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Intensive Training | 27.06.2019 - 28.06.2019 | Bruxelles | Sprache: englisch

EU State Aid Law for Energy and Environment

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The EU environmental and energy aid guidelines have been fundamentally revised and extended.

In the programming period 2014-2020 the focus is more than ever on investments in sustainable energy in order to achieve the EU2020 targets. That is not only the shift towards a low-carbon economy in all sectors. But also a strong emphasis on renewable energy (RE) and energy efficiency (EE), resulting in almost a doubling of investment amounts in sustainable energy over 2014-2020.

Compliance with EU State aid rules is of crucial importance and still remains challenging for State aid practitioners for the simple reaon that the field of energy and environment are very complex. The revised Environmental and Energy Guidelines (EEAG) have strengthened the authorities’ approach to assess whether State aid exists or is compatible with the EU internal market. Since the scope of the guidelines has been extended to the energy field, it now includes measures related to energy infrastructure projects, generation adequacy measures and energy intensive users. Furthermore, the General Block Exemption Regulation (GBER), by which a huge number of measures are covered, has considerably been altered.

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Topics

  • Notion, Principles and the most frequent forms of State Aid
  • The Environmental and Energy State Aid Guidelines (EEAG)
  • The EU’s Energy Policy and Interplay with State Aid Regime
  • Granting Aid in Compliance with the General Block Exemption Regulation (GBER)
  • Workshop: Practical Examples & Group Work on State Aid Measures in the Energy Sector – Energy projects: State Aid or not?
  • Examples of attractive Energy Efficiency Financing
  • Calculation of eligible costs and aid intensities
  • Funding for energy and environmental protection in compliance with GBER

Methodology & Structure

  • The training will provide you with a comprehensive overview of the current State aid control system in the energy sector.
  • Various presentations, practical exercises and group work will enable you to apply the guideline and the GBER in the field of energy and environment correctly in practice.
  • Furthermore, you will become familiar with the specific rules and conditions for investment and operating aid in the fields of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energies and energy communities.
  • This training will be conducted by renowned experts EU and Member States’ institutions, as well as leading law firms.

Who should participate?

  • Managing Authorities and Intermediate Bodies involved in programmes for energy and environment
  • State aid Monitoring Offices
  • Ministries for Energy and Environment
  • Energy Agencies
  • National, Regional and Local Development Agencies
  • Development banks, public and private banks
  • Consultants and lawyers in the Energy and Environment sector
  • Beneficiaries of ESI Funds and/or EU direct programmes

Why should you participate?

  • Receive a clear understanding of the State aid compliance requirements
  • Improve your knowledge on State aid regulations for energy efficiency and renewable energy
  • Learn how to properly apply GBER and the Guidelines on State aid for Environmental Protection and Energy
  • Benefit from another Member State’s experience and learn good practices
  • Have a platform to exchange ideas and challenges within your organisation and receive practical advice on current cases
  • Analyse your problems and discuss your questions with the acknowledged experts from the European Commission as well as public and private practice.

Participants will receive extensive materials:
All presentations shown during the training (inclusive online access to all presentations after the training) Selection of corresponding journals published by Lexxion Confirmations of participation.

Course Material – No need to miss anything!
If you are unable to make it to the Training, you may want to order a copy of the printed material including the access data to all presentations shown during the events. The price is € 299,- (each, excl. of VAT).

If interested, please contact Johann Blain.

Tag 1: Donnerstag, 27. Juni

Tagungsleiter
Maria Kleis-Walravens Lawyer - Head of Energy, ClientEarth, Brussels
08:30

Registration & Welcome Coffee

09:00

Welcome and Introduction Round

09:15

Notion, Principles and the most frequent forms of State Aid

• Non compliance
• The requirements of Art. 107 TFEU
• The notion of aid
• Economic vs. non-economic activities
• State resources
• Determining advantage
De minimis aid

Karel Bourgeois Counsel, EU Competition Practice, Allen & Overy, Brussels
10:00

Coffee Break

10:30

The Environmental and Energy State Aid Guidelines (EEAG)

• Scope and structure of the EEAG
• Common assessment principles
• State aid for resource adequacy
• State aid for reduction and exemption for environmental taxes

Maria Kleis-Walravens Lawyer - Head of Energy, ClientEarth, Brussels
11:15

The EU’s Energy Policy and Interplay with State Aid Regime

• Compatibility between clean energy package & guidelines
• The current EU Energy law and policy framework
• Current trends and technologies
• Consumer participation and decentralisation

Juliette Delarue Lawyer - Energy, ClientEarth, Brussels
12:00

Lunch Break

13:30

Granting Aid in Compliance with the General Block Exemption Regulation

• Funding for energy and environmental protection in compliance with GBER
• Incentive effect, eligible costs, aid amount and intensities
• Formal and procedural requirements

Christos Peolidis Case Handler, Access to finance, R&D&I and Environment, DG Competition, European Commission, Brussels
14:15

Coffee Break

14:45

Workshop:

Practical Examples & Group Work on State Aid Measures in the Energy Sector – Energy projects: State Aid or not?

Juliette Delarue Lawyer - Energy, ClientEarth, Brussels
Maria Kleis-Walravens Lawyer - Head of Energy, ClientEarth, Brussels
16:15

Final Q&A and End of the first day

Tag 2: Freitag, 28. Juni

09:00

State Aid for Renewable Resources

  • Setting-up schemes for renewable energy
  • Investment aid and operating aid for renewable energy
  • Conditions for granting operating aid for RES in EEAG and GBER
  • Competitive bidding as a means of granting aid to RES
  • Practical examples
Dörte Fouquet Partner, Becker Büttner Held, Brussels
09:45

How to finance renewables expansion in the future?

  • How to achieve a fairer distribution of costs
  • Do we still need funding for renewables?
  • Expending the renewables surcharge to other sectors
  • What is the next wave of “Energy Transition” ?
  • Addressing the cost legacy
10:30

Coffee Break

11:00

State aid and energy communities

  • What are energy communities?
  • Energy communities as non-commercial market actors
  • Challenges energy communities face operating in the market
  • Energy communities & competitive bidding for granting aid to RES
  • REDII & enabling frameworks for renewable energy communities
Josh Roberts Advocacy Officer, REScoop.eu
11:45

State Aid for Energy Efficiency

• Conditions for investment aid and operating aid for energy efficiency in the EEAG and GBER
• Calculation of eligible costs and aid intensities

Péter Staviczky
State Aid Attaché, Permanent Representation of Hungary to the EU, Brussels

12:30

Lunch Break

14:00

Practical Session:

Examples of attractive Energy Efficiency Financing

Ken Cook Head of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Branch, Welsh European Funding Office
15:00

Coffee Break

15:30

State Aid & Environmental Taxes

• Reductions from environmental taxes and from funding support for renewables

Christos Peolidis Case Handler, Access to finance, R&D&I and Environment, DG Competition, European Commission, Brussels
16:00

Final Q&A and End of the Training

*Programme may be subject to change.

Referenten

Maria Kleis-Walravens
Lawyer - Head of Energy, ClientEarth, Brussels

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Karel Bourgeois
Counsel, EU Competition Practice, Allen & Overy, Brussels

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Juliette Delarue
Lawyer - Energy, ClientEarth, Brussels

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Christos Peolidis
Case Handler, Access to finance, R&D&I and Environment, DG Competition, European Commission, Brussels

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Dörte Fouquet
Partner, Becker Büttner Held, Brussels

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Josh Roberts
Advocacy Officer, REScoop.eu

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Péter Staviczky
State Aid Attaché, Permanent Representation of Hungary to the EU, Brussels

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Ken Cook
Head of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Branch, Welsh European Funding Office

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Intensive Training | 27.06.2019 - 28.06.2019 | Bruxelles | Sprache englisch

Teilnahmegebühren
Reduzierte Teilnahmegebühr für Angehörige einer Hochschule/Behörde: € 1240,- (exkl. USt)
Reguläre Teilnahmegebühr: € 1640,- (exkl. USt)

Rabatt für European State Aid Law Quarterly (EStAL)-Abonnenten: € 100,-

21% USt (Belgien) wird zusätzlich berechnet.

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Ticket-Typ Preis Plätze
EU State Aid Law for Energy and Environment
Regular fee / Reguläre Teilnahmegebühr
€1.640,00
EU State Aid Law for Energy and Environment
Reduced fee for public authorities / Reduzierte Teilnahmegebühr für Angehörige einer Hochschule/Behörde
€1.240,00

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