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
    • Ando Leppiman, Deputy Secretary General, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications 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
    • Is a good climate policy a good energy policy? 
      Ecofys, tbc
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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
        Christine Møller Nielsen, Head of Section, Ministry of Energy Utilities and Climate, Denmark
        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
     

    Quick break  

     

    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, government deployment programmes and fundamental theorems of neoclassical economy

    • 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

    09.00-9.40 

    • 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

    09.45-11.15

      • What are the main points in negotiations? Nordic and Baltic positions. Biogas and other renewable fuels - reality and perspectives from industry viewpoint.
        The Winter package essentials for renewable sector
        Dörte Fouquet, Head of Head of European Renewable Energy Federation
        Mari Hegg Gundersen, Head of Unit, Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Administration, Norway
        Eva Centero Lopez, Ministry of Energy, Sweden
  • Quick coffee break 

     

    • Dovile Almanyte, Head of Unit, Renewable Energy Sources Division, Ministry of Energy, Lithuania
      Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, Estonia, tbc
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    Wrap up and closing 

     11.50

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

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