BDEW Congress 2012
Markets of tomorrow – between competition and regulation
26th to 28th June 2012, InterContinental, Berlin
Market versus State – to whom should we entrust our energy supply in future? In January 2012, the energy sector looked back at 5,000 days of successful liberalisation. At the present time, it is not clear in which way the transformation into a renewable energies guidance system can be implemented in entrepreneurial and competitive terms.
Focus with regard to renewable energies is today on government support and regulated prices. If this situation persisted, approximately 80 percent of generation would be subject to state regulation in 2050, and the market would cease to exist.
What importance is still attached to the principle of competition by the German and European energy policy? What are the main features of a future market system?
In the near future, renewable energies alone will not be able to ensure energy supply in a reliable manner. Where they are not (or not sufficiently) available, flexible conventional power stations, storage facilities and interruptible load will have to fill the breach. Who is going to invest in these plants and in network restructuring, and under what conditions? What does the integrated generation system of the future look like? Which conflicts of interest will have to be solved between energy supply and water supply? Which of all these concerns will meet with the citizens’ support?
Join the discussions with decision-makers from the energy and water sectors, politics, science and media:
- Competition or regulation? What approach will be taken by tomorrow’s energy supply?
- Convergence of electricity and gas
- The grid as a key factor
- Energy efficiency in the market
- Industrial and private investments in the energy turnaround
- Balance of interest: Drinking water protection regarding the use of CCS or the development of un-conventional gas resources
- What innovative business models will be brought about by the energy transformation?
- Market and system integration: Is there a future in the Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG)?
- Europe, the German Federal Government and the German Laender – who is going to determine the future energy policy?
Take part in the community project for sustainable energy and water supply!
The Federal Minister of Economics and Technology, Dr. Philipp Rösler, and the Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Protection and Reactor Safety, Dr. Norbert Röttgen, have already confirmed their attendance.
Contact and Application
InterContinental Berlin (26 to 28 June 2012)
BDEW Congress Infoline +49. 30. 28 44 94-176