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The ERRA Energy Investment & Regulation Conference offers a 2-day programme which has proved to be an excellent opportunity for a dialogue between the regulators and other stakeholders of the energy industry.
The conference strives to provide the delegates with latest news in the energy industry and an outstanding occasion for exchange of ideas with high-level energy regulators of the ERRA region.
The delegates use the Conference to engage in discussions about the necessary improvements for the development of energy markets and for energy regulation for electricity, gas and sustainable development of the industry.
This year’s Conference is to feature a special session focusing on the development of the energy markets of the Baltic States.
 

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The agenda and speaker list of the Conference is designed by ERRA’s Conference Programme Committee in order to address issues that are topical and relevant for the ERRA region and for its energy industry.
 

The Sessions of DAY 1 will attempt to address and initiate discussions on the following issues: 

SESSION I:

ENERGY MARKETS IN THE BALTIC REGION: REGIONAL MARKET DEVELOPMENT, INVESTMENTS AND PERSPECTIVES

Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are facing growing energy demands and dependency on imported energy, thus there is a strong need for new supply alternatives such as nuclear, LNG, renewable, shale oil and other sources. The full integration of these three markets into Europe’s energy market is another stimulating topic with a lot of challenges and promising results with the proposed Baltic Energy Market Interconnection Plan (BEMIP).

SESSION II:

SUPPORTING COMPETITION IN ENERGY MARKETS

Competition issues will be discussed jointly with representatives from Antimonopoly or Competition agencies with special focus on shared responsibilities of energy regulators and competition authorities, how to support effective competition on concentrated markets, market monitoring and transparency.

 

 Working languages of Conference are English and Russian.

15 September, 2013, Sunday

18: 00 Welcome Program:
Tallinn Old Town Walking Tour
followed by snacks and beverages in the Tallinn Teacher´s House

Hosted by the Estonian Competition Authority


16 September, 2013, Monday


08:45 Introductory Remarks



Mr. Alparslan Bayraktar, Acting Chairman, Energy Regulators Regional Association (ERRA)

Mr. Märt Ots, Director General, Estonian Competition Authority, Estonia

Keynote Address


Mr. Ando Leppiman, Secretary General for Energy, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, Estonia


Mr. László Varró, Head of Gas, Coal and Power Division, International Energy Agency


SESSION I:

ENERGY MARKETS IN THE BALTIC REGION: 

REGIONAL MARKET DEVELOPMENT, INVESTMENTS AND PERSPECTIVES

09:30 Moderator
Mr. Timo Partanen, Leading Specialist, The Energy Market Authority, Finland
09:35 Presentation:
Political, Economic and Security of Supply Considerations of Baltic Energy Cooperation
Mr. Vidmantas Jankauskas, Professor, Vilnius Technical University, Lithuania
09:50  Presentation:
Connecting the Baltic Energy Markets with European Markets

Mr. Hando Sutter, Regional Manager Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Russia, Nord Pool Spot, Estonia
 10:05   Presentation:  
 Energy Trilemma of the Baltic States
Mr. Einari Kisel, Senior Fellow, European Policies & Partnership Development, World Energy Council
10:20 Presentation:  
Towards a Baltic Markets Integration
Ms. Annette Berkhahn, Principal, Pöyry Management Consulting, Sweden
10:35 Coffee Break
11:00

Panel Discussion:

Key Conditions Necessary for New Investments and Energy Market Integration in the Baltic Region

Moderator


Mr. Gregory Rubinchik, Senior Manager, KPMG, Latvia

Panel Members


Mr. Varis Boks, Chairman of the Board, AST - Latvian Transmission System Operator, Latvia


Ms. Diana Korsakaite, Chair, National Control Commission for Prices and Energy, Lithuania


Mr. Martin Kruus, Chairman of the Board, Nelja Energia, Estonia


Mr. Rolands Lusveris, Board Member, Sadales tīkls, Latvia


Mr. Dalius Misiūnas, CEO, Lietuvos energija, Lithuania

12:00  Q&A with Audience
12:30 Lunch


SESSION II:

SUPPORTING COMPETITION IN ENERGY MARKETS

14:00 Moderator

Mr. Märt Ots, Director General, Estonian Competition Authority, Estonia
14:10 Presentation:
Role of Competition Authorities in Enforcing Efficient Competition and Monitoring (ex-post) the Energy Markets
Mr. Theodor Thanner, Director General, Federal Competition Authority, Austria
14:30 Presentation:
Supporting Effective Competition in Concentrated Energy Markets
Mr. Tony Clark, Commissioner, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), USA
14:50 Presentation:
Transparency  – A Key Condition of Functioning Energy Markets
Mr. Volker Zuleger, Head of the Market Monitoring Department, Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER)
15:10 Q&A with Audience  
15:30 Coffee Break
15:50 Panel Discussion:
Shared Responsibilities and Potential Cooperation of Competition Authorities and Energy Regulators Ensuring the Benefits of Competition for Customers
Moderator



Mr. Philip Jones, President, National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), USA
Panel Members


Mr. Bogdan Chiritoiu, President, Competition Council, Romania


Ms. Elena Pomchalova, Deputy Head, Federal Tariff Service of the Russian Federation


Mr. Mikko Rintamäki, CEO, Suomen ElFi Oy, Finland


Mr. Gábor Szörényi, General Secretary, Energy Regulators Regional Association (ERRA)

16:50 Q&A with Audience
17:15 Session Concludes  
19:00 Gala Dinner in Seaplane Harbour