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
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
Pami Aalto, Professor, University of Tampere, Director of EL-TRAN research consortium
Satu Viljainen, Senior Expert, Fingrid Oyj
Pertti Järventausta, Professor of Electrical Engineering, Tampere University of Technology
Kim Talus, Professor of Energy Law, University of Helsinki and UEF Law School
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?
Opening of the afternoon session
Vice President, Legal Affairs and Human Resources, Gasum Group
Chief Policy Adviser, Confederation of Finnish Industries - EK
Director, Energy Authority
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.