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HOSTED by the Committee on Regulation of Natural Monopolies and Protection of Competition 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: The agenda will feature a new element in 2017. As part of the conference programme ERRA will portray the energy market of a Guest Country. The identity of the Guest Country is under discussion but it will represent a non-ERRA member emerging market country. Watch out for our news! 


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

 

INTERESTED? MORE TO COME SOON!

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

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    Please mark if you are vegеtarian. 
  • 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

09:10

Keynote Addresses

Bayraktar, Alparslan

Deputy Undersecretary, Energy and Natural Resources Ministry of Turkey, Former Chairman, ERRA; Chairman, ERRA Strategic Advisory Board

SESSION I: CURRENT STATUS OF THE ENERGY INDUSTRY IN KAZAKHSTAN

Moderator: TBD
09:30

Presentation: Electricity

Djaksaliev, Bakytzhan Mukhambetkaliyevich

Vice Minister, Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan

09:50

Presentation: Gas and Oil

Temirkhanov, Erkanat Uakbaevich

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

10:10

Presentation: Renewable Energy Resources

Nurmaganbetov, Zhandos Demesinovich

General Director, LLP "Analytic and Financial Center", Kazakhstan

10:30

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)

Moderator: TBD
11:15

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

11:35

Presentation: Status and Prospects of Global LNG Market Development

TBD
11:55

Presentation: Investment Security in the LNG Import Infrastructures

ICER (International Confederation of Energy Regulators) Case Studies

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

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)

12:25

Q&A with the Audience

12:45

Lunch

14:00

Panel Discussion:

Moderator: TBD

Panel Members:

Ozdil, Eser

Secretary General, Petroleum Platform Association, Turkey

15:00

Q&A with the Audience

SPECIAL SESSION: GUEST COUNTRY

15:15

Presentation of the Energy Sector of Central America

Khan, Glenn

Executive Director, Independent Regulatory Commission, Dominica

TBD
16:00

Q&A with the Audience

16:15

Coffee break

08:30

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

Interviewer: TBD

Answers:

Oramov, Marat Berikovich

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

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)

Moderator: TBD
09:20

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

09:40

Presentation: TBD

TBD
10:00

Presentation: TBD

TBD
10:20

Q&A with the Audience

10:35

Coffee break

11:00

Panel Discussion: TBD

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. Dr. Abdullah

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

Manicuta, Maria

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

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

Panel Discussion: TBD

Moderator: TBD

Panel Members:

Irklis, Rolands

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

Nowak, Ellen

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

Petrov, Konstantin

Head Policy and Regulation, DNV GL - Energy, Germany

Sutter, Hando

CEO, Eesti Energia, Estonia

15:30

Q&A with the Audience

15:45

Coffee break

Bayraktar, Alparslan

Deputy Undersecretary, Energy and Natural Resources Ministry of Turkey, Former Chairman, ERRA; Chairman, ERRA Strategic Advisory Board

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


Al-Shehri, H.E. Dr. Abdullah

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

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

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

Djaksaliev, Bakytzhan Mukhambetkaliyevich

Vice Minister, Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Irklis, Rolands

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

Khan, Glenn

Executive Director, Independent Regulatory Commission, Dominica

Manicuta, Maria

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

Nowak, Ellen

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

Nurmaganbetov, Zhandos Demesinovich

General Director, LLP "Analytic and Financial Center", Kazakhstan

Oramov, Marat Berikovich

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

Ozdil, Eser

Secretary General, Petroleum Platform Association, Turkey

Petrov, Konstantin

Head Policy and Regulation, DNV GL - Energy, Germany

Sutter, Hando

CEO, Eesti Energia, Estonia

Temirkhanov, Erkanat Uakbaevich

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

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 5, 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

Nr. Country First Name Last Name Organization Job Title
1LithuaniaVilmaAdamavičiūtėNational Commission for Energy Control and Prices of the Republic of LithuaniaHead, Law division
2ArmeniaSevakBabayanPublic Services Regulatory Commission (PSRC)Deputy Head of Financial Analysis Department
3LatviaMaraBerzinaPublic Utilities Commission (PUC)Advisor of the Chairman
4United States (US)JohnBetkoskiNational Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC); International Confederation of Energy Regulators (ICER)First Vice President, NARUC; Chairman, ICER
5Bosnia and HerzegovinaJasminBešoRegulatory Commission for Energy in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FERK)Commissioner
6LatviaIntarsBirzinsPublic Utilities Commission (PUC)Board Member
7AustriaWalterBoltzSenior Advisor on European Energy;
Board Member of ERRA Strategic Advisory Board
8BelgiumFranciscoDe la FlorENAGAS; International Gas Union (IGU)Director of Regulation, ENAGAS; Task Force Leader Governance and Regulation, IGU
9LatviaIevaFeldmanePublic Utilities Commission (PUC)Director, Legal Department
10ArmeniaArtyomGhazaryanPublic Services Regulatory Commission (PSRC)Chief Specialist of Tariff Policy Department
11EstoniaKülliHaabEstonian Competition AuthorityHead of Regulatory Division
12United States (US)ErinHammelNational Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC)Director, International Programs
13LatviaRolandsIrklisPublic Utilities Commission (PUC)Chairman
14LatviaViestursKadikisPublic Utilities Commission (PUC)Head of Electricity Division
15DominicaGlennKhanIndependent Regulatory Commission (IRC)Executive Director
16LithuaniaŽilvinasKlimkaNational Commission for Energy Control and Prices of the Republic of LithuaniaDirector of Administration
17LatviaLijaMakarePublic Utilities Commission (PUC)Head of International Relations
18LithuaniaJonasMakauskasNational Commission for Energy Control and Prices of the Republic of LithuaniaDeputy Chair
19United States (US)EllenNowakNational Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC); Wisconsin Public Service Commission (WI PSC)Second Vice President, NARUC; Chairperson, WI PSC
20HungaryAttilaNyikosHungarian Energy and Public Utility Regulatory Authority (HEA);
Energy Regulators Regional Association (ERRA)
Vice-President for International Affairs, HEA;
Vice Chairman, ERRA
21BulgariaRemziOsmanEnergy and Water Regulatory Commission (EWRC)Commissioner
22EstoniaMärtOtsEstonian Competition AuthorityDirector General
23Bosnia and HerzegovinaSanelaPokrajcicRegulatory Commission for Energy in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FERK)Commissioner
24PakistanSyed SaqlainRazaNational Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA)Executive Secretary
25Bosnia and HerzegovinaMileSrdanovicRegulatory Commission for Energy in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FERK)President
26EstoniaHandoSutterEesti Energia ASChairman of the Management Board
27KazakhstanErkanatTemirhanovJSC KazTransGasDeputy Director General for Transformation and Development
28HungaryPeterTileschHungarian Energy and Public Utility Regulatory Authority (HEA)Head of Department
29EstoniaMaarjaUulitsEstonian Competition AuthorityHead of External and Public Relations Department
30BulgariaVladkoVladimirovEnergy and Water Regulatory Commission (EWRC)Commissioner
31United KingdomAndreasWalstadInterfax Global EnergyEditor: EU Policy and Regulation
32United States (US)GregWhiteNational Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC)Executive Director
33United Arab EmiratesHenningWuesterInternational Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)Director of the Centre on Knowledge, Policy and Finance (KPFC)
34TurkeyEserÖzdilPetroleum Platform Association - PETFORMSecretary General

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
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.

The ERRA Secretariat has made arrangements for special room rates for ERRA Delegates. The discounted room rate is USD 224 including taxes, breakfast, wifi. Hotel guarantees this rate and availability until August 01, 2017. Reservation link will be provided upon registration confirmation or contact the Secretariat directly.
For ERRA members the rate and link was sent with the invitation letter.


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

More information will be available soon.


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: >>.

 

In case you need an entry visa, please immediately contact the ERRA Secretariat! To prepare a visa invitation letter for you, please send us your passport copy.


Conference Timetable

Time Event Location
Monday, September 25
08:00- 17:00 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
Ritz Carlton Astana Hotel
08:45- 16:00 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)

Grand Ballroom 1-2-3
Ritz Carlton Astana Hotel

TBD Conference Gala Dinner TBD
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
Ritz Carlton Astana Hotel
08:30- 15:45 16th Energy Investment & Regulation Conference

  • 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 1-2-3
Ritz Carlton Astana Hotel

Badge

Upon registering you will recieve 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 meal (function) tickets necessary for entering conference lunches and 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. Participants will be requested to sign a document about the receipt of the headset. 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 lunches and 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.


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

Coming soon. 

Conference location

Astana

Kazakhstan

The Ritz-Carlton, Astana

Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor

Conference Supply Sponsor

Conference General Sponsor

Media partner

 

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