Klaus-Dieter Borchardt (EU-Commission), Claas Friedrich Germelmann (Leibnitz University), Birgitta Resvik (Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences) und Guillaume Gillet (InnoEnergy) (f.l.t.r.) at the panel discussion © Magnus Breidn

Policy options for a reliable European electricity system – Perspectives from the EU, Germany and Sweden

Seminar in Kooperation mit The Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA)

  • Date
  • 19. February 2018
  • 17:00 - 21:00
  • Place
  • Permanent Representation of Sweden to the EU
  • Square de Meeûs 30
  • 1000 Brussels, Belgium
  • Event format
  • Seminar
  • Closed for the public

Electricity will play a crucial role for reaching the EU climate goals. To match the increasing electricity demand, the share of intermittent renewables will rise. This will create new challenges for the electricity supply system. Market regulations will need to offer incentives for reserve capacities, energy storage as well as demand response management. At the same time, the European electricity market is expanding, offering new possibilities to enhance delivery reliability and balancing the electricity load across borders.

Speakers and guests discussed the following questions: What are the options of the EU to support its member states to foster European cooperation in the electricity sector and to create a stable and reliable electricity system? How effective are the mechanisms proposed by the European Commission in the Winter Package “Clean Energy for All Europeans”? 

Debated were the challenges to maintain a secure and reliable electricity system while reaching high ambitions on renewable production, focussing in particular on the perspectives from Germany and Sweden.

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17:00 – Registration and refreshments

17:30 – Welcome
Representative of the Permanent Representation of Sweden to the EU

Introduction to the EU legislative proposals “Clean Energy for All Europeans”
(Winter Package)

Klaus-Dieter Borchardt, European Commission, DG Energy, Director Internal Energy Market

Developments and challenges in the electricity sector
– German and Swedish perspectives

Karin Byman, Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA), Expert and Senior Project Manager Energy
Felix Müsgens, Brandenburg University of Technologies Cottbus, Professor of Energy Economics; ESYS (Not yet confirmed)

Panel Discussion: How can the EU ensure the reliability in the electricity grids?
Challenges and policy options

Klaus-Dieter Borchardt, European Commission, DG Energy, Director Internal Energy Market
Claas Friedrich Germelmann, Leibniz University of Hanover, Professor of Public Law and European Law; ESYS
Birgitta Resvik, Academician at the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, Vice president Fortum
Guillaume Gillet, Manager EU Business Unit, InnoEnergy

19:45 – Reception