Workshop description

ERRA is introducing an intensive 2-day educational workshop specifically designed for experts working in the field of electricity markets who want to understand and learn more about a very important function performed by transmission system operators and market players: balancing electricity markets and the involved ancillary services.

This function plays a crucial role in ensuring security of supply and has an important effect on the final cost to consumers. Efficient balancing can also deliver environmental benefits by reducing the need for backup generation. Integration of national balancing markets could contribute to enhanced security of supply and to decreasing electricity prices so there is a strong argument for developing cross border balancing markets. Thus, there is a strong need for harmonizing national balancing rules and using ancillary services in order to extend efficient competition and to increase efficiency.

Presenters of this extensive educational program will strive to introduce definitions, objectives and responsibilities of balancing and ancillary markets. The Guideline on Electricity Balancing will be presented in detail followed by an introductory presentation on the various elements of ancillary services. The program will close with a forecast on the possible evolution of balancing systems. The theoretical presentations will be supported by lively case studies presented by experts from regulatory, transmission system organisations and market players on demand side and innovative service providers.

TARGET AUDIENCE:

The Workshop is recommended predominantly to regulators, but participation is open to utility companies, banking institutions, consulting companies etc.

 

Course registration

Workshop location

ERRA Office
Logodi utca 44/b.,
1012 Budapest, Hungary

Budapest

Hungary

Accommodation:

Mercure Budapest Buda

Krisztina körút 41-43.

H-1013 Hungary, Budapest

Tel: +36 1 488-8155, Fax: +36 1 488-8178

Accommodation is not included in the tuition. Participants will need to do their own hotel arrangements. A booking form for negotiated room rates in Hotel Mercure is available here >>

Further hotels nearby ERRA Office >>>

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Balancing Markets Workshop 2017

Please note that ERRA is not in the position to provide participants with funds or assistance in finding the necessary funds regarding their participation fees and does not have sponsored places for the training. Thus, we kindly ask you to submit your registration only in case the funds to cover your participation, including tuition fee, travel, etc. are available for you and your participation is already approved by your delegating company.

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September 11, 2017

8:30

Welcoming Comments; Introductions

• ERRA

Houmoller, Anders Plejdrup

CEO, Houmoller Consulting Aps, Denmark

8:45

Balancing Markets and Ancillary Services: Terminologies, Definitions, Objectives and Responsibilities

Houmoller, Anders Plejdrup

CEO, Houmoller Consulting Aps, Denmark

9:45

Operation and Developments of the Balancing Markets; European solutions

Todem, Christian

Head of Unit, Market Management, Austrian Power Grid AG, Austria

10:45

Coffee break

11:15

European Commission Regulation Establishing Guideline on Electricity Balancing (opportunities and challenges with the new Europe-wide common rules)

Todem, Christian

Head of Unit, Market Management, Austrian Power Grid AG, Austria

12:45

Lunch

13:45

Case Study: Procurement, Players, Activation and Settlement of Balancing Services Managed by the National TSO (Hungary or one of the Baltic markets)

• Representative of the National TSO (MAVIR)
14:30

National Case Study and Report on the Experience Integrating the Frequency Restoration Reserve Markets of Four Countries (Austria, Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands)

Todem, Christian

Head of Unit, Market Management, Austrian Power Grid AG, Austria

15:45

Coffee break

16:15

Roundtable Discussion: How to establish well functioning balancing market? Presentations of the participants’ experiences and discussion on the Topics of the Day

Houmoller, Anders Plejdrup

CEO, Houmoller Consulting Aps, Denmark

September 12, 2017

8:30

Regulatory Aspects of Balancing Services and System reserves (Regulatory approval of related rules, procedures and cost/price)

• Mathieu Fransen, Autoriteit Consument & Markt Muzenstraat (Dutch Regulator) (TBC)
10:00

Coffee break

10:30

Hungarian Case study of Virtual Power Plants Active on Ancillary System Markets

• Gergő Batta, Head of Energiabörze Kft. (player active on the different ancillary service tenders run by MAVIR)
11:15

Foreseen Future of Balancing; Role of Battery Storage in System Regulation

• Gerard Reid or Javier Julve - Representatives of the German Bundesverband Erneuerbare Energie e.V. (BEE), or Caspar Baumgart, Director of Wemag
12:30

Lunch

13:30

Elements of Ancillary Services (Different categories of reserves and other services, functions and responsibilities of different players)

• Representative of MAVIR, Hungary
14:15

Evolution of Ancillary Services; new challenges and targeted developments

• Representative of MAVIR, Hungary
15:00

Coffee break

15:20

Case study – Western Denmark: How the markets for reserves and regulating energy were established and how they have evolved in a country with high wind energy ratio

Houmoller, Anders Plejdrup

CEO, Houmoller Consulting Aps, Denmark

16:00

Roundtable Discussion on the Topics of the Day

Houmoller, Anders Plejdrup

CEO, Houmoller Consulting Aps, Denmark

Todem, Christian

Head of Unit, Market Management, Austrian Power Grid AG, Austria

Workshop location

ERRA Office
Logodi utca 44/b.,
1012 Budapest, Hungary

Budapest

Hungary

Accommodation:

Mercure Budapest Buda

Krisztina körút 41-43.

H-1013 Hungary, Budapest

Tel: +36 1 488-8155, Fax: +36 1 488-8178

Accommodation is not included in the tuition. Participants will need to do their own hotel arrangements. A booking form for negotiated room rates in Hotel Mercure is available here >>

Further hotels nearby ERRA Office >>>

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