Prague

Capacity Mechanisms

2ND ANNUAL EUROPEAN CAPACITY MECHANISMS FORUM

Conference Overview

Renewables, such as wind, are too geographically specific or difficult to convert to be economically viable, and all suffer from problems of intermittency. Current challenges necessitates realignment of existing transmission grid.

The growing penetration of intermittent renewable resources is leading to concerns regarding the security of supply and generation adequacy in the European Union. It has become clear that despite current overcapacity in the EU as a whole, there are widespread concerns that insufficient generation capacity will remain in the market or be available in the future to ensure adequate security of supply.

Capacity Mechanisms were designed by number of European countries in order to ensure that electricity supply can match demand and potential black-outs are prevented. It becomes important to ensure that Member States are able to adjust their Capacity Mechanisms according to the state aid guidelines and guarantee that Capacity Mechanisms are here to stay.

 Key Topics

  • Analysis of Winter Package and further requirements
  • Examining the need for Capacity Mechanisms
  • Impact of competition between capacity providers
  • How Capacity Mechanisms interact with market?
  • Overview of national legislations and its interference with market
  • Surplus capacity analysis and key elements for CM design
  • Analysis of changed wholesale market revenues
  • Learning of short term and long-run concerns of missing money problem
  • Impact of Cross-Border participation in Capacity Mechanims
  • Examining the role of Demand Response
  • The ways to guarantee the security of electricity supply
  • Impact of RESe penetration on flexibility
  • Sufficient ways to ensure the investment needed

Who Should Be Attending

VPs, Directors, Heads, Managers, Advisors, Analyst, Experts of:

  • Market Department
  • Capacity & Demand Response
  • Smart Grids
  • R&D and Innovation
  • Market Analysis and Products
  • Project management
  • Risk controlling/management
  • Origination Strategy Development
  • Market monitoring
  • Operations
  • Coordination of market analysis
  • Power plants marketing & business development
  • Regulation analysis

Target Audience

  • Transmission System Operators (TSOs)
  • Independent System Operators (ISOs)
  • Regional Transmission Organizations (RTOs)
  • Energy Power Regulators
  • Consultancies, Solution Provider companies
  • Power aggregators
  • Energy generators
  • Energy Storage companies
  • Capacity building providers
  • Research Institutions

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What our clients say about previous Annual European Capacity Mechanism Forum

Termoelektrarna Brestanica

Impressive content! Expereinced attendees, valuable networking

Manager for Financial Planning

NEAS Energy

Quite technical. Some topics were too technical

Compliance Officer

Econgrid

Overall very good with good networking

CEO

Ampacimon

Interesting speakers and relevant presentations in a cosy atmosphere

CEO

Elcom

Good presentations and interesting discussions

Market Surveillance

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ENERGY CROSS-BORDER TRADING

3RD ANNUAL ENERGY CROSS-BORDER TRADING AND BALANCING MARKET FORUM

Conference Overview

Renewables has many advantages but they also have substantial limitations and drawbacks. As the self-consumption rapidly increases, small storage will be installed on distribution grids, creating pressure on TSOs and potentially increasing the prices for consumers buying electricity from the grid.
Other challenges, such as troubling transmission congestion, locational price spikes, dependability of maintaining system or efficiency of market – these all creates uncertainties in the energy industry.

It becomes important to address remaining major distortions to efficient cross-border trade and what needs to be done about them. Different approaches to network charges, congestion management, balancing, caps on spot prices has to be analyzed at various levels.

Future demands will change the requirements of Cross-Border Trading and Balancing. Long-term trends relating to the prosumer, electrification of vehicles, electrification of heat demand and introduction of smart meters which will affect what we want from the wholesale markets will relate to current and challenges in the energy power market.

Key Topics

Cross-Border markets across the market timeframes
Overview of new projects and its impact on flexibility
Examine the ways for faster market access
What are the innovations in balancing and flexibility?
Hear about legal developments in electrical energy field
Analysis of optimal bidding zone design
Discuss about harmonization of national rules
The optimality and harmonization of bidding zones
Outcomes of system vulnerability and lack of return on investment
Readiness for digitalization of the power system
Examine flow-based capacity calculation methodology for day-ahead trading in the CWE
Analyse the ways to ensure frequency quality of the transmission system
Overview of changes in the regulatory framework of electricity markets
Overcome challenges for harmonization and integration

Who Should Be Attending

VPs, General Managers, Directors, Heads, Managers of:
Ancillary Services
Nominated electricity market operators
Energy suppliers
Cross Border Trade Development
Energy Management
Grid Access and Development
Transmission
Power Operators
Balancing
Network
Origination Continental Power
System Development advisor
Electricity Network and Market TF
Trading and Portfolio optimization

Target Audience

Transmission System Operators (TSOs)
Independent System Operators (ISOs)
Regional Transmission Organizations (RTOs)
Electricity Producers
Power Trading Companies
Power Exchanges
Regulators
Consultancies, Solution Provider companies and Cable Companies


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What Our Clients Say About Previous Annual Energy Cross-Border Trading and Balancing Market Forum

Danske Commodities

Very good speakers and conference content! In general it was a well organized conference

Trading Analyst

McKinsey

The topics were up to date and relevant. Made new business contacts from the conference

Senior Research Analyst

Swissgrid

I am happy I attended. Surpassed my imagination

Head of Renewables & Disclosure

MVM Partner

Nice framework and good networking

Senior Expert

Wartsila

Good conference topic

Director

HOPS

Positive and useful. Beyond expectation

Executive Director

Meas Energy

Very professional and well organized

Senior Trade

KOSTT

Good content and speakers

Board Memeber

CEZ

Knowledgeable speakers and a well organized event

Director of Trading

EDP

Very good conference

Manager Regulatory Affairs

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TRANSMISSION NETWORK MANAGEMENT

2ND ANNUAL TRANSMISSION NETWORK MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL

Key Topics

  • Monitoring and observation tools for power network infrastructures
  • Increased observability of the distribution system
  • Analysis of market design for efficient network operation
  • Control System of the future – Substation Automation
  • Coordination at the regional and pan-European levels
  • Transmission network reliability assessment
  • Analysis of regulatory development
  • Efficient usage of existing and future transmission capacities
  • New interconnections and devices for load flow control
  • Legal responsibilities for different system areas
  • Blackout prevention

Target Audience

  • Transmission System Operators
  • Distribution System Operators
  • System Operators
  • Generators
  • Utility companies
  • Consultancies, Solution Provider companies and Cable companies
  • Software and Service Providers

 

Who should be attending?

Vice Presidents, Directors, Heads, Managers, Analysts, Owners, Specialists of

  • Networks and Operations
  • O&M Operations and Maintenance, Operations and Management
  • HVDC
  • Substations
  • Cable Control
  • Solution suppliers
  • Network Operations personnel
  • Technology and Development Managers
  • R&D
  • Software companies
  • Suppliers of automation systems
  • Energy Service Providers
  • Network Control Systems
  • Energy suppliers
  • Municipal Utility companies

EUROPEAN CAPACITY MECHANISMS FORUM

Conference overview

Today investment in Europe is 15 percent pre-crises level. Since more renewables are integrated into the grid, the grid must grow at the same level as Renewable energy. Reality shows that renewables are growing faster and there is still the need for better investment in grid infrastructure. Since only 5 percent of EU investment can cover the needs, companies have to find smart methods in order to ensure stable growth of the grid.

A number of EU Member States have voiced concerns that electricity supplies may be unable to meet demand as a result of insufficient investment and due to market uncertainties and regulatory interventions. On this stage Capacity Mechanisms are chosen as additional tool to reduce the investment gap, support market and solve an issue of „missing money“.

If properly designed, Capacity Mechanisms will help to solve distortion of competition, deliver energy security and guarantee such stable delivery for the future. Capacity Mechanisms can help companies to adapt to new market reality and improve return on their investment.

 Key Topics

  • How Capacity Mechanisms support the market?
  • Solving the issues of „missing money‘‘ for existing capacities
  • The role of Capacity Mechanisms on competition in the internal electricity market
  • How to ensure sufficient electricity supply without distorting competition or trade?
  • Properly designed Capacity Mechanism – how to make it happen?
  • How to create a market-oriented design of Capacity Mechanism?
  • Solving Generation adequacy problem with Capacity Mechanisms
  • Examining reliability options to avoid price caps
  • Ways of including Demand Response and Storage in Capacity Mechanisms
  • Solving harmonization and distortion problems between Member States

Who should be attending

VPs, Directors, Heads, Managers, Advisors, Analyst, Experts of:

  • Market Department
  • Capacity & Demand Response
  • Smart Grids
  • R&D and Innovation
  • Market Analysis and Products
  • Project management
  • Risk controlling/management
  • Origination Strategy Development
  • Market monitoring
  • Operations
  • Coordination of market analysis
  • Power plants marketing & business development
  • Regulation analysis

Target audience

  • Transmission System Operators (TSOs)
  • Independent System Operators (ISOs)
  • Regional Transmission Organizations (RTOs)
  • Energy Power Regulators
  • Consultancies, Solution Provider companies
  • Power aggregators
  • Energy generators
  • Energy Storage companies
  • Capacity building providers
  • Research Institutions

SMART TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION NETWORKS

Conference overview

Due to unstable generation creating problems within energy transmission, RES penetration forces power utilities to change. In order to survive, they are expected to change their business models and collaborate with each other. Joint TSOs, DSOs activities play a key role here and we are always looking to develop new techniques and strategies to ensure a smooth co-operation.

Decentralization of the electricity sector, with production sources closer to the consumption place and digitalization of energy creates challenges for DSOs in managing new generation. The ideal way to accommodate these uncertainties within transmission network operation are met with the need for Control Systems, consisting of HVDC corridors, and the use of sophisticated software.

Smart techniques and strategies would limit flaws and risks within the transmission network, smart methods to ensure stability of the system and strengthened coordination between power utilities may help to conquer future challenges and obstacles within Operation.

 

Key Topics

  • Ensuring reliability for Network Operation and Maintenance
  • Deciding the best solutions to manage cost pressure
  • Cordinating interconnections between power utilities
  • Overseeing the future of the „Control System“
  • Reacting to outages in the system
  • Making better predictions in the future with efficient management of exposure
  • Improving costs to actual generation with new technologies
  • Examining the ways to handle data transfer between power utilities

 

Who should be attending

VPs, Directors, Heads, Managers, Analysts of, Owners, Specialists of

  • Networks and Operations
  • O&M Operations and Maintenance, Operations and Management
  • HVDC
  • Substations
  • Cable Control
  • Solution suppliers
  • Network Operations personnel
  • Technology and Development Managers
  • R&D
  • Software Systems
  • Suppliers of automation systems
  • Software Companies
  • Energy Service Providers
  • Network Control Systems
  • Energy suppliers
  • Municipal Utility companies

 

Target audience

  • Transmission System Operators
  • Distribution System Operators
  • System Operators
  • Generators
  • Utility companies
  • Consultancies, Solution Provider companies and Cable companies
  • Software and service Providers

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ASSET MANAGEMENT FOR POWER UTILITIES

Conference overview

With a demand for better prices of energy for end users, combined with increased costs and a demand for capital in investing into diverse infrastructure and regulation also playing its part, distribution and transmission companies within the electricity industry are facing even harsher challenges in terms of operational efficiency, risk management and financial restraints.

This has seen a shift from resource based management to asset based management amongst Electricity T&D companies.

Key Topics

  • Balancing cost, reliability, and risk
  • Best practices in maximizing the value of a smart grid
  • Utilization and management on asset implementation
  • Developing strategies for integration of IT platforms
  • Benchmark your strategies on maintenance of asset Life-Cycle in Power Generation
  • Best ways to improving your asset health
  • Developing life-extension technologies
  • Learn about updates on the ELVIS project
  • Gain valuable insights on the implementation of ISO 55000/55001 into asset management
  • Transition to a low carbon generation base

Who should be attending?

VPs, Directors, Managers of

  • Asset Management
  • Asset Planning
  • Asset Strategy
  • Asset Investment
  • Generation Strategy
  • Operations
  • Networks
  • Innovation

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ENERGY CROSS-BORDER TRADING AND BALANCING MARKET FORUM

Conference overview

The risk of instability increases with higher shares of intermittent power sources connected to the electrical grid. Cross-border trade enables countries to gain access to a more diversified portfolio of plants, producing over a wider geographic area. The importance of cross border trading in electricity market results in increasing the effective capacity factor of intermittent plants in the context of a growing share of intermittent renewables in the power sector.

This is yet another reason why having a strong, efficient and independent institutions to regulate these systems is so important, whether a TSO or ISO or a hybrid arrangement, an integrated power pool needs an efficient operator who can oversee and sanction participants.  This regulatory aspect must be factored into market design. A well-designed power pool market will result in less cross-border enforcement actions.

Trade in electricity can help bring down energy prices, mitigate against power shocks, relieve shortages, facilitate decarbonization and provide incentives for market extension and integration.

Establishing a day-ahead market or a real-time market can also help facilitate more trade and greater market efficiency. Bidding mechanisms provide flexibility and promote more efficient use of resources.

Key Benefits

  • Understand the role of regulation in energy transition
  • Evaluate the state of play of electricity network codes and guidelines
  • Gain valuable insights into the new EC regulation on capacity allocation and congestion management
  • Develop strategies to deal with the impact of RES on cross-border electricity trading
  • Learn the growing importance of financial markets
  • Facilitate future market design and cross-border trading
  • Understand the latest updates and regulation of network codes
  • Overcome challenges faced with the implementation of network codes and it’s implications for market participants
  • Evaluate principles for Flow-based market coupling and pricing
  • Understand the status of REMIT and its impact on the market
  • Benchmark your experience with that of the power exchange in SEE and SWE region

Who should be attending?

Vice-Presidents, General Managers, Directors, Heads, Managers of:

  • Ancillary Services
  • Cross Border Trade Development
  • Grid Access and Development
  • Energy Management
  • Transmission
  • Power Operators
  • Balancing
  • Network
  • Origination Continental Power
  • System Development advisor
  • Electricity Network and Market TF
  • Trading and Portfolio optimization

Target audience

  • Transmission System Operators (TSOs)
  • Independent System Operators (ISOs)
  • Regional Transmission Organizations (RTOs)
  • Electricity Producers
  • Power Trading Companies
  • Power Exchanges
  • Regulators
  • Consultancies, Solution Provider companies and Cable Companies

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