.00-13:00            Lunch break

13:00 – 14:30          Panel XI: Connection and integration of RES to the power system in the market model and use of storage and balancing services resources

Organizer: EU4Energy

13:00 – 14:30          Side Event IX:  Decarbonization of the supply chain

Organizer: EU4Energy

14:30 – 16:00          Panel XII:  Financing the just energy transition, opportunities and challenges

Moderator: Branko Čevriz, EIB

Introductory presentation: Branko Čevriz EIB

14:30 – 16:00          Side Event X: Mobilization of public and private capital to accelerate the energy transition

 

16:00 – 17:30          Panel XIII: Corporate power purchase agreements (PPA) as the future of energy transition in EU and Western Balkans

Organizer: Energetska zajednica

16:00 – 17:30          Side Event XI:

Digitalization and transformational technology: starting the energy transition

Thursday

Sept. 26, 2024 Energoinvest

THURSDAY, September 26, 2024, Energoinvest/Headquarters of the Government of FBiH

EMERIK BLUM DAY

 

 

09:30-11:00            Panel XIV: Efficient transmission and distribution networks as the backbone of the green transition

 

11:00-12:30            Panel XV: Importance of efficient meteorology use in the energy transition

Introductory presentation: Hydrometeorogical Institute of FBiH

12.00-13:00            Lunch break

13:30-15:00            Panel XVI: Regional Panel on Projects of Energy Community Interest (PECI) and Projects of Common Interest

 

Introductory presentation: Davor Bajs, Energy Community Secretariat

 

15:00-16:30            Panel XVII: Climate action – sustainable use of biomass for energy purposes

 

16:30 – 18:00         Panel XVIII: Construction and challenges of connecting solar power plants to the power grid/management and balancing

Friday

Sept. 27, 2024 Chamber of Economy of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina

 

FRIDAY, September 27, 2024, Chamber of Commerce of FBiH

TOPIC OF THE DAY: SHAPING ENERGY SECURITY AND INDEPENDENCE

 

9:00 – 10:30           Panel XVIX:  Energy efficiency first

Moderator: UNDP

 

9:00 – 10:30           Side Event XII:

Faculty of Economics, University of Sarajevo

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Sarajevo

 

10:30 – 12:00         Panel XX: Decarbonization of heating and cooling sectors with the aim of improving air quality

 

10:30 – 12:00         Side Event XIII:

 

Green Certification

Organizer: CEEO

 

12.00-13:00            Lunch break

 

13:00 – 14:00         Panel XXI: Electrification in the energy transition and heat pumps

 

 

14:00h                    Press conference and closing of SECW

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