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 2030 and in 2050.

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).

  • Lidia Kołucka

    Vice President lidia.kolucka@forum-energii.eu

    Lawyer, leader and expert with nearly 20 years of experience in management, development and implementation of communication and business strategies. She has experience gained in international organisations (leading global law firms, non-profit organisations, consulting, pharmaceutical, healthcare and finance). Lidia has a strong entrepreneurial spirit and ability to work in a multidisciplinary and multicultural environment, her leadership style is transparent and high integrity. She graduated from the Faculty of Law at the University of Warsaw, expanding her knowledge during postgraduate studies at this university and at the Wrocław University of Economics. While still a student she completed an internship at the renowned Polish law firm Hunton & Williams. Then she joined to Ford Foundation where she was responsible for the organization's grant programmes in Central and Eastern Europe. The next step was the Trust for Civil Society in Central and Eastern Europe, where she was responsible for managing the CEE Trust, overseeing the organisation's legal and financial activities, and planning, implementing and monitoring CEE Trust programmes in and outside Poland. From 2008 to 2012, she served as a strategic advisor to the Prime Minister on public administration, state-citizen relations, social dialogue, big data and the digital agenda. She is a co-author of the Poland 2030 Report and the "Long-term Country Development Strategy". Before she joined Forum Energii, she was Head of Public Affairs, Communication and HR at Pelion - the largest healthcare company in Poland.

  • Andrzej Rubczyński

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

    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-Fyk

    Head of Power Sector 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.

  • Tobiasz Adamczewski

    Head of Renewables tobiasz.adamczewski@forum-energii.eu

    He was WWF Poland’s Conservation Director and member of the management board. Before taking on management roles, he was WWF Poland’s climate and energy expert. His past professional experience includes development of renewable energy projects, work in the public sector in international climate policy negotiations and as an analyst in an energy media-consulting firm. He holds a BA from the University of Toronto, MA from the Jagiellonian University in Cracow and a postgraduate diploma from the Cracow University of Economics.

  • dr Sonia Buchholtz

    Head of Energy Transition Financing Project sonia.buchholtz@forum-energii.eu

    Doctor of Economics, Assistant Professor at the Warsaw School of Economics. Expert in macroeconomics, labour market and public policy evaluation with a strong analytical background. Author and co-author of publications in this area, participant of international research and policymaking projects. In the past, associated, i.a. with the third sector, recently worked as chief economist of the Polish Confederation Lewiatan.

  • 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.

  • Michał Jędra

    Analyst michal.jedra@forum-energii.eu

    Analyst focused on the energy market, renewable technologies and energy efficiency. Graduated from the Warsaw University of Technology with a degree in power engineering. He is now studying at the Warsaw School of Economics in the field of Data Analysis - Big Data. After his internship at Kozienice Power Plant and an at the National Energy Conservation Agency, he worked as an analyst at the Renewable Energy Institute, where he gained experience in energy market modelling and forecasting of wholesale electricity prices. He joined the Forum Energii in February 2020.

  • Aleksandra Dziadykiewicz

    Communications Manager aleksandra.dziadykiewicz@forum-energii.eu

    She joined Forum Energii after 13 years of working in the media. For over a decade in Radio TOK FM she dealt with the economy, including taxes, labour market, pension system, financial markets, statistical data, energy. For her work she has been awarded in the Władysław Grabski National Bank Competition for the best economic journalists and in competitions of the Patent Office. Graduate of Polish philology at the Adam Mickiewicz University and postgraduate studies "Energy Security" at Collegium Civitas. In Forum Energii she is responsible for communications strategy and digital content. Privately - a sailor, passionate about the Far North and sailing in difficult conditions. She is fascinated by the development of renewable energy sources and electromobility. Sensitive to human and animal rights, she tries to minimize her own impact on the climate, support fair trade and zero/less waste movement.

  • Klaudia Wojciechowska

    External relations manager klaudia.wojciechowska@forum-energii.eu

    Coordinator of projects, conferences and tranings. In Forum Energii she supports 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.

  • Michał Borkowski

    Junior project manager | Int-E-Grid michal.borkowski@forum-energii.eu

    A graduate of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the Warsaw University of Technology with a specialization in power engineering, currently a final year student of management studies at the Warsaw School of Economics. He took his first steps on internships and apprenticeships in PKN Orlen S.A. and Polskie Sieci Elektroenergetyczne S.A (TSO). Then he gained professional experience in the Energy Market Agency S.A. He participated in a year-long international exchange at the Karlsruher Institut für Technologie in Germany, where he provided courses directly related to the newest technologies and trends in the power industry.

  • Piotr Kleinschmidt

    Junior Project Manager | Heating Strategy piotr.kleinschmidt@forum-energii.eu

    In Forum Energii he supports analysis in the area of Heating Strategy. He gained experience in companies in the heating, power and renewable energy sectors. He dealt with a broadly defined business analysis, coordination of energy projects and construction of new branches of a heating company. Graduated from Gdańsk University of Technology with a degree in power engineering. He coordinated the work on the "Energiaimy" energy portal in the Gdańsk branch and participated in many conferences and industry trainings. Alumnus of the 8th edition of the „Akademia Energii” programme and winner of the "Kierunek Grupa GPEC" scholarship programme.

  • Magdalena Tchórznicka

    LeadAIR project coordinator magdalena.tchorznicka@forum-energii.eu

    For over 15 years she has been involved in cooperation with many non-governmental organizations. From 2010 till 2018 she was the head of the political team of the School of Leaders Foundation and a member of the Board of the Foundation. In 2012-2017 she was the head of the Scout Association. Since 2013, she has been committed to activities for the city of Warsaw. She was, among others, the Chairman of the Team for Participatory Budgets in the Srodmiescie District. She introduced district teams to the participatory budget process, and moderated consultation meetings with the inhabitants. Moderator, soft skills trainer in the field of leadership, communication, public speaking, value-based leadership.

  • Anita Cieślicka

    Office and event manager anita.cieslicka@forum-energii.eu

    She graduated with honours from interdisciplinary studies in social sciences, humanities and technical and natural sciences at the Faculty of Artes Liberales at the University of Warsaw. Since 2015, she has coordinated and produced artistic and cultural events in institutions such as the Powszechny Theatre and the Warsaw Rising Museum. For many years she was associated with the Fundacja Centralna where she coordinated research and artistic projects such as "Justice", "Silver Salomea's Dream" and the Citizens' Civic Anti-Smog Act. In the Forum Energii she is responsible for administrative and office matters and supports communication activities.

Supervisory Board

  • 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.

Cooperation

  • Paweł Wróbel

    Expert in Forum Energii | Head of Gate Brussels

    An EU affairs expert with 15 years of professional experience in Brussels - 5 years in the European Parliament, 5 years in the European Commission, 5 years for the energy sector - with extensive expertise in energy, climate and environment policies as well as EU budget. Founder and Head of „Gate Brussels”, EU regulatory affairs consultancy. He is the former Director of the Polish Electricity Association (PKEE) in Brussels representing the largest Polish power companies (2015-2018). Prior to this, he has worked for the European Commission in two cabinets of EU budget Commissioners and DG BUDGET dealing with energy, climate and environment policies (2010-2015). During his career he was involved in works and negotiations of substantial number of files designing legal framework for European power sector, i.e. EU ETS, Renewables Directive, Energy Efficiency Directive, Electricity Market Design, as well as MFF 2014-2020 and 2021-2027. An author of the Forum Energii analysis "Small steps to big changes. Impact of the "Clean Energy..." package on power sector."

  • Mariusz Wójcik

    Head of the offshore and renewable energy team at ILF Consulting Engineers Poland

    Head of the offshore and renewable energy team at ILF Consulting Engineers Poland. Previously, director and board member at the Foundation for Sustainable Energy and a manager at SMDI Investment Consulting. Mariusz Wójcik specializes in RES projects including feasibility studies, project development, spatial and environmental analysis. In his over 10-year career, he participated in or led a team in such projects as: offshore wind farms, gas and electricity undersea cross-border connections (including Harmony Link, Baltic Pipe), the first Polish nuclear power plant project. Currently he is heading a team dedicated to implement RES projects, including primarily offshore energy. He is a graduate of Executive MBA studies at the Warsaw University of Technology and master’s studies at the University of Gdansk and Tralee Institute of Technology in Ireland.