UK Electricity Markets

Dramatic past changes and many future challenges mark out the UK Electricity Market. This course provides a complete overview of the UK electricity scene for those needing to grasp where our electricity comes from, who regulates it, how it is paid for, and why it is (mostly) available at the flick of a switch.

We will also explore:

  • the cost and methods of production,
  • the cost and methods of distribution,
  • the future of power generation.


By the end of the day you will:
  • Know what the electricity market is,
  • Understand the physical electricity market,
  • Have explored the commercial electricity market,
  • Looked at electricity and the environment,
  • Have seen how the power market may develope over the next five years and beyond.

Duncan Jack

Trainer: - Duncan Jack

Duncan has been an independent consultant since 2006, specializing in the commercial and regulatory aspects of the power and gas markets.

Prior to this he held positions in ELEXON, St Clements Services and Transco. As a consultant he has worked on a variety of projects in the UK and abroad, covering trading arrangement design, regulatory risk review, and advising on market entry projects.

Roy Dinsmore

Trainer: - Roy Dinsmore

Roy became an independent consultant in January 2010. Between 1990 and 2009 he worked for RWE Npower and its predecessors, originally as a UK energy trader, and between 2000 and 2005 as a European energy trader, where he established RWE Npower's European Power trading desk. In 2005 he became Head of Origination for Npower plc, where his achievements included pioneering the use of gas storage and weather derivative contracts to manage gas market risks for the retail business, and a range of graduate coaching and mentoring roles.

UK Electricity Markets

one-day training course

UK electricity markets course content

You are free to raise questions and instigate discussion on what the course content means for you and your company, both during the sessions and in the course overview at the end of the day.

Introduction to Electricity Market:

Wholesale electricity market | Market segments and players | Business models | Overview of industry codes

Physical Electricity Market:

Power generation | Networks | System operation

Commercial Electricity Market:

Market design and features | Risk | Trading products | Trading book management

Electricity Balancing Game:

A board and dice game introducing basic concepts of supply and demand, and incorporating weather variation, 'chance' occurrences and trading.

Electricity and the environment:

Energy and the environment | International perspective | UK policy on climate change | RO, CCL, ETS etc | Supplying customers | Metering

Power market development to 2020 and beyond:

Key issues | Security of supply | Climate change | Affordability | Policy drivers and levers | Electricity market reform | Carbon floor price | Emissions performance standards | Contracts-for-Differences | Capacity payments | The future

Questions, discussion and close:

Your chance to apply the knowledge to your job and raise relevant queries.

UK Electricity Markets

one-day training course

Public Course

Come to 'Our Place' and attend a public course for £550 per day plus VAT. If you book two months or more in advance you will automatically receive an 'early bird' discount*. If you are attending with a colleague or two then let us know and we may reduce the price further! Public courses are available in London and Oxford and the price includes all course materials, refreshments and lunch. If these dates or locations don't work for you contact us.

6th March 2018
   London   £495*

In-house Course

This course is available in-house at 'Your Place' and with 5 delegates or more becomes much cheaper than sending your staff on a public course. We can also tailor our courses to suit your exact requirements. Why not talk to us for a free no obligation quotation and see how we can help meet your training requirements?

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Is this course for you?

This course is designed for:
New staff in existing power companies, regulators and consultancies | Graduate Trainees joining the energy industry | Experienced staff moving into gas marketing | Lawyers, consultants, those dealing with contracts and customers | Financiers and traders

Games and Exercises

We run games and exercises on all our courses to assist with the learning experience. These games are relevent to the main topic of each course and simulate 'real life' scenarios.

More information about these games can be found in the games section.