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.
Electricity Working Group (ELE WG)



Ms. May Mohamed Yousry
(Egypt, EgyptERA)


Mr. Mustafa Yavuzdemir
(Turkey, EMRA)


Mr. Benoit Esnault
(France, CRE)


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.

9 February 2022
online meeting
Workshop: Enabling Electricity Exchanges and Trading in the Mediterranean

This online workshop, organised by MEDREG and Med-TSO, aims to lay the ground to achieve a framework that enables electricity exchanges and trading between the two Mediterranean shores.

19 October 2021
The ELE Working Group convened to maintain progress on 2021 deliverables
On 17 October, the Electricity Working Group (ELE WG) met in Istanbul for for its usual fall gathering. The group exchanged on the security of supply in the Mediterranean countries, which is the subject of its ongoing report, and further fine-tuned its support activity for the Israeli member on the planning of the distribution network. The external cooperation with MEDTSO and with the UfM REM platform were also addressed.
  • 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 2021-22
  • Security of supply: This report will give a view on the quality and security of supply in the different countries including the availability of networks and critical infrastructures. This report will be performed under the framework of the cooperation agreement with CEER and ECRB.
  • Technical input to the implementation of the UfM REM Platform work programme and development of concepts for Projects of Mediterranean Interest.
  • Technical support to members:
    - PUA (Israel) : Congestion management and transmission rights
    - EgyptEra (Egypt): Ex-ante regulatory indicators and definition of market design phases
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