The Council of European Energy Regulators (CEER) in collaboration with the European Federation of Energy Traders (EFET) is delighted to organise a unique one-day introduction to “Energy Trading and the European Wholesale Electricity Market” in CEER’s office on 29 November 2018. This course is ideally suited for staff of National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs) but representatives from other organisations are welcome to join. 

The course seeks to enhance the understanding of NRA staff about how energy trading is conducted and their knowledge of how traders handle their risks and opportunities by means of periodic transactions in the electricity market. One of the potential benefits of attending this course is that it may help NRA staff to better carry out their monitoring and surveillance of wholesale energy markets at national and European level. Course lecturers will explain key aspects of trading in the wholesale electricity market based on their own operational, commercial and professional experience (rather than from an academic point of view). The lecturers of this course include senior and high-level experts from EFET and their member companies.

Designed for: 

Level A: Overview Course

Experts from National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs). Representatives from other organisations are welcome to attend. NRA experts who register for this course will be granted free access to the EFET online Energy Markets Training Programme. 

Programme overview: 

  • Review the brief history of the liberalisation of the European energy sector
  • Discuss trading in different timeframes in the wholesale electricity market, price formation and management of a portfolio of power assets and contracts
  • Explore the overall management of various types of risk in an energy trading business 

Course Director: Mr Peter Styles, Member of EFET Board, Member of CEER Training Academy Advisory Board

Course Advisor: Ms Annegret Groebel, BNetzA, CEER Vice President, Co-Chair CEER MIT WG

Draft programme EFET Training on Energy Trading 2018