The course is co-directed by Koen Locquet, Chair of CEER Training Group, Director of CREG Administrative Affairs and Jean-Michel Glachant, FSR Director. It comprises of two standalone - but related - modules, as follows:
- Module 1: "EU Energy Regulatory Framework and Policy", 3 days, from Monday 18th to Wednesday 20th April; and,
- Module 2: "European Electricity and Gas Market Regulation", 2 days, from Thursday 21st to Friday 22nd April inclusive.
Attendance at both modules is recommended, though they are designed such that participants can gain value by attending just one module if they wish.
The CEER-FSR course will comprehensively explain the key aspects of EU electricity and gas regulation, both theory and practice, across the energy cost chain from wholesale markets through to networks and retail issues. Attendees will be provided with a clear understanding of the economic and legal frameworks that have developed in European energy regulation, including an explanation of the main institutions and participants involved.
The course brings together the FSR’s rigorous academic understanding of regulatory principles along with senior regulatory practical knowledge and expertise. By combining academic groundings and practical on-the-job regulatory experience, the course seeks to build the operational understanding, capacity and tools for newer NRA staff members, which they can then apply in their work.
Each day of the course will be composed of two sessions of circa three hours each. Each session will involve two speakers: the first speaker will cover the main principles and the second will focus on practices. Each speaker will deliver a presentation, followed by a Q&A session, aiding interaction and understanding among course attendees. In addition, the last day of Module 1 includes a field trip, providing participants the opportunity to learn of the need for pan-European TSO operational coordination and infrastructure (including IT systems) to perform operational coordination activities – Module 2 participants may attend this field trip also.
Watch testimonials from participants from last year's course.
• EU energy regulation and energy policy: the landscape
• EU energy regulation and energy policy: the institutions, actors and forms of cooperation
• Introduction to the European legal framework for energy: logic and dynamics
• Retail markets and customer protection
Visit to a TSO regional operational coordination centre in Brussels (20 April). Both participants of Module 1 and Module 2 can participate in this field trip.
Module 2 (2 days, 21-22 April): European Electricity and Gas Market Regulation:
• Electricity markets, European electricity wholesale market design and the role of regulators
• Gas markets, European gas wholesale market design and the role of regulators
• European energy retail markets and consumers
• Electricity grids, gas grids and regulation of natural electricity and gas monopolies
It is open only to staff of National Regulatory Authorities. Priority is given to CEER members.
The registration fee for CEER Members and Observers:
Module 1 and Module 2: €2,400 (or 5 training credits).
Module 1: €1,440 (or 3 training credits).
Module 2: €960 (or 2 training credits).
The registration fee for other National Regulatory Authorities:
Module 1 and Module 2: €3,000.
Module 1: €1,800.
Module 2: €1,200.
The registration fee covers:
• Course attendance
• Visit to a TSO regional operational coordination centre in Brussels
• Access to the accompanied online platform during the course
• Certificate of attendance
• Coffee breaks & lunches
• Group dinner (Module 1)
- Should you be unable to attend, a substitute delegate is welcome at no extra charge.
- No course fee will be applied if written cancellation requests are received at least 2 weeks before the first day of the course. Full course fees will be applied for cancellation requests received after this deadline.
Two scholarships of 50% fee reduction are offered to two participants from CEER members and observers for attending this course. The scholarships are offered based on the principle of helping those facing budget constraints to reduce the costs of sending their staff to CEER training courses.
The eligible NRAs for CEER's Training Scholarships are those from countries whose GDP per capita falls below the 90% threshold of the EU-28's GDP per capita (according to the Eurostat official data: http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/tgm/table.do?tab=table&init=1&plugin=1&pcode=tec00114&language=en).
Participants from the qualified NRAs are invited to apply for the two training scholarships for this course by indicating this in the online registration form in the tab "Registration". When the registration is closed, the two selected participants will be notified whether they get the scholarships. If more than two individuals apply for the scholarships, only two participants from the qualified NRAs with the lowest percentage from the Eurostat figures are chosen. An eligible NRA can benefit from maximum 2 scholarships per year.
CEER has blocked a number of hotel rooms with special corporate rate with Best Western Premier Park Hotel Brussels .
Rates (incl. VAT + breakfast, excl. city tax): €145.
21 Avenue de I'Yser, 1040 Brussels
tel +32 2 735 74 00
If you would like to benefit from this offer, please fill in the reservation form below before 18 March 2016 and send it directly to Best Western Premier Park Hotel: firstname.lastname@example.org.
CEER is not responsible for making the reservation on your behalf.
Cours Saint-Michel 30a, box F (5th floor)
B - 1040 Brussels, Belgium
For details on how to reach CEER, please click here .
For other questions on the course, please contact:
CEER: Anh Tran, email@example.com or by phone +32 2 788 73 49.
FSR: Marta Łuczak, firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone +39 055 468 5752.