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
The Institutional Working Group (INS WG)
Chairmanship

Co-Chair


Mr. George Paidakakis
(Greece, RAE)

Co-Chair

Mrs Nurit Felter Eitan
(Israel, PUA)

Vice-Chair

Mrs Erjola Sadushi
(Albania, ERE)



Mission

The INS Working group aims to enhance coordination and cooperation among MEDREG members through the sharing of energy regulators’ competences and knowledge.

To do so, it periodically organises tailor-made activities such as training, workshop and study visits, which are often designed in collaboration with other groups. It also provides peer reviews to members who are willing to comply more closely with the Good Regulatory Principle defined by MEDREG.
Moreover, it is also responsible for holding the dialogue on energy regulation with the European Commission, international institutions and regional organisations.



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Next event
Spring 2020
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28th Institutional Working Group (INS WG) meeting: Regulatory Outlook update
The INS WG will be developing a report that will assess the status of energy regulation in the Mediterranean Basin and provide a complete overview of how the national energy sectors are ruled, ranging from independent entities to governmental bodies. In 2022, a further update of the report shall follow.
Latest news
27 - 28 November 2019
Amman
Jordan
Jordan is set to reinforce its licensing procedures and regulate electricity storage
On 27 and 28 November in Amman, international energy experts presented a concrete roadmap and technical solutions to Jordanian energy stakeholders to improve the country’s electricity licensing procedures on one hand and to accelerate investment in the Jordanian storage system on the other hand. Organised over two days at the initiative of MEDREG and in cooperation with the Jordanian Energy and Minerals Regulatory Commission (EMRC), the workshop was meant to support and facilitate Jordan’s major electricity market development.
Objectives
  • Guiding MEDREG members in the implementation of a common set of principles – the “Good Regulatory Principles” that should characterize the missions, powers, competences and organization of independent energy regulatory authorities in the Mediterranean region 
  • Assisting member countries in the 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
  • Conduct periodical assessments of the current status of regulatory frameworks and institutions, their competencies, resources and expertise
  • Carry out thematic studies on specific topics and, wherever relevant, prepare position papers based on the request of the president
  • Support regulators in the 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
  •  Support the institutional development and consolidation of MEDREG
Initiatives for 2019
  • EgyptERA: Follow-up of 2016 peer review recommendations: (a) Review and update of the draft code of ethics (b) Ex-ante regulatory indicators
  • Seminar for PUA (Israel) – The monitoring of transmission activities and definition of a market design – co-led by the ELE WG
  • Study Visit to the Ministry of Energy of Tunisia for the management of cross-border interconnections – co-led by the ELE WG
  • Study Visit to ANRE (Morocco) – Competences of a regulator and relationships with other public bodies
  • Training for GasReg (Egypt) – Monitoring of the transmission and distribution segments of the gas market – co-led by the GAS WG
  • Workshop for CREG (Algeria) – Methodology for determining the financing, definition and identification of public service obligations for electricity and gas
  • Workshop for the EMRC (Jordan) – Obtain correct data from licensed operators, have sanctioning powers and renegotiate licenses
  • Annual Forum on the liberalization of the gas markets and integration of RES into the grids – in coordination with the GAS and ELE WGs
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