MEDREG-REGULATORS
Our work is to reinforce the electricity and gas markets, infrastructure and trade. We advocate for strong regulators that can protect consumers and contribute to the energy transition in the Mediterranean.
Activities
Electricity Working Group (ELE WG)
Chairmanship

 

Co-Chair

Mr. Benoit Esnault
(France, CRE)

Co-Chair

Ms. Muna Almousa
(Jordan, EMRC)

Vice-Chair

Mr. Hamdi Tahboub
(Paelstine, PERC)



Mission

The ELE Working Group (ELE WG) is in charge of assessing the current status of electricity markets and regulatory frameworks in MEDREG countries and their possible developments. It aims to identify and propose basic requirements that will lead to the compatibility of electricity regulation in the MEDREG region, developing a competitive, strengthened and running regional electricity market in the region.

In recent years, the group has developed and adopted an innovative approach to define its activities and reports, which is based on a bottom-up approach that identifies the specific needs and priorities expressed by the Members, particularly the Southern ones, to propose ad hoc solutions to respond to them.



LAST PUBLICATION
NEXT EVENT
15 - 16 October 2019
Algiers
Algeria
MEDREG workshop to CREG: Methodology for determining the financing, definition, and identification of public service obligations for electricity and gas
CREG's mission relating to the performance of Public Service Obligations (PSOs) is to ensure that the provisions of the Algerian law are properly implemented. This dedicated 2-day training session for CREG staff will have a twofold objective: it will provide information on the design and imposition of PSOs as well as on the activities, procedures, methods and instruments and it will give an overview of the methods and practices used in the Mediterranean countries and how they could be adapted to Algeria.
LAST EVENT
14 - 15 May 2019
Jerusalem
Israel
Israel’s regulator gets prepared to open its wholesale electricity market to competition
On 14 and 15 May in Jerusalem, the Israeli Electricity Authority (PUA) got trained in a two-day course facilitated by MEDREG, on how to create an adequate market design.
Objectives
  • Monitoring of the electricity market: information exchange on performance indicators and efficient regulatory framework to assess necessary infrastructure investment.
  • Development of a market design model to support the unbundling of the electricity sector, transparency of market information and services, non-discriminatory TPA to infrastructure and services, tariff methodologies, price regulation and the possibility for the establishment of smart grids in MEDREG countries.
  • Regular exchange of data on transmission capacity.
  • Support MEDREG countries in:
    - reach a properly functioning market, which will allow the efficient use of interconnections by allocating transmission capacity in the most efficient way and at market prices.
    - develop an efficient cross-border trade, which should be implemented on all interconnections. This will stimulate the competition between different national markets and will increase regional integration as well as the security of supply. At the same time, this will harmonize the transmission capacity, the auction mechanisms and common grid codes from a mid-term perspective.
Main Activities
  • Jointly, with Med-TSO, elaborate proposals for grids codes covering data sharing among electricity transmission system operators and cross-border electricity exchanges with a view to have them approved and implemented on a voluntary basis by the Mediterranean electricity transmission system operators
  • Define present and future interconnection needs for the establishment of an integrated electricity market from technical, economic and financial perspectives
  • Study operational issues concerning cross-border exchange and congestion management practices; monitor electricity exchange activities among member countries and propose general rules/guidelines for electricity exchange in the Mediterranean
  • Establish a road map to implement the cross border trade guidelines
  • Establish a Mediterranean Electricity Market Observatory (MEMO) for monitoring evolutions in the national and regional markets as well as for sub-regional market development
Initiatives for 2019
  • Electricity Market Observatory Report (2018 data)
  • Study Visit to the Ministry of Energy in Tunisia on the management of cross-border interconnections
  • Seminar at PUA (Israel) – Monitoring of transmission activities and definition of a market design
  • Survey on regulatory practices on handling technical and non-technical losses of electricity
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