Beyond Energy Sector Reforms

First Efela’s European Energy Law Conference

Martedì 18 settembre 2018 | 9.00 - 16.00
Venue Commission for Electricity and Gas Regulation CREG

Rue de l’Industrie 26-38 B-1040 Brussels

9:00 OPENING SESSION

The energy law

The opening session will revisit the concept of “energy law”, describing the evolution of the Commission, Court of Justice; this will allow us to launch some questions regarding the future.

Institutional Session
Constantinos Iliopoulos, Judge at the General Court of the European Union – Professor, Democritus University of Thrace – Honorary President of EFELA – President of HAEL, Greece
Marie Pierre Fauconnier, Chairwoman of the Board of Directors and CREG, Belgium
Cristina Lobillo, Head of Cabinet of European Commissioner for Energy and Climate Change, EU Commission

Special Guest Speaker | “The principles of energy law”

Piergiuseppe Biandrino, General Counsel Legal & Corporate Affairs Edison Spa, Italy – Founding Member of AIDEN, Italy


10:00 FIRST ACADEMIC SESSION

Investment and Economics

In this session we would like to discuss the necessity of legal certainty for investment in the energy transition: RES support schemes, long term contracts (PPAs) and capacity mechanisms; tackling state aid profiles in perspective (State Aid Guidelines review post 2020); cross-border dimension of RES investment: joint projects and opening of support schemes; key features and challenges.

Chairperson
Constatinos Iliopoulos, Judge at the General Court of the European Union - Professor, Democritus University of Thrace - Honorary President of EFELA – President of HAEL, Greece
Speakers
Julie-Anne Hannon, (LLB, LLM), Senior Regulatory Analyst in Regulatory Affairs – Commercial, Bord Gáis Energy, Ireland
Raphael Heffron, Professor in Global Energy Law & Sustainability Centre for Energy, Petroleum, Mineral Law and Policy, University of Dundee, UK
Matthias Lang, Partner at Bird & Bird Law Firm, Germany


10:45 SECOND ACADEMIC SESSION 

Market & Consumers

Consumers to ward the decentralization. Market and public incentivation.

In this session we would like to address the new legal framework of consumers, prosumers and aggregators:
“Welcome to the market”: assessing new rights and obligations (definitions, market access, roles and financial/operational responsibilities - balancing, network costs); consumer protection, energy poverty and energy vulnerability: an energy policy or social policy issue? Legal tools and practices.

Chairperson
Leigh Hancher, Professor of European Law at Tilburg University – Professor of European Energy Law at Florence School of Regulation, Florence, Italy
Speakers
Nuria Encinar, General Secretary of AEDEN, Spain – Barrister – PhD with “Doctor Europeus” mention CEU San Pablo University/Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy, Dundee, UK
Aldo Travi, Professor of Administrative Law at Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Milan, Italy
Christian Pielow, Professor and Executive Director at Institut für Berg – und Energierecht der Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany

11:30 | Break

12:00 THIRD ACADEMIC SESSION

Market digitalization

In this session we would like to reflect about the contractual dimension of the digital revolution: aggregation contracts, peer-to-peer, blockchain, smart energy services, energy performance contracting; which solutions for a changing landscape? Ensuring data protection: GDPR for energy markets, legal challenges ahead.

Chairperson
Jorge Vasconcelos, President of NEWES, New Energy Solutions, Invited Professor at the Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal

Speakers
Philippe Redaelli, President of AFDEN, France
Ivone Rocha, Partner at Telles de Abreu Law Firm, Portugal
Jean Andrea Ferrari, Vice President of Cecra and Chairman of Commercial and Industrial Vehicle division, Belgium – Vice President of Federauto and Chairman of the commercial vehicle division, Italy

13:00 | Light Lunch

14:00 FOURTH ACADEMIC SESSION

Governance and another governance: the role of the indipendent regulator and the European Commission

In this session we will discuss about two different aspects of the Winter Package:
1) the new role of the Commission in ensuring the joint achievement of the 2030 policy targets (RES, CO2, Efficiency); the governance of the Energy Communities (what makes a community an “Energy Community”?
2) proposal to amend ACER’s regulation bringing it back to the area of the ordinary model of the European agency.

Chairperson
Peter Cameron, Professor of international Energy Law and Policy – Director of Centre for Energy, Petroleum, and Mineral Law and Policy Universityod Dundee, UK – President of UKELPA, UK
Speakers
Eugenio Bruti Liberati, Professor of Administrative Law at University of Eastern Piemonte, Italy
Maria Meng-Papantoni, Associate Professor of European Business Law, Director of European Center of Economic and Financial Law of Panteion University, Athens, Greece, - Visiting Professor at the Europa-Institut, Saarland, Germany
Ernesto Bonafé, Head of the Expansion Unit, International Energy Charter

Closing Session

Special Guest Speaker | “Circular economy in the European Union and energy law”

Daniel Calleja, Director-General to Environment EU Commission

Institutional Session
Marinella De Focatiis, Senior Counsel Administrative and Energy Law Edison Spa, Italy – General Secretary of EFELA – General Secretary of AIDEN, Italy
Marie Pierre Fauconnier, Chairwoman of the Board of Directors and CREG, Belgium
Jorge Vasconcelos, President of NEWES, New Energy Solutions, Invited Professor at the Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal
Vicente López-Ibor Mayor, President of EFELA


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