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Breakfast Peter Eriksson MEP & ENTSO-E - Consumers, Market Design, Renewables & Infrastructure: Power Challenges 2016

Date: 02/12/2015 -  

Wednesday, 2 December 8h30 – 10h00 (registration and breakfast starting at 8h00)

Renaissance Hotel, Rue du Parnasse 19, 1050 Brussels

With the participation of:

  • Konstantin Staschus, Secretary-General, ENTSO-E
  • Catharina Sikow-Magny, Head of Unit  for Networks & Regional Initiatives in the Internal Energy Market Directorate, European Commission
  • Peter Eriksson (MEP), Rapporteur on the EP's report Achieving the 10% electricity interconnection target - Making Europe's electricity grid fit for 2020

What infrastructure is needed for a European power market with more and more renewables, requiring flexibility at all ends?

How can interconnection boost regional integration and security of supply?

How can the European Parliament play a decisive role in complex processes like the Ten-Year Network Development Plan and the Projects of Common Interest?

Electricity is becoming more and more important, not least due to the electrification of heating, cooling and transport. The energy transition is changing the energy market and this poses new challenges for the efficiency and sustainability of the market.

The European Commission's Communication on the Energy Union and its more recent consultative communication on market design recognise these challenges and have initiated an important legislative process to address them together with Member States and the European Parliament.  

During this breakfast, the discussants will introduce their perspectives on more interconnection, on public acceptance, as well as empowered customers. Thereafter the floor will be opened for discussion.  

To register please write to euevents@entsoe.eu no later than 30 November. Registration will be on a first-come first-served basis.

8.00 – 8.30Registration, coffee & breakfast
8.30 - 8.40Welcome, Peter Eriksson
8.40 – 8.50ENTSO-E vision for the Energy Union: The right infrastructure and empowered consumers for an updated market design, Konstantin Staschus
8.50 – 9.00The PCI process and interconnection targets for 2030, Catharina Sikow-Magny
9.00 – 9.10Views on behalf of the European Parliament, Peter Eriksson
9.10 – 10.00Discussion, moderated by Peter Eriksson