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Online course for consumer organisations, energy communities and NGOs

12 – 26 April 2018

prosumer course

Free FSR training in collaboration with ENTSO-E, BEUC and RES-COOP

This 2-week online course is composed of readings, videos as well as interactive and communicative online activities. Each week will have a comprehensive class with live interaction between the participants and the FSR instructors.

Course structure

Week 1: Network tariffs

  • What are the options: volumetric, capacity, connection, peak demand, fixed, dynamic, locational
  • How to make the trade-off between cost-reflectiveness and fairness: active versus passive customers
  • EU legislation, and national practices

19 April | First live class: 2-3pm CEST

Week 2: Network codes

  • Market codes: what are the balancing market design options and how do they impact the participation and remuneration of individual or community prosumers
  • Grid connection codes: what are the type of connections and the corresponding rights and obligations
  • EU legislation, and national practices

26  April | Second live class: 2-3pm CEST


Estimated course workload: 6 hours/week


The first edition of this training is exclusive for representatives of consumer organisations, energy communities, and NGOs. They can register without payment (seats are limited).


  • Background

    In 2016, FSR and ENTSO-E initiated a training on the EU Electricity Network Codes. In 2017, that collaboration was extended to the European Commission and ACER. In 2018, the EU Electricity Network Codes course continues.

    In addition, FSR and ENTSO-E decided in 2018 to initiate a training tailor made for consumer organisations, energy communities, and NGOs. In collaboration with BEUC and RES-COOP, we decided to focus the first edition of this new training on network tariffs and network codes.

    To make sure that the new deal for energy customers and citizens materializes, the engagement of consumer organisations, energy communities, and NGOs on the topics of network tariffs and network codes is essential. This FSR online training aims to facilitate that engagement. As the rulebook is vast and highly technical, the training takes the perspective of consumers, prosumers, and communities, and focuses on what matters for them.

    The first edition of this training is exclusive for representatives of consumer associations, energy communities, and NGOs. They can register without payment.

  • Course Director

    Leonardo Meeus is Professor and Partner at Vlerick Business School in Brussels where he directs the Energy Centre, and where he teaches strategy beyond markets. He is also a professor of the Florence School of Regulation at the European University Institute where he directs the online courses on the EU Clean Energy Package and the EU Electricity Network Codes.

    He is active in EU Horizon 2020 research projects; and publishes in academic journals, such as Energy Economics, and Energy Policy. He is a member of the Academic Panel of the UK energy regulator, Ofgem, and a member of the International Association for Energy Economics. Leonardo is a commercial engineer with a PhD in electrical engineering from KU Leuven.

  • Target Group & Levels

    • Exclusive for representatives of consumer organisations, energy communities, and NGOs
  • Course Certificates

    At the end of the course, the participants can earn a Certificate of Completion or a Certificate of Excellence, depending of their performance throughout the course.

  • Fees

    • FREE course


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