Energy Reporting Course



July 28th-29th July 2022

What’s it about?

strengthening the role of media to promote sustainable energy is a key driver of competitiveness in our fast-moving business world.  Through this course, reporters, journalists and communication experts will jointly study and discuss policy, technical and social issues of energy development and its implication in the East African Region.

The course will prepare these experts to cover international energy markets, at every level from physical crude to geo-political implications and equip them with the necessary tools to fully and adequately cover energy markets. They will learn valuable skills such as market jargon, and energy market reporting,  thus enabling them to produce stories at the level expected of international news agencies, and specialist energy publications. The course will provide the participant with a strong understanding of the basic types of energy sources, energy union, energy transition, energy security,  regulation, energy trade,  energy supply geopolitics and future energy trends.

Who should attend?

Journalists and communication experts committed to energy reporting in various institutions and media houses.

Learning outcomes

  • Understanding of energy supply and demand
  • How to cover a complex breaking energy-based story in a structured and relevant way
  • Ability to understand market jargon and turn it into clear, informative copy
  • Ability to analyse risk and assess geo-political fallout from energy-based news
  • Tips and guidelines to cover breaking news in a team
  • Basics of electricity markets

Course Structure Highlights

Oil and Gas

  • The basics of the oil and gas market
  • upstream and downstream activities
  • supply and demand
  • producing refined products
  • pricing differentials
  • oil market jargon
  • Futures and options

Geo politics and oil

  • assessing risk for investors
  • covering a disaster
  • Regional geopolitics in Oil and Gas sector


  • Electricity market value chain( Generation, transmission, distribution and retail)
  • Energy auctions
  • Electricity Spot markets
  • Harmonisation of energy frameworks
  • Electricity trade and power pooling



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No cancellation and refund of the tuition fee is possible. Should you be unable to attend, a substitute delegate is welcome at no extra charge. (In case participant registers with the wrong tuition fee and a refund is approved by EREA, banking costs shall be borne by the participant.)


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Registration Fees

EREA Members, Non EREA Members