Seminar for Newly Appointed Commissioners and Chairmen

Program agenda

Visit to Paks Nuclear Power Plant

The program will feature a day-long visit of the Paks Nuclear Power Plant which has been generating electricity for more than 30 years. The plant will be extended with two new power units (each with the capacity of 1200MW by the late 2020s). The program will include presentation of the Visitors’ Centre followed by a guided tour of the Secondary System.

Optional Site Visit to Nuclear Power Station

SESSION I: ROLE AND FUNCTIONS OF THE REGULATOR

09:00

Welcoming Remarks and Introduction

Jankauskas, Vidmantas

Professor, Vilnius Technical University, Lithuania; Former Chairman of ERRA

09:15

Authority, Autonomy and Accountability of the Regulator; Organisational, Structure and Management of a Regulatory Body, Commission Relations with other Government Organizations and License Holders

Jankauskas, Vidmantas

Professor, Vilnius Technical University, Lithuania; Former Chairman of ERRA

10:15

Coffee Break

10:30

Authority, Autonomy and Accountability of the Regulator; Commission Relations with License Holders (Licensing, Monitoring, Enforcement, Data Collection)

Dr. Szörényi, Gábor

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

11:30

Technical break

11:35

The Changing Role of Regulators. New Priorities and Challenges, Implications of Innovation

Dr. Szörényi, Gábor

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

12:30

Lunch

SESSION II: PRICE REGULATION IN THE ENERGY SECTOR

13:30

Introduction to Energy Pricing and Tariff Setting: Economics of price regulation

Jankauskas, Vidmantas

Professor, Vilnius Technical University, Lithuania; Former Chairman of ERRA

15:00

Coffee Break

15:30

Introduction to Energy Pricing and Tariff Setting cont’d: Price regulation alternatives; Social support schemes

Jankauskas, Vidmantas

Professor, Vilnius Technical University, Lithuania; Former Chairman of ERRA

SESSION III: REGULATORY TOOLS TO SUPPORT RENEWABLE ENERGY

09:00

Regulatory Roles in Renewable Support Schemes and Development

Szabó, László

Director, Regional Center for Energy Policy Research (REKK), Hungary

10:30

Coffee Break

11:00

Country Presentations on Main problems faced by regulators

• By participants
12:00

Lunch

SESSION IV: RESTRUCTURING THE ELECTRIC POWER INDUSTRIES

13:30

Restructuring the Power Industries, Market Liberalization, Integration and Related Regulatory Issues

Finger, Matthias

Lausanne Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Switzerland

18:00

Social Program

SESSION V: SECURITY OF SUPPLY. PRIVATISATION EXPERIENCES

09:00

Competitive Electricity Systems: Wholesale and Retails Markets; Market Power

Irklis, Rolands

Chairman, Public Utilities Commission (PUC), Latvia; ERRA Presidium Member; CEER Vice-President; ACER Vice-Chair

10:30

Coffee Break

11:00

Security of Supply

Finger, Matthias

Lausanne Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Switzerland

12:30

Lunch

13:30

Supporting Competition on Concentrated Markets: Concept of Significant Market Power Regulation (Hungarian Case Study)

Dr. Szörényi, Gábor

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

14:00

The Consumer Aspect of Regulation: Consumer Rights, Complaints

Dr. Szörényi, Gábor

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

14:45

Q&A Session; Summary of the Discussions Final Comments and Farewell