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Bilbao, 4 July 2013 - The Challenge of Energy Regional Cooperation within Europe

The Challenge of Energy Regional Cooperation within Europe: Spain, Portugal and France

Seminar Organized by the Energy Chair of Orkestra and

Notre Europe- Jacques Delors Institute

4th July - Bilbao – Spain

Euskalduna Conference Centre and Concert Hall


9:00-09:15 Welcome address

María Sicilia Salvadores, Deputy General Director of Energy Planning and Monitoring, Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism*

Ignacio Echeberria, Orkestra´s President

9:15-11:15 National Energy Policies

Chairman: Emiliano López Atxurra, President of Orkestra´s Energy Department Sponsors Committee

Spanish Energy Policy : Eloy Álvarez Pelegry, Head of the Energy Department at Orkestra

Portuguese Energy Policy : Joana Pinto Simöes, Head of the Regulation and Tariffs Office, EDP

French Energy Policy : Yannick Perez, Université Paris-Sud, Supélec & European University Institute

11:15-11:45 Coffee Break

11:45-13:45 Regional Cooperation : a key channel for improving the current European Energy Policy framework

Chairman: Pilar Urruticoechea, General Director, Basque Energy Agency (EVE)

Main issues and obstacles to be addressed through regional cooperation

Raúl Yunta, Hydrocarbons Director, Comisión Nacional de la Energía

The potential of regional cooperation over security of supply and other regulatory issues

Marcelino Oreja Arburúa, CEO, Enagas

Regional cooperation over energy infrastructures: backbones for the EU energy internal market

Luis Imaz Monforte, Manager of Grid Development Area, Red Eléctrica de España/Antonio Fernández Urquijo, North Region Representative, Red Eléctrica de España

13:45-15:15  Lunch

15:15-17:30 The future governance of European energy policy

Chairman: Carlos Sallé, Regulation Director, Iberdrola

Making the EU energy internal market work by 2014/2015: feasible or illusory?

Pedro Mejía Gómez, OMIE Chairman

The external dimension of the EU energy policy in transition

Gonzalo Escribano Riego, Director of the Energy Program, Real Instituto Elcano

What can be the architecture of the post EU - 2020 system ?

Jean-Arnold Vinois, Special Adviser to Commissioner Oettinger, DG ENER - European Commission

Moving towards a European Energy Community : A policy proposal

Sami Andoura, Senior Research Fellow, Notre Europe - Jacques Delors Institute

17:30-17:45  Closing session

Eloy Álvarez Pelegry, Head of the Energy Department at Orkestra

Sami Andoura, Senior Research Fellow, Notre Europe - Jacques Delors Institute

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