Friday, 1st December 2017

9:00 - 10:30

Panel V. (parallel) Decarbonisation: Industry and transport fuels

 Maria Theresia
The panel will examine the ways that industry and transport can strongly impact current decarbonisation trends, with a particular focus on the implementation of the Integrated SET Plan and the actions it pursues in this field. SET Plan aims to strengthen the competitiveness of the EU industry, the uptake of innovative solutions by market intensive industries, as well as market take-up of renewable fuels needed for sustainable transport solutions and bioenergy cost reduction. The role of carbon capture, storage and use in Industry decarbonisation will also be addressed, as that of hydrogen as well.
 
Chair
  Piotr Szymanski, Director, Energy, Transport and Climate, Joint Research Centre, European Commission
 
Speakers
  Walburga Hemetsberger, Head, EU Representation Office of VERBUND AG; Member of Board, Hydrogen Europe
  John Scowcroft, Project Manager, European CCS Demonstration Projects Network
  Other speakers to be confirmed
  Q&A
9:00 - 10:30

Panel VI. (parallel) Solutions for smarter energy systems at the local level (energy efficiency for buildings, smart cities, energy islands)

 Habsburg
The panel will evaluate the implementation of the key actions under the Integrated SET-Plan with focus on energy efficiency in buildings, including creation of technologies and services for smart homes that provide smart solutions to energy consumers increasing the resilience, security and smartness of the energy systems, development of new materials and technologies and the market uptake of energy efficiency solutions for buildings. Addressing the local systems from a cleaner energy perspective, require a view on specific issues such as the energy and geographical islands, so the panel will address the special conditions and requirements that such geographical sites have.
 
Chair
  Mechthild Wörsdörfer, Director, Renewables, R&I, Energy Efficiency, DG ENER, European Commission
 
Speakers
  Bernd Vogl, Head, Energy Planning Department, City Government of Vienna, Austria
  Pirita Lindholm, Director, European Regions Research & Innovation Network – ERRIN
  Beata Jaczewska, Former Deputy Minister of Environment, Poland
  Rastislav Lauko, Executive Director, GreenWay Infrastructure, s.r.o.
  Q&A
10:30 - 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 - 12:30

Panel VII. (parallel) The EU as the leader in renewable energy

 Maria Theresia
The panel will assess the ambitious goal of the EU envisaged by the Action 1 and 2 of the Integrated SET Plan to sustain its global technological leadership in the field of developing highly performant renewable technologies and their integration in the EU’s energy system as well as reducing the cost of key energy technologies.
 
Chair
  Piotr Tulej, Head of Unit, Renewable Energy Sources, DG RTD, European Commission
 
Speakers
  Christoph Hünnekes, Research Associate, Photovoltaics, Forschungszentrum Jülich
  Rémi Gruet, CEO, Ocean Energy Europe
  Ruggero Bertani, Chairman, ETIP Deep Geothermal, Enel Green Power
  Alexandra Sombsthay, Special Advisor, World Alliance for Efficient Solutions, Solar Impulse Foundation
  Other speakers to be confirmed
  Q&A
11:00 - 12:30

Panel VIII. (parallel) Nuclear safety and security

Habsburg
The panel will focus on evaluation of the implementation of the Integrated SET Plan, which aims at maintaining a high level of safety of nuclear reactors and associated fuel cycles during operation and decommissioning, while improving their efficiency.
 
Chair
  tbc
 
Speakers
  Daniel Iracane, Deputy Director-General & Chief Nuclear Officer, OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA)
  Hamid Aït Abderrahim, Chairman of the Governing Board, Sustainable Nuclear Energy Technology Platform
  Peter Líška, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, VÚJE, a.s.
  Other speakers to be confirmed
  Q&A
12:30 - 13:30

Lunch

13:30 - 15:00

Panel IX. (parallel) Market integration I. Central European natural gas market

 Maria Theresia
The panel will address major challenges the EU and in particular the Member States in Central and South Eastern Europe are confronted with in the field of security of natural gas supplies, including development of the strategic gas transmission infrastructure. Special attention will be paid to the implementation of the “Road Map towards the regional gas market among Visegrad 4 countries” adopted by Prime Ministers of the Visegrad Group in Warsaw on 16 June 2013 and the implementation of “North-South Gas corridor” which could enable more gas flows among the countries in  the region.
 
Chair
  Maciej Jakubik, Executive Director, Central Europe Energy Partners
 
Speakers
  Tomasz Stępień, President of the Management Board, Gaz-System, S.A.
  Other speakers to be confirmed
  Q&A
13:30 - 15:00

Panel X. (parallel) Market integration II. Market-coupling in electricity

Habsburg
The panel will assess lessons learned from the functioning of 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 as well as prospects for market-coupling of regional markets in electricity within the EU.
 
Chair
  Laurent Schmitt, Secretary-General, ENTSO-E
 
Speakers
  Jiří Strnad, Executive Director, Energy Markets Development and Operation, SEPS, a.s.
  Other speakers to be confirmed
  Q&A
15:00 - 15:30

Concluding and closing session

  Dominique Ristori, Director General, DG ENER, European Commission
  Alexander Duleba, Director, Research Centre of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association
15:30

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 785277.