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Energy Transition Symposium

6th HAEE Energy Transition Symposium

PAST EVENT
28 September - 1 October 2021 Theoxenia Palace Hotel, Kifissia

Symposium Agenda

 

09.25 - 09.30

WELCOME ADDRESS

Spiros Papaefthimiou, Chairman, Hellenic Association for Energy Economics (HAEE); Assoc. Professor in Energy Management Systems and Energy Efficiency Technologies, Technical University of Crete

09.30 - 10.15

OPENING KEYNOTE ADDRESS AND DISCUSSION

Kostas Skrekas, Minister of Environment and Energy, Hellenic Republic

Towards a Green Energy Transition in discussion with:

Andreas Shiamishis, CEO, Hellenic Petroleum S.A.

 

Moderator:       

Kostas Andriosopoulos, Professor of Energy Economics, Audencia Business School; Chairman, Board of Energy Transition of HAEE; President, Energy Committee of AmCham

10.15 - 11.00

GREEK ENERGY MARKET DEVELOPMENTS

Peti Perka, Member of Parliament Florina; Deputy Head of Environment & Energy Sector, SYRIZA

Giorgos Arvanitidis, Member of Parliament Thessaloniki B; Director of Environment and Energy Sector, KIN.AL.

 

Moderator:        

Spiros Papaefthimiou, Chairman, Hellenic Association for Energy Economics (HAEE); Assoc. Professor in Energy Management Systems and Energy Efficiency Technologies, Technical University of Crete

11.00 - 11.15

Coffee Break

11.15 - 12.15

REGIONAL COUPLING: THE ROLE OF POWER EXCHANGES IN SE EUROPE

George Ioannou, CEO, Energy Exchange Group

Konstantin Konstantinov, CEO, Independent Bulgarian Energy Exchange (digital)

Miloš Mladenović, Managing Director, SEEPEX (digital)

Septimiu Rusu, Development Manager, Romanian Commodities Exchange (digital)

 

Moderator:        

Victor Grigorescu, Former Minister of Energy, Romania (digital)

12.15 - 13.15

ENERGY TRANSITION AND SUSTAINABILITY CHALLENGES

POWERED BY GAIA

Maria Christantoni, Sustainability Officer, Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund

Theodora Antonakaki, Director of Climate Change and Sustainability Centre, Bank of Greece (digital)

Pantelis Capros, Professor of Energy Finance, National Technical University of Athens (digital)

Edmond Airantzis, co-Founder, New Energy Partners

Haris Doukas, Associate Professor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA); General Secretary, HELORS

Moderator:        José Maillet, Head of Gaia, Audencia Business School (digital)

13.15 - 13.30

HAEE ANNUAL AWARD CEREMONY

13.30 - 15.00

Lunch - Apollon Room

15.00 - 16.30

THE FUTURE OF THE GREEK RES MARKET

Yiannis Yiarentis, President and CEO, DAPEEP

Giorgos Filiopoulos, CEO, Enterprise Greece (digital)

Panagiotis Doumas, Director and Member of the Executive Committee, Howden-Matrix

Loukas Lazarakis, General Manager, Head of Energy Unit, Intrakat

Grigoris Marinakis, General Manager, Voltalia Greece     

Konstantinos Mavros, CEO, PPC Renewables

 

Moderator:       

Tasos Garis, Founder and Director, Garis Partners

16.30 - 17.00

ACCELERATING THE DECARBONIZATION OF EUROPEAN ISLANDS

Keynote Address:

Alexandra Sdoukou, General Secretary of Energy and Mineral Resources, Hellenic Republic

 

In discussion with:

Spiros Papaefthimiou, Chairman, Hellenic Association for Energy Economics (HAEE); Assoc. Professor in Energy Management Systems and Energy Efficiency Technologies, Technical University of Crete

17.00 - 18.00

ENERGY SECURITY ISSUES IN THE EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN

POWERED BY ATLANTIC COUNCIL

Keynote Address:

Geoffrey Pyatt, US Ambassador to the Hellenic Republic

                             

Richard Morningstar, Founding Director and Chairman, Global Energy Center at the Atlantic Council; Former US Ambassador to the Rep. of Azerbaijan, Former US Ambassador to the EU (digital)

Samuel Furfari, Professor of the geopolitics of energy, Free University of Brussels

Aristofanis Stefatos, CEO, Hellenic Hydrocarbon Resources Management S.A.

Lucian Pugliaresi, President, Energy Policy Research Foundation (EPRINC)

 

Moderator:      

Nikos Tsafos, James R. Schlesinger Chair for Energy and Geopolitics, CSIS (digital)

              

09.30 - 09.45

COMBATING CLIMATE CHANGE IN THE AGRICULTURAL SECTOR – EUROPEAN GREEN DEAL AND NATIONAL POLICIES

Keynote address:

Spilios Livanos, Minister of Rural Development and Food

09.45 - 10.30

RESPONDING TO CLIMATE CHANGE: THE ROLE OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Giorgos Patoulis, Governor of Attica Region

Konstantinos Gioutikas, Vice-Governor of Development and Environment, Central Macedonia Region (digital)

Dimitris Papastergiou, President, Central Union of Municipalities in Greece (KEDE); Mayor of Trikala Municipality, Hellenic Republic (digital)

 

Moderator:

George Kremlis, Principal Advisor to the Greek Prime Minister on Energy, Climate and Circular Economy Issues; President, International “Circular Clima Institute” of the European Public Law Organization

10.30 - 10.50

THE TRANSFORMATION OF THE GREEK DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM OPERATOR

Anastasios Manos, CEO, Hellenic Electricity Distribution Network Operator

Moderator:       

Thodoris Panagoulis, Editor in Chief, energypress.gr

10.50 - 11.10

Coffee Break

11.10 - 12.00

EU GREEN DEAL AND THE FIT FOR 55 PACKAGE

Keynote Address:

Enrique Rubio Viguera, Spanish Ambassador to the Hellenic Republic

 

Rabia Ferroukhi, Director, Knowledge, Policy and Finance Centre, IRENA (digital)

Andrew Scorer, Lead Freight Analyst, S&P Global Platts (digital)

Michael Schmela, Executive Advisor and Head of Market Intelligence, SolarPower Europe (digital)


In discussion with:

Nektaria Karakatsani, Advisor to the Minister of Environment and Energy, Hellenic Republic

12.00 - 12.45

REGULATORY DEVELOPMENTS IN SUPPORT OF THE ENERGY TRANSITION

Athanasios Dagoumas, President, Hellenic Regulatory Authority for Energy

Andreas Poullikkas, Chairman, Cyprus Energy Regulatory Authority

 

In discussion with:          

Jean-Michel Glachant, Director, Florence School of Regulation; Holder of the Loyola de Palacio Chair (digital)

12.45 - 14.00

Lunch - Apollon Room

14.00 - 15.00

ADDRESSING THE EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE GLOBALLY

POWERED BY CIRCULAR CLIMA INSTITUTE - EPLO

Keynote address:

Konstantinos Aravossis, General Secretary of Natural Environment and Water, Ministry of   Environment and Energy, Hellenic Republic

 

Ricardo Raineri, Professor at Pontificia Universidad Católica of Chile, Former Energy Minister of Chile; Member of the WG on Energy Transition, UN DESA (digital)

Anastasios Tosios, Deputy CEO, EYDAP

Agis Papadopoulos, Chairman of the Board, EYATH; Professor, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

                           

In discussion with:       

George Kremlis, Principal Advisor to the Greek Prime Minister on Energy, Climate and Circular Economy Issues; President, International “Circular Clima Institute” of the European Public Law Organization

15.00 - 15.20

EU ENERGY TAX REFORM

Keynote address:

Gerassimos Thomas, Director General Taxation and Customs Union, European Commission (digital)

In discussion with:         

Kyriaki Kosmidou, Professor in Banking Finance, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki; Vice-President, Hellenic Association for Energy Economics

15.20 - 15.50

Coffee Break

15.50 - 16.50

GREEK PRIVATIZATION SUCCESS STORIES

Manos Manousakis, Chairman and CEO, Independent Power Transmission Operator (TBC)

Marios Tsakas, CEO, Public Gas Distribution Networks S.A. (digital)

Harry Damaskos, Principal, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (digital)

Despina Tomadaki, Senior Loan Officer, European Investment Bank (digital)

 

Moderator:       

Thomas Lamnidis, Managing Director, Lamnidis Law; Principal and Legal Advisor, Savvy Business sLTD

16.50 - 18.00

DECARBONIZATION AND SMARTIFICATION OF ISLANDS

POWERED BY IANOS PROJECT

Nuno Marinho, Head of RES Integration and Flexibilty, NEW R&D - Centre for New Energy Technologies, EDP – Energias de Portugal, Coordinator of IANOS project (digital)

Spyros Economou, President of the BoD, CRES

George Kavvouras, General Manager, Omexom/Vinci Energies Hellas

Vassilis Kalavrouziotis, Head of Software Development & Energy Management, Eunice Energy Group

Nikos Chatziargyriou, Professor, National Technical University of Athens; Past Chairman and CEO, HEDNO (digital)

Moderator:       

Pierre-Jean Cherret, VP New Business & Innovation, Items International (digital)

18.00 - 19.30

Academic Session

Session Chair: Dimitra Koumparou

Climate Change Adaptation Measures and Strategies for Electric Grid Resilience Enhancement: Impact Assessment and Lessons Learnt from the Recent Extreme Weather Event “Medea”

Authors: Aikaterini Gkika, Efstratios Zacharis, Dimitrios Skikos, Dimitrios Lagos
Presenter: Aikaterini Gkika

Geothermal Hybrid. Energy Production Using Deep Drilling for Electricity and Green Hydrogen Production

Author: Achilles Kanellopoulos
Presenter: Achilles Kanellopoulos

Assessment of an existing gas pipeline to be retrofitted to hydrogen transport – material evaluations

Authors: Alessandro Terenzi, Enrico Torselletti, Daniele Scarsciafratte, Domenico Tomassini
Presenter: Enriquo Torselleti

Accelerating the transformation of the Greek energy system through green hydrogen’s penetration in the energy mix: A multicriteria-based power generation schedule

Authors: Diamantis Koutsandreas, Ioannis Pappis, Georgios Trachanas, Alexandros Nikas, Haris Doukas

Presenter: Diamantis Koutsandreas

Culture and energy transition

Authors: D. Koumparou, E. Zervas

Presenter: Dimitra Koumparou

09.30 - 10.15

ENERGY TRANSITION - A KEY TO FOSTERING INVESTMENTS

Keynote address:

Adonis Georgiadis, Minister of Development and Investments, Hellenic Republic

 

Aristotelis Chantavas, Head of Europe Area, Enel Green Power; President, SolarPower Europe

Kostas Andriosopoulos, Professor of Energy Economics, Audencia Business School; Chairman, Board of Energy Transition of HAEE; President, Energy Committee of AmCham

 

Moderator:       

Haris Floudopoulos, Journalist, capital.gr

10.15 - 11.15

INVESTMENTS IN THE GREEK NATURAL GAS SECTOR

Maria Rita Galli, CEO, Hellenic Gas Transmission System Operator S.A.

Konstantinos Eleftheriadis, Partner, Energy Industry Leader, Deloitte

Nikolaos Koutsogiannis, Advisor to the BoD, HENGAS S.A.

 

Moderator:        

Dimitris Pefanis, Director of Financial and Business Content, DPG Digital Media

11.15 - 11.30

STRATEGIC RELATIONSHIPS FOR CLIMATE ACTION AND ENERGY SECURITY IN THE EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN

David Livingston, Senior Advisor, US Department of State (digital)

In discussion with:

Kostas Andriosopoulos, Professor of Energy Economics, Audencia Business School; Chairman, Board of Energy Transition of HAEE; President, Energy Committee of AmCham

11.30 - 11.45

Coffee Break

11.45 - 13.00

HYDROGEN AND RENEWABLE GASES: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

Constantinos Papalucas, Energy Expert, Coordinator of the National Hydrogen Committee (digital)

George Kasapides, Regional Governor of Western Macedonia, Hellenic Republic (digital)

Matteo Mazzoni, Head of Market Strategy, Snam, main Shareholder of Senfluga (digital)

Gulmira Rzayeva, Senior Research Fellow, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies (OIES); Founder and Managing Director, Eurasia Analytics Ltd.

Dimitrios Kardomateas, Representative of the Chairman of the JTDP Steering Committee

Moderator:       

Konstantinos Sfetsioris, Energy Specialist; Member of the National Hydrogen Energy Committee

13.00 - 14.15

Lunch - Apollon Room

14.15 - 15.45

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN GAS MARKETS

POWERED BY GLOBAL GAS CENTRE

Opening address:

René Bautz, Chairman, Global Gas Centre; CEO, Gaznat S.A.

 

Symeon Kassianides, Founder, Chairman and CEO, Hyperion Systems Engineering Group; Chairman, Natural Gas Public Company of Cyprus

Amir Foster, Executive Director, Association of Oil and Gas Exploration Industries in Israel

Thierry Bros, Vice President Research, Tellurian

Panayiotis Mitrou, Global Gas Segment Manager, Marine & Offshore, Lloyd's Register (digital)

 

Moderator:       

Naji Abi-Aad, Advisor, Global Gas Centre; Senior Consultant Gas Centre

15.45 - 16.15

Coffee Break

16.15 - 17.30

MONITORING METHANE FROM SPACE: TECHNOLOGY OVERVIEW AND IMPLICATIONS FOR THE GAS MARKET

POWERED BY GLOBAL GAS CENTRE

Christian Lelong, Director of Natural Resources, Kayrros

Intervention by:

Maria Spyraki, Member of the European Parliament, Nea Dimokratia Party

Konstantin Romanov, Head of Division, Gazprom (digital)

 

Moderator:        

Eleni Charisi, Natural Gas Market Reporter, Argus Media

17.30 - 18.15

ESG CRITERIA: THE FUTURE AND SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE INVESTMENTS

Mamadou-Abou Sarr, President & Chief Executive Officer at V-Square Quantitative Management (digital)

Antonis Mountouris, Group HSE & Sustainable Development Manager, HEL.PE.

Kostas Andriosopoulos, Professor of Energy Economics, Audencia Business School; Chairman, Board of Energy Transition of HAEE; President, Energy Committee of AmCham

In discussion with:

Faidra Mavrogiorgi, Journalist and Owner ESG stories

18.15 - 19.45

Academic Session

Session Chair: Filippos Ioannidis

Comparative analysis between different approaches for calculating on-board passenger ship's emissions and fuel-energy consumption based on operational data

Authors: Emmanouil Doundoulakis, Spiros Papaefthimiou

Presenter: Emmanouil Doundoulakis

Environmental impact of new Directives, Regulations and Covid-19 restrictions in the shipping sector: the case study of passenger ferries and cruise vessels in the region of Crete

Authors: Emmanouil Doundoulakis, Ioannis Sitzimis

Presenter: Emmanouil Doundoulakis

Advanced control systems and sensors based on Internet of Things (IoT) technologies for smart greenhouses

Authors: Evangelos Ntousakis, Kostantinos Loukakis, Spiros Papaefthimiou

Presenter: Evangelos Ntousakis

Development of Intelligent and Energy-autonomous Greenhouse using innovative technologies to improve productivity and product quality (IEnGreen)

Authors: Kostantinos Loukakis, Vangelis Dimitriou, George Papadakis, Spiros Papaefthimiou, Manolis Souliotis

Presenter: Konstantinos Loukakis

Save Energy Checker Tool (SECT)

Authors: Maria Milousi, George Georgiadis, Dimitris Ziouzios, Andreas Koskeris, Manolis Souliotis

Presenter: Maria Milousi

09.30 - 10.15

GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE: THE PATH TO SUSTAINABLE GROWTH AND A CLIMATE-NEUTRAL ECONOMY

Opening Keynote Address:

Kostas Ach. Karamanlis, Minister of Infrastructure and Transport, Hellenic Republic

Matthew Lodge, UK Ambassador to the Hellenic Republic

 

In discussion with:          

Spiros Papaefthimiou, Chairman, Hellenic Association for Energy Economics (HAEE); Assoc. Professor in Energy Management Systems and Energy Efficiency Technologies, Technical University of Crete

10.15 - 11.15

E-MOBILITY AT THE FOREFRONT OF GREEN DEVELOPMENT

Kyriakos Kofinas, General Director of e-mobility, PPC (digital)

Elias Petris, Strategy and Business Development Manager, NRG

Vasilis Georgiou, Managing Director, Protasis

Panagiotis Ekaterinidis, Marketing Manager, Citroen, DS Automobiles

 

Moderator:       

Thanos Zarogiannis, Electric Vehicles Charging Specialist, Advisor on Electromobility

11.15 - 11.45

Coffee Break

11.45 - 12.45

THE ROLE OF POWER PURCHASE AGREEMENTS IN THE TARGET MODEL

Athanasios Cholevas, Head Global Market Solutions, Corporate Transaction Banking, National Bank of Greece

Christos Georgopoulos, CEO, Inaccess

Guillaume Dupret, Energy Market Director, Akuo Energy

Vasilis Machias, Country Manager Greece, Axpo Solutions

Tasos Athanasopoulos, President and CEO, Enerdia S.A.

 

Moderator:       

Kostas Andriosopoulos, Professor of Energy Economics, Audencia Business School; Chairman, Board of Energy Transition of HAEE; President, Energy Committee of AmCham

12.45 - 13.45

NEW TECHNOLOGIES AND INNOVATION ADVANCEMENTS IN THE ENERGY MARKETS

POWERED BY ENERGY DELTA INSTITUTE

Marcel Kramer, Energy and Infrastructure Consultant; President, Energy Delta Institute (digital)

Spyros Kiartzis, Manager, New Technologies and Alternative Energy Sources, HEL.PE.

Maher Chebbo, Chair, European ETIP Digital Energy Group and Digital Batteries Task Force (digital)

Gianfranco Scalabrini, Partner, 3H Partners, Professor of Energy Markets, Luiss Guido Carli

 

Moderator:        

Miguel Palacios, Academic Dean Executive Education, ESCP Europe Business School (digital)

13.45 - 15.15

Lunch - Apollon Room

15.15 - 16.00

SMALL SCALE RES AND OFF-SHORE WIND POTENTIAL FOR GREECE

Panagiotis Papastamatiou, Director, ENTEKA; CEO, Hellenic Wind Energy Association

Konstantinos Tomaras, General Director, Spyropoulos S.A.

Moderator:      

Nikos Frydas, Principal, Energy Advisory, Grant Thornton S.A.

16.00 - 17.15

ACCELERATING THE CLEAN ENERGY TRANSITION ON ISLANDS

POWERED BY NESOI EUROPEAN ISLANDS FACILITY

Andrea Martinez, Deputy Managing Director, Sinloc

Panagiotis Grammelis, Director of Research, Chemical Process and Energy Resources Institute, Centre for Research and Technology Hellas

Vasilis Roussakis, Deputy Mayor of Economic Growth, Municipality of Chalki (digital)

 

Moderator:      

George Moutzorogeorgos, Energy Specialist, Advisor to the Secretary General for Energy and Mineral Resources

17.15 - 18.15

THE ROLE OF GEOPOLITICS AND ENERGY TRANSITION IN SE EUROPE

POWERED BY EPRINC

Nikolaos Bakatselos, President, American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce (digital)

Olga Khakova, Associate Director for European Energy Security, Atlantic Council (digital)

Nicolò Sartori, Senior Researcher, Enel Foundation (digital)

Theodoros Tsakiris, Associate Professor of Geopolitics and Energy Policy, University of Nicosia Business School (digital)

Moderator:       

Max Pyziur, Director - Downstream, Transportation Fuels, & Natural Gas Projects Energy Policy Research Foundation, Inc. (EPRINC) (digital)

18.15 - 18.30

CLOSING REMARKS

Keynote Address:

James Smith, President, International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE); Editor, The Energy Journal; Professor Emeritus, Southern Methodist University (digital)

In discussion with:

Spiros Papaefthimiou, Chairman, Hellenic Association for Energy Economics (HAEE); Assoc. Professor in Energy Management Systems and Energy Efficiency Technologies, Technical University of Crete

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