Course description

Welcome from the Course Director and Main Lecturer

    

Course Objectives:

This focused 3-day educational workshop is supposed to provide in-depth and practical understanding of gas transmission tariff setting with special focus on entry-exit regimes.

The program will be a combination of expert presentations and simulated group work calculation. Topics discussed include capacity allocation, regulatory asset base and revenue reconciliation, reference price methodology and reserve price calculation.


Topics:

  • Introduction of Tariff Setting: Main Principles and Tariff Systems
  • Capacity Allocation on the Transmission System, Principles, Models, Platforms
  • Regulatory Asset Base and Revenue Reconciliation
  • Structure and Logic of the Tariff Network Code
  • Reference Price Methodologies: Capacity Weighted Distance, Postage Stamp, Virtual Point Based and Matrix
  • Reference Price Calculation
  • Adjustment Possibilities and Reserve Prices
  • Reserve Price Calculation
  • Hot Topics/ Challenges by Participants

ERRA Certified Energy Regulator

Credits awarded upon successful completion of his Workshop: 5 CER credits.

For more information on the programme and criteria please visit: https://erranet.org/trainings/cer/

Course registration

ERRA Full Members EUR 745 + 27% VAT
ERRA Associate Members EUR 845 + 27% VAT
Non-Member Regulators EUR 945 + 27% VAT
Non-regulators EUR 1 145 + 27% VAT

Tuition fee includes: course materials, lunches and coffee breaks during the workshop.

Kindly note that accommodation is not included in the tuition fee. Accommodation cost for 3 nights (May 5-8) can be added to the tuition fee in the amount of 228 EUR + 27% VAT if you chose to stay at the training venue (European Youth Centre Budapest (EYCB); http://www.eycb.coe.int). (In case participants wish to stay at a different location, please note that they will need to do their own hotel arrangements.)

Course location

Budapest

Hungary

European Youth Centre Budapest (EYCB)
Address: Zivatar u. 1-3., H-1024 Budapest
Tel.: +36 1 438 1030 ǀ Fax +36 1 212 4076
E-mail: eycbsecretariat-at-coe.int
Web: www.eycb.coe.int

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Gas Tariff Setting 2019

Please note that ERRA is not in the position to provide participants with funds or assistance in finding the necessary funds regarding their participation fees and does not have sponsored places for the workshop. Thus, we kindly ask you to submit your registration only in case the funds to cover your participation, including tuition fee, travel, etc. are available for you and your participation is already approved by your delegating company.


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TARIFF SETTING CONCEPTS

08:30

Opening Address and Introduction by Participants

Takácsné Tóth, Borbála

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

09:15

Introduction of Tariff Setting: Main Principles and Tariff Systems; History and Latest Developments in the EU (Creation and Implementation of the Tariff Network Code)

Takácsné Tóth, Borbála

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

10:40

Group Photo, Coffee Break

11:00

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

Szolnoki, Pálma

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

12:30

Lunch

13:30

Regulatory Asset Base and Revenue Reconciliation I.

Haralambopoulos, Nick

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

14:40

Coffee Break

15:00

Regulatory Asset Base and Revenue Reconciliation II.

Haralambopoulos, Nick

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

16:30

End of Day 1

Practical Exercise: REFERENCE PRICE

08:30

Structure and Logic of the Tariff Network Code – Reference Price Methodology I. – Capacity Weighted Distance (CWD)

Kácsor, Enikő

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

10:00

Coffee Break

10:30

Reference Price Calculation: Capacity Weighted Distance (CWD) Calculation in Excel with Detailed Explanation

Individual Work
Instructor: Kácsor, Enikő - Research Associate, Regional Centre for Energy Policy Research (REKK), Hungary
12:00

Lunch

13:00

Reference Price Methodology II. – Postage Stamp, Virtual Point Based and Matrix – Overview of EU Practices and Latest Developments

Kácsor, Enikő

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

14:30

Coffee Break

15:00

The Tariff Network Code Implementation and ACER Recommendations

Martinez, Miguel

Gas Market Officer, Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER)

16:30

End of Day 2

Practical Exercise: RESERVE PRICE

08:30

Adjustment Possibilities and Reserve Prices

Kácsor, Enikő

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

09:15

Reserve Price Calculation in Excel with Detailed Explanation

Individual Work
Instructor: Kácsor, Enikő - Research Associate, Regional Centre for Energy Policy Research (REKK), Hungary
10:00

Coffee Break

10:20

Hot topics: Challenges Presented by Participants

Moderator: Kácsor, Enikő - Research Associate, Regional Centre for Energy Policy Research (REKK), Hungary
12:00

Final Test

by Participants
12:45

Lunch

13:45

Course Evaluation, Final Comments and Farewell

Takácsné Tóth, Borbála

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

14:15

End of Workshop

Takácsné Tóth, Borbála

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


Haralambopoulos, Nick

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

Kácsor, Enikő

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

Martinez, Miguel

Gas Market Officer, Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER)

Szolnoki, Pálma

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

Nr. Country First Name Last Name Organization Job Title
1BrazilRafaelAlbuquerqueTBG - Brazilian Transmission Company Bolivia-Brazil Gas Pipeline S.A.Consultant - Business Development and Regulation
2LatviaIngaBalabkinaPublic Utilities Commission (PUC)Head of Energy Division, Legal department
3CroatiaAndreaBeribakCroatian Energy Regulatory Agency (HERA)Senior Associate for Tariff Systems and the Gas and Oil Market
4BrazilMarco Antonio BarbosaFidelisANP - Brazilian National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and BiofuelsSpecialist
5LithuaniaLinaKarpavičiūtėNational Commission for Energy Control and Prices (NCC)Chief Specialist of Gas Division
6North MacedoniaMirjetaTahiriEnergy and Water Services Regulatory Commission (ERC)Associate at Economic Department
7BrazilLucianoVelosoANP - Brazilian National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and BiofuelsRegulation Specialist
8BrazilMarcelloWeydtANP - Brazilian National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and BiofuelsRegulation Especialist

 

Venue/ Accommodation

European Youth Centre Budapest (EYCB)
Address: Zivatar u. 1-3., H-1024 Budapest
Tel.: +36 1 438 1030 ǀ Fax: +36 1 212 4076
E-mail: tni.e1555821601oc@ta1555821601irate1555821601rcesb1555821601cye1555821601
Web: www.eycb.coe.int

Tuition fee includes: course materials, lunches and coffee breaks during the workshop.

Please be informed that 3 nights of accommodation at the course venue – European Youth Center (EYCB) can be added (check-in on May 5 and check-out on May 8). The venue provides a very convenient access to the classroom where the course is organised. Participants are accommodated in private rooms with private bathroom included, but there are no television and air conditioner in the rooms. For photos please visit: https://www.coe.int/en/web/youth/eycb-guestrooms. In case you need extra nights for your stay, a separate form will be sent to you with the confirmation letter. Single room rate is € 76/ night (including breakfast and VAT).

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In case participants wish to stay at a different location, please note that they will need to do their own hotel arrangements.


Visa

Please verify the visa requirements of Hungary by contacting the Hungarian Embassy in your country. The list of diplomatic missions is available here: http://www.kormany.hu/en/ministry-of-foreign-affairs-and-trade/missions. The list of countries whose citizens do not require visas to enter Hungary can be found at http://konzuliszolgalat.kormany.hu/visa-waiver-agreements.

List of third countries, where a Schengen state issues visas on behalf of Hungary is available on this page: http://konzuliszolgalat.kormany.hu/visa-issuance-on-behalf-of-hungary.

In case you need an entry visa, please immediately contact the ERRA Secretariat! To prepare a visa invitation letter for you, please send us your passport copy. 


Airport Transfers/ Travel Information

Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport (formerly Ferihegy):

  • Located 16 kilometres (9,9 mi) east-southeast of the centre of Budapest
  • Central telephone number for information: +36 1 296 7000
  • http://www.bud.hu/english
  • The transfer time to/from the airport to the downtown is approximately 45-60 minutes (subject to traffic)

Shuttle bus

miniBUD (http://www.minibud.hu/) is the official airport shuttle service company providing fixed-priced transfer service between Budapest Airport – Budapest city center – Budapest Airport. The miniBUD airport shuttle service counters located on the arrivals level of Budapest Airport.

Rate to the EYCB:

  • one-way: HUF 4900 (approx. 15.5 EUR)
  • round trip: HUF 8400 (approx. 26.5 EUR)

Taxi from the Airport

There is an official airport taxi company (Főtaxi) available at the Arrival Hall of the Terminals. All Főtaxi cars are equipped with POS terminal, therefore passengers can pay with credit card as well. Reservations can be made in person at Főtaxi booths located at the exit at Terminal 2A and 2B. At the taxi rank in front of the stands taxis are parking continuously waiting for passengers.

Rates (for reference purposes only): around HUF 9300 (approx. 29.5 EUR) for one way.

Calling a Taxi in Budapest

Please find below the list of larger taxi companies in Budapest:

  • Citytaxi: +36 1 211 1111
  • Főtaxi: +36 1 222 2222
  • 6×6 Taxi: +36 1 666 6666
  • Budapest Taxi: +36 1 777 7777

Public Transport

Budapest’s network of public transport services (BKK) includes buses, trolleybuses, trams, subway (Metró) and over ground suburban trains (HÉV).

For ticket prices and more information please visit the official website of BKK: http://www.bkk.hu/en/tickets-and-passes/prices/ 

Booklet in PDF with useful information is available here >>

Railway Stations

International trains operate from the three largest stations:

  • Keleti pályaudvar: VIII., Baross tér. Tel: (+36-1) 413 – 4610.
  • Nyugati pályaudvar: VI., Nyugati tér Tel: (+36-1) 349-8503
  • Déli pályaudvar I. Krisztina krt. 37. Tel: (+36-1) 375-6593

All three international railway stations are part of the Budapest Underground system, the Metró. The Déli is on the Red (Number 2) line, Keleti is on the Red (Number 2) and Green (Number 4) lines and the Nyugati is on the Blue (Number 3) line.

Official website of the Hungarian State Railways: https://www.mavcsoport.hu/en


General Information

Currency:      HUF (Hungarian Forint)
Currency Exchange Rates: http://www.mnb.hu/en/arfolyamok

Time zone:   UTC/GMT +1 hours

Electricity:   230 V/50 Hz (Europlug)

Dial Codes:   +36 –

Emergency Calls:    112 (ambulance, police and fire)

Smoking:   Smoking is not permitted in public places, dining and meeting facilities.

Weather:   http://www.meteoprog.hu/en/weather/Budapest/
http://koponyeg.hu/t/Budapest

Information on
Budapest:
 

http://www.budapest.com/
https://www.budapestinfo.hu/budapest
https://funzine.hu/en/
https://welovebudapest.com/en/

Course location

Budapest

Hungary

European Youth Centre Budapest (EYCB)
Address: Zivatar u. 1-3., H-1024 Budapest
Tel.: +36 1 438 1030 ǀ Fax +36 1 212 4076
E-mail: eycbsecretariat-at-coe.int
Web: www.eycb.coe.int