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FSR SUMMER SCHOOL on EU Energy Law and Policy: Public Intervention in the European Energy Sector

Summer School on EU Energy Law and Policy: public Intervention in the European Energy Sector: Florence May 26- 31 

During the five day residential training, participants will gain a sound knowledge of the recent developments in EU energy law and policy, and a deeper understanding of the market and economic principles which underpin legal provisions.

The course will analyse the ambitions of the European Energy Union and how these will be realised in practice, exploring the legal framework behind the objectives alongside in-depth studies on the future role of energy consumers and the impending challenges for gas and electricity market players.

The course will examine:

  • The legal and policy framework of the European Energy Union
  • How to apply the rules in practice
  • The role of Consumers and Retail Pricing
  • The Future of the EU gas market
  • The future of the EU electricity market

Throughout the programme, participants will study relevant case studies, and consider how these issues can be applied in practice.

Enrol by: 18 May 2016

Director: Professor Leigh Hancher  (Tilburg University; FSR)

Type: Residential; Florence, Italy 

Eligibility: Designed for those who want to develop expertise in EU energy law and policy, including legal practitioners, members of national regulatory authorities, academics and PhD students.

Fees: 

General fee: €4,500; For donors, National Regulatory Authorities and academics: €3,500; For PhD students; €1,000.

Access the full programme: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0TGd4_CLZXNUndWaFhCRjNtVHc/view?pref=2&pli=1

To register: http://www.rscas.org/registration_form/?p=2409

For further information, please see here: http://fsr.eui.eu/training/energy/summer-school-eu-energy-law-policy/

The Athens Conference on European Energy Law, 30 September, 2016

The Athens Conference is the first joint initiative between the FSR Energy Law & Policy Area and the Hellenic Energy Regulation Institute.

The conference will open with a keynote speech on the future of the EU Energy Market and the major challenges ahead, followed by four sessions in which academics, institutional representatives, and key market players will consider the most pressing questions that have recently arisen in the energy sector. Read more

Join the FSR Summer School on EU Energy Law & Policy in Florence

During the five day residential training, participants will gain a sound knowledge of the recent developments in EU energy law and policy, and a better understanding of the market and economic principles which underpin legal provisions. Read more

Registration is full!

Due to considerable interest in the Forum, we have now closed the registration for the event, as we are at full capacity. However, we will be uploading presentations, recordings of sessions from the event and other related material to this website in the coming weeks.

Presentations from the 3rd Vienna Forum on European Energy Law 2015

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Presentations from the 2nd Vienna Forum on European Energy Law, 2014

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The 2nd Vienna Forum on European Energy Law

Florence School of Regulation & Energy Community Secretariat:

Vienna Forum on European Energy Law

14 March 2014, Energy Community Secretariat, Am Hof 4, 1010 Vienna

09.15 – 09.30Welcome and introduction    

Dirk Buschle, Energy Community Secretariat, and Leigh Hancher, Florence School of Regulation

1st session: Energy – The State of the Union

Chair: Janez Kopač, Energy Community Secretariat

09.30 – 09.45On the way to the target model

Oliver Koch, European Commission, DG Energy

09.45 – 10.00Rethinking renewables

Christoph Riechmann, Frontier Economics

10.00 – 10.15State aid and energy – a new approach?

Francesco Maria Salerno, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

10.15 – 10.35Discussion
10.35 – 11.00Coffee break
2nd session: Enforcing energy law and investor protections

Chair: Robert Klotz, Mayer Brown LLP

11.00 – 11.15Litigating with sovereigns in the energy sector

Johannes Koepp, Baker Botts LLP

11.15 – 11.30Recent developments in energy arbitration

Peter Gussone, Becker Büttner Held

11.30 – 11.45Energy law as restriction to trade and investment: a view from the Court

Adrien de Hauteclocque, European Court of Justice

11.45 – 12.00Enforcing energy law outside the European Union – the EEA example

Birgitte Jourdan-Andersen, EFTA Surveillance Authority

12.00 – 12.30Discussion
12.30 – 13.30Lunch
3rd session: Facets of unbundling

Chair: Rozeta Karova, Energy Community Secretariat

13.30 – 13.45Unbundling: status and consequences

Walter Boltz, E-Control

13.45 – 14.00TSO certification – specific issues

Thomas Starlinger, Fiebinger Polak Leon & Partner GmbH

14.00 – 14.20Application of Article 11 of the Gas Directive – TSOs controlled by companies from non-member states

George K. Lagaris and Alexia Trokoudi, RAE

14.20 – 14.45Discussion
14.45 – 15.15Coffee break
4th session: Retail markets and social issues

Chair: Leigh Hancher, Florence School of Regulation

15.15 – 15.30Cost-reflectivity of distribution tariffs

Günter Bramböck, EVN                                                                        

15.30 – 15.45Demand response: informed and empowered consumers v. consumer protection

Susanne Wixforth, Arbeiterkammer Vienna

15.45 – 16.00The UK retail energy markets: politicians and re-regulation

Michael Harker, University of East Anglia

16.00 – 16.30Discussion
16.30 – 16.45Closing remarks                                                                  

Dirk Buschle, Energy Community Secretariat, and Leigh Hancher, Florence School of Regulation

 

Presentations from the 1st Vienna Forum on European Energy Law, 2013

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The first Vienna Forum on European Energy Law

The first Vienna Forum on European Energy Law took place on 8 March, 2013 in Vienna.

The forum was set up by the Energy Law & Policy Area of the Florence School of Regulation (EUI) and the Energy Community Secretariat to discuss key topical issues relating to the completion of the internal energy market. Four main issues were addressed.

The first session focused on the internal energy market, taking stock of the situation at that time and considering the possible future direction of the market. The second session looked at the role of public service obligations in an internal energy market. The third session focused on the move toward a European infrastructure market. The final session examined the security of supply and the internal energy market. 

 

Please see below for the full programme:

 

The Vienna Forum on European Energy Law

 

Energy Community Secretariat, Am Hof 4, 1010 Vienna, 8 March 2013

Welcome address

Dirk Buschle, Deputy Director, Energy Community Secretariat

 

Session 1: Completing the Internal Energy Market – where do we stand and where do we go from here?

Moderator: Dirk Buschle, Deputy Director, Energy Community Secretariat

  • The completion of the internal market and the way ahead: ACER’s view (Dennis Hesseling, Head of Gas Unit, ACER)
  • The completion of the internal market and the way ahead: an industry perspective (Hans-Peter Floren, member of the board of OMV AG, responsible for gas & power)
  • The completion of the internal market and the way ahead: the Commission’s view (Brendan Devlin, DG ENER)

Discussion

 

Session 2: The role of Public Service Obligations in an internal energy market

Moderator: Leigh Hancher, FSR (RSCAS, EUI); Tilburg University; Allen & Overy LLP

  • How far can Member States go to derogate from the Third Package obligations and maintain price controls? (Rozeta Karova, Energy Lawyer, EnC Secretariat)
  • Do we need capacity markets? What can we expect from them? (Oliver Koch, DG ENER)
  • Some Member States’ ”hot spots” under EU State aid law in the Energy sector, from a ‘controversial’ German perspective (Christian Koenig, Center for European Integration Studies, Bonn)

Discussion

 

Session 3: Towards a European Infrastructure Market

Moderator: Violeta Kogalniceanu, EnC Secretariat

  • Legal challenges in the Infrastructure Package: a perspective from administrative law (Olaf Daeuper, Becker Büttner Held)
  • The impact of unbundling: who can invest in what in the future? (Thomas Starlinger, Fiebinger Polak Leon & Partner and Howard Higgins, Macquarie)
  • Harmonised rules and network codes: the division of competences between European and national regulation (Benedikt Ennser, E-Control)

Discussion

 

Session 4: The Security of Supply and the Internal Energy Market: A Roundtable Discussion 

Moderator: Adrien de Hauteclocque, Court of Justice of the European Union and FSR

Speakers:

Janez Kopač, Director, EnC Secretariat

Anita Orban, Ambassador for Energy Security, Ministry of Foreign Affairs‚ Republic of Hungary

Michail Gonchar, Director of Energy Programmes, Centre NOMOS, Ukraine

Kim Talus, University of Eastern Finland

Topics:

  • The security of supply between geopolitics and the legal concept
  • The export of EU energy law as panacea?
  • The future of long-term contracts, including discussion of Gazprom etc.
  • The future role of transit
  • Exemptions for new infrastructure and the security of supply
  • Lessons learned in arbitration

 

Closing remarks

Leigh Hancher, FSR (RSCAS, EUI); Tilburg University; Allen & Overy LLP

 

Evening reception hosted by Gas Connect Austria GmbH together with Fiebinger Polak Leon & Partner Rechtsanwälte GmbH