ERRA Training Course: Principles of Natural Gas Market Regulation


Course Objectives:

The course aims to give a general introduction into the gas value chain with special emphasis on upstream gas supplies. It is supposed to give a good understanding of the restructuring process of the gas industry and of wholesale markets. It puts special emphasis on regulators approaches of gas infrastructures, gas storage and security of supply issues.


Main themes of the Training Course:

  • Upstream Gas Supply
  • Restructuring and Wholesale Markets
  • Access to Gas Infrastructures: Regulatory Approaches
  • Gas Storage and Security of Supply Issues
  • Retail Market Issues


Course Faculty Team:

  • Péter KADERJÁK – Course Director; Director, Regional Center for Energy Policy Research (REKK), Hungary
  • Jacques DE JONG – Senior Fellow, Clingendael Institute, The Netherlands
  • Mehmet ERTÜRK – Acting Head of Tariff Department, Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA), Turkey
  • Ronald FARMER – MBA, Gas Department, E-Control, Austria
  • Zoltán GELLÉNYI – Head of Capacity Sales, Hungarian Natural Gas Transmission Company, Hungary
  • Jan HAIZMANN – Chairman EFET Legal Committee, Member of the EFET Board, Director, EU Liaison Office, European Federation of Energy Traders
  • Bonnie JANSSEN – Public Utilities Engineer Specialist, The Michigan Public Service Commission, National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), USA
  • Matthew MONTEVERDE – VP — Generating Fuels, Argus Media, UK
  • Konstantin PETROV – Service Line Leader Markets and Regulation, Regional Director Europe Gas Consulting Services, DNV KEMA Energy & Sustainability, Germany
  • Borbála TAKÁCSNÉ TÓTH – REKK, Hungary
  • Gábor ZELEI – Advisor, MOL Group, Hungary


29 participants attended the Training Course from the following countries: Belgium, Croatia, Egypt, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Jordan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Russia, Turkey, UK.