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Training

Course Objective:

This 5-day Course is to equip students with the core concepts, objectives and techniques of designing and evaluating rate structures in the energy sector which guarantee fair rate of return for the regulated companies; increase of productivity and efficiency of regulated companies over time; fair and reasonable tariffs for end users; a transparent tariff setting procedure. In addition to the formal presentations, the course will feature group exercises and simulations and cultural program.

Course Programme:

  • Price Regulation in the Energy Sector: Introduction
  • Calculating the Revenue Requirement
  • Economics of Price Regulation
  • Case study: Price Regulation of the Natural Gas Sector
  • Setting End User Tariffs
  • The Rate Case Process
  • Incentive Regulation
  • Benchmarking of Electricity Distribution Companies – in ERRA Member Countries
  • The Regulation and Pricing of District Heating
  • Price Regulation and Public Service Obligations (social tariffs, cross subsidies, universal service obligations, tariffs for renewable electricity)
  • Regulating and Pricing Network Access
  • Group works and exercises on all 5 days

 

Design of the Course:

Instructors of the course are predominantly practicing and past energy regulators with significant and noteworthy energy regulatory experience and expertise. The course is designed to assure the utmost transfer of practices and information from experienced regulators to course participants. This characteristic allows ERRA to design training courses that focus equally on practical application and theoretical methodology and include the transfer of relevant direct experience. The course will have two tracks: one for regulators and another one for non-regulators. The two tracks run parallel with occasional joint classes and exercises. In addition to the formal classes presented by the instructors, the course will feature preparatory homeworks, practical exercises, simulations, participant case studies and a final test.

In addition to the formal classes presented by the instructors, the course will feature preparatory homeworks, practical exercises, simulations, participant case studies and a final test.

Certified Energy Regulator (CER):

The ERRA Certified Energy Regulator (CER) is supposed to be a certification system, based on credits which can be earned during successfully completed ERRA training courses. In order to receive the certificate, participants should collect at least 30 credits within 3 years. Credits could be collected in the following way:

  • Successful completion of ERRA Summer School: Introduction to Energy Regulation: 10 credits
  • Successful completion of any of the ERRA modular classroom training courses (Electricity Markets; Monitoring Activities of Energy Regulatory Commissions; Introduction to Gas & District Heating Regulation; Price Regulation & Tariffs; Regulatory Information & Public Participation; Renewable Energy Regulation): 10 credits
  • Successful completion of any of the ERRA E-learning courses: 5 credits (I the case of the e-learning courses only those participants receive credits who completed the final test with minimum 60% result.)

The following are the criteria for a successful completion of the classroom training courses:

  • Students must attend at least 80% of the classes and exercises of the training course
  • Students must accomplish the final test of the training course within the classroom in a time period specified by the organizers

Target Audience:

The Training Course is designed for mid-senior level practicing energy regulators, non-regulators such as ministry and local government representatives, banking institutions, law and investment firms, consulting companies and regulated utility companies.

Registration Form:

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