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.
Environment, Renewable Energy Sources and Energy Efficiency Working Group (RES WG)




Prof. Pedro Verdelho
(Portugal, ERSE)


Dr. Sorina Mortada
(Lebanon, LCEC)


Mrs Chafika Behloul
(Algeria, CREG)





The RES WG focuses on the legislative and regulatory mechanisms used to promote renewable electricity generation, energy efficiency and RES deployment in the Mediterranean area, with attention to off-grid solutions and independent power producers (IPPs).

In the last few years, the RES WG has focused its activities on analysing the state of play of deployment of innovative technologies such as smart meters and smart grids in the Mediterranean region, deepening their impact in reducing electricity prices as well as evaluating potential regulatory measures to overcome limitations to their deployment.

Planned activities for 2022
  • Future role of renewables gases: a report will define basic regulatory principles and common visions on renewable gas.
  • Technical support to members: Experts mission for southern shore regulators to “explore energy storage and   demand management”




Next event
29 September 2022
Workshop on Renewable Gases

In 2021, MEDREG decided to embark on the journey of hydrogen and include it in the scope of the GAS WG as an important vector of the future development of storage technologies.
Recognised as a key bridge to achieve carbon neutrality, hydrogen may have an important role in decarbonising the energy sector. It can be used as a fuel for transport, homes, industries, and power generation.

15 June 2022
European and Mediterranean regulators join efforts to accelerate the energy transition
The energy sector is currently facing a major transformation which implies multiple challenges, such as price surge and security of supply concerns and increasing energy poverty as well as many opportunities like digitalisation in light of the Clean Energy Package, as well as the transformation of heating and energy generation to meet decarbonisation goals. These themes were addressed at the workshop jointly organised by the Council of European Energy Regulators (CEER), the Energy Community Regulatory Board (ECRB) and the Association of Mediterranean Energy Regulators (MEDREG) on 15 June 2022 in Vienna.
  • Implementation of harmonised regulatory options to promote RES in a cost-effective way.
  • Implementation of advanced distributed generation, grid parity and net metering frameworks in Mediterranean electricity systems. 
  • Evaluation of the costs associated with the fulfilment of national RES targets
  • Promotion of the exchange of information, knowledge and experiences.
  • Assessment of the social impact associated with RES promotion and development in each member country.
  • Study the best options to promote RES in isolated systems when required.
Main Activities
  • Benchmark RES electricity (update 2018 data).
  • Analyse improvement of energy efficiency by smart grids, smart metering and energy service companies and the cost that such an improvement in network.
  • Analyse main regulatory mechanisms such as: environment protection; promotion of Renewable Energy Sources (RES) and Combined Heat and Power (CHP); energy efficiency promotion including integration to the grids and smart metering issues and their impact of costs.
  • Promote the exchange of information, knowledge and experiences and evaluate the results of the different mechanisms in the national contexts, analysing success factors and critical issues.
  • Analyse the possible effects of the introduction at a national level of successful RES mechanisms adopted in other countries
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