Energy policy

Co-sponsored by the United States Agency for International Development

Course date

18 July - 22 July, 2005
Application deadline:
15 February, 2005
Course Director(s): 

Peter Kaderjak

Regional Center for Energy Policy Research (REKK), Budapest, Hungary
Guest Speaker(s): 

Lajos Bokros

School of Public Policy, Central European University, Hungary

Gabriella Pal

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

Gyorgy Bekes

Hungarian Energy Office, Energy Price Preparing , Budapest, Hungary

Gabor Szorenyi

Hungarian Energy Office, Licensing, Budapest, Hungary

Vidmantas Jankauskas

National Control Commission for Prices and Energy, Vilnius, Lithuania

Wolfgang Urbantschitsch

E-Control, Vienna, Austria

Valeriy Tsaplin

National Electricity Regulatory Commision of Ukraine, Division of Economic Analysis and Forecasting, Strategic Planning, Kyiv, Ukraine

Adrian Borotea

National Electricity and Heat Regulatory Authority, Bucharest, Romania

Laszlo Varro

MOL Plc, Budapest, Hungary

Marko Sencar

Energy Agency of the Republic of Slovenia, Maribor, Slovenia

Luca Lo Schiavo

Italian Regulatory Authority for Elecrticity and Gas (AEEG), Service Quality and Consumers' Affairs, Rome, Italy

Jacques de Jong

Clingendael International Energy Program, The Hague, Netherlands

Hasan Ozkoc

Energy Market Regulatory Authority of Turkey (EMRA), Ankara, Turkey
The Course on Energy Regulatory Practices is organized by the Energy Regulators Regional Association (ERRA).
Professional development in energy regulation requires a working knowledge of regulatory economics, an understanding of policy impacts and the ability to navigate national policy processes, and effective agency management of the legal and organizational processes necessary for adequate "due-process" protection in regulatory activities.
The course curricula in 2004 included the following main regulatory topics: Theory and principles of regulation, Energy Sector liberalization and Market reform - Global trends and developments in the EU countries, Role and functions of the regulator, Basics on the legal aspects of regulatory work, Parallel and opposing regulatory trends in the EU and the ERRA countries, Public involvement and dispute resolution techniques at regulatory authorities , Restructuring of the gas industry: basic elements and models, Restructuring of the electricity industry: basic elements and models, Regulation of unbundled networks in electricity: access rules, investment and access pricing, System operation, Service quality regulation in the network industry, Energy wholesale and balancing markets Long term contracts, Cross-border trading and regional market initiatives - South East European market, Benchmarking of regulatory commissions, Licensing: regulating entry, supervision and enforcement, Economics of open markets / Basics of price and cost, Rate-of-return and incentive based price regulations and the role for benchmarking, Basic elements of tariff design, Network tariffs: transmission and distribution, End-user tariffs, Tariff solutions for low income consumers, Gas network and product pricing, Pricing electricity from renewable sources and co-generation.
Target audience: junior and newer energy regulatory commissioners/staff who are current and future policy makers in their countries and whose employment should be no more than 2 years at the regulatory organization. In addition, we expect researchers, PhD students and/or professors. The maximum number of available slots for this latter group is 5.
The level of education is advanced academic.
The course is organized bilingually, with simultaneous Russian interpretation provided.