Course description

The promotion of energy efficiency has not been a standard component of an energy regulatory authority’s statute. Since energy efficiency policies are wide-ranging horizontal policies, the responsible party for implementation is often the energy ministry or some specialized government authority or a dedicated energy efficiency agency. This situation is, however, changing. It is increasingly recognized that certain decisions of energy regulators, e.g. on final customer prices or on network companies’ remuneration, have significant impacts on energy companies’ and customers’ decisions with an implication for their efficiency in energy use. Energy regulators get also increasingly involved in implementing national energy efficiency programs by an explicit mandate.

The objective of this 2-days training event is to provide a concise introduction into the components of the energy regulatory job that have relevance to meet wider energy efficiency policy objectives. 

Presenters:

The Course Director of the ERRA Training Course will be Dr. Péter Kaderják, Director of the Regional Centre for Energy Policy Research (REKK). The instructors of the course – as in the past – will be highly qualified and experienced current and/or former energy regulators and well experienced utility representatives.

Course registration

ERRA Full Members EUR 620 + 27% VAT
ERRA Associate Members EUR 720 + 27% VAT
Non-Member Regulators EUR 820 + 27% VAT
Non-regulators EUR 1020 + 27% VAT

Tuition fee includes: training materials, lunches, coffee breaks during the workshop and a social programme.

Accommodation cost for 2 nights will be automatically added to the tuition fee in the amount of 130 EUR if you chose to stay at the workshop venue (European Youth Centre Budapest (EYCB); http://www.eycb.coe.int). (In case participants wish to stay at a different location, please note that they will need to do their own hotel arrangements.)

Course location

Budapest

Hungary

European Youth Centre Budapest (EYCB)
Address: 1024 Budapest, Zivatar utca 1-3
Tel.: +36 1 438 1030 ǀ Fax: +36 1 212 4076
E-mail: tni.e1493131382oc@ta1493131382irate1493131382rcesb1493131382cye1493131382
Web: www.eycb.coe.int

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Energy Efficiency and Regulation 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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Energy efficiency trends and policies

9:00-9:20

Opening address and introduction by participants

Kaderják, Péter

Course Director; Director, Regional Centre for Energy Policy Research (REKK), Hungary

9:20-10:20

Introduction: Definition, measures, global trends in energy use, benefits from and barriers to energy efficiency, the role of cost reflective pricing

Pató, Zsuzsanna

Senior Researcher, Regional Centre for Energy Policy Research, Hungary

10:20-10:40

Coffee break

10:40-11:30

The energy efficiency policy agenda: EU

Pató, Zsuzsanna

Senior Researcher, Regional Centre for Energy Policy Research, Hungary

11:30-12:30

The energy efficiency policy agenda: US

Boyd, David

Vice President, Government and Regulatory Affairs, Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO), USA

12:30-13:30

Lunch

13:30-15:00

Regulatory measures related to energy efficiency in the energy value chain

Kaderják, Péter

Course Director; Director, Regional Centre for Energy Policy Research (REKK), Hungary

15:00-15:20

Coffee break

15:20-16:00

The role of the regulator: the Hungarian case

Pálffy, Anikó

Green economy expert, Hungarian Energy and Public Utility Regulatory Authority (HEA), Hungary

16:00-16:40

Conclusions of Day 1

End consumers in focus

9:00-10:30

Regulatory issues of end customer energy efficiency programs a. metering b. energy efficiency obligation schemes

Pató, Zsuzsanna

Senior Researcher, Regional Centre for Energy Policy Research, Hungary

Rosenow, Jan

Senior Associate, Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP)

10:30-11:00

Coffee break

11:00-12:30

Case study of Italy: EEOS and the role of the regulator in the field of energy efficiency

Ventorino, Luca

Regulatory Affairs Specialist, Gestore dei Servizi Energetici (GSE), Italy

12:30-13:30

Lunch

13:30-15:00

Reforming network tariff schemes as a response to changes “behind the meter”: energy efficiency and distributed generation

Boyd, David

Vice President, Government and Regulatory Affairs, Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO), USA

15:00-15:20

Coffee break

15:20-16:45

Demand response programs – EU and US experiences

Cowart, Richard

Director of European Programs, Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP)

16:45-17:00

Final Comments and Farewell

Kaderják, Péter

Course Director; Director, Regional Centre for Energy Policy Research (REKK), Hungary

Boyd, David

Vice President, Government and Regulatory Affairs, Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO), USA

Cowart, Richard

Director of European Programs, Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP)

Kaderják, Péter

Course Director; Director, Regional Centre for Energy Policy Research (REKK), Hungary

Pálffy, Anikó

Green economy expert, Hungarian Energy and Public Utility Regulatory Authority (HEA), Hungary

Pató, Zsuzsanna

Senior Researcher, Regional Centre for Energy Policy Research, Hungary

Rosenow, Jan

Senior Associate, Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP)

Ventorino, Luca

Regulatory Affairs Specialist, Gestore dei Servizi Energetici (GSE), Italy

Handbook

Reference materials

Efficiency first: From principle to practice

Please note that Training Materials are available only for registered participants and ERRA Members. Please LOGIN with your username and password.


 

Nr. Country First Name Last Name Organization Job Title
1United Kingdom (UK)ElcinAkcuraEBRDEnergy Economist
2OmanFaisalBaaboodAuthority for Electricity Regulation, OmanProject Specialist
3HungaryAttilaFésűsGDF SUEZ Energia Holding Hungary Zrt.Head of Strategy and Business Development
4BangladeshA H M TaslimHossainBangladesh Power Development BoardAdditional Director
5LithuaniaRitaKaluinienėAB "Amber Grid"Head of Economic Analysis & Regulatory Division
6GeorgiaSopioKhozrevanidze Georgian National Energy and Water Supply Regulatory Commission Chief Specialist at Natural Gas Department
7HungaryViktoriaMagyarRegulatory & Public affairs MOL HungaryRegulatory & Public affairs expert
8GeorgiaNikolozSumbadzeGeorgian National Energy and Water Supply Regulatory CommissionChief Specialist of Electricity Department
9HungaryJean-LucVandenbrouckÉgáz-Dégáz Földgázelosztó Zrt.CEO (Chief Executive Officer)

 

Venue/ Accommodation

European Youth Centre Budapest (EYCB)
Address: Zivatar u. 1-3., H-1024 Budapest
Tel.: +36 1 438 1030 ǀ Fax: +36 1 212 4076
E-mail: tni.e1493131382oc@ta1493131382irate1493131382rcesb1493131382cye1493131382
Web: www.eycb.coe.int

Tuition fee includes: training materials, lunches, coffee breaks during the workshop and a social programme.

Please be informed that 2 nights of accommodation at the course venue – European Youth Center (EYCB) can be added (March 12-14). Please note that EYCB has a dormitory type of accommodation, which means that there are no television and air conditioner in the rooms. Participants are accommodated in private rooms with private bathroom included. For more information please visit: http://www.coe.int/t/dg4/eycb/Conf_facil/photos_en.asp. In case you need extra nights for your stay, a separate form will be sent to you with the confirmation letter. Single room rate is € 65/night (including breakfast and VAT).

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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 3900 (approx. 12,5 EUR)
  • round trip: HUF 6900 (approx. 22 EUR)

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/

Course location

Budapest

Hungary

European Youth Centre Budapest (EYCB)
Address: 1024 Budapest, Zivatar utca 1-3
Tel.: +36 1 438 1030 ǀ Fax: +36 1 212 4076
E-mail: tni.e1493131382oc@ta1493131382irate1493131382rcesb1493131382cye1493131382
Web: www.eycb.coe.int

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