ENERGY MARKET TODAY AND PROSPECTS IN LITHUANIA AND THE BALTICS 

Date: 24 October, 2012
Location: Hotel Novotel, Gedimino ave. 16, Vilnius
Language: English (with simultaneous translation to Lithuanian)



PROGRAM

9.00 – 9.30  Registration
9.30 – 9.50  Welcome and opening remarks

H.E. Toomas Kukk, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Republic of Estonia in Lithuania

H.E. Kazuko Shiraishi, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Lithuania

H.E. Dr. Mārtiņš Virsis, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Latvia in Lithuania

H.E. Janusz Skolimowski, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Poland in Lithuania

Bruno Kaspar, Consul General of Switzerland in Vilnius


1st SESSION – ENERGY TRENDS: NUCLEAR ENeRGY, ENERGY CONNECTIONS AND UPDATES 

Moderator – Robert Juodka, Managing Partner  at Law Firm VARUL

9.50 – 10.20 Visaginas Nuclear Power Plant Project Update

Dr. Rimantas Vaitkus, CEO and Board Member of Visaginas atominė elektrinė, UAB

10.20 – 10.40 Outline of Hitachi Group and Energy Security in the Region

Takao Kurihara, General Manager (Nuclear Systems) International Sales & Marketing Division, Power Systems Company, Hitachi Ltd.

10.40 – 11.00 Nuclear Power Plant project insights from Olkiluoto to Visaginas

Dr. Gintaras Gavėnas, Management Consultant, Nuclear projects

11.00 – 11.30 Coffee break

11.30 – 11.50 Energy Sector Trends in Europe and the World

Žygimantas Mauricas, Economist, Nordea Bank Lietuva

11.50 – 12.20 Lithuanian-Polish Electricity Interconnection

Artur Głuszek, Inter TSO-s Cooperation Director, PSE Operator S.A.

12.20 – 12.30 Questions and discussions

12.30 – 13.30 Lunch


2nd SESSION – RENEWABLE ENERGY 

Moderator – Robert Juodka, Managing Partner  at Law Firm VARUL

13.30 – 13.50 Why Renewable Energy Should be Supported?

Martynas Nagevičius, Director of the Lithuanian Energy Consultants Association, President of the Lithuanian Confederation of Renewable Energy Resources

13.50 – 14.10 Biomass Energy in Lithuania: the current situation and opportunities and challenges

Remigijus Lapinskas, President of the Lithuanian Biomass Energy Association LITBIOMA

14.10 – 14.30 Lithuanian Wind Energy overview and perspectives

Alvydas Naujėkas, Director of UAB Vėjų spektras, Member of the Council of Lithuanian Wind Power Association

14.30 – 14.50 Solar Energy and technology opportunities and perspectives in Lithuania

Prof. Algirdas Galdikas, Director of Applied Research Institute for Prospective Technologies

14.50 – 15.00 Questions and discussions

15.00 – 15.30 Coffee break


3rd SESSION – ELECTRICITY MARKET 
Moderator – Daivis Virbickas, Business director of UAB Alpiq Energija Lietuva

15.30 – 15.50 Secure trading in developing electricity markets

Dr. Gergely Gonda, Head of New Markets and Projects Market CE, ALPIQ Management AG

15.50 – 16.10 Lithuanian electricity retail market today and future outlook

Liudas Liutkevičius, CEO of Enefit UAB (Eesti Energia group)

16.10 – 16.30 Electricity price drivers in the Baltic market

Gatis Junghans, CEO of UAB Elektrum Lietuva (former UAB Latvenergo Prekyba)

16.30 – 16.50 Electricity Market Development in Europe

Lina Skrabutėnaitė, Nord Pool Spot European Integration, Board Member at APEx (Association of Exchanges)

16.50 – 17.00 Questions and discussions

17.00 – 19.00 Glass of Swiss wine and networking hosted by Consulate General of Switzerland in Vilnius and ALPIQ 

Organizers and Partners

Estonian Chamber of Commerce
Varul
Alpiq
Swiss Baltics Chmaber of Commerce
Estonian Embassy in Vilnius
Embassy of the Republic of Latvia
Consulate General of Switzarland
Enefit
Gravitas Partners
Rinkom