The Romanian WEC (World Energy Council) National Committee has organized together with the WEC London Central Office the “Central and Eastern Europe Energy Forum” – FOREN 2012, 11th edition, held in Neptun from June 17 to 21 June 2012 with the participation of about 800 delegates.
The main sessions have dealt with:
A. Regional integration of gas and oil resources to enhance energy security in the Region
B. Future supergrids
C. Smart grids for distribution
D. Renewable energy and energy efficiency in Central and Eastern Europe
E. The Regional approach to nuclear projects
F. Cleaner fossil fuels and CCS (Carbon, Capture and Storage)
G. Survey of energy resources and technologies
H. WEC Knowledge Networks on energy efficiency
Andrea Meola, CESI Area Manager for EMEA, has actively participated in session B with the Keynote speech “Key issues for effective development of interconnections” in which he has empathized the importance of accurate feasibility studies for duly accounting and balancing the technical, economic, and environmental issues of such infrastructures. Alessandro Clerici, Chairman of WEC Study Groups on “Energy Resources and technologies”, “Interconnections” and “Nuclear” and CESI Senior Corporate Advisor has acted as moderator of session B, E, G and H and presented in session B the report “Transmission: a key asset for interconnecting nations and even continents for a sustainable development”. In this report the main results of the WEC document on interconnections have been reported together with a series of additional technical-economic considerations on the possible different types of interconnections developed or under discussion with special reference to Europe and North Africa. During the sessions on Nuclear, Mr. Clerici has reported on the situation of nuclear energy around the world one year after Fukushima. From the Romanian interventions during the Congress the key emphasis has been placed on renewables and on the possible development of the NPP’s no. 3 and 4 in Cernavoda. Mr. Clerici has highlighted that Energy efficiency seems locally not so ”sexy” as renewables even if it could bring substantial reduction of CO2 emissions at lower costs while on the other hand local incentives for PV and wind look really attractive.