Course date

21 July - 25 July, 2003
Application deadline:
15 February, 2003
Course Director(s): 

Peter Kaderjak

Regional Center for Energy Policy Research (REKK), Budapest, Hungary
Course Faculty: 

Andrzej Baniak

Central European University, Economics, Budapest, Hungary

Florin Gugu

Romanian Electricity and Heat Regulatory Authority, Bucharest, Romania

Dusan Holoubek

Regulatory Office for Network Industries, Bratislava, Slovakia

Vidmantas Jankauskas

National Control Commission for Prices and Energy, Vilnius, Lithuania

Maria Manicuta

Romanian Electricity and Heat Regulatory Authority, Bucharest, Romania

Mihaela Popescu

Romanian Electricity and Heat Regulatory Authority, Bucharest, Romania

Gabor Szorenyi

Hungarian Energy Office, Licensing, Budapest, Hungary

Laszlo Varro

MOL Plc, Budapest, Hungary

Stanislav Brzhezyanskiy

Department, Economic Analysis and Pricing Policy, Russian Federation

Lidia Zestrea

National Energy Regulatory Agency, Chisinau, Moldova

With this course, ERRA would like promote better regulatory practices in ERRA member countries as well as across the region as specific regional markets develop. ERRA members have created training materials to provide the technical, economic and legal skills that are needed to design and manage successful regulatory systems for the electric power industry. The course will focus on three major modules: Basic Economics of Regulation; Tariff and Pricing Issues; Licensing and Competition Issues in a level of depth that meets the professional needs of staff in regulatory commissions.

The design of the summer program is based on a peer-type of cooperation. Instructors of the course are practising energy regulators with significant and noteworthy regulatory experience and expertise. The course is designed to assure the transfer of practises and information from experienced regulators to new or young regulatory staff. At the same time, the course ensures that practises and lessons accumulated by energy regulators of the Central-Eastern European region are transferred to recently established organizations of other regions. The course is jointly supported by the Central European University and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Additional support was provided by the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners of the United States.