4th Annual Capacity Mechanisms Forum

17 — 18 September, 2020 Prague

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Key facts

Date: 17 — 18 September, 2020

Place: Prague

Conference Overview

In order to maintain a high level of security of supply, capacity mechanisms are proposed as a measure to ensure the desired supply level by encouraging investments from both supply and demand side.

Since more renewables are integrated into the grid, closer regional and European integration must grow at the same level as Renewable energy. Reality shows that renewables are growing faster and there is still the need for better investment in grid infrastructure. Since only 5 percent of EU investment can cover the needs, companies have to find smart methods in order to ensure stable growth of the grid.

A number of EU Member States have voiced concerns that electricity supplies may be unable to meet demand as a result of insufficient investment and due to market uncertainties and regulatory interventions. On this stage Capacity Mechanisms are chosen as additional tool to reduce the investment gap, support market and solve an issue of „missing money“.

If properly designed, Capacity Mechanisms will help to solve distortion of competition, deliver energy security and guarantee such stable delivery for the future. Capacity Mechanisms can help companies to adapt to new market reality and improve return on their investment.

This year, our conference will have a good mix of TSO’s representatives, energy regulators, consulting companies, etc. 

Our speakers will reveal the updates and future challenges on the Capacity Market and the block of regional case studies will help you to learn more about different capacity mechanisms and its implementation.

Attendees will have the opportunity of networking with experts in the field while learning and sharing analytical views of the topic address the main changes and regulatory recommendations for capacity mechanism with Industry leaders, transmission system operators, representatives of DSOs, professionals from governments and researchers.

Key topics

  • The latest developments on capacity mechanisms from a European perspective
  • European Resource Adequacy Assessment: Towards the Implementation of the Clean Energy Package
  • Evolution of the French capacity mechanisms
  • Evolution of CRMs in the US
  • Developing common rules for cross border participation
  • Adapting strategic reserves to the requirements in the Electricity Regulation
  • Overview of recent capacity auction results
  • Evolution and Status on the Portuguese CRM within the Iberian Markets
  • Updates on the Danish electricity Market
  • Status on the Belgian CRM with a focus on the least-cost design approach followed
  • Great Britain’s Capacity Market: challenges & opportunities
  • Observations on the proposed Greek capacity mechanism

Who should attend

CEOs | CIOs| VPs | CTOs| Directors| Department Heads| Technical Analysts| Research Engineers |Specialists| Government officers specializing in:

  • Electricity capacity
  • Transmission Operations
  • Power plants marketing & business development
  • Power generation
  • Capacity & Demand Response
  • Renewable Energy Resources
  • Peak Load Control
  • Distributed Energy resources
  • Energy regulations
  • Energy storage
  • Smart Grids
  • Market Analysis and Products
  • Risk controlling/management

Event Speakers

Dr. Dmitri Perekhodtsev

Vice President

FTI Compass Lexecon

Gatis Junghans

Member of the management board


Michele Governatori


European Energy Retailers

Chris Thackeray

Capacity Market Delivery Manager

National Grid

Matt Wieckowski

Case Handler

DG Comp, European Commission

Filipe Matias Santos

Director of Legal / ERSE / Legal Affairs Committee Member

Council of European Energy Regulators (CEER)

Lazaros Exizidis

Market Modelling and Adequacy Specialist


Britta Thomsen

Member of the Board


Ollie Power

Senior Policy Advisor

UK Government’s Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

Wil Knight

Policy Officer

Capacity Market UK Government’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Cédric Leonard

Head of capacity market and demand side management


Zane Abolina

Head of Regulatory Affairs

AS “Augstsprieguma tīkls”

Andrius Venckūnas

Legal Councel


Fabio Bulgarelli

Head of Regulatory Affairs


Andrew Chattrabhuti

Partner and Owner

ESP Consulting

Vassilis Triantafyllos


Legal and Regulatory Issues Department at Independent Power Transmission Operator ADMIE

Nicola Pesaresi

Head of Unit at DG Comp

European Commission

Jens Mosselmans

Local Partner

Public and Regulatory at NautaDutilh

Bert D’hondt


Public and Regulatory at NautaDutilh

Michal Motylewski

Managing Councel


Event location

The Conference will be taking place at Hotel Grandium Prague

Politických vězňů 913/12, Prague, Czechia

Hotel website

Companies attending the conference

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