Overview of European Natural Gas and Electric Power - ENGP 

CPE Credits Awarded: 8
Categories: The Natural Gas Industry , The Power Industry

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This introductory course gives an overview of the natural gas and electric power industries in Europe. Those who attend will learn the basics of natural gas exploration and production and electricity generation. The course addresses how these energy forms are transported and stored (where possible), quality characteristics and measurement, and European supply and demand patterns and trends.

The course also provides a brief introduction to the way in which gas and power are handled commercially within Europe, and explores the roles and responsibilities of different market participants including grid operators, retail suppliers, electricity generators and gas producers.

Includes Online Pre-study Module
This course is accompanied by a preparatory course available online. Delegates will receive a web voucher as part of their joining instructions upon confirmation of registration. By taking advantage of this "blended" learning approach, in-class time and learning are optimised.


As this is an introductory course, there are no prerequisites.


This course is ideal for any individual new to the natural gas and electric power industries or an existing participant who needs to understand the basics of the business within which they operate. It also provides an excellent overview for individuals who work in financial, ICT or business service roles and have an interest in the gas and electricity industries and markets.


Units and Measurement

  • Introduction to units of energy and power

The European natural gas industry

  • Characteristics and uses of natural gas
  • Natural gas exploration and production
  • Natural gas processing and gas quality
  • European gas supply and demand patterns and trends
  • Gas transportation by pipeline and as LNG
  • Storage and the balancing of gas supply and demand

The European power industry

  • Characteristics and uses of electricity
  • Power generation technology
  • European generation capacity and fuel mix
  • Load profiles and merit orders
  • Electricity transmission and distribution
  • European electricity demand patterns and trends

Gas and electricity trade and markets

  • Wholesale energy markets and liberalisation
  • Principles of market design
  • Roles of grid operators and grid users
  • Contract, spot and forward markets
  • Retail energy markets
  • Wholesale energy markets


“Teacher is very professional and really skilled.” S.R., GME

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