Tuesday 5 June 2018

13:00 Registration and welcome coffee
14:00 Introduction and welcome to Power of Heat Annual Conference
Opening remarks: Margherita Adragna, Chair, COGEN Europe
Keynote speech: Zhecho Stankov, Deputy Minister for Energy, Republic of Bulgaria (invited)
Keynote speech: Miguel Arias Cañete, Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy, European Commission (invited)
14:45 Session 1: Energy future - Hot debate and powerful ideas

We are in the midst of profound transformation of the energy system, as EU and national efforts are geared towards ensuring that Europe has secure, affordable and climate-friendly energy. It is clear today that business as usual is not a choice, if Europe wants to take the lead in realising the Paris Agreement objectives. Unidimensional and siloed solutions may get us to the destination, but will fall short of delivering affordable and secure energy to Europe’s citizens and industry. Only an integrated approach to the energy system and a mix of energy efficiency and renewable energy promises to provide the right balance between ambition, cost and security of supply. Bringing together thought leaders from policy, industry and academia, Session 1 will piece together the big picture energy future, shedding light on sectoral integration of heat, electricity and gas infrastructures and markets.

Keynote Introduction:

  • Tudor Constantinescu, Principal Adviser to Director-General for Energy, DG Energy, European Commission (invited)

 Panel debate:

  • Brian Vad Mathiesen, Project Coordinator, Heat Roadmap Europe (invited)
  • Andreas Kuhlmann, Chief Executive, German Energy Agency (dena) (invited)
16:15 Coffee break
16:45 Session 2: EU Policy - Unlocking the business case for the energy transition

EU policy has a leading role to play in making the energy transition an economic success for Europe. We need to meet the targets of the Paris Agreement, while boosting economic growth, creating jobs and keeping an eye on the budget. With negotiations on the Clean Energy Package being conducted under the Bulgarian Presidency of the EU, this session will explore the key issues at stake in ensuring an effective energy transition.

Keynote Introduction:

  • Mechthild Wörsdörfer, Director for Renewables, Research and Innovation, Energy Efficiency, DG Energy, European Commission (invited)

Panel debate:

  • Claude Turmes, Member of the European Parliament, Greens/EFA (invited)
  • Petya Icheva, First Secretary, Conventional Energy, Permanent Representation of the Republic of Bulgaria to the European Union (invited)
  • Eva Hennig, Chair of Distribution Committee, Eurogas/Thüga
  • Kamila Waciega, Chair Energy Policy Working Group, COGEN Europe
18:00 End of Day 1 sessions
19:00 Festive celebration of 25th anniversary of COGEN Europe at Chalet Robinson
Reception followed by the COGEN Europe Recognition Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner
23:00 End of gala dinner


Wednesday 6 June 2018

08:30  Welcome coffee                              
09:00 Introductory speeches
  Inspirational speech
  Keynote speech: Dominique Ristori, Director General, DG Energy, European Commission
09:45 Session 3: Cogeneration in Europe - Trends and market outlook

The cogeneration sector in Europe is very diverse. Not only does the situation vary in every country, each segment, from large scale to micro cogeneration, has its specific profile. Against this backdrop, trends in the cogeneration landscape will be looked upon and a market outlook for the different segments will be provided.

Moderator: Alexandra Tudoroiu, Regulatory Affairs Manager, COGEN Europe

Keynote Presentations:

  • Hans Korteweg, Managing Director, COGEN Europe
  • Lukáš Jančok, Power Engineering Specialist, TEDOM

 Panel debate:

  • Senne Gabriels, Director, COGEN Flanders
  • Lukáš Jančok, Power Engineering Specialist, TEDOM
  • Darius Maikstenas, CEO, Lietuvos energija
11:15 Coffee break
11:45 Session 4: Changing business models for cogeneration?

The economics of cogeneration are impacted by a variety of factors, including developments in energy markets, policy and regulatory conditions and, ultimately, the needs of the energy customer. Session 4 will explore how the business case for cogeneration has been changing, taking into account the wider investment environment and impacts of EU and national legislation. Different perspectives will be provided by financiers, cogeneration project developers and customers.

ModeratorSimon Minett, Managing Director, Challoch Energy

Keynote Presentations:

  • Simon Minett, Managing Director, Challoch Energy
  • Konstantinos Kavvadias, Project Officer, Joint Research Centre, European Commission

 Panel debate:

  • Steve Fawkes, Managing Partner, EnergyPro/Energy Efficiency Financial Institutions Group (EEFIG)
  • Joost Declerck, Promotor Energy Efficiency, Belfius (invited)
  • Konstantinos Kavvadias, Project Officer, Joint Research Centre, European Commission
13:00 PresentationGas engines combining efficiency and flexibility to enable more renewables by Burak Ozsoylu, Head of Marketing, GE Distributed Power
13:15 Closing remarks
13:30 Lunch
14:30 Session 5: Local energy revolution - Powered by the people (EUSEW 2018 session - supported by the PACE project)

Decentralised efficient and renewable energy has the power to put consumers at the centre of the energy transition. Democratising energy will ensure householders and small business can benefit from secure, clean and affordable heat and electricity. While increasingly appealing, becoming a prosumer is still restricted by persistent regulatory and market barriers. Tackling barriers along with reducing product cost will ensure accessibility for all consumers to innovative on-site energy solutions, including small/micro-CHP, PV, heat pumps, solar thermal. Combined with smart grids deployment, demand response and building efficiency improvements, decentralised energy will ensure a flexible, decarbonised and cost-effective energy transition.

This session is organised in the framework of the EU Sustainable Energy Week 2018 and is supported by the PACE project, Pathway to a Competitive European Fuel Cell micro-Cogeneration Market, a project co-funded by the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking. This session is open to the general public and free of charge. Register HERE for this session.

Moderator: Jorgo Chatzimarkakis, Secretary General, Hydrogen Europe (invited)

Keynote Introduction:

  • Kathleen Van Brempt, Member of the European Parliament, Socialists and Democrats

 Panel debate:

  • Aurélie Beauvais, Policy Director, SolarPower Europe
  • Antonio Aguilo Rullan, Policy Officer, Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking
  • Jeremy Harrison, Delta-ee
  • Mike Small, Chair of Micro-CHP Working Group, COGEN Europe
  • Mercè Almuni, Renewable Energy Project Officer, BEUC – The European Consumer Organisation
  • Oliver Rapf, Executive Director, Buildings Performance Institute Europe
16:15 Farewell coffee
17:00 End of the Power of Heat Annual Conference

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