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