Course description

Student testimonial:

Olga Štajdohar-Pađen – Senior Associate for High-Efficiency Cogeneration, Croatian Energy Regulatory Agency (HERA)

 

The Paris Climate Accord brought together 197 nations to facilitate a global response to climate change by agreeing, among others, to limit the global temperature increase to 2 degrees Celsius this century. The goals of this agreement have been swiftly ratified by most countries of the convention with the EU’s new winter package envisaging a reduction of the carbon intensity of EU’s economy by 43% by 2030 and increasing RES penetration to comprise half of EU’s generation portfolio.

Increasing RES generation capacities is therefore is a fundamental pillar of the EU and global energy transition. Regulators have a critical role in the challenging task of designing support schemes to attract sufficient investments in developing these additional RES generation capacities but making sure this is done in a manner which does not distort markets and that intermittent RES production is matched with additional investments in innovation and infrastructure to ensure the safe and reliable operation of future power networks.


Main Themes of the Training Course:

  •   Renewable Energy Regulation: The Policy Context
  •   Economics of Renewable Support Schemes
  •   Regulatory Tasks in RES-E Deployment
  •   System Impacts of Higher RES-E Deployment
  •   Selected Country Case Studies on RES-E Regulation
     

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Non-regulators EUR 1 975 + 27% VAT

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

Accommodation cost for 5 nights will be automatically added to the tuition fee in the amount of 330 EUR 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: tni.e1532056576oc@ta1532056576irate1532056576rcesb1532056576cye1532056576
Web: www.eycb.coe.int

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THE POLICY CONTEXT

08:30

Opening Address and Introduction of Participants

Szabó, László

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

09:00

Renewable Electricity Regulation: An Introduction

Szabó, László

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

10:30

Coffee break

11:00

Challenges of RES Market Integration

Kaderják, Péter

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

12:15

Lunch break

13:30

Financing Costs of RES

Szabó, László

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

15:00

Coffee break

15:30

Hot Topic Presentations by Participants

Presentations by Participants (Croatia, Finland, Oman)
Moderator:

Szabó, László

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

16:30

End of Day 1

19:00

Group Dinner

Please be at 18:40 at the entrance of EYCB.
Venue: Restaurant “Trófea Grill” (Address: Margit körút 2.)

ECONOMICS OF RENEWABLE SUPPORT SCHEMES

09:00

Economic Background of Renewable Support Schemes

Szabó, László

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

10:30

Coffee break

11:00

RES Support Auction – Global and European Practices & Auction Game

Steinhilber, Simone

Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research, Germany

12:30

Lunch break

13:30

RES Support Auction – Select Case Studies

Steinhilber, Simone

Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research, Germany

14:30

Coffee break

14:45

Exercise: Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE) Calculation of RES Projects

Moderator:

Bartek-Lesi, Mária

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

16:15

End of Day 2

REGULATORY TASKS IN RES-E DEPLOYMENT

09:00

Introduction to Main Regulatory Tasks in RES-E Deployment

Boscaneanu, Anatolie

Consultant, Moldova

10:30

Coffee break

11:00

Evolution of the German RES Support Scheme and Return on Experiences from First Competitive Tendering Procedures

Finger, Yvonne

RES Team Member, German Regulatory Authority (Bundesnetzagentur), Germany

12:30

Lunch break

13:30

Distributed Generation, Its Regulatory Aspects and Network Impacts

Bartek-Lesi, Mária

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

15:00

Coffee break

15:15

Hot Topic Presentations by Participants

Presentations by Participants (Hungary, Saudi Arabia)
Moderator:

Szabó, László

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

16:15

End of Day 3

16:30

Budapest Sightseeing Tour

Please be at 16:20 at the entrance of EYCB. The bus will take participants to select sights of Budapest and you can hear about Hungarian history from the experienced tour guide. Expected arrival back to EYCB is at 19:00.

SYSTEM IMPACTS OF HIGHER RES-E DEPLOYMENT

09:00

RES Integration – System Impacts (Merit Order, Cannibalism Effect, System Effects)

Szabó, László

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

10:45

Coffee break

11:15

TSO’s Role in RES Integration – System Wide Impacts of RES-E

Todem, Christian

Head of Unit, Market Management, Austrian Power Grid AG, Austria

12:30

Lunch break

13:30

Flexibility Challenge and Integration Benefits

Pescia, Dimitri

Senior Associate, Agora Energiewende, Germany

15:00

Coffee break

15:30

Exercise: RES Tender Game

Moderator:

Kotek, Péter

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

17:00

End of Day 4

SELECTED COUNTRY CASE STUDIES ON RES-E REGULATION

08:30

Case study of Turkey: Renewable Regulation in a Dynamically Growing Electricity System – Challenges for the Regulator

Gözen, Mustafa

Head of Market Monitoring and Legislation Group and Head of Unlicensed Generation Group, Electricity Market Department, Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA), Turkey

10:00

Coffee break

10:20

Case Study of the UAE: Developing Support Schemes

Matar, Elie

Head of Electricity, Regulatory and Supervisory Bureau for Electricity and Water in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

11:45

Final Test

by Participants
12:30

Lunch break

13:30

Hot Topic Presentations by Participants
Summary of the Hot Topics Sections

Presentation by Participants Moderator:

Szabó, László

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

15:30

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

16:00

End of Training Course

Course Director

Szabó, László

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


Instructors

Bartek-Lesi, Mária

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

Boscaneanu, Anatolie

Consultant, Moldova

Finger, Yvonne

RES Team Member, German Regulatory Authority (Bundesnetzagentur), Germany

Gözen, Mustafa

Head of Market Monitoring and Legislation Group and Head of Unlicensed Generation Group, Electricity Market Department, Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA), Turkey

Kaderják, Péter

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

Kotek, Péter

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

Matar, Elie

Head of Electricity, Regulatory and Supervisory Bureau for Electricity and Water in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Pescia, Dimitri

Senior Associate, Agora Energiewende, Germany

Steinhilber, Simone

Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research, Germany

Todem, Christian

Head of Unit, Market Management, Austrian Power Grid AG, Austria

Please note that Training 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
1TurkeyVedatAkdagEnergy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA)Energy Expert
2OmanSaraAl BalushiAuthority for Electricity Regulation (AER)Legal Advisor
3OmanMohammedAl HarthiAuthority for Electricity Regulation (AER)Project Coordinator
4OmanIntisarAl ShukailiAuthority for Electricity Regulation (AER)Customer Affairs Officer
5OmanAsilaAl rashdiAuthority for Electricity Regulation (AER)Data Analyst
6Saudi ArabiaOsamahAlhamadiElectricity and Co-generation Regulatory Authority (ECRA)Engineering Specialist
7Saudi ArabiaAbdulrhamanAlmohizaiElectricity and Co-generation Regulatory Authority (ECRA)Management of Licensing & Legal Affairs Department
8Saudi ArabiaMohammedAlotaibiElectricity and Co-generation Regulatory Authority (ECRA)Engineering Specialist
9RomaniaMihaelaAntonRomanian Energy Regulatory Authority (ANRE)Expert, Renewable Energy Promotion Department
10Saudi ArabiaMohammedBin JardanElectricity and Co-generation Regulatory Authority (ECRA)Engineering Specialist
11BotswanaRazaChititaBotswana Energy Regulatory Authority (BERA)Board Member
12MacedoniaMarkoFilipovskiEnergy Regulatory Commision (ERC)Legal Advisor at the Energy Markets Monitoring Department
13TurkeySevimKalkanEnergy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA)Energy Expert
14TurkeyDeryaKaramanEnergy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA)Assistant Energy Specialist
15TurkeyZeynepKorogluEnergy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA)Energy Expert
16FinlandRolandMagnussonEnergy AuthorityCompetition Adviser
17AlbaniaRodonMirajMinistry of Infrastructure and Energy, Development Programs for RenewablesSpecialist, Renewables and Energy Efficiency
18BotswanaSydneyMogapiBotswana Energy Regulatory Authority (BERA)Executive Director: Electricity
19PakistanGhulamMuhammadNational Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA)Assistant Director (Tariff)
20LesothoMontiNtlopoLesotho Electricity and Water Authority (LEWA)Manager: Technical Regulation-Electricity
21TurkeyMervaOzkanEnergy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA)Energy Expert
22RomaniaTeodoraStoianRomanian Energy Regulatory Authority (ANRE)Expert, Renewable Energy Promotion Department
23CroatiaSlavenTrputecCroatian Energy Regulatory Agency (HERA)Senior Associate
24TurkeyMerveTuncEnergy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA)Energy Expert
25HungaryKatalinVargaHungarian Energy and Public Utility Authority (HEA)Green Economy Expert
26AlbaniaFatjonZekajElectricity Power Distribution Operator (OSHEE) Specialist HV Sector
27TurkeyÇağla BegümŞahinEnergy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA)Energy Specialist
28CroatiaOlgaŠtajdohar-PađenCroatian Energy Regulatory Agency (HERA)Senior Associate for High-Efficiency Cogeneration
29CroatiaNinaŠušnjarCroatian Energy Regulatory Agency (HERA)Senior Associate for High-Efficiency Cogeneration

 

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.e1532056576oc@ta1532056576irate1532056576rcesb1532056576cye1532056576
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 5 nights of accommodation at the course venue – European Youth Center (EYCB) can be added (February 18-23). 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 € 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. 


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 4400 (approx. 16 EUR)
  • round trip: HUF 7900 (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 (27 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


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://bebudapest.hu/
http://www.budapest.com/
https://www.budapestinfo.hu/home.html
http://www.funzine.hu/

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: tni.e1532056576oc@ta1532056576irate1532056576rcesb1532056576cye1532056576
Web: www.eycb.coe.int

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