February 2nd – 3rd, 2017

Conference overview

Today investment in Europe is 15 percent pre-crises level. Since more renewables are integrated into the grid, the grid 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.

 Key Topics

  • How Capacity Mechanisms support the market?
  • Solving the issues of „missing money‘‘ for existing capacities
  • The role of Capacity Mechanisms on competition in the internal electricity market
  • How to ensure sufficient electricity supply without distorting competition or trade?
  • Properly designed Capacity Mechanism – how to make it happen?
  • How to create a market-oriented design of Capacity Mechanism?
  • Solving Generation adequacy problem with Capacity Mechanisms
  • Examining reliability options to avoid price caps
  • Ways of including Demand Response and Storage in Capacity Mechanisms
  • Solving harmonization and distortion problems between Member States

Who should be attending

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

Target audience

  • Transmission System Operators (TSOs)
  • Independent System Operators (ISOs)
  • Regional Transmission Organizations (RTOs)
  • Energy Power Regulators
  • Consultancies, Solution Provider companies
  • Power aggregators
  • Energy generators
  • Energy Storage companies
  • Capacity building providers
  • Research Institutions