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.



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Turkey
MEDREG Training: Unbundling and TPA in gas and electricity markets
This training will consider and explain the main questions and possible answers that characterize the debate on third party access and unbundling regimes in the electricity and gas markets, focusing in particular on the economic principles behind them and the role of energy regulators in designing and implementing them correctly in the energy sector.
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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 2020
  • Report on regional integration and sub-regional regulatory convergence: This report will identify “quick-wins” in terms of regulatory gaps reduction and interoperability. 
  • Joint study between PERC (Palestine) and PUA (Israel) to tackle infrastructure investment in electricity transmission and distribution networks in Palestine.
  • Expert mission of LCEC (Lebanon) on the different arrangements for interconnections and energy trading with neighbouring systems (regional infrastructures and regional markets).
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