This workshop is organised by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Energy. It is part of a series of EU Energy Days, which was initiated at COP22 in Marrakesh.
This workshop will be the Commission’s first opportunity to share and discuss in an international context its recently launched proposals for a new Electricity Market Design and for a revised Renewable Energy Directive, which are part of the “Clean Energy for All Europeans” package launched on 30 November 2016. The workshop will specifically focus on how the electricity market will ensure that renewables can become the backbone of the electricity system. The event will be a prime opportunity to learn about the new proposals, and to share experiences and practices with experts from all over the world.
The event will be opened by the Director General for Energy from the European Commission. There will then be a panel discussion on regional balancing and renewable energy auctions. The event will be followed by a networking event organised by the EU-GCC Clean Energy Network.