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EU ENERGY AGENDA.

Energy Council

31 May 2010, Brusselsa

Consultations

27 April 2010

Electricity - generation adequacy treatment

This 'call for evidence' on the Council of European Energy Regulators' report aims to gather stakeholder views and experience regarding generation adequacy treatment. The feedback received from the call for evidence will serve to inform regulators' future work and understanding of the issues of electricity network planning and long-term market stability. The consultation documents are available at: www.energy-regulators.eu

Comments should be submitted by 27 April 2010 to: generation_adequacy@ceer.eu

14 May 2010

Electricity transmission capacity

The European Regulators Group for Electricity and Gas (ERGEG) is, until 14 May 2010, consulting on medium and long-term electricity transmission capacity allocation rules. Comparing best practices in the different electricity regions, ERGEG's draft report, accompanying the consultation, calls for a single European set of auction rules for medium and long-term capacity rights. The report is available at www.europolitics.info > Search = 268772

Comments should be sent, by 14 May 2010, to benchmark_lt_auction_rules@ergeg.org

Conferences

16 April 2010, Brussels

Electricity grid connection

This workshop, organised by the European Regulators Group for Electricity and Gas (ERGEG), examines European regulators' pilot framework guideline for electricity grid connection. Speakers include DG Energy's Matti Supponen, Asta Sihvonen-Punkka, chair of ERGEG's Electricity Working Group, Juan Jose Alba Rios, Chair Eurelectric's working group on Wholesale Marketsa& Trading.

Venue: 10:00-13:00, Renaissance Brussels Hotel, rue du Parnasse 19, Brussels.

Contact: By registration only at 'events' on www.energy-regulators.eu

16 April 2010, Brussels

Stakeholder workshop on draft connection requirements

This ENTSO-E stakeholder workshop examines the connection requirements for generators within the context of the pilot network code for grid connection with special focus on wind generation. This afternoon workshop follows ERGEG's 16 April morning workshop on the corresponding pilot framework guideline for electricity grid connection. ERGEG and ENTSO-E are developing a pilot framework guideline and corresponding pilot network code, in accordance with the third energy package.

Venue: 14:00-16:30, 16 April 2010, Renaissance Brussels Hotel, Rue du Parnasse 19, Brussels

19 April 2010, Brussels

aCouncil of European Energy Regulators (CEER).

This cocktail event celebrates the tenth anniversary of the Council of European Energy Regulators (CEER). The timing also coincides with the first meeting of the Board of Regulators of the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regualtors (ACER). It is also an opportunity to talk informally to regulators, Commission officials and policy makers on energy issues and the ACER.

By registration only: HappyBirthday@ceer.eu or fax + 32 2 788 73 50

28 April 2010, Brussels

Electrolysis: fuel cell systems for storing renewable energy

This Fuel Cells Europe workshop examines fuel cell technologies for electrolysis and their potential for an efficient renewable energy storage. Emphasis is placed on sharing best practices, discussing the state of the art of the technology as well as debating about the market perspectives and strategies to deploy these technologies for efficient renewable energy storage.

Contact: FuelCellEurope, +32 22 11 34 11 secretariat@fuelcelleurope.org

www.fuelcelleurope.org, Workshops website: http://fuelcelleurope.eurokeys.eu

Venue: Rue de la loi 26/14, Brussels.

28-29 April 2010, Brussels

European Regions Energy Day

This two-day conference examines regional responses and concrete recommendations to European energy challenges covering issues such as energy efficiency, security of supply and emissions reduction. Speakers include Tanja Gonner, Minister of the Environment of the Land Baden-Wurttemberg, Michele Sabban, President of the Assembly of European Regions, Johannes Hahn, Commissioner for Regional Policy and Steve Howard, CEO The Climate Group.

Contact: Assemblee des Regions d'Europe, 6 rue Oberlin - F-67000 Strasbourg, Tel: +33 (0)3 88 22 07 07 - Fax: +33 (0)3 88 75 67 19, E-mail: secretariat@aer.eu - Website: www.aer.eu

6-7 May 2010, Brussels

Ocean Energy

This EU Ocean Energy Association conference aims to bring together EU officials, major utilities, banks and public and private funds. Aside from brining together potential investors, it aims to give insights from the EU Commission on the latest developments in policy and the regulatory framework as well as identify the challenges & opportunities in wave, tidal, osmotic power and ocean thermal energy conversion.

Contact: Ben Leighton, Tel: +971 4 813 5210, ben.leighton@greenpowerconferences.com

12 May 2010, Brussels

Research & development in electric utilities

This EURELECTRIC conference examines policies and practices related to the strategic role of R&D in electric utilities in Europe. Financial aspects of developing future sustainable power systems and implementing new and innovative technologies in the current regulatory framework will be discussed. Issues include EU energy and climate change policy, research and development priorities, SET-Plan implementation, successful R&D projects on CCS, RES, e-mobility, storage systems, energy efficiency and smart grids.

Contact: Eurelectric, Emily O'Leary, Tel: +32 2 515 10 62, eoleary@eurelectric.org or at www.eurelectric.orga

2 June 2010, Brussels

Euroheat/COGEN Joint Annual Conferencea

This joint conference, organised by Euroheat & Power and COGEN Europe, examines the main challenges in terms of energy and climate policy facing the new European Parliament and Commission. The specific theme of the one-day conference is best practice, policy and strategy for action in Europe's energy policy in the light of Copenhagen outcomes. The two organisatins will also showcase the proven capability and still untapped potential for cogeneration and district heating.

Contact/Information: www.conference2010.eu, info@conference2010.eua

Research and development in electric utilities

12 May 2010, Brussels.

This conference aims to provide a comprehensive overview of policies and practices related to the strategic role of research and development in electric utilities in Europe. Financial aspects of developing future sustainable power systems and implementing new and innovative technologies in the current regulatory framework will be discussed. Speakers and panellists should also provide information on the EU energy and climate change policy, research and development priorities, SET-Plan implementation, successful R&D projects on CCS, RES, e-mobility, storage systems, energy efficiency and smart grids.

Venue: Hotel Renaissance, Rue Parnasse 15, Brussels

Contact: Eurelectric, Emily O'Leary, Tel: +32 2 515 10 62, eoleary@eurelectric.org or at www.eurelectric.org

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