STRATEGIC  OUTLOOK  ON  ENERGY  IN  THE  BALTIC  REGION
in the light of changing geopolitical security and energy supply situation

Date: 13 May, 2015
Venue: Kempinski Hotel Cathedral Square, Universiteto str. 14, Vilnius
Language: English


P R O G R A M

8.30 – 9.00 Registration

9.00 – 9.35 Welcoming remarks 

Aleksandras Spruogis, the Vice-Minister of Energy of the Republic of Lithuania

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

H.E. Jarosław Czubiński, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Poland

H.E. Valerii Zhovtenko, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary  of the Republic of Ukraine


9.00 – 10.45 Ensuring Energy Security in Changing Geopolitical Context

Moderator Robert Juodka, Managing Partner at Law Firm VARUL

Global and Regional Economic Dynamics

Žygimantas Mauricas, Economist of Nordea Bank

Emerging Security Challenges in Europe

Edward Lucas, Journalist of The Economist (via Skype)

NATO’s Role in the Field of Energy Security – Presentation of NATO Energy Security Centre of Excellence

Col. Gintaras Bagdonas, Director of NATO Energy Security Centre of Excellence

Towards European Energy Union – Priorities during the Latvia’s EU Presidency

Andris Piebalgs, European and Economic Affairs Adviser to the President of Latvia

Questions and answers

10.45 – 11.00 Coffee break


11.00 – 12.20 Latest Energy Trends in the Baltic Region

Moderator  – Jaroslavas Neverovičius, Lithuanian-Polish Chamber of Commerce

Insight into the Baltic Energy Market – Lithuanian Perspective

Mindaugas Keizeris, Member of the Board, CSO of Lietuvos Energija AB

Utilities Possibilities on Integrated Power Market

Hando Sutter, Chairman of the Management Board, CEO of Eesti Energia AS

Possible Challenges of Connecting the Lithuanian and Polish Systems

Konrad Purchała, director of Energy Market Development Department of PSE S.A.

Questions and answers


12.20 – 15.00 1st Session – Electricity and Renewable Energy

New Interconnectors to Increase Competitiveness of the Baltic Sea Region

Robertas Staniulis, Head of Market Development Division of AB LITGRID

Electricity Market of Poland and Lithuania after Launching LITPOL Link

Ireneusz Łazor, President of the Management Board of Polish Power Exchange S.A.

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch

Electricity Trade through Nord Pool Spot

Ingrid Arus, Regional Market Manager Baltics, Nord Pool Spot

Importance of Efficient Baltic Energy Retail Market

Jānis Bethers, Chairman of the Board of UAB ENEFIT

Wind Energy in the Baltic region – Recent Developments in Lithuania

Tadas Navickas, Managing Director of 4energia UAB

Questions and answers

15.00 – 15.15 Coffee break


15.15 – 16.45 2nd Session – Gas Market

Moderator  – Haroldas Nausėda, UAB Lietuvos Dujų Tiekimas

LITGAS Commercial Activities and Latest Tendencies in the LNG Market

Dominykas Tučkus, General Manager of UAB LITGAS

Overview of Strategic Projects in the Gas Transmission System

Saulius Bilys, CEO of AB Amber Grid

Panel Discussion “Future of the Single Gas Market in the Baltics”
Participants:

Timo Tatar, Head of Energy Department, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications of Estonia
Rolands Irklis, Board Member of the Public Utilities Commission of Latvia
Dominykas Tučkus, General Manager of UAB LITGAS
Saulius Bilys, CEO of AB Amber Grid
Mindaugas Aleška, Head of Business Development at SC Klaipėdos nafta

16.45 – 17.00 Conclusions

17.00 – 18.00 Glass of Wine and Networking


Organizers and Partners

Estonian Chamber of Commerce
Varul
Estonian Embassy in Vilnius
Embassy of the Republic of Latvia
Enefit