Workshop description

The Workshop is co-moderated by Gábor Szörényi and Mariusz Swora.

Breakthrough technologies reshaping regulation

Technological innovation is continuously reshaping the way we envisage the operation of our future power systems. At the same time, global policy objectives to reduce GHG emissions and the possibilities provided by digitalization are promoting the acceleration of breakthrough technologies in e-mobility, smart grids, smart appliances, V2G, new service and operation possibilities in aggregation, energy efficiency, demand response and utilization of blockchains. Improved competitiveness of RES and storage technologies are convincing policy makers to aim for increasingly ambitious renewable energy targets and other Climate Change measure related goals.

A Forum on Innovation and Energy Regulation organized by ERRA and the Polish Energy Association in 2016 recognized that the achievement of energy and climate change policy objectives will require an increased penetration and integration of these new technologies in our power systems.  The main purpose of the ERRA workshop is to provide a discussion platform with the energy industry, innovators and research institutions where regulators become acquainted with technological advancements, potential new services and solutions likely to affect future power systems. The workshop will also look into examples of regulatory roles in promoting innovation, possible regulatory incentives supporting new technologies and services.

Course registration

 


ERRA Full Members EUR 650 + 27% VAT
ERRA Associate Members EUR 755 + 27% VAT
Non-Member Regulators EUR 860 + 27% VAT
Non-regulators EUR 1070 + 27% VAT

Tuition fee includes: training materials, lunches, coffee breaks during the 2-day workshop.

Please be informed that 2 nights of accommodation at the course venue – European Youth Center (EYCB) can be added (September 4-6). Participants are accommodated in private rooms with private bathroom included , but that there are no television and air conditioner in the rooms. For more information please visit: http://www.coe.int/t/dg4/eycb/Conf_facil/photos_en.asp. 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 € 66/night (including breakfast and VAT).

Workshop location

Budapest

Hungary

European Youth Centre Budapest (EYCB)
Address: 1-3 Zivatar Str., 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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Innovation and Regulation Workshop 2018

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 training. 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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Thursday, September 6, 2018

08:00

Welcoming and introductory remarks

Dr. Szörényi, Gábor

former ERRA Chairman and ERRA General Secretary, former Director of the Hungarian Energy Office (Regulator), Hungary

Swora, Mariusz

Attorney at Law, Mariusz Swora Law Office, Poland

08:30

Overview of new technologies possibly affecting energy regulation; Electricity Networks: The future role and economic incentives for innovation

10:15

Coffee Break

10:30

Distributed generation and adaptation by DSOs (network planning, utilisation of the network, measuring, active network management etc.)

12:00

Lunch

13:00

Demand side flexibility – Nordic examples

14:00

Technical break

14:15

Demand side response: new network pricing, self-generation, new integrated grid – the US example

15:30

Coffee break

16:00

Demand-side response (prosumer aspect, aggregators and energy communities)

Štritof, Ivona

Senior Manager, Energy Advisory, Croatia

Friday, September 7, 2018

08:00

Recap of the day I.

Dr. Szörényi, Gábor

former ERRA Chairman and ERRA General Secretary, former Director of the Hungarian Energy Office (Regulator), Hungary

Swora, Mariusz

Attorney at Law, Mariusz Swora Law Office, Poland

08:30

Energy storage: current status of technical development, storage models; Legal implications

Táczi, István

Product Implementation Associate, Department of Grid Innovation, E.ON ED Hungary, Hungary

10:00

Coffee Break

10:30

E-mobility and its impact on system operation, network development, network operation and regulation

12:00

Lunch

13:00

Digitalisation: the digital future of the energy sector

Finger, Matthias

Lausanne Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Switzerland

14:30

Coffee break

15:00

Blockchain in energy trading

Ferris, Jon

Strategy Director, Electron, United Kingdom

16:30

Workshop wrap-up and Summary of key messages

Dr. Szörényi, Gábor

former ERRA Chairman and ERRA General Secretary, former Director of the Hungarian Energy Office (Regulator), Hungary

Swora, Mariusz

Attorney at Law, Mariusz Swora Law Office, Poland

Workshop Moderators

Dr. Szörényi, Gábor

former ERRA Chairman and ERRA General Secretary, former Director of the Hungarian Energy Office (Regulator), Hungary

Swora, Mariusz

Attorney at Law, Mariusz Swora Law Office, Poland


Instructors

Ferris, Jon

Strategy Director, Electron, United Kingdom

Finger, Matthias

Lausanne Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Switzerland

Štritof, Ivona

Senior Manager, Energy Advisory, Croatia

Táczi, István

Product Implementation Associate, Department of Grid Innovation, E.ON ED Hungary, Hungary

Please note that Workshop Materials will be available at a later stage and only for registered participants and ERRA Members. Please LOGIN with your username and password.

Nr. Country First Name Last Name Organization Job Title
1LatviaViestursKadikisPublic Utilities CommissionHead or tariff and infrastructure division
2CyprusChristinaSpereziCyprus Energy Regulatory AuthorityOfficer A

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: eycbsecretariat-at-coe.int
Web: www.eycb.coe.int

Tuition fee includes: training materials, lunches, coffee breaks during the training course and a social programme.

Please be informed that 2 nights of accommodation at the course venue – European Youth Center (EYCB) can be added (September 5-7). Participants are accommodated in private rooms with private bathroom included, but there are no television and air conditioner in the rooms. For more information please visit: http://www.coe.int/t/dg4/eycb/Conf_facil/photos_en.asp. 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 € 66/night (including breakfast and VAT). 

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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 and indicate at where you applying for the visa. 


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.

Rates to the Castle District:

  • One-way is 4400 HUF (approx. 16 EUR)
  • Round trip is 7900 HUF (approx. 28 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 8500 (31,5 EUR) for one way.

Calling a Taxi in Budapest

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

  • Taxi 2000: +36 1 200 0000
  • Citytaxi: +36 1 211 1111
  • Főtaxi: +36 1 222 2222
  • 6×6 Taxi: +36 1 666 6666

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


Safety

Budapest is safe, however, we do recommend that you exercise normal caution when travelling. Please watch your belongings and pockets in public transportation.


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.met.hu/en/idojaras/elorejelzes/magyarorszagi_telepulesek/

Information on
Budapest:
 

Workshop location

Budapest

Hungary

European Youth Centre Budapest (EYCB)
Address: 1-3 Zivatar Str., 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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