Course description

Economic, legal, technical and financial skills are central to the administrative and economic regulation of the public utilities. The constantly changing environment not only requires proper response from the regulatory side, it is also essential to be aware of the global trends in the energy sector. The current economic climate across the world and the emergence of renewable energy sources have pointed to the need of addressing recent technological innovations that demand a different approach to regulatory practice. Corresponding to these new challenges the training course aims to focus on some of the discussed topics from a “smart perspective”.

 

Course Objectives:

This 5-day training course will be organised into thematic modules focusing on the hottest issues and global trends of energy sector regulation. The training program combines “classic” regulation under the traditional vertically integrated industry structure with up-to-date issues of regulation by discussing the topics from a “smart” point of view. The prime objective of the course is to provide basic technical, economic and legal regulatory skills that are needed to design and manage successful regulatory systems for the energy industry.

 

During the Course the following broad themes are addressed:

  • Role and functions of the regulator
  • Price and tariff regulation
  • Competition and regulation in electricity and gas
  • Investment incentives to meet growing electricity demand
  • The interlinks between energy policy and regulation

 

Target Audience:

The course is available to practising energy regulators and to non-regulators such as ministry and local government representatives, banking institutions, law and investment firms, consulting companies and regulated utility companies.

Course registration

ERRA Full Members EUR 1 075 + 27% VAT
ERRA Associate Members EUR 1 275 + 27% VAT
Non-Member Regulators EUR 1 475 + 27% VAT
Non-regulators EUR 1 975 + 27% VAT

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

Accommodation cost for 5 nights can be added to the tuition fee in the amount of 325 EUR if you chose to stay at the training venue (European Youth Centre Budapest (EYCB); http://www.eycb.coe.int).

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.

Course location

Budapest

Hungary

European Youth Centre Budapest (EYCB)
Address: 1-3 Zivatar Str., H-1024 Budapest
Tel.: +36 1 438 1030 ǀ Fax +36 1 212 4076
E-mail: tni.e1495776229oc@ta1495776229irate1495776229rcesb1495776229cye1495776229
Web: www.eycb.coe.int

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Summer School 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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Role and Functions of the Regulator

8:30

Opening address and introduction by participants

Kaderják, Péter

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

09:00

Departure for Paks Nuclear Power Plant

10:30

Site Visit of Paks Nuclear Power Plant

Visitors Centre and Secondary System
12:30

Lunch

14:00

Theory, principles and institutions of regulation in the energy sector

Kaderják, Péter

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

15:30

Group Work: Introducing the off-class assignment for the week

The Group Assignment will last during the entire period of the Training Course. Participants will be grouped and requested to work on the exercise throughout the week.

Kaderják, Péter

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

16:00

Departure for Budapest

Price & Tariff Regulation

09:00

Fundamentals of price regulation in the energy sector - 1

10:30

Coffee Break

11:00

Fundamentals of price regulation in the energy sector - 2

12:30

Lunch

13:30

Price regulation game

Kotek, Péter

Senior Research Associate, Regional Center for Energy Policy Research (REKK), Hungary

15:00

Coffee Break

15:30

Retail price regulation and social issues in emerging economies

KEREKES, Lajos

Senior Researcher, Regional Centre for Energy Policy Research (REKK), Hungary

Competition and regulation in electricity and gas

08:30

Competition and regulation on restructured electricity markets

Houmoller, Anders Plejdrup

CEO, Houmoller Consulting Aps, Denmark

10:30

Coffee Break

11:00

Electricity market integration and related regulatory issues

Houmoller, Anders Plejdrup

CEO, Houmoller Consulting Aps, Denmark

12:30

Lunch

13:30

Competition and regulation on restructured natural gas markets

Kaderják, Péter

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

15:00

Coffee Break

15:30

Renewable energy: regulatory and market issues

Szabó, László

Senior Research Associate, Regional Center for Energy Policy Research (REKK), Hungary

Investment and innovation incentives

08:30

Regulatory Challenges in Emerging Economies

10:00

Coffee Break

10:30

Regulatory Challenges in Developed Markets

12:00

Lunch

13:30

Introduction to energy statistics

Kotek, Péter

Senior Research Associate, Regional Center for Energy Policy Research (REKK), Hungary

The interlinks between energy policy and regulation

08:30

Gas market and related regulatory reforms in Ukraine

BADANOVA, Ielyzaveta

Deputy Head of Legal, NJSC Naftogaz, Ukraine

10:00

Coffee Break

10:30

EU energy policy fundamentals and implications for regulation

Finger, Matthias

Lausanne Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Switzerland

12:00

Lunch

13:00

Final test

14:00

Presentation of the off-class assignments by participants

15:45

Course Evaluation; Final Comments and Farewell

Group Photo Signing the Alumni Book

Kaderják, Péter

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

BADANOVA, Ielyzaveta

Deputy Head of Legal, NJSC Naftogaz, Ukraine

Finger, Matthias

Lausanne Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Switzerland

Houmoller, Anders Plejdrup

CEO, Houmoller Consulting Aps, Denmark

Kaderják, Péter

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

KEREKES, Lajos

Senior Researcher, Regional Centre for Energy Policy Research (REKK), Hungary

Kotek, Péter

Senior Research Associate, Regional Center for Energy Policy Research (REKK), Hungary

Szabó, László

Senior Research Associate, Regional Center for Energy Policy Research (REKK), Hungary

Nr. Country First Name Last Name Organization Job Title
1OmanINTISARAL SHUKAILIAUTHORITY FOR ELECTRICITY REGULATION, OMANCUSTOMER AFFAIRS OFFICER
2KazakhstanTimurAkhmetovKPMG Tax and AdvisorySenior Manager
3Saudi ArabiaAli K.Al-KhtaniElectricity & Co-Generation Regulatory Authority (ECRA)Senior Economic Specialist
4MoldovaAlexandruBalabanNational Energy Regulatory Agency (ANRE)Chief Specialist
5MoldovaSergiuCașuNational Energy Regulatory Agency (ANRE)Specialist, Electricity and Renewable Energy Division
6LatviaBaibaJakobsonePublic Utilities CommissionChief Specialist
7South AfricaJonesKobelaNational Energy Regulator South AfricaSenior Financial And Market Analyst
8South AfricaRefilweMokoenaNational Energy Regulator of South AfricaEnergy Efficiency Officer
9South AfricaDumisaniMthiyaneNERSACompliance & Dispute Resolution Analyst
10MoldovaBaiesuNataliaANRE Moldovahead of legal division
11KazakhstanTimurOmashevKPMG Tax and AdvisorySenior Manager
12MoldovaIulianaPaticНАРЭглавный специалист
13MoldovaGalinaSanduțaNAERpress officer
14MoldovaАлинаПлешкаНАРЭСекретарь Административного совета
15MoldovaСилвияСтичANREглавный специалист

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.e1495776229oc@ta1495776229irate1495776229rcesb1495776229cye1495776229
Web: www.eycb.coe.int

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

Please be informed that 5 nights of accommodation at the course venue – European Youth Center (EYCB) can be added (July 17 – July 21). 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: 1-3 Zivatar Str., H-1024 Budapest
Tel.: +36 1 438 1030 ǀ Fax +36 1 212 4076
E-mail: tni.e1495776229oc@ta1495776229irate1495776229rcesb1495776229cye1495776229
Web: www.eycb.coe.int

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