The changing world of the DSO

Date: 
09/11/2016 - 13:30 to 18:00
Venue: 
Le Bouche à Oreille, 11 Rue Félix Hap, 1040 Brussels

*Registration for this event has closed. If you wish to participate in this seminar please contact info@cerre.eu*

Meeting the European Union's climate and energy targets requires a shift from today’s centrally coordinated energy system based on fossil fuels, towards a so-called ‘smart sustainable energy system’. Distribution System Operators (DSOs) face a number of challenges in this transition: adapting to the shift from a supply-led to a demand-led system; integration of large-scale renewable energy sources; the incorporation of distributed generation; the need to balance demand and supply as close as possible to real time; and the introduction of new techniques such as demand response and storage facilities.

Faced with such challenges, it seems timely to review whether the historic role and responsibilities of DSOs still apply or need to be fundamentally redrawn.

Against this background, CERRE has launched a new research project focused on the changing role of DSOs, the challenges they face in the energy transition and the impacts this will have on all market players - consumers, producers and TSOs. This CERRE Executive Seminar will present the main recommendations of this CERRE project, as well as a high-level debate amongst the stakeholders affected.

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

13:30

Registration

14:00

Chairman's welcome and introduction 
 

Professor Bruno Liebhaberg

Director General,
CERRE

 

14:05

Introduction to the report
 

Professor Nils-Henrik von der Fehr

Joint Academic Director, CERRE
Professor, University of Oslo 

     14:20

Session 1: A new take on old activities 

 

Presentation of key recommendations by the research team, followed by panel discussion

This session will consider how the core activities of DSOs will evolve and adapt in light of the new realities of the energy system. Each session will begin with a presentation of the relevant recommendations of the CERRE report, followed by debate and discussion with the discussants listed below.

15:50

Coffee Break

16:10

Session 2: New activities for DSOs
 

Presentation of key recommendations by the research team, followed by panel discussion

This session will discuss the new activities and roles for DSOs which are emerging in the current energy system. Each session will begin with a presentation of the relevant recommendations of the CERRE report, followed by debate and discussion with the discussants listed below.

17:40

Conclusions

18:00

Cocktail reception
 

Research team: 

Professor Saskia Lavrijssen

Research Fellow, CERRE,
Professor of Economic Regulation & Market Governance of Network Industries, Tilburg Universitiy     

 

Dr. Anna Marhold

Assistant Professor,
Tilburg University

 

 

Discussants: 

Ruud Berndsen

Director, Regulatory Affairs,
Alliander

 

 

Patrick Claessens

Director, Department Network Access Management,
Sibelga

 
 

Luis Vale Cunha

Advisor to the Board, EDP Distribuição
Senior Representative, EDSO for Smart Grids

 

 

Sylvie Denoble-Mayer

Vice President, Midstream, Gas Chain,
ENGIE

 

 

Carmen Gimeno

Secretary General,
GEODE

 

 

Sven Kaiser

Senior Expert,
E-Control

 

 

Fergal McNamara

Coordinator, Distribution Issues,
Eurelectric

 

 

Simone Mori

Executive Vice President & Head, EU Affairs,
Enel

 

 

Clara Poletti

Director, Markets Division,
AEEGSI

 

 

Manuel Sánchez Jiménez

Team Leader, Smart Grids,
DG Energy, European Commission

 

 

Dr. Kátrin Schweren

Head, Public Affairs,
Swisscom Energy Solutions 

 

 

Konstantin Staschus

Secretary General,
ENTSO-E

 

 

Alain Taccoen

Head, Regulation, Supply Division,
EDF

 

 

Jean Verseille

Director, European Affairs,
RTE 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 9 November 2016, 13.30-18.00,
Le Bouche à Oreille, 11 Rue Félix Hap, 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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