QED Conference - EU Energy Infrastructure

23 April 2012, 14.30 – 18.30

Stanhope Hotel, Rue du Commerce 9, 1000 Brussels


Panel 1 – Europe’s energy infrastructure needs


How can we create single European energy network? How do we identify projects of common interest? Technological developments (transmission, distribution, storage and demand side management). New challenges such as electrical vehicles. Smart grids.


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Speaker line-up

Catharina Sikow-Magny Deputy Head of Unit B1, DG ENER, Networks & Regional Initiatives, European Commission

Stefan Dohler Head of Business Division Asset Optimisation and Trading, Vattenfall

Dominique Woitrin Director, CREG - Commission de Régulation de l'Electricité et du Gaz, Belgium

Antonella Battaglini Executive Director, RGI - Renwables-Grid-Initiative

Moderator: Arno Behrens Head of Energy & Research Fellow, CEPS


Panel 2 – Permitting and financing energy infrastructure projects


How do we make permitting procedures shorter and more efficient? Best practices. Difficulties with exiting granting procedures. How should projects of common interest be financed? Cost allocation for cross-border projects.


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Speaker line-up

António Fernando Correia de Campos MEP, Rapporteur ITRE Committee

David Halldearn Policy Advisor, CEER

Rudi Peters Value Chain Marketing Manager, Borealis, Member of Europacable

Dimitrios Chaniotis Manager System Development, ENTSO-E

Prof Dr. Christian von Hirschhausen Technische Universität Berlin and Deutsches Institut fur Wirtschaftsforschung

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