6th Training Course on Natural Gas Market Regulation

Program agenda

GLOBAL GAS MARKET DEVELOPMENTS: DEMAND & SUPPLY

08:30

Opening address and introduction by participants

Takácsné Tóth, Borbála

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

09:15

Introducing the Value Chain. Global Picture and Players. Geopolitical Dimension

Takácsné Tóth, Borbála

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

10:40

Group Photo

10:45

Coffee break

11:00

The Role of Natural Gas in Turkey. Role of Turkey in the Regional Gas Market

Özkoc, Hasan

Deputy Secretary General, MEDREG

12:30

Lunch

13:30

Economics of Upstream Oil and Gas

Zelei, Gábor

Former President, Mining and Geological Survey, Hungary

15:00

Coffee break

15:20

Off-class Teamwork Assignment for the Week

Participants will be grouped and requested to work on the exercise after the classes.

Kotek, Péter

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

16:30

End of Day 1

WHOLESALE GAS MARKETS, TRADE

08:30

LNG Supply: Impact on Global Trade Patterns

Drinkwater, Matt

Senior Editor for Electricity, Gas and LNG, Argus

10:00

Coffee break

10:30

Gas Storage Regulation on the Transmission System, Principles, Models, Platforms

Takácsné Tóth, Borbála

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

11:30

Natural Gas Wholesale Trade: Opportunities and Obstacles

Andó, Bálint

Head of Gas Wholesale, MET Hungary Ltd., Hungary

12:30

Lunch

13:30

Gas Exchange Trading

Güttl, Florian

Key Account Manager, PEGAS-CEGH Gas Exchange Services, Austria

15:00

Coffee break

15:20

Hot Topics in Gas Markets Regulation

Roundtable discussion based on topics from Bulgaria, Egypt and Sri Lanka.
16:00

End of Day 2

16:30

Budapest Sightseeing Bus Tour

19:00

Group Dinner

TRANSPORTATION, ACCESS TO INFRASTRUCTURE AND TARIFFS

08:30

Principles of Calculating the Revenue Requirement of Regulated Segments of the Sector and Tariff Setting in the Natural Gas Sector

Haralambopoulos, Nick

Director, Economic Consulting Associates (ECA) Ltd., United Kingdom

10:00

Coffee break

10:20

Transmission Tariff Systems

Kácsor, Enikő

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

11:00

Entry/ Exit Tariff Setting Simulation

Kácsor, Enikő

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

12:30

Lunch

13:30

Capacity Allocation on the Transmission System, Principles, Models, Platforms

Szolnoki, Pálma

Head of Department, Hungarian Energy and Public Utility Regulatory Authority (HEA), Hungary

15:00

Coffee break

15:30

Restructuring of Gas Markets, Liberalization, Role of the Regulator

Kaderják, Péter

Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Policy, Ministry of Innovation and Technology, Hungary

16:30

End of Day 3

SECURITY OF SUPPLY AND FLEXIBILITY

08:30

Security of Supply Issues in the European Gas Sector. Demand and Supply Shocks in the EU (2009-2018)

Takácsné Tóth, Borbála

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

10:00

Coffee break

10:30

Future of Gas. Gas Demand Characteristics and International Developments

Petrov, Konstantin

Managing Consultant, DNV GL - Energy, Germany

12:00

Hot Topics in Gas Markets Regulation

Roundtable discussion based on topics from Brazil, Hungary and Latvia.
12:30

Lunch

13:30

Financing Investments Related to Security of Supply and Regulatory Tools to Foster Investment

Šimkus, Andrius

Gas Expert, Energy Community Secretariat, Austria

15:00

Coffee break

15:15

Role and Operation of the TSO. Unbundling, System Planning, Operation (Nomination, Allocation, Measurement, Balancing, Financial Settlement)

Tatár, Balázs

Head of Sales and Customer Support, Hungarian Natural Gas Transmission Company (FGSZ), Hungary

16:45

End of Day 4

RETAIL MARKET ISSUES AND CONSUMER PROTECTION

08:30

Market Monitoring, Non-payment, Metering, Switching

Martinoski, Martin

Head of the Energy Markets Monitoring Department, Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC), North Macedonia

10:00

Coffee break

10:20

Principles of Consumer Protection; Role of the Regulator

Martinoski, Martin

Head of the Energy Markets Monitoring Department, Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC), North Macedonia

11:45

Final Test

by Participants
12:30

Lunch

13:30

Presentation of the Off-Class Assignment by Participants

Moderator:

Kácsor, Enikő

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

14:45

Course Evaluation
Group Photo
Signing the ERRA Alumni Book
Final Comments and Farewell

Takácsné Tóth, Borbála

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

15:00

End of Training Course