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Clean Energy Regulator Initiative (CERI) Webinar Programme

The webinar programme offered by the Clean Energy Regulators Initiative delivered expert webinar sessions focused on regulatory issues raised by clean energy. The list below summarizes sessions the programme offered. For current information about offerings, see the CERI webinar programme.

Themes and Topics

Evolving Role of Network Regulators

  • Defining Structure and Roles of Regulators and Institutions
  • Power Reforms
  • Clean Energy and the Role for Regulators
  • Utilities and Regulations
  • Tools and Methods for Public Consultations

Pressure Points

  • Network Losses
  • Voltage Quality Regulation
  • Asset Management


  • Incentives
  • Investment and Capital
  • Affordability, Privatization, and Funding Measures for Clean Energy
  • Bankability of Capital Investment in Clean Energy Projects

Integration and Issues for Renewables

  • Planning for and Accommodating Additional Capacity
  • Electricity Reforming the Electricity Market Structure Design


  • The Role of Smart Grids in Developing Countries
  • Tariff Design and Asset Management for Distribution Utilities
  • Electricity Network Losses: Optimization, Reduction, Regulations, and Tariffs
  • Balancing, Wheeling, and Dispatching
  • Evolution of Distribution System Operation


  • Examining the Demand Side
  • Business Models, Actors, and Regulation Measures

Promotion of Renewable Technologies

  • Setting Renewable Energy Targets and the Integrated Energy Plan
  • Clean Energy Market and Trading Schemes
  • Incentives & Subsidies
  • Feed-in Tariffs

Promotion of Energy Efficiency

  • Structuring Utility Demand Side Management Projects
  • Supply Side Mechanisms
  • Energy Efficiency Programs and Policies
  • Energy Efficiency Based on Sectors

Energy Access

  • Mini-Grids and Off Grid Regulations & Policies
  • Rural Electrification Models and Costs
  • Integrated Rural Electrification
  • Island States

Past Webinars

8 April 2014
This webinar provided an overview of renewable electricity support schemes currently applied in Europe. Corinna Klessmann presented best practices, trends and challenges in renewable energy policy design, based on recent assignments for the European Commission.

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25 March 2014
This webinar reviewed various incentives globally that have been adopted to attract clean and renewable energy projects and make them financially viable and attractive to private sector investors. The program included a review of different mechanisms, such as feed-in tariffs, RFP and procurement strategies, investment tax credits, priority dispatch, and other strategies.

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13 February 2014
This presentation assessed the issue of what regulators need to consider whenever establishing a voltage quality regulatory framework for distribution networks (i.e. up to 35 kV). It presented a general set of guidelines that regulators could consider in introducing and developing voltage quality regulation.

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16 January 2014
This session focused on asset management and distribution transformers, which are often regarded as commodities. They are relatively inexpensive and can be delivered off stock. Therefore alternatives for replacement need to be low cost, and thereby effective, efficient, and standardized.

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6 January 2014
This session aimed to review electricity tariff structures in Africa, assess tariffs in terms of long-term financial viability for the electricity sector and ability to attract capital, and offer suggestions to evolve to a healthier and more attractive tariff structure.

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9 December 2013
This webinar evaluates the incentives for investments in low-loss equipment in differing regulatory settings and outlines pathways to assure the proper embedding of these incentives.

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3 December 2013
This session focused on how the role of the regulator is defined, the differences in legal mandates for regulators in different jurisdictions, and the trade-offs regulators need to make in balancing the various, often competing, objectives set out in statute.

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11 November 2013
This session focused on the regulatory treatment of investments and incentives for investments. Finding an adequate balance between efficient and sufficient investments is one of the major tasks for regulators. They can use various approaches to assess and encourage investments necessary to provide reliable and efficient services. This session explained the types of investments and their integration in the regulatory price control.

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4 November 2013
Regulatory authorities use different efficiency assessment methods to support the setting of efficiency increase targets for the regulated service providers. This session described the principles of this regulatory benchmarking.

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28 October 2013
This session explained the nature of economic regulation and discussed the central question of why some parts of the electricity value chain remain regulated and are not subject to competition.

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