Friday, 2nd December 2016

9:00-11:00

Panel IV. Renewable energy

 Ballroom
The Panel will discuss the implementation of the key actions under the Integrated SET-Plan with focus on renewable energy. Throughout 2015 the representatives of the Commission, Member States, Associated Countries part of the SET Plan, and relevant stakeholders have been working on translating the key actions into agreements on strategic targets and priorities in each of the action areas, as well as on implementation plans that will aim to deliver the agreed targets and priorities. The aim of the panel is to discuss the state of play in the area of renewable energy and the way forward.
 
Chair
  András Siegler, Director of Directorate G – Energy, RTD
 
Speakers
  Diego Pavía, Chief Executive Officer, KIC InnoEnergy
  Konstantin Staschus, Secretary-General, ENTSO-E
  Eicke R. Weber, President, Association of European Renewable Energy Research Centres – EUREC; Director, Fraunhofer ISE, Freiburg
  Rowena McCappin, Project Director, Glen Dimplex
  Igor Kočiš, CEO, GA Drilling, Bratislava
  Q&A
11:00-11:30

Coffee break

11:30-13:00

Panel V. (parallel) Efficient energy and smart cities

Ballroom
The panel will discuss the implementation of  key actions under the Integrated SET-Plan, focusing on energy efficiency. It will also consider the lessons member states learned  from the implementation of the 2020 Framework targets on energy efficiency and R&I and what should be done to meet the ambitious targets of the 2030 Framework. In addition to the above issues, the panel discussion will consider the review of the directive on energy efficiency to be discussed in the EU Council during the Slovak Presidency.
 
Chair
  Marie Donnelly, Director, Directorate C – Renewables, R&I, Energy Efficiency, DG ENER, European Commission
 
Speakers
  Roman Chovanec, Head, Energy Management Department, Municipal Authority of Bratislava - Capital City of the Slovak Republic 
  Brigitte Bach, Coordinator, Joint Program Smart Cities, Austrian Institute of Technology
  Claire Roumet, Executive Director, Energy Cities
  João Torres, CEO of EDP Distribuição (EDPD)
  Peter Robl, Vice Chair, Board of Directors, Slovak Green Building Council
  Q&A
11:30-13:00

Panel VI. (parallel) Market integration I: Harmonization of regulatory framework

Waldorf
The panel discussion will examine prospects for strengthening the role of the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) in harmonizing member state regulatory frameworks, which is a fundamental precondition to the creation of a fully integrated energy market within the EU. Another central issue to be discussed by the panel concerns the electricity market design package that is expected to be discussed during the 2016 Slovak Presidency, including a review of the directives on energy efficiency and support for renewable sources of energy. In addition to key EU level topics, the panel will also reflect on the experiences of the Central European member states relating to the regional integration of energy markets. 
 
Chair
  Ján Klepáč, Executive Director, Slovak Gas and Oil Association
 
Speakers
  Alberto Pototschnig, Director, Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER)
  Maciej Bando, President, Energy Regulatory Office, Poland
  Richard Ružička, Director, Natural Gas Regulation, Regulatory Office for Network Industries, Slovak Republic
  Péter Kaderják, Director, Regional Center for Energy Policy Research, Budapest
  Henrich Krejčí, Head, Energy Law and Regulatory Affairs, Slovenský plynárenský priemysel, a.s. (SPP)
  Q&A
13:00-14:00

Lunch

 

Poster session II

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Workshop presentation: Ukraine and the Energy Union: exploring potential for cooperation with Slovakia and the Visegrad Four

Embassy
A workshop presentation of the research findings produced by project CBC01014, supported by the Norwegian Financial Mechanism and co-funded from the Slovak state budget.
  Alexander Duleba, Director, Research Center of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association
  Michael Gonchar, President, Center for Global Studies Strategy XXI, Kyiv
  Karel Hirman, Member, Strategic Advisory Group for Support of Ukrainian Reforms, Kyiv
  Aleksey Yizhak, Senior Researcher, Ukrainian National Institute for Strategic Studies, Kyiv – Dnipro
14:00-15:30

Panel VII. (parallel) Market integration II: Emerging Central European gas market

Waldorf
Representatives of gas transmission companies and experts from the member state energy ministries and the Energy Community Secretariat will be invited to comment on the major challenges facing the EU and member states in Central and South Eastern Europe relating to security of gas supplies and developing a strategic gas transmission infrastructure. The panelists will discuss the review of the EU directive on security of gas supply and the decision on transparency of intergovernmental agreements to be debated during the 2016 Slovak Presidency. Special attention will be paid to the implementation of the “Road Map towards the regional gas market among Visegrad 4 countries” adopted by the Visegrad Group Prime Ministers in Warsaw on 16 June 2013. They will also discuss the key challenges in the regional integration of V4 national gas markets.
 
Chair
  Pavol Hamžík, Ambassador-at-Large for Energy Security, Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic
 
Speakers
  Peter Fischer, Deputy Director General for Energy & Climate Policy and Export Control, Federal Foreign Office, Germany
  Janez Kopač, Director, Energy Community Secretariat, Vienna
  Milan Sedláček, Director for commercial and regulatory affairs, Eustream, Bratislava
  Michael Kehr, Director, Business Development, NET4GAS
  Piotr Kus, Director of the Brussels Office, OGP Gaz-System SA
  Ielyzaveta Badanova, Deputy Head, Legal Department, NJSC Naftogaz Ukraine
  Q&A
14:00-15:30

Panel VIII. (parallel) Market integration III: Regional market-coupling in electricity

Ballroom
The panel will assess the lessons learned in relation to the market-coupling in electricity between the Czech Republic, Slovakia (2009), Hungary (2012) and Romania (2014) that created the basis for building a regional electricity market in Central and South-Eastern Europe. They will consider the experiences of market-coupling from the point of view of the transmission network operators (ETSOs) and market operators (MOs) and the perspectives of other countries from the region on joining the integrated CZ-SK-HU-RO electricity market. Other issues include the main obstacles to expanding a regional electricity market and the prospects for market-coupling of regional electricity markets within the EU.
 
Chair
  Matteo del Fante, Vice President, ENTSO-E; CEO, Terna S.p.A., Rome
 
Speakers
  Michal Cabala, Chair of the Board, OKTE
  Konrad Purchała, Deputy Director, Strategy and International Cooperation, PSE S.A., Konstancin-Jeziorna
  Zbyněk Boldiš, Member of the Board, ČEPS
  Manfred Pils, Head of Unit Market Management, Austrian Power Grid (APG)
  Vsevolod Kovalchuk, Acting Director, NPC Ukrenergo, Kyiv
  Q&A
15:30-16:00

Concluding and closing session

Ballroom
 
 
Chair
  Dominique Ristori, Director General, Directorate-General for Energy, European Commission
 
Speakers
  Peter Plavčan, Minister of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic
  Jerzy Buzek, Chair, Committee on Industry, Research and Energy, European Parliament
  Alexander Duleba, Director, Research Center of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association
16:00

Cocktail

 

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The project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No 730882.

Supported by a grant from Norway. Co-financed from the Slovak State Budget. Program SK08 – CBC – Slovakia – Ukraine: Cooperation across the Border.