US embassy cable - 00THEHAGUE1767

USITC INVESTIGATION, ELECTRIC POWER SERVICES: THE NETHERLANDS

Identifier: 00THEHAGUE1767
Wikileaks: View 00THEHAGUE1767 at Wikileaks.org
Origin: Embassy The Hague
Created: 2000-06-14 15:52:00
Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Tags: ETRD OTRA ECON NL
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UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 02 THE HAGUE 001767 
 
SIPDIS 
 
 
STATE PLEASE PASS USITC FOR AHORAN AND DFLEAHY 
 
 
E.O. 12958:  N/A 
TAGS: ETRD, OTRA, ECON, NL 
SUBJECT: USITC INVESTIGATION, ELECTRIC POWER SERVICES: 
THE NETHERLANDS 
 
REF. A) STATE 89462, B) THE HAGUE 876, 
C) THE HAGUE 1600 
 
 
1. THE FINAL PROGRAM FOR USITC TRADE ANALYST AMANDA 
HORAN AND INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIST RUSSELL HILLBERRY TO 
CALL ON DUTCH ENERGY SECTOR POLICY MAKERS, REGULATORS 
AND REPRESENTATIVES OF DUTCH ELECTRICITY SECTOR, JUNE 
22 THRU JUNE 23, 2000 FOLLOWS. PER HORAN E-MAIL 
REQUESTS WE HAVE DROPPED APPOINTMENT WITH ENRON 
(REF.C), AND SCHEDULED MEETING WITH THE AMSTERDAM POWER 
EXCHANGE AEX INSTEAD. 
 
 
2. PROGRAM FOR VISIT TO THE NETHERLANDS OF AMANDA HORAN 
AND RUSSELL HILLBERRY, JUNE 22 THRU JUNE 23, 2000. 
 
 
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21 
 
 
16:00          EMBASSY CAR MEETS AMANDA HORAN AND 
               RUSSELL HILLBERRY AT THE HAGUE HOLLANDSE 
               SPOOR STATION (NB NOT CENTRAL 
               STATION)FOR TRANSPORT TO HOTEL (SEE PARA 
               3) 
 
 
 
 
THURSDAY, JUNE 22 
 
 
10:45          EMBASSY CAR MEETS HORAN AND HILLBERRY AT 
               PARKHOTEL FOR TRANSPORT TO EMBASSY. 
               EMBASSY ADDRESS: LANGE VOORHOUT 102, 
               2514 EJ THE HAGUE. 
 
 
11:00          MEET WITH EMBASSY ENERGY OFFICERS WENDY 
               C. MOORE AND JAN RAZOUX SCHULTZ PRIOR TO 
               MEETINGS. TEL.# 310 92 76/310 92 73 
 
 
11:45          DEPART EMBASSY MOTOR POOL FOR DUTCH 
               ELECTRICITY SECTOR REGULATOR (DTE), THE 
               HAGUE. 
 
 
12:00-13:30    MEET WITH DIENST TOEZICHT EN UITVOERING 
               ELECTRICITEITSWET (DTE) OFFICIALS FOR 
               WORKING LUNCH. MRS. MASJA STEFANSKI AND 
               Mr. IVO VERDONKSCHOT. DTE ADDRESS: 
               JOHANNA WESTERDIJKPLEIN 107, 2521 EN THE 
               HAGUE. TEL.# 00 31 70 330 35 11, FAX # 
               00 31 70 330 35 35. E-MAIL 
               ADDRESS:WWW.DTE.NL 
 
 
13:45          DEPART FOR MINISTRY OF ECONOMIC AFFAIRS 
               (MEA), THE HAGUE 
 
 
14:00-15:00    MEET WITH MS. A.E.O.SCHOUTEN AND MS. P. 
               H. J. SMEETS IN MINISTRY OF ECONOMIC 
               AFFAIRS' ELECTRICITY DIRECTORATE 
               (DGE/EE). MEA ADDRESS: BEZUIDENHOUTSWEG 
               20, 2500 EC THE HAGUE. 
               TEL. # 00 31 70 379 64 71, FAX # 00 31 
               70 379 78 41. E-MAIL ADDRESS: 
               A.E.O.SCHOUTEN(ATSIGN)MINEZ.NL 
 
 
15:15          DEPART FOR HOTEL PARK HOTEL. 
 
 
AFTERNOON      FREE 
 
 
FRIDAY, JUNE 23 
 
 
08:00 (SHARP)  EMBASSY CAR MEETS HORAN AND HILBERRY AT 
               PARK HOTEL FOR TRANSPORT TO DUTCH 
               ELECTRICITY SECTOR UMBRELLA ORGANIZATION 
               ENERGIENED, ARNHEM. 
 
 
10:00-11:00    MEET WITH MR. J. M. LINTHORTS, DIRECTOR 
               OF ENERGIENED AND HIS ASSOCIATES. 
               ENERGIENED ADDRESS: UTRECHTSEWEG 310 
               (FORMER SEP PREMICES), 6812 AR ARNHEM. 
               TEL. # 00 31 26 356 22 02, FAX # 00 31 
               26 44 51 347. E-MAIL ADDRES: 
               ELOFF(ATSIGN)ENERGIENED.NL 
 
 
11:30-13:00    BROWNBAG LUNCH (UNLESS INVITED FOR 
               LUNCH) 
 
 
13:00          DEPART FOR RELIANT ENERGY NETHERLANDS, 
               UTRECHT. 
 
 
14:00-15:00    MEET WITH MR. JOHN R. BEAR, DIRECTOR OF 
               RELIANT ENERGY IN THE NETHERLANDS. 
               ADDRESS: KEULSEKADE 189, 3503 RL 
               UTRECHT. TEL. # 00 31 30 247 27 59, FAX 
               # 00 31 
 
 
15:15          AMSTERDAM POWER EXCHANGE, AMSTERDAM 
 
 
16:30-17:30    MEET WITH MR. B. DEN OUDEN, DIRECTOR OF 
               AMSTERDAM POWER EXCHANGE (APX). ADDRESS: 
               STRAWINSKYLAAN 729, 1077 ZX AMSTERDAM. 
               TEL. # 00 31 20 305 40 60, FAX # 00 31 
               20 305 40 01. E-MAIL: 
               SIGRID(ATSIGN)APX.NL 
 
 
17:45          DEPART FOR JAN LUYCKEN HOTEL, AMSTERDAM 
               (SEE PARA 3). 
3.PER (REF.A) REQUEST, WE HAVE MADE HOTEL RESERVATIONS 
FOR TWO SINGLE ROOMS WITH BATH (NO SMOKING) FOR NIGHTS 
OF JUNE 21 THRU AND JUNE 22 (2 NIGHTS) IN PARK HOTEL, 
THE HAGUE. ADDRESS: MOLENSTRAAT 53, 2513 BJ THE HAGUE. 
ROOM RATE: 238 GUILDERS (USDOLS 95 AT EXCHANGE RATE OF 
2.50 GUILDERS TO THE DOLLAR) PER NIGHT INCLUDING 
BREAKFAST. PARK HOTEL TEL.# 00 31 70 362 43 71. 
RESERVATIONS FOR TWO SINGLE ROOMS WITH BATH HAVE BEEN 
MADE FOR NIGHT OF JUNE 23 IN JAN LUIJKEN HOTEL, 
AMSTERDAM. ADDRESS: JAN LUIJKENSTRAAT 58, 1071 CS 
AMSTERDAM. ROOM RATE: 185 GUILDERS (USDOLS 74) 
INCLUDING BREAKFAST PER NIGHT INCLUDING BREAKFAST. JAN 
LUIJKEN TEL. # 00 31 20 573 07 30. 
 
 
4. CONTROL OFFICERS FOR USITC FACT FINDING MISSION TO 
THE NETHERLANDS ARE ECONOMIC OFFICER WENDY MOORE (TEL # 
00 31 70 31 09 273)E-MAIL: MOOREWC(ATSIGN)STATE.GOV, 
AND ECONOMIC ANALYST JAN RAZOUX SCHULTZ (TEL. # 00 31 
70 31 09 276, E-MAIL: RAZOUXJE(ATSIGN)STATE.GOV. 
 
 
5. FOR STATUS OF DUTCH ELECTRICITY AND GAS SECTOR 
LIBERALIZATION PLEASE CONSULT (REF. B). SCHNEIDER 

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