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Count down to meet the ERRA network of energy regulators and other top industry representatives gathering in Riga!

Invitation by Chairman Rolands Irklis, Public Utilities Commission of Latvia;
ERRA Presidium Member; CEER Vice-President; ACER Vice-Chair

See you in Riga, Latvia #ERRAConf2019!

 


Conference Speakers


Conference Gala Program

ERRA Conference Gala dinner will be organized on September 23 at the Culture Palace “Ziemelblazma” http://ziemelblazma.riga.lv/en/about-us/


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Registration Fee

 Early Bird
(until September 2)
Full Rate
(after September 2)
Non-Regulators, Industry RepresentativesEUR 800 + 21% VATEUR 900 + 21% VAT
Government Agencies, Non-Member Regulators, Academia Representatives (1)EUR 500 + 21% VAT
ERRA Associate Members  (2)EUR 400 + 21% VAT
ERRA Full Members  (2) WAIVED!
Spouse Fee (3)EUR 50 + 21% VAT
  1. Reduced registration for participants from governmental agencies, non-member energy regulators and academia representatives.
  2. Up to 3 representatives of registered Full Members of ERRA! For additional representatives the reduced ERRA Associate Member rate will be applied. 
  3. Includes admission to Conference Dinner only!

Conference location

Riga

Latvia

Radisson Blu Latvija Conference & Spa Hotel
Address: Elizabetes 55, 1010 Riga, Latvia
Tel.: +371 6 777 2222
Web: https://www.radissonblu.com/en/latvijahotel-riga

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  • Accompanying Spouse Name:
  • Beside regular meal, we can ensure vegetarian food to participants.
    Please mark if you are vegеtarian. 
  • Optional program on Sunday, September 22, starting at 15:00.
    It features Riga Hydro Power Plant, largest artificial reservoir in Latvia with 6 hydro power units that generates 10-15% of total Latvian electric power (total installed capacity is 402 MW).
    Please note that the registration for the site visit has been closed. We will put you on a waiting list and keep you posted.

  • CANCELLATION POLICY AND REFUND

    Refunds of registration fees, less Euro 100 administrative charge, will be applied to written cancellation requests received before September 2, 2019. No refunds will be given for cancellation requests received after September 2, 2019. Name changes requested before September 2, 2019 are accepted at no charge. After September 2, 2019, 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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SEPTEMBER 22, 2019, SUNDAY

15:00       Site Visit to Riga Hydro Power Plant

08:30

Introductory Remarks

Irklis, Rolands

Chairman, Public Utilities Commission (PUC), Latvia; ERRA Presidium Member; CEER Vice-President; ACER Vice-Chair

Ots, Märt

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

08:40

Keynote Address

Bayraktar, Alparslan

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

09:00

Keynote Address

Ruby, Kristian

Secretary General, Eurelectric

SESSION I: BALTIC-NORDIC ELECTRICITY AND NATURAL GAS MARKET: ENERGY TRANSITION

09:20

Presentation: Baltic-Nordic Electricity Market

Sutter, Hando

CEO, Eesti Energia, Estonia

09:45

Panel Discussion: Baltic-Nordic Electricity Market

Moderator:

Kazukauskas, Andrius

Senior Researcher, Vilnius University, Lithuania

Panel Members:

Gawin, Rafal

President, Energy Regulatory Office, Poland

Junghans, Gatis

Member of the Board, Latvian electricity transmission system operator AST “Augstsprieguma tīkls”, Latvia

Sutter, Hando

CEO, Eesti Energia, Estonia

Vadasz Nilsson, Anne

Director General, Energy Markets Inspectorate, Sweden

Žilienė, Inga

Chair, National Energy Regulatory Council (NERC), Lithuania

10:50

Q&A with the Audience

11:00

Conference Family Photo and Coffee Break

11:30

Presentation: Baltic-Nordic Natural Gas Market

Irklis, Rolands

Chairman, Public Utilities Commission (PUC), Latvia; ERRA Presidium Member; CEER Vice-President; ACER Vice-Chair

11:50

Panel Discussion: Baltic-Nordic Natural Gas Market

Moderator:

Jankauskas, Vidmantas

Professor, Vilnius Technical University, Lithuania; Former Chairman of ERRA

Panel Members:

Irklis, Rolands

Chairman, Public Utilities Commission (PUC), Latvia; ERRA Presidium Member; CEER Vice-President; ACER Vice-Chair

Ots, Märt

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

Partanen, Timo

Leading Specialist, Energiavirasto (Energy Authority), Finland

Ruolia, Vytautas

Commercial Director, TSO Amber Grid, Lithuania

12:50

Q&A with the Audience

13:00

Lunch

SESSION II – ENERGY TRANSITION AND DECENTRALISATION I.

14:00

Moderator:

Melikidze, Maia

Commissioner, Georgian National Energy and Water Supply Regulatory Commission, Georgia; ERRA Presidium Member

14:05

Presentation: Energy Transition and Decentralisation

Woodhouse, Stephen

Chief Digital Officer, ÅF Pöyry

14:25

Presentation: Challenges of Regulating Citizens’ Energy Communities

Kowalczyk, Juliusz

Expert, PSE S.A., Poland

14:40

Presentation: A Role for Energy Regulators in Electro-Mobility Take-Off

Lo Schiavo, Luca

Deputy Director, Italian Regulatory Authority for Energy, Infrastructure Regulation Department, Italy

15:00

Presentation: Cyber Security of Critical Infrastructure in an Increasingly Digitized Energy Sector

House, Arthur H.

Connecticut Chief Cybersecurity Risk OfficerUSA

15:20

Q&A with the Audience

15:30

Coffee Break

15:50

Panel Discussion: Decentralization of the Energy Sector

The panel will discuss the fact that the median size of the generating unit will decrease as an increasing amount of RES capacities connects to the distribution system. The discussions will then shift on the increased role of DSOs in providing flexibility and policy and regulatory measures that increase incentives for flexible response measures.

Moderator:

Gusenbauer, Vera

Policy Officer, International Relations, E-Control, Austria

Panel Members:

Bagdantseva, Svetlana

Head of Division, Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS), Russia

Braun, Pierre

Advisor Distribution & Market Facilitation, Eurelectric

Mazzoni, Matteo

Senior Analyst, ICIS

Varanavicius, Liutauras

Strategy Department Director, Litgrid, Lithuania

16:50

Q&A with the Audience

17:00

Session Concludes

19:00

Conference Gala Reception in Culture Palace "Ziemelblazma"

The gala dinner is one of our oldest and greatest conference traditions. The dinner always attempts to showcase the host country, so do not miss this unique opportunity to learn more about Latvian cuisine and culture!
08:45

Guest Regulator: CRE, French Energy Regulatory Commission; Presentation: Regulation of the Natural Gas Sector in the Energy Transition

Carenco, Jean-Francois

Chairman, CRE, France

SESSION III – ENERGY TRANSITION AND DECENTRALISATION II.

09:00

Moderator:

Nelkova-Chuchuk, Andrijana

Commissioner, Energy and Water Services Regulatory Commission, North Macedonia; Chair of the ERRA Tariff/ Pricing Committee

09:05

Presentation: Challenges of integrating additional VRES in the power systems

Pató, Zsuzsanna

Senior Associate, The Regulatory Assistance Project

09:25

Presentation: Regulation Enhancing Electrification: the Mini-Grid tariff framework in Nigeria

Akpeneye, Dafe C.

Commissioner, Legal, Licensing & Compliance, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, Nigeria

09:45

Presentation: Empowering customers through innovative rooftop business models in Oman

Al Zakwani, Qais

Executive Director and Member of Authority, Authority for Electricity Regulation of Oman (AER), Oman

10:05

Q&A with the Audience

10:15

Coffee break

10:45

Panel Discussion: The Impact of The Energy Transition and Electrification on Future Power Systems

The panel will discuss the impact of the energy transition and electrification on future power systems. Specifically, there will be discussion on TSO-DSO cooperation and prosumers role on the system.

Moderator:

Wagner, Nick

President, Commissioner, NARUC, USA

Panel Members:

Boyd, David C.

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

Hänninen, Kenneth

Director, Energy Networks, Finnish Energy, Finland

Junghans, Gatis

Member of the Board, Latvian electricity transmission system operator AST “Augstsprieguma tīkls”, Latvia

Ulutas, Haci Ali

Vice-President, Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA), Turkey

11:50

Q&A with the Audience

12:00

Lunch

SESSION IV – REDEFINING THE ROLE OF NATURAL GAS IN THE ENERGY TRANSITION

13:00

Moderator:

Petrov, Konstantin

Managing Consultant, DNV GL - Energy, Germany

13:10

Presentation: Reducing the cost of decarbonizing the energy system through sector coupling

Piskor, Sara

Communication and Policy Manager, ENTSO-G

13:30

Presentation: Current and future LNG sector development dynamics

Kryczka, Dariusz

Co-Chair of LNG Study Group, Gas Infrastructure Europe

13:50

Q&A with the Audience

14:00

Panel Discussion:

The panel will discuss the question of the future of gas infrastructure – the problem of stranded assets, alternative use, potential investments and regulatory approach

Moderator:

Petrov, Konstantin

Managing Consultant, DNV GL - Energy, Germany

Panel Members:

Dvali, Nugzar

Deputy Head of Legal Department, Georgian Gas Transportation Company, Georgia

Farkas, Edit

Head of the department, Department of Natural Gas Supervision and Price Regulation, Hungarian Energy and Public Utility Regulatory Authority, Hungary

Kjellander, Paul

President, Idaho Public Utilities Commission, USA

Turkoglu, Ahmet

CEO, EXIST, Turkey

15:10

Q&A with the Audience

15:20

Conference Concluding Statement Announcement of the 2020 ERRA Conference Location

Melikidze, Maia

Commissioner, Georgian National Energy and Water Supply Regulatory Commission, Georgia; ERRA Presidium Member

Ots, Märt

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

15:30

Conference Concludes

Keynote Speakers

Bayraktar, Alparslan

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

Ruby, Kristian

Secretary General, Eurelectric


Moderators, Speakers, Panelists

Akpeneye, Dafe C.

Commissioner, Legal, Licensing & Compliance, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, Nigeria

Al Zakwani, Qais

Executive Director and Member of Authority, Authority for Electricity Regulation of Oman (AER), Oman

Bagdantseva, Svetlana

Head of Division, Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS), Russia

Boyd, David C.

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

Braun, Pierre

Advisor Distribution & Market Facilitation, Eurelectric

Carenco, Jean-Francois

Chairman, CRE, France

Dvali, Nugzar

Deputy Head of Legal Department, Georgian Gas Transportation Company, Georgia

Farkas, Edit

Head of the department, Department of Natural Gas Supervision and Price Regulation, Hungarian Energy and Public Utility Regulatory Authority, Hungary

Gawin, Rafal

President, Energy Regulatory Office, Poland

Gusenbauer, Vera

Policy Officer, International Relations, E-Control, Austria

Hänninen, Kenneth

Director, Energy Networks, Finnish Energy, Finland

House, Arthur H.

Connecticut Chief Cybersecurity Risk OfficerUSA

Irklis, Rolands

Chairman, Public Utilities Commission (PUC), Latvia; ERRA Presidium Member; CEER Vice-President; ACER Vice-Chair

Jankauskas, Vidmantas

Professor, Vilnius Technical University, Lithuania; Former Chairman of ERRA

Junghans, Gatis

Member of the Board, Latvian electricity transmission system operator AST “Augstsprieguma tīkls”, Latvia

Kazukauskas, Andrius

Senior Researcher, Vilnius University, Lithuania

Kjellander, Paul

President, Idaho Public Utilities Commission, USA

Kowalczyk, Juliusz

Expert, PSE S.A., Poland

Kryczka, Dariusz

Co-Chair of LNG Study Group, Gas Infrastructure Europe

Lo Schiavo, Luca

Deputy Director, Italian Regulatory Authority for Energy, Infrastructure Regulation Department, Italy

Mazzoni, Matteo

Senior Analyst, ICIS

Melikidze, Maia

Commissioner, Georgian National Energy and Water Supply Regulatory Commission, Georgia; ERRA Presidium Member

Nelkova-Chuchuk, Andrijana

Commissioner, Energy and Water Services Regulatory Commission, North Macedonia; Chair of the ERRA Tariff/ Pricing Committee

Ots, Märt

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

Partanen, Timo

Leading Specialist, Energiavirasto (Energy Authority), Finland

Pató, Zsuzsanna

Senior Associate, The Regulatory Assistance Project

Petrov, Konstantin

Managing Consultant, DNV GL - Energy, Germany

Piskor, Sara

Communication and Policy Manager, ENTSO-G

Ruolia, Vytautas

Commercial Director, TSO Amber Grid, Lithuania

Sutter, Hando

CEO, Eesti Energia, Estonia

Turkoglu, Ahmet

CEO, EXIST, Turkey

Ulutas, Haci Ali

Vice-President, Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA), Turkey

Vadasz Nilsson, Anne

Director General, Energy Markets Inspectorate, Sweden

Varanavicius, Liutauras

Strategy Department Director, Litgrid, Lithuania

Wagner, Nick

President, Commissioner, NARUC, USA

Woodhouse, Stephen

Chief Digital Officer, ÅF Pöyry

Žilienė, Inga

Chair, National Energy Regulatory Council (NERC), Lithuania

Purpose

The purpose of the ERRA Energy Investment and Regulation Conference Abstracts is to present new and ongoing research in the energy sector, particularly related to the general theme and topics of the ERRA Conference.


Proposed Topics in 2019

  1. Energy Transition and Decentralisation

  2. The Role of Natural Gas in the Energy Transition

  3. Cyber Security


2019 Conference Abstracts

From among 11 submitted Abstracts 3 were selected as Primary Abstracts to be presented during the 18th ERRA Energy Investment and Regulation Conference:

  • Challenges of Regulating Citizens’ Energy Communities – Time to Cut some Knots? by Juliusz Kowalczyk, PSE S.A. (Transmission System Operator), Poland

  • A Role for Energy Regulators in Electro-Mobility Takeoff by Luca Lo Schiavo, Italian Regulatory Authority for Energy, Networks and the Environment (ARERA), Italy

  • Cyber Security Management in Electricity Sector by David Tchamdjo, Electricity Sector Regulatory Agency (ARSEL), Cameroon

 

In the Poster Exhbition area of the 18th ERRA Energy Investment and Regulation Conference the following research themes will be exhibited:

 

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SOCAR is a major energy company in Europe. While primarily focused on the economic interest of the people of Azerbaijan, it is an international company and manages a number of operations abroad. The company fulfills many functions among which exploring oil and gas fields, producing, processing, and transporting oil, gas, and gas condensate take a big part. SOCAR also markets petroleum and petrochemical products within the country as well as across a number of international markets. The company’s vision is to become a vertically integrated international energy company with advanced experience in operation efficiency, social and environmental responsibility.

SOCAR plays a distinct role in Europe’s sustainable economic development, as it is an important energy supplier to the EU. SOCAR is the biggest foreign direct investor in the Republic of Turkey, where it owns the largest petrochemical production facilities in the country, as well as a major refinery and a growing gas distribution infrastructure. SOCAR’s other major investment in the South Caucasus is SOCAR Georgia gas distribution grid. SOCAR also operates a growing network of retail stations in Switzerland, Austria, Romania, Georgia, Ukraine, Turkey and Azerbaijan.

http://www.socar.az/socar/en/home


The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) is a non-profit organization founded in 1889. NARUC’s member agencies regulate the activities of telecommunications, energy, gas, and water utilities in the fifty States and territories. NARUC has associate members from over 20 countries. For the past 20 years, NARUC has assisted in the promotion of a better understanding of the many new and complex regulatory issues that public utility regulators must address in rapidly changing societies. NARUC believes that its members’ expertise can help promote the institution of independent regulatory agencies and bring opportunities for more enhanced democratic methods of regulation.

www.naruc.org


DNV GL is a global quality assurance and risk management company. DNV GL delivers world-renowned testing, certification and advisory services to the energy value chain including renewables and energy management. Our expertise spans onshore and offshore wind power, solar, conventional generation, transmission and distribution, smart grids, and sustainable energy use, as well as energy markets and regulations. Our experts support customers around the globe in delivering a safe, reliable, efficient, and sustainable energy supply. Driven by our purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, we enable our customers to advance the safety and sustainability of their business.

www.dnvgl.com/energy

Nr. Country Name Organization Job Title
1LithuaniaVilma AdamavičiūtėNational Energy Regulatory Council (NERC)Director of Law Department
2AzerbaijanSamir AkhundovAzerbaijan Energy Regulatory Agency (AERA)Chairman of the Board
3NigeriaDafe AkpeneyeNigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC)Commissioner
4OmanIntisar Al ShukailiAuthority for Electricity Regulation (AER)Customer Affairs Officer
5OmanQais Saud Al ZakwaniAuthority for Electricity Regulation, OmanExecutive Director
6Saudi ArabiaAbdulrahman Ali Al-MuhannaElectricity & Cogeneration Regulatory Authority (ECRA)Governor
7Saudi ArabiaAbdulrahman AlmohizaiElectricity & Cogeneration Regulatory Authority (ECRA)Director General, Licensing & Legal Affairs
8Saudi ArabiaZaid AlzaidElectricity & Cogeneration Regulatory Authority (ECRA)Pricing Consultant
9Latvia Valentina Andrejeva Former Chair, Public Utilities Commission (PUC) ERRA Honorary Member
10HungaryKornel Andžans-BaloghIP SystemsHead of Business Development
11EstoniaIngrid ArusNord Pool ASMarket Manager Baltics
12TurkeyHasanali AtalayEnergy Exchange Istanbul (EXIST)Electricity Day Ahead Market Specialist
13RussiaSvetlana BagdantsevaFederal Antimonopoly ServiceHead of Division
14HungaryAttila BakonyiHungarian Energy and Public Utility Regulatory Authority (HEA)Senior Advisor
15LatviaInga BalabkinaPublic Utilities Commission (PUC)Head of Energy Division, Legal Department
16TurkeyAlparslan BayraktarEnergy and Natural Resources Ministry of Turkey Deputy Minister; Former ERRA Chairman;  Chairman, ERRA Strategic Advisory Board
17LatviaElza BergmanePublic Utilities Commission (PUC)Chief Lawyer, Energy Division, Legal Department
18ERRAArdian BerishaEnergy Regulators Regional Association (ERRA)Regulatory Specialist
19LatviaMara BerzinaPublic Utilities Commission (PUC)Adviser
20Bosnia and HerzegovinaJasmin BešoRegulatory Commission for Energy in Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FERK)Commissioner
21LatviaEdīte Bieļa-DailidovičaPublic Utilities Commission (PUC)Senior Expert
22Saudi ArabiaMohammed Bin JardanElectricity & Cogeneration Regulatory Authority (ECRA)Engineering Specialist
23North MacedoniaMarko BislimoskiEnergy and Water Services Regulatory Commission (ERC)President
24LatviaUldis BiķisAS "Latvijas Finieris"Chairman of the Supervisory Board
25United States (US)David BoydMidcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO)Vice President, Government and Regulatory Affairs
26BelgiumPierre BraunEurelectricAdvisor Distribution & Market Facilitation
27FranceJean-François CarencoEnergy Regulatory Commission (CRE)President
28MoldovaSergiu CodreanuÎ.C.S.”Gas Natural Fenosa Furnizare Energie” SRLRegulation Expert
29ERRAKrisztina CsomborEnergy Regulators Regional Association (ERRA)Program Manager
30BhutanSonam DarjayBhutan Electricity Authority (BEA)Chief, Licensing and Technical Division
31TurkeyAhmet DoganEnergy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA)Energy Expert
32Turkey Emrah Donmez SOCAR Turkey Government Relations Director
33GeorgiaNugzar DvaliGeorgian Gas Transportation Company (GGTC)Deputy Head of Legal Department
34TurkeyFakir Huseyin ErdoganEnergy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA)Advisor to the President
35LatviaKalvis ErtmanisAS "Augstsprieguma tīkls"Business Analyst
36ERRAValéria FarkasEnergy Regulators Regional Association (ERRA)Senior Program Manager
37HungaryEdit FarkasHungarian Energy and Public Utility Regulatory AuthorityHead of Natural Gas Supervision and Price Regulation Department
38LatviaDiana FathelbajanovaConexus Baltic GridCoordinator of Gas Market Development
39PolandRafał GawinEnergy Regulatory Office (URE)President
40MoldovaTatiana GotisanI.C.S. RED UNION FENOSA S.A.Director Planning Income and Regulation
41LithuaniaJurga Grudzinskaitė-GainovskėNational Energy Regulatory Council (NERC)Director of Gas and Electricity Department
42AustriaVera GusenbauerE-ControlInternational Relations
43Czech RepublicJana HaasováEnergy Regulatory Office (ERÚ)Director of Department of International Cooperation
44United States (US)Erin HammelNational Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC)Director, International Programs
45FranceClaire Hellich PraquinEnergy Regulatory Commission (CRE)Deputy Director for European Affairs
46EstoniaArti HilpusEmbassy of Estonia in RigaAmbassador
47RomaniaEcaterina HoffmannRomanian Energy Regulatory Authority (ANRE)Head Office
48KosovoSelman HotiEnergy Regulatory Office (ERO)Member of the Board
49United States (US)Arthur HouseState of ConnecticutChief Cybersecurity Risk Officer
50FinlandKenneth HänninenFinnish EnergyDirector
51LatviaRolands IrklisPublic Utilities Commission (PUC)Chairman
52LatviaBaiba JakobsonePublic Utilities Commission (PUC)Head of Board's Office
53Lithuania Vidmantas JankauskasVilnius Technical University Professor; Former ERRA Chairman
54ERRAKacper JaroszEnergy Regulators Regional Association (ERRA)Regulatory Research Associate
55LithuaniaDonatas JasasNational Energy Regulatory Council (NERC)Member of Council
56Bosnia and HerzegovinaAleksandar JegdicRegulatory Commission for Energy of Republic of Srpska (RERS)Chief of Staff
57Latvia Gatis JunghansAS ”Augstsprieguma tīkls” Member of the Board
58EstoniaMargus KaasikEesti GaasCFO
59LatviaViesturs KadikisPublic Utilities Commission (PUC)Head or Tariff and Infrastructure Division
60AlbaniaGledis KalemiAlbanian Energy Regulatory Authority (ERE)RES Expert
61LithuaniaRita KaluinieneAB Amber GridHead of Economic Analysis and Regulatory Division
62TurkeyAbdul Cebbar KaraogluEnergy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA)Energy Expert
63EstoniaMargus KasepaluEstonian Competition AuthorityHead of the Department of Energy and Postal Communications
64ERRAKrisztina KaszaEnergy Regulators Regional Association (ERRA)Head of Secretariat
65LithuaniaAndrius KažukauskasVilnius UniversitySenior Researcher
66ERRACintia KerekEnergy Regulators Regional Association (ERRA)Program Assistant
67ERRAAnikó KissEnergy Regulators Regional Association (ERRA)Senior Program Manager
68United States (US)Paul KjellanderNational Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC); Idaho Public Utilities Commission (IPUC)Second Vice President, NARUC; President, IPUC
69ArmeniaGayane KolyanPublic Services Regulatory Commission (PSRC)Head of Economic Division of Development and Monitoring Department
70PolandJuliusz KowalczykPSE S.A.Expert
71PolandMalgorzata KozakEnergy Regulatory Office (URE)Director
72Latvia Marta KronbergaNational Information Agency LETA Reporter
73PolandDariusz KryczkaGas Infrastructure Europe (GIE)Co-Chair of LNG Study Group
74SlovakiaMilan KubalaRegulatory Office for Network Industries (ÚRSO)Vice-Chairman
75LatviaLīga KurevskaPublic Utilities Commission (PUC)Director of Energy Department
76TurkeyOnur Alican KurtarEnergy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA)Energy Expert
77TurkeyMehmet KürkçüEnergy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA)Head of Group for Foreign Relations
78EstoniaKarmen LausEmbassy of Estonia in RigaDeputy Head of Mission
79LatviaIeva LezdinaPublic Utilities Commission (PUC)Senior Clerk Chancellery and Archive Division
80Italy Luca Lo SchiavoItalian Regulatory Authority for Energy, Networks and Environment (ARERA) Deputy Director, Infrastructure Regulation Department 
81LatviaLija MakarePublic Utilities Commission (PUC)Head of International Relations
82EstoniaTiina MaldreEstonian Competition AuthorityAdviser of Energy and Postal Department of Regulatory Divison
83RomaniaMaria ManicutaRomanian Energy Regulatory Authority (ANRE)Director
84RomaniaOtilia MarinRomanian Energy Regulatory Authority (ANRE)Director
85GermanyMatteo MazzoniICISSenior Analyst
86GeorgiaMaia MelikidzeGeorgian National Energy and Water Supply Regulatory Commission (GNERC)Commissioner
87LatviaKristaps MuzikantsGeton Energy SIACEO
88GeorgiaDavit NarmaniaGeorgian National Energy and Water Supply Regulatory Commission (GNERC)Commissioner
89LatviaJānis NegribsPublic Utilities Commission (PUC)Head of Market Monitoring Division
90North MacedoniaAndrijana Nelkova-ChuchukEnergy and Water Services Regulatory Commission (ERC)Commissioner
91LatviaIndra NiedritePublic Utilities Commission (PUC)Energy Department, Head of Integration Division
92TurkeyMustafa OktarEnergy Market Regulatory Authotiry (EMRA)Energy Expert
93SwitzerlandDavide OrificiEPEX SPOTSenior Advisor Nordic and Baltic Regulatory Affairs
94LatviaSvetlana OrlovaPublic Utilities Commission (PUC)Senior Expert
95BulgariaRemzi OsmanEnergy and Water Regulatory Commission (EWRC)Member of Commission
96EstoniaMärt OtsEstonian Competition AuthorityDirector General
97Latvia Laura OzolinaNational Information Agency LETA Editor
98SlovakiaMarian ParkanyiRegulatory Office for Network Industries (ÚRSO)Director of Non-Tariff Regulation Department
99FinlandTimo PartanenEnergy Authority FinlandLeading Specialist
100HungaryZsuzsanna PatóRegulatory Assistance Project (RAP)Senior Associate
101Bosnia and HerzegovinaNikola PejicState Electricity Regulatory Commission (SERC)Commissioner
102KosovoPetrit PepajEnergy Regulatory Office (ERO)Managing Director
103Germany Konstantin PetrovDNV GL - Energy Managing Consultant
104BelgiumSara PiskorENTSOG AISBLCommunication & Policy Manager
105Bosnia and HerzegovinaSanela PokrajčićRegulatory Commission for Energy in Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FERK)President
106Turkey Ahmet Polatkan SOCAR Turkey Doğal Gaz Yatırım Head of Commercial (Gas and Power)
107AlbaniaElton RadheshiAlbanian Energy Regulatory Authority (ERE)Head of International Unit
108North MacedoniaKushtrim RamadaniEnergy and Water Services Regulatory Commission (ERC)Vice President
109BelgiumKristian RubyEurelectricSecretary General
110LatviaKaspars RumbaPublic Utilities Commission (PUC)Advisor
111LithuaniaVytautas RuoliaAB Amber GridCommercial Director
112KosovoIzet RushitiEnergy Regulatory Office (ERO)Member of the Board
113LatviaEdijs SaicansMinistry of EconomicsDirector of the Department of Energy Market&Infrastructure
114LatviaIveta SaracinskaEconomic Service of the French Embassy in LatviaDeputy Economic Counsellour
115LatviaLaura SartaJSC GASOStratigic Project Manager
116GeorgiaGeorgi ShengeliaGeorgian National Energy and Water Supply Regulatory Commission (GNERC)Deputy Director of International Relations' Department
117PolandDanuta SierocinskaEnergy Regulatory Office (URE)Chief Expert
118BelgiumEdyta Skora-AubertEuropean ParliamentAPA
119AlbaniaDesjana SkënderajAlbanian Energy Regulatory Authority (ERE)Specialist of Tariff Structure Department
120France Odile Soupison Embassy of France in Riga Ambassador
121Bosnia and HerzegovinaMile SrdanovicRegulatory Commission for Energy in Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FERK)Commissioner
122Bosnia and HerzegovinaNedeljko SredicRegulatory Commission for Energy of Republic of Srpska (RERS)Commissioner
123LithuaniaRapolas StriukasVilnius EconomicsEnergy Economist
124EstoniaHando SutterEesti Energia ASChairman of the Management Board
125HungaryGergely SzaboHungarian Energy and Public Utility Regulatory AuthorityHead of Unit
126HungaryPálma SzolnokiHungarian Energy and Public Utility Regulatory Authority (HEA)Head of Natural Gas Market Monitoring Group
127LatviaAigars SīlisAS "Augstsprieguma tīkls"Head of Data Analysis Group
128RomaniaAlina TacheRomanian Energy Regulatory Authority (ANRE)Director
129Turkeyİbrahim TanEnergy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA)Commissioner
130TurkeyTaha TasdemirEnergy Exchange Istanbul (EXIST)Electricity Day Ahead Market Senior Specialist
131CameroonDavid TchamdjoElectricity Sector Regularory Agency (ARSEL)Head of Audit and Digital Unit
132BhutanSamdrup ThinleyBhutan Electricity Authority (BEA)Chief Executive Officer
133BhutanNima Tshering cBhutan Electricity Authority (BEA)Director
134TurkeyAhmet TurkogluEnergy Exchange Istanbul (EXIST)CEO
135TurkeyHaci Ali UlutasEnergy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA)Vice President
136MoldovaAlexandru UrsuNational Energy Regulatory Agency (ANRE)Head of Electricity and Renewable Energy Division, Tariffs Department
137BrazilWadaed UturbeyFederal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG)Associate Professor
138EstoniaMaarja UulitsEstonian Competition AuthorityHead of External and Public Relations Department
139SwedenAnne Vadasz NilssonSwedish Energy Markets Inspectorate (Ei)/ Council of European Energy Regulators (CEER)Director General, Ei/ Vice President, CEER
140Czech RepublicVladimir VajnarEnergy Regulatory Office (ERÚ)Expert, Science and Research Department
141LithuaniaRimas ValungevičiusNational Energy Regulatory Council (NERC)Head of Gas Division
142LatviaAlla VanagaPublic Utilities Commission (PUC)Director, Economic Analysis Department
143LithuaniaLiutauras VaranaviciusLITGRIDStrategy Department Director
144North MacedoniaNatasha VeljanovskaEnergy and Water Services Regulatory Commission (ERC)Commissioner
145LatviaGuntars VempersSIA "INŽENIERIJA"Member of the Board
146MoldovaTatiana VieruNational Energy Regulatory Agency (ANRE)Head of Licensing Division
147LatviaJanis VitenbergsLatvian ParliamentChairman of the Economic, Agricultural, Environmental and Regional Policy Committee of the Latvian Parliament
148Bosnia and HerzegovinaVladislav VladicicRegulatory Commission for Energy of Republic of Srpska (RERS)President
149BulgariaVladko VladimirovEnergy and Water Regulatory Commission (EWRC)Member of Commission
150RomaniaSilvia VlasceanuRomanian Energy Regulatory Authority (ANRE)Member of the Advisory Board
151United States (US)Nick WagnerNational Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC); Iowa Utilities Board (IUB)President, NARUC; Board Member, IUB
152PolandMalgorzata WesolowskaEnergy Regulatory Office (URE)Head of Unit
153United States (US)Greg WhiteNational Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC)Executive Director
154United Kingdom (UK)Stephen WoodhousePoyry Management ConsultingChief Digital Officer
155Turkey Ertan Yildiz SOCAR Turkey Head of  Gas Distribution
156TurkeyMustafa YilmazEnergy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA)President
157Bosnia and HerzegovinaSuad ZeljkovicState Electricity Regulatory Commission (SERC)Chairman
158TurkeyAhmet Çağrı ÇiçekEnergy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA)Commissioner
159LatviaGatis ĀbelePublic Utilities Commission (PUC)Commissioner
160LithuaniaInga ŽilienėNational Energy Regulatory Council (NERC)Chair

Venue/ Accommodation

Radisson Blu Latvija Conference & Spa Hotel
Address: Elizabetes 55, 1010 Riga, Latvia
Tel.: +371 6 777 2222
Web: https://www.radissonblu.com/en/latvijahotel-riga

Kindly note that accommodation is not included in the registration fee.


Airport Transfer

The distance from the Airport (RIX, Lidosta Rīga) to the Conference Venue is about 12 kms. Recommended taxi companies that accept credit cards:

  • Baltic Taxi (green)
  • Red Cab (red)

Prices vary from 15-18 EUR for the distance. Cars are located outside the airport at the arrival level.


Conference Registration Desk Hours

  • on Sunday (September 22) from 13:30 – 17:00 in the Lobby of the Radisson Blu Hotel
  • on Monday (September 23) from 07:30 – 16:00 in the Foyer of the Conference Hall
  • on Tuesday (September 24) from 08:00 – 12:00 in the Foyer of the Conference Hall

Please stop by the registration desk and receive your badge. You are kindly asked to wear your badge during all Conference sessions and events.


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Riga

Latvia

Radisson Blu Latvija Conference & Spa Hotel
Address: Elizabetes 55, 1010 Riga, Latvia
Tel.: +371 6 777 2222
Web: https://www.radissonblu.com/en/latvijahotel-riga

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