9th Prague European Energy Forum 2016
Under the Auspices of H.E. Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic Lubomír Zaorálek
Venue: Grand Hall of the Czernin Palace, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the CR, Loretánské náměstí 5/101, Prague 1
Date: 21st April 2016
9.00 – 9.30
- Ivo Šrámek, Deputy Minister, Europe Section, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic
9.30 – 11.00
How can regional cooperation be improved in order to support the flexibility of the market and its ability to meet customers‘ needs in CEE zone
- How can national energy policies be better coordinated?
- Which arrangements are needed to facilitate the integration of renewables?
- What role should the distribution systems and demand side play?
Pavel Telička, MEP, Vice-Chair of the ALDE, European Parliament
Kai Tullius, Policy officer at unit B3, DG Energy, European Commission
Frederik Wisselink, Cluster leader EU Energy policy, DG Energy, Telecom and Competition, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Netherlands
Ivo Hlaváč, Member of the Board, ČEZ, a. s.
Zbyněk Boldiš, Member of the Board, ČEPS, a. s.
11.00 – 11.30 Coffee break
11.30 – 13.00
How should the Czech heating sector be transformed and what role should it play?
- How can the EC heating&cooling strategy inspire the transformation of the heating sector?
- What are the specificities and main challenges of the Czech heating sector vis-à-vis 2030 GHG emissions and renewables targets?
- How can the heating sector contribute to the decrease of primary energy import dependency?
Lenka Kovačovská, Deputy Minister for Energy and Heating, Czech Republic
Robert Andrén, Director for Energy issues, Ministry for Energy and Environment, Sweden
Vladimír Budínský, Vice-President of EURACOAL
Josef Novák, CEO of Veolia Energie ČR, a.s.
Martin Hájek, Director of the Association
for the District Heating of the Czech RepublicJan Habart, Chairman of the CZ Biom – Czech Biomass Association
13.00 – 14.00
14.00 – 16.00
Energy Union – one year after
- What is needed right now for the European energy policy that would really attain the proper balance among its three pillars: affordability, sustainability and security of supply?
- What are the European Commission´s intentions as regards protecting the energy consumers’ rights and needs and how does such protection correspond with other Energy Union objectives?
- What are the latest developments as regards the deficit of security of supply, rise of CO2 emissions, lack of investment in the energy sector and the rise of energy bills?
Věra Jourová, Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality, European Commission
Jan Mládek, Minister for Industry and Trade, Czech Republic
Winfried Horstman, Head of Energy Policy Dept., Federal Chancellery, Germany
Daniel Beneš, Chairman of the Board and CEO, ČEZ, a. s.
Martin Herrmann, Chairman of the Board and CEO, RWE Czech Republic; Member of the Board of RWE International SE, COO
Paul Kaye, President of Rolls-Royce International for Central and Eastern Europe (invited)
16.00 – 16.30 End of conference and coffee ect.