Course Outline of the ERRA Summer School: Introduction to Energy Regulation


ERRA’s flagship event is a „must” for junior regulatory staff as it lays the foundations on the basic principles of regulation including different regulatory models, market structures, price and tariff regulation and recent technology drivers transforming our sectors.

Apart from covering regulatory models and the evolving role of regulators in a transforming energy landscape, the course will also focus on the issue of integration of renewables in the mix and technology drivers of this transformation. Latest gas market developments will also be looked at, covering gas infrastructure regulation and the value chain of international gas markets.

The course achieves this through an instructor-led collaborative e-learning platform that features a combination of real-time interactive presentations, excel based exercise, online tutoring at pre-announced times, reading material related to the course modules and weekly exercises or multiple choice tests. The course will last a total of 4 weeks.


What you will learn in 4 weeks during the ERRA Summer School: Introduction to Energy Regulation:

  • the main principles and institutions of regulation applied in power and gas markets
  • the terminology used in national energy accounts
  • the fundamentals of price and tariff regulations
  • the functioning of wholesale electricity markets ensuring competition in restructured electricity markets
  • global gas market trends and its main drivers
  • access rules and transmission tariff setting in gas markets
  • best practices of renewable energy integration to energy markets
  • the future trends and drivers of electricity grid development 

After attending the ERRA Summer School you will return back to work with:

  •  
  • familiarity with the advantages and disadvantages of the various wholesale market design and the role of regulation (and regulators) under various models
  • understanding the principles of calculating prices and tariffs in the energy sector
  • awareness of regulatory roles in increasing competition levels in wholesale energy markets
  • information on the global trends in natural gas markets – including LNG markets
  • familiarity with gas infrastructure access rule and transmission tariff setting
  • knowledge about the main types of support schemes applied globally for promoting renewable energy, including auction designs
  • information on the drivers in providing flexibility in the DSO networks

Course Programme

Live Sessions are starting at 10:00 CEST (GMT+2, Budapest time) | Convert to your timezone.

June 10, Thursday from 09:30 CEST: ORIENTATION DAY AND SYSTEM TEST FOR PARTCIPANTS

WEEK 1
June 14 - 20
WEEK 2
June 21 - 27
WEEK 3
June 28 - July 04
WEEK 4
July 05 - 09
Role and Functions
of
the Regulator
Regulatory Challenges
Price and Tariff
Regulation in the Electricity Markets
Electricity Market Trends and Drivers
Integrating Renewable Energy
Competition and Regulation in the Gas Markets

For detailed agenda please contact the ERRA Secretariat. 


Course Faculty Team of the ERRA 19th Summer School

 

Registration

ERRA Members

EUR 750

Non ERRA Members

EUR 1200

 

Methodology

Proposed weekly engagement: 10-14 hours
Instructor-led real-time recorded presentations Online Tutoring Weekly Assignments 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, Excel modeling exercises, online tutoring at pre-announced times, reading material related to the course modules and weekly exercises coupled with homework assignments.

The course will run for 4 weeks with the following weekly sequence:

Day 1:
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.

Day 2:
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. Distribution of weekly assignments.

Day 3:
Self-paced work.

Day 4:
Online tutoring for the duration of 2 hours.

Day 7:
Submission of weekly assignment.

The course will conclude with a final multiple choice test at the end of Week 4.

10 CER credits will be awarded to those participants who have submitted all 4 weekly assignments and have successfully passed the final test. For more information on the ERRA Certified Energy Regulator Programme please refer to: https://erranet.org/trainings/cer/

Evaluation and Testimonial

  • More than 850 alumni attended the ERRA Summer Schools: Introduction to Energy Regulation over the years.

Student Testimonial by Commissioner Ivan FAUCHEUX, Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE) of France

 

 

 

Reviews:

“It was great experience and big wind in my sails for my future plans.”  (From Croatia)

Doing a course with ERRA – it’s a must.” (by a student from Austria)
 
Great session for going back to the basics and working together for establishing efficient and resilient energy system in our countries.”
(Comment from Mozambique)

 
“This session has been a great place to learn more about energy sector regulation, namely for developing countries. I will advise everyone, who seeks to make an impact on energy sector in developing countries to participate in this valuable course. Very useful training!” (a representative from Guinea)

“It was absolutely superb. I’ve been to quite a number of these trainings on regulation but yours was the best one so far, by a long margin.” (Algerian participant)