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Regulation for Universal Access to Energy

New online training! 12 February – 25 June 2018

Regulation for Universal Access to Energy

Early Bird Special: 10% discount if you register by 12 December 2017!

FSR as part of its global initiatives is offering an 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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  • Course information

    This FSR online course will provide global energy practitioners with a holistic understanding of the various aspects of providing sustainable energy access for all.

    The length of the course is approximately 4.5 months. The course is divided into 6 knowledge blocks with a total of 17 lessons and 6 Live panels. The number of hours needed per week is 4-6 hours.

    The online training will be given in English, with an option of French and Spanish subtitles for the video lectures.

  • Structure of the Course

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

    Start of course
    Live welcome class: Monday 12 February at 14:00 CET

    • Block 1:

      Understand the perspective, challenges and approaches of energy access and its correlation to the many facets of development.
    • Dates: 13 – 26 February 2018
      Live Panel at the end of block 1: Monday 26 February at 14:00 CET

    • Block 2:

      Learn the different elements of the power sector and the similarities and difference between developed and developing countries. Understand the various electrification pathways such as grid extensions, stand-alone systems and microgrids.
    • Dates: 27 February – 16 April 2018
      Live Panel at the end of block 2: Monday 16 April at 14:00 CET

    • Block 3:

      Understand how the power sector is regulated and the various regulatory instruments used.
    • Dates: 17 April – 7 May 2018
      Live Panel at the end of block 3: Monday 7 May at 14:00 CET

    • Block 4:

      Study the financing mechanisms and business models of the different approaches of providing electricity access.
    • Dates: 8 May – 4 June
      Live Panel at the end of block 4: Monday 4 June at 14:00 CET

    • Block 5:

      Understand the challenges, technologies and business models of clean cooking solutions in the developing countries.
    • Dates: 5 – 11 June
      Live Panel at the end of block 5: Monday 11 June at 14:00 CET

    • Block 6:

      Conclude the learnings and discuss strategic issues of energy access.
    • Dates: 12 – 25 June
      Live Panel at the end of block 6: Monday 25 June at 14:00 CET

    End of Course
  • 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 experienced managers and targets professionals from the energy sector including government agencies, regulatory bodies, energy companies, energy utilities, development organisations, but also academics and researchers.

    No specific academic background is required.

  • Course Faculty

    To enable a true global learning experience, Florence School of Regulation (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).

    Swetha Ravi Kumar Bhagwat, Course Coordinator
    Head of FSR Global Relations

    Pippo Ranci
    Principal Advisor at FSR
    Chairman of WAME
    Professor of Economic Policy at the Università Cattolica in Milan

    Jean-Michel Glachant
    Director of the Florence School of Regulation
    Loyola de Palacio Chair

    Pia Lovengreen Alessi
    Universal Access to Energy FSR Advisor at WAME

    Miguel Vazquez
    Market Design Advisor at FSR
    Research Fellow at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

    Pablo Duenas
    Gas and Electricity Advisor at FSR
    Research Scientist at MIT Energy Initiative

    Samson Hadush
    Postdoctoral Research Associate at Vlerick Business School

    Rebekah Shirley
    Director Research at PowerforAll

    Andrea Micangeli
    Professor at University of ROME “La Sapienza”

    Julio Lumbreras
    Associate Professor at the Technical University of Madrid (UPM)
    UPM Director for North America
    Visiting Scholar at the Harvard Kennedy School

    Debajit Palit
    Senior Fellow & Associate Director at The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)

    Aminata Dumbuya
    Campaign Manager, Sierra Leone at PowerforAll

    Anton Eberhard
    Professor at the University of Cape Town

    Andres Gonzalez
    Researcher at Universidad Pontificia Comillas

    Praveer Sinha
    CEO&MD at TATA Power-DDL

    Emanuela Colombo
    Associate Professor at Politecnico di Milano

    Rob Stoner
    Deputy Director for Science and Technology at MIT Energy Initiative

    Matteo Leonardi
    International Energy Consultant

    Morgan Bazilian
    Lead Energy Specialist at the World Bank

    Valeria Pujia
    Expert at Microfinanza

    Salvatore Vinci
    Head, Partnerships and Technical Advisory Services at IRENA

    Sushanta Chatterjee
    Joint Chief (Regulatory Affairs) at Central Electricity Regulatory Commission, India

    Julio Eisman
    Advisor at ACCIONA Microenergía Foundation

  • Course Fees

    Category One
    Full fee: 1300 €
    Early bird fee (by December 12): 1170€

    Category Two
    Full fee: 1000 €
    Early bird fee (by December 12):900€

    See here for more information on which category you belong to

    Full fee: 400 €
    Early bird fee (by December 12): 360€

    FSR Donor
    1 free seat
  • 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.
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