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Regulation for Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG 7)

Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

13 January – 18 May 2020  | Online

Early Bird: 10% discount if you register by 30 November 2019

FSR as part of its global initiatives is offering an online course focusing on energy sector issues pertinent to developing countries. This course will enable the learner in gaining a comprehensive vision to design appropriate policy and regulatory framework needed to ensure sustainable energy for all.  

For this course, we bring together a host of experts from across the world for imparting training to develop the necessary skill sets needed to address the issues of energy access.

Course Goals

The course analyses the multi-dimensional approach to energy access, by emphasising the role of regulation. This entails an understanding of:

  • the interdependence of the tools available to address energy access including the technologies (traditional, clean & smart), finance, business models and regulatory instruments
  • the wider impact energy access has on health, education and on overall socio-economic development

Discover more about the key aspects of this course


  • Course information

    This FSR online course will provide global energy practitioners with a holistic understanding of the various aspects of providing sustainable energy access for all.

    The length of the course is approximately 4.5 months. The course is divided into 6 knowledge blocks with a total of 17 lessons and 6 Live panels. The number of hours needed per week is 4-6 hours.

    The online training will be given in English, with an option of French and Spanish subtitles for the video lectures.

  • Structure of the Course

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

    Start of course
    Live welcome class: Monday 13 January 2020 at 14:00 CET

    • Block 1:

      Understand the perspective, challenges and approaches of energy access and its correlation to the many facets of development.
    • Dates: 14 – 27 January 2020
      Live Panel at the end of block 1: Monday 27 January at 14:00 CET

    • Block 2:

      Learn the different elements of the power sector and the similarities and difference between developed and developing countries. Understand the various electrification pathways such as grid extensions, stand-alone systems and microgrids.
    • Dates: 28 January – 9 March
      Live Panel at the end of block 2: Monday 9 March at 14:00 CET

    • Block 3:

      Understand how the power sector is regulated and the various regulatory instruments used.
    • Dates: 10 March – 30 March
      Live Panel at the end of block 3: Monday 30 March at 14:00 CEST

    • Block 4:

      Study the financing mechanisms and business models of the different approaches of providing electricity access.
    • Dates: 31 March – 27 April
      Live Panel at the end of block 4: Monday 27 April at 14:00 CEST

    • Block 5:

      Understand the challenges, technologies and business models of clean cooking solutions in the developing countries.
    • Dates: 28 April – 4 May
      Live Panel at the end of block 5: Monday 4 May at 14:00 CEST

    • Block 6:

      Conclude the learnings and discuss strategic issues of energy access.
    • Dates: 5 May – 18 May
      Live Panel at the end of block 6: Monday 18 May at 14:00 CEST

  • Learning experience

    • Interact with leading experts in the field
    • Learn from cases from Asia, Africa and Latin America
    • Join live panels and forum discussions
    • Engage in group project and individual activities
    • Work on an innovative online platform, supported by a dedicated team
  • Target audience

    The training is developed for experienced managers and targets professionals from the energy sector including government agencies, regulatory bodies, energy companies, energy utilities, development organisations, but also academics and researchers.

    No specific academic background is required.

  • Course Faculty

    To enable a true global learning experience, Florence School of Regulation (FSR) brings together a host of global experts to present cases and experiences from Africa, Asia and Latin America

    Ignacio Pérez-Arriaga, Course Director
    Training Director at the FSR, Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Professor and Director of the BP Chair of Energy and Sustainability at Universidad Pontificia Comillas (UPC).

    Swetha Ravi Kumar Bhagwat, Course Coordinator
    Head of FSR Global Relations

    Pippo Ranci
    Principal Advisor at FSR
    Chairman of WAME
    Professor of Economic Policy at the Università Cattolica in Milan

    Jean-Michel Glachant
    Director of the Florence School of Regulation
    Loyola de Palacio Chair

    Pia Lovengreen Alessi
    Universal Access to Energy FSR Advisor at WAME

    Miguel Vazquez
    Market Design Advisor at FSR
    Research Fellow at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

    Samson Hadush
    Research Fellow at Florence School of Regulation
    Adjunct Assistant Professor at Mekelle University, Ethiopia

    Rebekah Shirley
    Director Research at PowerforAll

    Andrea Micangeli
    Professor at University of ROME “La Sapienza”

    Julio Lumbreras
    Associate Professor at the Technical University of Madrid (UPM)
    UPM Director for North America
    Visiting Scholar at the Harvard Kennedy School

    Debajit Palit
    Senior Fellow & Associate Director at The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)

    Aminata Dumbuya
    Campaign Manager, Sierra Leone at PowerforAll

    Anton Eberhard
    Professor at the University of Cape Town

    Andres Gonzalez
    Researcher at Universidad Pontificia Comillas

    Praveer Sinha
    CEO&MD at TATA Power-DDL

    Emanuela Colombo
    Associate Professor at Politecnico di Milano

    Rob Stoner
    Deputy Director for Science and Technology at MIT Energy Initiative

    Matteo Leonardi
    International Energy Consultant

    Morgan Bazilian
    Lead Energy Specialist at the World Bank

    Valeria Pujia
    Expert at Microfinanza

    Salvatore Vinci
    Head, Partnerships and Technical Advisory Services at IRENA

    Sushanta Chatterjee
    Joint Chief (Regulatory Affairs) at Central Electricity Regulatory Commission, India

    Julio Eisman
    Advisor at ACCIONA Microenergía Foundation

    Roxanne Rahnama
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Ana Pueyo
    Research Fellow at Institute of Development Studies

    Dr. Omar Masera
    Physicist at Institute of research in ecosystems and sustainability

    Francesco Lombardi
    Researcher at Politecnico di Milano

    Ana Hajduka
    Founder & CEO at Africa GreenCo

    Laura Cozzi
    Deputy Head, Chief Economist Office, International Energy Agency

    Matthew Brusnahan
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Grégoire Jacquot
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Ernesto Bonafé
    Head of Expansion at International Energy Charter

  • Course Collaborations

  • 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.

  • Course Fees

    Category One: 1,300 €

    Category Two: 1,000 €

    Find here more information regarding which category you belong to

    Students: 400 €

    • Two free seats for FSR Energy Major Donors
    • One free seat for FSR Energy Associate Donors
    Contact fsr.secretariat@eui.eu for question on payment
  • 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.

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