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Master Class Underground Gas Storage


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A comprehensive view of underground gas storage for technical and commercial professionals.

A comprehensive view of underground gas storage for technical and commercial professionals.

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  • 1. About the programme The 3-day Underground Gas Storage (UGS) Master Class is designed to give participants an in-depth insight in the changing role of underground gas storage facilities in European gas markets. Practical exercises and a site visit to the UGS facility Bergermeer are included in the programme to enhance the hands-on experience of the participants. Target audience The Underground Gas Storage (UGS) Master Class is highly recommended for individuals working along the gas value chain: • Executives, managers and commercial representatives • Business analysts and energy analysts • Legal advisors and energy business consultants • Energy traders, TSOs and DSOs • Government regulators for the energy sector, policy makers SPECIFIC PROGRAMME MASTER CLASS UNDERGROUND GAS STORAGE Commercialisation of gas storages in the new business environment Upon completion of this course, the participants will be able to: • Analyse how do gas companies adapt to the new European gas business environment • Discuss how to build a new business case for the existing UGS in Europe • Compare the attractiveness of UGS with other source of flexibility • Assess deployment of new techniques in the UGS business • Recognise the role of UGS in the EU’s security of supply • Evaluate how do European gas markets evolve under the impact of regulations • Explain the concept of Power to Gas and the role of UGS in the renewable energy sector • Assess the effect of innovation on the gas industry AUTUMN 2015 AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS Founding partners
  • 2. T +31 (0) 88 11 66 800 F +31 (0) 88 11 66 899 E I About Energy Delta Institute Energy Delta Institute (EDI) is an international energy business school. Through a rich variety of energy education programmes and networking activities we prepare energy professionals for challenges they face in their dynamic environment. EDI was founded in 2002 by GasTerra B.V., N.V. Nederlandse Gasunie, OAO Gazprom, Shell and the University of Groningen, later joined by A.Hak and EBN. The energy community has come to appreciate EDI both as a platform of knowledge exchange between partners and participants alike. The changing energy world is forcing energy companies to innovate in order to stay competitive. In addition, the energy sector is confronting the possibility of a growing shortage of qualified personnel in the coming decades. The sector has only one choice: to invest in knowledge. Our programmes and events respond to this urgent need, and focus on the economic, management, legal and geopolitical aspects of energy business. All dates, locations and prices may be subject to change. Sharing the Energy of Knowledge. Topics of the programme include: • A changing business model for UGS facilities in Europe • Security of supply and the role of UGS • Geopolitics and European gas markets: lessons learned and ways forward • UGS as a balancing tool; flexibility of the gas grid • Competitiveness of UGS with other sources of flexibility • Valuation of storages in maturing markets • Commercialisation of UGS: methods to price storages in a liberalised market • UGS performance optimisation: increasing efficiency and reducing the environmental footprint • Legal and regulatory aspect of UGS, TPA • Position of gas storage operators in the current market conditions • Gas innovation and sustainability: challenges for the energy industry • Innovative technologies and trends in the UGS business • Green energy storage: Power to Gas Certification Participants of the Underground Gas Storage (UGS) Master Class will receive a certificate on behalf of the University of Groningen. This course will contribute to your continuing professional development. Investment € 2.950,- (accommodation costs and VAT excluded) “Getting to an UGS business case definitely requires more complexity than in the past, but also brings more opportunities and chances in the current energy world in transition” Prof. Dr. Catrinus Jepma Professor of Energy and Sustainable at the University of Groningen Lecturer of the UGS Master Class In co-operation with: