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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.

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Mr George Paidakakis
INS Group Co-Chair
(Greece, RAE)
Mrs Nurit Felter Eitan
INS Group Co-Chair
(Israel, PUA)
Mrs Erjola Sadushi
INS Group Vice-Chair
(Albania, ERE)
Working Group on Institutional Issues (INS Group)
Objectives 2019
  • Guiding MEDREG members in implementation of a common set of principles that should characterize the missions, powers, competences and organization 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
  • 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 2019 INS WG in collaboration with other 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


INS WG members
Execution Activity: Workshop for the EMRC (Jordan) – Obtain correct data from licensed operators, have sanctioning powers and renegotiate licenses. 1st half 2019 INS WG members
• Execution Activity: Study Visit for Ministry of Energy Tunisia - Study visit on management of cross-border interconnections 1st half 2019 INS WG in collaboration with ELE WG
• Execution Activity: Seminar for PUA (Israel) - Monitoring of transmission activities and definition of a market design 2nd half 2019 INS WG in collaboration with ELE WG
• Execution Activity: Study Visit for ANRE (Morocco) - Competences of a regulator and relationships with other public bodies 2nd half 2019 INS WG members
• Execution Activity: Training for GasReg (Egypt) - Monitoring of the transmission and distribution segments of the gas market 2nd half 2019 INS WG in collaboration with Gas WG
• Execution Activity: Workshop for CREG (Algeria) - Progress in the development of RES auctions 2nd half 2019 INS WG in collaboration with RES WG
• Execution Activity: RES Workshop to present several case studies on auction management to be organized back to back GA 2nd half 2019 INS WG in collaboration with RES WG
• Execution Activity: Annual Forum on the liberalization of the gas markets 2nd half 2019 INS WG in collaboration with Gas WG
Association of the Mediterranean Energy Regulators

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