Today, representatives of publicly and privately owned coal-based electricity generation companies from all Energy Community Contracting Parties concerned met for the first time in Vienna under the umbrella of the “GENEnC Platform”. The GENEnC is a cooperation platform which aims to intensify cooperation with electricity generation companies in the Energy Community. Recognizing their pivotal role in the energy transition, the platform seeks to address the challenges of the energy transition in a cost-effective, socially acceptable and acquis-compliant way, while enabling the best use of new market opportunities.
Today’s meeting also served as a first preparatory meeting for the launch of a high level event at the College of Europe in Natolin, Poland related to Coal Regions in Transition initiative and the Energy Community (cooperating with the European Commission and the World Bank). The event will take place on 13 September 2019 under the auspices of the Polish Presidency of the UN Climate Change Conference.