EURELECTRIC Conference

The MENA Energy Transition: How to get investments right?

06 May 2015

 

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* List of participants *

 

08h30

Registration

09h00

Opening Remarks

Hans ten BERGE
Secretary General, EURELECTRIC

Fawzi KHARBAT
Secretary General, AUE

09h25

Setting the scene: the challenge of investments in the MENA region

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Alexandre SANTOS
Vice-President, MedReg
Board Member of the Portuguese Energy Services Regulatory Authority (ERSE)

Session I: Energy Investments in the MENA region – where do we stand?

09h40

Investments opportunities in the MENA Region: where do we stand?

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Roberto VIGOTTI
Secretary General, RES4MED

10h00

Morocco: a strategic partner in the region

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Salah Eddin EL FIJEL
Head of Power System Safety Division, ONEE

10h20

Jordan: a strategic partner in the region

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Abde Al-Fattah AL-DARADKAH
Vice-President, MEDELEC

10h50

Refreshments

11h20

Hand-over of EURELECTRIC’s MENA "investment" paper

 

EURELECTRIC’s recommendations

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Hans ten BERGE
Secretary General of EURELECTRIC

 

Reaction from the European Commission

Mechthild WÖRSDÖRFER
Director, Energy Policy, DG ENER, European Commission

12h00

Panel Debate: investment overview and challenges: where to find the money to build grids and support generation projects?

 

Chair and Moderator

Roberto VIGOTTI
Secretary General, RES4MED

 

Carlo CREA
Director of International Affairs, Terna SpA

Giuseppe MONTESANO
Head of European Energy Policy and Analysis

 

Dhamir MANNAI
Member of Tunisian Parliament, Member of Climate Parliament

Paul VAN SON
Country Chairman MENA&Turkey, RWE Dubai

 

Questions & Answers

13h00

Lunch

Session II: Investments - what framework is necessary to improve the investment climate?

14h00

Fostering market access & market-based regulation

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Jean-Michel GLACHANT
Director, Florence School of Regulation

14h15

What roadmap for a Mediterranean energy community?

Tareq EMTAIRAH
Executive Director, Regional Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE)

14h30

Panel Debate: investors’ confidence: how to improve market access and regulatory boundary conditions?

 

Chair and Moderator

Jean-Michel GLACHANT
Director, Florence School of Regulation

 

Jonas TORNQUIST
Head of Economics & Regulation, EDF – Corporate Strategy

Dolf GIELEN
Director of the Innovation and Technology Centre (Bonn) IRENA

 

Jean KOWAL
Executive Vice President, MEDGRID

Houda ALLAL
Directrice Générale, Observatoire Méditerranéen de l’Energie

 

Smart Grids in relation to EVs

Kai TULLIUS
Policy Officer - Smart Grids and Retail Energy Market Technology Development, DG ENER

Regulatory Aspects

Denis CAGNEY
Director of Energy Networks & Legal, CER
Vice-Chairman CEER DSO Working Group

 

Steivan DEFILLA
Director, Energy Charter Secretariat

 

Questions & Answers

15h45

The way forward for MENA

 

Hans ten BERGE
Secretary General, EURELECTRIC

16h00

End of the conference