Renewable electricity generation levels have increased dramatically in Europe over the last decade, particularly in the form of wind and solar power, such that renewables are now a central part of Europe's electricity mix. Renewable power is the cheapest source of electricity in many parts of the world already today, the latest report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) shows. Electrification on the basis of cost-competitive renewables is the backbone of the energy transformation and a key low-cost decarbonisation solution in support of the climate goals. The increase in intermittent renewable generation poses major technical and regulatory challenges to Europe's energy regulators in overseeing both energy networks and markets in consumers' interests.
Level B: Specialised Course
Experts from National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs) who want to improve their knowledge and exchange experiences on renewables and market integration of renewables. Other experts from European Institutions (ACER, European Commission) and national government agencies are also invited to attend.
- Review the latest update on the new legislative framework for renewables in Europe after the adoption of the Clean Energy Package and the implications for NRAs.
- Examine the interaction between the new legislative framework for renewables and the Energy and Environment State Aid Guidelines.
- Examine the variability challenges of renewables market integration and how to design energy markets to reflect specificities of intermittent generation, including the role of priority dispatch, redispatch and balancing.
- Discuss the role of regulators to facilitate demand flexibility and create future-proof market design and explore national case studies of designing network and market changes to facilitate increased levels of renewable generation.
- Explore the challenges for regulators and DSOs linked to the integration of increasing shares of distributed renewables, objectives and challenges linked to the emergence of renewable energy communities and participate in exciting discussions and group work on these topics.
Course Directors: Ms Yvonne Finger, BNetzA and Mr Harald Proidl, E-Control
Course Advisors: Prof. Tomás Gómez, Universidad Pontificia Comillas and Ms Asta Sihvonen-Punkka, Senior Vice President of Fingrid, Members of CEER Training Academy Advisory Board