Energy Transition Symposium

3rd HAEE Energy Transition Symposium

3 - 5 May 2018 Wyndham Grand Athens Hotel

Thursday - May 3, 2018

08.30-09.30       Coffee and Registration 
09.30-10.00 Opening and Welcome Address

Kostas Andriosopoulos, Chairman, Hellenic Association for Energy Economics; Professor, Finance and Energy Economics, ESCP Europe Business School

David KnappIAEE President 2018; Chief Energy Economist; Editor, Oil Market Intelligence

Patrick Gougeon, Emeritus Professor, ESCP Europe Business School, France; frm. Dean


Keynote Address

Giorgos StathakisMinister of Environment and Energy, Greece

Eleni Myrivili, Deputy Mayor of Athens for Urban Nature, Urban Resilience & Climate Change Adaptation

Gerassimos Thomas, Deputy Director General, DG Energy, European Commission

Kostas SkrekasMP, New Democracy Party, Head of Energy, Environment & Climate Change Sector; frm. Minister of Development and Competitiveness

Giorgos Arvanitidis, Member of the Parliament B’ Thessaloniki, Director of Environment & Energy Sector - Democratic Coalition


In discussion with:

Marcelino Oreja ArburuaChief Executive Officer, Enagas

Maria Rita Galli, Senior VP, Business Development, Snam

Arno BuxChief Commercial Officer, Fluxys

Lucian Pugliaresi, President, EPRINC


The investment landscape and the potential of the Greek Energy markets

Keynote Address: Leonidas FragkiadakisCEO, National Bank of Greece  


Ambassadorial Round Table: The Geopolitics of Energy in SE Europe

Session Chair: Kostas Andriosopoulos, Chairman, Hellenic Association for Energy Economics; Professor, Finance and Energy Economics, ESCP Europe Business School

Keynote Address

Geoffrey R. PyattAmbassador of the United States of America to the Hellenic Republic

Efisio Luigi MarrasAmbassador of Italy to the Hellenic Republic

Enrique Viguera RubioAmbassador of Spain to the Hellenic Republic

Luc Liebaut,  Ambassador of Belgium to the Hellenic Republic




Integration of decentralized energy markets

Session Chair: Dr Nikolaos S. Thomaidis, School of Economics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

  • Dynamic Quantile Relations in Energy Markets

Authors: Evangelos Kyritsis, Jonas Andersson

Presenter: Evangelos Kyritsis

  • Effect of the adoption of “EUPHEMIA” algorithm in the Greek day-ahead electricity market

Authors: Athanasios Dagoumas, Nikolaos Koltsaklis

Presenter: Athanasios Dagoumas

  • Volatility linkages between financial markets and energy firms' stock prices. The case of Cyprus exclusive economic zone

Authors: Augustinos Dimitras, Tsakalos Ioannis, George Peppas

Presenter: George Peppas

  • On the market conditions rendering Demand Response attractive to all involved actors

Authors: Costas Kalogiros, Mihail Kanakakis, George Thanos, Angeliki Anastopoulou, George Stamoulis

Presenter: Costas Kalogiros

  • Price convergence in the Nord Pool electricity market

Authors: Emmanouil Perdikakis, Nikolaos  Thomaidis

Presenter: Emmanouil Perdikakis

  • The convergence of European electricity markets

Authors: Nikolaos Thomaidis, Konstantinos Andriosopoulos, Symeon Persidis

Presenter: Nikolaos Thomaidis




Global and EU climate policy and emissions trading schemes

Session Chair: Iordanis Kalaitzoglou, Associate Professor, Finance Department, Audencia Business School

  • Who is crowding whom in the European carbon market?

AuthorsIordanis Kalaitzoglou, Boulis Ibrahim

PresenterIordanis Kalaitzoglou

  • The effects of oil price shocks on the prices of EU emission trading system and European stock returns

AuthorsNeophytos  Lambertides, Christos Savva, Dimitris Tsouknidis

PresenterDimitris Tsouknidis

  • A Linked Emissions Trading Scheme under alternative scenarios: implications for Europe and Brazil

AuthorsThais Oliveira, Angelo Gurgel, Steve Tonry

PresenterThais Oliveira

  • Market design of an Energy Exchange: the case of Greece

AuthorsFilippos Ioannidis, Kyriaki Kosmidou, Konstantinos Andriosopoulos

PresenterFilippos Ioannidis

  • Decoupling economic growth from GHG emissions for Australia: Decomposition analysis by sectoral factors

AuthorsAntónio Cardoso Marques, Patrícia Hipólito Leal, José Alberto Fuinhas

PresenterPatrícia Hipólito Leal

  • Regional energy supply and security in the transition to a cleaner energy world

AuthorsClaire Wilby, Laura Huomo

Presenter: Laura Huomo




Decentralized energy production and grid management

Session Chair: Manolis Souliotis, Associate Professor in "Renewable Energy and Management of Energy Sources", Department of Environmental Engineering, University of Western Macedonia

  • The role of batteries in the profitability of smart-grid business models

AuthorsCostas Kalogiros, Andreas Alexopoulos

Presenter: Costas Kalogiros

  • Value of Flexible Industrial Demand in the European Power System,

AuthorsDimitrios Papadaskalopoulos, Roberto Moreira, Goran Strbac

Presenter: Dimitrios Papadaskalopoulos

  • Interactions of Electricity supply, demand, emissions and diversification: a daily analysis of French electricity system

AuthorsAntónio Cardoso Marques, José Alberto Fuinhas, Diogo André Pereira

Presenter: Diogo André Pereira

  • Optimal Time Choice Game for Energy Infrastructure Investment with Spillover Effect

AuthorsAkira Maeda, Makiko Nagaya

Presenter: Akira Maeda

  • Investment Scenarios for Achieving Energy Transition in Developing Countries: a Case Example from Fiji

Authors: Jale Samuwai, Jeremy M. Hills, Evanthie Μichalena, 

Presenter: Jeremy Hills

  • Renewables intermittency versus power (in)flexibility: new insights from tail-index estimates

AuthorsCristian Stet, Ronald Huisman, Evangelos Kyritsis

Presenter: Cristian Stet


Seated Lunch

Keynote Address: Kyriakos Mitsotakis, President of New Democracy and Chief of the Opposition


Global Energy Transition and what it means for Greece

Keynote Address: Michalis Verroiopoulos, Secretary General, Ministry of Environment & Energy, Greece

Session Chair: Tasos Garis, Vice Chairman, Hellenic Association for Energy Economics

Megan Richards, Director, Energy Policy, DG Energy, European Commission

Emmanouil Panagiotakis, Chairman & CEO, Public Power Corporation SA

Andreas Shiamishis, Deputy CEO & CFO, Hellenic Petroleum SA

Dinos Benroubi, General Manager, Electric Power B.U, Protergia, MYTILINEOS SA


The new RES framework in Greece & the investment potential it brings

Keynote Address: Dionyssis PapachristouElectrical Engineer, NTUA; Scientific Expert, Coordinator of Permanent Auction Procedure Team; Director, Press & Public Relations Office, Regulatory Authority for Energy 

Session Chair: Kostas AndriosopoulosChairman, Hellenic Association for Energy Economics; Professor, Finance and Energy Economics, ESCP Europe Business School 

Vasileios Karamouzis, Assistant General Manager of Corporate & Investment Banking, National Bank of Greece

Eric Scotto, Chief Executive Officer, Akuo Energy

Ilias Monacholias, Chief Executive Officer, PPC Renewables SA

George Gkiaouris, Senior Banker, EBRD

Loukas Lazarakis, Chief Executive Officer, Nostira






Friday- May 4, 2018

08.00-09.30     Coffee and Registration


Keynote Address & Opening Remarks

George Kremlis, Honorary Director, European Commission In charge of circular economy in islands



Plenary Session - Room ATHINA

RES global picture, product innovation, and Greek market developments

Keynote address: Soteris Kalogirou, Editor-in-Chief, Renewable Energy Journal; Professor, Cyprus University of Technology


Session Chair: Spiros Papaefthimiou, Vice-Chairman, HAEE; Associate Professor, Technical University of Crete

Socratis KonstantinidisManaging Director, Renewable Energy Sources Dept., COPELOUZOS GROUP

Elias Lardas, Managing Director, AlphaPlus Insurance Brokers

Peter Fitzsimmons, Renewable Energy Underwriter, Axis Capital

Arthouros ZervosChair, Renewable Energy Policy Network, REN21

Antonis Metaxas, Managing Partner, Metaxas & Associates Law Firm; Chairman, Hellenic Energy Regulation Institute



Plenary Session - Room  ZEUS

Gas Supply & Demand dynamics: pipelines and LNG 

Session Chair: Wolfgang Peters, Managing Director, Gas Value Chain Company GmbH

Mel Ydreos, Executive Director, Public Affairs, International Gas Union

Dimitris Tzortzis, Chief Executive Officer, DEPA SA

Tarek Souki, Senior Vice President, LNG Marketing & Trading, Tellurian Inc

Ioannis Arapoglou, Chairman, Gastrade

Katerina Papalexandri, Country Head for Greece, Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) AG

Massimo Fontolan,  Head of Greece, Cyprus and Eastern Mediterranean, Saipem                    


Plenary Session - Room ZEUS

The Hellenic Energy Exchange & its role in the greater SE Europe region

Keynote Address: Aristides Tassoulis, COO, Electricity Market Operator S.A.


Session Chair: Kyriaki Kosmidou, Associate Professor, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Nick Frydas, Senior Energy Specialist, IFC-International Finance Corporation

Matias Peltoniemi, Power Market Consultant, Nord Pool Consulting AS

Ashutosh Shastri, BoD Member; Expert, Global Gas Centre-World Energy Council


Award Nomination

Nikolaos Chatziargyriou, Chairman & CEO, Hellenic Electricity Distribution Network Operator (HEDNO)


Seated Lunch

Keynote Address: Fofi Gennimata, Leader of the Movement for Change


Plenary Session - Room ZEUS

Small scale Gas applications (CNG/LNG) & LNG bunkering

Session Chair: René Bautz, Chief Executive Officer, Gaznat; Chairman, World Energy Council-Global Gas Centre


Irene Iacovides, Head, Gas Networks Unit, Regulatory Authority for Energy

Leonidas BakourasDirector - General, EDA Thessalonikis – Thessalias

Demetrios PapacostasDirector General, EDA Attikis

Stavros Mountelos, General Director, Environmental & Energy Projects, PROMETHAN

Fernando Impuesto, Director General Enagas Emprende


Plenary Session - Room ATHINA

The post-liberalized electricity market: auctions and policy imperatives

Session Chair: Dimitris Pefanis, General Manager, 


In discussion with:

Nektaria KarakatsaniMember of the Board of Commissioners, Regulatory Authority for Energy

Gunnar EskelandProfessor of Resource and Environmental Economics, Norwegian School of Economics; frm Senior Researcher at the World Bank

Gürkan KumbaroğluBogazici University, Turkey; Chairman of Turkish Association for Energy Economics

Gianfranco ScalabriniPartner, 3H Partners; Professor of Energy Markets, Luiss Guido Carli




Plenary Session - Room ZEUS

New technologies, digitalization of energy & the role of networks

Session Chair: Spiros PapaefthimiouVice Chairman, HAEE; Associate Professor, Technical University of Crete


Christophe Bonnery, IAEE President Elect 2018; Director Economics & Prospective, Enedis (French Electricity DSO)

Maher Chebbo,Executive Officer – Chief Innovation Officer, GE Digital Energy Solutions

Costis MathioudakisProfessor NTUA, frm. Secretary Ministry of Environment & Energy

Daniele Andreoli, Head of Optimization & Flexibility Solutions, Enel X


Plenary Session - Room ATHINA

The power mix in today’s energy transition: technological challenges, solutions and financing opportunities

Session Chair: Alexandra Sdoukou, Advisor to the President of New Democracy


Elena Giannakopoulou, Head of Energy Economics, Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Isabelle Moretti, CTO, Engie; President, GERG (European Association of Gas Research)

Vyacheslav Mischenko, frm CEO Russia & FSU, Argus


Plenary Session - Room ATHINA

Energy Retail Markets – Bundle offers (Gas & Electricity) and Services: the new norm

Session Chair: Tasos GarisVice Chairman, Hellenic Association for Energy Economics


Ferdinand Varga, Senior Partner & Managing Director Boston Consulting Group, Budapest

Fotios Karagiannis, Director, Business Development Implementation Department, Public Power Corporation S.A

George Daniolos, Managing Director, HERON SA

Federico Regola, General Manager, ZENITH

Harry Vovos, Head of Corporate, Large Corporate Groups, National Bank of Greece


Plenary session – Room ZEUS

Upstream developments in SE Europe & their Geopolitical implications

Session chairs: Manolis SouliotisAssociate Professor in "Renewable Energy and Management of Energy Sources", Department of Environmental Engineering, University of Western Macedonia & Emilios Galariotis, Professor, Audencia Business School 


Spyros Bellas, Vice President, Hellenic Hydrocarbons Resources Management SA

Nick Fretwell, Caspian and Southern Europe, Vice President Country Delegate, TOTAL

Theodoros TsakirisAssistant Professor for Geopolitics & Energy Policy, University of Nicosia; Head of Energy Geopolitics Committee, HAEE

Valerie Marcel, Associate Fellow, Chatham House

Giannis Grigoriou, General Director of Research & Production of Hydrocarbons, Hellenic Petroleum SA


Cocktail Reception





Saturday - May 5, 2018

08.00-09.00   Coffee and Registration



Energy Markets I

Session Chair: Nikolaos  Frydas, Senior Energy Specialist at IFC - International Finance Corporation


  • A liquid Power Exchange, lynchpin of the European internal energy market

AuthorsNicholas Frydas, Matias Peltoniemi, Hans-Arild Bredesen

Presenter: Nicholas Frydas

  • Price spikes in the electricity markets: how and why

AuthorsStefano Zedda, Giovanni Batista Masala

PresenterStefano Zedda

  • A Regulatory Framework for Cross-Border Electricity Markets

AuthorsClaudio Agostini, Shahriyar Nasirov, Carlos Silva, Andres Guzman

PresenterClaudio Agostini

  • Renewable Generation and Forward Contracting

AuthorsMaria Roumpani

PresenterMaria Roumpani

  • The Impact of Income Tax Incentives on the Adoption of Solar Thermal Water-Heating Systems in Chile

AuthorsShahriyar Nasirov, Claudio Agostini, Carlos Silva, Nuri  Carredano

PresenterShahriyar Nasirov

  • A High-frequency Empirical Analysis in the Electricity Forward Markets

AuthorsKun Li

Presenter: Kun Li




Regional Energy Policy & Geopolitics

Session Chair: Kenichi Matsumoto, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Fisheries and Environmental Sciences, Nagasaki University

  • Global warming impact on future socioeconomic activities through labour productivity

Authors: Ken'ichi Matsumoto

Presenter: Ken'ichi Matsumoto

  • Financial footprint of “brain drain” & migration for Greece in years of crisis (2008-2016)

Authors: Spyros Papaefthymiou

Presenter: Spyros Papaefthymiou

  • Does Frugality Influence Firm Behaviour? Evidence from Natural Disasters

Authors: Matthew Wynter

Presenter: Matthew Wynter

  • Energy Transition: when energy politics meets community

Authors: Dimitra Koumparou

Presenter: Dimitra Koumparou

  • Anticipated Penetration Rate of Electric Vehicles in Greece's Motor Vehicle Market

Authors: Alexandros Perellis

Presenter: Alexandros Perellis

  • A comparative analysis between two European climate change «hot-spots»: Baltic and Mediterranean Sea

Authors: Spyros Golfinopoulos, Kyriaki Liparou

Presenter: Kyriaki Liparou

  • Contesting   the   EU’s   turn   in   energy   and   climate   policy   under   the   prism   of multidimensional power

Authors: Filippos Proedrou

Presenter: Filippos Proedrou

  • Dominant Energy Security Issues in SE Europe and Proposed Accommodation Strategies

Authors: Costis Stambolis, Dimitrios Mezartasoglou

Presenter: Costis Stambolis





Session Chair: George Arampatzis, Assistant Professor at School of Production Engineering and Managment, Technical University of Crete

  • Renewable Energy sources in Greece: Alignment of the National policy to the European guidelines

AuthorsPamela Kapetana, Spiros Papaefthimiou

Presenter: Pamela Kapetana

  • Protecting the Environment and RES Investments: Achieving the Balance for Countries in Financial Crisis. The case of Greece through recent case-law

Authors: Constantinos Tokaltides

Presenter: Constantinos Tokaltides

  • A GIS-based Analytical Hierarchy Process Approach for the Sustainable Siting of Renewable Energy Installations: The Case Study of the Regional Unit of Rethymno

AuthorsMarina Giamalaki, Nikolaos Savvakis, Stavroula Tournaki, Theocharis Tsoutsos

Presenter: Marina Giamalaki

  • Wind and Solar Energy  - Penetration in the Energy Mix in Germany

Authors: Hermann-Josef Wagner

Presenter: Hermann-Josef Wagner

  • Offshore Energy Installations

Authors: Dimitra Savva

Presenter: Dimitra Savva

  • When common paths of renewable energy create regional success: the case-study of the South Pacific

AuthorsEvanthie Μichalena, Jeremy M. Hills

Presenter: Evanthie Μichalena

  • Social acceptance of wind energy: The case of Skyros, a Greek non-interconnected island in the Aegean Sea

Authors: Achilleas Spais

Presenter: Achilleas Spais

  • Solar (photovoltaic and thermal) technologies: a life cycle approach

AuthorsMaria Milousi, Spiros Papaefthimiou, Manolis Souliotis

Presenter: Maria Milousi

  • A Decision Support System for Design, Assessment and Evaluation of Integrated Water and Energy Production Systems

AuthorsG. Arampatzis, A. Kartalidis, Spiros Papaefthimiou, D.  Assimacopoulou

Presenter: George Arampatzis


Plenary Session - Room ZEUS

Energy transition – Environmental concerns and the new business model of the Energy companies

Keynote Address: Richard Tol, Editor-in-Chief, Energy Economics journal; Professor of Economics, University of Sussex

Session Chair: Kostas Andriosopoulos, Chairman, Hellenic Association for Energy Economics; Professor, Finance and Energy Economics, ESCP Europe Business School

Liana GoutaGroup Director Energy Policy & International Affairs, Hellenic Petroleum SA

Ioannis OrfanosBusiness Partner, Commercial Advisory, UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS); Director, Green Value Associates

Arnaud Henin, General Manager, Renemig Energy GmbH; Director, Gommyr Power Networks; Senior Strategy Advisor, Green Value Associates


Plenary Session - Room ATHINA II

Behavioral Economics and its relevance to Energy

Keynote Address: Michael Jefferson, Editor, Energy Policy journal; Affiliate Professor at ESCP Europe Business School; frm Chief Economist, Shell

Session Chair: Emilios Galariotis, Professor, Audencia Business School

In discussion with:

Manolis Souliotis, Associate Professor, Renewable Energy and Management of Energy Sources, Department of Environmental Engineering, University of Western Macedonia

Areti Kontogianni, Associate Professor of Environmental Management, University of Western Macedonia




Energy Markets II

Session Chair: Benoit Sevi, Professor of Economics, University of Dantes

  • The hedgers’ response to price changes in energy futures markets

AuthorsMarie Bessec, Yannick Le Pen, Benoit Sevi

Presenter: Benoit Sevi

  • A debate on Strategies for Electricity Market Enlargement: The case of Mibel

AuthorsAntónio Cardoso Marques, José Alberto Fuinhas, Daniela Macedo

Presenter: Daniela Macedo

  • The impact of unconventional monetary policy shocks on energy prices

AuthorsPanagiota Makrichoriti, Georgios  Moratis , Spyros  Spyrou

Presenter: Spiros Spyrou

  • Scenarios Building by Integrating Energy Balances and Supply and Use Tables: An Application of Input – Output Analysis

Authors: Paulo Paixao

Presenter: Paulo Paixao

  • Electricity Generation and Investmnets for Economic Growth in Southern Africa Countries (SADC)

AuthorsJosé Alberto Fuinhas, Cleidy Abrão Waite, António Cardoso Marques

Presenter: Cleidy Abrão Waite




New perspectives in Oil & Gas

Session Chair: Nick ElmsAssistant Director, Frontier Economics

  • Collaborative optimization of new and old wells in maturing oilfields under low oil price

Authors: Debin Qu, Ming Zhu, Meng Zhao, Qier An

Presenter: Hujun Zhang

  • DD&A Analysis of Petrochina: Impact factors, tendency and Management measures based on optimization

Authors: Debin Qu, Qier An, Ming Zhu, Hujun Zhang

Presenter: Ming Zhu

  • Energy Shifts in the South-East Mediterranean Region; Is it viable a Potential Energy Corridor that Connects Greece and Cyprus Reserves?

Authors: Theodore Pelagidis, Antonios Stratakis

Presenter: Antonios Stratakis

  • The future of US LNG in the European energy mix - how much is enough?

Authors: Michalis Mathioulakis 

Presenter: Michalis Mathioulakis 

  • Interconnection of gas and electricity grids: challenges and opportunities in the new energy mix

Authors: Isabelle Moretti

Presenter: Isabelle Moretti

  • Natural Gas Geopolitics of the Energy Transition

Authors: Nigar Muradkhanli

Presenter: Nigar Muradkhanli

  • Forecasting Natural Gas Demand in the Short-term

Authors: Kamran Oskoui, Mahdjouba Belaifa

Presenter: Kamran Oskoui

  • Strategies to Cope with Energy Transition and Gas Market Transformation Challenges

Authors: Spyros Palaiogiannis

Presenter: Spyros Palaiogiannis

  • The Importance of Gas Infrastructure for Germany's Energy Transition

Authors: Nick Elms, David Bothe, Matthias Janssen

Presenter: Nick Elms





Behavioural insights for an energy efficient future

Session Chair: Areti Kontogianni, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Western Macedonia - Michalis Skourtos, Professor, Laboratory of Rural Economic Development, Agricultural University of Athens

  • Behind the scene: Why are energy efficient home appliances such a hard sell?

AuthorsDimitris Damigos, Areti Kontogianni, Christos Tourkolias, Michalis Skourtos

PresenterDimitris Damigos 

  • Barriers and Adoption of Energy Efficiency measures in buildings of micro, small and medium – sized Portuguese companies

AuthorsAntónio Cardoso Marques, José Alberto Fuinhas, Paulo Barbosa Cunha

PresenterPaulo Barbosa Cunha

  • Features of residential energy consumption: Evidence from France using an innovative multilevel modelling approach

AuthorsDavid Roubaud, Fateh Belaid, Emilios Galariotis

PresenterDavid Roubaud

  • Quantifying the impact of behavioral energy efficiency measures under the Greek Energy Efficiency Obligation Scheme for cost-effectiveness analysis

AuthorsNikolaos Gkonis, Christos Tourkolias, Yannis Vougiouklakis

PresenterNikolaos Gkonis

  • Environmental and energy efficiency analysis of EU electricity industry using an heterogeneous Bayesian dynamic estimator

AuthorsMaria Chiara D'Errico, Simona Bigerna, Carlo Andrea  Bollino, Paolo Polinori

PresenterCarlo Andrea  Bollino

  • Sustainable Urban Mobility in European cities

AuthorsAntónio Cardoso Marques, José Alberto Fuinhas, Cátia Pinto  Costa

Presenter: Cátia Pinto  Costa



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