Contributions to the EPSU Energy Conference



EPSU European Energy Conference
Understanding European Policy on Internal Market Electricity and Gas

Preparing for the European Evaluation of the Internal Market(*)

OPTIONS FOR THE FUTURE

{International Trade Union House, 5 Boulevard du Roi Albert II, Brussels
09h00-16h30}

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Day 1: Thursday, 3 November 2005


Opening/ Welcome/ Objectives



President of the EPSU Standing Committee Public Utilities, Sven Bergelin, Ver.di, Germany

Internal market for electricity and gas: what the Commission is doing?



William Webster, European Commission Directorate General Transport and Energy


















Internal market for electricity and gas: a critical view




Steve Thomas, PSIRU, University of Greenwich




















See also his report on the European Union Gas and Electricity Directives




Key note speech


Claude Turmes, MEP


Reactions and Debate/ Panel I



Moderator: Sven Bergelin, Ver.di, Germany


Reactions and Debate/ Panel II Our social Partners



Moderator: Jan Ruden, SEKO, Sweden

Paul Buteel, Eurelectric General Secretary


















Jean-Marie Devos, Eurogas General Secretary

presentation upon request at epsu@epsu.org

Juha Kekkonen, ETSO, Executive Vice President at Fingrid (Finland) and member of ETSO Steering Committee





















Reactions and Debate III



Moderator: Reszo Gal, VDSZSZ, Hungary

Gert De Block, CEDEC, European municipal distribution companies


















Beatrice Widmer, VKU, German municipal companies association


















Regulators



Carl Wood, former Commissioner of the CPUC (California)

Jacques Andres Troesch, Commissioner of CRE, French regulator


















Pierre Bornard, ETSO, Managing Director Power System
Division RTE (France) and Chairman of ETSO Steering Committee


















Summary of discussion



Steve Thomas, PSIRU, University of Greenwich

Conclusions



End of the 1st day




Day 2: Friday, 4 November 2005


Moderator: Claude Pommery, FNME-CGT, France

Consumers and TSOs: the steps to take



Marcel Bial, UCTE General Secretary



















Jean-Paul Aghetti, Chair of Working Group electricity, IFIEC-Europe



















Views from the academic world on the internal market



Yannick Perez, professor economics, Paris



















Ferdinand Banks, Professor marco-economics, Stockholm


















Gunda Kirchner, researcher Austrian Arbeitkammer, Vienna


















The future of the Internal market for electricity and gas - Options for the future



Jan Willem Goudriaan, EPSU Deputy General Secretary















See also the EPSU Contribution to the Progress Report on the Internal Market for Electricity and Gas



Debate on different interventions with the participants



Mrs. Britta Thomsen, MEP, vice-president of the EP Committee on Industry, Technology, Research and Energy

Closing address




Commissioner Andris Piebalgs, European Commission for Energy


















Conclusions




End of Conference



- Final programme














- List of participants















(*)with the support of the European Commission


Other interventions



INTERVENTO di Carlo DE MASI (Segretario Generale FLAEI-CISL Italia)


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