ICIS Webinar: Germany’s and Poland’s electricity markets in transition

19 October 2017 at 15:00 CEST / 14:00 BST

Energy systems in Europe are changing at fast pace. With the Energiewende, Germany has started a fundamental transformation of its power sector and triggered a boom of renewables, accounting for one third of power generation in 2016. The latest RES capacity auctions highlighted that some technologies are already self-sustained.

Poland’s outdated coal fleet will eventually require replacement, wind energy has started to replace fossil generation and the country is considering nuclear power as a carbon-free alternative. The current support scheme is under refurbishment and Poland aims to install a capacity market.

During this webinar we will shed light on the latest developments regarding renewable energy deployment and support mechanisms by comparing the political landscape and the energy sectors of the two neighbouring countries. We will analyse how the federal elections in Germany will impact the discussions around the country’s coal phase-out and assess how a multi-speed Europe impacts the idea of the Energiewende.

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Speakers

Vincent Ehrmann

Vincent Ehrmann
Senior Analyst – EU Power & Carbon Markets

With ICIS since 2013, Vincent focusses especially on the European power sector and its implications on the European carbon market (EU ETS). Besides long-term forecasting and trend analysis of drivers such as power demand, capacity and fuel mix development, he extensively tracks utilities’ hedging behaviour. He demonstrated his knowledge and understanding of this topic in several pieces of analysis which were widely recognized throughout the European carbon market.


Marcus Ferdinand

Marcus Ferdinand
Senior Analyst – EU Power & Carbon Markets

Marcus Ferdinand works as Senior Analyst for EU Power and Carbon markets at ICIS in Karlsruhe (Germany). He provides quantitative and qualitative analysis to stakeholders in the rapidly changing energy market landscape. He provides regular policy and market analysis to participants in regional and global carbon and power markets as well as EU institutions and governments. Previously, Marcus worked at consultancy Ecofys and headed the EU ETS analysis team at Thomson Reuters in Oslo (Norway). He gathered experience in the power sector when working at E.ON’s headquarter as well as E.ON’s Energy Trading business.


Irina Peltegova

Irina Peltegova
Deputy editor EDEM

Irina Peltegova is the deputy editor of the ICIS European Daily Electricity Markets (EDEM) report and editor of Southeast European Energy Hub Daily (SEHD). She has been covering developments on the CEE/SEE power markets extensively for six years.

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