About the course 

Energy networks play a key role in transporting energy between energy producers and consumers, typically as a monopoly activity in an area, with their costs comprising a significant portion of consumers’ bills. As a result, energy network revenues and tariffs are set by European energy regulators to help ensure value for money and security of supply. There is also a focus on incentivising a high-quality network service.  

 

In addition, there are now significant developments impacting on the network businesses, driving a re-think in tariff-setting by regulators. This includes increased levels of wind and solar generation, more integrated European wholesale markets, a move to increased demand-side flexibility and the growth of energy communities. Distribution System Operators are at the front-end of such changes, facilitated in many cases by the roll-out of Smart Meters.

 

This tailor-made 2-day CEER training programme will help deliver energy regulators this expertise. The programme will cover the fundamental principles and future direction of tariff setting for transmission and distribution, in both electricity and gas. This will include specific relevant examples from countries across Europe. The programme will also focus on the impact of new developments and innovation on the tariff setting process for European energy regulators and how to design the new tariff structures to address the new challenges.

 

Who should attend 

Level B: Specialised 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 HYBRID classes which give the participants the opportunities to participate in interesting presentations, discussions and exchanges with the trainers and other participants via an interactive GoTo Training 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 HYBRID classes.

 

Course Director: Alexander Luedtke-Handjery, BNetzA