3rd Annual Energy Cross-Border Trading and Balancing Market Forum

11 — 12 January, 2018 Prague

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Key facts

Date: 11 — 12 January, 2018

Place: Prague

Conference Overview

Renewables has many advantages but they also have substantial limitations and drawbacks. As the self-consumption rapidly increases, small storage will be installed on distribution grids, creating pressure on TSOs and potentially increasing the prices for consumers buying electricity from the grid.
Other challenges, such as troubling transmission congestion, locational price spikes, dependability of maintaining system or efficiency of market – these all creates uncertainties in the energy industry.

It becomes important to address remaining major distortions to efficient cross-border trade and what needs to be done about them. Different approaches to network charges, congestion management, balancing, caps on spot prices has to be analyzed at various levels.

Future demands will change the requirements of Cross-Border Trading and Balancing. Long-term trends relating to the prosumer, electrification of vehicles, electrification of heat demand and introduction of smart meters which will affect what we want from the wholesale markets will relate to current and challenges in the energy power market.

Key topics

Cross-Border markets across the market timeframes
Overview of new projects and its impact on flexibility
Examine the ways for faster market access
What are the innovations in balancing and flexibility?
Hear about legal developments in electrical energy field
Analysis of optimal bidding zone design
Discuss about harmonization of national rules
The optimality and harmonization of bidding zones
Outcomes of system vulnerability and lack of return on investment
Readiness for digitalization of the power system
Examine flow-based capacity calculation methodology for day-ahead trading in the CWE
Analyse the ways to ensure frequency quality of the transmission system
Overview of changes in the regulatory framework of electricity markets
Overcome challenges for harmonization and integration

Who should attend

VPs, General Managers, Directors, Heads, Managers of:
Ancillary Services
Nominated electricity market operators
Energy suppliers
Cross Border Trade Development
Energy Management
Grid Access and Development
Power Operators
Origination Continental Power
System Development advisor
Electricity Network and Market TF
Trading and Portfolio optimization

Event Speakers

Stephen Woodhouse

Director of Market Design


Laurent Schmitt

General Secretary


Roberto Zangrandi

Secretary General


Philippe Vassilopoulos

Head of Product Design

Epex spot

Helene Robaye

Head of Regulation & Market Design


Erik Rakhou

Member of the Board


Sebastian Ziegler

Energy Market Development


Nicolas Roger-Machart

Senior Legal Advisor


Gatis Junghans

Member of the management board


Paul Giesbert

Head of Advisor Market Policies & Regulatory Affairs


Derek Bunn

Professor of Decision Sciences, Management Science and Operations

London Business School

Pieter Schavemaker

Principal Consultant


Hans Vandenbroucke

Head of Belgian Market Model


Paul de Wit

Senior Advisor Regulatory Affairs


Dmitri Perekhodtsev

Vice President

FTI Compass Lexecon

Robin Cohen

Vice President

Charles River Associates

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