Energy Regulation

ENERGY LAW IN MOTION:
FUTURE TRENDS IN REGULATING FINNISH ENERGY MARKETS

Wednesday 22 March 2017

Ravintola Central, Hovioikeudenpuistikko 21, Vaasa

Energy regulation is in motion. Finnish gas markets and their regulation are going through a fundamental change: from monopoly to competition. This transformation is driven through a government decision to open-up Finnish gas markets. Significant changes are also taking place in electricity markets and the Finnish regulation in this area. The drivers of the change in the power markets are different from those of gas: technological change, concerns of security of supply and changes in the roles of consumers to prosumers are all part of the bigger picture requiring regulatory changes. ENERGY LAW IN MOTION will examine and discuss these trends from an academic, industry and regulators perspective.

Chair for the day, Kim Talus

ENERGY LAW IN MOTION: FUTURE TRENDS IN REGULATING FINNISH ENERGY MARKETS
22.3.2017
9:15
Registration
9:45
Welcome words by Kim Talus
THE FINNISH ELECTRICITY MARKETS
PART I
FUTURE OF FINNISH ELECTRICITY MARKET REGULATION

What are the future trends in electricity markets? How will local distribution networks be regulated? Are we moving to demand based network tariffs? Who pays for security of electricity supply? What do the users of the power system think? These are among the questions that the Energy Law event will focus on.

Organised in co-operation with EL-TRAN research consortium

10:00
The views of users: what do WE think?

Pami Aalto, Professor, University of Tampere, Director of EL-TRAN research consortium

10:30
Future electricity markets: how and where?

Satu Viljainen, Senior Expert, Fingrid Oyj

11:00
Demand based distribution tariffs

Pertti Järventausta, Professor of Electrical Engineering, Tampere University of Technology

11:30
Future changes and legal consequences

Kim Talus, Professor of Energy Law, University of Helsinki and UEF Law School

12:00
Discussion and wrap-up
Time for Lunch
12:15
THE FINNISH GAS MARKETS
PART II
THE NEW REGULATORY FRAMEWORK FOR THE FINNISH GAS MARKETS: INDUSTRY VIEWS

The Finnish gas markets are about to change. This change is driven primarily through government intervention and introduction of a new legislative framework. The central idea of the new Gas Market Act is to allow new companies to enter the markets and compete with the incumbent. How is this new framework seen by the industry, users of gas and the regulator?

13:45
Kim Talus

Opening of the afternoon session

14:00
Kristiina Vuori

Vice President, Legal Affairs and Human Resources, Gasum Group

14:30
Mikael Ohlström

Chief Policy Adviser, Confederation of Finnish Industries - EK

15:00
Antti Paananen

Director, Energy Authority

15:30
Discussion and wrap-up
16:00 Join us for
Cocktails

After the seminar, we invite You for cocktails and conversation at Restaurant Central co-hosted by University of Helsinki, Vaasa unit and Roschier, Attorneys Ltd.

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For further information, please contact Kim or Cea!

Kim Talus
+358 50 442 3315
Of Counsel, Eversheds Sutherland
Professor of Energy Law
University of Helsinki and UEF Law School

Cea Mittler

+358 40 9000 528
LL.M. EU Energy Law
University of Helsinki

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