Welcome to the FSR Online Courses

Florence School of Regulation offers a wide range of training for regulators, utilities, academics and policy makers working with energy regulation

The Regulation of the Power Sector

20 February – 20 June 2017

Learn about the unique characteristics of electricity and the regulatory issues these lead to, as well as the upcoming challenges that regulators and power utilities will have to address to de-carbonise the industry while ensuring security of supply and universal access to electricity.

Annual Training on the Regulation of Energy Utilities

3 October 2016

The FSR Annual Training on Regulation of Energy Utilities is a comprehensive nine-month training on fundamental energy regulatory principles for professional practice, blending two residential workshops in Florence with an online programme focused on case studies and debate. 

Trans-European Energy Networks Regulation

2 May - 6 June 2017

This specialised training offers insights into some of the latest regulatory trends and practices for investment in energy infrastructure across jurisdictions. Knowledge sharing and networking play a key role in the design of this course.


Regulation and Integration of Renewable Energy

3 April – 12 May 2017

FSR’s new training on the Regulation and Integration of Renewable Energy will provide a comprehensive and detailed view of the European regulatory framework for the integration and development of renewable energy from top European experts.

EU Electricity ‎Network Codes

Coming soon: October 2017

A 6-week online course with readings, videos and interactive online activities. Each week will have a comprehensive class with live interaction between the participants and the FSR Instructors.

Regulation of Gas Markets

Coming soon: Autumn 2017

A 12-week online course on the Regulation of Gas Markets - Fundamentals level. Topics: Economics of the Gas Market, Regulation Fundamentals and Gas Market design: the Policy Debate.

Connect with international energy specialists

Join the conversation and share your knowledge with alumni ranging from junior researchers to senior policymakers

Andris Piebalgs

'I really loved the online course “Regulation of the power sector”.

The power sector is going through a transformation today. Europe’s Energy Union, liberalisation of the power sector, the growing part of  renewable energy in the energy mix provides for new opportunities in providing more sustainable energy supply. At the same time the role of 'smart' regulation is getting even more important. This course helps to go to the depths of power sector regulation. It is serious, interactive and require a lot of independent research in a chosen power system. I especially enjoyed the live classes at the end of each chapter.

I can recommend this course for all interested in power system management.'

Andris Piebalgs - former EU Energy Commissioner and Senior Fellow at the FSR

Expert training based on insightful research

The instructors at the Florence School of Regulation combine decades of teaching experience with deep insight into energy regulation

Ignacio Perez-Arriaga

Professor at Comillas University and MIT, Training Director at  Florence School of Regulation

Leigh Hancher

Professor of European Law at the University of Tilburg, of Counsel at Allen & Overy, director of EU Energy Law area at Florence School of Regulation

Leonardo Meeus

Associate Professor of Energy Markets at Vlerick Business School, Professor at Florence School of Regulation