Empowering Energy Consumers: Current and future challenges and options

Date: 
09/03/2017 - 13:30 to 17:00
Venue: 
Le Bouche à Oreille, Rue Félix Hap 11, 1040 Brussels

The workshop will begin with a presentation of the findings of a new CERRE report ‘Empowering Electricity Consumers in Retail and Wholesale Markets’. That report provides fresh analysis on how the role of consumers in electricity markets should be developed. In particular, it looks at the issues around protected or vulnerable consumers, how Demand Side Response can be developed at a larger scale and how the vast majority of consumers – so far unengaged in the market – can be mobilised.

The report, and these broader questions, will then be explored in more detail during a panel discussion with representatives from all corners of the energy sector, including among other regulators, policy-makers and academic experts.

Following this, building on the CERRE report, on the presence of a cross-section of the industry and on the workshop setting, concrete options as to how consumer engagement/empowerment could develop will be explored.  What are the practical issues that must be overcome, what are the wider questions that must be addressed, to move consumer engagement/empowerment forward?

All participants will be invited to join in these discussions, which will help share CERRE’s research agenda.

This event is reserved for CERRE members' representatives and a limited number of non-members.

13:30

Registration

14:00

Introduction 
 

Professor Bruno Liebhaberg

Director General,
CERRE

 

14:05
Empowering Electricity Consumers in Retail and Wholesale Markets: Main findings of a new CERRE report
 

Professor Catherine Waddams

Research Fellow, CERRE
Professor, Centre for Competition Policy,
University of East Anglia

 

Professor Claude Crampes

Research Fellow, CERRE
Professor, Toulouse School of Economics

 
 

14:25

Panel Discussion - Empowering Electricity Consumers in Retail and Wholesale Markets

15:25

Coffee break
15:45
Panel discussion - The next steps: key questions & challenges to be addressed in future research

16:45

Conclusions and next steps 

17:00

Cocktail reception
 

Discussants:

Patrick Claessens

Director Department Network Access Management,
Sibelga

 
 

Colas Chabanne

Head, Capacity & Demand Response Market Design,
Réseau de Transport d'Électricité (RTE)

 
 

Bertrand Deprez

Vice President, EU Government Affairs,
Schneider Electric

 
 

Roel Kaljee

Vice Chair, Retail Customers Committee,
Eurelectric

 
 

Paul Lowbridge

Manager, Power Responsive Programme,
National Grid

 
 

Ivan Pearson

Policy Officer,
DG Energy, European Commission

 

 

Dr Florian Pichler

Manager, Consumers Affairs,
E-Control

 

 

Graeme Steele

Senior Advisor,
CERRE

 

 

Alain Taccoen

Head, Regulation, Supply Division
EDF

 

 

Frauke Thies

Executive Director,
Smart Energy Demand Coalition

 

 

Carina Törnblom

DG Justice, European Commission

 

 

 

 
 

Above you will find the slides used by Professors Waddams and Crampes to present the findings of the CERRE report.

Thursday 9 March 2017, 13.30-17.00,
Le Bouche à Oreille, Rue Félix Hap 11, 1040 Brussels

CERRE members and nominated guests receive priority when registering. All other registrations are provisional until confirmed by email by CERRE. If you have any questions about your registration, or do not receive a confirmation email, please contact info@cerre.eu


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