With the Annual Training on the Regulation of Energy Utilities, you will gain extensive knowledge of the fundamental principles of the regulation of the power and gas sectors through theory and practice, learning from European leaders, former regulators, leading academics and industry specialists and practitioners.
After this nine-month professional course, you will be equipped to take adequate positions on competition, the integration of markets and networks, quality of service, economic efficiency, and security of supply, with the ultimate goal of protecting the interests of consumers and the better integration of market participants and networks into a common European energy market.
The training is led by Prof. Pérez Arriaga (Honorary Course Director) and Carlos Batlle, who have been teaching the course “Engineering, Economics and Regulation of the Electric Power Sector” at MIT for the last ten years. They are supported by leading experts in the field, who will channel their knowledge into interactive lectures, case studies, and live webinars, and provide all participants with insights and timely feedback on their work.
In this online course, you will have the chance to discuss and learn from your instructors and peers, via interactive live classes, Q&A sessions, and masterclasses (35 live sessions in total).
To ensure a close interaction with the instructors and a personalised learning experience, this online course will have a limited number of participants.
On 4-5 July 2024, we will host a 2-day residential event at the EUI premises in Florence. Participants will have the opportunity to attend a series of lectures offered by leading characters of the energy sector on the hottest current policy and regulatory challenges.
The training is structured around three blocks: an initial one reviews the regulatory fundamentals; then Block II is the core of the course, in which the key issues are analyzed and participants are asked to contribute with their own analyses, and finally Block III gathers a series of live discussions on the hottest energy regulation topics.
Block 0: Basics on Energy Systems
3 October 2023 – 19 October 2023
Participants are offered selected readings describing how energy systems are operated and managed. How do energy (power and gas) systems manage to provide end-users with energy supply continuously with an adequate quality of service, at an affordable price and with an acceptable environmental impact.
Block I: Theory and Principles of Regulation
24 October 2023 – 23 November 2023
Three introductory modules (one-week long) to review the fundamentals of regulatory practice needed to delve into the subsequent study of the regulation of the different energy activities.
The modules consist of two interactive lectures at the start of the week. In the lecture, updated and selected support material is offered to the participants, so they can improve or consolidate their knowledge.
Block II: Regulation of Energy Supply Activities
28 November 2023 – 18 April 2024
A six-month online and fully interactive course, in which energy regulatory principles and case studies are studied together in-depth in a well-structured, flexible e-learning environment, featuring live lectures and discussions with the course instructors and participants.
What you will learn:
The course is given in English and developed for:
No formal background on energy regulation is required. An educational background in engineering, economics, or law is strongly recommended.
The course is designed for a global audience, but please note that live classes are not recorded and will take place from 2.30 to 4 PM CET/CEST. 80% Live classes attendance is compulsory for students aiming to receive the certificate of excellence. You can check the calendar of live classes in the course syllabus.
This online course will have a limited number of participants to ensure a close interaction with the instructors and a personalised learning experience. A selection will be made, and you will be informed of your admission after the closure of the registrations.
The training is led by Profs. Ignacio Pérez Arriaga (Honorary Course Director) and Carlos Batlle, who have been teaching the course “Engineering, Economics and Regulation of the Electric Power Sector” at MIT for the last ten years. They are supported by a group of leading experts in the field, who will channel their rich knowledge into interactive lectures, case studies, and live webinars.
Each year, the Florence School of Regulation – Energy and Climate (FSR Energy & Climate) awards scholarships for a wide variety of training courses targeting a broad audience of professionals and academics.
Applications will be assessed by a Selection Committee of FSR members on a yearly basis. The successful candidates will be informed by the end of February 2023 and will be provided with all relevant information on how to enroll in the online course or residential training of their choice.
Send your application by 31 January 2023.
Paid registration fee is non-refundable. However, registrant substitution may be made up to 20 days before the start date of the course.
The most comprehensive training on the regulation of the energy utilities In Europe. Developed by regulators specifically for National Regulatory Authorities and the regulatory affairs departments of energy companies.
This is a top quality course. The lecture and case studies are relevant to the current challenges of energy transition. The professors and course coordinator / project officer are high calibre. I learned and enjoyed this course. Well done! Thank you!
An excellent training course that provides a holistic view of the regulation in the energy sectors. Highly recommended as it allows better understanding of the value of regulation and of the emerging need to find the best solutions to accommodate at the same time decarbonisation, security of supply and energy poverty.
The course surpassed all my expectations. It was well-structured, up-to-date with current developments in the energy sector (which was complex in 2022 and after with all new regulatory developments). Despite the ever-evolving regulations, course instructors were able to introduce the material with a lot of recent details and furthermore provided extra material and their views which was invaluable.
The quality of the course is really high and it was very interesting to meet professionals in the energy and gas sector, just as it was really stimulating to meet colleagues from different parts of the world! Everyone should attend the Annual training on the regulation of energy utilities!
It was a great experience for my professional growth, the teachers have a high level of knowledge about the different subjects and It is also very interesting to be able to exchange ideas and experiences with professionals from different countries.
I have spent a truly wonderful year learning about regulation. The course is well structured and very stimulating. I hope to continue deepening the regulatory issues with other courses at the FSR.
This is a well organised course thought my professors with a vast amount of experience and knowledge which reflected in the classes that they provided. As someone who had little experience in electricity or gas regulation before my current employment, I can already feel the knowledge gained benefiting me in my work.
The level of depth of the material surprised me the most. (Also the quality of the teachers, material, and often focussing on current issues).
For a course which was supposed to cover more energy sectors, it was excellent.
I greatly enjoyed the chance to meet with, and interact with, so many people from across Europe and beyond, with a range of experiences. I think having the opportunity to do this as a newcomer to the regulatory world is incredibly valuable. Participants and instructors were very welcoming, both during the course sessions and also on the social side.
I would say that the course is perfectly balanced. The contents are very well explained and the chances to share our experiences and knowledge with "colleagues" from all over the world have no price!
I have really enjoyed the course and the topics. It has been super getting to know my new colleagues and share perspectives on how they do things in their countries.
Course Instructors are extremely knowledgeable and experienced. And able to explain complicated subjects thoroughly.
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