Event description

The main event of the 20th anniversary celebrations of ERRA will be the online Jubilee Day on December 11th broadcasted from Budapest. Its balanced program will involve a wide selection of themes, ranging from memoirs and acknowledgements through reflections on the past, current and future arriving at high-level discussions on what is still to come. The atmosphere of the event will allow for moments of sentiment and reflection, but also insight and entertainment. Former and current regulators, partners, collaborators and friends of the Association will come together to summarize the two decades of ERRA’s distinctive and productive operation and will together set objectives for the increasingly challenging future.

Program

09:00 - 09:42

OPENING

 

09:00

 Welcome

 

 

Kacper JAROSZ, Project Manager, ERRA Secretariat

Maia MELIKIDZE, ERRA Chairperson; Commissioner, Georgian National Energy and Water Supply Regulatory Commission (GNERC), Georgia

 

09:10

 The Story of ERRA: Once upon a time...

 

 

Robert ARCHER, Senior Energy Economist (retired), Bureau for Europe & Eurasia, USAID

Erin HAMMEL, Director, International Programs, National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC)

Robert F. ICHORD, Jr., Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council; Former Chief of Energy and Infrastructure, USAID

Frederick BUTLER, Former NARUC President; Former Commissioner, New Jersey Board of Public Utilities

Ron EACHUS, Former NARUC International Relations Committee Chairman; Former Oregon PUC Chairman

09:42 - 09:51

Curtain Raiser Musical Performance

and Greetings by Máté HÁMORI, Conductor, Artistic Director, Danubia Orchestra Óbuda  

09:51 - 09:57

SALUTATION

 

09:52

by Alparslan BAYRAKTAR, Former ERRA Chairman; Chairman of the ERRA Strategic Advisory Board; Deputy Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Turkey

09:57 - 10:23

ANNIVERSARY INTERVIEW

 

09:57

with Péter KADERJÁK, First ERRA Chairman; State Secretary for Energy and Climate, Ministry of Innovation and Technology, Hungary

10:23 - 11:00

KEYNOTE ADDRESSES

 

10:25

Alberto POTOTSCHNIG, former Director of the European Union Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER); Part-time Professor and Deputy Director (World of Practice), Florence School of Regulation (FSR); Director, DFC Economics
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10:48

Steven BURNS, Chief, Energy and Infrastructure, Europe and Eurasia, USAID

11:00 - 11:18

Coffee Break

11:18 - 11:29

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

 

11:20

Critical Success Factors in Regulation

Neil CHATTERJEE, Commissioner, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), USA

11:29 - 12:24

PANEL DISCUSSION

 

11:29

Critical Success Factors in Regulation

 

 

Moderator: Konstantin PETROV, Managing Consultant, DNV GL – Energy, Germany

Panel Members:

  • Walter BOLTZ, ERRA Strategic Advisory Board Member; Former Executive Director, E-Control, Austria
  • Nick HARALAMBOPOULOS, Director, Economic Consulting Associates (ECA)
  • Necmi ODYAKMAZ, CEO, Sakarya Electric Distribution Company (SEDAŞ), Turkey

12:24 - 12:28

ERRA ANNIVERSARY PHOTO CONTEST

12:28 - 12:55

Lunch Break

12:55 - 13:12

Curtain Raiser Musical Performance   

13:12 - 14:29

THE VOICE OF OUR MEMBERS – Recollections & Impact

 

13:16

  • Samir AKHUNDOV, Chairman of the Board, Azerbaijan Energy Regulatory Agency (AERA), Azerbaijan
  • Abdulwahhab AL HINAI, Director of Legal and Regulatory Affairs, Authority for Public Services Regulation (APSR), Oman
  • Ifey IKEONU, Former Regulator, ECOWAS Regional Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERERA) 
  • Andrijana NELKOVA-CHUCHUK, Commissioner, Energy and Water Services Regulatory Commission (ERC), North Macedonia
  • Imamuddeen TALBA, Former Regulator, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), Nigeria
  • Edin ZAMETICA, Chief of Staff, State Electricity Regulatory Commission (SERC), Bosnia and Herzegovina

14:29 - 14:48

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

 

14:29

The Future of the Global Power and Gas Sector

László VARRÓ, Chief Economist, International Energy Agency (IEA)

14:48 - 15:37

PANEL DISCUSSION

 

14:48

The Future of the Global Power and Gas Sector

 

 

Moderator: John W. GULLIVER, Partner, Pierce Atwood LLP, USA

Panel Members:

  • Hans-Arild BREDESEN, CEO, Nord Pool Consulting, Norway
  • Gábor SZÖRÉNYI, Former ERRA General Secretary, Former ERRA Chairman; Former Director, Hungarian Energy Office
  • Jorge VASCONCELOS, Chairman, New Energy Solutions (NEWES), Portugal; Former Chairman of CEER; Former Chairman of the Portuguese Regulator
  • Stephen WOODHOUSE, Director, AFRY Management Consulting, United Kingdom

15:37 - 15:53

RECOGNITION OF PAST LEADERS

 

 

  by Maia MELIKIDZE, ERRA Chairperson; Commissioner, Georgian National Energy and
Water Supply Regulatory Commission (GNERC), Georgia

15:53 - 16:12

BIRTHDAY WISHES TO ERRA – Video Compilation

16:12 - 16:21

FAREWELL

 

 

by Maia MELIKIDZE, ERRA Chairperson; Commissioner, Georgian National Energy and
Water Supply Regulatory Commission (GNERC), Georgia

16:21 - 16:32

PHOTO COMPILATION FROM THE PAST 20 YEARS

Recording of the event

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Book of Jubilee Messages

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