15th Global Energy Village 2015

Global Energy Village 2015 Summit

Energy Storage in a Shifting Marketplace; this year celebrating it’s 15th Anniversary 
Brussels 5, 6, 7 May 2015

 “Bringing together the best minds so that new trends and innovations can
                   be explained, compared and scenarios developed!

Day 1;  5 May 2015
Tour LNG facility Zeebrugge

Day 2: 6 & 7 May 2015
Chairman: Mr Hans Plaat, HP Petroleum Engineering Services

Opening Session: Energy Storage in a Shifting Marketplace
9:00 -12:30

Putting Together the Pieces of the EU Energy Policy
Mr. Tudor Constantinescu, Principal Advisor, Mr. Dominique Ristori, Director-General for Energy, EU

Energy Storage in a Shifting Marketplace
Mr Alexander Ramm, RWE

Reviewing 15 years of Energy Storage in Europe
Mr Gerard Kreeft, Managing Director, EnergyWise 

10:30 – 11:00 Refreshment Break

11:00 – 12:30

Flat-Land Large-Scale Electricity Storage (FLES)
Dr. Johannes Huynen, President, Sagecom Energy Holding BV

Putting together the European Gas Puzzle: Diverse but Insecure Supplies
Mr. Euan Mearns, Energy Matters

Tarsus Gas Storage Project: Europe’s Largest UGS Project under Construction
Mr. Frank Jordan, CEO Tarsus Gas Storage Project 

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch

Session 2: Case studies and Applications
14:00 – 17:00

The Gajary-Baden Project: Securing Slovakia’s Gas Supply
Mr. Ladislav Goryl, Director, UGS Division, Nafta

Storage Technologies + Innovations in a Shifting Marketplace
Mrs. Sabine Donadei, KBB Underground Technologies

Triggered Seismicity – The Castor Case
Mr. Carlos Gomez Montalvo, Deputy Vice-President Sales + Marketing, Geostock

Updating the Regulatory(Storage) Roadmap
Mr. Max Oosterhuis, Partner, Loyens & Loeff           

Closing Panel Day 1

7 May 2015
Chairman: Dr.  Stephan Dewald,   Dewald Law & Projects

Session 3: Innovations + New Project Updates (1)
9:00- 12:00

Denmark's Green Future – the Role of Gas(es) until 2050
Professor Poul Erik Morthorst, Head of Systems Analysis Division, Department of Management Engineering, Technical University of Denmark

Convergence of the Energy Marketplace: Integrating the Electrical and Gas Grids
Mr. Robert Senger, Consultant, PWC Germany

10:30 -11:00 Refreshment Break

11:00- 12:30  
Signposting the EU’s New Energy Projects
Mr. Mark van Stiphout, Deputy Head of Unit, DG Energy C2-New Energy Technologies, Innovations and Clean Coal, European Union

Signposting the Transport  Economics of Power-2-Gas
Dr Ulrich Bûnger, Senior Senior Scientist, LBST

Natural Gas as a Fuel for Maritime and Road Transport: Fluxys’s Role
Mr. Hany Aouad, Innovative Projects Manager, Fluxys

12:30- 14:00 Lunch

Innovations + New Project Updates (2)
14:00- 17:00

Storage and Energy Systems Integration
Bert den Ouden, Managing Director Energy & Sustainability, Berenschot

Power-to-Gas:Developing  a Roadmap for Flanders
Mr. Denis Thomas, Business Development Manager, Hydrogenics Europe

Updating New Power-to-Gas Energy Storage Projects
Dr John Newton, MD, ITM Power

Closing Panel


Silver sponsors



Endorsing Companies, organisations

Gas Infrastructure Europe (GIE)

Is an association representing the interests of European natural gas infrastructure operators active in natural gas transmission, storage and LNG regasification. GIE is a trusted partner of European institutions, regulatory bodies and industry stakeholders. It is based in Brussels, the heart
of European policymaking. GIE currently represents 68 member companies from 25 countries.  


European Union


Cedigaz is an international association dedicated to natural gas information, created in 1961 by a group of international gas companies and the Institut Français du Pétrole (IFP Energies Nouvelles). It is based near Paris. Cedigaz has more than 100 members in 40 countries. Cedigaz' goals consist in gathering, compiling and analysing worldwide economical information on natural gas, LNG and unconventional gas in an exhaustive and critical way. The information that Cedigaz deals with touches on all activities and aspects of the gas industry (exploration, reserves, production and processing, transportation, trade, storage, distribution and consumption of natural gas). Cedigaz diffuses the information in its periodic bulletins, surveys and online databases.



Participating Companies and organisations:



       HP Petroleum services