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The Energy Infrastructure Forum

01 June 2017

Political launch and high level discussions

12:30               Opening: Dominique Ristori, Director-General, DG Energy

12:35              Keynote speech, with reference also to the preparation of the Memorandum of Understanding on the synchronisation of the Baltic States' power grid                          with the Continental European Network: Miguel Arias Cañete, Commissioner for Climate Action & Energy

12:50               Lars Chr. Lilleholt, Minister for Energy, Utilities and Climate, Denmark

13:05               Special address: Andrew McDowell, Vice-President, EIB

13:20              Renewables Grid Initiative 2017 'Good Practice of the Year' awards

14:00              Coffee break

Focus on investment and energy transition
Moderated by Gerassimos Thomas, Deputy Director-General, DG Energy

14:20               Project perspective, Mel Kroon, CEO, Tennet

14:40               Financing perspective, Michael Ellam, Managing Director, HSBC & Sverker Akerblom, Director, BlackRock

15:20              "Fishbowl" discussion on finance and energy transition

Speakers make short, revolving presentations (at lectern) in response to a discussion paper on the role of private finance in enabling infrastructure investment and the energy transition

Speakers include:

  • Zsuzsanna Hargitai, Director, EU Funds Co-Financing, EBRD
  • Peder Ø Andreasen, President, ENTSO-E
  • Gernot Löschenkohl, Sr. Alternative Investment Director, Munich RE
  • Giles Dickson, CEO, WindEurope
  • Christina Grumstrup Sørensen, Managing Partner, Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners
  • Ralf Bauer, Development Manager Finance, Parkwind NV
  • Stephan Kamphues, President, ENTSO-G
  • Bente Hagem, Executive Vice President, Statnett
  • Jakop Dalunde, Member of the European Parliament
  • Marco Nix, CFO, 50Hertz
  • Lionel Cormier, Managing Partner, Demeter Partners
  • Eva Pagán, Director-General Transport, REE
  • Pierre-Jean Coulon, President, TEN Section, EESC

Copenhagen School of Energy Infrastructure

17:30               Peter Møllgaard, Dean of Research, Copenhagen Business School

18:00               Drink reception

02 June 2017

8:45                 Welcome coffee

9:15                 Progress of the Energy Union: Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President for Energy Union

Working Sessions
Chaired by Klaus-Dieter Borchardt, Director, Internal Energy Market, DG Energy

9:45                 Commission presents the state of play of TEN-E policy developments

10:00               INEA presents updates on CEF allocation

10:15               Coffee break

Cross-border cost allocation

10:30               Commission reports to Forum on the relationship between cross-border cost allocation and CEF funding (follow-up to 2016 Forum)

10:45               Structured debate on the cross-border cost allocation topic with contributions from ACER, the ENTSOs, CEER, TSOs

12:15               Lunch

Public Acceptance and Best Practice in Project Implementation (break-out sessions)

13:15               Presentation from ENTSO-E, Florence School of Regulation and RGI on best practice (follow-up to 2016 Forum)

13:45               Discussion

13:15               Presentation from ENTSO-G and project promoters on best practice (follow-up to 2016 Forum)

13:45               Discussion

14:30               Coffee break

15:00               Joint discussion on electricity and gas best practice

15:30               Conclusions

16:00               END


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