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25 October - 26 October 2018 | Brussels

Programme

Day 1: Thursday, 25 October 2018

   
08:45 Registration & Welcome Coffee

09:00

Welcome and Introduction Round

Chair of the Workshop: Sam Bright, Lawyer, Coal Project Lead, ClientEarth, London

09:15

Concept and Principles of State Aid

  • The requirements of Art. 107 TFEU
  • The notion of aid
  • Economic vs. non-economic activities
  • State resources
  • Determining advantage
  • When is a measure selective
  • De minimis aid

Karel Bourgeois, Counsel, EU Competition Practice, Allen & Overy, Brussels

10:45

Coffee Break

11:15

The EU’s Energy Policy and Interplay with State Aid Regime

  • The current EU Energy law and policy framework
  • Market Design
  • Current trends and technologies
  • Consumer participation and decentralisation

Emily Rochon, Lawyer, Vineyardwind, Brussels

11:45

Analysis of Most Relevant Case-Law for Energy and Environmental Sectors

Petra Nemeckova, Member of the Legal Service (AIDE Team), European Commission, Brussels

12:30 Lunch Break

13:30

The Environmental and Energy State Aid Guidelines

  • Scope and structure of the EEAG
  • Common assessment principles
  • State aid for energy infrastructure
  • When to notify? Notification process in practice
  • Different groups involved in the assessment and notification process

Sam Bright, Lawyer, Coal Project Lead, ClientEarth, London

14:30 Granting Aid in Compliance with the General Block Exemption Regulation
  • Funding for energy and environmental protection in compliance with GBER
  • Incentive effect, eligible costs, aid amount and intensities
  • Formal and procedural requirements

Christos Peolidis, Case Handler, Access to finance, R&D&I and Environment, DG Competition, European Commission, Brussels

15:15

Coffee Break

15:45

Practical Examples & Group Work on State Aid Measures in the Energy Sector

Sam Bright, Lawyer, Coal Project Lead, ClientEarth, London

17:15 End of Day 1
 

Day 2: Friday, 26 October 2018
   
09:00

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

Matt Wieckowski, Case Handler - State Aid - Rapporteur, Unit B2 – State aid / Energy and environment, DG Competition, European Commission, Brussels

10:00

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

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

10:45 Coffee Break
11:15

Practical Session: Examples of Effective Energy Efficiency Financing

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

Dörte Fouquet, Partner, Becker Büttner Held, Brussels

12:30

Lunch Break

13:30 State Aid & Environmental Taxes
  • Reductions from environmental taxes and from funding support for renewables

Christos Peolidis, Case Handler, Access to finance, R&D&I and Environment, DG Competition, European Commission, Brussels

14:15

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

15:00

Coffee Break

15:30

Practical Application and Case Studies: State Aid for Renewables

Karel Bourgeois, Counsel, EU Competition Practice, Allen & Overy, Brussels

16:45 Final Q&A and End of the Training






*Programme may be subject to change.

 

 

 

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