Carolina Espinoza

New ISE course: Clean Energy Package

Blog Post created by Carolina Espinoza Partner on 14-Nov-2017


The EU Clean Energy Package sets the EU energy efficiency and renewable energy ambitions for the 2030 horizon. It also updates the regulatory framework that governs the functioning of the internal electricity market, and transmission and distribution grids. The package was announced as a new deal for consumers, and includes the right to self-consume what you produce, access to a smart meter, and to co-operate with other consumers in local energy communities. The European Commission proposed the package in November 2016, and it is expected to be adopted in 2018.

The next challenge will be to implement the new regulatory framework and to master the implied changes for the different stakeholders. With this online training, we provide a platform for experts to exchange views, and for non-experts to get up to speed with the considerable number of new rules. The Florence School of Regulation (FSR), in collaboration with InnoEnergy and Vlerick Business School, is developing an executive education portfolio to help individuals and organisations master this energy transition supported by the EU Clean Energy Package.

The first pilot organised by the FSR will focus on two of the legal texts included in the package – the Electricity Directive and the Electricity Regulation – that cover some of the main issues in these two legal texts, such as capacity mechanisms, bidding zones, harmonization of network tariffs, DSO role in EV charging and storage, DSO congestion management, TSO-DSO co-ordination and co-operation, EU DSO entity, self-consumption, smart meters, dynamic pricing, independent aggregators, local energy communities.

Strategic objectives

  • Exchange views with fellow energy professionals from across the sector
  • Focus on legal issues related to the Electricity Directive and Electricity Regulation
  • Investigate key issues such as capacity mechanisms, bidding zones, and harmonization of network tariffs

Intended learning outcomes

Having taken this course, you will have:

  • a thorough understanding of the EU Clean Energy Package
  • a grounding in the legal implications of the Package for the energy market
  • a grounding in the business and economic challenges and opportunities the Package presents

Methodology and assessment               

This five-week digital learning course is composed of reading materials, video content, and interactive and communicative online activities. Each week will have a comprehensive class with live interaction between participants and instructors.

After three one-week modules, and a buffer week to complete all project activities, the course culminates in two live panels consisting of selected high-level guest experts on the issues and topics raised by participants during the course.

Week 0 – Welcome

Week 1 – Electricity Markets: “ensuring the internal market level playing field” 
Topics: Regulated prices and energy poverty, balancing markets, capacity mechanisms, regional operational centres, network access charges, network codes and guidelines 

Week 2 – Electricity Grids: “adapting to the decentralisation of the power system” 
Topics: EU DSO Entity, network development plans, congestion management and flexibility, provision of information, electro-mobility, and storage 

Week 3 – New deal: “empowering customers and citizens” 
Topics: Smart metering, data management and data format, demand response and aggregators, active customers, local energy communities, entitlement to dynamic contract

Week 4 – Mastery Challenges

Week 5 – Expert Panels

Feedback first mastery challenge: 
Topic: Local energy communities 

Feedback second mastery challenge: 
Topic: Mapping and appraisal EU Clean Energy Package – Electricity Directive & Regulation


This course is directed at a wide variety of adult learners, primarily Europe-based although we welcome applicants from all over the world. It will be of specific interest to those directly affected by the EU Energy Clean Package, including: TSOs, NRAs, governments, European associations, utilities, new energy players, households etc.


No previous knowledge is required, although participants have the option of taking the course on one of the three following levels: Native, Advocate, or Master.


This course has been developed by the FSR, in collaboration with InnoEnergy and Vlerick Business School.

The FSR is a centre of excellence for independent research, training, and policy dialogue in the regulation of energy, climate, communications and media, transport, and water sectors.

Vlerick Business School is a triple-accredited, international business school at the heart of Europe – ranked number one in the Benelux for executive education and 17th in Europe.


More Information: EU Clean Energy Package - ISE by InnoEnergy