The MEDREG Secretariat
hosted the working groups meetings in Milan on 11th
April 2016, respectively the Electricity (ELE WG), Communication Officers (COs), Institutional (INS WG) and Consumers Issues (CUS WG).
, the Spanish Regulatory Authority hosted in Madrid on 13th April 2016 the Renewable (RES WG) working group meeting, back to back with the workshop on spinning RES development in the Mediterranean region, while ERE
, the Albanian Energy Regulator Authority hosted in Tirana on 28th April the Gas Working Group (GAS WG) meeting.
10thCO MEETING - Milan, 18 April 2016, Kindly hosted by Medreg
20th ELE WG meeting
: In occasion of the meeting WG members discussed the questionnaire on “Performance indicators and penalties applicable to generators in case of failure of the power plant” prepared by CREG-Algeria
and the report “Methodologies used by regulators to evaluate investment projects and investment plans” prepared by CRE-France
. The Secretariat organized an open session where Med-TSO vice President and General Secretary presented their Action Plan and discussed the future possibilities to cooperate with MEDREG on specific joint deliverables. MEDREG is also performing a joint work with Med-TSO on the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) Regional Electricity Market (REM) Platform.
19th RES WG meeting
: The updated questionnaire for the RES Benchmarking Report for 2015, prepared by PUA-Israel
has been presented as well as the finalized report on certification systems for RES-generated electricity
. In the framework for fostering the renewables development in the Mediterranean, MEDREG organized back to back with the RES WG meeting, a Workshop with RES4MED, OME and MEDENER on "Deploying RES and energy efficiency measures in the Mediterranean: State of play and way forward"
10th Communication Officers meeting
: the meeting has been the occasion to further develop internal exchange of information and best practices, and to update COs on important activities carried on by the Association such as the update of the action plan 2016-2018 and the outcomes of the dissemination of the infographic publication ”Evolution of the Mediterranean energy sector 2013-2015
”. The network discussed the topics for the upcoming webinars for each WGs and gave suggestions on how to increase the participation of MEDREG members. A presentation delivered by Ms. Nurit Felter-Eitan from PUA
, has been made to update members on the recent changes that are taking place at the Electricity Regulatory Authority in Israel.
8th CUS WG Meeting, Milan 19 April 2016, Kindly hosted by Medreg
20th INS WG meeting
: During the meeting the first draft questionnaire on Mediterranean Regulatory outlook and the state of play of EgyptERA Peer-Review
have been discussed. The Secretariat informed members on the work programme for the three UfM Platforms on Electricity, Renewables and Gas and Mr. Erdogan from EMRA has been elected as Chairman of MEDREG task force on Euro-Med Platforms. The Institutional WG members discussed the updated deliverables for the Action Plan 2016-2018, the state of play of MEDREG activities and the relations with the external partners.
8th CUS WG meeting
: Members of the CUS WG approved the final draft version of the report on Vulnerable consumers
and proposed to postpone the workshop on vulnerable consumers for next year back to back with the 2nd MEDREG Forum. Members have been updated on recent activities related to the WG such as the website section on consumers issues; the state of art on WAME survey on energy access and the first draft report prepared on the basis of the survey on consumers association. The Chairman Mr. Di Gaetano organised an open session
where the Italian consumer association Altroconsumo presented their experience as one of the more active CAs in Italy
19th GAS WG meeting
: GAS WG members approved the questionnaire on “Assessment of competition indicators and market prices within MEDREG countries”
and discussed the work programme 2016-2017 for the UfM Gas Platforms. The Chairman presented the first draft document on "Good practice on tariffs methodologies”
and members were invited to contribute with their national case, while vice-Chair presented the draft document on “Gas infrastructure map of the Mediterranean region - work methodology”
. The Secretariat organised an open session
, where the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP)
representatives from Switzerland introduced the participants with the latest development and the challenges that this project faced till now. Gas WG members discussed on how a NRA through the right regulation can support the achievement of such big investment.
19th RES WG, Madrid - 13 April 2016, Kindly hosted by CNMC