Scope: 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.
Context: The energy sector is entering into an era of significant transformation due to increase penetration of renewables. Renewable energy technologies are becoming increasingly cost-competitive and investments in renewable energy is outpacing investments in other technologies. The State aid guidelines for environmental protection and energy 2014-2020 and the provisions of the recast RES Directive require the support to renewable energy to be granted on market based principles, involving renewable energy auctions. The support shall be designed in the form of feed-in premiums, whereas the renewable producers will sell electricity in the market and get the premium on top of electricity market price. Are the electricity systems, and market mechanism applicable, ready to switch to the new support design and accommodate the increasing volume coming from renewable sources? What will be the impact on the market and prices? Integration of renewables into the system and market mechanisms, ensuring on the same time as less distortion as possible requires an in-depth discussion and understanding by those that are designating to ensure well-functioning of the market.
Scope: the course targets understanding of the new support mechanisms applied to incentivise investments in renewables and their impact in the market, trading and in particular balancing mechanism and market of ancillary services.