7th ERRA Seminar for Newly Appointed Commissioners and Chairmen


Seminar Objectives:

This 3-day Seminar allows newly appointed Regulators and Commissioners to engage in discussions and seek guidance on issues of energy sector regulation from the experienced peers as they assume their new regulatory functions. The Seminar programme combines “classic” regulation under the traditional vertically integrated industry structure with up-to-date issues of regulation in developing a competitive industry environment.


Main topics discussed were:

  • Authority, Autonomy and Accountability of the Regulator
  • European Energy Policy. Restructuring the Power Industries
  • Introduction to Energy Pricing and Tariff Setting
  • Tariff Reforms in Emerging Economies
  • Off-grid RES-E Solutions and Business Models
  • Competitive Electricity Systems: Wholesale and Retails Markets; Market Power
  • Security of Supply
  • Privatization in Turkish Power Market – Regulatory Experience


Course Faculty Team:

  • Vidmantas JANKAUSKAS – Course Moderator; Professor, Vilnius Technical University, Lithuania
  • Alparslan BAYRAKTAR – Commissioner, EMRA, Turkey, Chairman of ERRA 
  • Péter KADERJÁK – Director, Regional Center for Energy Policy Research (REKK), Hungary
  • Maria VAGLIASINDI – Lead Economist, World Bank
  • Dennis VOLK – Electricity Analyst, Gas, Coal and Power Markets Division, International Energy Agency (IEA)


There were 8 participants on the Seminar from the following countries: Moldova, Romania, Saudi Arabia and Zambia.