European Energy Markets Course

A paradigm shift or evolutionary change

Highlights of the European Energy Markets training: 

  • 4 days 
  • Discover the issues associated with European gas and electricity wholesale and retail markets.
  • Examine the structure and fundamental legal principles of EU regulatory models and environment.

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Key benefits of this Energy Markets training course

What's in it for you?

After the course, the participants will have obtained insight in, and understanding of, the impact of the energy transition on the operations of the actors in the energy value chain. More specifically the participants will be able to interpret developments in the energy sector (gas, electricity and heat) from an operational, technological, economic, societal and institutional perspective.


Which topics are addressed during this energy training?

  • Context: fundamentals of the energy sector and the onset of the energy transition, from a global and EU perspective.
  • Present: the impact of the energy transition to date on the actors/stakeholders in the energy value chain.
  • Future: the possible impact of expected and predicted developments (renewables, storage, grid smartness, hydrogen, …) on the energy sector and the integration with transportation.

Participant's profile

At whom is the European Energy Markets training targeted?

This programme is designed for participants that are, or become, active in the energy sector and/or different institutions related to the energy industry, and want to get acquainted with the energy transition:

  • Professionals in the European energy markets.
  • Consultants/advisors working in the European energy industry.
  • Project coordinators, strategy advisors in the energy sector 
  • Industry professionals who need to assess the impact of the energy transition on their business fields.
  • Regulatory affairs and relations officers/managers at governmental, provincial or municipal bodies.


Theo Fens is a seasoned professional with a broad industrial background. His working experience encompasses more than 40 years in the industry (process control, telecom, oil and gas engineering), consultancy (energy markets and IT), and research (physics and economy). Theo fills a senior research fellow position at Technical University Delft in the field of Energy Markets.



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European Energy Markets Course

8 April 2019
11 April 2019
€ 3.200,- (VAT, accommodation and travel expenses not included)
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The programme fee is € 3.200,- (VAT, accommodation and travel expenses not included).


Participants of the European Energy Markets course will receive a certificate on behalf of the University of Groningen.

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