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2006-03 Regional Electricity and Gas Markets in South-East Europe
May 29-30, 2006


Within the scope of EU Directives, Lisbon Agenda (Strategy) and Florence and Athens Forums, regional electricity and gas markets constitute the path to the internal European energy markets. The South-East European Market is one of the prospective regional markets. The path to the internal market leads trough liberalisation of the national markets, creation and integration of the regional markets and cooperation between regions including investments in the infrastructure. This course is intended to explain and/or define:
• the concepts and the roles of the South-East European Electricity and Gas Markets,
• their benefits and constraints for member countries in the scope of security of supply, regulation changes and harmonization and energy costs and savings through the introduction of competition,
• tools for creation, operation and planning of a competitive market,
• investments in the grid and generating facilities,
• interactions of electricity and gas markets through existing and prospective/planned gas fired power plants,
• expected benefits for final customers in electricity and gas.
Best practices and experiences from others and more progressive national and regional markets will be used as appropriate guidance.


Dr. Goran Granic (

Goran Granic was born in Baška Voda in 1950. He graduated in Faculty of Electrical Engineering at the University of Zagreb in 1972, where he received the M.Sc. degree and Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering, in 1976 and 1979 respectively. From 1973 to 1987 he was the Head of research team and leader of feasibility study units in Institute of Electric Power Industry and Development Manager and member of Development Management Board in Community of Electric Power Industry Organisations of Croatia from 1987 to 1990. From 1990 to January 1991 he was CEO of Croatian Power Utility, an advisor in Institute for Electric Power Research from 1991 to 1992, President of the Parliamentary Committee for Zoning and Environmental Protection from 1992 to 1995. In 1996 he had position of Lord Mayor in Zagreb City Hall, advisor for energy issues in Prime Minister`s cabinet from 1997 to 1999 and Vice-president of Croatian Government from 2000 to 2003. From 1994 to 1999 he had the position of General Manager in Energy Institute Hrvoje Požar. From January 2004 to present he is a Director of Energy Institute Hrvoje Požar.
His research interests concern operation planning of both energy and electric energy systems, power system construction planning and scheduling, energy sector organization and management, energy supply cost calculation and the creation of energy cost policy and implementation of new technologies for electric power production.
He is a chairperson of the Croatian Energy Society – WEC National Committee and member of the Studies Committee of WEC, member of the Croatian Academy of Enginnering and of the Technical Advisory Body of Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts.



Julian Barquin
Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Instituto de Investigación Tecnológica

Ronnie Belmans
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Energy-Institute

Trajce Cerenplakovski
Macedonian transmission system operator (MEPSO)

Carlo Degli Esposti
European Transmission System Operators (ETSO)

Nijaz Dizdarevic
Energy Community

Hasan Ozkoc
Energy Community

Damir Pesut
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

Željko Tomšic
Ministry of Economy, Labour and Entrepreneurship

Mladen Zeljko
Energy Institute Hrvoje Pozar (EIHP)

Course duration and location

Two days, from Monday 29 to Tuesday 30 May 2006.
Energy Institute Hrvoje Požar, Savska cesta 163, Zagreb - Croatia.

Courses Contents

Monday, 29th May

9:00 – 9:15 - Registration and Documentation, Coffee

9:15 – 9:30 - Opening session (Welcome note)

9:30 – 11:00 - Technical and organizational aspects of developing the European electric energy market (Ronnie Belmans)

11:00 – 12:30 - The SEE energy Treaty: A market design for the Region in the frame of the EU regulations, experiences and perspectives (Carlo Degli Esposti)

12:30 – 13:15 - Lunch

13:15 – 14:45 - Guidelines for development of the electricity market in the Energy Community (Nijaz Dizdarevic)

14:45 – 15:00 - Coffee break

15:00 – 16:30 - Energy Community and Croatia as future energy crossroad (Željko Tomšic)

16:30 – 16:45 - Coffee break

16:45 – 18:15 - Necessary investments for SEE regional energy market integration (Ttrajce Cerepnalkovski)

Tuesday, 30th May

9:00 – 10:30 - Gas/Electricity convergence: modelling challenges (Julian Barquin)

10:30 - 10:45 - Coffee break

10:45 – 12:15 - Regional Planning of generation capacity - review on GIS study (Mladen Zeljko)

12:15 - 13:00 - Lunch

13:00 – 14:30 - EU natural gas Directive 2003/55/EC and Gas release programs (Hasan Ozkoc)

14:30 -14:45 - Coffee break

14:45 – 16:15 - Real possibilities for future natural gas open market development in the frame of Energy Community (Damir Pešut)

Course fees

The course fees include lectures, documentation, coffee breaks and lunches.

•400 Euro for attendees coming from EES-UETP partner institutions;
•700 Euro; for attendees coming from non-member universities of the EES-UETP;
•1200 Euro for attendees coming from non-member industries of the EES-UETP;
•700 Euro for attendees coming from non-member universities of the EES-UETP from SEE countries*
•800 Euro for attendees coming from non-member industries of the EES-UETP from SEE countries*.

*SEE countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, (FYR) Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia and UNMIK

The organisers send an invoice to each registered participant, after the reception of the filled Registration Form.

Registration form

Please send your filled-in Registration Form not later than May 15, 2006 to the adress:

Ivan Goran Kuliš M.Sc.E.E. (contact person)
Energy Institute Hrvoje Požar
Savska cesta 163, P.O. Box 141
10 000 Zagreb
Phone: +385 1 6326 126
Fax: +385 1 6040 599

Download Course Registration form


Limited number of rooms with special prices is arranged in following hotels:

Hotel Laguna
Kranjceviceva 29,10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Tel: +385 1 30 47 000
Fax: +385 1 30 47 077
Room price: 59 EUR (1 EUR per day for residence tax. not included)

Hotel Astoria
Petrinjska 71,10 000 Zagreb,Croatia
Hrvatska / Croatia
Tel: +385 1 4808 900
Fax: +385 1 4808 908
Room price: 88 EUR (1 EUR per day for residence tax. not included)

Hotel accomodation is to be booked directly with a note – “For EES-UETP course organised by Energy Institute Hrvoje Pozar”


Ivan Goran Kuliš M.Sc.E.E. (contact person)
Energy Institute Hrvoje Požar
Savska cesta 163, P.O. Box 141
10 000 Zagreb
Phone: +385 1 6326 126
Fax: +385 1 6040 599