French Energy Day

Conference details

We look forward to seeing you in Paris!

This full-day conference will offer participants fresh insights into the various factors driving price changes across French energy markets. In the evening we invite you to join the networking dinner to make new connections and catch up with old friends.

We look forward to seeing you on 15 May in Paris! Registration is now open.


09:30 - 09:40 Welcome and Introduction

Session 1: Energy Roadmap and Renewable Roll-out

09:40 – 10:10 Going nowhere - A French energy path with no map?

Yves Le Thieis, Vice President, Compass Lexicon

10:10 – 10:30 Risks for foreign developers and renewables roll-out

Jan Jacob Boom Wichers, CEO, Holosolis

10:30 – 11:00 Panel discussion

Yves Le Thieis, Vice President, Compass Lexicon
Guillaume Gillet, Public Affairs VP, Engie Group
Jan Jacob Boom Wichers, CEO, Holosolis

11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break

Session 2: The Future of France's Nuclear Fleet

11:30 – 11:55 The EDF nuclear deal and its viability – will it replace the Arenh agreement in 2026?

11:55 – 12:25 State and challenges of France's nuclear fleet

12:30 - 13:40 Lunch

Session 3: Market Dynamics - Power Prices and Guarantees of Origin

13:40 - 14:05 Winter outlook for French power

Bengt Longva, Senior Analyst, StormGeo

14:05 – 14:30 French nuclear guarantees of origin – market update

Maria Polovtseva, Renewable Policy Energy Analyst, Veyt

14:30 – 14:55 Short term markets view

Clement Bouilloux, Territory Manager CWE, Montel Analytics

15:00 - 15:30 Coffee Break

Session 4: France vs. EU - Points of Contention

15:30 – 15:55 France's position on the EU Green Deal and renewable targets compliance

15:55 – 16:20 Topic TBC

16:20 – 17:00 Panel discussion

  • Negotiation strategies for hydropower concessions and EU competition rules.

  • Debating France's hydrogen policy versus EU's vision for hydrogen infrastructure and imports.

  • Implications of the EU elections on energy, climate, and industrial policies.

  • The solar industry crisis in Europe and the debate on bailouts.

Closing Remarks

Networking dinner reception

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