Introduction to Energy Regulation I:
EU Energy Regulatory Framework and Policy

Are you a newcomer in energy regulation or do you just want to learn about the fundamentals of EU energy policy and regulatory frameworks, including an introduction to the main institutions and participants involved. Then, this course is for you!

16-17 April 2024, Brussels
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Benefits of the Course

Learn more about the fundamentals of the EU Energy market.

Who should attend

This course is designed for newcomers to NRAs, European institutions, and other public authorities who are interested in gaining an understanding of the energy landscape.

Valuable insights

In-depth discussions during the course will cover:

  • the fundamentals of electricity and gas markets;
  • the functioning of the European energy market;
  • the basic principles of liberalised electricity and gas markets;
  • the priorities of the European vision;
  • insight into the energy transition.

Key take-aways

Participants will benefit from:

  • enhanced preparation to fulfil their responsibilities at their respective NRAs;
  • increased knowledge to conduct more effective analyses of European and National energy policies;
  • networking opportunities with colleagues from NRAs across Europe;
  • an array of valuable insights and information to bring back to your NRA;
  • Making the link between the
  • impact of energy crisis.

Practical Info

What's included?

  • CEER Academy Certificate 
  • Real life case studies
  • Hands-on assignments
  • Access to rich materials & workshop presentations
  • Group discussions & activities

Fees & Details

  • Format: Onsite
  • Training hours: 32
  • Days of training: 4
  • Training hours: 12
  • LEVEL: A
  • Course fees:
    €960 or 2 training credits for members;
    €1300 for non-members
  • Language: English
  • Scholarship and reduced fees (see conditions)
  • Cancellation policy (see conditions)


ONSITE - CEER Secretariat
Cours Saint-Michel 30a (5th floor)
B-1040 Brussels, Belgium

Registration Deadline

08 April 2024

Course Outline

This introductory course is focused on explaining the fundamentals of EU energy policy and regulation, building on similar successful courses held in previous years. It will comprehensively explain the key aspects of EU electricity and gas regulation, including the latest developments, theories, and practices across the energy cost chain, from wholesale markets to networks and retail issues.

Attendees will be provided with a clear understanding of the economic and legal frameworks that have been developed in European energy regulation, including an explanation of the main institutions and participants involved.

The course brings together CEER’s senior regulatory practical knowledge and expertise. By combining academic foundations and practical on-the-job regulatory experience, the course seeks to build the operational understanding, capacity, and tools for newer NRA staff members, which they can then apply in their work.

The course is ideally suited for newer staff members within National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs), European Institutions and other public authorities.

While it is highly recommended to attend both modules, participants can still gain significant value from attending just one. Learn how to create amazing products for Beginners & Advanced professionals. The skills you need to become a real professional. Thrive in your career.

Training Programme

8-12 April
first welcome online class will be held the week of 8-12 April.

Individual preparation for the course includes a literature review, reading materials and preparation of course work. The online session is dedicated to explaining what participants will be required to prepare for the assignments and associated deadlines. The session will also include a tour de table to understand what the participants’ expectations are and what they would like to learn during the training.


CLASS 1 – 09:00-17:00 (CET) 16 APRIL 2024
EU energy regulation and energy policy: the landscape 

CLASS 2 – 09:00-17:00 (CET) 17 APRIL 2024
Introduction to the European legal framework for energy: logic and dynamics
Retail markets, consumer protection and future energy systems


CLASS 3 – 09:00-17:00 (CET) 18 APRIL 2024
Introduction to gas markets and grids – Principles and practices
Introduction to electricity markets and grids – Principles and practices

CLASS 4 – 09:00-16:30 (CET) 19 APRIL 2024
Regulating electricity and gas monopolies and the link between energy and competition policies

Koen Locquet

Koen Locquet currently serves as the President of the Commission for Electricity and Gas Regulation (CREG), the Belgian energy regulator. Previously, Koen worked for several Ministers of the Federal Government, where he held responsibilities ranging from for finances and budget, to legal issues, economy, and the liberalisation of the energy sector. In 2003, he served as the Deputy Director at GeFin, a cooperation of local financial public companies associated with the Belgian mixed DSOs in the energy sector. Koen holds a master’s degree in law.
Patrick Jones - Course author

Johan Allonsius

Johan Allonsius currently serves as the Principal Advisor at CREG. His primary responsibility involves the analysis and approval of ex ante tariff proposals and ex post reporting for the Belgian transport network, storage installations, and LNG terminal infrastructure. Before joining CREG, he worked for more over 10 years in the mergers and acquisitions department of a major French bank.
Patrick Jones - Course author

Jorge Vasconcelos

The first chairman of the Portuguese Energy Regulatory Authority from 1996 to 2006, Jorge Vasconcelosco is also the founder, first chairman (2000-2005) and an honorary member of CEER. Additionally, he founded and was member of the executive committee of the Florence School of Regulation in 2003. Since 2007, he has chaired New Energy Solutions (NEWES) and has been an invited professor at the Technical University of Lisbon in the special programme MIT/Portugal on Sustainable Energy Systems.
Patrick Jones - Course author

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