Energy policy

Co-sponsored by the United States Agency for International Development

Course date

26 July - 30 July, 2004
Application deadline:
15 February, 2004
Course Director(s): 

Peter Kaderjak

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

Florin Gugu

Romanian Electricity and Heat Regulatory Authority, Bucharest, Romania

Vidmantas Jankauskas

National Control Commission for Prices and Energy, Vilnius, Lithuania

Ion Lungu

Romanian Electricity and Heat Regulatory Authority, Bucharest, Romania

Ligia Medrea

National Natural Gas Regulatory Authority, Bucharest, Romania

Carmen Oprea

Romanian Electricity and Heat Regulatory Authority, Bucharest, Romania

Mihaela Popescu

Romanian Electricity and Heat Regulatory Authority, Bucharest, Romania

Marko Sencar

Energy Agency of the Republic of Slovenia, Maribor, Slovenia

Gabor Szorenyi

Hungarian Energy Office, Licensing, Budapest, Hungary

Laszlo Varro

MOL Plc, Budapest, Hungary
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.