13 September, 20172017-09-13T10:00:00
10:00 AM 2017-09-13T10:00:00 - 11:30 AM 2017-09-13T11:30:00
Baker & McKenzie, Level 19, CBW, 181 William Street, Melbourne Victoria 3000

The Clean Energy Council is pleased to host two leading experts on the transformation of the European energy system. The European Union already sources 30% of its electricity from renewable energy resources. It is targeting a reduction in emissions of at least 40 % by 2030 (on 1990 levels) across the European Union member states, which includes a 50 % renewable electricity target share.

RSVP: By Monday 11 September to

Issues of security, reliability and affordability on the road to a fully decarbonised power system are not unique to Australia. European institutions, European Energy Regulators and European Transmission Operators are working closely to deliver secure, reliable and affordable energy to 500 million Europeans and adapt the European energy market design to disruptions brought about by intermittency and the advent of "prosumers". 

Stefan Arent and Marta Mendoza-Villamayor are two senior European practitioners have made the trip to Australia to share lessons learnt so far, successes and arising challenges and learn about innovated approaches and perspectives in Australia. The CEC is pleased to host both Stefan and Marta for a round table discussion on 14 September. Their bios are below:


10:00am - Welcome from Clean Energy Council
10:05am - Stephan Arent “Integration of climate and energy and the role of regulation”
10:20am - Marta Mendoza-Villamayor briefing “System operator challenges and opportunities from renewable energy integration”
10:45am - Discussion and Q&A
11:25am - Closing remarks


Stefan Arent

Stefan Arent is an economist working for the German Federal Network Agency where he is responsible for the European grid coordination issues and consumer-empowerment. He is also the co-leader of the consumer empowerment task force and a member of the renewables integration task-force within the Council of European Energy Regulators. Stefan has also been tasked with evaluating and enhancing the German incentive regulation scheme with a focus on issues and challenges of the energy transition.

Marta Mendoza-Villamayor

Marta Mendoza is an electrical engineer working for the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity. She designs and leads the processes developed by Transmission System Operators to operate an integrated internal energy market. She drafts market network codes designed to manage congestion and allocate capacity and manages crucial projects for the security and reliability of supply in Europe, including the new European bidding zones review and the calculation of regional capacity. Marta has led the development of renewable energy projects in Europe in a number of European businesses.