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Recent developments in the Greek Gas and Power Markets

Intercontinental Hotel, Athens

16 December 2014, 09:00 - 20:00

Conference Program 

09:00 - 10:00 Registration
10:00 - 10:15

Welcome remarks:

Kostas AndriosopoulosDirector, Research Centre for Energy Management (RCEM) at ESCP Europe & Vice Chairman, Public Gas Corporation S.A.

Dinos Arcoumanis, Ambassador-at-Large of the Hellenic Republic for Energy Policy and New Technologies

10:15 - 10:45

Opening keynote address:

Makis Papageorgiou, Deputy Minister of Environment, Energy and Climate Change, Hellenic Republic

10:45 - 12:45

“Liberalisation of the Natural Gas Market”

  • Can a virtual trading gas hub be established in the Balkans? What is the role of Greece and what are the necessary conditions for this to happen?
  • How can we boost the internal gas demand, both for industrial and consumer use? What will be the benefits for the consumers?
  • What could attract more international energy firms to seek active involvement in the Greek Gas market, and thus increase competition?
  • What are the milestones before we can talk of a fully liberalised gas market in Greece?
Introduction and Chair: Angelos Gkanoutas-Leventis, Vice Chairman, Greek Energy Forum
12:45 - 13:45 Light Lunch
13:45 - 15:45

“Liberalization of the power market”

  • How is the on-going liberalisation of the power market progressing?
  • How important is the interconnection of the Greek Islands with the mainland power grid?
  • What are the future opportunities for growth for the two “new” Power Utilities? How can consumers benefit from the competition?
  • Can we learn from the Italian or other European experiences?
  • How is the market going to perceive the new NOME-type auctions?
Introduction and Chair: Chrysa Liagou, Journalist, Kathimerini
15:45 - 16:15 Coffee Break
16:15 - 18:00

“The 2030 European Energy Targets and their role/ impact on the liberalization of the Greek Energy markets"

  • How can the national regulators and networks support the EU energy strategy?
  • What will be the future role of gas in regional power generation?
  • Are the banks in a position to provide the necessary financing and credit requirement for this new era of the energy markets?
Introduction and Chair: Leo Drollas, Director & Chief Economist, Centre for Global Energy Studies
      19:45

Official Dinner Conference conclusions:

  • Dinos Arcoumanis, Ambassador at Large of the Hellenic Republic for Energy Policy and New Technologies
  • Kostas AndriosopoulosDirector, Research Centre for Energy Management (RCEM) at ESCP Europe & Vice Chairman, Public Gas Corporation S.A.

Closing Remarks: Antonis Samaras, Prime Minister, Hellenic Republic

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