The EU’s Electricity and Gas Directives and related legislation, adopted in 2009 and collectively known as the “3rd Package”, introduced a set of rules relating to the organisation and functioning of the European electricity and gas sectors. The energy regulatory processes have been and will continue to evolve with the European Commission's proposals on "Clean Energy for All Europeans", also known as “Clean Energy Package” published in November 2016. One of the aims of the new legislative proposals is to set the governance rules for the Energy Union. What is proposed in the European Commission's new legislative proposals and what might they change?   

This CEER Specialised Legal Training will provide a state of play of the Clean Energy Package and address the evolving regulatory challenges for National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs) at the European, regional and national level. The challenges regarding the European decision-making processes, the implementation of Network Codes / Guidelines, as well as other challenges in the implementation of the security of supply in electricity and gas regulations and of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be discussed. 

Designed for:

Level B: Specialised Course

Legal experts from National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs) with legal background and previous experience in energy regulatory framework and Network Codes/Guidelines (at least 2-3 years experience). Other non-legal experts with previous experience in these topics from NRAs and European Institutions (ACER, European Commission) are also invited to attend. 

Programme overview:

  • Update on the state of play of the Clean Energy Package and on some selected topics that are important for National Regulatory Authorities such as electricity market design, governance issues and new roles for DSOs and DSO-TSO cooperation
  • Explore how ACER and NRAs deal with the regulatory challenges at the national, regional and European levels, especially regarding the decision-making mechanisms  
  • Examine the legal challenges for the Transmission System Operators (TSOs) and Nominated Electricity Market Operators (NEMOs) in the implementation of Network Codes/Guidelines   
  • Discuss the changes in the regulations regarding security of supply in electricity and gas and the implications for NRAs  
  • Explore the General Data Protection Regulation, the specific relevance for the energy sector, the relevant provisions for NRAs and its implementation at national and NRA organisational level   

Course Director: Ms Nadia Horstmann, BNetzA, Vice Chair CEER Legal Affairs Committee.
Course Advisor: Ms Barbara Heremans, CREG.

Draft programme Legal training Feb 2018