Leading players at first ‘Energy Dialogues’ event

Key energy market institutional representatives will take part in the upcoming inaugural event of “Energy Dialogues”, an initiative co-organized by energypress and the Hellenic Energy Regulation Institute (HERI), with the aim of enriching and deepening domestic public discussion on current matters concerning and influencing all aspects of the Greek energy market.

“Energy Dialogues”, a thematic series, will be launched on October 31, 2014, at Aegli, Zappeio Gardens, Athens, as part of the multi-conference titled “Capital & Vision”. The inaugural “Energy Dialogues” session will focus on the restructuring of the Greek electricity market.

A number of prominent figures of Greece’s energy sector have confirmed their participation, as speakers. Miltos Aslanoglou, Vice President at RAE, the Regulatory Authority for Energy; Loukas Dimitriou, representing the Hellenic Association of Independent Power Producers, HAIPP, locally referred to as ESAI; Pantelis Kapros, Professor at the National Technical University, NTUA, Greece’s oldest and most prestigious educational institution in the field of technology; Antonis Kontoleon, Board member at EVIKEN, the Industrial Energy Consumers Association; and Ioannis Tsipouridis, Board President of ELETAEN, the Greek Wind Energy Association, will all formulate their positions at the inaugural event.

Officials representing PPC, the Public Power Corporation, and the electricity traders association, a newly established entity, have also been invited with their names to be announced soon.

Environment, Energy & Climate Change Deputy Minister Asimakis Papageorgiou has also confirmed his participation and will deliver a welcome address.

Speakers at the “Energy Dialogues” series will offer detailed and substantiated answers to pre-determined questions. The speeches will be recorded and published for the creation of an archive of thought-provoking material. In order to provide access of information to sector professionals, citizens, researchers, as well as to the ever-increasing number of young scientists, the archive will be also made available through a special section to be launched on the energypress news portal.

“Energy Dialogues” will be curated and coordinated by the President of the Hellenic Energy Regulation Institute, Prof. Dr Antonis Metaxas, Chair of EU Law at the University of Athens and Visiting Professor of Energy Law at the International Hellenic University.

The event will be held in close scientific cooperation with the Greek Academic Community and specialized interdisciplinary post-graduate programs with a focus on energy regulation.