Energy regulators call for mandatory regional plans for gas security of supply at the Madrid Forum, Brussels, 14 October 2015

• Fully implement the Gas Balancing Network Code
• Define protected customers at EU level
• LNG and storage are important to delivering security of supply

Today, the Council of European Energy Regulators (CEER) presented at the Madrid Forum
(14-15 October 2015) a concept for enhancing security of supply in Europe based on market-based solutions and regionally (rather than nationally) focused security of supply plans. See our Concept Paper on Gas Security of Supply.

To enhance cross-border cooperation, CEER supports mandatory regional plans. Walter Boltz, Chair of the CEER Gas Working Group, said: “The regional plans would be complementary to national plans (risk assessment, preventive action plan and emergency plan).”

Fully implement the Gas Balancing Network Code
Walter Boltz, explained that completion of the Internal Energy Market is the crucial basis of any EU security of supply strategy and is necessary to deliver robust price signals: “The Third Package framework, including network codes, needs to be fully implemented. The Gas Balancing Network Code obliges suppliers to contract sufficient volumes of gas for customers and ensures that sufficient gas is available to satisfy consumers’ needs as long as the network is in balance.”

Define protected customers at EU level
CEER also argues for more solidarity between Member States, inter alia by harmonising definitions of protected customers at EU level so that a protected customer in one Member State is treated equally in other Member States in the case of an emergency.

LNG and storage are important to delivering security of supply
Regarding a European strategy for LNG, CEER stressed that investments driven by market signals represent the most effective way of balancing risks. Mechanisms such as Projects of Common Interest (PCIs) are one option (among others) to support expansion of interconnection capacity where market signals indicate a need.

Mr Boltz cautioned that “concepts such as demand aggregation through common purchasing could raise competition issues and thus distort the functioning of gas markets.”

With respect to gas storage, Mr Boltz also advocated a market-based and regional approach. He explained “It is not possible to define single optimum levels/shares of LNG or storage.”

The European Commission has welcomed CEER’s (April) response to the Commission’s consultation on the revision of the Gas Security of Supply Regulation (994/2010), our response to the LNG and Storage Strategy (September) and our (July) Concept Paper as valuable inputs as the Commission revises Europe’s Security of Supply Regulation.

To read the full press release with Notes for Editors, please click here

8th Balkan Energy Finance Forum 20 – 21 October 2015 Metropol Palace Hotel, Belgrade Serbia

Meet Leading Energy Developers, Financiers & Investors in One Place
and Gain Leverage in What Promises to Be the Most Exciting Marketplace in the
Coming Years!

Our 8th annual Southeast Europe Energy event will unite key
players from across the Energy industry, from both private and public sectors,
tackling key issues facing market developments in light of current sector transformations
and the emerging security of energy supply.

Focus will be paid to National and Regional energy policy aiming to
improve the present strength and future competitiveness of common Balkan energy
market. A major focal point of discussions is set to be opening of a regional,
Balkan Power Exchange and development of offshore gas potential in Croatia and
Montenegro along with up-to-date development plans for Albania’s hydrocarbon
and hydro resources.

Moving away from generic Energy discussions, our 8th annual
event will highlight the bankability of Energy projects for private sector
investors, including expert scrutiny of risks and challenges from a range of
international professionals, utilising real life case studies of successful and
stalled projects, as well as offering in Gas and Electricity Infrastructure,
Wind, Solar, Hydro, Energy Efficiency and Alternative Sources.

Programme Highlights

Hear about the most
current energy issues and challenges facing Balkan countries to identify
lucrative new markets for business growth. Key points of discussion include:

– Opening
of the Balkan Power Exchange

Investments in electricity infrastructure: Where to find the capital to build
grids and support generation projects

Attracting other sources of gas into the energy mix: Adriatic Sea, Eastern Mediterranean,
Turkmenistan and Iran

– EU 2020
objectives: How close is the Balkan region to meet targets and what measure
will be taken to meet them?

– Where
is the best market for hydro investments?

Regulatory struggles in renewable energy Investment. What kind of guarantees can
investors expect?

Developing & financing energy projects

– How can
and should the region attract foreign capital to the sector? What are investors’

Visit the website of activity for further information: and Email: All ACERC
members are entitled to an exclusive 20% discount on registration.

Gas market regulators, EU countries and stakeholders to discuss European internal gas market

Tuesday, 13 October, 2015

European gas market regulators, EU countries and stakeholders meet in Madrid on 14-15 October to discuss gas market strategies as well as the development and implementation of rules and guidelines governing the gas market.

Discussions at the Madrid Forum will focus on the gas supply outlook for the upcoming winter and work under the EU’s plan for Energy Union including on gas supply security and the Commission’s LNG and gas storage strategy. Participants at the Forum will also debate how to improve regional cooperation on gas and the harmonisation of gas quality standards across Europe.

At the meeting, the Commission also expects discussion on the progress of the completion of the internal energy market. Debate will centre on the tariffs applied to gas that is traded across borders and rules for allocating new gas transmission capacity.

Furthermore, with key rules and guidelines governing the gas sector starting to apply as of this autumn, ACER – the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators – and ENTSOG – the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Gas – will also announce a new initiative that will identify and resolve possible challenges in implementing EU-level market rules, based on stakeholders’ experiences across the EU.

Tirana International Fair, Palace of Congress, 21st – 25th November 2015, Tirana, Albania. Published on Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

Klik Ekspo Group
is delighted to invite to 22nd Tirana International Fair, the event that has already turned the Albanian Capital into a meeting point of networking opportunities and
interactions and which comes this year with a renewed Business-Culture-Coexistence theme.

Sectors in focus

Klik Ekspo Group’s 22nd Tirana International Fair is open and ready to launch your small enterprise, new products, committed exploration of new markets, whatever the targeted sector will be: Energy,
Construction, Transportation, Environmental Protection, Food and Agriculture Industry, Financial Services, Tourism and Development Projects, Art and Culture, etc.

Simultaneous events

Expo-Convention Energy Full screen, is organized in cooperation
with the
Ministry of Energy and Industry and brings a new concept as reinforced by the milestones stirred by the demands of international investors of the sector to have a broader picture about the investment
opportunities and to providing smart solutions for energy and energy efficiency,
proposals of alternative resources, among which the use of gas with the construction of the TAP makes up the
historical milestone.

The Event is proposed with
concentrated formula
promote this
key moment: the variety of sectors, layered socio-economic
realities to which it addresses, economic benefits, internationalization of Albanian values in the
region and in the
entire TAP route.

Expo Transport,
is introduced
with the Ministry
and Infrastructure, following the experience of the last edition (November 2014) with a concept based on
the requirements
of international investors of the sector, to have a thorough picture about the
investment opportunities in Albania for the priority sectors, and participation in public procurements
bids, involvement in projects of special importance as the start of Arber road, renewal of road network and
traffic system, privatizations and
significant concessions.

For more click the here link.

Energy infrastructure forum (EIF) – inaugural event, 9 November 2015 to 10 November 2015


Moltkes Palae, Copenhagen

This invitation only event will see the launch of the Energy Infrastructure Forum. The Forum was foreseen by the Energy Union package as a key action to advance the development of trans-European energy infrastructure, which is vital to Europe’s success in building a secure, competitive and sustainable Energy Union. The inaugural event will gather 200 high level representatives of the EU institutions, EU governments, network operators, industry and other stakeholders to launch the Energy Infrastructure Forum as an annual event in Copenhagen.

Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete will open the event in partnership with the Prime Minister of Denmark Lars Løkke Rasmussen. The two day conference will feature four sessions covering gas, electricity, regional cooperation and financing and will be closed by the EU Vice President for Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič, with the Danish Minister of Energy Lars Christian Lilleholt. A Gala dinner will also be held on the evening of 9 November to discuss energy security.

World EXPO 2015, 1 May 2015 to 30 October 2015



The World EXPO 2015 is taking place in Milan from 1 May to 30 October 2015 with the theme “Feeding the Planet: Energy for Life”. Some 20 million visitors are expected to attend the event. Following its successful participation in the World EXPO Shanghai in 2010, the EU will participate this year in Milan with its own pavilion. The European Union sees the EXPO as an opportunity to demonstrate EU achievements on food sustainability over the last 50 years and to discuss the principle challenges in the short-term and long-term up to 2050. Technology and innovation will play a vital role.

Since energy is seen as an indispensable element to the sustainability of the food sector, DG Energy will host two conferences on the EU pavilion. The first event will be a conference on the “Sustainable Production and use of Energy in the Food Sector” on 26 June from 10:00 – 19:00.

Looking at the entire agri-food chain from farm to fork, this conference will bring together senior political leaders including Commissioner Arias Cañete, ministers from EU countries, as well as the business and scientific community to discuss the challenge of sustainably powering the next agricultural revolution. In addition to the high-level opening session kicked off by Commissioner Arias Cañete, the conference will also include sessions focused on best practices in farming, food processing, retail and consumption, as well energy for agriculture in the developing world.

Register now

The second event is a conference on “Smart Energy Systems in the Food Sector” on 16 October.
At both events there will be a focus on best practice, innovative and sustainable solutions for sustainable production, and the use of energy in the food sector.

Find out more


175 companies registered! Visa free Kish is welcoming you!

With the support of Iranian government, Open Iran group and BTK is organising 7th International Summit and Exhibition for Presenting Iran’s Investment Opportunities and 2nd Kish International Summit and Exhibition for Stock Exchange, Banking, Insurance and Privatisation on 9th- 12th November 2015 in Kish Island.

Kish INVEX will be an opportunity for central governments, mayors of various counties and Free Zone officials to present their “ready-to-invest” projects and various investment opportunities in the fields of Energy, Construction, Mining, Infrastructure, ICT, Agriculture, Housing and Urban Planning and Travel and Tourism. It will also be a great platform for domestic and foreign companies to be presented with investment opportunities and get familiar with banking, insurance and privatisation issues and trends of stock exchange and to network with those who share the same vision for doing business in Iran.

The Summit is listed and will be held in Kish International Convention Center and the Exhibition will be at Kish International Exhibition Center, both are world class centres.

Please note that organisers are looking for sponsors from Bronze to Platinum level, One Automotive Partner, One Telecom Partner, One Postal and Career partner, One Insurance Partner, One Banking Partner, 3 Airline Partners, a number of Media Partners. In addition, individual passes can be issued as well for those who simply wish to attend. Please revert to Sponsorship Packages for full details.

For more information concerning the topics, programme and last year’s event highlights visit This year’s programme is detailed in Kish INVEX 2015 Brochure.

Members will receive 10% discount on delegate rates for this event. Please get in touch at to make use of this.

Anita Papp

International Development
Open Iran Ltd.
Number 6, Esfand Road, 9th Street, Simaye Iran , West Town, Tehran, Iran
Tel: 22351161, 22351171

Conference Energy Market South East Europe 2015, which will be held on the 15th and 16th October 2015

Dear Members,

It is a great pleasure to remind you to participate in the International Conference Energy Market South East Europe 2015, which will be held on the 15th and 16th October 2015 with an accompanying exhibition, in Swiss Diamond Hotel in Prishtina, Kosovo.

This year Energy Market South East Europe 2015 will be focused on presenting the energy situation in South East Europe in all its breadth and closeness of the related fields of energy industry. For further information, please find attached the updated agenda of the conference or visit website:

For the detailed agenda click here.

Your attendance will gladden and honor.

Vjosa Kupina & Arta Shehu

Conference Management

see below for Albanian and German

Të nderuar,

Me kënaqësi ju kujtojme të merrni pjesë në konferencën ndërkombëtare Energy Market South East Europe 2015, e cila do të mbahet me datën 15 dhe 16 Tetor 2015 me një panair shoqërues, në Swiss Diamond Hotel në Prishtinë, Kosovë.

Këtë vit Energy Market South East Europe 2015 do t’i kushtohet paraqitjes së situatës së energjisë në Evropën Juglindore në gjithë gjerësinë e saj në fushat përkatëse të industrisë së energjisë. Për më shumë informata, ju lutemi gjeni të bashkëngjitur agjendën e aktualizuar të konferencës ose vizitoni faqen e internetit:

Për agjendën e detajuar ju lutem klikoni këtu.

Pjesëmarrja e juaj do të na gëzon dhe nderon.

Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren,

wir laden Sie herzlich ein, an der internationalen Konferenz Energy Market South East Europe 2015 teilzunehmen, welche am 15 und 16 Oktober 2015 mit einer Begleitmesse, im Swiss Diamond Hotel in Prishtina, Kosovo stattfinden wird.

Dieses Jahr widmet sich die Konferenz Energy Market South East Europe 2015 der Darstellung der energiewirtschaftlichen Lage in Südosteuropa in ihrer ganzen Breite. Finden Sie anbei die aktuelle Agenda der Konferenz oder besuchen Sie uns auf unserer Webseite für weitere Informationen:

Für eine detaillierte Agenda, klicken Sie bitte hier.

Wir freuen uns auf Ihre Teilnahme und wünschen Ihnen schon jetzt eine informative und interessante Veranstaltung.