About us

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.

Vision

  • Poland fulfills the energy and climate goals in 2020 and 2030

Strategic goals

  • 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 

Our values 

  • 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.

Team

  • dr Joanna Maćkowiak-Pandera

    President joanna.pandera@forum-energii.eu

    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 Rubczyński

    Heating Strategy Director andrzej.rubczynski@forum-energii.eu

    Energy sector manager with a long-standing employment in domestic and foreign companies like PGNIG TERMIKA and Vattenfall among others. Expert in the field of the functioning of heating and power companies on liberalized markets and energy-related laws and regulations.

  • Aleksandra Przygoda

    Managing Director aleksandra.przygoda@forum-energii.eu

    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.

  • dr Aleksandra Gawlikowska-Fyk

    Head of the Power Project aleksandra.gawlikowska-fyk@forum-energii.eu

    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.

  • Rafał Macuk

    Analyst rafal.macuk@forum-energii.eu

    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

  • Grzegorz Falkiewicz

    Project assistant grzegorz.falkiewicz@forum-energii.eu
  • Delphine Gozillon

    Project assistant delphine.gozillon@forum-energii.eu

    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.

  • Klaudia Wojciechowska

    Project manager klaudia.wojciechowska@forum-energii.eu

    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.

  • Paweł Smoleń

    Chairman 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 Otawski

    Member 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 Bielewicz

    Member 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 Hogan

    Senior 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.

  • dr Fabian Joas

    Senior Associate in Agora Energiewende | Expert in Forum Energii

    Fabian Joas is responsible for topics related to EU electricity market design at Agora Energiewende. The central question addressed by his work is how to ensure security of supply in a liberalised power market with high shares of variable renewable energy. His regional focus lies on Poland and other Eastern European countries. Before joining Agora Energiewende, Fabian spent several years at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) as an as an GIZ expert on power market design. His work centred on international calls for tender for the construction of green power, and he also managed German–Polish relations in the electricity sector. Fabian studied economics and political science in Munich, Birmingham and St. Andrews. He successfully completed his doctorate at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK). He was a Fellow at the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC) from 2012 to 2015. His research focused on the design of efficient policy instruments for the energy transition.

  • Lidia Wojtal

    Independent 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.