Webinar Outline

The energy sector regulator’s response to the COVID19 situation sees a continuous need for adjustments and preparing strategies for supporting the exit from the crisis.

Based on an extensive consultation among various energy professionals and thanks to our Member Regulators’ feedback, ERRA is organizing a two-day webinar on COVID-19 implications for the energy sector and related regulatory measures. The webinar will help its participants to better understand the continuous impact of the pandemic for the energy markets (from various market participants’ perspectives) and also to plan an adequate approach towards stabilizing the situation in the domestic energy sector, also in the context of long-term climate challenges. 

The targeted insights will include:

  • COVID-19 impact on European electricity markets – with special focus on modelling and addressing aspects such as demand, generation technologies, prices and incentives;
  • The utility perspective and their recovery plans;
  • Policy and regulatory measures undertaken among ERRA Members;
  • Case studies presenting short and mid-term COVID-19 effects.


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Opening remarks and introduction

Finger, Matthias

Professor, Lausanne Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Switzerland


COVID-19 impact on European electricity markets: Modelling and addressing demand, generation technologies, prices and incentives

Stoffer, Bart

Global Service Line Leader - Energy Markets & Technology, DNV GL Energy, Germany


COVID-19: The utility perspective and recovery plans

Häder, Henning

Policy Director Issues, Eurelectric, Belgium


Addressing climate change in a post pandemic world

Lewney, Richard

Chairman, Cambridge Econometrics


Case study: Short and mid-term COVID-19 effects on the Hungarian electricity market

Felsmann, Balázs

Senior Research Associate, Regional Centre for Energy Policy Research (REKK), Hungary


Recap of Day 1

Finger, Matthias

Professor, Lausanne Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Switzerland


Day 1 Concludes


Introduction to Day 2

Berisha, Ardian

Regulatory Specialist, Energy Regulators Regional Association (ERRA)


Summary of policy and regulatory measures – based on ERRA’s internal survey

Jarosz, Kacper

Project Manager, Energy Regulators Regional Association (ERRA)


Regulatory case study 1: Italy

Poletti, Clara

Commissioner, Italian Regulatory Authority for Energy, Networks and Environment (ARERA), Italy


Regulatory case study 2: Turkey

Kürkcü, Mehmet

Group Head of Foreign Relations in Strategy Development Department, Energy Market Regulatory Authority, Turkey


Regulatory case study 3: The United States

Nowak, Ellen

Commissioner, Public Service Commission of Wisconsin, Chair of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners Committee on International Relations, USA


Early lessons learnt

Berisha, Ardian

Regulatory Specialist, Energy Regulators Regional Association (ERRA)


Recap of the webinar

Course registration

ERRA Member (1)


Non-Member Non-Hungarian Participant (Company Representative) (2)

EUR 100

Non-Member Participant (Hungarian or Individual Representative) (3)

EUR 100 + 27% VAT

(1) Up to 2 repsresentatives/ member organisation is free of charge. If members do not fill their maximum registration slots by April 23, remaining available slots will be shared within the membership.

(2) In case the participant represents a non-Hungarian company/public entity, the fee is VAT free.

(3) In case of all Hungarian organisations and in case of a non-Hungarian private (non-public) participant, VAT has to be added.


Please note that Webinar Materials are available for registered participants and ERRA Members only.