EU Electricity Network Codes
25 September – 29 November 2018 | Online
This 9-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 six 1-week modules and a buffer week to finish the activities, the training course will culminate in four live panels consisting of experts from ENTSO-E, ACER, and the European Commission focusing on the issues and topics raised by the participants during the training.
The third liberalization package introduced network codes to be developed by the European Commission, ACER, and the ENTSOs in order to implement the EU target model for the internal electricity market. There are three types of network codes, i.e. market codes, system operation codes, and grid connection codes.
These codes have been developed, so the next challenge is to implement them. During this training we provide a platform for the community of experts to share experiences with the implementation of the codes, while also providing an opportunity to the community of non-experts to get up to speed with these rules that affect all stakeholders.
The first edition of this training included 140+ senior professionals from all over Europe.
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 to initiate a training tailor made for consumer associations, energy communities, and NGOs. Read more information on this new training, in collaboration with BEUC and RES-COOP.
Target group & Levels
The training is developed for:
- Broad target group of Adult learners
- Network Codes experts and beginners
- Everyone affected by the Network Codes in Europe, including: TSOs, NRAs, Governments, European Associations, Utilities, New Energy players, Stakeholders…
The participants can take the course on 3 different levels:
- 1) Native (learning goal: to learn to speak the language of the network codes and to understand their content)
- 2) Advocate (Native + discuss and debate the network codes with colleagues and field specialists)
- 3) Master (Advocate + take a mastery challenge, analyse and attempt to solve/improve a European level real life case and receive feedback from the specialists of the particular case)
The amount of time required to take this course depends on the aimed course level as well as the level of expertise in the subject prior to joining the course:
- Novice to Native: 4-6 hours/week
- Novice to Advocate: 6-8 hours/week
- Novice to Master: 8-10 hours/week
- Expert (Advocate level understanding of the topic) to Master: 5 hours/week
Structure of the Course
The course participants will work both individually and in groups on specific tasks – all real life cases and issues.
Welcome to the course
Live class: 25 September 2018 – 12 noon CEST
Week 1: Establishing national wholesale markets (CACM, FCA)
26 September – 2 October 2018
Live class: 2 Oct 12 noon CEST
Week 2: Integrating wholesale markets (CACM, SOGL)
3 – 9 October 2018
Live class: 9 Oct 12 noon CEST
Week 3: Establishing national balancing markets (EBGL, SOGL)
10 – 16 October 2018
Live class: 16 Oct 12 noon CEST
Week 4: Integrating balancing markets (EBGL, SOGL)
17 – 23 October 2018
Live class: 23 Oct 12 noon CEST
Week 5: Grid connection codes
24 – 30 October 2018
Live class: 30 Oct 12 noon CET
Week 6: Legal dimension of the codes
31 October – 6 November 2018
Live class: 6 Nov 12 noon CET
Week 7: Mastery Challenges
7 – 13 November 2018
Deadline to submit mastery challenges: 13 Nov 2018
Week 8: 4 live online panels
14 – 27 November 2018
Mastery challenge 1: Bidding zones
Live class: 20 Nov 12 noon CET
Christophe Gence-Creux (ACER), Laurent Schmitt (EntsoE) and Markela Stamati (European Commission)
Mastery challenge 2: Implementation issues, flow-based market coupling & common grid model
Live class: 22 Nov 12 noon CET
Martin Povh (ACER), Konrad Purchala (EntsoE) and Matti Supponen (European Commission)
Mastery challenge 3: Unlocking the potential of distributed energy resources
Live class: 27 November 12 noon CET
Christophe Gence-Creux (ACER), Laurent Schmitt (EntsoE) and Frauke Thies (SEDC)
Mastery challenge 4: Regional Coordination Centre
Live class: 29 November 12 noon CET
Uros Gabrijel (ACER), Sonya Twohig (EntsoE) and Maria Eugenia Leoz-Martin-Casallo (European Commission)
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.
Tim Schittekatte is a research associate at the Florence School of Regulation. He is also working on his PhD in Economics at Université Paris-Sud. Before joining FSR, he was a visiting researcher at the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab and a junior economist at Microeconomix in Paris. Tim graduated as an engineer from Ghent University, Belgium. After, he completed the EMIN programme, an international master in energy economics. His main research interests are European electricity market integration and distribution network tariff design.
Experts from ENTSO-E, ACER & European Commission
In addition, several European specialists on network codes are involved in the live online panels, to give feedback to the participants on the Mastery Challenge (last week of the course):
- Christophe Gence-Creux (ACER)
- Frauke Thies (SEDC)
- Konrad Purchala (Entso-e)
- Laurent Schmitt (Entso-e)
- Maria Eugenia Leoz-Martin-Casallo (European Commission)
- Markela Stamati (European Commission)
- Martin Povh (ACER)
- Matti Supponen (European Commission)
- Sonya Twohig (Entso-e)
- Uros Gabrijel (ACER)
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.
- General fee: 1000 €
- One free seat for FSR Energy Donors
Cancellation policyPaid registration fee is non-refundable. However, registrant substitution may be made up to 20 days before the start date of the course.