The objective of the FSR Annual Training is to train staff of regulatory authorities and market operators and to allow them to develop a sound knowledge of regulatory principles. The Annual Training provides different perspectives and experiences of energy regulation on topics such as wholesale markets, electricity transmission, quality of energy supply, regulatory legal procedures, monopolistic and competitive activities and wholesale and retail gas markets.
The training is structured into three blocks. The first block is an introductory course and takes place over one week in Florence. The second block continues online over a period of seven months, during which energy regulatory principles are studied in-depth in a well- structured and flexible e-learning environment. For the third block, the participants return to Florence and the annual training concludes with the discussion of applied case studies and the presentation of topics of major interest.
Block III of the FSR Residential and E-learning course on Regulation of Energy Utilities is the second residential part of the course. Block III comprises:
- Four-days of residential sessions, devoted to the discussion of case studies and the presentation of some other topics of specific interest to the course participants, and
- a final one-day workshop on energy and sustainability, including the closure of the course with delivery of diplomas to participants.