5th Annual Energy Cross-Border Trading And Balancing Market Forum

5th Annual Energy Cross-Border
Trading And Balancing
Market Forum

January 16th-17th, 2020

Cross-border trading and balancing is about building an internal energy market that allows countries to share their power re-sources and balance the increasing demands. In the first quarter of 2019, the European Parliament came to the approval of the final four elements of energy regulatory proposal from European Commission, which completes the Clean Energy Package. The new rules encourage the free trade of energy and foster the deployment of renewables towards the climate objective and an integrated energy market initiative. However, it has also raised concerns about the obligations TSOs should, market distortions and failures due to variety of practices in local markets.

The event discusses the legal frameworks that benefit market attendants, provides an overview of the current energy balancing and trading market design with a set of performance criteria for evaluation, presents the review and explanation of capacity calculation and sector coupling method following the new regulatory framework.

Industry leaders, transmission system operators, electricity producers, NEMOs, energy officers and researchers will join an open discussion about related topics, address the main changes in market coupling, power system flexibility and the congestion management.

Attendees will have the opportunity of networking with experts in the field while learning and sharing analytical views of the main Energy cross-border trading and balancing.

Key practical learning points of the summit

  • Updates on Clean Energy Package implementation
  • Bidding and trading behaviours and REMIT’s view on market
  • How does the PX product design adapts to in the market needs
  • Geographical granularity of day-ahead and intraday markets
  • Spot power markets: how are they evolving in a very dynamic landscape?
  • Review on TERRE, MARI and Picasso projects
  • Co-optimised allocation process of cross zonal capacity for the exchange of balancing capacity
  • Forecasting Imbalances and Imbalance Prices
  • How to achieve an efficient capacity calculation in the new context of the Clean Energy Package?
  • Current and future implementation of CACM regulation
  • Trading and balancing in 2025-2030
  • European network codes – what are the key issues for 2020 to support the energy

Who should attend

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

  • Electric transmission
  • Energy market development
  • Clean energy
  • Electricity balancing
  • Distributed energy resources
  • Transmission System Operations
  • Power Trading and exchange
  • Renewable energy generation
  • Transmission System
  • Electricity production
  • Energy Economics
  • Power operations
  • New energy infrastructure

Target audience

  • Transmission System Operators (TSOs)
  • Independent System Operators (ISOs)
  • Regional Transmission Organizations (RTOs)
  • Electricity Producers
  • Power Trading Companies
  • Power Exchanges
  • Regulators
  • Consultancies, Solution Provider companies and Cable Companies

Cross-border market policies and regulations

  • Energy storage facilities under the Clean Energy Package
  • Status update on capacity calculation methodologies and regulation in the Nordics

Industry view on challenges and perspectives

  • Bidding and trading behaviours and REMIT’s view on market
  • Lessons learned from Flow Based Market Coupling in CWE
  • Challenges of organized markets in the context of the EU 2030 goals
  • How does the PX product design adapts to in the market needs
  • Trading and balancing in 2025-2030

Day-ahead and intraday market integration

  • Geographical granularity of day-ahead and intraday markets
  • Why we need Nodal Modelling and how it could further enhance the operation of Zonal Markets in Europe. The Cases of Germany & Italy
  • Spot power markets: how are they evolving in a very dynamic landscape?
  • Perspectives of the nodal pricing in Europe.

Balancing market integration

  • Co-optimised allocation process of cross zonal capacity for the exchange of balancing capacity
  • Forecasting Imbalances and Imbalance Prices
  • Review on TERRE and Picasso projects
  • Review of XBID after 2nd wave go live

Capacity allocation and congestion management

  • Cross-zonal relations with third countries: exporting CACM rules beyond EU borders
  • How to achieve an efficient capacity calculation in the new context of the Clean Energy Package?
  • Current and future implementation of CACM regulation

Silver Sponsor: UNICORN


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Event Schedule
Event Speakers
Day 1 :
8:50 Opening Address from the Chairman
9:00 Speed Networking
9:20 CASE STUDY | Updates on Clean Energy Package implementation
9:50 CASE STUDY | Sector coupling 2.0: Power to Gas towards EU Decarbonisation initiatives
11:00 CASE STUDY | Bidding and trading behaviours and REMIT’s view on market
11:40 CASE STUDY | Lessons learned from Flow Based Market Coupling in CWE
12:20 PANEL DISCUSSION | Energy cross-border trading and balancing after Brexit?
14:00 CASE STUDY | How does the PX product design adapts to in the market needs
14:40 CASE STUDY | Cross-border risk hedging opportunities
15:20 CASE STUDY | Geographical granularity of day-ahead and intraday markets
16:30 CASE STUDY | Why we need Nodal Modelling and how it could further enhance the operation of Zonal Markets in Europe. The Cases of Germany & Italy.
17:10 CASE STUDY | Spot power markets: how are they evolving in a very dynamic landscape?
17:50 17:50 PANEL DISCUSSION | Perspectives of the nodal pricing in Europe.
18:30 Chairman‘s Closing Remarks
19:00 Evening Drinks Reception
Day 2 :
  • Head of Advisor Market Policies & Regulatory Affairs | Statkraft
  • Alternate member of the Board of Appeal of EU Agency at ACER / Management consultant at Baringa Partners
  • Head of Energy Trading Department at BDEW
  • Enforcement Specialist Official at Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM)
  • Senior Commercial & Regulatory Advisor at Eleclink
  • Senior Consultant at Unicorn Solutions
  • Market Design and Regulatory Affairs | RWE
  • Principal Consultant | E-Bridge
    Dr. Pieter Schavemaker, Managing Director of E-Bridge Consulting B.V., has worked in the energy sector for more than 20 years. Pieter has a varied experience as assistant professor at the Delft University of Technology, with a large manufacturer of power system equipment (ABB), with a Transmission System Operator (Tennet TSO), and as a consultant. During the past years, Pieter was heavily involved in the international work on the boundary between system operations and the electricity market. Pieter is one of the founding fathers of the CWE Flow-based Market Coupling that is currently in operation. Pieter holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Power Systems from Delft University of Technology, received his Didactic Qualification for University Education from Delft University of Technology, and is a certified PRINCE2® Practitioner. Pieter Schavemaker is author of the book ‘Electrical Power System Essentials’, published by Wiley.
  • Senior Economist | Energinet.dk
    Ulrik is an expert in applied microeconomics, power system economics and power markets in particular, with in-depth power system knowledge, gained from 15 years in the business. Along his current position as senior economist in the market department of the Danish transmission system operator for electricity, Energinet, he has devoted himself to training in energy markets and power system economics for the past 4 years. Before joining Energinet in 2012, he spend 5 years as a consultant in the consultancy Copenhagen Economics, providing expert advice and support based on his economic expertise to clients within the energy sector, ranging from energy utilities to the European Commission. As a consultant Ulrik developed unique communication and presentation skills, which in particular have been put in to work at university and in training of energy sector staff. His track record in electricity sector spans a broad scope of power system management issues. He has particular interest in: ¥ Market based congestion management and market integration of regional whole sale power markets. He heads a Nordic project group with the responsibility of delivering a proposal for flow based market coupling (variant of nodal pricing/locational marginal pricing) to the Nordic energy regulators in 2017. ¥ Grid tariff design with special focus on economic efficient incentives to users of the electricity grid. He is key expert in a team currently considering a new cost efficient design for using of the transmission electricity grid in Denmark ¥ Wheeling design – or inter TSO compensation, as it is called in Europe. As a consultant he supported the corporation of European TSO’s (ENTSOe) in designing a new efficient compensation methodology in order for TSO’s to receive compensation for costs incurred as a result of hosting transit flows of electricity on their network. ¥ Market based integration of electricity from intermittent renewable sources. In particular design of power markets and support schemes (or PPA’s) for renewable energy to be in line with the dynamics of the power system. He has experience with efficient integration of intermittent electricity from of renewable energy sources (RES-e) in the Danish power system, characterised by very high shares of intermittent RES-e He develops and delivers training in different topics within power system economics and power market, predominantly tailored tuition for clients as transmissions system operators, energy regulators, energy consultancies and universities.
  • Vice President | FTI Compass Lexecon
    Dr. Dmitri Perekhodtsev is a Vice President at FTI Compass Lexecon. His professional practice focuses on economic aspects of regulation and competition cases in the European Energy Sector. Dmitri has advised European national regulators, power exchanges, TSOs, and major energy companies on issues related to analyses of competitiveness and abuse of market power in the wholesale electricity markets, development of efficient design of electricity markets, including electricity balancing markets and markets for transmission congestion, developing models of cross-border capacity allocation in the context of electricity markets integration initiatives in the Continental Europe, monitoring of electricity markets and developing regulatory incentive mechanisms for transmission development.
  • Head of Product Design | Epex spot
  • Director of Market Design | Poyry
    Stephen Woodhouse is Pöyry’s Director, responsible for digital transformation across the engineering and consulting group. Stephen has twenty years’ experience in the energy business, specialising in the changing energy markets and the strategic response of commercial players. He led Pöyry\'s global work on energy market design for many years, and is internationally recognised as an expert in energy market reform. He contributes to the global and EU debates on appropriate market designs for decarbonisation, flexibility, capacity, and network access. Stephen has led national programmes for market reform on several occasions, and has worked on electricity markets in around 30 countries. Before joining Pöyry in 1999, he worked as an economic modeller for the UK electricity regulator Ofgem, working on market design, and previously as a transport consultant working on global aviation emissions modelling and high-speed rail projects. Stephen has an MA in Economics from the University of Cambridge. He is an inspirational conference speaker and has published numerous papers on electricity market design.
  • Principal Consultant | DNV GL
    With 30 years of experience as consultant and research economist within the electricity industry, Jørgen is recognised as an expert in electricity market design, -regulation and -analysis. He has broad and deep experience with challenges that are of vital importance for energy companies, large energy customers and relevant authorities. With both a Master of Science degree in Business and a Cand. Oecon. degree in Economics from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH), he also offer highly relevant and tested skills to help companies and authorities develop their strategies and operations further. He is currently assisting the Norwegian Regulatory Authority for Energy with two key projects; Heading a group of experts to advice the NRA on how to organise coordination of power system operation among different system operators (DSOs and TSO), and a consultation with trading companies on how to understand the definition of inside information in the physical power market. A major milestone in 2018 was assisting Agder Energi and Nord Pool in detailing the market design for Nodes – a generic market platform for local flexibility.
  • Vice President, Solutions (EMEA) | Energy Exemplar
    Dr. Papadopoulos has 30+ years full Research & Academic experience accompanied with a related multiyear Industrial and Business Development experience in the wider Energy Technologies & Energy Markets Sectors and in particular in the fields of Oil, Natural Gas, Alternative Fuels, Thermo-Fluids & Power: -Technology Management & Economics -Applied Engineering and Financial Mathematics & Computing -Operational Research -Fundamental & Legal Metrology -Measurements\\\' Management (Smart/Intelligent/Complex) -Demand Forecasting -Supply Chains & Physical/Financial Assets & Portfolios Valuation, Optimisation & Hedging -Corporates\\\' Uncertainty/Risk Analysis, Modeling and Data Quality Management Expert He currently Leads the Solution Team across the EMEA region to support the end to end process from presales, sales through to training and implementation of customer focused product solutions, as well as New Businesses, innovation in New products and New services development and execution for the region, managing key customer relationships and participating in the closure of strategic opportunities.
  • Director Central European Markets | Nord Pool AS
    Pietro is the Director for Central European Markets and responsible for expanding Nord Pool’s business across Europe and creating greater value for its customers. The Central European markets currently cover seven countries—Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland. Nord Pool has been present in Germany since 2006, in the Intraday market and other services around the trading. It is now planning to offer the rest of the spot power market offering in all the Central European markets. Pietro has a professional background in international business, and the public and academic sectors, particularly relevant to the energy and power trading environment and to his role at Nord Pool. He has studied management engineering and economics at Politecnico di Milano in Italy and at Ecole Polytechnique in France and pursued postgraduate business and government studies at Harvard University in the USA. Pietro has lived in 7 countries so far. You may address him in Norwegian in the longer run, but for now it is easier to choose among English, German, French, Italian or Greek (you can try some Spanish and Russian, too). Joined Nord Pool: 2016
  • Director of European & Public Affairs | OMIE
    Rafael González is Industrial Engineer and holds a Ph.D. by the Politécnica University of Madrid (UPM). He is lecturer and researcher in the Energy Engineering Department of the UPM and other Spanish universities and he worked as a consultant in the field of energy at international level. 
With more than 15 years of experience on energy regulation, among other positions, he was Adviser on Gas and Electricity in CEER, Director for European Affairs at the Spanish National Energy Commission and Joint Coordinator of the Electricity and Gas Regional Initiatives in ACER. In February 2012, he joined OMIE as Director of the Chairman & CEO’s Office.
  • Balancing Market Design | TenneT TSO
    Developing balancing market design in the context of the guideline on electricity balancing. In particular the establishment of cross zonal capacity allocation for the exchange of balancing capacity or sharing of reserves based on co-optimisation, market-based allocation and economic efficiency allocation, according to EBGL Art. 40, 41, and 42 respectively.
  • Professor of Decision Sciences, Management Science and Operations | London Business School
    Derek is a Professor at London Business School. He is the author of over 200 research papers and 10 books in the areas of forecasting, decision technology and energy economics. He is a former Editor-in-chief of Energy Economics, the Founding Editor of the Journal of Energy Markets and has been Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Forecasting for many years. He has worked with the electricity sector for over 35 years, advising many organisations including the House of Commons, and providing expert witness evidence in legal disputes. He is currently chairman of the UK Government\'s panel for the capacity market and an independent board member of the Balancing and Settlements Code.
  • General Counsel at Litgrid AB & Board Member | Nord Pool AS
    Andrius is a lawyer with over 14 years of PQE in the energy sector. Currently he works as a General Counsel at LITRGID AB, the electricity TSO of Lithuania, and is engaged as a Board Member at Nord Pool AS, which runs the leading power market in Europe. Before taking his current position in April 2019, for 5 years Andrius worked as a Gas Expert and Energy Lawyer at the Energy Community Secretariat. In his past career, Andrius also worked as an in-house lawyer of several largest Baltic energy companies and as an external counsel representing major energy stakeholders in the Baltics, Scandinavia, Poland and Southeast Europe. His legal and energy policy practise covers electricity, natural gas (including LNG), renewable and nuclear energy sectors. Andrius has a unique expertise in energy regulatory and legislative matters. So far, he drafted more than 120 legal acts regulating energy sectors and markets in 15 jurisdictions across Europe. Besides being a lawyer, Andrius has an in-depth understanding of worldwide energy policy, business and development trends and relations. He is also a speaker and lecturer in numerous events covering energy legal and political matters, with the current score of over 100 performances in 17 countries.
  • Chairman | Market Parties Platform
    Antoine is the chairman of the Market Parties Platform (MPP), which gathers the electricity industry associations from 7 countries (Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Luxemburg, the Netherlands and Switzerland). In parallel, he works for the French electricity trade association, UFE (Union of the French Electricity industry), where he leads the team in charge of renewables, networks and wholesale markets. Before joining UFE, Antoine was working for the French regulatory authority on gas and electricity network codes, as well as cross-border interconnection projects. Antoine is a graduated engineer from ENSTA ParisTech, holds a Master of Science in Environmental Technology from Imperial College London, as well as a Master of Public Administration from Sciences Po Paris.
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