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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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  • Beside regular meal, we can ensure vegetarian food to participants.
    Please mark if you are vegеtarian. 
  • Optional program on Sunday, September 22, starting at 16:00.
    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

16:00       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 transmission system operator AS “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 I.

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. Finally the discussion will focus on cyber security and the role of regulators and utilities in safeguarding critical infrastructure.

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

Tchamdjo, David

Head of Audit and Digital Unit, Electricity Sector Regulatory Agency, Cameroon

16:50

Q&A with the Audience

17:00

Session Concludes

20:00

Conference Dinner 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

Deputy Head of Economic Department, 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 transmission system operator AS “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

13:05

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

Piskor, Sara

Communication and Policy Manager, ENTSO-G

13:25

Presentation: New undertakings within Power-to-Gas technology and the question of industrial scale application

13:45

Presentation: Current and future LNG sector development dynamics

Kryczka, Dariusz (TBD)

Chief Specialist, LNG Development Division, Polskie LNG, Poland

14:05

Q&A with the Audience

14:20

Coffee break

Moderator:

Petrov, Konstantin

Managing Consultant, DNV GL - Energy, Germany

14:45

Panel Discussion:

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

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

16:00

Q&A with the Audience

16:15

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

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 transmission system operator AS “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 (TBD)

Chief Specialist, LNG Development Division, Polskie LNG, Poland

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

Deputy Head of Economic Department, 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

Tchamdjo, David

Head of Audit and Digital Unit, Electricity Sector Regulatory Agency, Cameroon

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

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 energy regulation and development of energy markets and reflecting the topics discussed during the Conference.


Proposed Topics

  1. Energy Transition and Decentralisation

  2. The Role of Natural Gas in the Energy Transition

  3. Cyber Security


2019 Conference Abstracts

In 2019 the Evaluation Committee selected the following 3 research topics for presentation during the 18th ERRA Energy Investment and Regulation Conference:

  • Challenges of regulating citizens’ energy communities – time to cut some knots? (by Juliusz Kowalczyk from the Polskie Sieci Elektroenergetyczne S.A., Poland)

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

  • Cyber Security management in electricity sector (by David Tchamdjo from the 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:

  • Challenges of regulating citizens’ energy communities – time to cut some knots? (by Juliusz Kowalczyk from the Polskie Sieci Elektroenergetyczne S.A., Poland)

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

  • Cyber Security management in electricity sector (by David Tchamdjo from the Electricity Sector Regulatory Agency (ARSEL), Cameroon)

  • Options in the U.S. for Natural Gas during the Energy Transition (by Kenneth Costello, USA)

  • Regulatory challenges in a carbon constrained economy (by Sopio Khozrevanidze and Lia Gvazava from the Energy Community Secretariat, Georgian National Energy and Water Supply Regulatory Commission (GNERC), Georgia)

  • The Century that Transformed into Demand Side Management from Supply Management (by Yelım Nur Sirin from the Vangolu Electricity Distribution Comp., Turkey)

  • Role of YEKA Model in Energy Transition in Turkey (by Hasanali Ataly and Taha Taşdemir from the Energy Exchange Istanbul (EXIST), Turkey)

  • A Regulatory Blockchain Design (by Onur Uyanusta from the Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA), Turkey)

  • Strategic Documents for Power Engineering and their Impacts on Regulatory Authority in the Czech Republic (by Vladimir Vajnar, Jan Sefranek from the Energy Regulatory Office (ERÚ), Czech Republic)

  • Changes in the Unlicensed Electricity Generation Regime in Turkey (by Vedat Akdağ from the Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA), Turkey)

  • Remaining renewable and clean: Some regulatory challenges of the power sector in Brazil (by Wadaed Uturbey from the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais – UFMG, Brazil)

 

Posters will be published in early September.

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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. Contact the ERRA Secretariat: gro.t1566677151enarr1566677151e@tai1566677151rater1566677151ces1566677151

Deadline for applying as a sponsor: September 5, 2019


Benefits to conference sponsors:

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  • acknowledgement in opening and closing remarks
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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
  • Conference supply sponsors in value of 3,000 EUR
    • Notepad and pen
    • Speaker gift
  • Conference general sponsors in value of 3,000 EUR

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  • 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

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
4OmanQais Saud Al ZakwaniAuthority for Electricity Regulation, OmanExecutive Director
5Saudi ArabiaAbdulrahman Ali Al-MuhannaElectricity & Cogeneration Regulatory Authority (ECRA)Governor
6ComorosDjamal Ali MbarakaGovernmentDirector of Cabinet Ministry of Land and Urban Planning
7ComorosAida Ali MssaGovermentRegulation Department, Ministry of Energy
8Saudi ArabiaAbdulrahman AlmohizaiElectricity & Cogeneration Regulatory Authority (ECRA)Director General, Licensing & Legal Affairs
9Saudi ArabiaZaid AlzaidElectricity & Cogeneration Regulatory Authority (ECRA)Pricing Consultant
10HungaryKornel Andžans-BaloghIP SystemsHead of Business Development
11CroatiaGoran BabicCroatian Energy Regulatory Agency (HERA)Director of the Gas and Oil Division
12RussiaSvetlana BagdantsevaFederal Antimonopoly ServiceHead of Division
13HungaryAttila BakonyiHungarian Energy and Public Utility Regulatory Authority (HEA)Senior Advisor
14LatviaInga BalabkinaPublic Utilities Commission (PUC)Head of Energy Division, Legal Department
15TurkeyAlparslan BayraktarEnergy and Natural Resources Ministry of Turkey Deputy Minister; Former ERRA Chairman;  Chairman, ERRA Strategic Advisory Board
16LatviaElza BergmanePublic Utilities Commission (PUC)Chief Lawyer, Energy Division, Legal Department
17ERRAArdian BerishaEnergy Regulators Regional Association (ERRA)Regulatory Specialist
18Bosnia and HerzegovinaJasmin BešoRegulatory Commission for Energy in Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FERK)Commissioner
19Saudi ArabiaMohammed Bin JardanElectricity & Cogeneration Regulatory Authority (ECRA)Engineering Specialist
20North MacedoniaMarko BislimoskiEnergy and Water Services Regulatory Commission (ERC)President
21CameroonJean Georges Bouesseki A ItsongElectricity Sector Regularory Agency (ARSEL)CEA/ Sub Department incharge of Tariff
22United States (US)David BoydMidcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO)Vice President, Government and Regulatory Affairs
23BelgiumPierre BraunEurelectricAdvisor Distribution & Market Facilitation
24FranceJean-François CarencoEnergy Regulatory Commission (CRE)President
25ERRAKrisztina CsomborEnergy Regulators Regional Association (ERRA)Program Manager
26BhutanSonam DarjayBhutan Electricity Authority (BEA)Chief, Licensing and Technical Division
27TurkeyAhmet DoganEnergy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA)Energy Expert
28GeorgiaNugzar DvaliGeorgian Gas Transportation Company (GGTC)Deputy Head of Legal Department
29TurkeyFakir Huseyin ErdoganEnergy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA)Advisor to the President
30LatviaKalvis ErtmanisAS "Augstsprieguma tīkls"Business Analyst
31ERRAValéria FarkasEnergy Regulators Regional Association (ERRA)Senior Program Manager
32HungaryEdit FarkasHungarian Energy and Public Utility Regulatory AuthorityHead of Natural Gas Supervision and Price Regulation Department
33LatviaDiana FathelbajanovaConexus Baltic GridCoordinator of Gas Market Development
34CameroonEssofah FoyehElectricity Sector Regularory Agency (ARSEL)CEA/ Sub Department in charge of Licensing
35PolandRafał GawinEnergy Regulatory Office (URE)President
36Czech RepublicPetra GrigelovaEnergy Regulatory Office (ERÚ)Director of Section of Regulation
37LithuaniaJurga Grudzinskaitė-GainovskėNational Energy Regulatory Council (NERC)Director of Gas and Electricity Department
38AustriaVera GusenbauerE-ControlInternational Relations
39Czech RepublicJana HaasováEnergy Regulatory Office (ERÚ)Director of Department of International Cooperation
40United States (US)Erin HammelNational Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC)Director, International Programs
41FranceClaire Hellich PraquinEnergy Regulatory Commission (CRE)Deputy Director for European Affairs
42EstoniaArti HilpusEmbassy of Estonia in RigaAmbassador
43RomaniaEcaterina HoffmannRomanian Energy Regulatory Authority (ANRE)Head Office
44KosovoSelman HotiEnergy Regulatory Office (ERO)Member of the Board
45United States (US)Arthur HouseState of ConnecticutChief Cybersecurity Risk Officer
46FinlandKenneth HänninenFinnish EnergyDirector
47LatviaRolands IrklisPublic Utilities Commission (PUC)Chairman
48ComorosFarsi IssoufouGovernmentDirector of Energy Production, Moheli Island
49Lithuania Vidmantas JankauskasVilnius Technical University Professor; Former ERRA Chairman
50ERRAKacper JaroszEnergy Regulators Regional Association (ERRA)Regulatory Research Associate
51LithuaniaDonatas JasasNational Energy Regulatory Council (NERC)Member of Council
52Bosnia and HerzegovinaAleksandar JegdicRegulatory Commission for Energy of Republic of Srpska (RERS)Chief of Staff
53Latvia Gatis JunghansAS ”Augstsprieguma tīkls” Member of the Board
54TurkeyAbdul Cebbar KaraogluEnergy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA)Energy Expert
55EstoniaMargus KasepaluEstonian Competition AuthorityHead of the Department of Energy and Postal Communications
56ComorosAhmed KassimGovernmentDirector, Hydraulic Plant Anjouan
57ERRAKrisztina KaszaEnergy Regulators Regional Association (ERRA)Head of Secretariat
58LithuaniaAndrius KažukauskasVilnius UniversitySenior Researcher
59ERRACintia KerekEnergy Regulators Regional Association (ERRA)Program Assistant
60ERRAAnikó KissEnergy Regulators Regional Association (ERRA)Senior Program Manager
61United States (US)Paul KjellanderNational Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC); Idaho Public Utilities Commission (IPUC)Second Vice President, NARUC; President, IPUC
62ArmeniaGayane KolyanPublic Services Regulatory Commission (PSRC)Head of Economic Division of Development and Monitoring Department
63PolandJuliusz KowalczykPSE S.A.Expert
64PolandMalgorzata KozakEnergy Regulatory Office (URE)Director
65Latvia Marta KronbergaNational Information Agency LETA Reporter
66SlovakiaMilan KubalaRegulatory Office for Network Industries (ÚRSO)Vice-Chairman
67TurkeyMehmet KürkçüEnergy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA)Head of Group for Foreign Relations
68Italy Luca Lo SchiavoItalian Regulatory Authority for Energy, Networks and Environment (ARERA) Deputy Director, Infrastructure Regulation Department 
69LatviaLija MakarePublic Utilities Commission (PUC)Head of International Relations
70RomaniaMaria ManicutaRomanian Energy Regulatory Authority (ANRE)Director
71RomaniaOtilia MarinRomanian Energy Regulatory Authority (ANRE)Director
72GermanyMatteo MazzoniICISSenior Analyst
73GeorgiaMaia MelikidzeGeorgian National Energy and Water Supply Regulatory Commission (GNERC)Commissioner
74ComorosDjamila Mohamed ChissiGovernmentSales Manager, Comorian Society of Electricity Generation
75LatviaKristaps MuzikantsGeton Energy SIACEO
76GeorgiaDavit NarmaniaGeorgian National Energy and Water Supply Regulatory Commission (GNERC)Commissioner
77North MacedoniaAndrijana Nelkova-ChuchukEnergy and Water Services Regulatory Commission (ERC)Deputy Head of Economic Department
78TurkeyMustafa OktarEnergy Market Regulatory Authotiry (EMRA)Energy Expert
79SwitzerlandDavide OrificiEPEX SPOTSenior Advisor Nordic and Baltic Regulatory Affairs
80EstoniaMärt OtsEstonian Competition AuthorityDirector General
81Latvia Laura OzolinaNational Information Agency LETA Editor
82SlovakiaMarian ParkanyiRegulatory Office for Network Industries (ÚRSO)Director of Non-Tariff Regulation Department
83FinlandTimo PartanenEnergy Authority FinlandLeading Specialist
84HungaryZsuzsanna PatóRegulatory Assistance Project (RAP)Senior Associate
85Bosnia and HerzegovinaNikola PejicState Electricity Regulatory Commission (SERC)Commissioner
86KosovoPetrit PepajEnergy Regulatory Office (ERO)Managing Director
87Germany Konstantin PetrovDNV GL - Energy Managing Consultant
88BelgiumSara PiskorENTSOG AISBLCommunication & Policy Manager
89Bosnia and HerzegovinaSanela PokrajčićRegulatory Commission for Energy in Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FERK)President
90AlbaniaElton RadheshiAlbanian Energy Regulatory Authority (ERE)Head of International Unit
91North MacedoniaKushtrim RamadaniEnergy and Water Services Regulatory Commission (ERC)Vice President
92BelgiumKristian RubyEurelectricSecretary General
93LithuaniaVytautas RuoliaAB Amber GridCommercial Director
94KosovoIzet RushitiEnergy Regulatory Office (ERO)Member of the Board
95LatviaEdijs SaicansMinistry of EconomicsDirector of the Department of Energy Market&Infrastructure
96GeorgiaGeorgi ShengeliaGeorgian National Energy and Water Supply Regulatory Commission (GNERC)Deputy Director of International Relations' Department
97PolandDanuta SierocinskaEnergy Regulatory Office (URE)Chief Expert
98Bosnia and HerzegovinaMile SrdanovicRegulatory Commission for Energy in Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FERK)Commissioner
99Bosnia and HerzegovinaNedeljko SredicRegulatory Commission for Energy of Republic of Srpska (RERS)Commissioner
100LithuaniaRapolas StriukasVilnius EconomicsEnergy Economist
101EstoniaHando SutterEesti Energia ASChairman of the Management Board
102HungaryGergely SzaboHungarian Energy and Public Utility Regulatory AuthorityHead of Unit
103RomaniaAlina TacheRomanian Energy Regulatory Authority (ANRE)Director
104LatviaIlana TaivaneAS "Augstsprieguma tīkls"Legal Adviser
105CameroonDavid TchamdjoElectricity Sector Regularory Agency (ARSEL)Head of Audit and Digital Unit
106BhutanSamdrup ThinleyBhutan Electricity Authority (BEA)Chief Executive Officer
107BhutanNima Tshering cBhutan Electricity Authority (BEA)Director
108TurkeyAhmet TurkogluTurkish Energy Exchange (EXIST)CEO
109TurkeyHaci Ali UlutasEnergy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA)Vice President
110MoldovaAlexandru UrsuNational Energy Regulatory Agency (ANRE)Head of Electricity and Renewable Energy Division, Tariffs Department
111BrazilWadaed UturbeyFederal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG)Associate Professor
112EstoniaMaarja UulitsEstonian Competition AuthorityHead of External and Public Relations Department
113SwedenAnne Vadasz NilssonSwedish Energy Markets Inspectorate (Ei)/ Council of European Energy Regulators (CEER)Director General, Ei/ Vice President, CEER
114Czech RepublicVladimir VajnarEnergy Regulatory Office (ERÚ)Expert, Science and Research Department
115LithuaniaRimas ValungevičiusNational Energy Regulatory Council (NERC)Head of Gas Division
116North MacedoniaNatasha VeljanovskaEnergy and Water Services Regulatory Commission (ERC)Commissioner
117MoldovaTatiana VieruNational Energy Regulatory Agency (ANRE)Head of Licensing Division
118LatviaJanis VitenbergsLatvian ParliamentChairman of the Economic, Agricultural, Environmental and Regional Policy Committee of the Latvian Parliament
119Bosnia and HerzegovinaVladislav VladicicRegulatory Commission for Energy of Republic of Srpska (RERS)President
120BulgariaVladko VladimirovEnergy and Water Regulatory Commission (EWRC)Member of Commission
121RomaniaSilvia VlasceanuRomanian Energy Regulatory Authority (ANRE)Member of the Advisory Board
122United States (US)Nick WagnerNational Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC); Iowa Utilities Board (IUB)President, NARUC; Board Member, IUB
123PolandMalgorzata WesolowskaEnergy Regulatory Office (URE)Head of Unit
124United States (US)Greg WhiteNational Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC)Executive Director
125United Kingdom (UK)Stephen WoodhousePoyry Management ConsultingChief Digital Officer
126TurkeyMustafa YilmazEnergy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA)President
127Bosnia and HerzegovinaSuad ZeljkovicState Electricity Regulatory Commission (SERC)Chairman
128LithuaniaInga 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. Negotiated rate for the participants at the conference venue is 115 EUR / person/ night (incl. super breakfast buffet, fast wireless internet access, free usage of fitness area at the conceptually unique ESPA Riga Spa facilities and VAT). Room reservations and payment should be settled directly with the hotel. Reservation link will be provided with confirmation letter. Guests will have to book their rooms by August 15, 2019 (extended deadline). After that date, reservations will be accepted on space available basis.


Visa

The list of countries whose citizens may enter Latvia without visa can be found here. In case visa is needed, please verify visa requirements by contacting the Latvian Embassy in your country (list of diplomatic missions). List of third countries, where a Schengen state issues visas on behalf of Latvia is available on this page.

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 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

Conference Presentations and other related materials are posted on the Conference website in the order of receipt from the Speakers.

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