Today, the first training organised under the umbrella of the Energy Community Regulatory School, bringing together participants from 8 Energy Community Contracting Parties, took place at the Secretariat’s premises in Vienna. The new initiative aims to provide targeted support to Energy Community regulators in the light of the continuous need to broaden their expertise in order to ensure pro-active and effective regulation of energy markets. This is especially important given the new pieces of Energy Community acquis communautaire such as gas and electricity network codes and guidelines or the Regulation on Wholesale Energy Market Integrity and Transparency (REMIT).
Consisting of presentations from high-level experts, interactive sessions and a site visit, this first training aimed to deepen the regulators’ understanding of energy markets and wholesale energy trading. Four additional courses are envisaged to take place in the first half of 2018. Whilst primarily focused on regulators, trainings are, subject to availability, also open to other participants of the Energy Community Contracting Parties and Observers.
The Regulatory School is supported by an Advisory Committee, which provides course related advice in line with recent developments and trends in the energy sector. The present Advisory Committee consists of Dennis Hesseling, Head of Gas Department, Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER); Tomislav Jureković, Chairman of the Croatian Regulatory Authority; Margot Loudon, Eurogas Deputy Secretary General; Jerome la Page, European Federation of Energy Traders; and Branislav Prelević, Energy Community Regulatory Board President.
Head of the Regulatory Board unit at the Secretariat, Ms Nina Grall, said: “The Energy Community Regulatory School is dedicated to sharing practical insights and experience made at the EU level. Praxis oriented, interactive and in-depth discussions are the core of the training courses, which are tailor-made to the needs of Contracting Parties’ regulators.”
Presentations: ECS event page
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