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High-level Conference on Energy 'Europe’s Future Electricity Market'

Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council (TTE)

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High-level Conference on Energy

On 19 September policymakers and key stakeholders come together to have thorough discussions on how the new design of the electricity market should look like. 

During the event, Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete and European Parliament’s Rapporteur Krišjānis Kariņš present their views on the progress made on the Clean Energy Package electricity market proposals and the necessary steps ahead. 

In the panel discussions, the debates focus on three critical challenges of the future’s electricity market, providing different perspectives on the matter.

The first panel discussion highlights the (so far to a large extent unused) potential of digital solutions in providing a more efficient electricity market. This discussion is related to the public-private partnership initiative proposed by the Estonian Presidency.

In the second round of discussion, the panellists focus on how to boost the integration of renewables to the market. The main question here is how to set incentives in a manner that would not distort the overall functioning of the electricity market.

In the final panel discussion, a lively debate on the functioning of the wholesale market and on how to ensure the security of supply is to be expected. Capacity mechanisms have been criticised as being a covert subsidy for fossil fuels, however, the question is should they rather be seen as an integral part of the market that aims to provide security of supply?

The debates will be summarised by Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete and Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič.

All of these discussions provide a valuable input not only for the Energy ministers’ meeting the next day but for the negotiations throughout the Estonian Presidency and beyond.

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Agenda

10.30-11.00

Arrivals and coffee

11.00-11.20

Opening speeches

  • Kadri Simson, Minister for Economic Affairs and Infrastructure of Estonia
  • Jerzy Buzek, European Parliament

11.20-11.50

Keynote interview

  • Miguel Arias Cañete, European Commission
  • Krišjānis Kariņš, European Parliament

11.50-12.05

Presentation

  • Christoph Frei, World Energy Council

12.05-12.15

Presentation

  • Taavi Veskimägi, Elering
  • François Brottes, RTE

12.45-14.00

Panel 1 - The electricity market of tomorrow: engaging the consumer

The first panel discussion highlights the potential of digital solutions to help deliver state-of-the-art electricity systems that provide benefits to all market participants.

Moderator: Stephen Woodhouse 

  • Hando Sutter, Eesti Energia
  • Folker Franz, ABB
  • Scott Kessler, Brooklyn Microgrid

15.30-16.30

Panel 2 - The new electricity market model and renewables

In the second round of discussion, the panellists will focus on how to boost the integration of renewables to the market.

Moderator: Stephen Woodhouse

  • Claude Turmes, European Parliament
  • Kristian Ruby, Eurelectric
  • Ulrik Stridbæk, DONG energy
  • Céline Gauer, European Commision

17.00-18.15

Panel 3 - Energy-only markets and capacity mechanisms

In the final panel discussion, a debate on the functioning of the wholesale market and on how to ensure the security of supply is to be expected.

Moderator: Stephen Woodhouse

  • Laurent Schmitt, ENTSO-E
  • Dominique Ristori, European Commission
  • Jaroslaw Broda, Tauron Polska Energia
  • Pekka Lundmark, Fortum

18.15-18.40

Concluding remarks

  • M. Miguel Arias Cañete, European Commission
  • M. Maroš Šefčovič, European Commission
  • M. Stephen Woodhouse, moderator

Location

Tallinn Creative Hub (Kultuurikatel)

Tallinn Creative Hub (Kultuurikatel), Põhja pst 27a, 10415 Tallinn, Estonia

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Contacts

Ave Ader

Ave Ader

Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications / Counsellor (coordination of events)

+372 56896079 +372 6256495 ave.ader@mkm.ee

Mirjam Makarov

Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications / Spokesperson

press@mkm.ee

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