WELCOME

Join us at the high-level event on “EU Energy Cooperation with Eastern Neighbourhood and Central Asia” hosted by Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy & Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn. This conference will be held on 17 March 2016 in Brussels and will bring together representatives from the EU, Partner Countries, international financial institutions, the private sector, think tanks and academics.

This event will debate energy security, sustainability and investments, with a view to proposing actions that address these shared energy challenges. The event will also mark 20 years of fruitful cooperation in the framework of the INOGATE Programme.

Participants will also have the opportunity to visit the exhibition and networking area to find out the latest information on energy projects in the Partner Countries and interact with country delegates.

This event is organized by the European Commission, with support from the EU-funded INOGATE Technical Secretariat project.

If you are interested in participating via livestreaming, kindly register your participation under the tab "Livestreaming".

Thank you for your interest in the conference. Kindly note that registration to the event is now closed.
If you wish to participate to the event, please contact the organisers as follows:

Ms. Irina Aryshchenko at i.aryshchenko@inogate.org
Or
Ms. Terpsi Ketegeni at t.ketegeni@eirglobal.eu

If you are interested in participating via livestreaming, kindly register your participation under the tab "Livestreaming".

HIGH-LEVEL CONFERENCE

EU ENERGY COOPERATION WITH THE EASTERN NEIGHBOURHOOD  AND CENTRAL ASIA

Celebrating the 20 years of the INOGATE Programme and preparing for the new stage

17 March 2016, Brussels, Venue: Metropole Hotel

08:30-09:30 – REGISTRATION

09:30-09:45 – OPENING SESSION; KEY NOTE SPEECH

  • Welcome by Mr. Johannes Hahn
    EU Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy & Enlargement Negotiations

09:45-10:15 – INTRODUCTION TO THE PANEL DISCUSSIONS– MODERATED BY JACKI DAVIS, JOURNALIST

  • Mr. Christian Leffler, Deputy Secretary General, European External Action Service
  • Mr. Paul Simons, Deputy Executive Director IEA, "Changes in the energy landscapes, new perspectives for the region"

10:15-11:15 – PANEL 1: ENERGY SECURITY AND SUSTAINABILITY

High-level panellists:

  • Mr. Dominique Ristori, Director-General for Energy, European Commission 
  • Mr. Josué Tanaka, Managing Director, Operational Strategy and Planning, Energy Efficiency and Climate Change, EBRD
  • Mr. John M. Roberts, Energy Security Specialist

11:15-11:45 – COFFEE BREAK

11:45-12:45 – PANEL 2: ENERGY INVESTMENTS

High-level panellists:

  • Ms. Katarína Mathernová, Deputy Director General DG Neighbourhood & Enlargement Negotiations, European Commission
  • Mr. Volodymyr Demchyshyn, Minister, Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine
  • Mr. Jean-Marc Leroy, President, Gas Infrastructure Europe

12:45-13:00 – CLOSING OF THE MORNING SESSION

  • Closing speech by Mr. Maroš Šefčovič, Vice President for Energy Union, European Commission

13:00-14:30 – LUNCH (IN THE EXHIBITION AREA)

14:30-17:00 – AFTERNOON PROGRAMME

14:30-15:30 Breakout sessions – Part 1 (in parallel)

  • Topic 1: Evidence-based policy making using energy statistics
  • Chairperson: Mr. Lawrence Meredith, Director, DG NEAR, European Commission
  • Speakers:
    - Mr. Gogita Todraze, Head of Business Statistics Division, National Statistics Office (GEOSTAT) of Georgia
    “Compiling the first official energy balance of Georgia for the year 2013”
    - Ms. Olga Dovnar, Deputy Chairperson of the National Statistical Committee (BELSTAT) of the Republic of Belarus
    “Improvement in the field of energy efficiency indicators as a direct response to the requirements from the most important national energy policy: energy efficiency improvement”
    - Ms. Svetlana Bulgac, Head of the Industry, Energy and Construction Statistics Division, National Bureau of Statistics of the Republic of Moldova
    “Methodologies for collection of monthly and energy prices yield results for Moldova”
    - Ms. Céline Rouquette, Head of Non Member Countries section at the Energy Data Centre, International Energy Agency (IEA)
    How reliable energy statistics supports policymaking and investment attraction”
    - Mr. Martin Hullin, Project Manager, REN21 Secretariat
    “REN21 / UNECE Renewable Energy Status Report on South and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia” 
  • Topic 2: Empowering consumers through awareness raising on energy efficiency
  • Chairperson: Mr. Areg Galstyan, Deputy Minister from the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources of the Republic of Armenia
    Facilitator: Mr. Vassilis Maragos, Head of Unit,
    DG NEAR, European Commission
  • Speakers:
    - Mr. Denis Tumuruc, Deputy Director, Energy Efficiency Agency (AEE) of the Republic of Moldova
    “Sustainable Energy Information Centre: a catalyst for consumers behaviours change in Moldova”
    - Mr. Pavlo Ladetskyi, Head of Energy Management and Standardisation Department, The State Agency on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine (SAEE)
    "Energy labelling and ecodesign: key instruments to enhance consumer awareness and raise of energy efficiency"
    - Mr. Mikheil Mumladze, Head of Analytical Department, Ministry of Energy of Georgia
    "Market transformation towards efficient lighting in Georgia: reducing consumers' electricity bills and protecting the environment"
    - Mr. Ioseb Vardoshvili, Deputy Head of Economic Affairs Office, Tbilisi City Hall, Georgia
    “Sustainable Energy Information Centre at Tbilisi City Hall”
    - Mr. Paul Moulin, Team Leader, EU-funded project CASEP (Sustainable Energy Programme for Central Asia, Renewable Energy Sources and Energy Efficiency)
    “A snapshot of CASEP’s success stories in Central Asia”
  • Topic 3: Energy markets and tariffs
  • Chairperson: Mr. Valeriu Triboi, Deputy Minister from the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Moldova
    Facilitator: Mr. Janez Kopač,
    Director, Energy Community Secretariat
  • Speakers:
  • - Mr. Amil Murzalyiev, Head of Electricity Department, Ministry of Energy of the Azerbaijan Republic
    “Cross-border cooperation from Azerbaijan, Turkey and Georgia”
    - Mr. Andrej Sorich, Head of the Department of Strategic Development and External Investment Cooperation, Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Belarus
    “Connection to Electricity grid”
    - Ms. Keti Sandroshvili, Head of the Market Strategy Development Department, JSC Electricity System Commercial Operator, Georgia
    “The Georgian experience of the electricity market design”
    - Ms. Mariana Botezatou, Head of the Main Department of Energy Security and Efficiency of the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Moldova 
    ‘’Transposition of the 3rd Energy Package’’
    - Mr. Scott Foster, Director, Sustainable Energy Division, United nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
    “Sustainability and our Energy Future”

15:30-16:00 – COFFEE BREAK


16:00-17:00 Breakout sessions – Part 2 (in parallel)

  • Topic 4: Supporting measures for investment attraction
  • Chairperson: Ms. Mariam Valishvili, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Energy of Georgia
    Facilitator: Mr. Lawrence Meredith, Director,
    DG NEAR, European Commission
  • Speakers: 
  • - Mr. Sulkhan Zumburidze, Chairman of Management Board of the Georgian State Electrosystem, Georgia
    “The Ten Year Network Development Plan in Georgia allows securing a reliable supply of energy for customers in the next decade”
    - Mr. Areg Galstyan, Deputy Minister from the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources of the Republic of Armenia 
    “High voltage electricity line between Armenia and Georgia (regulatory framework)”
    - Mr. Lilian Barcaru, Head of the Service Quality Monitoring Section, Department for Regulation of Licensed Activities and Investments, National Agency for Energy Regulation of the Republic of Moldova
    “Service Quality Regulation’’ 
  • - Mr. Mark Allington, INOGATE Technical Secretariat & Vice President for Energy &  Climate, ICF  “Geospatial mapping for renewable energy investment (RESMAP) in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Moldova” 


  • Topic 5: Gas infrastructure and standards
  • Chairperson: Mr. Turatbek Dzhunushaliev, Deputy Minister from the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Kyrgyzstan
    Facilitator: Mr. Urban Rusnák,
    Secretary General, Energy Charter Secretariat
  • Speakers:
     - Mr. Pavlo Homyk, Head of Scientific and Technical Policy Development of “Naftogaz of Ukraine” NJSC, Ukraine
    ‘’EU gas standards – modernisation of gas infrastructure’’
    - Mr. Anton Goguadze, Deputy Technical Director, Georgian Oil and Gas Corporation, Georgia
    “Improving gas infrastructure in Georgia”
    - Mr. Mikheil Shalamberidze, Head of commercial department, Georgian Gas Transportation Company (GGTC), Georgia
    “Cross-border metering stations and upgrading of the SCADA system of the transmission network”
    - Ms. Tatiana Crotic, Head of Development, Communication and International Relations Department, National Institute of Standardisation of the Republic of Moldova.
    “Setting up a Gas Technical Standardisation Committee in Moldova”

  • Topic 6: Energy regulation
  • Chairperson: Ms. Anne Houtman, Principal Advisor, DG NEAR, European Commission
  • Speakers:
  • - Mr. Artur Vardanyan, Commissioner, Public Service Regulatory Commission of the Republic of Armenia
    “Quality of service and grid connection rules”
    - Ms. Mirgul Aidarova, State-Secretary, Head of Tariff Department, State Agency for Regulation of Fuel and Energy Complex within the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic
    “Grid connection rules”
  • - Mr. Janez Kopač, Director, Energy Community Secretariat
    “Ukraine gas legislation - a success story in cooperation”

17:00-18:30 – NETWORKING RECEPTION (IN THE EXHIBITION AREA) AND INOGATE AWARDS CEREMONY

• Hosted by Mr. Lawrence Meredith, Director Neighbourhood East, DG NEAR, European Commission

Venue
The event will be hosted in the Hotel Metropole, in Brussels.
http://www.metropolehotel.com/
The hotel is centrally located and easily accessible by car and public transport - metro ( "de Brouckère" metro station).
Kindly note that there is no parking available for the participants of the conference.

Hotel address
31, place de Brouckère
B-1000
Brussels, Belgium

T +32 2 217 23 00
F +32 2 218 02 20


Security and registration
Due to the high level nature of the event, tight security measures will be in place.
Participants to the conference should bring with them a valid passport or id card. Entry to the conference without these documents will be prohibited.
It is recommended to arrive well in advance to allow time for the security measures and to the registration.

  • Agenda
  • Participants' list 
  • Closing speech by Mr. Maroš Šefčovič, Vice President for Energy Union, European Commission TEXT, VIDEO
  • Opening speech by Mr. Johannes Hahn,  EU Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy & Enlargement Negotiations  
  • TEXT, VIDEO
Presentations 

Topic 1: Evidence-based policy making using energy statistics
- Mr. Gogita Todraze, Head of Business Statistics Division, National Statistics Office (GEOSTAT) of Georgia
“Compiling the first official energy balance of Georgia for the year 2013”
- Ms. Olga Dovnar, Deputy Chairperson of the National Statistical Committee (BELSTAT) of the Republic of Belarus
“Improvement in the field of energy efficiency indicators as a direct response to the requirements from the most important national energy policy: energy efficiency improvement”
- Ms. Svetlana Bulgac, Head of the Industry, Energy and Construction Statistics Division, National Bureau of Statistics of the Republic of Moldova
“Methodologies for collection of monthly and energy prices yield results for Moldova”
- Ms. Céline Rouquette, Head of Non Member Countries section at the Energy Data Centre, International Energy Agency (IEA)
”How reliable energy statistics supports policymaking and investment attraction”
- Mr. Martin Hullin, Project Manager, REN21 Secretariat
REN21 / UNECE Renewable Energy Status Report on South and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia”

Topic 2: Empowering consumers through awareness raising on energy efficiency

- Mr. Denis Tumuruc, Deputy Director, Energy Efficiency Agency (AEE) of the Republic of Moldova
Sustainable Energy Information Centre: a catalyst for consumers behaviours change in Moldova
- Mr. Pavlo Ladetskyi, Head of Energy Management and Standardisation Department, The State Agency on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine (SAEE)
"Energy labelling and ecodesign: key instruments to enhance consumer awareness and raise of energy efficiency"
- Mr. Mikheil Mumladze, Head of Analytical Department, Ministry of Energy of Georgia
"Market transformation towards efficient lighting in Georgia: reducing consumers' electricity bills and protecting the environment"
- Mr. Ioseb Vardoshvili, Deputy Head of Economic Affairs Office, Tbilisi City Hall, Georgia
“Sustainable Energy Information Centre at Tbilisi City Hall”
- Mr. Paul Moulin, Team Leader, EU-funded project CASEP (Sustainable Energy Programme for Central Asia, Renewable Energy Sources and Energy Efficiency)
A snapshot of CASEP’s success stories in Central Asia

Topic 3: Energy markets and tariffs
- Mr. Amil Murzalyiev, Head of Electricity Department, Ministry of Energy of the Azerbaijan Republic
“Cross-border cooperation from Azerbaijan, Turkey and Georgia”
- Mr. Andrej Sorich, Head of the Department of Strategic Development and External Investment Cooperation, Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Belarus
“Connection to Electricity grid”
- Ms. Keti Sandroshvili, Head of the Market Strategy Development Department, JSC Electricity System Commercial Operator, Georgia
“The Georgian experience of the electricity market design”
- Ms. Mariana Botezatu, Head of the Main Department of Energy Security and Efficiency of the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Moldova
‘’Transposition of the 3rd Energy Package’’
- Mr. Scott Foster, Director, Sustainable Energy Division, United nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
“Sustainability and our Energy Future”

Topic 4: Supporting measures for investment attraction

- Mr. Sulkhan Zumburidze, Chairman of Management Board of the Georgian State Electrosystem, Georgia 

“The Ten Year Network Development Plan in Georgia allows securing a reliable supply of energy for customers in the next decade”
- Mr. Areg Galstyan, Deputy Minister from the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources of the Republic of Armenia
“High voltage electricity line between Armenia and Georgia (regulatory framework)”
- Mr. Lilian Barcaru, Head of the Service Quality Monitoring Section, Department for Regulation of Licensed Activities and Investments, National Agency for Energy Regulation of the Republic of Moldova
“Service Quality Regulation’’
- Mr. Mark Allington, INOGATE Technical Secretariat & Vice President for Energy &
Climate, ICF
“Geospatial mapping for renewable energy investment (RESMAP) in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Moldova”  


Topic 5: Gas infrastructure and standards

- Mr. Pavlo Homyk, Head of Scientific and Technical Policy Development of “Naftogaz of Ukraine” NJSC, Ukraine
‘’EU gas standards – modernisation of gas infrastructure’’
- Mr. Anton Goguadze, Deputy Technical Director, Georgian Oil and Gas Corporation, Georgia
“Improving gas infrastructure in Georgia”
- Mr. Mikheil Shalamberidze, Head of commercial department, Georgian Gas Transportation Company (GGTC), Georgia
“Cross-border metering stations and upgrading of the SCADA system of the transmission network”
- Ms. Tatiana Crotic, Head of Development, Communication and International Relations Department, National Institute of Standardisation of the Republic of Moldova.
“Setting up a Gas Technical Standardisation Committee in Moldova”

Topic 6: Energy regulation

- Mr. Artur Vardanyan, Commissioner, Public Service Regulatory Commission of the Republic of Armenia
“Quality of service and grid connection rules”
- Ms. Mirgul Aidarova, State-Secretary, Head of Tariff Department, State Agency for Regulation of Fuel and Energy Complex within the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic
“Grid connection rules”

 - Mr. Janez Kopač, Director, Energy Community Secretariat 

“Ukraine gas legislation - a success story in cooperation”

Due to limited participation via livestreaming, this service for the conference will not be offered. 

Please check the conference website following the conference as all presentations and summaries will be posted.
We apologise for this inconvenience.

This event is organised by the European Commission, with support from the INOGATE Technical Secretariat of the EC-funded INOGATE Programme.

For any further assistance, please contact the Secretariat:

Ms. Irina Aryshchenko

email: i.aryshchenko@inogate.org

Tel: +380 44 230 2754