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The INS Working Group has the objective of enhancing closer coordination among MEDREG members through the promotion of the role and competencies of independent energy regulatory authorities. The WG coordinates the dialogue on energy regulation notably with the European Union, international institutions, regional organisations of regulators and other bodies. The WG also works on the institutional evolution of the association.

Publications of the Istitutional Working Group are available here

Mr. Nicolo di Gaetano
INS Group Chair
Mr.Sotirios Manolkidis &
Mrs.Foteini Antonopoulou

INS Group Co-Chair
Mr. Muhammed Mustafa ─░zgec
INS Group Vice-Chair
Working Group on Institutional Issues (INS Group)
Objectives 2018-2019
  • Guiding MEDREG members in implementation of a common set of principles that should characterize the missions, powers, competences and organisation of independent energy regulatory authorities in the Mediterranean region.
  • Assisting member countries in creation of independent energy regulator for electricity and gas in charge of market monitoring, network regulation, tariff setting and regulation of natural monopolies.
  • Assisting member countries in the implementation of national regulatory reforms, through a dedicated and tailor-made support and understanding the impact of national decisions in the energy sector at the regional level.
  • Supporting other WGs along the process of improvement of the national legal and regulatory frameworks of Mediterranean countries, taking national specificities into account, in order to facilitate the deepening of regional cooperation and energy exchanges.
Main Activities
  • Periodically assess the current status of regulatory frameworks and institutions, their competencies, resources and expertise
  • Carry out thematic studies on specific topics, and where relevant prepare position papers upon request of the president
  • Support regulators in training and exchange of experiences, as well as other tools of capacity building
  • Carry out one peer review per year on the regulatory activities of its members
  • Coordinate and support the dialogue on energy regulation, notably with the European Union, international institutions, regional organisations of regulators and other bodies
  • Manage MEDREG’s relations with external partners in cooperation with the Secretariat
  • Support the institutional development and consolidation of MEDREG
Activity and Deliverable Support requested* Referent regulator
1. Deliverable: Support to national regulatory reforms including preparatory and implementation activities according to the rolling calendar of the INS WG 2018-2019 INS WG in collaboration with other WG
Execution Activity: Peer review exercise of the Jordanian regulator (EMRC) to be focused on monitoring and reporting of electricity utilities

1st half 2018

AEEGSI, CERA, EgyptERA, EMRA, RAE and Secretariat support
Execution Activity: Proposal for a methodology to evaluate prices resulting from tenders and auctions in Algeria (supporting Communication activity in 2019) 2nd half 2018 INS WG in collaboration with RES WG
• Execution Activity: Support and training to Palestine Energy Regulatory Commission (PERC). Delivery of a report with recommendations and guidelines to promote the use of RES and energy efficiency and a roadmap towards determining the purchase price from different RES sources. 2nd half 2018 INS WG in collaboration with RES WG
• Execution Activity: Study visits to two regulators (EU & Non-EU) on domestic household gas consumer connections procedures: legal aspects & costs for the Israeli gas regulator 2nd half 2018 INS WG in collaboration with CUS WG
• Execution Activity: EgyptERA: Follow-up of 2016 peer review recommendations: (a)Review and update of the draft code of ethics (b) Ex-ante regulatory indicators 2019
INS WG members
Association of the Mediterranean Energy Regulators

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