EURELECTRIC Conference

Hydropower - supporting a power system in transition

22 June 2015

13h00

Registration & Networking lunch

14h10

Welcome and Introduction

Hans ten BERGE
Secretary General, EURELECTRIC

Karl-Heinz GRUBER
CEO, VERBUND Hydro

Sigrid HJØRNEGÅRD
Director for Renewable Energy, Climate and Environment, Energy Norway

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Session I: Hydropower in a changing environment

 

Chair and Moderator

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Niklas DAHLBÄCK
Hydro R&D Manager, Vattenfall AB
Vice Chair of EURELECTRIC WG Hydro

14h40

Changing power system challenges and hydropower

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Jens SCHRAMM
Member of the Technical Committee Hydro Power of VGB

14h50

Environmental challenges for hydropower

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Michael O’BRIAIN
Deputy Head of Nature Unit, DG Environment, European Commission

15h00

Investments in the energy sector - challenges, opportunities

Stefaan VERGOTE
Head of Unit for Economic analysis and Financial instruments
DG Energy, European Commission

15h10

Panel Debate: challenging business environment: which drivers for change?

 

Alexandre AFFRE
Director of Industrial Affairs department, Business Europe

Christine VAN OLDENEEL
Managing Director
Hydro Equipment Association

 

Jonathan BONADIO
Policy Officer, DG Energy, Renewables & CCS Policy Unit, European Commission

Cédric PHILIBERT
Senior Analyst, Renewable Energy Division, International Energy Agency

 

Anne BOLLE
Head of Climate Policies, Public Affairs, Statkraft AS

 

Questions and answers

15h45

Coffee Break

Session II: Hydropower as a solution

 

Chair and Moderator

Otto PIRKER
Senior Advisor, Verbund Hydro Power GmbH
Chair of EURELECTRIC WG Hydro

16h10

Views from the European Parliament

Paul RUEBIG
MEP

16h15

Macroeconomic study on hydropower – key findings

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Christian HEWICKER
Senior Technical Advisor, DVL

16h35

EURELECTRIC Hydropower paper and policy recommendations

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Emmanuel BRANCHE
Senior Economist Engineer, EDF

16h50

Panel Debate: The role of hydropower in a system with increased need for flexibility and system stability

 

Nicolas KUEN
Policy Officer, Wholesale markets: electricity & Gas Unit, DG Energy, European Commission

Colas CHABANNE
Convenor, ENTSO-E WG Market Design and RES (RTE France)

 

Ivan PINEDA
Director of Public Affairs, EWEA

Stephen WOODHOUSE
Director, PÖYRY

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Questions and answers

17h35

Concluding Remarks

Otto PIRKER
Senior Advisor, Verbund Hydro Power GmbH
Chair of EURELECTRIC WG Hydro

17h40

End of the conference