On November 29, Chief of Defence of Hungary General Tibor Benkő with delegation visited NATO Energy Security Centre of Excellence.
During the visit Deputy Director LTC Nicolas Henry with other representatives of NATO ENSEC COE had presented main activities and plans of the Centre and discussed energy security issues with the guests.
On November 19 and 20, 2013, NATO staff team comprising Ms. Amanda Sellers (Staff Officer, NATO Political Affairs Division), Mr. Michael Rühle (Head, Energy Security, NATO Emerging Security Challenges Division), and Major Remigijus Zilinskas (NATO Energy Security Centre of Excellence) visited Baku for informal talks on the modalities of setting up Azerbaijan's first Partnership Training and Education Centre (PTEC).
The Azerbaijani team was composed of representatives from different ministries, which underlined the broad support for this initiative.
On 21 November 2013 a conference "Cooperative Approach to Energy Security: View from NATO and Beyond" co-organised by NATO Energy Security Centre of Excellence and the Center for Strategic Studies under the President of Azerbaijan was held in Baku.
The importance of energy security related actions for ensuring an adequate response to contemporary challenges has been highlighted during opening remarks made by Director of Center for Strategic Studies Dr. Farhad Mammadov and Deputy Director of NATO Energy Security Centre of Excellence Ltc. Nicolas Henry.
On November 8, Senior Research Fellow of National Institute for Defence Studies Michito Tsuruoka and Counsellor Shinichi Yamanaka visited the NATO Energy Security Centre of Excellence. After the short meeting with director Col Romualdas Petkevičius, Centre`s activities were presented by Arūnas Molis, Head of Strategic Analysis and Research Division.
Energy Security Centre of Excellence:
Provides technical, scientific and academic subject matter expertise in field of energy security that contributes to risk assessment analysis.
Provides energy security related solutions for the development of environmentally friendly and efficient military capabilities in support of Smart Defence.
Provides scientific, technical and academic analysis on various aspects of energy supply and critical energy infrastructure protection in areas of concern to NATO.
Supports NATO Operations through targeted technical scientific assessment, as well as providing advice and solutions for development of energy efficient forces.
Identifies future needs in NATO transformation activities and seek to prevent or mitigate emergent military threats and challenges, which result from the global scarcity of energy resources and the complexity of the international energy system.