Forum Energii is a think tank, focused on forging the foundation for a clean, innovative, safe and efficient energy sector based on data and analysis.
We observe world trends, analyze data and changes in regulations. We share our knowledge through research activities and by supporting dialogue on the future of power sector. Our mission is to support Poland's implementation of climate goals in 2020 and in 2030.
Forum Energii was established in 2016. Earlier, from 2014, we functioned as Forum for Energy Analysis. Our motivation to act is passion and belief that changes in the power sector should proceed in accordance with global trends. We deal with energy sector and heating as well as European energy and climate regulations.
We develop concepts on how Poland can proceed with low-carbon modernization of the energy sector in a cost-effective and social-friendly manner. We support the process of improving air quality and eliminating smog in Polish cities.
Our activity is supported by the European Climate Foundation.
- Poland fulfills the energy and climate goals in 2020 and 2030
- Reliability of the Polish energy system
- Reduction of the impact of the energy and heating sector on enviroment
- Energy efficiency and the role of the consumer
- Knowledge - we study international trends in the energy sector, we analyze data and develop recommendations for Poland.
- Cooperation - we combine different perspectives. We support the dialogue on the transformation of the power sector. We promote long-term planning.
- Independence - our opinion and recommendations are based on data and knowledge about the market.
dr Joanna Maćkowiak-PanderaPresident email@example.com
She focuses on European energy and climate regulations, electricity markets, renewable energy sources and energy transition. For three years she was the Senior Associate at Agora Energiewende – German energy transition think tank, where she was in charge for the project of energy cooperation in Eastern Europe. In the past, she worked as a director of market development at the Danish company DONG Energy (now Orsted). During the Polish Presidency in the EU Council, Undersecretary of State in the Ministry of the Environment, responsible for climate and environmental negotiations. Earlier, also at the Ministry of the Environment, she was the head of the team that carried out pilot AAU sales transactions under the Kyoto Protocol to the governments of Ireland and Spain, thanks to which Poland earned over PLN 500 million for the implementation of low-emission investments. As a head of cabinet of Prof. Maciej Nowicki COP14 President (under UNFCCC) she was directly involved in global climate negotiations. Author and co-author of many publications and articles about energy transition, power market. PhD in environmental sciences. She studied and worked at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań at the University in Kiel and University in Potsdam. Winner of several international scholarships (Erasmus, KAS, DBU, MMF).
Andrzej RubczyńskiHeating Strategy Director firstname.lastname@example.org
Manager of the energy sector with many years of experience in domestic and foreign companies, including PGNIG TERMIKA, Vattenfall and GIE - Ansaldo. At the beginning of his professional career, he held operational positions, and then took up the task of managing investment activities. The last decade was a period of fundamental analysis for the energy market and the macro environment of the energy sector, as well as the creation of development strategies and long-term investment plans of the company. Expert knowledge of energy and heating markets and sector legislation allows him to actively participate in the activities of industry organisations aimed at creating concepts for the development of modern domestic energy and the heating sector. Author and co-author of many reports prepared by the Forum Energii.
dr Aleksandra Gawlikowska-FykHead of the Power Project email@example.com
She specializes in the European Union's energy policy and regulations, with particular emphasis on the internal electricity market, energy security and low-carbon transformation. For five years, she was the head of the Energy Project and then the International Economic Relations and Energy Policy Programme at the Polish Institute of International Affairs, one of the most recognized analytical teams in Central Europe. Previously, as a former employee of the Energy Regulatory Office, she dealt with the issues of domestic energy sector and regional electricity markets. She has a PhD in Economics and MA in Administration. She is the author of many publications on energy, where she combines political and economic perspectives. She regularly comments on energy issues in media.
Marcin ŚciganHead of Renewables firstname.lastname@example.org
Renewable energy expert with many years of experience in international collaboration. For four years he was a Regional Programme Officer at the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), where he led IRENA’s engagement with South East Europe in years 2015 – 2019 and was involved in the work of the Global Commission on the Geopolitics of Energy Transformation in 2018. Earlier, he worked as an expert on European and International affairs in the field of renewable energy at the Polish Ministry of Economy.
Rafał MacukAnalyst email@example.com
Responsible for data research, analysis and interpretation. His work experience include internships in major Polish power sector companies, namely: PGE GiEK, PGNiG Termika and PKN Orlen. Graduate of International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, currently studying Power Engineering at Warsaw University of Technology. Volunteer and social activist
Aleksandra PrzygodaManaging Director firstname.lastname@example.org
PR and project manager. Aleksandra Przygoda is the operations manager at Forum for Energy since October 2016. She has previously worked in public affairs focusing on the ICT/education and energy sectors, and at the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) in Warsaw, where she was engaged in various foreign policy projects, leadership development, and major conferences. Aleksandra is fluent in English and Polish, and proficient in Spanish and French. She is also a member of several alumni networks, among others of the Polish Institute of International Affairs, and the Visegrad School of Political Studies of the European Academy of Diplomacy.
Klaudia WojciechowskaProject manager email@example.com
Coordinator of projects, conferences and tranings. In Forum Energii she leads Clean Air Academy, support communication activities and relations with stakeholders. A graduate in political science and management, as well as the School for Leaders of NGOs and the certified facilitator LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®. Her professional experience mainly includes public administration. Klaudia worked for several years in the National School of Public Administration and the Ministry of National Education, where she dealt with issues related to international cooperation and non-governmental organizations. Chairwoman of one of the working groups during the Polish Presidency of the EU Council in 2011.
Grzegorz FalkiewiczProject assistant firstname.lastname@example.org
Delphine GozillonProject assistant/ currently Regulatory Affairs Manager w EHI email@example.com
French graduate from Sciences Po Paris School of Public Affairs, specialized in EU energy policy, law and governance, with ambition to contribute to an EU-wide decarbonization. First work experiences both in France and in Poland: as policy officer on energy efficiency and heating at ENGIE, a global energy firm, and before as project assistant on clean air issues at ClientEarth Foundation, a climate litigation NGO. 2019 Alumni Academy of Energy and activist for years in pro-EU youth movements. She was an intern at Forum Energii from 1 July till 30 August 2019. An author of the analysis "From the Loire to the Vistula River..." Currently she is Regulatory Affairs Manager in European Heating Industry Secretariat in Brussels.
Paweł SmoleńChairman of the Supervisory Board
Energy sector manager with a long-standing experience. Country manager of Kiwa Inspecta in Poland. Former President of EURACOAL. He also held the position of the Operations Vice-President at PGE and member of the management board responsible for energy sector and industry of ERBUD SA. In 1992 - 2001, he worked for Arthur Andersen consulting company as a partner responsible for energy sector. In 2001 - 2010, he was a Finance Director, Production Director, Member of the Management Board and then President of Vattenfall Heat Poland (former name: Elektrociepłownie Warszawskie). Later he was the development strategy director for Energy Business of Vattenfall Europe Group in Germany and also the director of the Central Production Assets Management for the entire Vattenfall Group. In 2008 - 2012 - President of the Polish Association of Private Employers of Energy Industry established at the Confederation Lewiatan.
dr Piotr OtawskiMember of Supervisory Board
Partner at Otawski Dziura Jędrzejewski i Partnerzy Law Office. Lawyer with the environmental protection degree and juris doctor from Mickiewicz University in Poznań where he was also an assistant professor and lecturer at Environmental Law faculty. He specializes in environmental law, spatial planning law and regulations relating to the investment process. He has a long-standing practice in the judicial, legislative and negotiating fields. He was Deputy General Director for Environmental Protection and Undersecretary of State and Chief Nature Conservator in the Ministry of Environment.
Antoni BielewiczMember of Supervisory Board
Senior Associate in the European Climate Foundation, responsible for the activities in Central and Eastern Europe. Antoni has over 17 years of experience in journalism, communication, public affairs and project management. In the past he worked for Harvard Business Review, Computerworld, CIO Magazine, CEO Magazine, Gazeta Wyborcza, Dziennik Gazeta Prawna, Przekroj and Polityka. He has contributed to many newspapers and magazines. He studied Media and Communication and holds a master degree in Latin American Studies from the University of Warsaw. Antoni is a father of two daughters, and a sport and travel fan.
Mike HoganSenior Advisor in Regulatory Assistance Project | Expert in Forum Energii
Mike Hogan works on issues related to power market design, integration of low-carbon supply, system planning, and demand response, splitting his time between RAP’s U.S. and Europe teams, including Forum Energii. He previously directed programs promoting the full decarbonization of the European power supply for the European Climate Foundation. Mike began his career in 1980 with General Electric’s Power Systems business, and then he helped build the J. Makowski Company (JMC) in Boston into a leading U.S. private power developer. In 1994, he co-founded private power developer InterGen. He spent the next seven years successfully developing, financing, and operating 8,000MW of greenfield power plants across the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, India, Egypt, and Turkey. Mike Hogan earned a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard University and a master’s degree in planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He also holds bachelor’s degrees, in philosophy and in aerospace engineering, from the University of Notre Dame.
Lidia WojtalIndependent consultant | Expert in Forum Energii
Expert with over 10 years of experience in EU and global climate negotiations. Lidia was a member of the Polish delegation to the climate summits in 2007-2017 and Polish Presidency team member during the climate summits COP14 (Poznań) and COP19 (Warsaw). In 2015, during COP21 summit in Paris, she chaired the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) under the UNFCCC Climate Convention. As the chief specialist in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, she played a leading role in analyzing and developing Polish, European and global climate policy. In 2011, she negotiated, on behalf of Poland and the EU, in the forum of the Second UN Committee in New York. Earlier, at KASHUE / KOBIZE, she was involved in the implementation of the European and international emissions trading system in Poland. Lidia cooperates with Forum Energii in the area of the global and EU climate and energy policy. She is an author of the manual “COP24 in Katowice. Manual" published by Forum Energii.