German-Norwegian Energy Dialogue 2019

25. April 2019

Kongsveien 15
0193 Oslo

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 energy companies, 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.




Moderator: Dr. Arndt von Schemde, Managing Partner, THEMA Consulting Group AS

12.30 Registration

12.30 Welcome

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




Deepened Energy Cooperation: What are the Possibilities?

  • Norwegian Contributions to Energy Security and the Decarbonization of Europe
  • Ingvil Smines Tybring-Gjedde, State Secretary, Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy
  • Step Two of the German Energiewende: Achieving Flexibility and Maintaining Security of Supply
  • German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, TBC
  • Discussion with representatives from industry
    What will the Future Hold for Natural Gas?
    The Role of Oil and Gas in the Decarbonization of Europe

13.45 Coffee Break


Changes in the German Energy System

  • Keynote: What Does It Take to Successfully Phase Out Coal? And How Fast Can Germany Go
  • Kohleausstieg
    From a Norwegian Energy Producer’s Perspective
    From a Norwegian Electric Utility’s Perspective
    From a Norwegian Industry’s Perspective
    From a German Industry’s Perspective
  • Discussion

15.15 Market and Technology

  • What Does the New EU Governance System Mean for Norwegian Renewables Contributions?
  • Prospects for Wind Power From an Investor’s Perspective
  • How is the Reformed EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) Transforming the Energy Sector?
  • Prospects for Power-2-Gas

16.15 Coffee Break


The Norwegian Solution: Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS)

  • Presentation of a Norwegian CCS Project
  • The Role of CCS Seen From Norway
  • Is CCS Politically Feasible in Germany in the Foreseeable Future?
  • The Role of CCS From a German Industry’s Perspective
  • Discussion 

17.30 Wrap up and End of the Program

18.00 Networking Reception at Ekebergrestauranten