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Baltic Utilities Forum 2012

Agenda and presentations

 

09:00 - 09.20

Opening address and introductory remarks
Mr Einari Kisel, Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

09:20 - 11.30

Gas supply situation and transmission system in the region

  • Available interconnection capacity
  • Future plans to build new connections and TSOs´ development plans
  • Security issues of supply, future capacity demand, LNG terminal
  • Tariff regulation
  • Baltic connector

09:20 - 09:50

 Estonian Gas Company (Mr Sergei Jefimov)

09:50 - 10:20

Gasum OY (Mr Antero Jännes, Mr Aleksei Novitsky, Mr Ari Suomilammi)

10:20 - 10:50

 Elering - Study on gas market in Estonia, main findings (Mr Janek Parkman)

10:50 - 11:10

E.ON Ruhrgas International GmbH Estonia (Mr Mario Nullmeier)

11.10 - 11:30

Discussion

11:30 - 12:00

Coffee Break

12:00 - 13:00

Regulation of district heating and water sectors

  • Price regulation in sectors (municipal or state level)
  • Competition among different heating sources (prices of DH in comparison to the alternative heat sources)
  • District heating planning and granting of exclusive rights to the DH – DH zoning
  • Involvement of private capital to the sector versus municipal utilities pros and cons

12:00 - 12:30

DH in Finland - example of free competition, Finnish Energy Industries (Mr Antti Kohopää)

12:30 - 13.00

DH and water regulation in Lithuania, Public Utilities Commission of Lithuania (Ms Vilma Skinderyte)

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch

14:00 - 15:00

Regulation of district heating and water sectors (continues)

14:00 - 14:30

DH and water regulation in Latvia, PUC (Mr Ugis Sarma, Mr Aigars Mezals)

14:30 - 15:00

DH and water regulation in Estonia, ECA (Mr Märt Ots)

15:00 - 15:30

Discussion

15:30 - 15:45

Coffee break

15:45 - 16:45

The role of competition authorities in utilities´ regulation. Co-operation with sector regulators.

15:45 - 16:15

Finnish Competition Authority (Mr Valtteri Virtanen)

16:15 - 16:45

Latvian Competition Authority (Mr Valdis Latkovskis)

16:45 - 17:00

Closing remarks