Energy Regulation

The energy transition is in motion. On a national level the energy landscape is progressing towards Finland’s long-term objective to meet global climate challenges and improve Finnish competitiveness. In Europe the utilisation of the Groningen gas field has given new perspectives to the Dutch energy transition as companies are preparing to switch to alternative energy sources by 2022. Renewable energy sources play a vital role in decarbonising energy systems and followed by the increased use of biogas, new market players are expected to enter the upcoming liberalised market in Finland. Moreover, the regulation concerning the current support schemes for renewable energy is going through significant changes as the new legislative proposal presents a technology-neutral subsidy scheme based on a competitive bidding process with premiums.

What do these actions entail in practice, what lessons have already been learned and what kind of opportunities and challenges should the industries prepare to face? Circular economy is a transition driven by biogas but how does the future of biogas look and how will the industry and policymakers respond to the new market structures? We follow the transition moving forward, but what measures are we preparing for the challenges that lie ahead?

THE ENERGY REGULATION SEMINAR will examine and discuss these themes from an academic, industry and regulatory perspective.

After the seminar Castrén & Snellman Attorneys Ltd would like to invite you to continue the evening with cocktails accompanied by friends and colleagues from around the energy sector.

PRESENTATIONS:

Session I: The Energy Transition – State of Play

Päivi Janka: National Energy and Climate Strategy 2030 – Energy Transition and Renewable Energy

Aad Correljé: Energy Transition in the Netherlands – Case Groningen

Miika Pinomaa: Will the New Subsidy Scheme boost Finnish Wind Power Market?

Session II: Market Players’ Views – What do they think?

Klaus Metsä-Simola: Renewable Energy in Finland – Lessons Learned and Good Practice in Projects

Teemu Loikkanen: Functionality of the Renewable Support Scheme – Insights from a Market Actor’s Perspective

Laura Huomo: The (Bio)gas Market is in Transition – Market Rules and Market Outlook

Johan Saarela: Biogas as an Important Part of the Sustainable Development in our Society

 

 

 

Art Hall (Vaasa City Hall)
Senaatinkatu 1, behind Vaasa City Hall
Wednesday 21 March

Free of charge

21.03.2018

Let's Get Started!

09:00

Coffee and Registration

09:25

Welcome to the Energy Regulation Seminar

Cea Mittler
Chair of Energy Regulation Seminar
Project Coordinator, Baltic Connector Oy

Session I: The Energy Transition - State of Play

09:30
10:15

Energy Transition in the Netherlands – Case Groningen

Aad Correljé
Associate Professor of Economics of Infrastructures
Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management, TU Delft and Research fellow, Clingendael International Energy Programme (CIEP), Hague
11:00

Coffee Break

11:15
11:45

Discussion & Wrap-up

Lunch Break

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12:00

Session II: Market Players' Views - What do they think?

Still Got Some Energy?

16:00

Join us for Cocktails & Get-together

After the seminar Castrén & Snellman Attorneys Ltd would like to invite you to stay for cocktails accompanied by friends and colleagues from around the energy sector.

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Further Information:

Cea Mittler

Chair of Energy Regulation Seminar
tel: +358 40 900 0528

Kim Talus

Professor of EU Energy Law