Renewable electricity generation levels have increased dramatically in Europe over the last decade, particularly in the form of wind and solar power, such that renewables are now a central part of Europe's electricity mix. In many Member States this has been driven by Government policy as part of the agenda to address climate change. The increase in intermittent renewable generation poses major technical and regulatory challenges to Europe's energy regulators in overseeing both energy networks and markets in consumers' interests.

Designed for: 

Level B: Specialised Course

Experts from National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs) who want to improve their knowledge and exchange experiences in renewables and their impacts on the electricity market design. Other experts from European Institutions (ACER, European Commission) and national government agencies are also invited to attend.

Programme overview:

  • Review the recent developments and the policy framework for future developments in renewables in Europe
  • Assess the transitional process and national approaches to manage the transitional phase from traditional renewables support schemes to the competitive process
  • Examine how to integrate renewables in the new market design, including balancing, intra-day and real-time markets, incorporating demand flexibility
  • Discuss the role of regulators to facilitate demand flexibility and create future-proof market design and explore national case studies of designing network and market changes to facilitate increased levels of renewable generation   
  • Participate in exciting discussions and group work on the integration of distributed renewables, the challenges for DSOs, self-consumption, design of retail tariffs and Local Energy Communities

Course Directors: Ms Yvonne Finger, BNetzA and Mr Harald Proidl, E-Control
Course Advisor: Prof. Tomás Gómez, Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Member of CEER Training Academy Advisory Board

Draft programme CEER Training on RES and Electricity Market Design