Course description

Immerse in and explore the complex nature of gas markets! Surrounded by geopolitics and with an important, transitional role in tackling climate change, the good regulation of natural gas and predictability of natural gas demand are seriously challenged in the 21st century. As regional markets are converging, we observe the emergence of a global gas market – a development that is driven by technological innovation, evolving market dynamics and of course by politics and regulation. 

Innovation and flexibility are key to face the new challenges both from the market participants’, but also from the regulators’ side. This course will help you to understand the logic behind all of the above determinants and guide you through possible regulatory approaches on how to adapt to ongoing changes and how to address your specific market architecture needs.


Invitation by the Course Directors


          


Participants’ testimonials from previous similar training course

  
by Habiba Elsebai, Gas Regulatory Authority (GASREG), Egypt by Veselin Todorov, Energy and Water Regulatory Commission (EWRC), Bulgaria by Cristina Fetue and Laura Maranhao, TBG – Gas Transmission Company, Brazil

Course registration

ERRA Full MembersEUR 960 + 27% VAT

 

ERRA Associate MembersEUR 1 120 + 27% VAT
Non-Member RegulatorsEUR 1 280 + 27% VAT
Non-regulatorsEUR 1 760 + 27% VAT

Tuition fee includes: training materials, lunches, coffee breaks during the training course.

Kindly note that accommodation is not included in the tuition fee. Negotiated rate for Training Participants at the course venue is EUR 69/ person/ night (incl. buffet breakfast, WIFI, use of swimming pool, sauna, fitness and VAT). Room reservations and payment should be settled directly with the hotel. Reservation form will be provided with confirmation letter.

Course location

Budapest

Hungary

Lion’s Garden Hotel ****
Address: Cházár András u. 4, 1146 Budapest, Hungary
Tel.: +36 1 273 2070
E-mail: info-at-lions-garden.com
Web: http://www.lionsgarden.hu/en

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Natural Gas Market Regulation 2020 – registration

Please note that ERRA is not in the position to provide participants with funds or assistance in finding the necessary funds regarding their participation fees and does not have sponsored places for the training. Thus, we kindly ask you to submit your registration only in case the funds to cover your participation, including tuition fee, travel, etc. are available for you and your participation is already approved by your delegating company.

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GAS MARKETS AND LIBERALIZATION

08:30

Opening address and introduction by Participants

Takácsné Tóth, Borbála

Senior Researcher, Regional Centre for Energy Policy Research (REKK), Hungary

09:00

Introducing the value chain. International gas markets. Supply and demand

Takácsné Tóth, Borbála

Senior Researcher, Regional Centre for Energy Policy Research (REKK), Hungary

10:30

Coffee break and Group Photo

11:00

Energy diplomacy and geopolitics around gas. The role of the regulator in this global arena

Bayraktar, Alparslan (TBC)

Deputy Minister, Energy and Natural Resources Ministry of Turkey, Former Chairman, ERRA; Chairman, ERRA Strategic Advisory Board

12:30

Lunch

13:30

Introduction to economics of the gas market: monopoly regulation. Market restructuring and competition

Takácsné Tóth, Borbála

Senior Researcher, Regional Centre for Energy Policy Research (REKK), Hungary

15:00

Coffee break

15:30

LNG markets and regulation

Kotek, Péter

Senior Research Associate, Regional Center for Energy Policy Research (REKK), Hungary

17:00

End of Day 1

GAS NETWORK AND TARIFF SETTING

08:30

Principles of calculating the revenue requirement of regulated segments of the sector

Haralambopoulos, Nick

Director, Economic Consulting Associates (ECA) Ltd., United Kingdom

10:00

Coffee break

10:30

Transmission tariff setting in the natural gas sector

Haralambopoulos, Nick

Director, Economic Consulting Associates (ECA) Ltd., United Kingdom

11:45

Technical break

12:00

Capacity allocation on the transmission system, principles, models, platforms

Porzig, Falk

Head of Legal & Regulations, PRISMA European Capacity Platform GmbH, Germany

13:00

Lunch

14:00

Cross-border tariff systems

Kácsor, Enikő

Senior Research Associate, Regional Centre for Energy Policy Research (REKK), Hungary

15:00

Coffee Break

15:30

Entry/ Exit tariff setting simulation

Kácsor, Enikő

Senior Research Associate, Regional Centre for Energy Policy Research (REKK), Hungary

17:00

End of Day 2

END USER SUPPLY AND CONSUMER PROTECTION

08:30

Utilities role and responsibilities (connection rules, billing, metering, DSO data handling)

10:00

Coffee break

10:30

Setting end user tariffs

Farkas, Edit

Head of the department, Department of Natural Gas Supervision and Price Regulation, Hungarian Energy and Public Utility Regulatory Authority, Hungary

12:00

Panel session: Outlook on utility type of price setting vs Liberalised retail markets

Farkas, Edit

Head of the department, Department of Natural Gas Supervision and Price Regulation, Hungarian Energy and Public Utility Regulatory Authority, Hungary

Takácsné Tóth, Borbála

Senior Researcher, Regional Centre for Energy Policy Research (REKK), Hungary

12:30

Lunch

13:30

Market monitoring and its importance in liberalized markets – competition measurement and conduct surveillance

Csermely, Ágnes

Head of Market Monitoring and Surveillance Department, Hungarian Energy and Public Utility Regulatory Authority (HEA), Hungary

15:00

Coffee break

15:30

Efficient consumer protection. Measuring consumer satisfaction and service quality. Non-payment and consequences

Martinoski, Martin

Head of the Energy Markets Monitoring Department, Energy and Water Services Regulatory Commission (ERC), North Macedonia

17:00

End of Day 3

FLEXIBILITY AND SYSTEM PLANNING

08:30

Long term system planning, financing investment

Ruolia, Vytautas

Commercial Director, TSO Amber Grid, Lithuania

10:00

Coffee break

10:30

Digitalization and data protection, IT solutions

Dessart, Jean-Pierre

Business Consultant, Tieto Oil & Gas

11:15

Regulatory tools to address security of supply

Takácsné Tóth, Borbála

Senior Researcher, Regional Centre for Energy Policy Research (REKK), Hungary

12:45

Lunch

13:45

Gas storage regulation in a restructured gas sector

Kotek, Péter

Senior Research Associate, Regional Center for Energy Policy Research (REKK), Hungary

15:15

Coffee break

15:30

Final test

• by Participants
16:00

Hot Topics in Gas Markets Regulation

• Roundtable discussion based on topics from participants
16:30

Final Comments and Farewell

Takácsné Tóth, Borbála

Senior Researcher, Regional Centre for Energy Policy Research (REKK), Hungary

16:45

End of Training

Bayraktar, Alparslan (TBC)

Deputy Minister, Energy and Natural Resources Ministry of Turkey, Former Chairman, ERRA; Chairman, ERRA Strategic Advisory Board

Csermely, Ágnes

Head of Market Monitoring and Surveillance Department, Hungarian Energy and Public Utility Regulatory Authority (HEA), Hungary

Dessart, Jean-Pierre

Business Consultant, Tieto Oil & Gas

Farkas, Edit

Head of the department, Department of Natural Gas Supervision and Price Regulation, Hungarian Energy and Public Utility Regulatory Authority, Hungary

Haralambopoulos, Nick

Director, Economic Consulting Associates (ECA) Ltd., United Kingdom

Kácsor, Enikő

Senior Research Associate, Regional Centre for Energy Policy Research (REKK), Hungary

Kotek, Péter

Senior Research Associate, Regional Center for Energy Policy Research (REKK), Hungary

Martinoski, Martin

Head of the Energy Markets Monitoring Department, Energy and Water Services Regulatory Commission (ERC), North Macedonia

Porzig, Falk

Head of Legal & Regulations, PRISMA European Capacity Platform GmbH, Germany

Ruolia, Vytautas

Commercial Director, TSO Amber Grid, Lithuania

Takácsné Tóth, Borbála

Senior Researcher, Regional Centre for Energy Policy Research (REKK), Hungary

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Organization
For the list of participants please contact the Secretariat.

 

Venue/ Accommodation

Lion’s Garden Hotel ****
Address: Cházár András u. 4, 1146 Budapest, Hungary
Tel.: +36 1 273 2070
E-mail: info-at-lions-garden.com
Web: http://www.lionsgarden.hu/en

Kindly note that accommodation is not included in the tuition fee. Negotiated rate for Training Participants at the course venue is EUR 69/ person/ night (incl. buffet breakfast, WIFI, use of swimming pool, sauna, fitness and VAT). Room reservations and payment should be settled directly with the hotel. Reservation form will be provided with confirmation letter.

Tuition fee includes: training materials, lunches, coffee breaks during the training course and a social programme.

 


Visa

Please verify the visa requirements of Hungary by contacting the Hungarian Embassy in your country. The list of diplomatic missions is available here: http://www.kormany.hu/en/ministry-of-foreign-affairs-and-trade/missions. The list of countries whose citizens do not require visas to enter Hungary can be found at http://konzuliszolgalat.kormany.hu/visa-waiver-agreements.

List of third countries, where a Schengen state issues visas on behalf of Hungary is available on this page: http://konzuliszolgalat.kormany.hu/visa-issuance-on-behalf-of-hungary.

In case you need an entry visa, please immediately contact the ERRA Secretariat! To prepare a visa invitation letter for you, please send us your passport copy. 


Airport Transfers/ Travel Information

Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport (formerly Ferihegy):

  • Located 16 kilometres (9,9 mi) east-southeast of the centre of Budapest
  • Central telephone number for information: +36 1 296 7000
  • http://www.bud.hu/english
  • The transfer time to/from the airport to the downtown is approximately 45-60 minutes (subject to traffic)

Shuttle bus

miniBUD (http://www.minibud.hu/) is the official airport shuttle service company providing fixed-priced transfer service between Budapest Airport – Budapest city center – Budapest Airport. The miniBUD airport shuttle service counters located on the arrivals level of Budapest Airport.

Rate to the hotel:

  • one-way: HUF 4900 (approx. 15 EUR)
  • round trip: HUF 8800 (approx. 27 EUR)

Taxi from the Airport

There is an official airport taxi company (Főtaxi) available at the Arrival Hall of the Terminals. All Főtaxi cars are equipped with POS terminal, therefore passengers can pay with credit card as well. Reservations can be made in person at Főtaxi booths located at the exit at Terminal 2A and 2B. At the taxi rank in front of the stands taxis are parking continuously waiting for passengers.

Rates (for reference purposes only): around HUF 6500 (20 EUR) for one way.

Calling a Taxi in Budapest

Please find below the list of larger taxi companies in Budapest:

  • Citytaxi: +36 1 211 1111
  • Főtaxi: +36 1 222 2222
  • 6×6 Taxi: +36 1 666 6666

Public Transport

Budapest’s network of public transport services (BKK) includes buses, trolleybuses, trams, subway (Metró) and over ground suburban trains (HÉV).

For ticket prices and more information please visit the official website of BKK: http://www.bkk.hu/en/tickets-and-passes/prices/ 

Booklet in PDF with useful information is available here >>

Railway Stations

International trains operate from the three largest stations:

  • Keleti pályaudvar: VIII., Baross tér. Tel: (+36-1) 413 – 4610.
  • Nyugati pályaudvar: VI., Nyugati tér Tel: (+36-1) 349-8503
  • Déli pályaudvar I. Krisztina krt. 37. Tel: (+36-1) 375-6593

All three international railway stations are part of the Budapest Underground system, the Metró. The Déli is on the Red (Number 2) line, Keleti is on the Red (Number 2) and Green (Number 4) lines and the Nyugati is on the Blue (Number 3) line.

Official website of the Hungarian State Railways: https://www.mavcsoport.hu/en


General Information

Currency:    HUF (Hungarian Forint)
Currency Exchange Rates: http://www.mnb.hu/en/arfolyamok

Time zone: UTC/GMT +1 hours

Electricity: 230 V/50 Hz (Europlug)

Dial Codes: +36 –

Emergency Calls:  112 (ambulance, police and fire)

Smoking: Smoking is not permitted in public places, dining and meeting facilities.

Weather: http://www.meteoprog.hu/en/weather/Budapest/
http://koponyeg.hu/t/Budapest

Information on
Budapest:
 https://welovebudapest.com/en/
http://www.budapest.com/
https://www.budapestinfo.hu/
https://funzine.hu/en/

Course location

Budapest

Hungary

Lion’s Garden Hotel ****
Address: Cházár András u. 4, 1146 Budapest, Hungary
Tel.: +36 1 273 2070
E-mail: info-at-lions-garden.com
Web: http://www.lionsgarden.hu/en