Regulation and Integration of Renewable Energy

3 DAY Residential Course

This new training course on the Regulation and Integration of Renewable Energy provides a comprehensive introduction to the topic with the latest updates, including developments in policy and regulation in the renewables industry and research.

The objective of this course is to carefully examine the current and future role of renewable energy as a fundamental element of a sustainable, competitive, and secure power industry, as well as the regulatory mechanisms needed to integrate RES in a liberalised electricity system.

The course will answer to the following questions:

  • What are the most important elements of governance in the European Energy Union with a focus on renewable energy sources, including Clean Energy Package, Fit-for-55, RePowerEU
  • What are the most prominent renewable energy support mechanisms and best practice designs in a market-based environment?
  • What are electricity market design implications and alternatives in view of a massive implementation of renewable energy into the market and the grids?
  • What are the contracts-for-difference and what is their role in electricity market design?


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What are the contracts-for-difference (CfDs)

The role and design of Contracts for Difference for a future-proof Electricity Market Design

Are contracts-for-differences here to stay?


Early bird Discount
10% discount for registrations and payments made by 22 July 2024
  • Dates
    22 Oct 2024 - 24 Oct 2024
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    19 Aug 2024

Renewable energy sources are changing the paradigms of energy policy, regulation and market design. By now, all electricity-related initiatives, including supply, transmission, delivery and consumption, are directly or indirectly influenced by the expansion and integration of renewable energy.

As a result, market actors have to adapt their commercial strategies to new market conditions, system operators have to engage in a new collaboration, integration and balancing tasks, and policy makers and regulators must consider new support schemes, financial incentivisation and regulation activities in the path towards a carbon-neutral energy system. For this reason, every energy industry professional is now directly or indirectly involved with regulating and integrating renewable energy.

Based on praxis-driven lectures and through interactive discussion with renowned specialists and active group work, the course seeks to contrast current and future regulatory actions needed for the steady development and integration of renewable energy and their implications for the electricity markets and networks, underlying the importance of stronger coordination and cooperation between the various actors involved with the final aim of maximising the benefits of renewable energy deployment.

This training course takes its starting point in the EU, and its Member States, but its focus is not limited to the Old Continent: case studies from America, Africa and Asia will be presented, too.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, you’ll be able to:

  • To inspect national renewable energy goals and how are they synchronised with Europe’s action plan, also from the perspective of the new governance of energy and climate policy
  • To categorise the growing technical and economic challenges and implications for the integration of renewable energy by the TSOs or DSOs.

You’ll get a hands-on learning experience with:

  • Tools to implement renewable energy regulation and projects for RES market integration in all segments of the power system
  • Auction designs for effectively procuring renewable energy investments
  • Examples of successful company strategies to implement a renewable energy portfolio
  • Introduction to the governance of renewable energy
  • Introduction to the economics of renewable energy sources
  • Market integration of renewable energy – general concepts
  • Supporting RES uptake – market-based investment in generation capacity
  • Integration of RES in liberalised wholesale electricity markets – market-based dispatch of generation
  • Impact and integration of RES in electricity system operation and grid planning
  • Trends in global renewable energy markets & Case studies of regulation and market integration in liberalised electricity systems
  • Beyond electricity: Renewables integration across sectors
  • New policy developments in the EU and their impact on renewable energy
Target group and knowledge level

The training is developed for:

  • Professionals engaged in the sector
  • Government agencies
  • Regulatory bodies
  • Energy companies (unregulated)
  • Regulatory affairs department of energy companies including power generation companies, TSOs and DSOs
  • Energy companies (regulated) Academics and researchers
  • Academics in the field of electricity markets and regulation
  • NGOs
  • European Associations
  • National Associations

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

FSR Alumni Day – 2nd edition

Following the success of the first edition, we are delighted to announce the 2nd FSR Alumni Day. This event provides former alumni with a special chance to reunite and remain informed about the latest policy advancements in their respective fields of study.

One of the sessions will be a continuation of the training on the Regulation and Integration of Renewable Energy course, scheduled for Friday, 25 October, in Florence.

Should renewable energy characteristics drive electricity market re-design?

Course Directors: Lena KitzingMario Ragwitz

Renewable energy is set to dominate Europe’s energy landscape. However, there’s a pressing debate on whether the current electricity market structure adequately caters to the unique characteristics of renewable energy technologies. This session delves into strategies for better alignment between renewable energy traits and electricity market design. Should we overhaul market frameworks to suit these new characteristics? Or should we tweak renewable energy projects for smoother integration into existing markets? Perhaps a combination of both, or entirely different approaches? We’ll delve into enhancing market integration, discussing methods to improve decision-making and flexibility in renewable energy projects. This includes smart contract designs and support schemes, along with sector coupling options to enhance the value of variable renewable technologies in the market. We’ll also explore how a multi-criteria approach can better select projects for system and market integration. Lastly, we’ll examine whether innovative electricity market designs can alleviate current integration challenges faced by renewable energy technologies. Throughout, we’ll highlight the synergy between renewable energy policy and electricity market design, and its connection to other energy markets.

Learn more and register for the FSR Alumni Day

Fees & Cancellation Policy


  • General fee: 3,000 EUR
  • Associate Donor 10%: 2.700 EUR
  • Major Donor 20%: 2.400 EUR
  • Star Donor 25%: 2.250 EUR

Cancellation Policy

Paid registration fee is non-refundable. However, registrant substitution may be made up to 20 days before the course’s start date. 

Logistic info

Please arrange your travel and accommodation as soon as possible as Florence is very popular in this period.

Please note that the course fee does not cover travel and accommodation costs.

This is a fully residential training course, and classes will be held in Florence on 22-24 October 2024.
By submitting your application, you are committing to pay the corresponding fee.

Event venue
Sala Cappella
Villa Schifanoia,
Via Giovanni Boccaccio 121,
I-50133 Firenze – Italy

Local transportation
Villa Schifanoia is easily reachable by taxi from Florence centre or from Fiesole (about 20€) and from Florence Airport (about 35€).

If you prefer public transport (ticket 1,50€ to be bought in official ticket offices, machines and authorised retailers that display the Autolinee Toscane sticker):

  • Take bus number 7 from the main railway station (bus stop: Stazione Nazionale) and get off at the stop ‘San Domenico 01’ (map) From there walk to our main building, Badia Fiesolana (map). Once there, ask the porters to direct you to the internal path connecting our campus (5-minute walk)


  • From the main railway station (bus stop: Stazione Nazionale) take bus n. 1B and get off at the last stop: Boccaccio Cino da Pistoia (map). Then walk up the hill to Villa Schifanoia (map)
The Learning Approach
Open Discussion
Open discussions between the course directors and participants, as well as many networking opportunities.
Interactive learning sessions
Lectures focusing on the theoretical concepts complemented by practical aspects, fostering collaboration among participants.
High-level experts
A faculty of experts from all around the Globe.
Real-life cases
All topics include real case examples.
Course Faculty

Where participants come from

Any doubt?
Contact your course facilitator

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Regulation and Integration of Renewable Energy

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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