Nordic-Baltic Energy conference 2017: program

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Time: 3-4 May 2017 
Venue: Nordic Hotel Forum (Viru väljak 3), Tallinn 
Conference language: English 

  • Wednesday, 3 May 

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    Welcome notes

    10.00-10.20

    • Christer Haglund, Director, Nordic Council of Minister´s Office in Estonia
    • Meelis Münt, Deputy Secretary General, Ministry of Environment of Estonia
    • Kjell-Børge Freiberg, State Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum and Energy Norway (Chairmanship of Nordic Council of Ministers)
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    Policy session. Key notes on State of play of Energy Union and governance.

    10.20-12.20

    • Status on the Energy Union process. What does good governance towards 2030 and beyond actually mean?
      Mårten Westrup, Energy Policy Co-ordination team leader, DG Energy, European Commission
    • Can the Nordic and Baltic countries do an even better job in renewable energy and energy efficiency?
      Samuel Thomas, Senior Programme Manager, International Energy Agency (IEA)
    • EU Energy Governance - an opportunity to enhance the convergence of national actions towards a low carbon economy in Europe.
      Jean Arnold Vinois, Jaques Delors Institute
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    Quick coffee break 

     

    • Interaction between good governance and technology development and dissemination. The Nordic past experiences and future aspirations.
      Hans Jørgen Koch, Director, Nordic Energy Research
    • How to build viable polices around energy transition and climate change mitigation?
      Daniel Becker, Managing Partner, Ecofys
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    Debate 

    12.20-13.00

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    Lunch 

    13.00-14.00

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    Energy efficiency session

    14.00-15.50

    • What are modifications in the new legislative proposal on Energy Efficiency? How will the "energy efficiency first" concept be implemented?
      Claudia Canevari, Deputy Director of Energy Efficiency Unit, DG ENERGY
    • What are the main challenges in the energy efficiency according to the Paris think tank IEA?
      Samuel Thomas, Senior Programme Manager, International Energy Agency (IEA)
    • What are the main challenges in negotiations on the way to a final EU adoption? National positions.
      Pentti Puhakka, Chief Counsellor, Ministry of Economic Affairs and the Employment, Finland
      Signe Marie Enghave, adviser, Centre for Energy Efficiency and Global co-operation, Danish Energy Agency
      Madis Laaniste, Head of Strategy, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, Estonia
      Dzintars Kaulins, Director, Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Department, Ministry of Economics, Latvia
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    Quick break

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    Session for Market Design and Business models

    16.00-17.00

    What will be the link to the electricity market design and demand side issues? What should be the link between new policies on EE and the new governance system? What are the views on opportunities from concrete cooperation in industry and research?

    • Catering for future business models
      Kalle Kukk, Strategy Manager, Elering (Estonian TSO)
    • Learning curves and government deployment programmes challenge conventional economic wisdom
      Clas-Otto Wene, Wenergy AB, Sweden
    • Experiences from pilot projects in the Baltics. Industry cooperation on smart grids and smart houses
      Ragnar Ottosen, Nordic Commodities AS, Norway
    • Industry participation in the development of new technology and market mechanisms and possible effect on the power system
      Harald von Heyden, Enfo AS, Norway
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    Debate 

    17.00-17.40

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    Reception / Buffet 

    17.45-20.00

  • Thursday, 4 May 

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    Keynotes on renewable energy policy context

    09.00-09.40

    • The new directive on renewable energy. The main content and the potential for improvements in the EU policy framework. Is a directive without national targets and burden sharing the way forward?
      Claudia Canevari, Deputy Director of Energy Efficiency Unit, DG ENERGY
    • Can market-compatible renewable policies address climate change and security of supply?
      Knut Kroepelien, Senior Policy and Legal adviser, Energy Norway
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    Renewable energy country and industry session

    09.45-11.30

    • The Winter package essentials for renewable sector.
      Dirk Hendricks, Senior Policy Adviser, European Renewable Energies Federation
    • What are the main points in negotiations? Nordic and Baltic positions. Security of supply and market design.
      Mari Hegg Gundersen, Head of Unit, Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Administration, Norway
      Eva Centeno-López, Ministry of Energy, Sweden
  • Quick break

    • Dovile Almanyte, Head of Unit, Renewable Energy Sources Division, Ministry of Energy, Lithuania
      Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, Estonia, tbc
    • Madis Laaniste, Head of Strategy, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, Estonia
  • Panel debate

    11.20-12.00

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    Wrap up and closing

    12.00

    • Johan Vetlesen, Deputy Director General, Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, Norway

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