Regulation and Integration of Renewable Energy

4 DAY Residential Course

Integration and Regulatory Issues in Market-Based Electricity Systems

Carefully examine the role and potential of renewable energy sources as a fundamental element to a sustainable, competitive and secure power industry as well as the regulatory mechanisms needed to achieve their integration into a liberalised electricity system.

This residential course provides a comprehensive view of the regulatory framework for renewable energy that every professional from the energy industry and from regulatory authorities needs to know.

Course director
Mario Ragwitz
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  • Dates
    13 May 2019 - 16 May 2019
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    01 Apr 2019

The growth of renewable energy is changing all paradigms of policy, regulation and market design . There is currently hardly any initiative related to the supply, transmission, delivery or consumption of electricity that is not directly or indirectly influenced by the integration or development of renewable energy.

As a result, power generation companies have to adapt their commercial strategies and balance their portfolios under new market conditions, TSOs have to engage in closer collaboration for the balancing of the system and efficient use of the interconnections, and regulators must ensure the sustained development of renewable energy through competitive market-based incentives to cope with more and more ambitious sustainability targets.

For this reason, every energy industry professional is now directly or indirectly involved with the regulation and integration of renewable energy.

Course objectives
  • To introduce the most prominent renewable energy support mechanisms with a focus on best practice design in a market-based environment
  • Special attention is given to auctions, which are currently introduced in a fast growing number of countries
  • To formulate electricity market design implications and alternatives in view of a massive implementation of renewable energy into the market and the grids
  • To categorise the growing technical and economic challenges and implications for the integration of renewable energy by the TSOs or DSOs.
  • To provide participants with all tools needed to implement renewable energy regulation and projects and to benefit from market integration in all segments of the power system
  • To give a thorough overview of the Clean Energy Package on the 2030 governance of the European Energy Union with a focus on renewable energy source
  • To inspect national renewable energy goals and how are they synchronized with Europe’s action plan, also from the perspective of the new governance of energy and climate policy
  • To provide participants with examples of successful company strategies to implement a renewable energy portfolio
  • To allow participants to evaluate and design small scale RES and self-consumption from a system as well as a project developers perspective

Furthermore, the training also seeks to:

  • Create an environment of productive discussion and interaction among students and top professionals from a wide range of institutions involved in the regulation of the energy sector
  • Build critical thinking among all participants through provocative discussion under the guidance of the instructors
  • Foster group work for the collaborative building of knowledge in an educational setting of excellence
  • Facilitate the growth of a fruitful professional network among participants and instructors
  • Overview of renewable energy support schemes and the challenges posed by the integration in liberalised electricity markets
  • Implementation of auctions for renewable energy support
  • Interaction between the electricity market design and renewables support
  • Grid integration of and grid expansion for renewable electricity
  • Self-consumption of renewable energies
  • Private sector perspective on chances and challenges of the EU market for renewables
  • Renewable energy in the Winter Package / 2030 Energy Union Governance
Target group and knowledge level

The training is developed for:

  • National Regulatory Authorities and Ministries
  • Regulatory affairs department of energy companies including power generation companies, TSOs and DSOs
  • International institutions such as the World Bank, IFC, and industry organisations
  • The European Commission and the DGs Energy, Competition, Joint Research Centre, Environment, Climate Action, Justice and Consumers and other related
  • Academics on the field of electricity markets and regulation

No formal background on energy regulation is required. An educational background in engineering, economics or law is strongly recommended. The training is in English.


Students fee: 500 EUR

National Regulatory Authorities or Donors of the FSR: 2.100 €

Other organisations or companies: 2.700 €

Registration is open to any professional regardless of the affiliation. Priority is given to representatives from National Regulatory Authorities and donors of the Florence School of Regulation. The number of participants from the same country or organization will be limited in order to maximise the diversity of the group.

The registration fee covers:

  • Course attendance
  • Certificate of attendance
  • Coffee breaks and lunches
  • Group dinner
  • Shuttle transport between city centre and the training venue, back and forth
Learning portfolio
  • Residential lessons with interactive learning tools: Instructors will provide a lesson focusing on the key theoretical concepts complemented by illustrative real current examples and case studies from the industry.
  • Interactive tools and activities involving the participants are put on to enhance the discussion and the learning experience
  • Q&A sessions: An interactive Q&A session follows each learning session in order to clarify the main concepts and to stimulate active discussion
  • Group work activities implemented to facilitate the learning outcomes, foster collaboration, skills and competencies for participants
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Regulation and Integration of Renewable Energy Training | 2017 Edition

FSR’s training on the Regulation and Integration of Renewable Energy will provide a comprehensive and detailed view of the European regulatory framework for the integration and development of renewable energy from top European experts.

What Participants say about this course

A great course, even for an energy beginner like myself it was possible to navigate in it with a bit of effort and get the most of it.

Participant of the 2019 Edition

The course was really good, the organisation was perfect, everything worked very well. The mix of case studies, discussions and presentation was really good.

Participant of the 2019 Edition
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