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EU Clean Energy Package

Spring 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 January 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
    • Week 1 – Electricity Markets: “ensuring the internal market level playing field”
      Topics: Regulated prices and energy poverty, Balancing Market, Capacity Mechanisms, Regional Operational Centres, Network Access Charges, Network Codes and Guidelines
      Live class
    • Week 2 – Electricity Grids: “adapting to the decentralization of the power system”
      Topics: EU DSO Entity, Network Development Plans, Congestion Management and Flexibility, Provision of Information, Electro-mobility, Storage
      Live class
    • Week 3 – New deal: “empowering customers and citizens”
      Topics: Smart Metering, Data Management and Data Format, Demand Response and Aggregators, Active Customers, Local Energy Communities, Entitlement to Dynamic Contract
      Live class
    • Week 4 – Mastery Challenges
    • Week 5 – Expert Panels
      Feedback first mastery challenge:
      Topic:
      Local Energy Communities
      Online live debate with expert panel
      Feedback second mastery challenge:
      Topic:
      Mapping and appraisal EU Clean Energy Package – Electricity Directive & Regulation
      Online live debate with expert panel
  • Course Director

    Leonardo Meeus (course director) is Associate Professor and Partner at Vlerick Business School in Brussels where he directs the Energy Centre. He is also a Professor of the Florence School of Regulation at the European University Institute.

    In Florence, he directs the online course on the Trans-European Energy Networks Regulation and the online course on the EU Electricity Network Codes. He is also a member of the Ofgem Academic Panel, and the International Association of Energy Economics. He frequently publishes about energy markets and regulations in academic journals, such as Energy Economics, Energy Policy and the European Journal of Operational Research.

    He also regularly contributes to EU funded energy research projects (Think, Promotion, Story). Leonardo is a commercial engineer with a PhD in electrical engineering, both from the 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
  • Fees

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