FSR develops training courses fitting the specific needs of companies and public institutions. Supported by a global faculty of experts, we deliver tailor-made training courses in-house, on-site and online upon request.
Date: 28 March – 7 November 2022
Organisation: Mediterranean Transmission System Operators
Topic: Benefit and measures for international power exchanges
Description: This tailor-made course was designed to respond to the request of the Mediterranean Transmission System Operators to train MED-TSO representatives on three aspects of electricity market integration (“what”, “why” and “how”), by describing:
Date: November-December 2021
Organisation: United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
Topic: Regional power system integration trans- mission capacity calculation and pricing, smart grids and cybersecurity
Description: This tailor-made course was designed to respond to the request of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific to promote energy connectivity as an essential strategy to support the achievement of the SDG7 targets and to support efforts to decarbonise the region’s power grids. Its aim was to complement the ESCAP’s mandate to strengthen ASEAN’s efforts in developing a common understanding of the role of utilities and energy regulators in the context of power system connectivity, in line with UNESCAP’s Regional Road Map on Power System Connectivity. To meet the learning objectives, the course covered regional electricity market integration, cross-zonal capacity calculation and transmission charges and smart grids and related cybersecurity issues.
Date: 20 October 2021, 17 February 2022, 17 October 2022
Organisation: Baker Hughes
Topic: EU Energy and environmental Policies and their impact on the industry
Description: This training explored the EU policy approach in addressing environmental concerns and climate change issues, which concretely translated into the publication of a number of energy and climate regulatory initiatives in recent years. In the first part of the session, participants had a chance to understand how the so-called EU Green Deal and the main climate policies could shape the future energy sector and what the implications for the industry would be. In the second part, we opened a window on a very topical debate at the moment in Europe: the recent shift from natural gas towards hydrogen and renewable or decarbonised gases and the possible impact of this policy shift on gas infrastructure. We concluded with a dedicated focus on methane emissions and role in international climate strategies, a topic which has been gaining importance in recent years and is now the focus of important global initiatives.
Date: June-July 2021
Topic: Renewable Energies
This tailor-made course has been designed to respond to the request of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) for training in the renewable energy area, with a specific focus on the economic and regulatory aspects. Its aim was to complement the EBRD’s team expertise in contractual and project finance aspects.
To meet the learning objectives, the course was structured in three modules:
Date: April-May 2021
Topic: Regional electricity trading and market integration
The proposed training aimed at creating the capacity in the HAPUA and AERN members, as well as in other relevant actors in the ASEAN region, to take an informed decision on the most appropriate electricity trading and market integration model, also taking into account the need for consistency with the SDGs, including the targets for renewables deployment.
In this respect, the general objective of the proposed training was twofold:
More specifically, the course aimed at introducing participants to the key elements of regional power system integration and multilateral power trade, with a particular focus on the respective roles of utilities, regulators and policy makers, and ways they can help ensure that regional integration and multilateral power trade enable renewables integration and power sector decarbonisation throughout the ASEAN region.
To meet these objectives, the course has been structured in four modules and one roundtable, as follows:
All modules, will, to the extent relevant, discuss implications of regional power system integration for the sustainable development goals, including renewables integration and decarbonisation.
Date: January 2021
Organisation: Innovation and Networks Executive Agency | INEA
Topic: Renewable Energy Sources
Description: The FSR tailor-made training has been designed to meet INEA’s requirements, and was composed of two parts:
This course addressed the promotion of renewable energy sources and their integration in the energy sector with an emphasis on electricity. After an introduction to the main economic and technological aspects of RES and their status in the EU, the course provided a summary of the European policy on RES, from its emergence in the late 1990s to the recent discussion on the Green Deal. Building on this framework, significant attention has been devoted to the various instruments available to policymakers and which have been typically implemented to support RES uptake in the EU. For each of the main policy tools, a description was given, highlighting its main advantages and drawbacks. Auctions were discussed in detail to show how they can be used – and have been used – to promote competition and improve cost-effectiveness in the use of public resources. Concrete experience from two jurisdictions complemented the general description of this instrument, which has gained centre-stage in the past few years. The course considered also how the deployment of RES affects the functioning of the electricity market and system. Indeed, the rapid penetration of wind and solar PV poses challenges that must be understood if the ultimate goal of RES policies is to ensure a decarbonisation of the energy system that is least-cost and compatible with the internal market for energy.
Date: 8 – 30 June 2020
Organisation: World Bank
Topic: Renewable Energy
Description: This FSR tailor-made training on Renewable Energy was designed to meet the World Bank’s specific requirements. The training course was the first tailor-made training designed and delivered entirely online. It was composed of two modules:
Each module was composed of:
Date: 3 March 2020
Organisation: DG ENER
Place: Brussels, Belgium
Description: This course was specifically designed to meet DG ENER’s requirements to cover the fundamentals of unbundling in the energy sector, and market issues in the electricity and gas sector. Effective unbundling is a precondition for the development of fair competition in the energy sector. An appropriate market design promotes competition and therefore efficiency in the energy sector, ensuring fair prices and greater choice for EU consumers. Well-functioning markets make also easier to pursue the multiple objectives of EU energy policy (sustainability/decarbonisation, efficiency, security of supply, affordability) in a consistent way. In fact, if markets are well designed, it is easier to ensure the smooth functioning and interaction of parallel markets, than it is the case with administrative instruments. The course focused on specific aspects which have proved to be particularly complex or sensitive in their implementation.
Date: 4-5 October 2018
Organisation: Indian Ocean Commission
Place: Antananarivo, Madagascar
Topic: Electricity Regulation
Description: This one-and-a-half-day residential training session represented the second block of a tailor-made blended learning programme specifically designed by the Florence School of Regulation to meet the learning objectives of participants from Comoros and Madagascar.
Date: 20 March 2018
Organisation: VII World Forum on Energy Regulation 2018
Place: Cancun, Mexico
Topic: Electricity Regulation
Description: This course was specifically designed for the Regulatory Training Day at the World Energy Forum to cover the fundamentals of the electricity industry. Namely, the course reviewed the basics of economic regulation and regulatory institutions, the structures of the electricity industry focussing on competition and regulation, and the wholesale market design. It also provided an overview of the most important aspects of electrification and renewable energy markets.
Date: 11-19 December 2017
Organisation: Perusahaan Gas Negara
Place: Bandung, Indonesia
Topic: Gas Tariffs
Description: The main objective of the five-day training course is to transfer knowledge to participants through the presentation of the regulatory toolbox used internationally for Network Access Rules and practices.
Date: 4-8 December 2017
Organisation: Perusahaan Gas Negara
Place: Bandung, Indonesia
Topic: Gas Network Codes
Description: The main objective of the study is to transfer the knowledge to participants through the presentation of the regulatory toolbox used internationally for Accounting Unbundling and Tariff Setting. Besides the general regulatory framework, the participants will be introduced to simple worksheet tools that will enable them to calculate tariffs by means of different methodologies and to evaluate results of different solutions. The study will address Accounting Unbundling and Tariffs adopting a very practical orientation.
Date: 14-15 November 2017
Organisation: FSR, Technological University of Pereira (UTP) and University of Chile
Place: Bogotà, Colombia
Topic: Regulatory Challenges
Description: This joint training consisted of a tailor-made blended programme, specifically designed to meet the learning objectives of the participants from the Colombian Commission for the Regulation of Energy and Gas (CREG). The course explained the most critical challenges that distribution networks regulators are facing because of the high penetration of distributed energy resources. It covered a brief overview of their technical characteristics a review of international experiences, and an extensive dialogue with experts about the latest regulatory trends and practices.
Date: 31 October – 1 November 2017
Organisation: German Development Agency (GIZ)
Place: Rabat, Morocco
Topic: Energy Regulation and RES
Description: This two-day ad hoc training is supporting the German Development Agency (GIZ) in the creation of a Moroccan Regulatory Agency for electricity. The course will provide participants with a fundamental understanding of energy regulation and markets, as well as on the integration of renewables and distribution grids.
Date: 26-27 September 2016
Organisation: Ministry of Energy, Commerce, Industry and Tourism
Place: Nicosia, Cyprus
Topic: Electricity and Gas Markets
Description: The three days training were organised to reach the targets described in the tender specifications: to combine principles with realities and cases; to adapt EU legal and regulatory frames to the circumstances of insular systems; to open the analysis to the entry of gas and of renewables into the energy system; to identify ways of cooperation between the many parties involved.
Date: 4-9 December 2016 / 10-11 July 2017 / 25-27 September 2017
Organisation: Perusahaan Gas Negara (PGN) – Indonesia
Place: Bandung, Indonesia / Florence, Italy / Jakarta, Indonesia
Topic: Natural Gas Regulation
Description: The first part of the training course gave a comprehensive overview of different types of regulatory models and practices in the gas industry around the world and performed an in-depth review of the best practices in tariff design.
The second part of the training course consisted in a workshop developed by the Florence School of Regulation to assist Perusahaan Gas Negara in analyzing and proposing potential solutions for the current regulatory challenges that the Indonesian gas industry is facing.
The third part of the training course consisted of a workshop in Jakarta meant to present a preliminary report that resulted from the previous two parts of the training course and to discuss the last adjustments to the same.
The fourth and last part of the training course consisted in the delivery of an ample training report to PGN containing potential paths for regulatory improvement in Indonesia and recommendations.
Date: 6-8 February 2017 / 20-21 July 2017
Organisation: Ministries and Companies from five islands (Mauritius, Madagaskar, Comoros, La Reunion and Seychelles)
Topic: Power, Renewables, Energy Efficiency
Description: The training cycle consisted of a tailor-made blended learning programme which was specifically designed to meet the learning objectives of the Indian Ocean participants. It consisted of three blocks and combined theory and practice throughout the programme. The first block consisted of a three day residential training which provided an introduction to power systems and grid regulation; renewables and how to introduce them into power systems; and how to optimise energy efficiency.
The second block consisted of an eight-week online training course focusing on the regulation of power systems and allowed participants to focus on the main challenges within their local settings.
After the completion of the online training, the third and final block of the programme consisted of a two-day residential training course which allowed participants to discuss any outstanding issues raised during the online course on energy regulation and energy policy in practice.
Date: 28 February 2017
Organisation: Renewables Grid Initiative
Topic: Power Markets
Description: The training, organised in cooperation with Renewables Grid Initiative (RGI), was tailored made for NGOs to provide insights into the current state of play of power markets, including the development, integration and challenges of wholesale and balancing markets.
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