The 16th ERRA Energy Investment and Regulation Conference will be held on September 25-26, 2017 in The Ritz-Carlton, Astana, Kazakhstan. The Conference is hosted by the Committee on Regulation of Natural Monopolies and Protection of Competition of Kazakhstan.
The Energy Regulators Regional Association (ERRA) is a voluntary organization comprised of independent energy regulatory bodies primarily from Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and the United States of America. There are now 30 full and 7 associate members working together in ERRA. The Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) of Russia is a full and founding member of ERRA. For more information on the Association and its Members, please visit: http://www.erranet.org
Kazakhstan will host the “EXPO 2017 – Future Energy” in Astana, which results in a number of international meetings related to energy and sustainable development taking place in the Kazakh capital this year.
One of such gatherings will be the 16th ERRA Energy Investment and Regulation Conference. Other than the EXPO 2017, ERRA’s motivation for the venue is that one of our founding members is the Government of Kazakhstan, namely the Committee on Regulation of Natural Monopolies and Protection of Competition of Kazakhstan.
The ERRA Energy Investment & Regulation Conference offers a 2-day programme which has proved to be an excellent opportunity for a dialogue between the regulators and other stakeholders of the energy industry from more than 50 countries of 4 continents. The conference strives to provide the delegates with latest news in the energy industry and an outstanding occasion for exchange of ideas with high-level utility regulators of the ERRA region.
The delegates use the Conference to engage in discussions about the necessary improvements for the development of energy markets and regulation of electricity, gas and renewables.
The conference will take place in the Ritz-Carlton Astana Hotel. The brand new Ritz Carlton Hotel stands as an icon above the bright lights of Astana being part of the Talan Towers. It brings a new level of luxury, provides royal views, convenient location and a full range of services and facilities. The conference will be formally opened by a high-level representative of the Kazakh government.
Key arguments in favour of the conference this year:
ERRA goes East again: second Investment Conference in Asia. The conference will be organized in Kazakhstan: a landlocked oil-rich country, generating 60% of Central Asia’s GDP, primarily through its oil/gas industry. Astana is a young, futuristic, ambitious and optimistic capital, rich in signature buildings. Astana is also hosting Expo 2017 – Future Energy between June – September 2017. The venue symbolizes ERRA’s main idea: the Conference is supposed to create a bridge between East and West.
This year the Conference is to focus on the following major issues:
SESSION I: Current Status of the Energy Industry in Kazakhstan
SESSION II: Opportunities on Gas Markets and Competitiveness of LNG (Investment, Incentives, Impact on Pipelines, Access, Interoperability)
SESSION III: Rethinking Energy: The Role of Renewable Energy in Meeting Climate Change Goals (How Policy Can be Used to Promote Renewables Markets; Mobilizing Investment into Renewables; Impact of Innovation on Renewables)
SESSION IV: The Energy Customer: The Changing Energy Market and its Regulation (Prosumers, End-user Pricing, Changing Role of the DSOs)
Special session: The agenda will feature a new element in 2017. As part of the conference programme ERRA will portray the energy market of a Guest Country. The identity of the Guest Country is under discussion but it will represent a non-ERRA member emerging market country. Watch out for our news!
15 years of experience behind us makes the Conference:
- A flagship event in regional energy regulatory conferences
- An excellent opportunity for a dialogue between the regulators and other stakeholders of the energy industry
- A truly professional event, focusing on the latest regional issues, trends and developments in the energy industry
- An outstanding occasion for exchange of ideas with high-level energy regulators of the ERRA region
The website of the conference is updated frequently with new topics and speakers, we suggest visiting the event website regularly: http://erranet.org/conference/investment-conference-2017/
For more information please contact ERRA Secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org.