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Strategic Energy Technology Plan conference 2010

A Belgian EU Presidency conference

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SET-Plan Conference 2010
15-16 November 2010, Square conference centre, Brussels

The SET-Plan conference is a Belgian EU-presidency event

 

Programme

 

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The fourth European Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan) conference is organised by the Flemish government, Department of Economy, Science and Innovation in close collaboration with the European Commission. The conference will be fully in line with the past SET-Plan events. Its main objectives are:

  • Communication on the progress of the implementation of the SET-Plan to a broad range of stakeholders, including the research community, the industry, the policy makers, the financial community and international partners.
  • Round-up of the realisations so far with regard to the set up of the European Industrial Initiatives (EIIs) and the European Energy Research Alliance (EERA), with special focus on the Smart Cities Initiative.
  • The launching of two next EIIs: Bioenergy and Sustainable Nuclear energy.
  • The launching of the next EERA Joint Programmes.
  • The international cooperation dimension within the SET-Plan.

 

15 November 2010 - The SET-Plan: State of play

The main objective of the first day is the launch of the two European Industrial Initiatives for Bioenergy and Sustainable Nuclear energy. Furthermore, the conference will give an overview of the progress of all SET-Plan action lines three years after the launch of the first SET-Plan communication 'Towards a low carbon future'. Therefore progress concerning the EIIs launched in Madrid, the Smart Cities Initiative implementation and the EERA Joint Programmes will be underlined. The conference will offer a comprehensive picture of the complementarities between the different energy technology initiatives in Europe.

 

12.30 - 13.30 Registration (Glass entrance) & sandwich lunch (Grand Hall 1)
 

Opening Session
Chair: Dirk Van Melkebeke, Secretary-general, Department of Economy, Science and Innovation, Flemish government
Meeting room: Copper Hall

13.30

Ingrid Lieten, Vice -Minister-President of the Flemish Government, Flemish Minister for Innovation, Public Investment, Media and Poverty Reduction

13.40

Sabine Laruelle, Belgian Minister for SMEs, the Self-Employed, Agriculture and Scientific Policy

13.50

Robert-Jan Smits, Director-General, European Commission, DG Research

 

SESSION 1 Launching of the next European Industrial Initiatives
Chair: Fabrizio Barbaso, Deputy Director-general, European Commission, DG Energy
Meeting room: Copper Hall

14.00

Joint Declaration with regard to the official launch of the European Industrial Bioenergy initiative (EIBI) and the European Sustainable Nuclear Industrial Initiative (ESNII)
Fabrizio Barbaso, Deputy Director-general, European Commission, DG Energy

14.05 European Industrial Bioenergy Initiative (EIBI)
   
14.05 Support message from the industry
Lars Peter Lindfors, Senior Vice President, Technology and Strategy - Neste Oil
14.10

EIBI Implementation Plan 2010 – 2012
Véronique Hervouet, Senior Vice President, Investments, Total Energy Ventures

14.25 European Sustainable Nuclear Industrial Initiative (ESNII)
14.25 

Support message from the Industry
Paul Rorive, Senior Vice President, Nuclear Activities, GDF SUEZ

14.30

ESNII Implementation Plan 2010 – 2012
Noel Camarcat, Special Advisor for Nuclear R&D and International Issues, EDF-Generation, Chairman of the ESNII task force.
Eric van Walle, Director General, SCK•CEN (Belgian Nuclear Research Centre)

  SESSION 2 Progress of all SET-Plan action lines (I)
Chair: Rudolph Strohmeier, Deputy Director-general, European Commission, DG Research
Meeting room: Copper Hall
   
14:45 The European Industrial Initiatives (EIIs): Round-up of the advancement of the EIIs & next steps
14.45

European Wind Initiative (EWI)
Henning Kruse, Chairman TP Wind, European Wind Initiative

15.00

Solar Europe Initiative (SEII)

15.00 Photovoltaics
Murray Cameron, COO, Phoenix Solar AG
   
15.10 Concentrated Solar Power
Jose Alfonso Nebrera, President, ESTELA (European Solar Thermal Electricity Association)
   
15.20 European CO2 Capture, Transport and Storage Initiative (EII CCS)
Gardiner Hill, Vice-Chairman, Zero Emissions Platform and Special Advisor, CCS, Alternative Energy, BP
   
15.35 European Electricity Grid Initiative (EEGI)
Hubert Lemmens, Chief Officer Grid Services, ELIA
   
15.50

The Strategic Energy Technologies Information System (SETIS)
Efstathios Peteves, Head of Unit, European Commission, Joint Research Centre

   
16.00 Related developments
EASE (European Association for Energy Storage)
Bruno Prestat, 'Power Systems Economics' manager
EDF - R&D
   
16.05 Coffee Break (Grand Hall 1)
 

SESSION 3 Progress of all SET-Plan action lines (II)
Chair: Christof Schoser, Deputy Head of Unit Energy Technologies & Research Coordination, European Commission, DG Energy
Meeting room: Copper Hall

16.30 Smart Cities initiative
16.30

The Smart Cities Initiative: State of play
The content of the Smart Cities Initiative (technology component, market uptake measures, urban planning), the present status of the process and next steps.
Christof Schoser, Deputy Head of Unit Energy Technologies & Research Coordination, European Commission, DG Energy

16.45

Smart Cities – An Industry Perspective
Jochen Kreusel, Marketing and Sales Manager Power Divisions, ABB AG Germany

17.00 Questions and answers
17.05

Fuel Cells & Hydrogen Joint Technology Initiative (FCH JTI): Progress of the Fuel Cells & Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) and state of play of future activities
Bert De Colvenaer, Executive Director of the FCH JU

17.15 Questions and answers
 

SESSION 4 European Energy Research
Chair: Henrik Bindslev, chairman of EERA, Director of Risø DTU
Meeting room: Copper Hall

  The European Energy Research Alliance (EERA): Progress of the EERA Joint Programmes (JPs) and state of play of future EERA JPs
17.20

Presentation of EERA and State of play of the first 4 JPs already launched
Henrik Bindslev, chairman of EERA, Director of Risø DTU

17.35 

Launch of the JP “Materials for nuclear”
Concetta Fazio, Programme Manager, Nuclear Safety Research Programme

17.45

Launch of the JP "Carbon Capture and Storage”
Andreas Ehinger, EERA CCS Joint Programme Coordinator
Associate Director Scientific Management, IFP Energies nouvelles

17.55

Launch of the JP Bio Energy
Kai Sipila, Bio energy Joint Programme Coordinator, Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT)

  Questions & answers sessions after each JPs Presentation
18.05

The Launch of the European Platform of Universities engaged in Energy Research (EPUE): Mobilising European Universities' capacities in education, research and innovation to contribute to the EU SET-PLAN
Professor Torbjorn Digernes, EUA observer in the EERA Executive Committee
Rector of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim

18.15

Closing remarks
Henrik Bindslev, chairman of EERA, Director of Risø DTU

18.20 Closing
 

Evening Programme
Magritte Museum, Regentschapsstraat 3 Rue de la Régence, 1000 Brussel

 

Speakers and participants are invited for an exclusive evening visit, reception and walking dinner at the Magritte museum. Guides will be available across the museum to provide visitors with more information about the remarkable work of the Belgian surrealist painter René Magritte. Please find a detailed map enclosed.

19.00 Visit Magritte Museum and reception
20.30

Welcome speech
Dirk Van Melkebeke, Secretary-general, Department of Economy, Science and Innovation, Flemish government

20.40 Walking dinner

 

16 November 2010 - Kick-off of the international dimension of the SET-Plan

On March 12 the EU Energy Council conclusions on the SET-Plan investment Communication also highlighted the role of international cooperation and invited the Commission to take forward, in close coordination with Member States, existing and recently established forms of cooperation in order to ramp up international cooperation and to improve coordination of the EU actions with key strategic partners in both developed and developing countries, as well as with international organisations.

The SET-Plan Conference held from 3-4 June in Madrid under the Spanish Presidency included a roundtable discussion to open the discussion on the international dimension of the SET-Plan. Under the Belgian presidency, it was agreed to include a dedicated session on the "Kick-off of the international dimension of the SET-Plan" with focus on best practices and based on existing and recently established forms of cooperation.

The aim of this second day is to examine existing and recently established forms of cooperation at Member States and international organisation level and provide a platform for interaction in order to identify relevant elements/examples for the creation of an international cooperation strategy in the SET-Plan.

 

8.30 - 09.00 Registration (Glass entrance) & welcome coffee (Grand Hall 1)
 

Opening session
Chair : Raffaele Liberali, Director Energy, European Commission, DG Research
Meeting room: Copper Hall

09.00

Paul Magnette, Belgian Minister for Climate and Energy Policy

09.10

Gunther Oettinger, European Commissioner for Energy

09.20 Keynote speeches: “New departures in international cooperation”
09.20

Mr. Jeff Skeer, Coordinator for EU Activities - U.S. Department of Energy,Office of Policy and International Affairs

09.40

Kazuaki Koizawa, Special Advisor on International Affairs, Energy Conservation and Renewable Energy Department
Agency for Natural Resources and Energy, Japan

 

International cooperation in energy technologies and the SET-Plan
Meeting room: Copper Hall

10.00

Scene Setter: International cooperation in energy technologies and the SET-Plan
Raffaele Liberali, Director Energy, European Commission, DG Research

10.10

International organisations active in energy technologies
The objective of this session is to learn how membership of these international organisations can benefit the SET-Plan both in terms of facilitating international cooperation in the SET-Plan and improving coordination of EU actions with international organisations. The rapporteur will moderate discussion with participation from speakers and the audience.

10.10

Introduction from the chair
Chair: Ronnie Belmans, Chairman of the European Smartgrids Platform, Honorary Chairman of Elia, K.U.Leuven
Rapporteur: Marianne Haug, Professor – Energy Policy and Sustainable Development, University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart

10.15

International Energy Agency and EU technology collaboration to achieve the energy revolution
Bo Diczfalusy, Director, Directorate of Sustainable Energy Policy and Technology, International Energy Agency (IEA)

10.25

Clean Energy Ministerial Initiatives (Grids)
Michele de Nigris, Director - Dpt T&D Technologie, Ricerca sul Sistema Energetico

   
10.35 Coffee Break (Grand Hall 1)
11.05

International Partnership for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in the Economy (IPHE)
Beatrice Coda, European Commission, DG Research

11.15

Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum (CSLF)
Tone Skogen, Deputy Director-General of the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

11.25

Generation IV International Forum (GIF)
Didier Haas, Adviser for Nuclear Safety and Security, European Commission -Joint Research Centre

11.35

Rapporteur Report and Q+A Session I: "Multilateral activities and the SET-Plan: potential synergies"
Rapporteur: Marianne Haug, Professor – Energy Policy and Sustainable Development, University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart

   
12.30 Lunch (Grand Hall 1)
   
14.00 Best practice – using existing projects; instruments & dialogues
The objective is to learn from best practice at bilateral level – concrete examples of cooperation in practice and to provide a platform to improve coordination of EU actions with key strategic partners. The rapporteur will moderate discussion with participation from speakers and the audience.
   
14.00

Introduction from the chair
Chair: Marie Donnelly, Director New and renewable sources of energy, energy efficiency Innovation, European Commission, DG Energy
Rapporteur: Gerrit Jan Schaeffer, Director Energy, Flemish Institute of Technological Research (VITO)

14.05

EU: Lessons learned from EU FP7 international cooperation in energy research
Bruno Schmitz, Head of Unit New and Renewable Energy Sources, European Commission, DG Research

14.15 

The Strategic Forum for International Cooperation (SFIC): Member state perspective
Fostering the Partnership between the EU and its Member States on international S&T cooperation
Are Straume, Head of Section, Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation 

14.25

Industry: examples of industry led cooperation activities

Joan MacNaughton, Senior Vice President, Power and Environmental Policies, Alstom Power

Gijs Vriesman, Chairman of the Fuel Cells & Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) Governing Board

Noel Camarcat, Special Advisor for Nuclear R&D and International Issues, EDF-Generation, Chairman of the ESNII task force.

14.55

The European Energy Research Alliance (EERA) Global Joint Programming: challenges, opportunities and perspectives
Henrik Bindslev, chairman of EERA, Director of Risø DTU

15.10 Coffee Break (Grand Hall 1)
15.40

Rapporteur Report and Q+A Session II: Bilateral activities: conclusions for the SET-Plan
Rapporteur: Gerrit Jan Schaeffer, Director Energy, Flemish Institute of Technological Research (VITO)

16.25

Conference Conclusions

Raffaele Liberali, Director Energy, European Commission, DG Research

Dirk Van Melkebeke, Secretary-general, Department of Economy, Science and Innovation, Flemish government

Andrzej Siemaszko, Director, National Contact Point for Research Programmes of the European Union, Institute of Fundamental Technological Research, Polish Academy of Sciences

16.40

End of conference