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XIth Conference NEUF 2015 „Transformation of the Polish economy through energy and industry sectors – efficiency, productivity and social dialogue”

2015 / 07 / 03

On the 26th of June 2015 in Warsaw there was organised the 11th International Conference NEUF 2015 „Transformation of the Polish economy through energy and industry sectors – efficiency, productivity and social dialogue”.The conference consisted of several sessions; each of them had the form of a panel discussion with the participation of leading of Polish and international representatives of the business community, public opinion building institutions and members of parliament.

The objective of this year's NEUF conference was to discuss solutions for the effective  transformation of the Polish economy leading to improved energy efficiency, increased generation, transmission and distribution capacities, reliability of supplies and, consequently, a higher level of national energy security and greater energy comfort of the end users. Through political, economic and business measures, the transformation is to support the development of strong enterprises so as to ensure sustainable economic development of the country and greater competitiveness on the single European market. Failure to respond to the above challenges may, among others, threaten energy supply security, while failure to increase competitiveness may hamper the investment project potential.

During NEUF 2015 conference, the participants of discussions analysed results of the development activities implemented to-date in the energy and industry sectors, about the necessary investments and ways to initiate and support them, about the efficient implementation of investment projects, and about technologies supporting development and innovation.

The last Session IV (from 15:00 – 16:30) – organized by the Institute of Power Engineering, in frames of MILESECURE project – was an excellent discussion platform for issues concerning social aspects of energy transition.

What kind of social problems may result from societal energy transition on a local/national scale?

• The possibilities of adjusting to changes taking place in the sector

• Social energy transition – utopia or a real vision?

• Social aspects of energy transition in Poland and Europe –strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats in the change process

• Energy security in the process of social transition of energy sector

• Models of changing rules and business models in energy sector and its environment

• National and international experience of transition of energy sector -

models and experiences

• Sociological dimension of the transition


Moderator: Bartłomiej Derski,  Editor, „Wysokie Napięcie”

Dr. Domenico Rossetti Di Valdalbero,  European Commission, DG RTD

Prof. Erik Bichard, Salford University, UK

Dr Jacopo Toniolo, Politecnico di Torino (POLITO), Italy

Dr Zygmunt Parczewski, IEn, Poland

Dr Krzysztof Chlebowski, PGE Bełchatów, Poland

Leszek Drogosz, Director of Infrastructure Office, Warsaw City Hall


The conference has been transmitted online and followed by around 6 000 participants.

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