Tuesday 5 June 2018

13:00 Registration and welcome coffee
14:00 Introduction and welcome to Power of Heat Annual Conference
Opening remarks: Margherita Adragna, Chair, COGEN Europe
Keynote speech: Zhecho Stankov, Deputy Minister of Energy, Republic of Bulgaria
  Keynote speech: Paul Hodson, Head of Unit Energy Efficiency, DG Energy, European Commission
14:45 Session 1: EU Policy - Unlocking the business case for the energy transition

EU policy has a leading role to play in making the energy transition an economic success for Europe. We need to meet the targets of the Paris Agreement, while boosting economic growth, creating jobs and keeping an eye on the budget. With negotiations on the Clean Energy Package being conducted under the Bulgarian Presidency of the EU, this session will explore the key issues at stake in ensuring an effective energy transition.

ModeratorFrédéric Simon, Editor, EURACTIV

Keynote Introduction:

  • Benedek Jávor, Member of the European Parliament, Greens/EFA

Panel Debate:

  • Benedek Jávor, Member of the European Parliament, Greens/EFA
  • Karlis Goldstein, Policy Officer, DG Energy, European Commission
  • Eva Hennig, Chair of Distribution Committee, Eurogas/Thüga
  • Peter Botschek, Director Climate Action & Energy, CEFIC
  • Kamila Waciega, Chair Energy Policy Working Group, COGEN Europe
16:15 Coffee break
16:45 Session 2: Energy future - Hot debate and powerful ideas

We are in the midst of profound transformation of the energy system, as EU and national efforts are geared towards ensuring that Europe has secure, affordable and climate-friendly energy. It is clear today that business as usual is not a choice, if Europe wants to take the lead in realising the Paris Agreement objectives. Unidimensional and siloed solutions may get us to the destination, but will fall short of delivering affordable and secure energy to Europe’s citizens and industry. Only an integrated approach to the energy system and a mix of energy efficiency and renewable energy promises to provide the right balance between ambition, cost and security of supply. Bringing together thought leaders from policy, industry and academia, Session 2 will piece together the big picture energy future, shedding light on sectoral integration of heat, electricity and gas infrastructures and markets.

ModeratorFrédéric Simon, Editor, EURACTIV

Keynote Introduction:

  • Tudor Constantinescu, Principal Adviser to Director-General for Energy, DG Energy, European Commission

 Panel debate:

  • Christoph Jugel, Director Energy Systems, German Energy Agency (dena)
  • Max Fette, Research Associate, Fraunhofer IFAM
  • Luca Maria Rossi, Vice President, Industrial & Product Management at Baker Hughes, a GE company
  • Eva Hoos, Policy Officer for Energy Efficiency, DG Energy, European Commission
  • Jorgo Chatzimarkakis, Secretary General, Hydrogen Europe
18:00 End of Day 1 sessions
19:00 Festive celebration of 25th anniversary of COGEN Europe at Chalet Robinson
19:00 Welcome Cocktail (sponsored by Centrax Gas Turbines)
20:00 COGEN Europe Recognition Awards Ceremony

Keynote Speech:

  • Peter Kouroumbashev, Member of the European Parliament, Socialists and Democrats

Master of Ceremonies:

  • Hans Korteweg, Managing Director, COGEN Europe
20:45 COGEN Europe Gala Dinner (sponsored by AB)
23:00 End of gala dinner


Wednesday 6 June 2018

08:30  Welcome coffee                              
09:00 Introductory speeches
  Keynote presentation: New Vision of COGEN Europe by Hans Korteweg, Managing Director, COGEN Europe
  Keynote speech: Dominique Ristori, Director General, DG Energy, European Commission
09:45 Session 3: Cogeneration in Europe - Trends and market outlook

The cogeneration sector in Europe is very diverse. Not only does the situation vary in every country, each segment, from large scale to micro cogeneration, has its specific profile. Against this backdrop, trends in the cogeneration landscape will be looked upon and a market outlook for the different segments will be provided.

Moderator: Alexandra Tudoroiu, Regulatory Affairs Manager, COGEN Europe

Keynote Introductions:

  • Senne Gabriels, Director, COGEN Flanders
  • Lukáš Jančok, Power Engineering Specialist, TEDOM

 Panel debate:

  • Darius Maikstenas, CEO, Lietuvos energija
  • Nick Keramidas, EU Affairs Director, Mytilineos
  • Lukáš Jančok, Power Engineering Specialist, TEDOM
  • Senne Gabriels, Director, COGEN Flanders
11:15 Coffee break
11:45 Session 4: Changing business models for cogeneration?

The economics of cogeneration are impacted by a variety of factors, including developments in energy markets, policy and regulatory conditions related to energy, climate and the environment, and, ultimately, the needs of the energy customer. Session 4 will explore how the business case for cogeneration has been changing, taking into account the wider investment environment and impacts of EU and national legislation and funding opportunities. Different perspectives will be provided by financiers, cogeneration project developers, policy officials and customers.

ModeratorSimon Minett, Managing Director, Challoch Energy

Keynote Introductions:

  • Simon Minett, Managing Director, Challoch Energy
  • Konstantinos Kavvadias, Project Officer, Joint Research Centre, European Commission

 Panel debate:

  • Guido de Wilt, Policy Officer, European Commission
  • Joost Declerck, Promotor Energy Efficiency, Belfius
  • Wouter Koopman, EU Affairs Manager Gas and LNG, Shell
  • Susanna Siira, Director Market development, Wärtsilä Energy Solutions
  • Konstantinos Kavvadias, Project Officer, Joint Research Centre, European Commission
13:00 PresentationGas engines combining efficiency and flexibility to enable more renewables by Burak Ozsoylu, Head of Marketing, GE Distributed Power
13:15 Closing remarks
13:30 Lunch
14:30 Session 5: Local energy revolution - Powered by the people (EUSEW 2018 session - supported by the PACE project)

Decentralised efficient and renewable energy has the power to put consumers at the centre of the energy transition. Democratising energy will ensure householders and small business can benefit from secure, clean and affordable heat and electricity. While increasingly appealing, becoming a prosumer is still restricted by persistent regulatory and market barriers. Tackling barriers along with reducing product cost will ensure accessibility for all consumers to innovative on-site energy solutions, including small/micro-CHP, PV, heat pumps, solar thermal. Combined with smart grids deployment, demand response and building efficiency improvements, decentralised energy will ensure a flexible, decarbonised and cost-effective energy transition.

This session is organised in the framework of the EU Sustainable Energy Week 2018 and is supported by the PACE project, Pathway to a Competitive European Fuel Cell micro-Cogeneration Market, a project co-funded by the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking. This session is open to the general public and free of charge. Register HERE for this session.

Moderator: Diarmaid Williams, Editor, Decentralized Energy

Keynote Introduction:

  • Kathleen Van Brempt, Member of the European Parliament, Socialists and Democrats

Keynote Presentation:

  • Jeremy Harrison, Principal Analyst, Delta-ee

 Panel debate:

  • Antonio Aguilo Rullan, Policy Officer, Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking
  • Thomas Nowak, Secretary-General, European Heat Pump Association
  • Aurélie Beauvais, Policy Director, SolarPower Europe
  • Mike Small, Chair of Micro-CHP Working Group, COGEN Europe
  • Oliver Rapf, Executive Director, Buildings Performance Institute Europe
  • Jeremy Harrison, Delta-ee
16:15 Farewell coffee
17:00 End of the Power of Heat Annual Conference

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