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Workshop on Electricity Markets and Contracts

Click here for a Downloadable Electricity Markets & Contracts Course Outline and Class Schedule 

Course Content


Day One

12:00 to 2:30pm






3:00 to 5:00pm




5:00 – 6:30pm


Overview of Electricity Reform Package 

          Dr. Cezley Sampson

The Legislative Framework

  • Primary vs. Secondary Legislation
    Dr. Cezley Sampson
  • Dispute Resolution
    Mr. Milton Samuda


Regulating Privatised Electricity

  • Need and Role of Regulation
  • Regulation in Electricity Markets
  • (Franchised Monopoly, Single Buyer,Wholesale Competition and Retail competition)
    Dr. Cezley Sampson 

Roundtable Discussion: Issues & Concerns

Day Two 

9:00 - 12:30









2:00 - 5:30


Introducing Competition– Reform Models

  • Single Buyer with competition
    Dr.  Donald Hertzmark
  • Competitive WEM/ Pool and Retail Competition
    Dr.  Donald Hertzmark
  • Role of System operator and Market Operator 
    Dr.  Donald Hertzmark
  • Price Regulation and the Multi -year Tariff Dr. Donald Hertzmark
  • Service Quality Regulation
    Dr. Donald Hertzmark

Power Contracts

  • Fuel Supply Contracts 
    Erik Richer La Flèche
  • Power Purchase Agreement 
    Erik Richer La Flèche
  • Vesting Contract 
    Erik Richer La Flèche

Day Three

09:00 - 10:00


10:00 - 12:30






 2:00 - 5:30   







5:30 - 6:30


  • Economic Analysis of PPAs                          Professor Glen Jenkins / Andrey Klevchuk

 Country Case Study

  • Selection of a Power Purchase Agreement for Group Discussion
  • Selection of Vesting Contract for Electricity Market

 Participants will be given the cases for class discussion 
Erik Richer La Flèche and Dr Donald Hertzmark


Investments and Market Risks

  • Risk and Private Investment
  • Fundamentals of Project Financing
  • Financing IPPs
  • Financing  Unbundled Successor Power Companies

            (Genco, Transco and Disco)
           Professor Glen Jenkins / Andrey Klevchuk

  • Risk Mitigation Measures  (Securitization and  Guarantees)
    Dr Richard Hertzmark 



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