The city of Konin during the 24th edition of the GAZTERM conference

From August 29 to September 1, 2021, the 24th GAZTERM Conference was held as part of the Three Seas-Ukraine Gas Summit. The Greater Poland Energy Valley was the event's partner, represented by the City of Konin.

The theme of this year's conference was the energy transformation and the role of gaseous fuels in this process. During meetings and discussions with representatives of the energy industry from Poland and around the world, the issues of implementing the European Union's climate goals, new investments and changing the approach to technological and logistic issues in the broadly understood energy sector were discussed. During the conference, new projects currently being implemented on the Polish gas market were presented.

On the second day of the meeting, the concept of the Greater Poland Energy Valley project was presented by Piotr Korytkowski, the Mayor of Konin, in his presentation entitled "The transformation process of Eastern Wielkopolska - the Greater Poland Energy Valley". In the discussion panel, the theme of which was the prospects for green gases in Poland against the background of international experiences, Mr. Piotr Korytkowski pointed to the need for multilateral cooperation for the energy transformation of our region, building and strengthening cooperation established in the local environment under the Greater Poland Energy Valley brand, as well as the need to increase natural gas supplies for Konin, bearing in mind the needs of investors interested in running a business in our city.

During the panel, issues related to the goals and assumptions of the Polish Hydrogen Strategy project and the use of green hydrogen in the country's economic transformation were also discussed. In this context, the mayor of the City of Konin referred to the Wielkopolska Hydrogen Platform, which is a place of cooperation between business, science, local governments and non-governmental organizations from our region.

Presentation entitled The transformation process of Eastern Wielkopolska - the Greater Poland Energy Valley - dowload here.