Natural Gas Tariff Setting: A Practical Guide

The course will provide participants with an overview of the fundamental policy objectives through price intervention and the policy measures available to achieve these objectives. It does so through an instructor-led collaborative e-learning platform that features a combination of real-time interactive presentations, Excel modelling exercises, online tutoring at pre-announced times, reading material related to the course modules and weekly exercises coupled with homework assignments. The course will last a total of 4 weeks.

More information here: https://erranet.org/single-event/online-training-natural-gas-tariff-setting/

Transition Plans and Cost Recovery following the COVID-19 Pandemic

This webinar is the third from the Webinar Series on Implications of the Global Pandemic on Tariff Design and Utility Finances.

During this session expert panelists will discuss the following main topics:

  • What are the next steps as regulators and utilities transition out of the emergency phase during the COVID-19 pandemic?
  • Energy regulators have rules under which a utility can come in for an immediate rate increase due to its inability to pay all of its bills. While this has been invoked in the past, it is a very strict measure and requires full transparency of the utility’s financial situation. How will regulators deal with the potential for multiple utilities to potentially seek this type of support, all at the same time?
  • What constitutes a “fair and reasonable” rate of return during and following this global pandemic?
  • How does the regulator balance the needs of the utilities with consumers?

In Europe, regulators are adopting a “dynamic regulation” approach based on an interconnected energy system that is grounded on well-functioning markets. This type of system will function as a strong safeguard during the crisis, and will help to mitigate long-term impacts of the pandemic on consumers and the energy sector. Through their association, CEER, European energy regulators are sharing best possible scenarios for the phasing out of the transition period.

Register here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7690492706073641227

Introduction to Energy Regulation

ERRA Summer School  – Introduction to Energy Regulation

Budapest, 29th June – 4th July 2020

Economic, legal, technical and financial skills are central to the administrative and economic regulation of the public utilities. The constantly changing environment not only requires proper response from the regulatory side, it is also essential to be aware of the global trends in the energy sector. The current economic climate across the world and the emergence of renewable energy sources have pointed to the need of addressing recent technological innovations that demand a different approach to regulatory practice. Corresponding to these new challenges the training course aims to focus on some of the discussed topics from a “smart perspective”.

Course Objectives:

This 6-day training course will be organised into thematic modules focusing on the fundamental issues and global trends of energy sector regulation. The training program combines “classic” regulation under the traditional vertically integrated industry structure with up-to-date issues of regulation by discussing the topics from a “smart” point of view. The prime objective of the course is to provide basic technical, economic and legal regulatory skills that are needed to design and manage successful regulatory systems for the energy industry and at the same time provide insights to the recent challenges brought by stringent climate objectives and technological development.

 

More information and registration here:

https://erranet.org/training/18th-erra-summer-school/