Talks about energy
Each year Science and Technology Symposium ‘Energetyka Bełchatów’ gathers representatives of the energy industry in Poland. It is one of the most relevant events in the field that empowers experts to update/get the latest information regarding various aspects of Polish energy industry and its development.
Amongst the partners of XIX Science and Technology Symposium ‘Energetyka Bełchatów’ were Ministry of Energy, PGE GiEK and PGNiG, the Energy Regulatory Office, the PSE (Polskie Sieci Energetyczne), Tauron Group, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems and Marshall of Łódzkie Voivodeship, and others. For many years the event has been attracting participants of the energy market – producers, power plants, public institutions, general contractors and suppliers of technology and devices. There were many topics to discuss regarding the development of the national energy system such as innovativeness, environment, security, effectiveness, and cooperation between subjects engaged in its growth. To sum up, the two-day program of debates allowed to evaluate the current state of the national energy industry and appoint a path to be followed.
‘Polish power generation system faces a huge challenge. Out-dated infrastructure is one of its concerns. In addition, most of power plants in the country are coal-fired. When comparing it to the CO2 emissions and international climate policies it is clear it puts the industry to the test. Cost of the modernisations is another problem as investing in new plants generates huge investment outlays. Construction of new power units in Opole is worth over PLN 11 billion’, commented Paweł Żbikowski, Director Energy Division, Mostostal Warszawa present at the event.
Without a doubt, a great advantage of the symposium lies in a meeting of experts from the industry, presenting different points of view and experiences. Investors, clients, scientists together – different subjects related with energy industry could have a dialogue. Apart from Mostostal Warszawa among the guests, we could find representatives of Agencja Rynku Energii, Enea, Energa, GE Power, NCBiR, Siemens, power plants and combined plants, general contractors in Poland executing or interested executing energy projects, universities and companies associated with the energy market. A long list of participants favored fruitful discussions and exchange of thoughts.