With the recently adopted Clean Energy For All package, the European Union is taking the lead in the global transformation of energy markets. Climate change resilience, digitisation, energy communities, ambitious targets for renewable energy, decarbonisation and energy efficiency, new roles for consumers: the energy world is not as it used to be five years ago.
This course aims to update energy professionals, regulators, consumer representatives, academics, researchers and students on the measures that will have an impact on their daily lives and the ongoing market upheavals. By the end of the course, participants will have a full understanding of the complex challenges behind the energy transition and the Clean Energy for All package. They will receive skills immediately transferable to their workplace.
The course will help participants find answers to those burning questions:
- What are the critical energy market developments included in the Clean Energy package?
- How are the measures adopted at European and international level impacting companies (Energy Union, Paris Agreement)?
- How are efficient electricity markets designed to achieve multiple policy objectives?
- How to make energy networks smarter by increasing their capacity to integrate renewable and decentralised energies?
- What are the impacts of citizens and local energy communities on electricity markets in the short-term and the long-term?
- How the European Union plans to engage better and protect consumers?
- What is the European vision to build a just energy transition?
FACULTY: The faculty includes practitioners, experts and administrators interested in the energy sector.
ELIGIBLE PARTICIPANTS: Registration is open to all professionals from the energy sector.
No specific academic background is required.
- 25 November 2019
14:30 - 16:15
The Clean Energy for All package - Guillome Gillet, InnoEnergy
- Understanding the Clean Energy for All package
- The Energy Union strategy
16:30 - 18:30
Financing the energy transition - Alessandro Steffanoni, Intesa Sanpaolo
- Public and private measures to finance energy efficiency investments
- The role of ESCOs
- 26 November 2019
09:00 - 10:45
From shaking to shaping: how the Energy Union was built - Djémila Boulasha, ENEDIS
- Decision-making process in the EU energy sector
- The European ecosystem
- Building consensus
11:00 - 13:00
Smart grids - Yves Barlier, ENEDIS
- Smart energy networks
- The changing role of DSOs
- Smart meters
14:00 - 18:00
New ways of consuming energy: prosumers and cooperatives - Josh Roberts, REScoop.eu
- Demand-response systems and aggregators
- Citizens and local energy communities
27 November 2019
09:00 - 13:00
The role of companies - Filippo Rodriguez, ENEL
- Corporate social responsibility and sustainable development goals
- How companies are adapting their business models
14:00 - 18:00
Social aspects of the energy transition - Marine Cornelis, Next Energy Consumer
- Jobs and skills
- Consumer rights
- Mitigating energy poverty
- To understand the purposes of the Energy Union and the Clean Energy for All package
- To discuss the impact of the energy transition and decarbonisation on public and private stakeholders
- To explain the changes underway on the grid and the new roles of distribution system operators
- To discuss the potential of renewable energy sources and alternative ways to produce energy on the markets
- To describe international, EU, national energy and environmental policies and their impact on the power industry and energy companies
- To understand the impact of the energy and climate transition on the daily life of European citizens
Marine CORNELIS, Next Energy Consumer
Marine Cornelis is the executive director and founder of NextEnergyConsumer, a policy consultancy focused on the social aspects of the energy and climate transitions at European and international levels.
Marine provides support and policy analysis services and advises organisations to set up strategies to put the citizens back in the centre of the energy markets, empower consumers and in particular, the most in need. Marine is a policy consultant for the ESRC Just Energy research project on access to justice for vulnerable and energy poor consumers in the European energy markets. Marine is the former Secretary-General of NEON, the European network of energy dispute resolution services and ombudsmen.
Marine has a background in Political sciences and economics. She is fluent in French, Italian and English, and has good knowledge of Spanish and basis in Dutch and Bulgarian.
Visit Marine’s website www.nextenergyconsumer.eu for more information about her work and projects.
Yves BARLIER, ENEDIS
Yves Barlier is currently the smart grids director for Enedis, the French main DSO. He has a 30 years old experience in the electricity utilities sector. His expertise ranges from technical fields like grid design, operation and maintenance, isolated power systems, renewable grid integration, to economic and law fields like energy management optimization and European and French electricity regulation. He gave lessons on sustainable development and renewable energy sources at the University of Corsica and at the engineering school ENSAM in Bastia (master degree). He also worked in a French ministry for coordination and evaluation of European structural funds in overseas territories. He holds a civil engineer degree from Supelec Paris.
Djémila BOULASHA, ENEDIS
Djémila Boulasha is Head of European Public Affairs of Enedis (French DSO). Lawyer with extensive knowledge and professional experiences of EU & International decision making process, policies and stakeholders, on the energy/environment, social, education, citizenship and urban fields. Teaching European law/Lobbying. Various articles on European issues. Involvement in the civil society associations.
Guillaume GILLET , InnoEnergy
Guillaume Gillet is graduated from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Grenoble and has a Master Degree of Political Sciences. He started his career at the French Ministry for Research (1996-1997), then went to Brussels, working at the European Parliament and for a consulting company (1997-2000). He was recruited by the Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives (CEA) in 2000, in charge of European affairs, successively at the Division for Strategy and Benchmarking and the Division of International Relations, where he was covering European affairs on the whole range of activities carried out by CEA. He has been Counsellor for Energy-Nuclear Affairs at the French Permanent Representation to the European Union between 2006 and 2009. He chaired the Atomic Questions Group and co-chaired the Research Group during the French Presidency of the EU, in 2008. Before coming back to the French Permanent Representation in 2012, he spent more than two years at the French Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN) in Paris, as a Director for International Affairs. Guillaume was appointed Director for European affairs at EIT InnoEnergy in September 2016.
Josh ROBERTS, REScoop.eu
Josh Roberts serves as Advocacy Officer of REScoop.eu (the European Federation of citizen energy cooperatives). He drafted and advocated for much of the language that ended in the Clean Energy Package provisions on renewable and citizen energy communities, in particular the definitions. A qualified lawyer in California since 2010, Josh has been actively involved in the European energy policy debate since 2012. As climate and energy lawyer for ClientEarth, an environmental law NGO, Josh worked on issues related to the internal energy market, renewables, infrastructure, and community/citizen participation in the energy sector. Josh earned his Juris Doctorate from McGeorge School of law, and he has an LL.M. in Environmental Law & Policy at University College London.
Alessandro Steffanoni, Intesa Sanpaolo
Alessandro Steffanoni is Senior Corporate Banker Energy - CIB Department at Intesa Sanpaolo. Alessandro has worked extensively for more than 15 years on various energy and infrastructure deals. He was Head of Project Finance at BPER and Interbanca/GE Capital and was formerly associated with Banca Intesa. He is one of the coauthors of the three editions of “Project finance in theory and Practice” – ELSEVIER, and faculty member of Bocconi University Management School.