PA Energy coordinator are organised a seminar within the 9th Annual Forum of the EUSBSR.
Energy consumers – both households and businesses – are in the heart of the Energy Union and the EUSBSR PA Energy. The changes in the energy system are steps taken to be closer to the EU set targets after 2020. Smart technologies empower consumers, allowing the development of consumerdemand response and stimulating the rise of new type of actors referred to as prosumers - an entity such as household, cooperative and local enterprise that produces and consumes energy (electricity, heating & cooling etc.) in one.
Smart technologies have been around for a while now – yet how well did they perform since first introduced a couple years ago? What is the growth potential for them in the nearest future? How they help to actively involve consumers? And what are the key challenges?
The idea of the seminar is to bring the post-2020 smart energy technology developments closer to EUSBSR.
Welcome and introduction
Rytis Kėvelaitis, Adviser to the Minister of Energy of the Republic of Lithuania
Smart technologies – challenges and opportunities after 2020
Jānis Patmalnieks, Deputy State Secretary, PA Energy, Ministry of Economics of the Republic of Latvia
Smart technologies empower energy consumers
Smarter cities in the Baltic Sea region
Hans Jørgen Koch, CEO, Nordic Energy, Norway
Prosumers` role in the market
Ignas Pranskevičius, Board Member, Head of Service division, ESO, Lithuania
The role of energy companies in facilitating the rise of energy prosumers and smart technologies
George Rute, Development director for digitalisation field, Elering, Estonia
The Smart Energy program - building networks and ecosystems
Pia Salokoski, Program Manager, Business Finland
The ongoing revolution of electric vehicles
Andrius Šeršniovas, EV Product manager, Energy Solutions Centre, Lithuania
1st Part (discussion panel)
Role of the prosumer in the electricity market