Since the adoption of the “Clean Energy for All Europeans” (CEP) in July 2019 where a new market design and a new set of governance rules have been introduced, the National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs) face numerous challenges in implementing the given framework. Under these circumstances, some open issues still have to be solved and common understandings and approaches still have to be developed. While several Member States have not yet fully transposed the legislative framework of the CEP into their respective national legislation, the European Commission, meanwhile, already published its further plans – the European Green Deal proposal including, inter alia, the TEN-E directive revision, the EU Climate pact & climate law, the Fit for 55-package as well as the expected Hydrogen and Gas Market Decarbonisation Package. Alongside these provisions, strategies have also been introduced such as the European Commission’s Strategy on Hydrogen or on Offshore renewable energy. These new developments bring not only new opportunities but also new regulatory challenges that make an adequate assessment and review necessary.

 
WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?
 
This CEER Specialised Legal Training offers an extensive overview for the legal staff of NRAs, while other NRA staff members as well as experts from European Institutions (ACER, European Commission) are also invited to attend.
 
Level B: Specialised Course

 
WHAT TO EXPECT
 
  • Update on the European Green Deal today, its proposal and strategies including, inter alia, the TEN-E directive revision, EU Climate pact & climate law, Fit for 55-package,… and examination of the possible consequences for NRAs and their regulatory practice.
  • Still remaining legal and regulatory challenges for NRAs after the implementation of the Clean Energy Package.
  • Presentation and discussion of implementation challenges regarding other evolving energy topics.
  • Focus on the judicial review of ACER’s decisions with practical examples from recent appeal cases of the ACER’s decisions at national level and decisions of the European General Court and the European Court of Justice.
  • Highly topical and newly emerging issues for NRAs such as offshore renewable energy, sector integration & hydrogen, dynamic regulation from the NRAs’ perspective.  
 
PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
 
Class 1 on Thursday, 28 October 2021 - 10:15-17:00 CET
Class 2 on Friday, 29 October 2021 - 09:00-16:00 CET
 
  • A series of online sessions which give the participants the opportunity to participate in interesting presentations, discussions and exchanges with the trainers and other participants.
  • 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 sessions.
 
TRAINERS
 
The programme will count on an exclusive and balanced combination of trainers:
 
  • Oliver Koch (European Commission, DG ENER)
  • Nadia Horstmann (BNetzA, Chair CEER European Policy Unit)
  • Morten Petersen (European Parliament, Vice-Chair ITRE Committee)
  • Elaine O'Connell (European Commission, DG ENER)
  • Morten Pindstrup (Energinet)
  • Tom Maes (CREG, Vice-Chair GWG)
  • João Gorenstein Dedecca, Trinomics
  • Irina-Mihaela Minciuna (European Commission, DG ENER)
  • Chiara Petruzzo (ARERA, Vice-Chair CEER European Policy Unit)
  • Anne-Maud Orlinski (CRE, drafting team CEER Legal Affairs Committee deliverable on Energy Communities)
  • Maria-Isabella Detand (CREG)
  • Adrien de Hauteclocque (European Court of Justice)
  • Ernst Tremmel (ACER)
  • Rebecka Thuresson (Ei)
  • Tim Schittekatte (Florence School of Regulation)
  • Vincent Harrop (CRE)
  • Guillaume Bullier (CRE)
  • Filipe Matias Santos (ERSE)
Course Directors: Barbara Heremans (CREG) and Alexander Linov (BNetzA) - Vice Chairs CEER Legal Affairs Committee