Nordic-Baltic Energy Conference 2019: Good governance, policy design and solutions towards 2030

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The fifth Nordic-Baltic Energy Conference will take place on October 24th to 25th at the Nordic Hotel Forum in Tallinn, and will take a closer look at good governance, policy design and solutions towards 2030.

The Clean Energy for All Europeans package has entered into force and the EU Member States are currently in the process of adapting their national energy and climate plans to the agreed targets. The conference offers an opportunity for regional consultation and exchange of experience in implementing new plans, both between governments and in the business and industry view. What changes at the regulatory level? Are companies ready for change? And what role do consumers play?

In 2019, the Nordic and Baltic countries will be in the midst of drafting and adjusting their energy and climate plans under the Governance regulation. The plans towards 2030 will be completed based on recommendations from the Commission. The Governance regulation includes a framework for planning and reporting in a 2030 and 2050 perspective. There will be a need for regional consultations on governance and on how plans are being made. Even if work with National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs) is well under way in October 2019, the whole process is a new challenge for the Nordics and the Baltics.

Right now, the Nordic and Baltic countries are in the starting blocks for the period 2020-2030. The public debate on how member states and industry orient policies and strategies is ongoing among governments and between governments and stakeholders as industry and non-governmental organizations. Sharing experiences on a regional level as well as across borders is vital to meet the 2030 challenges.

The conference hosts thematic sessions on the following areas:

  • Policy session on the perspectives of IEA, DG Energy and IRENA on 2030 and 2050
  • Update from some NB 8 countries on the energy and climate plans 2030, with emphasis on the energy dimension in the Energy Union concept.
  • The perspectives towards 2050 and assessment of the EU strategy towards 2050 by industry and scientific community, including NERs new research programme and cooperation with the Baltics
  • Selected policy cases as the case of CCS/CCUS-policy, the case of RES-policy and the case of EE-policy.
  • The long-term perspectives for development of energy infrastructure, interconnections and functioning of energy markets in the Nordic and Baltic region. (breaking the silos of the gas and electricity markets)
  • Security of Supply in 2030 – Where does the electricity come from? This could give the chance to explore the fascinating topic of long-term security of electricity supply and the generation adequacy in the Nordic-Baltic region.

Practical information:

Working language: English

Registration for the conference is open until October 20th (or until seats are gone) HERE.

Conference programme.