Discussion seminar: ENERGY POLICY - GOVERNANCE AND INNOVATION

Date and venue 7 October 2013, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic
Objective

Sharp onset of energy production from renewable energy sources poses a challenge for energy policy. Public support, innovations and therefore declining investment costs of RES technologies resulted in very fast growing share of RES in total energy production of many countries included in the EU. Energy production from RES is fragmented into a large number of relatively small producers therefore the management of energy supply requires new approaches (governance rather than government). The aim of this seminar is to discuss these current issues in the context of Central Europe.

Agenda
13:45 – 14:00 Registration
14:00 – 14:30 Welcome and introduction
Prof. František Janouch, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
Nuclear physicist, publicist, founder of the Charter 77 foundation
Prof. Jiřina Jílková, University in Ustí nad Labem, Czech Republic
Vice-rector for research
14:30 – 15:00 RES - opened questions of economic support (download)
Doc. Jaroslav Knápek, Czech Technical University, Prague
Head of Department of Economics, Management and Humanities, Faculty of Electrical Engineering
15:00 – 15:30 Electricity markets: Planned economies or competitive markets (download)
Prof. Reinhard Haas, Vienna University of Technology
Head of Energy Economics Group, Institute of Energy Systems and Electrical Drives
15:30 – 16:00 Electric vehicles: An energetic, ecological and economic assessment (download)
Dr. Amela Ajanovic, Vienna University of Technology
Energy Economics Group, Institute of Energy Systems and Electrical Drives
16:00 – 16:15 Coffee break
16:15 – 16:45 EU GUGLE - Smart City Initiatives (download)
Dipl.-Ing. Roman Gruenner, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
Department of Civil Engineering and Natural Hazards, Institute of Structural Engineering
16:45 – 17:15 Forecasting of electricity prices volatility (download)
Ing. Štěpán Kratochvíl, Czech Technical University, Prague
Department of Economics, Management and Humanities, Faculty of Electrical Engineering
17:15 – 17:45 State Energy Policy of the Czech Republic – The Role of Innovations
Ing. Tomáš Smejkal
Ministry of Industry and Trade of Czech Republic
17:45 - 18:00 Final discussion

Photos
IREAS 2013 & design by: Jana Hradcova & code by: Karel Safr