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EU Clean Energy Package

30 April – 21 June 2019 | Online course

This 6-week online course is composed of readings, videos as well as interactive and communicative online activities. Each week will have a comprehensive class with live interaction between the participants and the FSR instructors.

After four 1-week modules and a buffer week to finish the activities, the training course will culminate in two live panels consisting of high level invited experts on the issues and topics raised by the participants during the training.


  • Background

    The EU Clean Energy Package sets the EU energy efficiency and renewable energy ambitions for the 2030 horizon. The package also updates the rules that govern the functioning of the internal electricity market and the transmission and distribution grids. The package was announced as a new deal for consumers, and it does include the right to self-consume what you produce, to have a smart meter, and the cooperate with other consumers in a local energy community, and many more topics that concern all Europeans.

    The package was proposed by the European Commission in November 2016. In December 2018, the electricity Directive and Regulation were the last legislative texts of the package to reach the political agreement. Their final adoption in the Council will take place after the European Parliament vote in March 2019. The next challenge will be to implement the new regulatory framework and to master the implied changes for the different stakeholders. With this online training, we provide a platform for experts to exchange views, and for non-experts to get up to speed with the thousands of pages with new rules. The first edition of this course was organized in 2018 and focused on the Electricity Directive and the Electricity Regulation. As illustrated in the below infographic, this edition welcomed 95 participants from 26 countries, and was supported by a course text that can be downloaded here.

    The second edition of this course that is organized in 2019, will include the final versions of the Electricity Directive and Electricity Regulation. In addition, we will also cover the Regulation on the Governance of the European Union.

    CEP 2018
  • Course Structure

    The course participants will work both individually and in groups on specific tasks – all real life cases and issues.

    Welcome to the course
    Live class: 30 April 2019 12:00 noon CEST

    Week 1: Electricity Markets: “ensuring the internal market level playing field”
    Topics: Phasing out public interventions in electricity market prices, Harmonising network tariffs, Limiting the use of capacity mechanisms and Interlinkage with Network Codes
    Live class: 7 May 12:00 CEST

    Week 2: Electricity Grids: “adapting to the decentralization of the power system”
    Topics: Increased expectations for DSOs in their traditional roles (network planning and active network management), Limiting DSOs role in emerging businesses (ownership of EV charging stations and storage facility), EU DSO entity and Interlinkages with Network Codes
    Live class: 14 May 12:00 CEST

    Week 3: New deal: “empowering customers and citizens”
    Topics: New rights for active customers (self-consumption, smart meters, data access & management and dynamic pricing), Market entry for new customers intermediaries (aggregators and Citizens Energy Communities)
    Live class: 21 May 12:00 CEST

    Week 4: “Governance of the Energy Union”
    Topics: 2030 energy and climate targets, integrated national energy and climate plans, bi-annual progress reports
    Live class: 28 May 12:00 CEST

    Week 5: Mastery Challenges
    29 May – 12 June 2019
    Deadline to submit the Mastery Challenges: 4 June 2019

    Mastery Challenge 1: Energy Communities
    Live class: 11 June 12:00 CEST
    Ilaria Galimberti (ARERA), Josh Roberts (REScoop), Kirsten Wilkeshuis (Netbeheer Netherlands) and Mario Ragwitz (Fraunhofer ISI)

    Mastery Challenge 2: Mapping and appraisal EU Clean Energy Package – Electricity Directive & Regulation
    Live class: 21 June 12:00 CEST
    Online live debate with Klaus-Dieter Borchardt (DG ENER Deputy DG, European Commission)

  • Faculty

    Leonardo Meeus is Professor and Partner at Vlerick Business School in Brussels where he directs the Energy Centre, and where he teaches strategy beyond markets. He is also a professor of the Florence School of Regulation at the European University Institute where he directs the online courses on the EU Clean Energy Package and the EU Electricity Network Codes.

    He is active in EU Horizon 2020 research projects; and publishes in academic journals, such as Energy Economics, and Energy Policy. He is a member of the Academic Panel of the UK energy regulator, Ofgem, and a member of the International Association for Energy Economics. Leonardo is a commercial engineer with a PhD in electrical engineering from KU Leuven.

    Leigh Hancher is Professor of European Law at the University of Tilburg. She is a part-time Professor at the Florence School of Regulation within the European University Institute and the Director of the FSR Energy Union Law Area. Her research interests include energy market regulation, EU state aids and energy market governance. Her expertise, as well as her academic research, is focused on the changing role of the government in stimulating the liberalisation of traditionally heavily regulated sectors. She has also been a Professor at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, a Visiting Professor at the University of Calgary, Canada, Head of Legal at the Energy Charter Secretariat in Brussels and a member of the Dutch Academic Advisory Council (WRR).

    Christopher Jones is a Part-time Professor at the Florence School of Regulation (European University Institute), Adviser ‘Hors Classe’ and former Deputy Director General at DG Energy. He has a background in Law (University of Reading; Colledge of Europe) and he has been serving in the European Commission for more than thirty years.

    Valerie Reif is part of the FSR research team in electricity regulation. She holds a Master’s degree in Renewable Energy Engineering as well as a BA in European Studies. Valerie worked at the Austrian TSO Austrian Power Grid and at the EU Representation Office of Oesterreichs Energie, the Association of Austrian Electricity Companies. Prior to joining FSR, she worked as Junior Expert at the Technology Platform Smart Grids Austria. There she was responsible for European Affairs and was also part of the project management team of ‘Integrating the Energy System’, a research project on interoperability in the energy system.

    Athir Nouicer is part of the FSR research team in Electricity Regulation, his main research interests are EU Clean Energy Package and TSO-DSO coordination. Athir holds two masters degrees in Digital Economy and Network Industry (Université Paris Sud, France) and in Electric Power Industry (Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Spain) obtained under the Erasmus Mundus EMIN program. During this program, he also was a visiting researcher at the Economic Institute of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Prior to that, he graduated as a Mechanical Engineer from the National Engineering School of Tunis (ENIT, Tunisia).

  • Target Group & Levels

    • Broad target group of Adult learners
    • European Audience: pilot course
    • Everyone affected by the EU Energy Clean Package, including: TSOs, NRAs, Governments, European Associations, Utilities, New Energy players, Stakeholders…
      The participants can take the course on 3 different levels:
    • Novice to Investigator: 4-6 hours/week
    • Novice to Advocate: 6-8 hours/week
    • Novice to Master: 8-10 hours/week
  • Course Certificates

    At the end of the course, the participants can earn a Certificate of Attendance, a Certificate of Completion or a Certificate of Excellence, depending of their performance and engagement throughout the course.

  • Fees

    • General Fee – 700 €
    • Students (with certificate of current studies) – 400 €
    • European Parliament – 500 €
    • Two free seats for FSR Energy Major Donors
    • One free seat for FSR Energy Associate Donors
  • Registration Policies

    Cancellation policy

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

    Registering Multiple Participants

    Please register each participant separately, to comply with the EUI data protection policy and also as the information given here will be used to set -up the individual account of the course participant

    Payment Confirmation

    Please note that you must complete the payment process to complete your registration. For payment by credit card, you will receive by email a confirmation of payment. For payment by bank transfer, please send copy of the bank transfer to fsr.secretariat@eui.eu. Upon request, you can get a confirmation of payment once the payment has been registered by our accounting department.


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