Course Outline


This course is 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. 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.

Course Programme

 

Wednesday, September 21 from 09:30 CEST: ORIENTATION DAY & SYSTEM TEST FOR PARTICIPANTS

WEEK 1
September 26 - 30

WEEK 2
October 3 - 7

  • Introduction: Where does balancing market fit in the overall market concept
  • Definitions: Balancing vs. Ancillary Service
  • Key Building Blocks in a Balancing Market
  • + International Examples
  • National vs. Regional Balancing
  • Regulatory Aspects of Balancing Services
  • The New SAPP Regional Balancing Market
  • + National Balancing Market Case Study

 

Live Sessions are starting at 09:00 CEST (GMT+2, Budapest) | Convert to your time zone.


For detailed course agenda please contact the ERRA Secretariat.


Meet the Course Director

Hans-Arild Bredesen
CEO
Bredesen Consulting
Norway

Hans-Arild has extensive international experience from designing and implementing various power market design and trading arrangements since 1992 where he initially was involved in developing the first market systems at Nord Pool.

Hans-Arild has been involved in developing new product offerings in the continuous evolving electricity markets worldwide and had key roles in the development of strategies and detailed national and regional power market design for regulators, power exchanges and system operators in more than 20 countries/regions worldwide.

Hans-Arild is the CEO of Bredesen Consulting and is an associate of Nord Pool Consulting (where he recently was the CEO). He is also board member of NODES, the European marketplace for trading local flexibility.

Registration

Tuition Fees:

  • ERRA Members: 450 EUR + 27% VAT
  • Non-ERRA Members: 700 EUR + 27% VAT

Methodology

Instructor-led real-time recorded presentations Online Tutoring Reading Materials
Final Test

 

The training is based on a self-paced collaborative e-learning platform that features a combination of real-time interactive presentations by the instructors, online tutoring at pre-announced times, reading material related to the course modules and final test.

  • Live Sessions are starting at 09:00 CEST (GMT+2, Budapest time). | Convert to your time zone.
  • Proposed weekly engagement: 8-10 hours

The course will run for 2 weeks with the following weekly sequence:

Mondays:
Real-time presentations on the presented materials. Presentations will be followed by Q&A sessions. Presentations will be recorded and made available to those who could not join the real-time presentations.

Tuesdays:
Real-time presentations on the presented materials. Presentations will be followed by Q&A sessions. Presentations will be recorded and made available to those who could not join the real-time presentations.

Wednesdays:
Self-paced work.

Thursdays:
Online tutoring with the Course Instructors of the week.

Friday (on Week 2):
The course will conclude with a final multiple choice test at the end of Week 2 (on Friday, October 07).


At the end of the course a Certificate of Attendance will be granted to participants. No CER credits are awarded for completing this course.


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