STRATEGIC OUTLOOK ON ENERGY IN THE BALTIC REGION
in the light of energy supply and market developments in the region

Date: 8 May, 2013
Locations: Hotel Novotel, Gedimino ave. 16, Vilnius
Language: English, Lithuanian
Moderator: Robert Juodka, Managing Partner, Law Firm VARUL, Chairman of Estonian Chamber of Commerce



P R O G R A M 

8.30 – 9.00 Registration 

9.00 – 9.40 Welcome and opening remarks 

H.E. Algirdas Butkevičius, the Prime Minister of Lithuania

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. Cecilia Barbro Ruthstrom-Ruin, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Sweden in Lithuania

Bruno Kaspar, Honorary Consul General of the Swiss Confederation in Vilnius

Robert Juodka, Chairman of Estonian Chamber of Commerce, Managing Partner at Law Firm VARUL


1st SESSION – ENERGY STRATEGIES AND CO-OPERATION IN THE REGION

in the light of energy supply and market developments

9.40 – 10.00 World Energy Council (WEC)  Issue Map 2013 

Einari Kisel, World Energy Council (WEC), Senior Fellow for European Policies & Partnership Development

10.00 – 10.20 Development of Lithuanian Electricity Market and Interconnections

Liudas Liutkevičius, Director of Strategy department of Litgrid AB

10.20 – 10.40 Polish Energy Strategy, Lit- Pol Interconnections

Waldemar Lagoda, Polish Ministry of Economy, Head of Energy Department, European Union and International Cooperation Division

10.40 – 11.00 Revision of Energy Strategy in Estonia 

Timo Tatar, Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, Head of Energy Department Division

11.00 – 11.20 Coffee break

11.20 – 11.40 Swedish Energy Strategy 

Fredrik Norlund, Head of Section from the Swedish Ministry of Enterprise, Energy and Communications

11.40 – 12.00 Latvian Energy Strategy

Dins Merirands, Latvian Ministry of Economics, Director of Department of Energy

12.00 – 12.20 Hydro Generation Optimization Strategy

Aldevinas Burokas, Alpiq AG, Switzerland

12.20 – 12.30 Questions and discussions

12.30 – 13.30 Lunch


2nd SESSION – ELECTRICITY AND GAS MARKET

13.30 – 13.50 Regulatory challenges in achieving well-functioning regional market

Andres Tropp, Eesti Energia AS, Regulatory Affairs & Compliance Manager

13.50 – 14.10 Electricity trade in Baltics after Nord Pool Spot Latvian power market opening

Hando Sutter, NordPoolSpot, Regional Manager Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania & Russia

14.10 – 14.30 Electricity trade market situation in the Baltic Region: Production and import 

Vidas Čebatariūnas, Board Member of the Inter RAO Lietuva, Director of Commerce

14.30 – 14.50 Key principles for market-based RES support in Lithuanian wholesale electricity market

Vidmantas Salietis, Lietuvos Energija AB, Director of Wholesale Electricity Trade Department

14.50 – 15.00 Questions and discussions

15.00 – 15.15 Coffee break

15.15 – 15.35 New Natural Gas Exchange

Haroldas Nausėda, GET Baltic UAB, Director General

15.35 – 15.50 Natural gas market in Lithuania

Joachim Hockertz, Lietuvos Dujos AB, Deputy General Manager – Director of Commerce

15.50 – 16.00 Questions and discussions


3rd SESSION – RENEWABLE ENERGY 

16.00 – 16.20 Renewable Energy in Estonian Energy Mix 

Innar Kaasik, Head of Renewable Energy and Cogeneration Business Unit,Eesti Energia AS

16.20 – 16.40 Lithuanian Wind Energy Overview and Perspectives

Saulius Pikšrys, Director of the Lithuanian Wind Power Association LVEA

16.40 – 17.00 Renewable Energy in Lithuanian Energy Mix 

Remigijus Lapinskas, EPresident of the Lithuanian Biomass Energy Associacion LITBIOMA

17.00 – 17.30 Questions and discussions

17.30 – 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
Estonian Embassy in Vilnius
Embassy of the Republic of Latvia
Swiss Baltics Chmaber of Commerce
Alpiq
Enefit
Gravitas Partners