GLOBAL ENERGY TRANSITION – TOWARDS MORE SECURE TOMORROW

 

Course date: 7-14 July 2018

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

DAY 1

SATURDAY, 7 JULY 2018

 

 

18.00 – 21.00

Ms Jurgita Jakevičiūtė

Mr Erikas Kaukas

ORIENTATION | ICE BREAKING SESSION

WELCOME COCKTAIL

DAY 2

SUNDAY, 8 JULY 2018

 

 

10.00 – 12.30

 

TOUR AROUND OLD TOWN OF VILNIUS

12.30 – 15.00

 

FREE TIME

15.00 – 19.00

 

TEAM BUILDING in PUZZLE ROOMS

DAY 3

MONDAY, 9 JULY 2018

 

 

09.00 – 09.50

 

INTRODUCTION

10.00 – 10.50

Ms Kristina Rimkūnaitė

JSC Litgas, Lithuanian natural gas supplier and trader

LECTURE | Global Energy Tendencies

11.00 – 11.50

12.00 – 12.50

PRACTICAL SESSION & DISCUSSION

12.50 – 14.00

 

LUNCH

14.00 – 14.50

Ms Kristina Rimkūnaitė

JSC Litgas, Lithuanian natural gas supplier and trader

LECTURE | Enhancing Energy Security in the EU Gas and Electricity Markets

15.00 – 15.50

16.00 – 16.50

PRACTICAL SESSION & DISCUSSION

DAY 4

TUESDAY, 10 JULY 2018

 

 

10.00 – 10.50

 

LECTURE | Evolution of Energy Security and its Violations

11.00 – 11.50

LECTURE | Energy Resources as Foreign Policy Instruments

12.00 – 12.50

 

PRACTICAL SESSION & DISCUSSION

12.50 – 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

17.30 – 19.00

 

OPEN SESSION | Strengthening National Resilience Against Hybrid Threats

DAY 5

WEDNESDAY, 11 JULY 2018

 

 

10.00 – 10.50

Ms Kristina Rimkūnaitė

JSC Litgas, Lithuanian natural gas supplier and trader

LECTURE |Baltic Regional Gas Market Developments

11.00 – 11.50

12.00 – 12.50

PRACTICAL SESSION & DISCUSSION

12.50 – 14.00

 

LUNCH

14.00 – 14.50

 

LECTURE |Baltic Regional Electricity Market Integration Into Continental European and Nordic Markets

15.00 – 15.50

16.00 – 16.50

 

SITE VISIT & LECTURE | Visit to Lithuanian Electricity Transmission System Operator LITGRID Dispatch Centre & Lecture

DAY 6

THURSDAY, 12 JULY 2018

 

 

 

 

FREE DAY

DAY 7

FRIDAY, 13 JULY 2018

 

 

10.00 – 10.50

 

JOINT LECTURE | Cyber Security in Energy Sector

11.00 – 11.50

12.00 – 12.50

 

PRACTICAL SESSION & DISCUSSION

12.50 – 14.00

 

LUNCH

14.00 – 14.50

 

JOINT LECTURE | NATO’s Role in Energy Security: Civil/Military Approach

15.00 – 15.50

 

PRACTICAL SESSION & DISCUSSION

16.30 – 17.00

 

FINAL REMARKS |AWARDING CEREMONY

20.00

 

FAREWELL EVENING

DAY 8

SATURDAY, 14 JULY 2018

 

 

 

 

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