CONFERENCE: New instruments for an ambitious EU energy saving policy (Greens / EFA Group)

7 September 2011, 15.00 - 18.30
Altiero Spinelli Building ASP 1 G 3, European Parliament Brussels

Claude Turmes, MEP, rapporteur for the Energy Efficiency Directive  
Energy savings - EU's most important energy source of the next decades

Part 1: Mandatory energy saving obligations - or why the EU needs a new business model for its energy and gas companies

Expert input:  (2 x15 min)
Richard Cowart, Director, The Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP): The merits of energy saving obligations - global experiences
Eoin Lees, consultant, former head of UK energy saving trust: Existing energy savings models in the EU and what we can learn from them

Discussion: (45 min)

Dr Graham Kirby, regulation and energy policy manager E.ON UK 
Mr. Michael Mikkelsen, Scan Energy, DK

Part 2:  A demand response market for EU or how to give additional economic value to (electricity) savings

Expert input:  (2 x 15 min)
Jorge Vasconcelos, Chairman of NEWES, founding chairman of the Council of European energy regulators (CEER): Why demand response is a key element in EU futures power (and gas?) market
Richard O'Neill, Chief Economic Advisor, US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) : Demand bidding in US - recent experiences and lessons to learn
Robert Tromop, Head of Unit Energy Efficiency, International Energy Agency (IEE): Empowering consumers by better access to a demand side market

Discussion: (45 min)

Alberto Potoschnig, Director of Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER)
Claude Breining, Director of European Affairs, Schneider Electric

Conclusion: Claude Turmes, MEP

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