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Regulatory Delivery

Better Governance for the Global Energy Transition

7 October – 29 November 2019 | Online 

Early Bird Special: 50% discount for the first 50 registrants!

How are regulatory authorities adjusting their governance, and how should they adjust, to ensure that they meet societal goals and promote efficient economic choices? Take the unique opportunity to combine theoretical and practical views on how to assess regulatory delivery, as well as outputs and outcomes of regulatory authorities, from economic, legal, societal perspectives. 

This course will share optimal governance models experienced in Europe for the energy transition while comparing them with innovative initiatives in South America, Asia, and Africa. During the course, you will review increasingly complex infrastructure regulation due to public policies promoting liberalisation, decarbonisation and digitalisation.

Additionally, you will learn how to operate regulatory tools in their different application, establish goals of regulation, evaluate their outcomes and receive guidance on the development of a proposal for regulatory reform and get feedback from our course faculty and experts.

Learn more about this course

  • Course Structure

    Course Structure

    Welcome to the course
    Live class: 7 October 2019

    A recording will be made available shortly after each live class

    Week 1: Regulatory Delivery: Theory and Practice
    Topics: Identifying Goals and Approaches; and Methods and Tools
    7 – 11 October 2019
    Live class: 11 October 2019 2pm CEST

    Week 2: Economic Assessment
    Topics: Regulatory Impact Assessment; and Approaches to cost-benefit Analysis
    14 – 18 October 2019
    Live class: 18 October 2pm CEST

    Week 3: Legal Scrutiny
    Topics: Competition & Regulation; and Judicial Review of Agency Acts
    21 – 25 October 2019
    Live class: 25 October 2pm CEST

    Week 4: Social Valuation
    Topics: Fitness Check; and Participation Theory
    28 October – 1 November 2019
    Live class: 31 October 2019 12:00 CET

    Week 5: Challenges of Digitalisation
    Topics: Datafication and Smart Meters; and Decentralization of trade and blockchain
    4 – 8 November 2019
    Live class: 8 November 2019 2pm CET

    Week 6: Feedback & Governance
    Topics: Governance of complex hybrid infrastructures; and Evaluation of Regulatory Delivery & Redesign
    11 – 15 November 2019
    Live class: 15 November 2019 2pm CET

    Group work delivery
    22 November 2019

    Feedback to group work
    29 November 2019
    Live class: 29 November 2019 2pm CET

  • Target Audience

    The course is primarily designed for professionals working in government agencies, regulatory agencies, and other organizations involved in the rule-making, implementations, monitoring, and enforcement of energy regulation.

    The course is also suitable for those working on the energy sector who could benefit from the comparison of the European experience with other regulatory experiments worldwide such as energy companies, energy utilities, academics and researchers.

  • Course Directors

    Jorge Vasconcelos (Course Director)
    Jorge Vasconcelos is Chairman of NEWES, New Energy Solutions, a company acting in the field of renewable energy and energy efficiency in Europe. Consultant to several international organisations and national authorities. Invited Professor at the Technical University of Lisbon. Alternate member of the Administrative Board of ACER nominated by the European Parliament. First chairman of the Portuguese Energy Regulatory Authority. Founder and first chairman of the Council of European Energy Regulators. First chairman of the European Regulators’ Group for Electricity and Gas. Co-founder of the Ibero-American Association of Energy Regulatory Authorities. Founder and member of the Executive Committee of the Florence School of Regulation. Member of several national and international advisory committees on energy matters, including the 2011 EC Advisory Committee on the Energy Roadmap 2050. He graduated in power systems from Porto University and got the Dr.-Ing. degree from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg.

    Lucila de Almeida (Course Co-Director)
    Lucila de Almeida is Research Associate at the Florence School of Regulation, Lecturer at the Faculty of Law of the University of Helsinki, and a licensed attorney in Portugal and Brazil.

    Lucila has published several peer-reviewed articles and books. Her most recent books are the Sustainable Consumption (Springer 2019) and The Transformation of Economic Law (Hart Publishing 2019). She has been member of editorial boards of two Oxford Journals (EJIL and I.CON), and carried research in projects funded by the European Research Council (2013-2016), Inter-American Development Bank (2011), the Academy of Finland (2017-2018), and the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation (2012). Lucila also integrates the Intergovernmental Group of Experts on Consumer Law at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). She has taught at the Universitè Catholique de Louvain, the University of Helsinki, and the University of São Paulo.

    Lucila holds a Ph.D. and LL.M. in Law from the European University Institute (EUI) fully financed by the prestigious European Research Council, M.A. in Law and Development at School of Law of Fundação Getúlio Vargas São Paulo, and LL.B. at the Federal University of Ro Grande Norte.

  • Instructors & Experts

    Alberto Pototschnig is Director of the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER), and part-time Professor at Florence School of Regulation. Alberto is an economist with extensive experience in energy policy, regulation and market design issues, with a focus on European markets. After seven years in the consultancy business with London Economics, Alberto joined the Italian Energy Regulatory Authority. As Director of Electricity Regulation, he was responsible for the design and implementation of technical and economic regulation for the electricity sector. In 2000 he was appointed CEO of the Italian Electricity Market Operator, and later joined the Italian Transmission System Operator (TSO).

    Leigh Hancher is Professor of European Law at the University of Tilburg, part-time Professor at the Florence School of Regulation, and Director of the FSR Energy Union Law Area. Before, Leigh has also been a Professor at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, and Head of Legal at the Energy Charter Secretariat in Brussels.

    Eric Brousseau is Professor of Economics and Management as well as Director of the Doctoral School at the University Paris-Dauphine. Eric is one of the founders of the Master Program “Network Industries and Digital Economy” (IREN), jointly operated between Dauphine, Polytechnique, CentraleSupélec, TélécomParisTech and the University Paris-Sud.

    Patrizia Nanz is a Professor of Transformative Sustainability Studies at the University of Potsdam, and Scientific Director of the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies e.V. (IASS). Patrizia is also co-chair of the Science Platform Sustainability 2030 at the IASS, which advises the German government.

    Joísa Dutra is Professor at the School of Economics and Finance, and Director of the Center for Studies in Regulation and Infrastructure at FGV Rio de Janeiro. Before, Joísa has been Director of the Brazilian Electricity Agency ANEEL.

    Instructors & Experts from European Commission, ACER – The Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER), National Regulatory Agencies, and more…

    In addition to Directors, several European specialists on energy regulation and governance are involved in video-lectures and video-cases to share with the participants their experience with governance & regulatory issues in practice.

    Swetha Bhagwat
    Head of Global Area, Florence School of Regulation

    Michelle Hallack
    Head of Knowledge, Inter-American Development Bank Advisor, Florence School of Regulation

    Alberto Alemanno
    Jean Monnet Professor of European Union Law, HEC Paris

    Emmanouil Santorinaios
    Policy Officer Infrastructure at Electricity Department, Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER)

    Henrik Bjørnebye
    Professor and Head of the Department of Petroleum and Energy Law at the Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law, University of Oslo

    Despoina Mantzari
    Lecturer in Competition Law and Policy, University College London

    Caio Mario da Silva Pereira Neto
    Professor at FGV Law School Partner at Pereira, Neto & Macedo Law Firm.

    Peter Alexander Gibson
    Partner at the Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

    Magnus Wåhlin
    chairman of the Sustainability board City of Växjö (Sweden)

    Carlos Eduardo Barreira Firmeza de Brito
    Energy Regulation Specialist, Brazilian Electricity Agency (ANEEL)

    Felipe Augusto Cardoso Moraes
    Adjunct-Coordinator of Energy Commercialization, Brazilian Electricity Agency (ANEEL)

    Flávia Lis Pederneiras
    Energy Specialist, Brazilian Electricity Agency (ANEEL)

    Márcio Venício Pilar Alcântara
    Energy Specialist, Brazilian Electricity Agency (ANEEL)

    Patrícia Trindade Dontal
    Energy Specialist, Brazilian Electricity Agency (ANEEL)

    Victor Queiroz de Oliveira
    Energy Specialist, Brazilian Electricity Agency (ANEEL)

    Yoshihiro Lima Nemoto
    Superintendent of Regulatory Governance, Brazilian Agency of Territorial Transportation (ANTT)

  • Course Collaborations

    Course Collaborations

  • Course Certificates

    At the end of the course, the participants can earn a certificate depending on their level of engagement and performance throughout the course.

    • Level 1 Investigator: Certificate of Attendance
    • Level 2 Advocate: Certificate of Completion
    • Level 3 Master: Certificate of Excellence
  • Learning Experience & Target

    All Participants will experience throughout the course:

    • Interaction with leading experts in the field
    • Learning from cases that compare the EU experience with Asia, Africa and Latin America initiatives.
    • Online Live panels and forum discussions
    • Engage in group project and individual activities
    • Work on an innovative online platform, supported by a dedicated team

    The learning target may vary based on the aimed course level of engagement.

    • Level 1 Investigator: Participants will learn about main governance issues faced by regulators and policy-makers to ensure that regulation indeed delivery its output to investors and society – Regulatory Delivery – via video lectures, readings, quizzes and live classes.
    • Level 2 Advocate: Participants will perform the tasks of investigator by discussing and debating via forums topics related to the Regulatory Delivery with colleagues and field specialists
    • Level 3 Master: Participants will perform the tasks of Advocate + take a group work to analyse a real-life case from EU or home country

    Dedication Time

    The amount of time required to take this course depends on the aimed course level as well as the level of expertise in the subject prior to joining the course:
    • Novice to Level1 Investigator: 4-6 hours/week
    • Novice to Level 2 Advocate: 6-8 hours/week
    • Novice to Level 3 Master: 8-10 hours/week
  • Fees

    • Special fee: 400 € for the first 50 registrants
    • Students (with certificate of current studies): 400 €
    • Two free seats for FSR Energy Major Donors
    • One free seat for FSR Energy Associate Donors
  • Cancellation policy

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

    Cancellation by the EUI
    The EUI reserves the right to change seminar directors and/or dates as well as to cancel courses. In case of cancellation of a course, the participant will be notified and may cancel his/her registration or transfer to another course free of charge (subject to availability and respective qualification). If the participant has already paid the course fee, the payment will be returned. The EUI is not responsible for any other costs incurred by participants (e.g. travel costs, accommodation, etc.) if, for any reason, a course is cancelled.

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