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The Baltic and Northern European states are undergoing major changes, brought about by political and economic changes. Growing demand and an ageing of markets makes this an exciting region for investment. This event looks at the region in regards to the changes that are occurring within its energy markets, It will examine the privatisation initiatives being used to attract investment to the energy markets. It will also look at the impact of the nuclear power providers and their impact on the fair operation of the market.

Conference programme

8:30 Registration and Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Peter Biltoft-Jensen

Peter Biltoft-Jensen, Secretary - General, Association of Natural Gas Companies of Baltic Sea Region

9:10 DEVELOPMENT OF GAS AND ELECTRICITY IN THE BALTIC SEA REGION

Peter Biltoft-Jensen

Peter Biltoft-Jensen, Secretary - General, Association of Natural Gas Companies of Baltic Sea Region

  • Gas for power production
  • Infrastructure developments
  • Security of supply
  • Energy factor and EU
  • 9:40 REGULATION IN ESTONIA

    Mart Ots

    Mart Ots, Director General, Estonian Energy Market Inspectorate

  • An overview of Estonian current regulation system
  • Updating the regulation system
  • The level of liberalising the energy market in Estonia
  • Specifics of Estonian regulations compared to other Baltic states
  • Main obstacles on the way of liberalisation, how to avoid them
  • Energy business under new regulations
  • 10:20 LITHUANIAN ENERGY SECTOR: STRUCTURE AND ISSUES

    Vidmantas Jankauskas

    Vidmantas Jankauskas, Chairman, National Control Commission for Energy Prices and Energy Activities

  • Restructuring of the vertically integrated monopolies
  • Development and implementation of new laws in the sector
  • Strengthening of the energy regulator
  • Implementation of the EU Electricity and Gas Directives
  • Nuclear and other issues joining EU
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 Cooperation in the Nordic and Baltic countries

    Pentti Janhunen

    Pentti Janhunen, Managing Director, Fincopower.com

  • New portal for energy distribution sector
  • Services available in the portal
  • Cooperation in the Nordic and Baltic countries (network standards etc)
  • 12:00 LEGAL FRAMEWORK FOR RESTRUCTURING AND PRIVATISING OF THE ENERGY SECTOR IN LITHUANIA

    Dr Dalia Foigt

    Dr Dalia Foigt, Senior Partner, Reglija

    12:40 Lunch

    13:40 RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES IN A LIBERALISED ENERGY MARKET

    Villu Vares

    Villu Vares, Head of the Laboratory of Energy Economy and Planning, Estonian Energy Research Institute

  • Estimation of RES resources -wood fuel -solid waste energy -wind energy -hydro energy
  • Current level of utilisation
  • Baltic experience
  • Conclusions
  • 14:20 THE SITUATION IN THE DISTRICT HEATING SECTOR IN THE REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA

    Vytautas Stasiunas

    Vytautas Stasiunas, President, Lithuanian District Heating Association (LDHA)

    15:00 Afternoon Tea

    15:20 KAUNO ENERGIJA (KEC) POSITION IN LITHUANIAN ENERGY MARKET

    Rimantas Bakas

    Rimantas Bakas, Project Manager, Kauno Energija

  • New management structure
  • Internal recourses for cost reduction
  • District heating system efficiency and energy market
  • New relation with consumers
  • Alternatives for traditional fuels
  • Environmental advantages

    Strategy for future

  • 16:00 ELECTRIC INDUSTRY OVERVIEW

    Jonas Akelis

    Jonas Akelis, Partner, Arthur Andersen

  • Electric industry in the Baltic states
  • Need for reorganisation
  • Recommendations for developments
  • Separation of generation from transmission
  • A move towards privatisation:privatizing elements of generation, distribution and supply
  • Establishing separate regional distribution and supply companies
  • 16:40 WAYS OF WINNING AND RETAINING CUSTOMERS IN A NEW BALTIC REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT

    Alexander Levinsonas

    Alexander Levinsonas, Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers

    17:20 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Re-registration and Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Vytautas Stasiunas

    Vytautas Stasiunas, President, Lithuanian District Heating Association (LDHA)

    9:10 IGNALINA NUCLEAR POWER PLANT

    Arturas Dainius

    Arturas Dainius, Vice - Minister of Economy, Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Lithuania

  • Lithuania – a net exporter of electricity
  • Ignalina npp: present situation and future perspectives
  • Decommissioning projects
  • Investment projects for modernisation of existing facilities
  • Environmentally safe and cost effective manner
  • Tendering for investments – current stage of matters
  • 9:40 LATVENERGO

    Karlis Mikelsons

    Karlis Mikelsons, President, Latvenergo

  • Historical background
  • Interconnection with neighbouring state companies
  • Impact of privatisation policy
  • Future strategy and expectations
  • 10:20 ESTONIAN ENERGY

    Peep Soone

    Peep Soone, CFO National Grid, Eesti Energia

  • Overview of the Estonian energy system
  • The historical background
  • Vertical integration in the electricity industry in Estonia – Eesti Energia AS
  • National Grid
  • Transmission tariffs
  • The benefits of co-operation between neighbouring state companies

    Future developments

  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 AB LIETUVOS DUJOS EXPERIENCE

    Rimas Masalskas

    Rimas Masalskas, Chief Executive International Relations, Lietuvos Dujos

  • Lietuvos Dujos- 92 percent state-owned company
  • Reorganization of Lietuvos Dujos
  • Natural gas pipelines in Lithuania
  • Plans for privatization
  • Additional pipelines $ 60 million project, companies involved

    Anyksciai-Utena gas main

  • Gas distribution system in Klaipeda

    Strategy for the future

  • 12:00 NATURAL GAS INDUSTRY IN LATVIA

    Andra Jesinska

    Andra Jesinska, Head of International Department, Latvijas Gaze

  • Gas market development in Latvia
  • Privatization issues
  • Restructuring of JSC “Latvijas Gâze”
  • Development of new projects
  • Latvian underground gas storage potential and its development
  • Future strategy and integration into European gas networks
  • 12:40 Lunch

    13:40 ELECTRICITY AND GAS LIBERALISATION

    Robert Young

    Robert Young, Director, LECG

  • Overview of the current situation
  • Analysis of the new energy initiatives in the Baltic countries
  • New challenges
  • Benefits for new entrants
  • 14:20 CASE STUDY: MAZEIKIU NAFTA

    Ronald A Majors

    Ronald A Majors, General Director, Williams Lietuva MAZEIKIU NAFTA

    15:00 Afternoon Tea

    15:20 CASE STUDY. GOTEBORG ENERGI

    Kjell Eriksson

    Kjell Eriksson, Managing Director, Goteborg Energi International

  • Energy supply shortages
  • Outlook on energy production as a whole
  • Environmental benefits
  • Saving energy
  • New goals for the company
  • Relations and interconnections with other Baltic Sea countries.
  • 16:00 ENERGY CO-OPERATION IN THE BALTIC STATES

    Dr Joachim Hockertz

    Dr Joachim Hockertz, Head of Ruhrgas Liaison Offices in Riga and Tallinn, Ruhrgas Energie Beteilingungs (RGE)

    16:40 CASE STUDY: AGA INTERNATIONAL

    Povilas Pauparas

    Povilas Pauparas, Safety, Environment and Quality Manager AGA Baltics, AGA UAB

  • Overview of international activities
  • Operations in the Baltic region
  • Transportation issues (infrastructure, safety)
  • Environmental issues
  • Improvement of working environment
  • Business opportunities in the region
  • 17:20 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

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