The future of gas in an electrified Europe

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Date: 
23/05/2018 - 14:00 to 17:30
Venue: 
Le Bouche à Oreille, Rue Félix Hap 11, 1040 Brussels

In 2017, CERRE launched an innovative new research project examining the consequences for the European gas sector of the expected electrification of European road transport and residential heating.

Based on new statistical modelling and taking into account European energy policy goals, the research will highlight the implications of electrification on the total electricity system in Europe. Based on this, it will consider how the expected increase in electricity demand can be met and the extent to which gas and gas infrastructures will have a role to play – through traditional gas-fired electricity generation and through innovative gas products such as power-to-gas and biogas.

The conclusions and policy recommendations of project report will be presented at this event, and debated with key stakeholders: gas TSOs distributers and suppliers, electricity suppliers, energy regulators, the European commission, and renewable energy providers.

Register using the above tab, to join the debate on the future of the gas sector.

This event is reserved for CERRE members' representatives and a limited number of non-members.

14:00

Registration

14:30

Welcome and introduction 
 

Professor Bruno Liebhaberg

Director General,
CERRE

 

 

14:40

Presentation of the new CERRE report: ‘The future of heat and transport: the potential for gas’
 

Professor Jose Luis Moraga

Professor, 
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

 

 

15:10

Panel discussion: The electrification of Europe – will we still need gas?
 

 Chair: 

Per-Olof Granström

Director, Energy 
CERRE

 

 See confirmed discussants below

15:50
Coffee break
16:10
Panel discussion (continued)
17:00
Keynote speech
 

Klaus-Dieter Borchardt

Director, Internal Energy Market, 
DG Energy, European Commission

 

17:20

Q&A and conclusions
17:30
Cocktail reception

Confirmed panellists

 

Walter Boltz

Independent Expert 
 

 

 

Thierry Deschuyteneer 

Manager, ‎Strategic & Prospective Studies,
Fluxys

 

 

Chloé Le Coq

Research Fellow, CERRE
Professor, Stockholm School of Economics

 

 

Christian Lebelhuber

Senior Gas Expert,
E-Control

 
 
 

Machiel Mulder

Professor,
University of Groningen

 

 

Susanna Pflüger

Secretary General,
European Biogas Association

 

 

Clara Poletti

Director, Markets Division,
Italian Regulatory Authority for Electricity Gas & Water

 
 
 

Beate Raabe

Secretary General, 
Eurogas

 

 

Sébastian Schwenen

Research Fellow, CERRE 
Professor, Technical University of Munich

 

 

 Additional speakers will be announced soon

Wednesday 23 May 2018, 14.00-17.30,
Le Bouche à Oreille, Rue Félix Hap 11, 1040 Brussels

CERRE members and nominated guests receive priority when registering. All other registrations are provisional until confirmed by email by CERRE. If you have any questions about your registration, or do not receive a confirmation email, please contact info@cerre.eu


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