German-Norwegian Energy Dialogue 2019

Date
25. April 2019

Place
Ekebergrestauranten
Kongsveien 15
0193 Oslo

Organizer
German-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with the German Embassy in Oslo

German and Norwegian energy markets are closely inter-linked, and the effort to create a European internal energy market will contribute to a further deepening of this relationship. How can Norway and Germany benefit from a deepening of ties in the energy sector? And which technologies will prosper in an energy market in continuous transformation? The German-Norwegian Energy Dialogue is an arena for dialogue on the most important developments within the German-Norwegian energy cooperation. In cooperation with the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Oslo, we invite industry, politicians and organizations from both countries to discuss the potential for intensified bilateral energy cooperation, as well as to share ideas and knowledge on market and technology developments.

At this year’s dialogue, we direct our focus on the technologies and energy carriers of tomorrow and discuss how Germany and Norway can work together to ensure energy security and decarbonization. The prospect of an exit from coal-based power generation in Germany – a so-called Kohleausstieg – provides both challenges and market opportunities for the affected energy producers and industry players. What does it take to successfully phase out coal, and how will it affect the market? What could and should be the role of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) in a future energy system? And which energy carriers and technologies will prosper in an increasingly borderless European energy market? 

Registration


Kontakt

Hanne Marit Grønning
Strand +47 22 12 82 19
gronning-strand(at)handelskammer.no

TENTATIVE PROGRAM

12.00

Moderators: Dr. Arndt von Schemde, Managing Partner, THEMA Consulting Group AS
Liv Monica Stubholt, Energy Partner law firm Selmer AS

12.30 Registration

12.30 Welcome

  • Norbert Pestka, Managing Director of the German-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce
  • Alfred Grannas, German Ambassador to Norway

 

 

12.45

Deepened Energy Cooperation: What are the Possibilities?

  • Norwegian Contributions to Energy Security and the Decarbonization of Europe
    Rikard Gaarder Knutsen, State Secretary, Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy
  • From electricity transition to energy transition
    Thorsten Herdan, Director-General in the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy
  • Comments from Industry Representatives
    Hans-Joachim Polk, Member of the Executive Board, VNG 
    N.N., DEA
  • Discussion

13.45 Coffee Break

14.15

Changes in the German Energy System

  • Keynote: What Does It Take to Successfully Phase Out Coal? And How Fast Can Germany Go
    Philipp Litz, Project Manager, Agora Energiewende
  • Kohleausstieg Seen From a Norwegian Energy Utility in Germany’s Perspective
    Dr. Jürgen Tzschoppe, Executive Vice President International Power, Statkraft
  • Kohleausstieg From a Norwegian Industry’s Perspective
    N.N., Hydro ASA
  • Kohleausstieg From a German Industry’s Perspective
    TBA
  • Discussion

15.15 Connecting European Markets

  • What Could the Clean Energy Package Mean for Renewables Investments in Norway?
    Adrian Mekki, Consultant, Thema Consulting Group
  • Prospects for Wind Power From an Investor’s Perspective
    TBA
  • Creating a Large-Scale European Power Hub in the North Sea
    Angelika Grohmann-Wörle, Technical Work Stream Lead North Sea Wind Power Hub, TenneT TSO GmbH
  • The importance of cross-border research and innovation
    Dr. Nils A. Røkke, Executive Vice President Sustainability, SINTEF & Chair, European Energy Research Alliance (EERA)
  • Discussion

16.15 Coffee Break

16.30

The Norwegian Solution: Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS)

  • The Role of CCS Seen From Norway
    Trude Sundset, CEO, Gassnova
  • Presentation of a Norwegian CCS Project
    Per Brevik, Director Sustainability and alternative fuels, HeidelbergCement Northern Europe
  • Transport and storage of CO2
    N.N., Equinor
  • Is CCS Politically Feasible in Germany in the Foreseeable Future?
    Hans-Joachim Kümpel, Project Leader CCU & CCS, Acatech
  • The Role of CCS From a German Industry’s Perspective
    TBA
  • Discussion 

17.30 Wrap up and End of the Program

18.00 Networking Reception at Ekebergrestauranten