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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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.
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 2020
  • Report: Regulatory Outlook update: The report will assess the status of energy regulation in the Mediterranean Basin providing a complete overview about how the national energy sectors are ruled, ranging from independent entities to governmental bodies.
  • Peer review to ANRE (Morocco) on the design and implementation of the newly Established NRA.
  • Study visit of EgyptEra (Egypt) to two regulators (one European and one Non-European) to gather information on the most effective way to structure guidelines for approving investment planning.
  • Expert mission of LCEC (Lebanon): In coordination with the Electricity Working Group, an expert mission on the different arrangements for interconnections and energy trading with neighbouring systems (regional infrastructures and regional markets) will be organised. The objective of the expert mission is to introduce Lebanese stakeholders to the best European practices related to the different arrangements for interconnections.
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