19th ELE WG meeting
19th Electricity Working Group, 6.10.2015 Algiers, Kindly hosted by the Algerian Regulation Commission for Electricity and Gas (CREG )
The Electricity and Renewable working groups were hosted in Algiers on 6th-7th October 2015 by CREG, the Algerian Regulation Commission for Electricity and Gas. AEEGSI, the Italian Regulatory Authority for Electricity, Gas and Water hosted on 14th -15th October 2015 the Institutional and Consumers Issues Working Groups as well as the Communication Officers meeting. ERSE, the Energy Services Regulatory Authority of Portugal hosted in Lisbon on 29th October the Gas Working Group.
: The aim of this meeting was to present and discuss the first draft of the deliverable on "Performance indicators and penalties applicable to generators in case of failure of the power plant" prepared by CREG-Algeria and the first draft document on "Methodologies used by regulators to evaluate investment projects and investment plans" prepared by CRE-France. The ELE WG members also discussed on the cooperation between CEER and MEDREG on quality of electricity supply.
18th RES WG meeting
: The target of this meeting was to present the result of the first draft of the RES Benchmarking Report for 2014, prepared by CNMC-Spain. The WG members also discussed the proposed questionnaire from GSE, a state-owned company which promotes and supports renewable energy sources in Italy, and how they can implement it next year. This meeting has been the occasion to debate on the next deliverable of the Action Plan on Certification systems for origin of electricity from renewable sources and Combined Heat and Power (CHP). Members also approved to plan a joint workshop with RES4MED.
9th Communication Officers meeting
: The meeting focused on how to improve MEDREG accountability and visibility at National level and on the second edition of the MEDREG Forum. Then the discussion moved on internal communication and on how Communication Officers could better contribute to support the activities of MEDREG Working Groups. Finally, in order to plan the next capacity building activities, the meeting has also been the occasion to discuss the themes that could be of interest at National level.
18th INS WG meeting
: The aim of this meeting was to present and discuss with members the Peer Review process and to inform them about the latest development in regard to the UfM platforms. The Secretariat also introduced members with the joint work that MEDREG and MEDTSO are doing on UfM Regional Electricity Market (REM) Platform. The WG proposed that MEDREG should play a major role in the cooperation with Med-TSO and the final position paper should be endorsed by the 20th MEDREG General Assembly scheduled on 3rd December in Tirana.
7th CUS WG meeting
: Members of the CUS WG discussed and approved the final draft version of the report on Vulnerable consumers. During this occasion the first results of the Survey on Mediterranean Consumers Associations were submitted. The CUS WG members also discussed the idea of publishing the filled out consumers brochure with national data on MEDREG homepage.
18th GAS WG meeting
: The aim of this meeting was to present to members the result of the Gas Transparency Platform and approve the final draft of the deliverable on "Monitoring of compliance with the Guidelines of Good Practice (GGP) on TPA for gas in MEDREG countries". Also the GAS WG members approved the methodology on "Assessment of competition indicators and market prices within MEDREG countries". The Secretariat updated members on the latest development on UfM platform and the next steps that will follow. The GAS WG Chairman invited the Portuguese TSO REN (ENTSO-G member) to present the gas infrastructure map in Europe and how MEDREG can develop one for the Mediterranean region.