About the course 

A new scenario is taking place in Europe with the transposition in the different Member States of the Clean Energy Package (specifically the Electricity directive EU 944/2019) with new roles for DSOs and DSOs being asked to enter into new activity areas. Regulators need to understand those areas and consider where (and what type of) regulation might be necessary. DSO-TSO cooperation is also set to evolve in a beneficial way for energy markets and ultimately for consumers. Governance of how DSOs and TSOs interact and engage in network planning, as well as arrangements to facilitate effective coordination for system operation, especially for flexibility, have been the key regulatory concerns in this area for the last few years and are now having to face now the challenge of being prepared for the implementation phase. More digitalisation under the profile of the data exchange among different classes of actors underneath is needed. This is a key element the energy regulator must bear in mind and pay proper attention to.

This CEER tailor-made three half-days course will give an overview of the DSOs’ roles defined in the Clean Energy Package and how they have been taking deployment in this decade. Investments in the grid have a new focus; cooperation between DSOs and TSOs has evolved and will evolve; and the regulators’ role in ensuring the proper governance framework and arrangements to facilitate effective coordination for network planning and system operation, including enabling flexibility and demand side management, are key aspects.


Who should attend 

Level A: Overview Course

Experts from National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs) who want to improve their expertise and exchange experiences .Other experts from European Institutions (ACER, European Commission) are also invited to attend. 


Course Structure 

  • A series of ONLINE classes which give the participants the opportunities to participate in interesting presentations, discussions and exchanges with the trainers and other participants via an interactive online training platform.
  • Access to interesting literature review and reading materials on the topics addressed in the course.
  • Interesting exercises and course work that participants need to prepare in advance to contribute to the online debates during the ONLINE classes.


Course schedule and Content:

Week 1: 06-12 June

Live Online Session 11.00 -12.00 CET on 7 June 2022

Individual preparation to the course: Literature review, reading materials, preparation of course work

Week 2:

Online Class 1: 13:00-17:00 (CET) on 14 June 2022

Online Class 2: 13:00-17:30 (CET) on 15 June 2022

Online Class 3: 13:00-16:40 (CET) on 16 June 2022


Course Director: Eleonora Bettenzoli, ARERA