Workshop description

Major issues to be discussed

  • System integration of intermittent renewable generators,
  • Network and system regulation challenges,
  • Flexible generation,
  • Balancing, balance circles,  
  • Generation and demand forecasting,
  • Different sources of flexibility
  • Demand response,
  • Storage technology for different purposes,
  • Different regulatory measures supporting technologies ensuring flexibility

Background

The increasing ratio of intermittent renewable capacities (solar and wind) on the national and regional markets creates new system-regulation challenges.  The need and the value of flexibility increases in the electricity system. The new generation portfolio and the renewable influenced commodity (energy) prices squeeze out flexible (gas fired) power plant units. In this present and foreseen situation system operators should mobilize all possible sources and actions in order to keep the system balance and to ensure system regulation.

More predictable load forecast of generators (including intermittent renewable) and demand forecast together with incentives keeping the balance between load/demand forecast and actual load/demand are important elements of smooth system regulation. The well constructed balance circles together with the adequate rules and incentives could incorporate rigid and flexible generators; end-users, virtual power plants, aggregators, storage facilities and flexible consumers through active demand side response programs. The new possibilities offered by digital solutions could involve not only the large end-users, but the small ones, the electrical appliances, the public buildings and future smart cities into the different segments of flexibility markets.

The TSOs are working on the preparation of standard products (reserve capacity and regulating power in different time-horizons and for different purposes) in the transparent system operation, on the cross-border balancing possibilities, and on the probability based harmonised system-load forecasting methods.

The massively increasing number of electric vehicles (EV) create further challenges for distribution network operators (DSO) and for system operators (TSO). The new charging infrastructure needs massive network development and the charging behaviour of EVs could create system imbalances and congestion problems in the distribution system. On the other hand the EV batteries, as element of distributed storage system could assist the system-operation, if technical conditions and incentives available.

Regulators should take into consideration these tendencies, new challenges, possibilities and changing consumer expectations while creating new network tariff structure and the necessary incentives. The regulator could also facilitate new technologies and innovative solutions through enabling regulatory attitude.

Workshop registration

ERRA Full MembersEUR 650 + 27% VAT
ERRA Associate MembersEUR 755 + 27% VAT
Non-Member RegulatorsEUR 860 + 27% VAT
Non-regulatorsEUR 1070 + 27% VAT

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

 

Workshop location

Budapest

Hungary

ERRA Office
Address: 44/b Logodi Str., H-1012 Budapest
Tel.: +36 1 477 0456 | Mob.: +36 70 392 5986

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Monday, March 11, 2019

08:00

Welcoming remarks and introduction by participants

Dr. Szörényi, Gábor

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

08:30

System integration of intermittent renewable generators and other related tendencies

Reiersen Leknes, Haakon

Senior Consultant, Nord Pool Consulting, Norway

10:00

Coffee break and Group Photo

10:30

Network and system regulation challenges

a., Network connection of new technologies
- DSO problems (Voltage regulation, imbalances, platform of flexibility products)
b., System regulation challenges tendencies of increasing imbalances (International and German cases)
- TSO reserve capacities (old and new definitions), procurement procedures and prices and regulating power, new EU rules of relevant Network Codes [short introduction]
- TSO-DSO shared responsibilities (avoiding situation in which TSO and DSO actions reduce the effects of each other)

Houmoller, Anders Plejdrup

CEO, Houmoller Consulting Aps, Denmark

Mező, Csaba

Partner, Deloitte, Hungary

12:30

Lunch break

13:30

Balancing and balance circles

a., Balancing and balance circles
b., Role of flexible generators and the “missing money”

Houmoller, Anders Plejdrup

CEO, Houmoller Consulting Aps, Denmark

15:00

Coffee break

15:30

Mitigating the increasing system-regulation challenges (necessity of new flexibility sources)

a., Generation capacity forecast
b., Demand forecast
- Demand forecast methods of aggregated consumers

Balog, Richárd

Head of Resource and Network Planning Department, MAVIR – FTSZ (Hungarian TSO), Hungary

Matisz, Ferenc

Head of Power Portfolio Management, ELMŰ-ÉMÁSZ, Hungary

17:00

End of Day 1

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

08:15

Foreseen future electricity market models

Gehrcke, Robert

Senior Consultant, NODES Market, Norway

09:45

Coffee break

10:15

Mitigating the increasing system-regulation challenges (necessity of new flexibility sources):

c., Demand Response as new flexibility source

Pató, Zsuzsanna

Senior Associate, Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP), Hungary

11:45

Lunch break

12:40

Mitigating the increasing system-regulation challenges (necessity of new flexibility sources):

d., Storage technologies as new flexibility sources

Hartmann, Bálint

Research Fellow, Centre for Energy Research, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary

14:00

Business model to catalyse batteries investments in emerging markets

Frydas, Nick

Senior Energy Specialist, International Finance Corporation, Serbia

14:30

Coffee break

15:00

Storage technologies as new flexibility sources (Hungarian Case Studies)

Theisz, Ádám

Head of Sales Portfolio Management Power, ELMŰ-ÉMÁSZ, Hungary

Táczi, István

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

16:00

Technical break

16:10

Different regulatory measures supporting technologies ensuring flexibility

Dr. Szörényi, Gábor

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

17:10

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

17:40

End of the workshop

Course Director

Dr. Szörényi, Gábor

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


Instructors

Balog, Richárd

Head of Resource and Network Planning Department, MAVIR – FTSZ (Hungarian TSO), Hungary

Frydas, Nick

Senior Energy Specialist, International Finance Corporation, Serbia

Gehrcke, Robert

Senior Consultant, NODES Market, Norway

Hartmann, Bálint

Research Fellow, Centre for Energy Research, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary

Houmoller, Anders Plejdrup

CEO, Houmoller Consulting Aps, Denmark

Matisz, Ferenc

Head of Power Portfolio Management, ELMŰ-ÉMÁSZ, Hungary

Mező, Csaba

Partner, Deloitte, Hungary

Pató, Zsuzsanna

Senior Associate, Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP), Hungary

Reiersen Leknes, Haakon

Senior Consultant, Nord Pool Consulting, Norway

Táczi, István

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

Theisz, Ádám

Head of Sales Portfolio Management Power, ELMŰ-ÉMÁSZ, Hungary

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Nr. Country Name Organization Job Title
1TurkeyYasin Gökhan AcarEnergy Market Regulatory Authority of TurkeyAssistant Energy Expert
2GeorgiaTornike ApriashviliGeorgian National Energy and Water Supply Regulatory Commission (GNERC)Chief Specialist of Electricity Department
3HungaryKrisztina AsztalosKPMG Advisory Ltd.Senior Advisor
4TurkeyMuhammet Ali AtesEnergy Market Regulatory Authority of TurkeyEnergy Expert
5TurkeyNecmettin BaşerEnergy Market Regulatory Authority of TurkeyAssistant Energy Expert
6GeorgiaNugzar BeridzeGeorgian National Energy and Water Supply Regulatory Commission (GNERC)Director of Electricity Depertment
7LithuaniaMilda BudreckaitėNational Commission for Energy Control and Prices (NCC)Senior specialist in Electricity division of Gas and Electricity Department
8HungaryZsolt BálintElműSenior Network Development Associate
9HungaryÁkos HamburgerHungarian Energy and Public Utility Regulatory AuthorityAnalyst
10CroatiaSandra HutterCroatian Energy Regulatory Agency (HERA)Head of Department for the Electric Power System and Quality of Supply
11EstoniaDagmar IlpElering ASFlexibility Market Project Manager
12TurkeyMehmet İlker KaracifEnergy Market Regulatory Authority of TurkeyAssistant Energy Expert
13TurkeyCeyhun KarasayarEnergy Market Regulatory Authority of TurkeyEnergy Specialist
14TurkeySuleyman KelesEnergy Market Regulatory Authority of TurkeyEnergy Expert
15TurkeyMehmet Cihat KöstekciEnergy Market Regulatory Authority of TurkeyAssistant Energy Expert
16TurkeyIskender Basat SahinEnergy Market Regulatory Authority of TurkeyEnergy Expert
17TurkeyErengul Sandir VuralEnergy Market Regulatory Authority of TurkeyExpert
18TurkeyMetin SeverEnergy Market Regulatory Authority of TurkeyEnergy Assistant Specialist
19HungaryÁdám SzörényiInnogy Solutions Kft.General Manager
20HungaryZsolt TopaHungarian Energy and Public Utility Regulatory AuthorityProfessional advisor
21TurkeyYagmur Torul YurekEnergy Market Regulatory Authority of TurkeyEnergy Specialist
22HungaryDavid VargaKPMG Advisory Ltd.Senior Management Consultant
23TurkeyMuhammed Ali Can ÇelikelEnergy Market Regulatory Authority of TurkeyEnergy Expert

Venue

ERRA Office
Address: 44/b Logodi Str., H-1012 Budapest
Tel.: +36 1 477 0456 | Mob.: +36 70 392 5986


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.


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 (30 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


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

ERRA Office
Address: 44/b Logodi Str., H-1012 Budapest
Tel.: +36 1 477 0456 | Mob.: +36 70 392 5986