How to Reach the New Renewable Energy Targets: Learning from Good Practices

27/06/2019 - 28/06/2019
Location: Barcelona (ES)
Project number: 1961301

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How to Reach the New Renewable Energy Targets: Learning from Good Practices

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Get prepared! By 2030, the EU will have to get at least 32% of its energy from renewable sources and reach an energy efficiency headline target of 32.5%. The new targets are set out in the Clean Energy Package recently concluded by the co-legislators. The revised Renewable energy Directive, the revised Energy Efficiency Directive as well as the Regulation on a Governance for the Energy Union have already entered into force[1]. The provisions for the new electricity market design are expected to be published in the Official Journal this summer. As part of this new Energy Union governance, all EU Member States have submitted their draft national energy and climate plans to the Commission with the next step being recommendations by the Commission. These plans will form the national pledges towards the binding EU target for renewables.

Get informed! This seminar focuses on informing participants about the new Renewable energy directive (2018/2001) and the parts that are relevant for renewables in the Governance Regulation and market design.

Get the skills to achieve the objectives! This training will get the participants to have an overview of the Clean Energy Package and how renewable energy legislation will drive the green transition in Europe.

Don´t forget about the funds! The Clean Energy Package is not only about legislative action, but also an enabling framework. That also includes funding. Therefore, participants will know more on what funding opportunities exist for renewables in EU/EEA funds.

And how to implement it in practice! Smart cities and our green transition will be illustrated with the cases/examples of Barcelona and Norway.

How will it help you?

This seminar is a combination of lectures and debates. First, it explains the EU new Clean Energy package and presents the new changes from a legal perspective. Debates will allow participants to express doubts and ask specific questions on their own case to highly-qualified experts. Finally, as this seminar is open to stakeholders from various background, it allows discussion from different perspectives.

Who will benefit most?

Target groups are representatives of national energy authorities. In accordance with the key areas for action identified in the new directive, stakeholders in the electricity sector, heating and cooling sector, and transport sector are also vividly encouraged to join this seminar. Representatives managing energy funds are encouraged to take this course to get a whole picture of how the money will be invested.

Moreover, public relation officers involved in projects related to energy are invited to get informed about the new package to later communicate efficiently the new directive to citizens.

The seminar is open also to the private market and NGOs wishing to increase their understanding of the legislation.

After-course material

To help you remember your learning, participants will be provided with the slides and with materials used in the seminar.

  • Acquire detailed knowledge of the changes introduced by the new directive and the new policy instrument of the Governance Regulation.
  • Get prepared to inform consumers on new targets and how citizens may get involved in the process
  • See and learn how renewable energy regulation and funding are concretely put into practise by smart city of Barcelona and the project of fully electrifying Norway.

[1] Directive 2018/2001 of 11 December 2018 on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources, Directive 2018/2002 of 11 December 2018 on energy efficiency and Regulation 2018/1999 of 11 December 2018 on the Governance of the Energy Union and Climate Action


Thursday 27 June 2019



Registration of participants




Introduction to the seminar: presentation of the methodology to be followed
‘Tour de table’ – participants and experts introduce themselves. Needs assessment of the audience.
Gracia Vara Arribas, Expert, Project Leader, EIPA Barcelona



I. Learning from the previous directive and introduction to the new directive




Renewable energy directive in force until 2020
Birgitte Jourdan-Andersen, Senior Legal Advisor, Energy Norway




Renewable energy in practice – electrification of Norway
Kristian Blindheim, Energy Norway




Coffee break




Relevant case law
Including the impact of the Lisbon Treaty on the renewable energy directive, and how other sectorial legislation like the Services Directive can have an impact on the direction to be taken by renewable energy market.
Rodolphe Munoz, Legal Officer, DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, European Commission,




Lunch break




The New Renewable Energy Directive (2018/2001)
Michaela Holl, DG Energy, European Commission








The Energy Union and Climate Action Governance Regulation
Michaela Holl




End of the first day




Welcome dinner





Friday 28 June 2019



II. Implications of the new directive




The new market design and its impact on the renewable energy market
Oliver Koch – Deputy Head of Unit, DG Energy, European Commission




Funding of renewable energy both from EU Funds and EEA Grants
Michaela Holl and Birgitte Jourdan-Andersen




Coffee break




Smart cities – how the promotion of renewable energy by regulatory principles and provisions are undertaken in practical terms
Christina Castells Guiu, Director, Directorate of Energy and Environmental Quality, Barcelona city council




Conclusions and closing of the seminar





Course venue
Grupotel Gran Vía 678
Gran Vía Corts Catalanes, 678
08010 Barcelona
Tel: +34-931924560

Programme Organiser
Mr Raymond Pelzer
Tel: +34 93 245 12 01

The fee includes documentation, two lunches, one dinner and coffee breaks. After the event, a certificate of participation will be handed out and participants will be given access to the digital version of the event documents. Accommodation and travel costs are at the expense of the participants or their administration.

EIPA offers a 10% discount to all civil servants working for one of EIPA’s supporting countries, and civil servants working for an EU institution, body or agency.

Who are the supporting countries?
Civil servants coming from the following EIPA supporting countries are entitled to get the reduced fee: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom.

For all other participants, the regular fee applies.

Lunches will be served at the hotel restaurant and dinner will be held at a restaurant in the city. Special dietary requirements (e.g. vegetarian, diabetic) can be indicated once you have received confirmation of your participation in the seminar.

Hotel reservations
EIPA would be pleased to make reservations for you at the hotel where the seminar will be taking place, and where special rates apply for EIPA participants. Should you wish to make use of this possibility, please contact the organiser of this seminar Payment is to be made directly and personally to the hotel upon checking out. Please note that if you register after the deadline, hotel reservations cannot be guaranteed.

EIPA has made a block booking at the Grupotel Gran Vía 678 at the special rates of:

  • Single room: €105 + 10% VAT + €1.21 tourist tax
  • Double room for single use: €125 + 10% VAT + €1.21 tourist tax
  • Double room for two people: €145 + 10% VAT + €2.42 tourist tax

The prices specified above include a breakfast buffet.

Confirmation of registration will be forwarded to participants on receipt of the completed online registration form.

Prior payment is a condition for participation.

Cancellation policy
For administrative reasons you will be charged €150 for cancellations received within 15 days before the activity begins. There is no charge for qualified substitute participants.

EIPA reserves the right to cancel the activity up to 2 weeks before the starting date. In that case, registration fees received will be fully reimbursed. EIPA accepts no responsibility for any costs incurred (travel, accommodation, etc.).


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