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26 October - 27 October 2017 | Brussels

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Day 1: Monday, 26 October 2017

   
09:00 Registration & Welcome Coffee

09:30 Welcome and Introduction Round

10:00

The EU’s Energy Policy: Current Legal Framework and Future Policy Directions

  • Market Design
  • Renewables
  • Flexibility
  • Consumer participation

Dirk Buschle, Deputy Director/Legal Counsel, Energy Community Secretariat, Vienna; Professor and Chairholder of the ALCOA Chair for European Energy Policy, College of Europe

11:00

Coffee Break

11:15

Concept and Principles of State Aid

  • The notion of aid
  • State resources
  • Determining advantage
  • When is a measure selective
  • De minimis aid

Maria Kleis-Walravens, Lawyer, Project Lead, EU Group Climate and Energy, ClientEarth, Brussels

12:30 Lunch Break

13:30

The Environmental and Energy State Aid Guidelines and the General Block Exemption Regulation (GBER)

  • Scope and Structure of the EEAG
  • Common Assessment Principles
  • State aid for energy infrastructure
  • Reductions from environmental taxes, and from funding support for renewables
  • Energy funding and the General Block Exemption Regulation (GBER)

Maria Kleis-Walravens, Lawyer, Project Lead, EU Group Climate and Energy, ClientEarth, Brussels

Neil Marr, State Aid Specialist, Environment State Aid team, Environment Agency, UK

15:15 Coffee Break

15:45

Workshop: Examples of State Aid Measures in the Energy Sector

Maria Kleis-Walravens, Lawyer, Project Lead, EU Group Climate and Energy ClientEarth, Brussels

Ken Huestebeck, Public Policy Advisor, Squire Patton Boggs, Brussels

17:00 End of Day 1
 

Day 2: Tuesday, 27 October 2017
   
09:00

State Aid and the Circle of Life – A Practical Insight into Procedural and Technical Issues

  • Notification process in practice
  • Different groups involved in the assessment and notification process
    • Funding body
    • National Regulator
    • National Representation Brussels
    • The Commission

Neil Marr, State Aid Specialist, Environment State Aid team, Environment Agency, UK

10:00

Coffee Break

10:30

State Aid for Resource Adequacy

  • The Commission’s State aid sector inquiry
  • Aid for investments in generation adequacy and security
  • Capacity mechanisms and demand-side measures

Ruben Vermeeren, Policy Officer, Unit State aid I, Markets and cases I: Energy and Environment, DG Competition, European Commission, Brussels

Maria Kleis-Walravens, Lawyer, Project Lead, EU Group Climate and Energy, ClientEarth, Brussels

12:00

Lunch break

13:00

State Aid for Energy Efficiency

  • Conditions for investment aid and operating aid for energy efficiency in the EEAG and GBER
  • Calculation of eligible costs and aid intensities
  • Practical examples

Péter Staviczky, Attaché for State Aid, Hungarian Permanent Representation, Brussels

13:30

Best Practice and Examples of Effective Energy Efficiency Financing

Dörte Fouquet, Partner, Becker Büttner Held, Brussels

Tom Jess, Researcher, E3G, London

14:45 Coffee Break

15:15

State Aid for Renewable Resources

  • Setting-up schemes for renewable energy
  • Investment aid and operating aid for renewable energy
  • Conditions for granting operating aid for RES in EEAG and GBER
  • Competitive bidding as a means of granting aid to RES
  • Practical examples

Dörte Fouquet, Partner, Becker Büttner Held, Brussels

15:45

Best Practice and Examples with Financing Renewables

  • Experience with bidding procedures

Péter Staviczky, Attaché for State Aid, Hungarian Permanent Representation, Brussels

Matthias Buck, Head of EU Energy Policy, Agora Energiewende, Berlin

17:00

End of Workshop & Certificates of Participation

 

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