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EU Clean Energy Package

8 May – 14 June 2018 | Online course


In collaboration with InnoEnergy and Vlerick Business School 

This 5-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.

After three 1-week modules and a buffer week to finish the activities, the training course will culminate in two live panels consisting of high level invited experts on the issues and topics raised by the participants during the training.


  • Background

    The EU Clean Energy Package sets the EU energy efficiency and renewable energy ambitions for the 2030 horizon. The package also updates the rules that govern the functioning of the internal electricity market and the transmission and distribution grids. The package was announced as a new deal for consumers, and it does include the right to self-consume what you produce, to have a smart meter, and the cooperate with other consumers in a local energy community, and many more topics that concern all Europeans.

    The package was proposed by the European Commission in November 2016, and is expected to be finalized and adopted in 2018. The next challenge will be to implement the new regulatory framework and to master the implied changes for the different stakeholders. With this online training, we provide a platform for experts to exchange views, and for non-experts to get up to speed with the thousands of pages with new rules. Florence School of Regulation, in collaboration with InnoEnergy and Vlerick Business School, is developing an executive education portfolio to help individuals and organizations master this energy transition supported by the EU Clean Energy Package.

    The first pilot organized by Florence School of Regulation will focus on two of the legal texts included in the package, i.e. the Electricity Directive and the Electricity Regulation; covering some of the main issues in these two legal texts, such as capacity mechanisms, bidding zones, harmonization of network tariffs, DSO role in EV charging and storage, DSO congestion management, TSO-DSO coordination and cooperation, EU DSO entity, self-consumption, smart meter, dynamic pricing, independent aggregator, local energy communities.

    After the first pilot that will be launched in May 2018, the regulatory training will be further developed by Florence School of Regulation to include more legal texts and more challenges and opportunities introduced by the EU Clean Energy Package. The regulatory training will also be complemented by a management training developed by Vlerick Business School. Both executive education tracks will be developed in partnership with InnoEnergy. To co-create this training portfolio, we are organizing workshops with key industry and stakeholder associations in Q4 2017.

  • Course Structure

    • Week 0 – Welcome to the course
      Live class: 8 May 12:00 CEST
    • Week 1 – Electricity Markets: “ensuring the internal market level playing field”
      Topics: Phasing out public interventions in electricity market prices, Harmonising network tariffs, Limiting the use of capacity mechanisms and Interlinkage with Network Codes
      Live class: 15 May 12:00 CEST
    • Week 2 – Electricity Grids: “adapting to the decentralization of the power system”
      Topics: Increased expectations for DSOs in their traditional roles (network planning and active network management), Limiting DSOs role in emerging businesses (ownership of EV charging stations and storage facility), EU DSO entity and Interlinkages with Network Codes
      Live class: 22 May 12:00 CEST
    • Week 3 – New deal: “empowering customers and citizens”
      Topics: New rights for active customers (self-consumption, smart meters, data access & management and dynamic pricing), Market entry for new customers intermediaries (aggregators and Local Energy Communities)
      Live class: 29 May 12:00 CEST
    • Week 4 – Mastery Challenges
    • Week 5 – Expert Panels
      Feedback first mastery challenge:
      Local Energy Communities
      Online live debate with Klaus-Dieter Borchardt (EU Commission, Clara Poletti (Autorità per l’energia), Josh Roberts (REScoop), Kirsten Wilkeshuis (Netbeheer Netherlands) and Mario Ragwitz (Fraunhofer ISI): 12 June 12:00 CEST
      Feedback second mastery challenge:
      Mapping and appraisal EU Clean Energy Package – Electricity Directive & Regulation
      Online live debate with Klaus-Dieter Borchardt (EU Commission): 13 June 12:00 CEST
  • 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

    • Broad target group of Adult learners
    • European Audience: pilot course
    • Everyone affected by the EU Energy Clean Package, including: TSOs, NRAs, Governments, European Associations, Utilities, New Energy players, Stakeholders…
      The participants can take the course on 3 different levels:
    • Novice to Native: 4-6 hours/week
    • Novice to Advocate: 6-8 hours/week
    • Novice to Master: 8-10 hours/week
  • Course Certificates

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

  • Fees

    • General Fee – 700 €
    • Students (with certificate of current studies) – 400 €
    • One free seat for FSR Energy Donors
  • Registration Policies

    Cancellation policy

    Paid registration fee is non-refundable. However, registrant substitution may be made up to 20 days before the start date of the course.

    Registering Multiple Participants

    Please register each participant separately, to comply with the EUI data protection policy and also as the information given here will be used to set -up the individual account of the course participant

    Payment Confirmation

    Please note that you must complete the payment process to complete your registration. For payment by credit card, you will receive by email a confirmation of payment. For payment by bank transfer, please send copy of the bank transfer to fsr.secretariat@eui.eu. Upon request, you can get a confirmation of payment once the payment has been registered by our accounting department.

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