Course description

Course Objectives:

In the past years auctions have gained unprecedented popularity. They have become the preferred policy option in a growing number of countries to accelerate renewable energy deployment. The aim of the workshop is to introduce the participants to the functioning and main design of successful Renewable Energy Auctions. As this is a new direction in supporting renewables in both developed and developing countries, participants can learn from the experience gained through these auctions recently..

Main Topics:

  • Main design elements of RES auctions: timing, financial and material preconditions, pricing methodologies, measuring the level of competition etc.
  • Issues and solutions for countries entering RES tenders for the first time (on design and realisation of auctions)
  • Special case studies – to cover both single and multi-technology auctions, in more advanced and newcomer countries
  • How to measure the effectiveness and competitiveness of RES auction

More information is coming soon.

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 (June 18-21) 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); (In case participants wish to stay at a different location, please note that they will need to do their own hotel arrangements.)

Course location



European Youth Centre Budapest (EYCB)
Address: Zivatar u. 1-3., H-1024 Budapest
Tel.: +36 1 438 1030 ǀ Fax +36 1 212 4076

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RES Auctions 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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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.e1555820884oc@ta1555820884irate1555820884rcesb1555820884cye1555820884

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 June 18,  check-out on June 21). 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: 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 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
  • The transfer time to/from the airport to the downtown is approximately 45-60 minutes (subject to traffic)

Shuttle bus

miniBUD ( 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: 

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:

General Information

Currency:      HUF (Hungarian Forint)
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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.


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Course location



European Youth Centre Budapest (EYCB)
Address: Zivatar u. 1-3., H-1024 Budapest
Tel.: +36 1 438 1030 ǀ Fax +36 1 212 4076