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Symposium: Proposal for the Winter Package

Wednesday, 1 March 2017, 8:30 – 17:30
The Square, Brussels

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About the symposium

On 30 November 2016, the European Commission’s long-anticipated “Clean Energy For All Europeans” package, was released.

ClientEarth and and the Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP) would like to invite you to their Winter Package Symposium on the key issues and challenges around these new proposals.

The Symposium is designed for policymakers, NGOs, interested trade associations and EU institutional stakeholders. It will address the legislative proposals from the Winter Package aimed at reforming EU Energy Market Design and integrating energy from renewable resources.


08.30 – 09.30:  Registration
09.30 – 10.00:  Welcome and Introduction
Morning Session  Empowering consumers
 10.00 – 10.30 Analysis of the winter package from the point of view of consumers: Presentation by Angeliki Malizou, Energy Policy Officer, BEUC
 10.30 – 11.00 Coffee Break
 11.00 – 12.30 Panel Session chaired by Richard Cowart, Principal and European Programme Director, RAP
– DR, Aggregators, and the interaction between Aggregators and Suppliers: TBC
– Communites and self-consumption: Josh Roberts, Advocacy Officer, RESCOOP
– New deal for energy consumers & new roles for DSOs: Pavla Mandatova, Advisor, Retail Markets & Innovation, Eurelectric
– Dynamic pricing: what will it deliver? TBC
12.30 – 13.30  Lunch
Afternoon Session 1  Securing Resource Adequacy
 13.30 – 14.00 Introduction by Philip Baker, Senior Advisor, RAP
 14:00 – 14.30 Case study: The Polish Capacity Mechanism, presentation by Marcin Stoczkiewicz, Senior lawyer, Head of Central & Eastern Europe, ClientEarth
 14.30 – 15.45 Dimensions of market integration, Panel session, chaired by Jonathan Gaventa, Director, E3G
– New framework for establishing reliability standard, Simone Biondi, System Development Advisor, ENTSO-E
– New framework for establishing resource adequacy assessments ACER/CEER, TBC
– Regionalisation – Experience from the Pentalatera Energy Forum: TBC
15.45 – 16.00: Coffee Break
Afternoon Session 2 Promoting Renewables and Flexible Markets
16.00 – 17.30 Panel chaired by Matthias Buck, Head of EU Energy Policy, Agora Energiewende

– Flexibility – do the new rules go far enough? Philip Baker, Senior Advisor, RAP
– RES support and priority dispatch – new rules and likely impact, Fabian Joas, Project Manager EU Electricity Market, Poland and Eastern Europe, Agora Energiewende
– Smart retirement – does the Winter Package pave a way forward? TBC

17.30 End of the Conference

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