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Regulation for Universal Access to Energy

New online training! February – June 2018

Regulation for Universal Access to Energy

FSR as part of its global initiatives is offering a online course focusing on energy sector issues pertinent to developing countries. This course will enable the learner in gaining a comprehensive vision to design appropriate policy and regulatory framework needed to ensure sustainable energy for all.  

For this course, we bring together a host of experts from across the world for imparting training to develop the necessary skill sets needed to address the issues of energy access.

Course Goals

The course analyses the multi-dimensional approach to energy access, by emphasising the role of regulation. This entails understanding of:

  • the interdependence of the tools available to address energy access including the technologies (traditional, clean & smart), finance, business models and regulatory instruments
  • the wider impact energy access has on health, education and on overall socio-economic development

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Discover more about the key aspects of this course


  • Structure of the Course

    The course participants will work both individually and in groups on specific tasks – all real life cases and issues.

    • Block 1: Understand the perspective, challenges and approaches of energy access and its correlation to the many facets of development.
    • Block 2: Learn the different elements of the power sector and the similarities and difference between developed and developing countries.
    • Block 3: Understand how the power sector is regulated and the various regulatory instruments used.
    • Block 4: Study the financing mechanisms and business models of the different approaches of providing electricity access.
    • Block 5: Understand the challenges, technologies and business models of clean cooking solutions in the developing countries.
    • Block 6: Conclude the learnings and discuss strategic issues of energy access.
  • Learning experience

    • Interact with leading experts in the field
    • Learn from cases from Asia, Africa and Latin America
    • Join live panels and forum discussions
    • Engage in group project and individual activities
    • Work on an innovative online platform, supported by a dedicated team
  • Target audience

    The training is developed for:

    • Middle/junior level practitioners from government agencies, regulatory bodies, industry, utilities, policy and development organisations
    • New entrants in the energy sector – students, cross-sector personnel, etc.
  • Course Faculty

    To enable a true global learning experience, FSR brings together a host of global experts to present cases and experiences from Africa, Asia and Latin America

    Ignacio Pérez-Arriaga, Course Director
    Training Director at the FSR, Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Professor and Director of the BP Chair of Energy and Sustainability at Universidad Pontificia Comillas (UPC).

    Main Instructors:

    Pippo Ranchi , WAME
    Principal Advisor at FSR, Professor of Economic Policy at the Università Cattolica in Milan, Ex-President of the Italian regulatory authority for electricity and gas

    Swetha Ravi Kumar Bhagwat, FSR
    RResearch Associate – FSR Global Relations

    Samson Hadush, Vlerick Business School
    Postdoctoral Research Associate

    Pia Lovengreen Alessi, WAME
    Universal Access to Energy FSR Advisor

  • Course information

    As a first step, FSR is offering this course via our online school platform to help all participants gain the fundamentals. Followed by which, we would like to offer a special customised residential training – solely focusing on issues relevant to the focused group.

    The tailor made residential training, will be offered based on request, for group bookings from same organisation or for group of participants from the same country/region.

  • 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.