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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. The ELE WG has the mission 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.

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Mr. Benoit Esnault
ELE Group Chair
Mr. Adjib Radi
ELE Group Co-Chair
Ms.Maria Psalti &
Mr. Papandreou Vassilis

ELE Group Vice-Chair
Working Group on Electricity Issues (ELE)
Objectives 2018-2019
  • 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 and creation of national auction mechanisms for RES
  • Support the establishment of Third Party Access (TPA) to energy infrastructure
  • Support MEDREG countries in reaching 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. Development of 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 security of supply. At the same time this will harmonize the transmission capacity, the auction mechanisms and common grid codes in a mid-term perspective.
Main Activities
  • Jointly elaborate with Med-TSO proposals for grids codes covering data sharing among electricity transmission system operators and cross-border electricity exchanges (if necessary differentiated by sub-region) with a view to have them approved and implemented, on a voluntary basis, by Mediterranean electricity transmission system operators.
  • Define present and future interconnection needs (for the establishment of an integrated electricity market) from the technical, economic and financial perspectives.
  • Study operational issues concerning cross-border exchange and congestion management practices; monitor electricity exchange activities among member countries, 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 national and regional markets as well as sub-regional market development.
Activity and Deliverable Year Referent regulator
1. Deliverable: Infrastructure investments: fact finding and identification of concrete challenges in infrastructure investment 2018 CRE, CREG, RAE and Secretariat support
2. Deliverable: Regulatory options for the stimulation of infrastructure development in Southern Mediterranean countries: key elements used by Southern Mediterranean energy regulators to assess returns on investment (including calculation of RAB, rate of return and depreciation). EU regulators will then comment on that information and suggest possible improvements

2nd half 2018

ELE WG in collaboration with the Secretariat
3. Deliverable: Recommendations on energy efficiency improvements by smart grids (on-going) 2nd half 2018 Joint work among the Electricity and RES WG and MEDREG Secretariat support
4. Deliverable: Electricity Market Observatory Report (2018 data) 2019 EgyptERA and ELE WG members
Association of the Mediterranean Energy Regulators

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