30 April 2015

08:30-09:30

Welcome coffee and registration

09:30-10:15

Opening session

• Welcome by EERA Chairman Hervé Bernard (CEA)

• András Siegler, Director of Directorate G - Energy, DG Research and Innovation European Commission

10:15-12:00

Congress theme session – Research for the energy market 2035
• Marie C. Donnelly, Director for New and renewable
sources of energy, energy efficiency and innovation,
DG Energy European Commission
• Keynote Speech
Christian Egenhofer, Senior Fellow and Head of the
Energy, Climate and Environment Programme at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

• Strengthening Europe’s energy security
Setting the challenge – Uwe Remme IEA a research response - energy security through systems integration, Mark O’Malley (UCD, JP Energy Systems
Integration)

• Is there a limit to how much renewable we put into the
grid?
Setting the challenge – Thong Vu Van (ENTSO-E)
a research response – Helfried Brunner (AIT, EERA JP Smart Grids)

• A subsurface low Carbon baseload
Setting the challenge – Gustaaf Boon (GDF-SUEZ and ULB/VUB)
a research response – Jonathan Pearce (British Geological Survey, EERA JP CCS )

12:00-13:30

12:00 Lunch

13:30-14:30

Congress theme session continued

• The first fuel of energy – energy efficiency in industrial
processes
Setting the challenge – Jean-Pierre Birat (SPIRE and ESTEP)
a research response – Peter Røkke (SINTEF, JP Energy Efficiency)

• Social innovation – local energy communities
Setting the challenge – Dirk Vansintjan, ResCoop.
A research response – Daniela Velte (Tecnalia)

14:30-15:00

14:30 Coffee Break

15:00-16:00

EERA in the SET-Plan

• Status of the SET-Plan and EERA
William F. Christensen, Member of the SET-plan Steering
group and Deputy Director General Climate, Industry and Technology Departement Norwegian Ministry of Petroleu and Energy
• Panel debate
Panelists: Paul Verhoef, Head of Unit Renewable energy sources in DG Research and Innovation (EC), William Christensen (NO), Julian Blanco, Coordinator for the EERA JP on CSP (CIEMAT), and Hervé Bernard EERA Chairman (CEA).

16:00-16:30

Closing session

• Teresa Ponce Leao, EERA Vice-chair and President of
LNEG.

16:30 End of congress