5th Technical Workshop: Cost-Benefit Analysis of Gas Infrastructure Projects: Analytical Techniques and Tools

EVENT DESCRIPTION

                                                                         


April 4-5, 2019 // Budapest, Hungary


 Organized by:
Sponsored by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
Organized by the Energy Regulators Regional Association (ERRA) and
the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC)

 

Framework and Issues:

This USAID-supported workshop, co-organized by ERRA and NARUC, will explore analytical techniques and tools to conduct a cost-benefit analysis (CBA) of gas transmission investment projects and plans submitted to national regulatory authorities by utilities.

The two-day workshop will feature presentations and case studies showcasing various regulators’ and TSOs’ experience with cost-benefit analysis of gas infrastructure projects, and it will likewise introduce an Excel-based tool, developed by NARUC’s project adviser, for regulators to use in investment appraisal.

Workshop Agenda

Regulatory Role and Approaches in Investment Plan Appraisal and CBA Tools and Techniques

08:45

Registration

09:00

Welcoming Remarks

09:20

Gas Investment Plan Review and Appraisal Guide: Principles, Role of Cost-Benefit Analysis, and Regulatory Approach

10:05

Coffee break

10:25

Regulatory Case Study - Lithuanian Regulatory Experience in Cost-Benefit Analysis

11:25

Regulatory Case Study - US Regulator

12:10

Lunch

13:10

Modelling based CBA and its application to arrive to a ranking of gas infrastructure projects. Limits and best practices

13:55

Facilitated Discussion on Regulator’s and TSO’s experiences from application of Cost-benefit analysis and tools

14:40

Coffee break

15:00

Objectives and Architecture of the CBA tool

16:00

CBA tool components/worksheets: rationale, description and functionality

16:45

Key Takeaways from Day 1

17:00

Adjourn

CBA Tool

09:00

Preparation for Team Interactive Exercise

09:15

Team Interactive Exercises with Regulators – Part 1

In this session, the regulators will be allocated in groups. The CBA excel tool, complete with data for the purpose of the interactive exercises, will be uploaded on laptops for the participants. The interactive exercises will involve conducting cost-benefit analysis of one or more project case study/ studies.
10:40

Coffee break

11:00

Team Interactive Exercise with Regulators (cont’d)

12:00

Lunch

13:00

Team Interactive Exercise with Regulators – Part 2

14:45

Coffee break

15:05

Team Interactive Exercise with Regulators (cont’d)

16:30

Wrap-up and Key Takeaways

17:00

Adjourn

Registration

In case of interest in participation please inform the Secretariat.

 

Materials

Venue

Budapest

Hungary

Premises of the Hungarian Energy and Public Utility Regulatory Authority (HEA)
Address: Bajcsy-Zsilinszky út 52, 1054 Budapest, Hungary


Accommodation

HOTEL PRESIDENT BUDAPEST
H-1054 Budapest, Hold u. 3-5.
Mobil: +36 30 670 7180
Tel:  +36 1 510 3410
web: www.hotelpresident.hu
e-mail: uh.tn1555822826edise1555822826rplet1555822826oh@so1555822826d1555822826

 The single room rate is 120 EUR/night. For double occupancy the room rate is 140 EUR/night.

The above rates include rich buffet breakfast, VAT (18%) as well 4% city tax., unlimited free WIFI internet access.