SAPI Energy

under the patronage of the
President of the Slovak Republic

Thank you for your attendance!

The long-awaited SAPI Energy Conference 2022 is behind us and with it a busy program. Almost 40 experts presented themselves on stage and brought us the latest information and developments in the field of energy, whether from the point of view of the producer, regulator, state authority, or energy consumer. In individual panels, we had the opportunity to hear news from the field of energy storage and photovoltaics, the functioning of the electricity market, the possibility of using RES in decarbonization and increasing energy security, but also a discussion about the potential of energy technologies and tools, which in Slovakia, despite their importance, have not yet they are in a leading position. Although the program was time-consuming and the topics of discussion complex, we believe that every participant of the conference took something away from it - be it a new knowledge, something to think about, or even a new acquaintance established during the social and cultural part of the evening. We opened the new format of our conference in style, with the participation of almost 250 guests. We are grateful to each of them for honoring us with their presence and contributing their knowledge, questions, and encouraging words. We are looking forward to the next joint meeting at the SAPI Energy Conference 2023, which will take place on October 11-12, 2023 in the Senec Hotel.

We invite you to the 12th SAPI conference under the auspices of H.E. Ms. Zuzana Čaputová, which will take place on November 8 and 9 in Senec. This year, you can look forward to a two-day international event full of current topics from the world of sustainable energy. In addition to the opening speech of the President, you can look forward to lectures and panels by domestic and foreign experts, but there will also be plenty of space for networking.


Two days full of news and open discussions on the topics of renewable resources and their further development will bring expert views on current topics such as REPower EU, technological innovations in RES, system development, project financing or energy communities. The participants of the conference will be the first to get acquainted with the results of the SAPI study on wind potential and barriers to the development of wind energy in Slovakia.


Program TUESDAY, 8.11.2022

08:00 - 09:15 Registration
09:15 - 09:30 Welcome and official opening of the conference: Ján Karaba, Director of SAPI
Opening of the conference: Video speech. President of the Slovak Republic Zuzana Čaputová
09:30 - 11:00 BLOCK I.
Panel discussion: RES as a substitute for fossil fuels and a solution for energy security
Presenter: Veronika Oravcová, SFPA
Speakers: Karol Galek, SaS team leader for energy
Radovan Ďurana, INESS
Ján Karaba, SAPI
Oldřich Sklenář, AMO
11:00 - 11:20 Organisational break
Main partner Viessmann, s.r.o invites you for coffee.
11:20 - 13:00 BLOCK II.
Hall I. Trends and innovations in the photovoltaic industry
Presenter: Veronika Galeková, Generm, s.r.o.
Speakers: Martin Abel, AMO - Association for International Affairs
The potential of agrovoltaics usage
Branislav Schnierer, Solargis,s.r.o.
Predictions for PV production and expectation management
Daniel Hrčka - Viessmann,s.r.o.
Resource management and sale of electricity from photovoltaics
Naomi Chevillard - SolarPower Europe
Hall II. Trends and innovations in energy storage systems
Presenter: Ján Fousek, AKU-BAT CZ, z.s.
Prednášajúci: Andrea Pancotti, Slovenské elektrárne - energetické služby, s.r.o.
The use of energy storage from the point of view of electricity suppliers
Daniel Moser, Huawei Austria
Energy storage solutions in practice - a manufacturer's point of view
Ivan Trup, MicroStep Invest, s.r.o.
Accumulation management, energy trading support
Pavel Hrzina, Solární asociace
Technological trends in the field of battery storage
Tomáš Mužík - Nano Energies a. s.
Aggregation of flexibility
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch break
General partner RIGHT POWER, a.s. invites you to lunch.
14:00 - 15:30 BLOCK III.
Hall I. Panel discussion: System development and connectability of RES
Presenter: Ján Karaba, SAPI
Speakers: Peter Dovhun, SEPS - Slovenská elektrizačná prenosová sústava, a.s.
Tomáš Šipoš, Západoslovenská distribučná, a.s.
Jozef Tomčík, Východoslovenská distribučná, a.s.
Vladislav Jurík, Stredoslovenská distribučná, a.s.
Hall II. Panel discussion: RES electricity market
Presenter: Ľubica Ragulová, Ernst & Young, s.r.o.
Speakers: Jana Ambrošová, Združenie dodávateľov energií
Peter Kalman, Greenlogy
Lukáš Choma, Right Power
Samuel Lazorík, OKTE
15:30 - 15:45 Organisational break
Main partner Huawei invites you for coffee.
15:45 - 17:30 BLOCK IV.
Príprava veľkých projektov OZE
Presenter: Ján Lacko, WSB Invest j.s.a.
Speakers: Boris Valach, SAPI
Study of the development of wind energy in Slovakia: barriers and recommendations
Preparation of RES projects - Zoning Act. Construction Act.
Ministry of Environment of the Slovak Republic
New regulatory framework in the area of environmental impact assessment
Guy Willems, WindEurope
The current situation in the wind power plants supplier market
Tamás Szőke, Centire, s.r.o.
Green energy projects financing: "Grants for RES"
17:30 Conclusion of the professional program of day 1
20:00 - 24:00 Social evening with a cultural program
Dinner / Wine tasting / Folk performance / Free entertainment with DJ

Program WEDNESDAY, 9.11.2022

09:30 - 11:00 BLOCK I.
Panel discussion: RES and their role in reaching carbon neutrality in the Slovak Republic
Presenter: Ján Karaba,SAPI
Speakers: Dušana Dokupilová, SAV
Vladimír Pavlovič, Ministry of Environment of the Slovak Republic
Zdeněk Čech, Representation of the European Commission
Tomáš Chabada, Masaryk University, Brno
Petr Holub, Budovy21,s.r.o.
11:00 - 11:15 Organisational break
Main partner POLÁČEK & PARTNERS s.r.o. invites you for coffee.
11:15 - 13:00 BLOCK II.
Community energy and experience from abroad
Presenter: Ľubica Ragulová, Ernst & Young, s.r.o.
Speakers: Michal Hudec - URSO
Regulatory framework for the functioning of energy communities
Marcel Schweitzer, Austrian Energy Agency
Energy communities in Austria
Miloslav Franěk, Prague Association of Renewable Energy
The role of the European Commission in the process of energy decarbonisation
Jana Červenáková, Únia miest Slovenska
Community energy support
Marek Tomeš, ZSE Energia, a.s.
13:05 - 13:15 Conclusion of the conference
The organizer reserves the right to change the order of the discussions.


Full price420€

Discounted price until 20.9. 370€

State offices, Municipalities, Educational institutions210€

SAPI members have an additional discount -50€

Ticket prices do not include VAT.

Participation in person fee includes:

  • admission to the conference on both days,
  • food and refreshments according to the conference program,
  • social evening
  • conference recording in full HD quality (available for 30 days).

The price does not include

  • accommodation

Thank you, capacity is full.


Hotel SENEC****
Slnečné jazerá – Sever
90301 Senec


Accommodation is booked and paid individually by the registered conference participants according to their preferences. If you want to stay directly at the Hotel Senec, we recommend booking accommodation as soon as possible.

Aquapark Senec Entry

Aquapark Senec is located approximately 50 meters from the hotel and it is available to all hotel guests free of charge during the entire stay. Unlimited entry to Aquapark Senec cannot be used on the day of departure.

Sai Wellness Senec (For a fee)

It is located approximately 50 meters from the hotel and is available to our hotel guests for a discounted price.


It is located approximately 50 meters from the hotel (Aquapark) and is available to all hotel guests free of charge during the entire stay.


Opening of the conference: Video speech

Zuzana Čaputová

President of the Slovak Republic

The President will not attend the conference in person, but will greet the participants via video greeting.


Ján Karaba


Jan Fousek

CEO of the Association for Energy Storage AKU-BAT CZ

Ján Lacko

WSB Invest j.s.a.
member of the executive committee SAPI

Veronika Oravcová

Slovak Foreign Policy Association (SFPA)

Ľubica Ragulová

Ernst & Young, s.r.o.
Senior consultant

Veronika Galeková



Lukáš Choma

Vice chairman of the Board

Karol Galek

SaS team leader for energy

Radovan Ďurana

Chief Analyst

Peter Dovhun

Chairman and CEO

Michal Hudec

Office for the Regulation of Network Industries
Director - Department of Market Organization and Regulatory Policy

Jana Ambrošová

Association of energy suppliers

Boris Valach

Project Manager

Miloslav Franěk

Prague Association of Renewable Energy

Marcel Schweitzer

Austrian Energy Agency
Expert on Energy Infrastructure

Dušana Dokupilová


Andrea Pancotti

Slovenské elektrárne,
Sales & Energy Services Manager

Ivan Trup

MicroStep Invest s.r.o.
Sales Director

Tomáš Chabada

Institut 2050

Jozef Tomčík

Východoslovenská distribučná, a.s.
Head of the Distribution System Strategy section

Martin Abel

Association for International Affairs
analyst of the Alliance for Energy Self-sufficiency

Tamás Szőke

Centire, s.r.o
partner of Centire

Daniel Moser

Huawei Austria
Solution Manager

Zdeněk Čech

Zastúpenie Európskej komisie na Slovensku
Team leader - economic team

Daniel Hrčka

Viessmann s.r.o.
head of the photovoltaic systems department

Oldřich Sklenář

Research Fellow

Jakub Žák


Samuel Lazorík

OKTE, a.s.
Head of the RES department

Guy Willems

Strategic Communications Advisor

Jana Červenáková

Union of cities of Slovakia
Vice president ÚMS

Naomi Chevillard

SolarPower Europe
Head of Regulatory Affairs

Vladislav Jurík

Stredoslovenská distribučná, a. s.
Director of the Regulation section

Petr Holub


Tomáš Mužík

Nano Energies a. s.
Country Manager Česko & Slovensko

Peter Kalman

Greenlogy a.s.
CEO and co-founder

Pavel Hrzina

Solar Association
Head of the working group for small sources and accumulation

Tomáš Šipoš

Západoslovenská distribučná, a.s
head of regulation

Branislav Schnierer

Solargis s.r.o.
Head of the consulting department

Marek Tomeš

ZSE Energia, a.s.
Head of the marketing department

Vladimír Pavlovič

Ministry of the Environment of the Slovak Republic
Chief State Counsel

We will add more speakers soon...


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