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2 June 2014 14:00 - 17:00h

Nordic energy ways – what's in it for us?

The Nordic countries already have a long history of cross-border cooperation in the electricity market sector and source also a large part of its power supply from renewable energy. In their report "Nordic Energy Ways in Europe" the Nordic Action Group on Climate and Energy (NAG) takes a closer look at the European/Nordic energy potential.

Which ways forward are the most sustainable, most efficient ones? Is there a potential for closer Nordic and Northern European integration? And what is in it for Germany as a result of increased cooperation? Specifically, what are the benefits, what are the risks and what are possibilities to facilitate a stronger integration of the power systems?

NAG is a business platform established as part of the Energy and Climate Program of Global Utmaning, an independent Stockholm based think tank. In the context of the Nordic Energy Ways in Europe report, Agora Energiewende and Global Utmaning – working together as partners in an upcoming project assessing the effects of increased integration of the Nordic and German electricity systems – invited German stakeholders and others to this seminar to present the report and to discuss its relevance for the German Energiewende. The event was kindly hosted by the Swedish Embassy.


  • Moderation:
    • Antina Sander, Deputy Executive Director, Renewables Grid Initiative (RGI)

Session I

  • Welcome Address
    • Staffan Carlsson, Sweden's Ambassador to Germany
  • Global Utmaning and the NAG Group
    • Kristina Persson, Chairperson, Global Utmaning
  • Nordic Cross Border Cooperation in the Electricity Sector
    • Arne Mogren, Programme Director, European Climate Foundation
  • Introducing the NAG Report "Nordic Energy Ways in Europe"
    • Anders Olsson, Deputy CEO, E.ON Norden
  • A German View on the NAG Report
    • Patrick Graichen, Executive Director, Agora Energiewende
  • Question & Answers

Session II

  • Panel Discussion
    • Markus Steigenberger, Deputy Executive Director, Agora Energiewende
    • Nannan Lundin, Director, Energy & Climnate Programme, Global Utmaning
    • Anders Olsson, Deputy CEO, E.ON Norden
    • André Poschmann, Head of Unit, German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs
    • Philip Nießen, Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie (BDI) e.V.

Event details

Nordic energy ways – what's in it for us?

Nordische Botschaften (Felleshus)
Room: Auditorium
Rauchstr. 1
10787 Berlin

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