Learn the fundamental regulatory principles of the electricity and gas sectors through hands-on, real case activities and examples with instructors from national regulatory authorities from Europe and North America, the European Commission, academia and energy companies.
After this course, you will have a comprehensive understanding of the regulation of distribution, transmission and generation, wholesale and retail markets, demand response and the future of power systems and regulation.
During this residential Summer School, you will have the chance to discuss and learn from your instructors and peers, via interactive classes, Q&A sessions, and a final panel debate.
The Summer School on the Regulation of Energy Utilities is directed by Carlos Batlle.
Please note that this is a residential training. Thus, only a selected number of participants will be admitted. Participants will receive a response regarding their admission soon after the registration deadline.
Europe has undertaken the great task of integrating the energy markets at the continental level. Much progress has been achieved thanks to comprehensive policy and regulatory efforts put forth to coordinate the objectives of all market participants in an open, fair and sustainable competitive market. Energy companies, Transmission System Operators, distribution utilities and every market agent has been tasked to align local policies and regulatory frameworks with a more and more comprehensive European regulatory framework that fosters cross-border exchange and cooperation.
FSR Summer School on Regulation of Energy Utilities will provide the most up-to-date and comprehensive view of the key regulatory principles, actions and implications of the current regulatory framework, highlighting the key challenges for the alignment of the industry with the policy goals of sustainability and security of supply.
The Summer School balances theory with practice with key practical case examples illustrated directly by the agents and decision-makers involved, including former and current energy regulators, renowned academics and professionals from leading energy companies.
The aim of the training is:
After completing the course the participant will be able to:
The course starts from basic introductory material and then aims to cover the major subjects of energy regulation in depth. Instructors will provide a lecture focusing on the key theoretical concepts complemented by real and current examples from the industry. Interactive tools and activities involving the participants are utilized to enhance the discussion and improve the learning experience.
Lectures will be held from Monday to Friday.
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The training is designed for professionals from energy companies and representatives from National and European Regulatory Authorities, but also academics and researchers. The training is open for those looking to develop a career in the energy regulation sector of the gas and electricity industry.
No specific academic background is required although the knowledge of engineering or economics is recommended.
A basic knowledge or experience in energy regulation or policy making is expected from the participants.
The training is given in English.
Please note that only a selected number of participants will be admitted. Participants will receive a response regarding their admission soon after the registration deadline.
The European Distribution System Operators’ Association (E.DSO), the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E), the Union of the Electricity Industry – Eurelectric (Eurelectric) and the Florence School of Regulation (FSR) have the pleasure of announcing the call for the 7th Ana Aguado Scholarship Award.
Under this joint initiative, two scholarships will be offered by the partners mentioned above for participation in the Summer School on Regulation of Energy Utilities, which the FSR will organise in Florence, Italy, from 3 to 7 July 2023 (support for travel and accommodation is included). Further information is available here.
How to apply
Applications should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 10 March 2023 at midnight (24H00 CET), including the following documents in English. The format and maximum length of the documents must be respected to be taken into consideration:
Please note that any candidate not respecting the maximum length of the Motivation Letter or the Short Essay will be excluded from the selection process.
Candidates should meet all the following criteria. If just one of the criteria is not met, candidates will equally not be considered eligible:
A Committee composed of representatives from the above-mentioned partners will assess all applications received and select two candidates by 7 April 2023. The two scholarship winners will also be invited to join the InnoGrid conference organised by E.DSO and ENTSO-E in Brussels in June 2023 (date TBC) for the winners’ public announcement.
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.
An introduction to what you can expect from the Florence School of Regulation Summer School on the Regulation of Energy Utilities.
The course was excellent. The content was wide ranging, topical and relevant to today's energy concerns and it was delivered by experts who engaged enthusiastically within the classroom.
I was so very much impressed by the quality of the information provided, the level of competence exhibited by the speakers in the way they engaged with us but also in their well thought out presentations that reflected upon current events while not ignoring the historical facts [...]. Last but not least, it was the best organized course I ever attended with regards to all aspects.
Complete and thorough course that allows participants, without much previous experience, to be introduced to the energy regulation sector. The course has a really up-to-date content, about days or very few weeks.
The course has given me a better understanding of the entire energy system and the role that regulation can or should play in it. Very helpful. It is perfectly organised, in a beautiful location. Moreover, it's just great to be back in school with 30 motivated colleagues. Absolutely recommended.
The course was excellent. Extremely well organised with passionate speakers who've changed the way I think about the role of regulation in the energy transition.
This course is stimulating, comprehensive and it leaves you wanting for more. Great course!
A great opportunity to learn more about the fundamental regulation concepts, in direct discussions with experts from academia, regulatory authorities and utilities.
The course was extremely insightful, well planned and I liked the logistics!
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