2nd Annual Capacity Mechanisms Forum

11 — 12 January, 2018 Prague

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Key facts

Date: 11 — 12 January, 2018

Place: Prague

Conference Overview

Renewables, such as wind, are too geographically specific or difficult to convert to be economically viable, and all suffer from problems of intermittency. Current challenges necessitates realignment of existing transmission grid.

The growing penetration of intermittent renewable resources is leading to concerns regarding the security of supply and generation adequacy in the European Union. It has become clear that despite current overcapacity in the EU as a whole, there are widespread concerns that insufficient generation capacity will remain in the market or be available in the future to ensure adequate security of supply.

Capacity Mechanisms were designed by number of European countries in order to ensure that electricity supply can match demand and potential black-outs are prevented. It becomes important to ensure that Member States are able to adjust their Capacity Mechanisms according to the state aid guidelines and guarantee that Capacity Mechanisms are here to stay.

Key topics

  • Analysis of Winter Package and further requirements
  • Examining the need for Capacity Mechanisms
  • Impact of competition between capacity providers
  • How Capacity Mechanisms interact with market?
  • Overview of national legislations and its interference with market
  • Surplus capacity analysis and key elements for CM design
  • Analysis of changed wholesale market revenues
  • Learning of short term and long-run concerns of missing money problem
  • Impact of Cross-Border participation in Capacity Mechanims
  • Examining the role of Demand Response
  • The ways to guarantee the security of electricity supply
  • Impact of RESe penetration on flexibility
  • Sufficient ways to ensure the investment needed

Who should attend

VPs, Directors, Heads, Managers, Advisors, Analyst, Experts of:

  • Market Department
  • Capacity & Demand Response
  • Smart Grids
  • R&D and Innovation
  • Market Analysis and Products
  • Project management
  • Risk controlling/management
  • Origination Strategy Development
  • Market monitoring
  • Operations
  • Coordination of market analysis
  • Power plants marketing & business development
  • Regulation analysis

Event Speakers

Alistair Green

Owner and Director

ESP Consulting

Michele Governatori

Head of Public and Regulatory Affairs


Grzegorz Wilinski

Director of Economic Analysis Office


Charlotte Renaud

Advisor Wholesale Market Integration and Design


Colas Chabanne

Head of Capacity & Demand Response Market Design


Chris Thackeray

Capacity Market Delivery Manager

National Grid

Pekka Vile

Senior Analyst


Ivan Androcec

Sector Head - Strategy and Development Department

HEP - Hrvatska elektroprivreda d.d.

Robin McCornick

Director of Operations, Planning & Innovation


Jamie Carstairs

Managing Director

Linfall Consulting

Patrik Buijs

Head of Adequacy & Economic Studies


David Luke Oates


The Brattle Group



Senior Director of Regulatory Affiairs

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