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April 2023 Newsletter 

As April draws to a close, we are ever-closer to the 2023 CEER Customer Conference taking place on 16 May. This year's conference takes place in a hybrid format in Brussels, at the European Commission's Albert Borschette Conference Centre and online. We encourage all those interested in attending to register now (see below for more info)!

We were very pleased to received the news this month that the CEER/EU4Energy application to host a stand at the European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) 2023 Energy Fair was accepted. The EU4Energy team will use the opportunity to showcase the "Light Bulb" comics which are aimed at engaging youth in the clean energy transition as well as CEER's work more generally. 
Register now for the 2023 CEER Customer Conference on 16 May!
This year's CEER Customer Conference will take place on 16 May in a hybrid format at the Albert Borschette Convention Center in Brussels. The event will emphasise the voice of consumers in the analysis of the benefits and challenges of the green and digital transitions, as well as lessons learnt from the energy crisis. You can find the draft agenda at the link below.

High-level speakers from energy regulators (CEER and ACER), The European Commission's Directorate-General for Energy (DG ENER), The European Consumer Organisation (BEUC) and many others will be joining the discussions. The keynote address will be by the European Parliament’s Rapporteur on the Electricity Market Design Reform, Mr Nicolás González Casares, MEP.
Register here
New Dates Announced for CEER Specialised Training on Energy Sector Integration!
Please note! New dates have been arranged for the upcoming CEER Specialised Training on Energy Sector Integration. Read more about the course programme in the "Upcoming Training" section below. Learn more about the training here.
Register here
CEER response to the European Commission's public consultation on the priority list for the establishment of gas network codes and guidelines for 2023 and beyond
Earlier this month, CEER submitted and shared our response to the European Commission's public consultation on the Priority list for the establishment of gas network codes and guidelines for 2023 (and beyond). CEER acknowledges that network codes have proven to be a useful legal instrument for achieving steps towards an integrated EU energy market and for enhancing security of supply. CEER has welcomed the European Commission’s legislative proposals on Hydrogen and Decarbonised Gas Markets. Regarding the establishment of gas network codes, CEER recognises a number of areas for which network codes may be established, such as cybersecurity. Regulators stand ready to contribute to reviewing and amending network codes in the future to ensure their continued efficacy.
Read the full response
CEER Secretary General attends high-level conference at the Commission on the future of the Energy Union
On Thursday 20 April, Commissioner for Energy Kadri Simson, hosted a high-level conference in Brussels on the future of the Energy Union. The conference was convened as a timely opportunity to take stock of the lessons learned from the energy crisis and, in light of these lessons, to facilitate a discussion on the way forward for EU energy policy, particularly with regard to energy security and the clean energy transition. CEER Secretary General Charles Esser represented CEER at the conference. Read more here.
"Lights on women" opportunity for female energy experts
Are you a woman as well as an energy expert? The European University Institute (EUI) in Florence has recently launched "Lights on women", a new database of women experts in energy – in the broadest sense, which also includes issues of energy project financing, carbon markets etc. If you are working on an energy-related topic, you might consider taking seven minutes to register. This can lead to invitations for speaking engagements at conferences and calls from journalists. 
More information
Upcoming Events
CEER Customer Conference 2023
Brussels/online, 16 May 2023
This year's CEER Customer Conference will emphasise the voice of consumers in the analysis of the benefits and challenges of the green and digital transitions, as well as lessons learned from the energy crisis. The event will take place in a hybrid format, at the Albert Borschette Conference Center and online. Register here.
European Sustainable Energy Week 2023: "Accelerating the clean energy transition – towards lower bills and greater skills" 
Brussels/online, 20-22 June 2023
The 2023 European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) will take place in Brussels and online on 20-22 June 2023. The theme of EUSEW 2023 is "Accelerating the clean energy transition – towards lower bills and greater skills". CEER/EU4Energy will have a stand onsite at EUSEW 2023 to showcase the "Light Bulb" comics which aim to engage youth in the clean energy transition and other topics. CEER will also have speakers at several events. Register here.
World Forum on Energy Regulation
Lima, Peru, 22-25 August 2023
The WFER is the leading international conference on energy regulation and is held every three years. It brings together key players in the energy industry, high-level decision-makers, academics and regulators from around the world to engage in strategic energy discussions on different regulatory schemes. More details here.
CEER Training Academy
Our training programmes focus on the current challenges that energy regulators are facing, covering the latest developments and new frameworks in the energy sector.
New dates announced for the CEER Specialised Training on Energy Sector Integration – open to the public!
The course will cover:
  • Key principles of energy system integration;
  • Relationship between power, gas, hydrogen, electro fuels and heat and how to facilitate the logic of how the conversion from one to another;
  • Obstacles and challenges of implementation;
  • Results of reporting and monitoring, and case studies at the national level.
The first two days are fully open to the public and will include a field trip to Antwerp including a ride on a hydrogen-powered boat, the 'Hydroville' and learning first-hand about the local hydrogen-based economy. The Hydroville is the first certified passenger shuttle that uses hydrogen to power a diesel engine.
The third day will be dedicated to more specific topics and is open to NRA staff only.

Register here
More public trainings from the CEER Training Academy to come. Stay tuned for details!
  • Specialised Training on Regulation of Energy Communities and New Business Models in the Energy Sector, Onsite, 12-13 September
  • CEER-EFET Training on European Wholesale Electricity and Gas Market Trading, Hybrid, 28-29 November
The 2023 CEER Training Academy Calendar is Available Now!
Wide-ranging topics will be covered to deliver high-quality courses on the practice of regulation and job-related skills for regulatory staff. Certain courses will be open to the public so that the participation of non-regulators will be welcomed in those courses.
Access the training calendar

If you are a staff member of a regulatory authority, click here to discover our full training programme, which includes a wide variety of courses that deliver job-related skills across all levels, from introductory to advanced. 


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