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HOSTED by the Committee on Regulation of Natural Monopolies, Protection of Competition and Consumer Rights under the Ministry of National Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan


Key Arguments

  • ERRA goes East again: second Investment Conference in Asia
  • In Kazakhstan: a landlocked oil-rich country, generating 60% of Central Asia’s GDP, primarily through its oil/gas industry
  • In Astana: a young, futuristic, ambitious and optimistic capital, rich in signature buildings
  • Astana is hosting Expo 2017 – Future Energy between June – September 2017
  • A venue that symbolizes ERRA’s main idea: the Conference is supposed to create a bridge between East and West

Main topics:

  1. Current Status of the Energy Industry in Kazakhstan
  1. Opportunities on Gas Markets and Competitiveness of LNG (Investment, Incentives, Impact on Pipelines, Access, Interoperability)
  1. Rethinking Energy: The Role of Renewable Energy in Meeting Climate Change Goals (How Policy Can be Used to Promote Renewables Markets; Mobilizing Investment into Renewables; Impact of Innovation on Renewables)
  1. The Energy Customer: The Changing Energy Market and its Regulation (Prosumers, End-user Pricing, Changing Role of the DSOs)

Special session: As part of the conference programme ERRA will portray the energy market of a Guest Country. Confirmed Guest Regulator: Mexican Energy Regulatory Commission


Learn more about the Energy Sector of Kazakhstan!

Following our tradition, we are happy to provide Conference delegates with a broad picture of the energy market of the host country of the Conference. This year we are pleased to offer a comprehensive report on Kazakhstan Energy Sector, prepared by Kazenergy (www.kazenergy.com).

Source: KAZENERGY

The report – among others –  addresses issues such as:

  • Government and Regulatory Institutions
  • Investment Climate  
  • Oil and Gas Industry
  • Coal Sector
  • Uranium
  • Electric Power Sector
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Environmental Issues

Read the publication and save your questions for Session I!


15 years of experience behind us makes the Conference:

  • A flagship event in regional energy regulatory conferences
  • An excellent opportunity for a dialogue between the regulators and other stakeholders of the energy industry
  • A truly professional event, focusing on the latest regional issues, trends and developments in the energy industry
  • An outstanding occasion for exchange of ideas with high-level energy regulators of the ERRA regions

Conference Brochure

 

Registration Fee

  Early Bird
(until August 25)
Full Rate
(after August 25)
Non-Member Participant: (1)  EUR 950 EUR 1050
ERRA Member and Government Agency: (1) (2) EUR 500
ERRA Full Member: (1) (3)  WAIVED!
Spouse Participant(4)   EUR 150

1) Includes admission to all sessions, gala dinner and сonference presentations, but excludes accommodation.

2) Reduced registration for participants from ERRA Members, governmental agencies and energy regulators.
3) Up to 3 representatives of registered Full Members of ERRA! For additional representatives the reduced rate of 500 EUR will be applied.
4) Includes admission to official receptions only! 

Conference location

Astana

Kazakhstan

The Ritz-Carlton, Astana

Address: 16 Dostyk Street Astana, 010016 Kazakhstan

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  • CANCELLATION POLICY AND REFUND

    Refunds of registration fees, less Euro 100 administrative charge, will be applied to written cancellation requests received before August 25, 2017. No refunds will be given for cancellation requests received after August 25, 2017. Name changes requested before August 25, 2017 are accepted at no charge. After August 25, 2017, name changes are accepted at a charge of Euro 50.  All refunds will be processed only after the conference closing date. 

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08:45

Introductory Remarks

Ots, Mart

Chairman, Energy Regulators Regional Association (ERRA); General Director, Estonian Competition Authority, Estonia

Zhumangarin, Serik Makashevich

Vice Minister, Ministry of National Economy of Kazakhstan

Maitiyev, Azamat

Chairman, Committee on Regulation of Natural Monopolies and Protection of Competition under the Ministry of National Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan

09:00

Keynote Address

Santos, Alexandre

President, Mediterranean Energy Regulators (MEDREG), Commissioner, Portuguese Regulatory Authority (ERSE), Portugal

SESSION I: CURRENT STATUS OF THE ENERGY INDUSTRY IN KAZAKHSTAN

09:10

Moderator:

Katsu, Shigeo

President, Nazarbayev University, Former Vice President, Europe and Central Asia Region, World Bank

09:20

Presentation: Electricity

Sarsenov, Baurzhan Nurlanovich

Director of the Department of Electricity Energy and Coal Industry, Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan

09:40

Presentation: Prospects of Gas Field Development in Kazakhstan

Temirkhanov, Yerkanat Uakbayevich

Deputy Director General for Transformation and Development, JSC "KazTransGas", Kazakhstan

10:00

Presentation: Development of the renewable energy sector in the Republic of Kazakhstan

Nurmaganbetov, Zhandos Demesinovich

General Director, Financial Settlement Center of Renewable Energy, LLP, Kazakhstan

10:20

Presentation: Carbon Emission Regulation in Kazakhstan

Akhmetov, Daulet

Member of the Board, Kazakhstan Electricity Association

10:35

Q&A with the Audience

10:45

Coffee break

SESSION II: OPPORTUNITIES ON GAS MARKETS AND COMPETITIVENESS OF LNG (INVESTMENT, INCENTIVES, IMPACT ON PIPELINES, ACCESS, INTEROPERABILITY)

11:15

Moderator:

Walstad, Andreas

Editor, EU Policy and Regulation, Interfax Europe

11:25

Presentation: What Future for Gas in Europe?

Which role will gas play in the EU energy mix in 2030 and 2050? How much (how little) fossile gas can Europe use and still reach climate goals? What does this mean for CEE producers and for gas transit countries?

Boltz, Walter

Senior Adviser, Former Executive Director, E-Control, Austria; Board Member, ERRA Strategic Advisory Board

11:45

Presentation: Regulatory Perspectives in Developing LNG Infrastructure

Demirbas, Gulefsan

Department Head, Strategy Development Department, Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA), Turkey, Head of ICER’s Virtual Working Group 2: Gas and Other Fuel

12:00

Presentation: Investment Security in the LNG Import Infrastructures:

IGU (International Gas Union) Case Studies

de la Flor, Francisco

Director of Regulation, ENAGAS, Spain; Task Force Leader Governance and Regulation, International Gas Union (IGU)

12:15

Q&A with the Audience

12:25

ERRA Regulatory Award presentation

Winner of the ERRA Award 2017
12:50

Lunch

14:00

Moderator:

Walstad, Andreas

Editor, EU Policy and Regulation, Interfax Europe

14:10

Presentation: Opportunities on Gas Markets and the Competitiveness of LNG

Ozdil, Eser

Secretary General, Petroleum Platform Association, Turkey

14:30

Presentation: The impact of LNG on the gas markets of Kazakhstan

Satimov, Arman

Advisor to the Chairman, KAZENERGY

14:50

Q&A with the Audience

15:10

Interview with a high-level official of „EXPO 2017 Astana - Future Energy”

Interviewer:

Berisha, Ardian

ERRA Regulatory Expert

Answers:

Omarov, Marat Berikovich

Director of the Content and Event Management Department, "EXPO 2017", Kazakhstan

15:30

Coffee break

16:00

End of the day

20:00

Gala Dinner in Rixos President Astana

SPECIAL SESSION: GUEST COUNTRY

08:30

Presentation of Mexico’s Energy Reform

Chanona, Alejandro

General Director of Planning and International Affairs, General Coordinator of the VII World Forum on Energy Regulation (VII WFER), Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE), Mexico

08:50

Q&A with the Audience

SESSION III: RETHINKING ENERGY: THE ROLE OF RENEWABLE ENERGY IN MEETING CLIMATE CHANGE GOALS (HOW POLICY CAN BE USED TO PROMOTE RENEWABLES MARKETS; MOBILIZING INVESTMENT INTO RENEWABLES; IMPACT OF INNOVATION ON RENEWABLES)

09:00

Guest Speaker: Mobilizing investment into the renewables sector: how different actors – in developing and developed countries, public and private finance institutions - can work together in order to accelerate the introduction of renewables

Wuester, Henning

Director of the Centre on Knowledge, Policy and Finance (KPFC), International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

09:20

Moderator:

Ots, Mart

Chairman, Energy Regulators Regional Association (ERRA); General Director, Estonian Competition Authority, Estonia

09:30

Presentation: State and Federal Roles in US Carbon Policy

Boyd, David C.

Vice President, Government and Regulatory Affairs, Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO), USA, Board Member, ERRA Strategic Advisory Board

09:50

Case Study: ACWA Power’s Photovoltaic IPP Projects implemented in emerging markets

Malik, Abid

Managing Director, ACWA Power, Turkey and Kazakhstan

10:10

Presentation: Impact of Innovation on Renewables

Oudalov, Alexandre

Manager Power Systems of the Future, Power Grids division, ABB, Switzerland

10:30

Q&A with the Audience

10:45

Coffee break

11:10

Panel Discussion: Rethinking Energy: The Role of Renewable Energy in Meeting Climate Change Goals (How Policy Can be Used to Promote Renewables Markets; Mobilizing Investment into Renewables; Impact of Innovation on Renewables)

Moderator:

Betkoski, John W.

First Vice President, National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), USA; Chairman, International Confederation of Energy Regulators (ICER)

Panel Members:

Al-Shehri, H.E. Abdullah

Governor, Electricity & Co-generation Regulatory Authority, Saudi Arabia

Korolev, Vitaly

Deputy Head, Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS Russia), Russian Federation

Manicuta, Maria

Director General, Network Access and Authorisation Department /Electricity, Romanian Energy Regulatory Authority (ANRE), Romania; ERRA Presidium Member

Omarova, Anar

Head of Astana Resident Office, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

12:30

Q&A with the Audience

12:45

Lunch

SESSION IV: THE ENERGY CUSTOMER: THE CHANGING ENERGY MARKET AND ITS REGULATION (PROSUMERS, END-USER PRICING, CHANGING ROLE OF THE DSOS)

14:00

Introductory presentation

Lewington, Ilka

Principal Consultant, DNV GL - Energy, Germany

14:15

Panel Discussion: The Energy Customer: The Changing Energy Market and its Regulation (Prosumers, End-user Pricing, Changing Role of the DSOs)

Moderator:

Irklis, Rolands

Chairman, Public Utilities Commission (PUC), Latvia; ERRA Presidium Member

Panel Members:

Lewington, Ilka

Principal Consultant, DNV GL - Energy, Germany

Lungu, Ion

Chairman, Romanian Electricity Supplier’s Association, Romania

Nagy, Zoltán

Energy Manager, Middle East and Central- & Eastern-Europe, Linde Group, Hungary

Nowak, Ellen

Second Vice President, National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC); Chairperson, Wisconsin Public Service Commission, USA

Sutter, Hando

CEO, Eesti Energia, Estonia

15:30

Q&A with the Audience

15:45

Announcement of the 2018 ERRA Conference Location and Conference Concluding Remarks

16:00

Coffee break

17:30

Sightseeing Tour in Astana

Maitiyev, Azamat

Chairman, Committee on Regulation of Natural Monopolies and Protection of Competition under the Ministry of National Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Ots, Mart

Chairman, Energy Regulators Regional Association (ERRA); General Director, Estonian Competition Authority, Estonia

Santos, Alexandre

President, Mediterranean Energy Regulators (MEDREG), Commissioner, Portuguese Regulatory Authority (ERSE), Portugal

Zhumangarin, Serik Makashevich

Vice Minister, Ministry of National Economy of Kazakhstan


Akhmetov, Daulet

Member of the Board, Kazakhstan Electricity Association

Al-Shehri, H.E. Abdullah

Governor, Electricity & Co-generation Regulatory Authority, Saudi Arabia

Berisha, Ardian

ERRA Regulatory Expert

Betkoski, John W.

First Vice President, National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), USA; Chairman, International Confederation of Energy Regulators (ICER)

Boltz, Walter

Senior Adviser, Former Executive Director, E-Control, Austria; Board Member, ERRA Strategic Advisory Board

Boyd, David C.

Vice President, Government and Regulatory Affairs, Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO), USA, Board Member, ERRA Strategic Advisory Board

Chanona, Alejandro

General Director of Planning and International Affairs, General Coordinator of the VII World Forum on Energy Regulation (VII WFER), Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE), Mexico

de la Flor, Francisco

Director of Regulation, ENAGAS, Spain; Task Force Leader Governance and Regulation, International Gas Union (IGU)

Demirbas, Gulefsan

Department Head, Strategy Development Department, Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA), Turkey, Head of ICER’s Virtual Working Group 2: Gas and Other Fuel

Irklis, Rolands

Chairman, Public Utilities Commission (PUC), Latvia; ERRA Presidium Member

Katsu, Shigeo

President, Nazarbayev University, Former Vice President, Europe and Central Asia Region, World Bank

Korolev, Vitaly

Deputy Head, Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS Russia), Russian Federation

Lewington, Ilka

Principal Consultant, DNV GL - Energy, Germany

Lungu, Ion

Chairman, Romanian Electricity Supplier’s Association, Romania

Malik, Abid

Managing Director, ACWA Power, Turkey and Kazakhstan

Manicuta, Maria

Director General, Network Access and Authorisation Department /Electricity, Romanian Energy Regulatory Authority (ANRE), Romania; ERRA Presidium Member

Nagy, Zoltán

Energy Manager, Middle East and Central- & Eastern-Europe, Linde Group, Hungary

Nowak, Ellen

Second Vice President, National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC); Chairperson, Wisconsin Public Service Commission, USA

Nurmaganbetov, Zhandos Demesinovich

General Director, Financial Settlement Center of Renewable Energy, LLP, Kazakhstan

Omarov, Marat Berikovich

Director of the Content and Event Management Department, "EXPO 2017", Kazakhstan

Omarova, Anar

Head of Astana Resident Office, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

Oudalov, Alexandre

Manager Power Systems of the Future, Power Grids division, ABB, Switzerland

Ozdil, Eser

Secretary General, Petroleum Platform Association, Turkey

Sarsenov, Baurzhan Nurlanovich

Director of the Department of Electricity Energy and Coal Industry, Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Satimov, Arman

Advisor to the Chairman, KAZENERGY

Sutter, Hando

CEO, Eesti Energia, Estonia

Temirkhanov, Yerkanat Uakbayevich

Deputy Director General for Transformation and Development, JSC "KazTransGas", Kazakhstan

Walstad, Andreas

Editor, EU Policy and Regulation, Interfax Europe

Wuester, Henning

Director of the Centre on Knowledge, Policy and Finance (KPFC), International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Registration for sponsors is now open!

The ERRA Energy Investment and Regulation Conference provides access to an international group of regulators, utilities, network companies and other stakeholders in the field of energy.

Sponsorship is an easy and affordable way to promote your company and its achievements to a targeted professional audience while supporting the continued development in the field of energy regulation and ERRA. If ERRA’s vision, mission and values are in alignment with yours, we encourage you to contact us to explore the possibilities of becoming a conference sponsor or supporter.

Deadline for applying as a sponsor:

September 15, 2017

Sponsorship categories are grouped in the following way:

  • Platinum level sponsors in value of 30,000 EUR;
  • Golden level sponsors in value of 15,000 EUR;
  • Silver level sponsors in value of 7,500 EUR;
  • Conference supply sponsors in value of 5,000 EUR
    • Photographs during the Conference
    • Conference brochure
    • Conference badge holder  SOLD
  • Conference supply sponsors in value of 3,000 EUR
    • Notepad and pen
    • Speaker gift
    • Flower decoration
  • Conference general sponsors in value of 3,000 EUR

NEW THIS YEAR:

  • Academia Patronage: Raise your company’s social responsibility by sponsoring students’ or young researchers’ participation: up from 3 delegates in value of 3,000 EUR (or more)

Academia Patronage

Sponsorship of participation of minimum 3 postgraduate students or young researchers in the Conference in the value of 3000 EUR (1000 EUR/person). Sponsorship covers registration fee only, excluding travel and accommodation costs. Students and researchers could be selected by the Patron (in this case they should certify officially their studies) or suggested by ERRA. Selecting this opportunity, your company will be displayed as a Patron on the Conference website, printed brochure, and other printed conference materials, separated from Conference sponsors.  ERRA will have the option to ask selected student(s) to write a short blog post (approximately 500 words about the conference upon completion or during the event). Details of the patronage can be subject to individual discussion. Please contact ERRA Secretariat for further information.

For more information please refer to >>> Sponsorship opportunities

 

PLATIMUN SPONSOR

State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) is one of the largest oil companies in the world. SOCAR was established by the Presidential Decree on 13 September 1992 (by merging two state oil companies – Azerneft and Azneftkimiya) in accordance with Azerbaijani legislation and is domiciled in the Republic of Azerbaijan. In order to improve its operational efficiency based on the wise and successful state policy and oil strategy started by national leader of Azeri people – Heydar Aliyev, SOCAR has been restructured several times and is now comprised of 26 business units (“Azneft” Production Union, „Azerigas” PU, „Azerikimya” PU, Geophysics and Geology department, Investments department, Oil Pipelines Department, H. Aliyev Baku Oil Refinery, H. Aliyev Baku Deep Water Jacket Factory, Marketing and Operations Department, Security Department, Social Development Department, Environmental department, IT and Communications Department, Gas export department, Oil and Gas Construction Trust, Complex Drilling Works Trust,  Oil and Gas Scientific-researches and projects Institute Institute,Oil and Gas Petrochemical Complex,  etc) dealing with their particular areas of business. SOCAR and the business units are involved in upstream, midstream and downstream operations. SOCAR’s main functions pertain to managing the extraction, refining, transportation of oil, gas and gas condensates, and sale of gas and oil and gas products.

 SOCAR is 100 per cent owned by the government of the Republic of Azerbaijan. SOCAR satisfies the Republic’s internal demand for the oil and oil products. For implementation of all above mentioned works SOCAR employs high level specialists and has special education programme, according to which young talented students are educated abroad with subsequent employment at SOCAR. Risk management has been successfully introduced in the company and is being implemented in almost all business units. There are 18 oil deposits in the Azerbaijani sector of the Caspian Sea, the rest are onshore. Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan, Baku-Novorossiysk oil pipeline, South Caucasus gas pipeline (also known as Baku-Tbilisi-Erzurum) are major pipelines providing stable flow of Azeri oil and gas and delivering it to European markets. In general it must be mentioned that first oil wells in the world were drilled using technology in the Republic of Azerbaijan in Bibiheybat oil field in 1847. In 1901 Azerbaijan was on the first place in the world while producing 11.5 mln tons of oil. Azerbaijan’s oil extraction has reached a historic record volume of 23.5 mln tons of oil in 1941, comprising 71.4% of former Soviet Union’s oil. SOCAR has signed up to 34 production sharing agreements up to now with various foreign oil and gas companiesthe largest of such agreements being production sharing agreement on joint development of Azeri, Chirag and Gunashli (deep water section) fields signed on 20 September 1994 (so called “Contract of the Century”). Currently SOCAR employs more than 50,000 people.

www.socar.az

GOLDEN SPONSOR

General information about Kazakhstan Utility Systems LLP

Kazakhstan Utility Systems LLP is a successful company in the energy sector on the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The KUS group is represented in Karaganda, South Kazakhstan and East Kazakhstan regions.

The group of companies Kazakhstan Utility Systems implements its own Development Strategy, which corresponds to the state policy in the field of energy. The main factors for the development of KUS are: modernization of existing assets, construction of new electric grids, expansion of generating and power transmission capacities, and customer orientation of marketing companies.

KUS LLP includes two CHPs of the city of Karaganda – CHPP-1 and CHPP-3, as well as Ust-Kamenogorsk CHP and Sogra CHP in the regional center of East Kazakhstan region.  Last year, at the Karaganda CHPP-3, as part of the investment program, a new power unit was commissioned. It enabled generating a quarter more electricity and heat. This event gave a new impetus to the development of the economy of the whole region. The increase in the capacity of the station allowed placing new energy-intensive production facilities in the Karaganda region. Small and medium businesses received additional energy support. Taking into account the additional input, Karaganda CHPP-3 reached a capacity of 670 megawatts. For today it is the largest thermal power plant of the republic.

As its priority, the KUS Group sees the use of innovative solutions at its production facilities, a scientific, innovative approach and optimization of energy costs. This applies to all, without exception, subsidiaries that are members of the holding Kazakhstan Utility Systems.

Thus, Karagandy Zharyk LLP, specializing in the operation of electrical networks, commissioned new large substations and introduced an automated monitoring and accounting system to the end user (ASKUE). The modernization of transformers, external electrical networks was carried out to create and provide a reliable power supply system.

Ontustyk Zharyk Transit LLP, focused on transmission and distribution of energy in the South Kazakhstan region, introduced an automated database system and consumers (ASBIP) to provide technical conditions for the fastest possible identification of connection points. New substations, power lines for power supply of new microdistricts of the city of Shymkent and its suburbs are put into operation. In the affiliated marketing organizations of the South Kazakhstan region and Shymkent, new contact centers were opened.

The group of companies Kazakhstan Utility Systems employs about 11 thousand employees. The international rating agency Fitch Ratings in 2016 confirmed KUS LLP long-term issuer default ratings in foreign and national currency at the level of “BB-“. The agency also assigned the domestic energy company a national long-term rating of “BBB + (kaz)”. The forecast on the ratings is Stable.

In 2016, during the International Festival-Contest “Choice of the Year No. 1 in Kazakhstan”, Kazakhstan Utility Systems LLP was recognized as “Energy Company of Kazakhstan No. 1 – 2016”.

Today, Kazakhstan Utility Systems LLP is one of the TOP-4 largest energy companies in Kazakhstan.

 

 

 

 

 

Nr. Country First Name Last Name Organization Job Title
1AzerbaijanVusalAbbasovSOCARHead of Joint Projects Department
2LithuaniaVilmaAdamavičiūtėNational Commission for Energy Control and Prices (NCC)Head of Law Division
3KazakhstanNabiAitzhanovKazakhstan Utility Systems LLPDirector General
4KazakhstanGulmiraAkhmedovaKazakhstan Electricity Grid Operating Company (КЕGOC), JSCDirector of the Economic Planning and Analysis Department
5KazakhstanDauletAkhmetovKazakhstan Electricity AssociationMember of the Board
6KyrgyzstanAinuraAkmatovaState Agency for Fuel and Energy Complex Regulation under the Government of the Kyrgyz RepublicHead of Department
7Saudi ArabiaMohammed HAlhussiniElectricity and Co-Generation Regulatory Authority (ECRA)General manager of the Governor's Office
8KazakhstanMansurAlimbayevEnergy Regulators Regional Association (ERRA)Intern
9KazakhstanZhanarAllayarbekKazTransGas, JSCDirector of Tariff Policy and Investment Projects Department
10Saudi ArabiaAbdullah MohammedAlshehriElectricity and Co-Generation Regulatory Authority (ECRA)H.E Governor
11HungaryKornelAndzsans-BaloghIP SystemsBusiness Development Manager
12KazakhstanAidanaArdah Committee on Regulation of Natural Monopolies and Protection of Competition under the Ministry of National Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan Press Office Representative
13KazakhstanTalgatAugambayevKazakhstan Electricity Grid Operating Company (КЕGOC), JSCHead of the Tariff Setting Department
14KazakhstanGalymbekAutalipovSamruk-Energy, JSCChief Manager of the Market Analysis and Forecasting Department
15KazakhstanGalymAydosovKazTransGaz Aimak, JSCFirst Deputy General Director
16ArmeniaSevakBabayanPublic Services Regulatory Commission (PSRC)Deputy Head of Financial Analysis Department
17KazakhstanAigerimBakhtiyarovaAssociation of Oil Service Companies of KazakhstanSpecialist on Public Relations
18KazakhstanSholpanBatyrbekCommittee on Regulation of Natural Monopolies and Protection of Competition under the Ministry of National Economy of the Republic of KazakhstanHead of Division
19KyrgyzstanLorinaBegalievaState Agency for Fuel and Energy Complex Regulation under the Government of the Kyrgyz RepublicHead of Department
20HungaryArdianBerishaEnergy Regulators Regional Association (ERRA)Regulatory Expert
21LatviaMaraBerzinaPublic Utilities Commission (PUC)Advisor of the Chairman
22United States (US)JohnBetkoskiNational Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC); International Confederation of Energy Regulators (ICER)First Vice President, NARUC; Chairman, ICER
23Bosnia and HerzegovinaJasminBešoRegulatory Commission for Energy in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FERK)Commissioner
24LatviaIntarsBirzinsPublic Utilities Commission (PUC)Board Member
25KazakhstanZarinaBotbayevaCommittee on Regulation of Natural Monopolies and Protection of Competition under the Ministry of National Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan Head of Division
26United States (US)DavidBoydMidcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO)Vice President, Government and Regulatory Affairs;
Board Member of ERRA Strategic Advisory Board
27MexicoAlejandroChanonaEnergy Regulatory Commission (CRE)General Director for Planning and International Affairs
28MoldovaTudorCopaciNational Agency for Energy Regulation (ANRE)Director General
29HungaryKrisztinaCsomborEnergy Regulators Regional Association (ERRA)Program Manager
30KazakhstanAssanDarbayevCommittee on Regulation of Natural Monopolies and Protection of Competition under the Ministry of National Economy of the Republic of KazakhstanDeputy Chairman
31BelgiumFranciscoDe la FlorENAGAS; International Gas Union (IGU)Director of Regulation, ENAGAS; Task Force Leader Governance and Regulation, IGU
32TurkeyGulefsanDemirbasEnergy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA)Strategy Development Department Head
33MacedoniaEnverElmaziEnergy Regulatory Commission (ERC)Member of Commission
34TurkeyFakirErdoganEnergy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA)Group Head
35LatviaIevaFeldmanePublic Utilities Commission (PUC)Director, Legal Department
36KazakhstanAnastassiyaFrolovaPAVLODARENERGO, JSCHead of Planning Department
37Sri LankaPrasadGalheanaPublic Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL)Member of Commission
38Sri LankaSanjayaGamagePublic Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL)Member of Commission
39KazakhstanTatianaGaraninaAstanaenergosbyt, LLPHead of Planning and Economic Department
40AzerbaijanAnvarGasimovSOCARDeputy head of Economic and Accounting Department
41ArmeniaArtyomGhazaryanPublic Services Regulatory Commission (PSRC)Chief Specialist of Tariff Policy Department
42TurkeyZekeriyaGoksenliEnergy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA)Board Member
43TurkeyOmer FarukGultekinEnerjisa Enerji AŞ.President of the Board of Directors
44EstoniaKülliHaabEstonian Competition AuthorityHead of Regulatory Division
45United States (US)ErinHammelNational Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC)Director, International Programs
46SlovakiaNatasaHudcovicovaRegulatory Office for Network Industries, SlovakiaHead of International Unit
47KazakhstanAinurIbrayevaCommittee on Regulation of Natural Monopolies and Protection of Competition under the Ministry of National Economy of the Republic of KazakhstanHead of Division
48KazakhstanSabyrgalyIdrisovUst-Kamenogorsk HPP, LLP Director General
49KazakhstanSaltanatIgisinovaOntustik Zharyk, LLP Director General
50LatviaRolandsIrklisPublic Utilities Commission (PUC)Chairman
51HungaryJargalanJambaldorj Energy Regulators Regional Association (ERRA) Staff Member
52Bosnia and HerzegovinaAleksandarJegdicRegulatory Commission for Energy of Republika Srpska (RERS)Chief of Staff
53KazakhstanAliyaJumabayevaCommittee on Regulation of Natural Monopolies and Protection of Competition under the Ministry of National Economy of the Republic of KazakhstanDeputy Chairman
54LatviaViestursKadikisPublic Utilities Commission (PUC)Head of Electricity Division
55TurkeyMustafaKarahanEnergy Exchange IstanbulBoard Member
56KazakhstanPavelKarpovSEVKAZENERGO, JSCHead of Production and Technical Department
57HungaryKrisztinaKaszaEnergy Regulators Regional Association (ERRA)Head of Secretariat
58KazakhstanShigeoKatsuAOE Nazarbayev UniversityPresident
59CameroonJean PierreKediElectricity Sector Regulatory Agency (ARSEL)General Manager
60KazakhstanMarziyaKhaidarovaCommittee on Regulation of Natural Monopolies and Protection of Competition under the Ministry of National Economy of the Republic of KazakhstanHead of Division
61KazakhstanAliyaKireyevaKTZ-Freight Transportation, JSCDirector of Tariff Policy Department
62HungaryAnikóKissEnergy Regulators Regional Association (ERRA)Senior Program Manager
63LithuaniaŽilvinasKlimkaNational Commission for Energy Control and Prices (NCC)Director of Administration
64KazakhstanKalilaKokkozovaCommittee on Regulation of Natural Monopolies and Protection of Competition under the Ministry of National Economy of the Republic of KazakhstanHead of Division
65RussiaVitalyKorolevFederal Antimonopoly Service (FAS)Deputy Head
66KazakhstanAdilzhanKozhamuratEnergy Regulators Regional Association (ERRA)Intern
67KazakhstanAlekseyKozlovSamruk-Energy, JSCProject Manager
68Sri LankaDamithaKuimarasinghePublic Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL)Director General
69KazakhstanIrinaKumachenkoSEVKAZENERGO, JSCHead of Economics and Finance Department
70MoldovaMarinaLazo Interpreter
71GermanyIlkaLewingtonDNV GL − EnergyPrincipal Consultant
72RomaniaIonLunguRomanian Electricity Supplier’s Association (AFEER)President
73KazakhstanAndreyLyapunovKaraganda Energocenter, LLP Director General
74KazakhstanAzamatMaitiyevCommittee on Regulation of Natural Monopolies and Protection of Competition under the Ministry of National Economy of the Republic of KazakhstanChairman
75LatviaLijaMakarePublic Utilities Commission (PUC)Head of International Relations
76LithuaniaJonasMakauskasNational Commission for Energy Control and Prices (NCC)Deputy Chair
77TurkeyAbidMalikACWA PowerManaging Director Turkey and Kazakhstan
78RomaniaMariaManicutaRomanian Energy Regulatory Authority (ANRE)Director General
79RomaniaOtiliaMarinRomanian Energy Regulatory Authority (ANRE)Director General
80KazakhstanZhandosMedeuovSamruk-Energy, JSCProject Manager
81GeorgiaMaiaMelikidzeGeorgian National Energy and Water Supply Regulatory Commission (GNERC)Commissioner
82HungaryZoltanNagyLinde GroupEnergy Manager
83United States (US)EllenNowakNational Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC); Wisconsin Public Service Commission (WI PSC)Second Vice President, NARUC; Chairperson, WI PSC
84KazakhstanZhandosNurmaganbetovFinancial Settlement Center of Renewable Energy, LLPGeneral Director
85KazakhstanLazzatNurmukhambetovaKazakhstan Utility Systems LLPDeputy General Director for Finance
86KazakhstanZhanarNurtazinaPavlodarenergosbyt, LLPDeputy General Director for Economics and Finance
87HungaryAttilaNyikosHungarian Energy and Public Utility Regulatory Authority (HEA);
Energy Regulators Regional Association (ERRA)
Vice-President for International Affairs, HEA;
Vice Chairman, ERRA
88TurkeyNecmiOdyakmaz, Dr.Enerjisa Enerji AŞ.Regulation and Installation Relationship Director
89KazakhstanMarat BerikovichOmarov EXPO 2017 Astana − Future Energy Director of the Content and Event Management Department
90KazakhstanAnarOmarovaEuropean Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)Head of Astana Resident Office
91GeorgiaAnaOnashviliGeorgian National Energy and Water Supply Regulatory Commission (GNERC)Leading Specialist of International Relations' Department
92KazakhstanAlmatOrazalinSamruk-Energy, JSCChief Manager of the Monitoring of Production Programs Department
93BulgariaRemziOsmanEnergy and Water Regulatory Commission (EWRC)Commissioner
94KazakhstanAinurOtarovaKazTransGaz Aimak, JSCDirector of Department
95EstoniaMärtOtsEstonian Competition Authority (ECA);
Energy Regulators Regional Association (ERRA)
Director General, ECA;
Chairman, ERRA
96SwitzerlandAlexandreOudalovABBManager Power Systems of the Future
97TurkeyEserOzdilPetroleum Platform Association - PETFORMSecretary General
98Bosnia and HerzegovinaNikolaPejicState Electricity Regulatory Commission (SERC)Chairman
99MacedoniaDimitarPetrovEnergy Regulatory Commission (ERC)President
100Bosnia and HerzegovinaSanelaPokrajcicRegulatory Commission for Energy in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FERK)Commissioner
101KazakhstanElenaPopandopuloEurasian Industrial AssociationVice President
102MoldovaGhenadiePârțuNational Agency for Energy Regulation from Moldova (ANRE)Director
103MacedoniaKushtrimRamadaniEnergy Regulatory Commission (ERC)Deputy President
104PakistanHaroonRashidNational Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA)Ex Vice Chairman and Member (Licensing)
105KazakhstanMukhiddinSaduEurasian Industrial AssociationExpert
106KazakhstanBayanSaduovaCommittee on Regulation of Natural Monopolies and Protection of Competition under the Ministry of National Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan Head of department
107KazakhstanYerbolSalikenovSamruk-Energy, JSCChief Manager of the Market Analysis and Forecasting Department
108KazakhstanBolatSambetovMinistry of National Economy of the Republic of KazakhstanDirector of the Regional Department of the Committee for Almaty city
109ItalyAlexandreSantosAssociation of Mediterranean Energy Regulators (MEDREG)President
110KazakhstanLeilaSarsembekovaKTZ-Freight Transportation, JSCChief Manager of Tariff Policy Department
111KazakhstanBaurzhanSarsenov Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan Director of the Department of Electricity Energy and Coal Industry
112KazakhstanSalimaSatbekovaCommittee on Regulation of Natural Monopolies and Protection of Competition under the Ministry of National Economy of the Republic of KazakhstanChief Expert of the Division on Investigations in the Field of Transport and Communication
113KazakhstanArmanSatimov KAZENERGY Advisor to the Chairman
114TurkeyFazilSenelEnergy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA)Commissioner
115PolandDanutaSierocinskaEnergy Regulatory Office (ERO)Senior Expert, International Cooperation
116Bosnia and HerzegovinaMileSrdanovicRegulatory Commission for Energy in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FERK)President
117GeorgiaNikolozSumbadzeGeorgian National Energy and Water Supply Regulatory Commission (GNERC)Chief Specialist of Electricity Department
118EstoniaHandoSutterEesti Energia ASChairman of the Management Board
119HungaryPálmaSzolnokiIP Systems / NavitasoftSenior Market Analyst
120KazakhstanBulatTanabergenovCommittee on Regulation of Natural Monopolies and Protection of Competition under the Ministry of National Economy of the Republic of KazakhstanHead of Department
121KazakhstanErkanatTemirkhanovKazTransGas, JSCDeputy Director General for Transformation and Development
122KazakhstanAskhatTemirkhanovKazakhstan Electricity Grid Operating Company (КЕGOC), JSCHead of the Economic Planning and Analysis Department
123HungaryPeterTileschHungarian Energy and Public Utility Regulatory Authority (HEA)Head of Department
124 Hungary RékaTimárEnergy Regulators Regional Association (ERRA)Program Manager
125HungaryKrisztianTothHungarian Energy and Public Utility Regulatory Authority (HEA)Head of Department
126HungaryTamasTothHungarian Energy and Public Utility Regulatory Authority (HEA)Head of Unit
127KazakhstanYerzhanTuraliyevKazakhstan Electricity Grid Operating Company (КЕGOC), JSCManager of the Tariff Setting Department
128Bosnia and HerzegovinaMiloradTusevljakState Electricity Regulatory Commission (SERC)Commissioner
129KazakhstanNikolaiTushinskiySamruk-Energy, JSCDirector of RES and Distribution Department
130KazakhstanAzamatUrinbaevIntergas Central Asia, JSCDirector of Business Planning and Tariff Setting Department
131KazakhstanVladimirUsenkoKazakhstan Utility Systems, LLP Deputy General Director for Technical Issues
132EstoniaMaarjaUulitsEstonian Competition AuthorityHead of External and Public Relations Department
133Bosnia and HerzegovinaVladislavVladicicRegulatory Commission for Energy of Republika Srpska (RERS)President
134BulgariaVladkoVladimirovEnergy and Water Regulatory Commission (EWRC)Commissioner
135RomaniaSilviaVlasceanuRomanian Energy Regulatory Authority (ANRE)Member of the Advisory Board
136HungaryZsófia BorbálaVégh NRGreport Journalist
137United KingdomAndreasWalstadInterfax Global EnergyEditor: EU Policy and Regulation
138United States (US)GregWhiteNational Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC)Executive Director
139United Arab EmiratesHenningWuesterInternational Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)Director of the Centre on Knowledge, Policy and Finance (KPFC)
140UkraineTatianaYakimenko Interpreter
141KazakhstanAidarYessembayev Committee on Regulation of Natural Monopolies and Protection of Competition under the Ministry of National Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan Economic Integration Division
142TurkeyMustafaYilmazEnergy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA)President
143Bosnia and HerzegovinaSuadZeljkovicState Electricity Regulatory Commission (SERC)Commissioner
144KazakhstanSerikZharkinbayevKazakhstan Electricity Grid Operating Company (КЕGOC), JSCDirector of the Production and Technology Department
145KazakhstanSanatZheltayevSamruk-Energy, JSCChief Manager of the Monitoring of Production Programs Department
146KazakhstanShapagatZholdykulova Committee on Regulation of Natural Monopolies and Protection of Competition under the Ministry of National Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan Expert of the Economic Integration Division
147KazakhstanYerlanZhumanalinKazTransGas, JSCExpert, Tariff Policy and Investment Projects Department
148KazakhstanSerikZhumangarinMinistry of National Economy of the Republic of KazakhstanVice Minister
149KazakhstanShynarZhumataevaIntergas Central Asia, JSCGeneral Manager

Venue/
Hotel Information

Travel/
Airport Transfers

 Visa Information

Conference Brochure

 Social Events

Conference Timetable

Badge

 Languages

 Conference Presentations

 About Astana


Hotel Information

The ERRA Conferece will take place at:

The Ritz-Carlton Astana Hotel

Address: 16 Dostyk Street Astana, 010016 Kazakhstan
Tel.: +7 7172 734 000
E-mail: astana.reservations-at-ritzcarlton.com
Web: http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/kazakhstan/astana

The brand new Ritz Carlton Hotel stands as an icon above the bright lights of Astana being part of the Talan Towers. It brings a new level of luxury, provides royal views, convenient location and a full range of services and facilities.

 

 


Official Airline of the Conference

Turkish Airlines is the official airline of the 16th ERRA Energy Investment and Regulation Conference and special discounts are offered on certain booking classes. In order to proceed with the online booking tool for Turkish Conventions please visit the Turkish Conventions website:
https://www4.thy.com/TKC/app/main?language=en

and use the event code 170TKM17 under delegate section.


Airport Transfer

The Company «DEMEU Travel Kazakhstan» is providing airport transfer services to the ERRA Conference delegates for  EUR 15/one way for max. 3 passеngers or for 35/EUR/one way/minivan.

Preferred payment is cash.

If you are interested in the service, please contact directly: ur.li1506222224am@96150622222458261506222224


Visa Information

Please verify the visa requirements of Kazakhstan by contacting the relevant Embassy in your country or by checking the visa requirements here: http://mfa.gov.kz/en/visa/index. The list of diplomatic missions is available here: http://mfa.gov.kz/en/content-view/kontakty-zagranucrezdenij-2. The list of countries whose citizens do not require visas to enter Kazakhstan can be found at: >>.

Kindly note that it takes about 1-2 weeks to issue the official visa invitation letter, therefore in case you need visa, please contact the ERRA Secretariat immediately!


Conference Timetable

Time Event Location
Sunday, September 24

17:00-
19:00

Conference Registration
Please stop by the registration desk and receive your conference materials and nametag, which will allow you to enter all Conference functions.
Foyer of
the Ritz-Carlton Astana Hotel
Monday, September 25
07:30-
16:00
Conference Registration
Please stop by the registration desk and receive your conference materials and nametag, which will allow you to enter all Conference functions.
Foyer of
the Ritz Carlton Astana Hotel
08:45-
16:15
16th Energy Investment & Regulation Conference

  • Session I: Status of the Energy Industry in Kazakhstan and in the Eurasian Economic Commission
  • Session II: Opportunities on Gas Markets and Competitiveness of LNG (Investment, Incentives, Impact on Pipelines, Access, Interoperability)
  • Interview with Mr. Omarov – Director, “EXPO 2017 Astana – Future Energy”
  • ERRA Regulatory Research Award Giving Ceremony

Grand Ballroom,
the Ritz Carlton Astana Hotel

20:00-
22:00
Conference Gala Dinner
Follow the steps of lead politicians and enter Rixos President Astana which gave home to summits of global importance recently.
The evening will feature a short insight into the Kazakh culture through its national food, music, costumes and dances.

Ballroom Zheryuik,
Rixos President Astana Hotel

Tuesday, September 26

08:00-
12:00

Conference Registration
Please stop by the registration desk and receive your conference materials and nametag, which will allow you to enter all Conference functions.
Foyer of
the Ritz Carlton Astana Hotel
08:30- 
16:15
16th Energy Investment & Regulation Conference

  • Guest Country: Presenting Mexico’s Energy Reform
  • Session III: Current Regulatory and Economic Issues of Power Markets in ERRA Member Countries and General Tendencies (From Single Buyer to Competition; Investment in Renewable; Capacity Markets and Demand Side Involvement)
  • Session IV: The Energy Customer: The Changing Energy Market and its Regulation (Prosumers, End-user Pricing, Changing Role of the DSOs)
Grand Ballroom,
the Ritz Carlton Astana Hotel
17:30-
19:30

Sightseeing Bus Tour of Astana
Meet the city in the steppes – established as recently as 1997 and get closer to Astana’s skyline comprises of unique architectural masterpieces.

Meeting in the Foyer of
the Ritz-Carlton 

Badge

Upon registering you will receive your Conference kit in which you will find your Name Badge. You are kindly asked to wear your badge during all Conference sessions and events. (Please note that your badge contains function tickets necessary for participating on the social programs.)

Languages

Official languages of the conference are English and Russian, all sessions will have simultaneous interpretation. Headsets will be distributed at the entrance of the Conference room. Please return the headset at the end of each Conference Day.

Conference Presentations

Conference presentations will be available at the Conference website under Materials. (Please note that paper copies of presentations will not be available during the conference, therefore download and print any presentation that you wish to have at the conference in advance.)

Social Events

Participation in the Social Programmes is available for the registered participants and is included in the registration fee. Please note that we will insert tickets for the social events into your nametags. We would like to kindly ask you to have these tickets with you and show the Conference Staff upon entry.

For accompanying persons the events are available for 150 EUR. Registration is possible electronically by sending an email to the ERRA Secretariat or at the Registration Desk during the conference registration hours.

GALA DINNER

Date: 25 September, Monday, 20:00–22:00
Venue: Rixos President Astana Hotel, Ballroom Zheryuik
Address: 7 D. Kunayev Street
Dress Code: Semi-Formal

Nametags and function tickets are required for entry!

Network, enjoy, relax! The ERRA Conference Gala Reception, following the close of Day One, gives attendees an opportunity to mingle and interact in an exclusive environment.

Follow the steps of lead politicians and enter Rixos President Astana Hotel which gave home to summits of global importance recently. This time it will pamper ERRA delegates with its luxury, beauty and elegance.

The evening will feature a short insight into the Kazakh culture through its national food, music, costumes and dances.

We hope to meet you on this not-to-be missed event of the ERRA Conference!

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SIGHTSEEING TOUR in ASTANA

Date: 26 September, Tuesday, 17:3019:30
Meeting Point: Foyer of the Ritz-Carlton Astana
Dress Code: Casual

Nametags and function tickets are required!

Relax and meet Astana! After the 2nd day of the Conference, we invite you to join us for a 2-hour bus tour with a few stops at Astana’s highlights.


About Astana

A city in the steppes – established as recently as 1997, Astana is Kazakhstan’s rapidly growing, forward-thinking capital. The city’s skyline comprises of unique architectural masterpieces and its every corner holds something intriguing for its visitors.

Suggested links to learn more about Astana and Kazakhstan:
http://mfa.gov.kz/mobile/demos/index_en.html


Conference Brochure

Conference location

Astana

Kazakhstan

The Ritz-Carlton, Astana

Address: 16 Dostyk Street Astana, 010016 Kazakhstan

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