26 October 2017 : Seminar on Energy flexibility

26 October 2017 : Seminar on Energy flexibility

10.10.2017 BE law

Stibbe’s Energy team holds its energy client seminar on ‘flexibility’ within the energy sector on Thursday, 26th of October in Brussels.

Central to this seminar will be the theme of ‘flexibility’ within the energy sector. We are delighted to announce that Marie-Christine Marghem, Minister of Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development, has confirmed to give a keynote speech.

Minister Marghem’s speech will be complemented by contributions of distinguished speakers from Elia, Creg, Fluxys, Next Kraftwerke, Eandis, Stibbe and more.

During the breaks and after the seminar reception there will be plenty of opportunities to exchange ideas with the speakers and other attendees. 

If you are interested in attending this seminar, please contact

Our programme

1:30pm - Registration and welcome coffee

2:00pm - Keynote speech by Mme. M.C. Marghem, Minister of Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development  

Flexibility becoming mainstream

2:20pm - The TSO’s need for additional flexibility – the role of Transfer of Energy by James Matthys-Donnadieu, Head Market Development Elia System Operator

2:40pm - The Act of 13 July 2017: a legal framework for flexibility by Justine Diepart, Associate Stibbe

3:00pm - Flexibility in the field by Jan De Decker, CEO Next Kraftwerke Belgium

3:20pm - The role of gas in flexibility by Rudy van Beurden, Head of Communication Fluxys Belgium

3:40pm - Questions

3:50pm - Break

Competence and conflicts

4:20pm - Intra-Belgian division of competences and EU influence by Cedric DegreefAssociate Stibbe and Thierry D’HooreCompany Lawyer at Elia System Operator

4:40pm - Flexibility and DSOs by Joris SoensRegulatory Affairs Expert Eandis

5:00pm - Flexibility and the regulators – Why we needed new rules by Andreas TirezDirector CREG

5:20pm - Flexibility vs priority of renewables and investor protection by Cees Verburg, PhD researcher at Groningen Centre of Energy Law and Faculty of Law, University of Groningen

5:40pm - Questions

5:50pm - Reception



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