GLOBAL ENERGY TRANSITION – TOWARDS MORE SECURE TOMORROW

 

Course date: 13-20 July 2019

The field of energy security is undergoing significant transition marked with global and regional initiatives aimed to go forward a low-carbon, secure and competitive economy and the European Union’s (EU) ambition to take a leading position on this matter. The EU's initiative and continuous determination to create a resilient Energy Union with a forward-looking climate change policy has created a new momentum to bring about the transition to a low-carbon, secure and competitive economy.

After three years of the sustainable development of the Energy Union we witness significant progress made in the field of energy security. And indeed, since the initiative of the Energy Union is launched Lithuania together with its regional partners have made a significant contribution to the achievement of its goals, most important of which are the integration of the EU energy market and enhancement of its energy security by the diversification of energy routes and sources.

The completion of electricity interconnections with Sweden (NordBalt) and Poland (LitPolLink) in 2015 connected Lithuanian energy system with the Western European energy system and enabled its direct participation in the Nordic electricity market, including the electricity trading system of Nord Pool Spot. The Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminal in Klaipėda (Lithuania) launched in 2014 not just streamlined the development of the regional gas market in the Eastern Baltic region thereby contributing to region’s greater energy security and competitiveness but also encouraged to gain a valuable experience and a know-how which now Lithuania is sharing with other European countries and across the globe. Also, interconnector between Poland and Lithuania (GIPL) which is now under construction and expected to be completed in 2021 will ensure diversification of gas supply, enables integration of the Baltic States into EU gas market and increase energy security. These achievements have significantly contributed to the strengthening of energy independence, the creation of a single EU electricity market and increased security of supply.

Course content

Energy Security Course aims to explore specific aspects of global and regional energy transition, including EU Member States’ efforts to pursue increased interconnectivity, including synchronous operation of Member States with the European Networks, enhanced security of energy supply, nuclear safety within and beyond the borders of the EU and the EU ability to speak with one voice, particularly its bargaining power vis-à-vis third countries and address energy security challenges in the neighbouring countries.

PROGRAMME

SATURDAY, 13 JULY
18.00 – 20.00 ORIENTATION | ICE BREAKING SESSION

WELCOME COCKTAIL

SUNDAY, 14 JULY
10.00 – 12.30 TOUR AROUND OLD TOWN OF VILNIUS
12.30 – 14.00 FREE TIME
14.00 – 15.30 TEAM BUILDING in PUZZLE ROOMS
MONDAY, 15 JULY
09.00 – 09.50 INTRODUCTION |
10.00 – 10.50 LECTURE | Global Energy Tendencies
11.00 – 11.50
12.00 – 14.00 LUNCH
14.00 – 14.50 LECTURE | Enhancing Energy Security in the EU Gas and Electricity Markets
15.00 – 15.50
16.00 – 16.50 PRACTICAL SESSION & DISCUSSION
TUESDAY, 16 JULY
10.00 – 10.50 LECTURE | Energy Resources as Foreign Policy Instruments
11.00 – 11.50
12.00 – 14.00 LUNCH
14.00 – 14.50 LECTURE | Energy Security of the Baltic States and Their Cooperation in the Area
15.00 – 15.50
16.00 – 16.50 PRACTICAL SESSION & DISCUSSION
WEDNESDAY, 17 JULY
10.00 – 10.50 LECTURE | Baltic Regional Gas Market Developments
11.00 – 11.50
12.00 – 14.00 LUNCH
14.00 – 14.50 LECTURE | Cyber Security in Energy Sector
15.00 – 15.50
16.00 – 16.50 PRACTICAL SESSION & DISCUSSION
THURSDAY, 18 JULY
10.00 – 13.00 SITE VISIT & LECTURE
FRIDAY, 19 JULY
10.00 – 10.50 LECTURE | The Challenges Faced by Lithuanian Efforts to Enhance Its Energy Security
11.00 – 11.50
12.00 – 14.00 LUNCH
14.00 – 14.50 LECTURE | NATO’s Role in Energy Security: Civil/Military Approach
15.00 – 15.50
16.30 – 17.00 AWARDING CEREMONY
20.00 FAREWELL EVENING
SATURDAY, 20 JULY
DEPARTURE

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