19 - 20 February The Law of Electricity Market Design

19-20 FEBRUARY 2018 The University of Cape Town, South Africa and the University of Oslo, Norway, are pleased to present a two-day training course.


Session 1 Background and context:

Market organization (monopolies versus decentralized models) • How electricity is regulated around the world. • Who are the relevant players/stakeholders (eg situation in Norway versus SA). • What is electricity market design? • What/who/how does electricity law regulate? • Three factors informing energy market: environment, security, affordability. Exercise Reading & Reporting

Session 2 Environmental considerations:

Transition towards a low carbon energy system • Context and considerations. • Low carbon system investments (generation planning, decentralized generation, effects of support schemes for new generation on electricity market design and operation • Legal framework for carbon trading. Exercise Case Study discussion

Session 3 Security of supply and affordability

• Context and considerations (economic and political factors, eg). • Securing energy supply in transition period, including storage, generation adequacy and capacity mechanisms. • Security and Reliability. • Affordability, consumer’s perspective. • Other goals e.g. transition into low carbon energy generation, autonomy of local communities. Decentralised generation and new business models • Context and considerations. • Consideration between grid actors (if applicable). Consumption regulation, pricing retail pricing, taxation. • New market entrants. • Effects on power trading and contracting.



• How is the market structured? (Legal constitutional framework)

• Players: ECB, Nampower, local authorities, independent power producers

• Programmes: REFIT – the experience so far

• Pursuing empowerment through electricity licensing

• Selected issues in energy financing


• How is the market structured? (Legal constitutional framework)

• Players: Eskom, municipalities, independent power producers, embedded generators

• South Africa’s undertakings to address climate change

• Market transition: IPP Procurement Programmes, Feed-in Schemes, Private PPAs, Wheeling

• Still a long way to go: Challenges in implementing energy market transition Comparative Evaluative exercise


• How is the market structured? (Legal constitutional framework)

• Players: public ownership, local authorities, TSO/DSO relationship

• Regional cooperation and Nordic power system • Security of supply and investment strategy

• Selected issues in energy financing


Tags: Electricity Law
Published Feb. 14, 2018 3:46 PM - Last modified Feb. 14, 2018 4:36 PM