Scope: continuous knowledge building is a constant need for national energy regulatory authorities, in particular having in mind the high complexity and broad expertise required for pro-active and effective regulation of energy markets. This challenge increases with new pieces of legislation becoming applicable in the Energy Community Contracting Parties, most of which involving direct responsibilities and new duties of regulators. The Energy Community Regulatory School aims at supporting the technical knowledge of the Energy Community Contracting national energy regulatory authorities to effectively implement and efficiently apply new pieces of Energy Community acquis communautaire – such as but not limited to gas and electricity network codes and guidelines or REMIT and linked increasingly developing market activities such as trade or market coupling. Beyond the mere legal aspects, the Energy Community Regulatory School is dedicated to deliver practical insights and share experience made on EU level. Praxis oriented, interactive and in-depth discussions will be in the core of the training courses tailor made for the Contracting Parties’ regulators.
the national energy regulatory authorities of the Energy Community Contracting Parties and Observers. Subject to place availability, events are in principle also open to other participants of the Energy Community Contracting Parties and Observers.
Organisation and costs:
courses are organised by the Energy Community Secretariat. The Energy Community Secretariat reimburses participants of the national energy regulatory authorities of the Energy Community Contracting Parties and Observers as indicated for each course individually
course participants receive an attendance certificate.
Gas / Course on Congestion Management of Gas Transmission Networks
Context: Chapter 2.2.1 of the Gas Congestion Management Network Code foresees development of an annual ECRB monitoring report on congestion at interconnection points with respect to firm capacity products sold in the preceding year, taking into consideration to the extent possible capacity trading on the secondary market and the use of interruptible capacity. A first report is to be issued by June 2020.
Scope: this course targets preparation of national regulators for the first ECRB report on congestions in 2020. Learning from European experience of monitoring by the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER), it will discuss how congestions are identified and data collection is processes as well as analyse the effects of congestion management measures.