Course description

Student testimonials

by Mehmet Kürkçü, Energy Expert, Energy Market Regulatory Authority, Turkey

by Ivana Grgurev, Junior Researcher, Energy Institute Hrvoje Požar, Croatia

Course Objectives: 

The 8th edition of 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 Instructors:

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.

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 will be automatically 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). (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: 1-3 Zivatar Str., H-1024 Budapest
Tel.: +36 1 438 1030 ǀ Fax +36 1 212 4076
E-mail: tni.e1503241907oc@ta1503241907irate1503241907rcesb1503241907cye1503241907
Web: www.eycb.coe.int

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Price Regulation and Tariffs Training 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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FUNDAMENTALS OF PRICE REGULATION IN THE ENERGY SECTOR

08:30

Opening Address and Introduction of Participants

Kaderják, Péter

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

09:00

Economics of price regulation – 1

Kaderják, Péter

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

10:30

Coffee break

11:00

Economics of price regulation – 2

Kaderják, Péter

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

12:30

Lunch

13:30

Energy price regulation from a utility’s perspective

Kiss, Attila

Member of the Board of Directors, E.ON Hungária Zrt., Hungary

14:30

Coffee break

15:00

Introduction of the weekly group assignment

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

End of the day

19:00

Group Dinner

SETTING THE REVENUE REQUIREMENT

08:30

Price regulation in practice 1: setting the revenue requirement

Kaderják, Péter

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

10:30

Coffee break

11:00

Price regulation in practice 2: tariff design, price regulation alternatives

Kaderják, Péter

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

12:30

Lunch

13:30

Exercise: End customer tariff calculation

Kaderják, Péter

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

14:30

Coffee break

14:45

Case study: Retail price regulation in Hungary

Kovács, Csaba

Partner, KPMG, Hungary

16:00

Exercise: Weighted average cost of capital (WACC) calculation

Mezősi, András

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

17:00

End of the day

INCENTIVE PRICE REGULATION

08:30

Introduction to incentive regulation

Müller, Christine

Economic Advisor Energy Regulation, Economic Advisor Energy Regulation, Germany

10:00

Coffee break

10:30

Case study: the German experience with incentive regulation and present day price regulation issues

Müller, Christine

Economic Advisor Energy Regulation, Economic Advisor Energy Regulation, Germany

12:00

Lunch

13:00

Encouraging demand response and the system of household electricity price regulation: the French experience

Chabrier, Thomas

Tariffs and Competition Department, Commission de Régulation de l'Energie, France

14:30

Coffee break

15:00

Group work: Regulator’s game

Kotek, Péter

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

16:30

End of the day

PRICE REGULATORY TASKS UNDER A LIBERALIZED MARKET ENVIRONMENT

08:30

Regulating and pricing network access

Szabó, László

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

10:00

Coffee break

10:30

Gas transmission tariff systems; Entry/ exit tariff system in the EU

Szolnoki, Pálma

Senior Business Analyst, IP Systems, Hungary

12:00

Lunch

13:00

Case study: Transformation from regulated to market based pricing of electricity generation in Turkey

Ertürk, Mehmet

Vice President, Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA), Turkey

14:15

Coffee break

14:45

Exercise: Electricity wholesale market simulation game

Kotek, Péter

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

16:15

End of the day

PRICE REGULATORY TASKS RELATED TO PUBLIC SERVICE OBLIGATIONS

08:30

Pricing renewable electricity: the European practice

Szabó, László

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

10:00

Coffee break

10:30

Low income customers and social support schemes

Kaderják, Péter

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

12:00

Final Test

Participants
12:45

Course Evaluation, Group photo

Participants
13:00

Lunch

14:00

Group Work: Presentations of teamwork assignments

Participants

Kaderják, Péter

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

15:30

Signing of the Alumni Book

Participants

Final Comments and Farewell

Kaderják, Péter

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

Kaderják, Péter

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


Chabrier, Thomas

Tariffs and Competition Department, Commission de Régulation de l'Energie, France

Ertürk, Mehmet

Vice President, Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA), Turkey

Kiss, Attila

Member of the Board of Directors, E.ON Hungária Zrt., Hungary

Kotek, Péter

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

Kovács, Csaba

Partner, KPMG, Hungary

Mezősi, András

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

Müller, Christine

Economic Advisor Energy Regulation, Economic Advisor Energy Regulation, Germany

Szabó, László

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

Szolnoki, Pálma

Senior Business Analyst, IP Systems, Hungary

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
1EgyptHatemAliEgyptian Natural Gas Company "GASCO"Feasibility Study Section Head
2CroatiaTATJANABERTALANICCROATIAN ENERGY REGULATORY AGENCYSenior Associate for Tariff Systems and the Electricity Market
3Cape VerdeJoséDelgadoAgency of Economic RegulationRegulatory technician
4SloveniaDanijelaDrekonjaEnergy Agency of the Republic of SloveniaSenior Economic Specialist
5LatviaPeterisDzintarsPublic Utilities CommissionSenior Expert
6EgyptHeshamElbakryEgyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS)Section Head of Upstream Economics
7JapanKenFurusawaCentral Research Institute of Electric Power IndustryResearch Scientist
8TurkeyCagriGokselSOCAR TurkeySupervisor, Natural Gas Trade
9CroatiaIvanaGrgurevEnergy Institute Hrvoje PožarJunior Researcher
10RomaniaBogdanIonescuANRE (Romanian Energy Regulatory Authority)Expert
11RomaniaAncaIordacheANRE (Roumanian Energy Regulatory Authority)Expert
12GeorgiaTeimurazIzoriaGeorgian National Energy and Water Supply Regulatory CommissionChief Specialist of Methodology Support and Quality of Service Control Department
13EgyptMohamedKhafagyEgyptian Natural Gas Holding CompanyGeneral Manager
14TurkeyMehmetKürkçüEnergy Market Regulatory AuthorityEnergy Expert
15GeorgiaSergoLatsabidzeGeorgian National Energy and Water Supply Regulatory CommissionChief Expert of Tariff and Economic Analysis Department
16TurkeyBilgeMANSIZEnergy Market Regulatory AuthorityEnergy Expert
17Cape VerdeKarineMonteiroAgency of Economic RegulationMember of the Board of Directors
18RwandaAlexisMutwareRwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA)Director of Electricity and Renewable Energy Unit
19RwandaJacquesNdagijimanaRwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA)Tariff Analysis Officer
20South KoreaHYUNYOUNGOHKEEI(Korea Energy Economics Institute)Associate Research Fellow
21AlbaniaRomirPajengaAlbanian Energy RegulatorSpecialist Directory of Tariff and Prices
22HungaryZsófiaRuczKPMG HungaryAdvisor
23RwandaAliRudahungaRwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA)Business Plan Analysis Officer
24CroatiaSanjaSandaljCroatian Energy Regulatory AgencyExpert for Tariff Systems and the Gas and Oil Market
25RomaniaAdrianStoianANRE (Romanian Energy Regulatory Authority)Expert
26TurkeyMahmutTığEnergy Market Regulatory AuthorityAdministrative Services Expert
27LatviaAivarsVeissPublic Utilities CommissionExecutive Director
28TurkeyBüşraYapiciMeram Electric Distrubition CompanyTariff Specialist
29RomaniaDanielaȘtefANRE(Romanian Energy Regulatory Authority)expert

 

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.e1503241907oc@ta1503241907irate1503241907rcesb1503241907cye1503241907
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 (February 19-24). 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.e1503241907oc@ta1503241907irate1503241907rcesb1503241907cye1503241907
Web: www.eycb.coe.int

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