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FSR-CEER Joint Training

Introduction to Fundamentals of Energy Regulation

1-5 April 2019 | Brussels

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The Florence School of Regulation (FSR) and the Council of European Energy Regulators (CEER) are proud to announce a new edition of our joint Training Course on the Introduction to Fundamentals of Energy Regulation.

The course is ideal for participants from National Regulatory Agencies looking for an introduction to, and a comprehensive overview of EU energy regulatory principles and practice.

The course is co-directed by Koen Locquet, CREG Director of Administrative Affairs and Ilaria Conti, Head of FSR Gas Area.


  • Overview

    The Council of European Energy Regulators (CEER) and the Florence School of Regulation (FSR) are delighted to announce a unique joint course called “Introduction to Fundamentals of Energy Regulation”, to be held in the CEER’s office in Brussels in April 2019. This CEER-FSR course is focused on explaining the fundamentals of EU energy policy and regulation, building on similar successful courses held in previous years. The course is ideally suited for newer staff members within National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs), European Institutions and other public authorities.

    The CEER-FSR course will comprehensively explain the key aspects of EU electricity and gas regulation, both theory and practice, across the energy cost chain from wholesale markets through to networks and retail issues. Attendees will be provided with a clear understanding of the economic and legal frameworks that have developed in European energy regulation, including an explanation of the main institutions and participants involved.

    The course brings together the FSR’s rigorous academic understanding of regulatory principles along with senior regulatory practical knowledge and expertise. By combining academic groundings and practical on-the-job regulatory experience, the course seeks to build the operational understanding, capacity and tools for newer staff members of NRAs, European Institutions and other public authorities, which they can then apply in their work.

    Course Directors: Koen Locquet, CREG Director of Administrative Affairs and Ilaria Conti, Head of FSR Gas Area.

    Course Advisors: Jean-Michel Glachant, Director of the Florence School of Regulation, and Margot Loudon (member of the CEER Training Advisory Board)

  • Course structure

    The course comprises of two standalone – but related – modules, as follows:
    • Module 1: “EU Energy Regulatory Framework and Policy”, 2 days, from Monday 1st to Tuesday 2nd April;
    • Module 2: “European Electricity and Gas Market Regulation”, 3 days, from Wednesday 3rd to Friday 5th April inclusive.

    Attendance at both modules is recommended, though they are designed such that participants can gain value by attending just one module if they wish.

    Each day of the course will be composed of two sessions of circa three hours each. Each session will involve two speakers: the first speaker will cover the main principles and the second will focus on practices. Each speaker will deliver a presentation, followed by a Q&A session, aiding interaction and understanding among course attendees. In addition, the first day of Module 2 includes a field trip, providing participants the opportunity to learn of the need for pan-European TSO operational coordination and infrastructure (including IT systems) to perform operational coordination activities.

  • Content

    Module 1 (2 days, 1-2 April 2019): EU Energy Regulatory Framework and Policy:

    • EU energy regulation and energy policy: the landscape
    • EU energy regulation and energy policy: the institutions, actors and forms of cooperation
    • Introduction to the European legal framework for energy: logic and dynamics

    Module 2 (3 days, 3-5 April 2019): European Electricity and Gas Market Regulation:

    • Retail markets and customer protection
    • Electricity markets, European electricity wholesale market design and the role of regulators
    • Gas markets, European gas wholesale market design and the role of regulators
    • Electricity grids, gas grids and regulation of natural electricity and gas monopolies

    Visit to a TSO regional operational coordination centre in Brussels (3 April).

  • Target Group and Fees

    This course is designed for junior staff from National Regulatory Authorities. Previous knowledge about European energy regulation is not required.

    It is open to staff of National Regulatory Authorities. Participants from European Institutions and other public authorities are also welcome to attend. Priority is given to CEER members and observers.

    The registration fee for CEER Members and Observers:

    • Module 1 and Module 2: €2,400 (or 5 training credits)
    • Module 1: €960 (or 2 training credits)
    • Module 2: €1,440 (or 3 training credits)

    The registration fee for others:

    • Module 1 and Module 2: €3,000
    • Module 1: €1,200
    • Module 2: €1,800

    The registration fee covers:

    • Course attendance
    • Visit to a TSO regional operational coordination centre in Brussels (Module 2)
    • Access to the accompanied online platform during the course
    • Certificate of attendance
    • Coffee breaks & lunches
    • Group dinner (Module 1)

    Cancellation policy:

    • Should you be unable to attend, a substitute delegate is welcome at no extra charge.
    • No course fee will be applied if written cancellation requests are received at least 2 weeks before the first day of the course. Full course fees will be applied for cancellation requests received after this deadline.


    Two scholarships of 50% fee reduction are offered to two participants from CEER members and observers for attending this joint course. The scholarships are offered to help those facing budget constraints reduce the costs of sending their staff to CEER training courses. The eligible NRAs for the training scholarships are those from countries whose GDP per capita falls below the 90% threshold of the EU-28’s GDP per capita (according to the Eurostat official data. Read more here

    Participants from the qualified NRAs are invited to apply for the two training scholarships for this course by indicating this in the online registration form in the tab “Registration”. When the registration is closed, the two selected participants will be notified whether they get the scholarships. If more than two individuals apply for the scholarships, only two participants from the qualified NRAs with the lowest percentage from the Eurostat figures are chosen. An eligible NRA can benefit from maximum 2 scholarships per year.

  • Location of Training

    Ceer – Securex Building

    30a, Cours Saint-Michel – 1040 Brussels

    How can I reach the CEER Premises? Find out here.


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