18th ERRA Energy Investment and Regulation Conference

Program agenda

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