FSR Regulatory & Policy Workshop
The pace of change in European energy markets has increased tremendously in recent months. Not only the Paris Agreement stimulus but also the ever increasing competitiveness of power from renewable energy sources and the desire for further electrification have changed the challenges the whole energy industry is facing.
The rapid shift from fossil fuels to intermittent renewable energy sources is only one of the challenges for the capabilities of existing networks. Buzzwords like flexibility, smart grids, digitalisation, zero emission, grid expansion, storage, blockchain, full electrification, Dunkelflaute, Power-to-X, sector coupling and “Clean Energy for all” are all floating around, however, so far the discussion seems to neglect Europe’s rich experience in co-operation within the energy sector and the established institutional and regulatory framework.
This workshop brings together representatives from the electricity and gas sector and regulatory bodies to address challenges ahead for the electricity and gas networks, whether an interaction between the two sectors and their (currently) separated networks is needed for the future European energy system, as well as whether existing regulatory gaps do hamper such a development.
- Jan Ingwersen, ENTSOG
- Matti Supponen, European Commission (DG Energy)
- Christophe Poillion, GRTgaz
- Christoph Riechmann, Frontier Economics
- Aad Correljé, Clingendael International Energy Programme/TU Delft
- Olivier Lebois, GRTgaz