Nordic-Baltic Energy Conference 2022: Programme
Time: November 10-11, 2022
Place: Radisson Collection Hotel, Tallinn, Estonia
Conference language: English
Organizers: The Nordic Council of Ministers, Senior Energy Officials Committee in cooperation with Nordic Council of Ministers' office in Estonia
Moderator: Johan Vetlesen, Nordic Committee of Senior Officials for Energy Policies
NB! Programme is subject to change.
Thursday, November 10
08:30 – 09:00
09:00 – 09:20
- Christer Haglund, Director, Nordic Council of Ministers Tallinn
- Timo Tatar, Vice-Chancellor, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, Estonia
Keynotes. Delivering EU climate and energy goals in the new reality.
09:20 – 10:50
- Director Pierre Schellekens, DG Energy, European Commission, “Status for EU energy policies”
- Tanguy de Bienassis, International Energy Agency (IEA) "IEAs outlook and views on the Nordic Baltic region as part of the European efforts."
- Roland Roesch, Acting Director of Innovation and Technology Centre, International Renewable Energy Association (IRENA)
- Jean-Arnold Vinois, Jacques Delors Institute, “Drawing lessons from the present energy stress”
10:50 – 11:15
Security of electricity supply. The electricity market volatility. Viewpoints from major actors on the situation and a possible new market design.
When and how we get more balanced regional supply and prices? What could be elements in a new market design?
11:15 – 12:45
- Thor Erik Grammeltvedt, Senior Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, Statnett, “Regional Adequacy in the Nordics”
- Petteri Kuuva, Ministry of Trade and Industry, Finland, “Security of Electricity Supply. The Electricity Market Volatility”
- Rota Śnuka, National Regulatory Authority, Latvia, “Electricity market design. Market interventions in short term vs long term improvements?”
- Berit Tennbakk, Thema Consulting, Norway, “Experience with the Nordic market design and comments on the need for reform”
12:45 – 14:00
Electricity session to be continued.
14:00 – 14:40
- Andreas Bjelland Eriksen, State Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, Norway, “Energy policies in times of turbulence. A Norwegian and Nordic perspective”
- Liutauras Varanavicius, Strategy Department Director, Litgrid, Lithuania, “From Baltic synchronisation to energy sector transformation”
Panel discussion: Electricity supply and market design.
14:40 – 15:15
- Liutauras Varanavicius, Litgrid
- Andreas Bjelland Eriksen, State Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, Norway
- Petteri Kuuva, Ministry of Trade and Industry, Finland
- Berit Tennbakk, Thema Consulting
15:15 – 15.30
The role of energy efficiency as a first response in climate change policy and security of supply.
15:30 – 16:30
- Mindaugas Stonkus, Head of Energy Efficincy Policy Group, Ministry of Energy, Lithuania, “Energy efficiency policies in Lithuania”
- Andrejs Apanuks, Director of Sustainable Energy Policy, Latvia. “Energy Efficiency strategy as part of NECP”
- Lauri Suu, Construction and Housing Department, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, Estonia, “Renovation marathon in Estonia“.
- Ragnar Ottosen, Respondo AS, “Solar energy to improve energy efficiency”
Networking with snacks and drinks
16:30 – 18:30
Friday, November 11
Renewable energy for the future. Off-shore wind and integration of renewables. Offshore wind in the Nordics and Baltics. When is it market ready and can contribute at scale? What about other renewables as geothermal?
09:30 – 11:00
- Hannah Mary Goodlad, Head of Baltic Sea Area Development, Equinor, “Responding to the transition’s energy trilemma”
- Niclas Broman, Head of Offshore Connections, Svenska Kraftnät, “Offshore wind and challenges from the system operator perspective”
- Lizet Ramirez, Wind Energy Europe, “Offshore wind in the Nordic and Baltics in a European perspective”
- Mikko Heikkilä, Head of Strategic Grid Planning, Fingrid “TSO view on offshore grid in the region”
11:00 – 11:20
Renewable energy panel to be continued.
11:20 – 12:00
- Terje Talv, Estonian Wind Energy Association, “Wind comes with storage – new normal?”
- Hjalti Páll Ingólfsson, Geothermal Research Cluster GEORG, Iceland. “Heat transition – geothermal potential for Europe. Experience from Iceland.”