Black Sea Renewable Energy Forum

The first edition of Black Sea Renewable Energy Forum will take place on 8 – 10 November, at the Intercontinental Hotel in Bucharest, Romania. An “International Fair on Renewables Distributor’s Day”, will be organized in the same period.
The Forum will be organized by Gillier Humanity Foundation and Romanian Associations active in this field: SUNE – Romanian Association for Renewable Industry, ACPR – Romanian Alliance of Employers, FPEn – Romanian Federation for Energy, in cooperation with Prahova County Council and their Agency for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, with support of Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Economy, Trade and Business Environment.

The Forum on Renewable Energy in the Black Sea area is aiming at becoming, for three days, the voice for renewable energy in the region. The Forum will explore the strategy across the fields of all renewable energies: solar, wind, bio, hydro and ocean.


The Regional Forum on Renewables in the Black Sea will:

  • Promote a transparent dialogue on energy security, based upon a common strategic vision tailored to the region’s profile, needs and potential;
  • Encourage the exchange of best practices on renewable energy sources, through innovative public information and debate platforms;
  • Provide a source of independent judgment on renewable energy to heads of state and government in the area;
  • Forge strategic partnerships on renewables at both economic and political levels by bringing together international partners and regional stakeholders;
  • Draw public attention to renewables across the Black Sea region through existing regional networks of academics, NGO’s and journalists, and increase popularity of regenerative energy sources;
  • Provide opportunities for scientists, politicians and industry leaders to meet, network and discuss solutions to bridge the gap between (the emergence of) new technologies and their market entrance;
  • Stimulate interest for a strategic outlook on Black Sea renewables and explore the scope of practical cooperation on renewable energy between private enterprises, public operators, and academic circles (“renewable energy clusters”);
  • Increase the energy efficiency facilitated by suitable and secure energy supply in order to cover the total social costs of energy in a way that the people could conduct economic activity to support appropriate standard of living for themselves and their families within a healthy environment;
  • Assess the legal framework that regulates the renewable energy sector in Black Sea countries and explore interoperability with relevant EU legislation;
  • Debate on existing and future market-oriented stimulating/promotional instruments for renewables and appraise renewable energy investment needs in the Black Sea region;
  • Give insight into the renewable energy industry’s perspectives and development in the area through thematic annual reports by independent experts; focus discussion on industry sectors that are most likely to benefit from renewables (agriculture, heating, automotive construction, shipping, wood processing etc.).