Baltic Power Conference 2016

Regional integration: a hub of

Vilnius, Lithuania - 1 June 2016

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On June 1st, 2016, ENTSO-E and the Baltic TSOs are organizing the Baltic Power Conference 2016. What are the possibilities to enable the Baltics to be a bridge between the East and the West? What are options for the further electrical integration of the Baltic countries into the ENTSO-E area?

Successful infrastructure projects of the region, most recently LitPol Link, and NordBalt, have turned Baltic and Nordic countries into a hub of power interconnectors and an integral part of the European electricity market altogether. At the same time the Baltics remain electrically a part of IPS UPS, the Russian system.

The first of three regional conferences this year, the Baltic Conference will bring together high-level representatives from the policy, industry, academia, and NGO sectors to discuss future strategies for the Baltic Sea region. It is jointly organised with the TSOs of Lithuania (Litgrid), Estonia (Elering) and Latvia (Augstsprieguma tÏkls).


Time Event
08.30 - 9.00 REGISTRATION
09.00 - 09.45 The Energy Union from promise to practice in the Baltic region Bente Hagem, Kurt Glaeser, Algirdas Saudargas, Alberto Pototschnig, Andris Piebalgs
09.45 - 10.50 Panel Session 1: Energy strategies around the Baltic Sea: electricity and networks Rokas Masiulis, Rota Šnuka, Ando Leppiman, Andrzej Piotrowski, Erik Brandsma
10.50 - 11.10 COFFEE
11.10 - 12.30 Panel Session 2: Strengthening Regional cooperation Daivis Virbickas, Asta Sihvonen-Punkka, Kalle Kukk, Eryk Klossowski, Varis Boks, Alexander Wirth, Christophe Gence-Creux, Peder Østermark Andreasen
12.30 - 13.30 LUNCH
13.30 - 14.45 Panel Session 3. TYNDP: what is in for the Baltic region Kurt Glaeser, Robert Schroeder, Daivis Virbickas
14.45 - 15.15 COFFEE
15.15 - 16.45 Panel Session 4: Market design : what is next for the Baltic-Nordic power market? Alnis Bāliņš, Inga Žilienė, Kalle Kukk, Juha Hiekkala, Ulla Sandborg
16.45 – 17.15 The way towards the 2020s:
ENTSO-E's milestones (closing speech)
Peder Østermark Andreasen
17.30 - 18.30 In parallel to the conference an exhibition of best practices of TSOs and examples of projects in the Baltics (NordBalt, Estlink, LitPol Link) could be arranged Visit to Litgrid System Control Center (A. Juozapavičiaus g. 13, Vilnius), followed by guided tour through Vilnius Old Town to the venue of the dinner
19.00 - 22.00 NETWORKING DINNER (by invitation only) Konstantin Staschus


Bente Hagem

  • Chair/Executive Vice-President @ ENTSO-E / Statnett

Kurt Glaeser

  • Deputy Head of Unit B1 @ DG ENER European Commission

Algirdas Saudargas

Alberto Pototschnig

  • Director @ ACER

Andris Piebalgs

  • former European Commissioner for Energy, Senior Fellow @ FSR

Rokas Masiulis

  • Minister for Energy @ Government of Lithuania

Rota Šnuka

  • Deputy State Secretary @ Economy ministry of Latvia

Ando Leppiman

  • Deputy Secretary General for Energy and Construction @ Government of Estonia

Andrzej Piotrowski

  • Undersecretary of State @ Ministry of Energy Poland

Erik Brandsma

  • CEO @ Swedish Energy Agency

Jaroslavas Neverovičius

  • Former Energy Minister @ Lithuania

Daivis Virbickas

Asta Sihvonen-Punkka

  • Director of the Electricity Market @ Fingrid

Kalle Kukk

  • Strategy Manager @ Elering

Eryk Klossowski

  • President of the Board @ PSE

Varis Boks

  • Chairman of the Board @ AST

Alexander Wirth

  • Managing Director @ TSCNET

Christophe Gence-Creux

  • Head of Electricity Department @ ACER

Peder Østermark Andreasen

  • President/CEO @ ENTSO-E/

Susanne Nies

  • Corporate Affairs Manager @ ENTSO-E

Robert Schroeder

  • System Development Manager @ ENTSO-E

Jean-Michel Glachant

  • Director @ Florence School of Regulation

Alnis Bāliņš

  • Head of Electricity Market Monitoring and Market Development @ AST

Inga Žilienė

  • Chair @ National Commission for Energy Control and Prices, Lithuania

Juha Hiekkala

  • Electricity Market and EU Integration Manager @ Fingrid

Ulla Sandborgh

  • Senior Vice President of the Market and System Development Division @ Svenska kraftnät

Konstantin Staschus

  • Secretary-General @ ENTSO-E





The event will take place at the Pirklių klubas business center at Gedimino pr. 35, Vilnius.

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