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 fee. 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)

Reményik, Dávid

Head of Unit, MAVIR – RSZO ( Hungarian TSO), Hungary

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)

Montigny, Marie

Commission de régulation de l'énergie (CRE), France

10:00

Coffee break

10:30

Case study: Turkey

Kölmek, Fatih

Group Head, Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA), Turkey

12:00

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

Batta, Gergő

head of the company, Energiabörze Ltd., Hungary

12:30

Lunch

13:30

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

Balog, Richárd

Head of Unit, MAVIR – FTSZ (Hungarian TSO), Hungary

14:15

Evolution of Ancillary Services; new challenges and targeted developments

Balog, Richárd

Head of Unit, MAVIR – FTSZ (Hungarian TSO), 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

Analyses on Ancillary Services vs. Standard Balancing Products and Load- frequency control quality

Apko, Martin

project manager, Taures, a.s., Czech Republic

Beran, Hanus

CEO, Taures, a.s., Czech Republic

16:45

Roundtable Discussion on the Topics of the Day

Apko, Martin

project manager, Taures, a.s., Czech Republic

Balog, Richárd

Head of Unit, MAVIR – FTSZ (Hungarian TSO), Hungary

Batta, Gergő

head of the company, Energiabörze Ltd., Hungary

Beran, Hanus

CEO, Taures, a.s., Czech Republic

Houmoller, Anders Plejdrup

CEO, Houmoller Consulting Aps, Denmark

Kölmek, Fatih

Group Head, Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA), Turkey

Montigny, Marie

Commission de régulation de l'énergie (CRE), France

Reményik, Dávid

Head of Unit, MAVIR – RSZO ( Hungarian TSO), Hungary

Todem, Christian

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

Nr. Country First Name Last Name Organization Job Title
1Saudi ArabiaZaidAlzaidECRAPricing Specialist
2LatviaEdīteBieļa-DailidovičaPublic Utilities Commission (PUC)Energy Departments Senior Expert in General Energy Regulation Division
3SlovakiaRastislavLaukoGreenWayCEO
4CameroonNadine Francoise DoloresMatangaElectricity Sector Regulatory Agency (ARSEL)Financial Analyst
5CameroonGeorges FranklinOniassen MoutokElectricity Sector Regulatory Agency (ARSEL)Electrical Engineer
6PakistanMuhammadShafiqNational Electric power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA)Legal Advisor
7AfghanistanMohammad ShoaibZamaniEUFARM-GIZSenior Professional (Technical) Capacity Development Coordinator

Venue

ERRA Office
Address: Logodi u. 44/B, H-1012 Budapest
Tel.: +36 1 477 0456
E-mail: secretariat-at-erranet.org

Tuition fee includes: training materials, lunches andcoffee breaks during the training course.

Recommended 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 fee. 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 >>>


Visa

Please verify the visa requirements of Hungary by contacting the Hungarian Embassy in your country. The list of diplomatic missions is available here: http://www.kormany.hu/en/ministry-of-foreign-affairs-and-trade/missions. The list of countries whose citizens do not require visas to enter Hungary can be found at http://konzuliszolgalat.kormany.hu/visa-waiver-agreements.

List of third countries, where a Schengen state issues visas on behalf of Hungary is available on this page: http://konzuliszolgalat.kormany.hu/visa-issuance-on-behalf-of-hungary.

In case you need an entry visa, please immediately contact the ERRA Secretariat! To prepare a visa invitation letter for you, please send us your passport copy. 


Airport Transfers/ Travel Information

Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport (formerly Ferihegy):

  • Located 16 kilometres (9,9 mi) east-southeast of the centre of Budapest
  • Central telephone number for information: +36 1 296 7000
  • http://www.bud.hu/english
  • The transfer time to/from the airport to the downtown is approximately 45-60 minutes (subject to traffic)

Shuttle bus

miniBUD (http://www.minibud.hu/) is the official airport shuttle service company providing fixed-priced transfer service between Budapest Airport – Budapest city center – Budapest Airport. The miniBUD airport shuttle service counters located on the arrivals level of Budapest Airport.

Rate to the EYCB:

  • one-way: HUF 4400 (approx. 15,71 EUR)
  • round trip: HUF 7900 (approx. 28,21EUR)

Taxi from the Airport

There is an official airport taxi company (Főtaxi) available at the Arrival Hall of the Terminals. All Főtaxi cars are equipped with POS terminal, therefore passengers can pay with credit card as well. Reservations can be made in person at Főtaxi booths located at the exit at Terminal 2A and 2B. At the taxi rank in front of the stands taxis are parking continuously waiting for passengers.

Rates (for reference purposes only): around HUF 8500 (27 EUR) for one way.

Calling a Taxi in Budapest

Please find below the list of larger taxi companies in Budapest:

  • Taxi 2000: +36 1 200 0000
  • Citytaxi: +36 1 211 1111
  • Főtaxi: +36 1 222 2222
  • 6×6 Taxi: +36 1 666 6666

Public Transport

Budapest’s network of public transport services (BKK) includes buses, trolleybuses, trams, subway (Metró) and over ground suburban trains (HÉV).

For ticket prices and more information please visit the official website of BKK: http://www.bkk.hu/en/tickets-and-passes/prices/ 

Booklet in PDF with useful information is available here >>

Railway Stations

International trains operate from the three largest stations:

  • Keleti pályaudvar: VIII., Baross tér. Tel: (+36-1) 413 – 4610.
  • Nyugati pályaudvar: VI., Nyugati tér Tel: (+36-1) 349-8503
  • Déli pályaudvar I. Krisztina krt. 37. Tel: (+36-1) 375-6593

All three international railway stations are part of the Budapest Underground system, the Metró. The Déli is on the Red (Number 2) line, Keleti is on the Red (Number 2) and Green (Number 4) lines and the Nyugati is on the Blue (Number 3) line.

Official website of the Hungarian State Railways: https://www.mavcsoport.hu/en


General Information

Currency:      HUF (Hungarian Forint)
Currency Exchange Rates: http://www.mnb.hu/en/arfolyamok

Time zone:   UTC/GMT +1 hours

Electricity:   230 V/50 Hz (Europlug)

Dial Codes:   +36 –

Emergency Calls:    112 (ambulance, police and fire)

Smoking:   Smoking is not permitted in public places, dining and meeting facilities.

Weather:   http://www.meteoprog.hu/en/weather/Budapest/
http://koponyeg.hu/t/Budapest

Information on
Budapest:
  http://bebudapest.hu/
http://www.budapest.com/
https://www.budapestinfo.hu/home.html
http://www.funzine.hu/

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 fee. 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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