MEDREG-REGULATORS
MEDREG organises institutional events, technical workshops and trainings. Scroll down to find out more.
Events
UPCOMING EVENTS & TRAININGS
SEP
2022
05
Milano
Italy
5-8 September 2022
Gastech 2022 Exhibition and conference, Fiera Milano (Italy)
This year, MEDREG is partnering with Gastech for a four-day exhibition and conference which will address natural gas, LNG, hydrogen and low-carbon solutions conversation. Celebrating its 50th anniversary in Milan, the four-day exhibition and conference will gather Ministers, CEOs, policy makers, business leaders, engineers, innovators and disruptors.
29
Online
,
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.

OCT
2022
03
Online
3 October 2022 - Afternoon
15th Communication Officers (COs) Network meeting

The CO network meeting will virtually gather to take stock of the recent communication activities, making sure that the network makes use of and further spread the resources to their regulatory colleagues internally, such as the new database, pedagogical publications, and translated reports.

12
Milan
Italy
12 October 2022 (morning)
33rd Institutional Working Group (INS WG) meeting
The Institutional Working Group WG (INS WG) members will mainly discuss the ongoing Regulatory Outlook update, the model rules against conflict of interest, and the MEDREG Award – MEDORA, among other things.
12
Milan
Italy
12 October 2022 (Afternoon)
INS WG workshop on the regulatory outlook

MEDREG started monitoring the evolution of the status of energy regulation in the Mediterranean Basin by elaborating a report within a 2-year span named the “Regulatory outlook".

13
Milan
Italy
13 October 2022 (morning)
32nd Gas Working Group (GAS WG) meeting
The Gas Working Group WG (GAS WG) members will mainly discuss the ongoing report on cross-border coordination for interconnection capacity development, the support activity for the Algerian gas member ARH on the “optimisation of the natural gas transportation network and determination of NG wholesale price”, and the online workshop for Southern shore members on “renewable gases commercial aspects and the effect of COP26 decisions”.
13
MIlan
Italy
13 October 2022 (Afternoon)
GAS WG workshop on the cross-border coordination for interconnection capacity development

The role of natural gas is increasing every year and the Mediterranean region is facing new challenges that need cooperation among its countries to ensure the security of supply.

18
Lisbon
Portugal
18 October 2022 (morning)
32nd Environment, Renewable Energy Sources and Energy Efficiency Working Group (RES WG) meeting
The Environment, Renewable Energy Sources and Energy Efficiency Working Group (RES WG) members will mainly discuss about the report on future role of renewable gases in Mediterranean region, the expert mission for Southern shore regulators on “Exploring Energy Storage and Demand Management”, and joint workshops with partner organisations.
18
Lisbon
Portugal
18 October 2022 (Afternoon)
Joint ECRB-MEDREG Workshop: "Support mechanisms for RES integration & flexibility mechanisms and innovative technologies

The RES WG will hold a joint workshop with ECRB to discuss the measures and incentives to facilitate the RES integration in the Mediterranean region and the available mechanisms which offer more flexibility to the electrical system.

18
Milan
Italy
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18-19-20 October
Training on Infrastructure Investments, Network Remuneration, and Tariffs

As key actors of the energy transition, energy regulators must grasp the multiple facets to advance the power sector and to push forward the energy transition agenda. Some of the main factors affecting them are the infrastructure, network remuneration, and tariffs that reflect well the costs of production and the needs of the consumers.

25
Milan
Italy
25 October 2022
33rd Electricity Working Group (ELE WG) meeting
The Electricity Working Group (ELE WG) will mainly discuss the planned joint workshops with Med-TSO on the security of supply and adequacy on one hand, and on the on the benefits and measures for international power exchanges on the other hand. The Group will also exchange on the task force on price surge.
26
Milan
Italy
26 October 2022 (morning)
22nd Consumer Working Group (CUS WG) meeting
The Consumers Working Group meeting (CUS WG) will focus on the ongoing deliverables including a detailed analysis of the report, finalising the agenda of the workshop on "digitalisation and cybersecurity," and updates on the support activity for our Algerian member CREG on "Quality of service monitoring tools and methodology for the regulated electricity and gas distribution activity."
26
Milan
Italy
26 October 2022 (Afternoon)
Workshop on "Regulators' Support to Consumer Protection"

Consumers in the past have often been viewed as a passive participant in the energy market. However, by ensuring their protection and empowering them, the role of the consumers could become an active role, which could be key for a successful and smooth energy transition.

PAST EVENTS & TRAININGS
26
JUL
2022
26 July 2022
Annual Report 2021

Proposed under a digital and interactive format, this publication provides an overview of MEDREG’s activities accomplished last year to reinforce the regulatory capacity of its members and to shape a strong and convergent regulation in the Mediterranean region.

19
JUL
2022
Cairo
Egypt
19-20 July
MEDREG Training for EgyptERA: Planning the Egyptian Grid of the Future

On 19 and 20 July, MEDREG held a training for its Egyptian member, the Egyptian Electric Utility and Consumer Protection Regulatory Agency (EgyptERA), with a view to benefit from other countries’ experiences, practices, and challenges that they have faced so far in their transition towards a flexible and fully interoperated transmission and distribution systems.

18
JUL
2022
,
18 July 2022
ICER Chronicle’s Edition 12 “Dive Into Disruption” is Out
The editorial team of the ICER Chronicle, a publication of the International Confederation of Energy Regulators, is pleased to announce the release of the Summer issue!

The complete issue is ready for you to download now!
04
JUL
2022
Lisbon
Portugal
,
4-5 July 2022
The Portuguese Regulator ERSE welcomed Southern peers for a study visit on “Energy Storage and Demand Management”

On 4 and 5 July, the Portuguese regulator ERSE welcomed representatives of Southern Shore members from CREG (Algeria), EgyptERA and GASREG (Egypt), MEMR and EMRC (Jordan), LCEC (Lebanon), ANRE (Morocco) and from EMRA (Turkey) for a study visit in Lisbon.

23
JUN
2022
Marrakesh
Morocco
22-23 June 2022
Mediterranean Energy Regulators Tighten Cooperation on Energy Transition and Security of Supply
Kindly hosted by our Moroccan Member, the Electricity Regulatory Authority ANRE, MEDREG held its 2nd Presidents’ workshop in Marrakech. Top representatives from Moroccan institutions and energy regulatory authorities from more than 20 countries of the Mediterranean region addressed energy challenges in the context of international crises.
15
JUN
2022
Vienna
Austria
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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.
14
JUN
2022
Vienna
Austria
14 June 2022
21st Consumers Working Group meeting
During the 21st CUS WG, kindly hosted by ECRB, the chairs and members discussed the report on "Update on Technical and Non-technical Losses" in depth, where the first results of the benchmarking were discussed as well as the next steps in drafting process.
Furthermore, the working group members were introduced to the workshops on "Digitalization and Cybersecurity" and "Regulator's Support to Consumer Protection."
08
JUN
2022
Amman
Jordan
,
8 June 2022
Defining regulatory support activities with our Jordanian Member EMRC

On 8 June in Amman and in the context of the elaboration of the new Action Grant Contract, our Director Hasan Ozkoc and Deputy Director Bardhi Hoxha met with the CEO/Chairman of the Board of the Jordanian member Energy and Minerals Regulatory Commission (EMRC), Dr. Hussein Allaboun, and the Eng. Mohammed Maayah, who is Director of EMRC’s Electricity and Renewable Energy Department and Chairman of MEDREG’s Institutional Working Group.

08
JUN
2022
Dead Sea
Jordan
,
8-9 June 2022
Advocating the role of regulation at the MENA Europe Future Energy Dialogue (MEFED)

Our Director Hasan Ozkoc and Deputy Director Bardhi Hoxha participated and contributed to the MENA Europe Future Energy Dialogue (MEFED) which took place in Dead Sea/Jordan on 8-9 June. The conference aimed at deepening the energy cooperation between the MENA region and Europe.

06
JUN
2022
Ankara
Turkey
,
6 June 2022
Defining regulatory support activities with our Turkish member EMRA and exchanging on LNG bunkering for maritime decarbonisation with the EU Delegation to Turkey

In the context of the elaboration of the new Action Grant Contract, our Director Hasan Ozkoc met with the President of the Turkish member Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA) Mr Mustafa Yilmaz and with the Electricity, Gas and the Energy Transition Departments...

25
MAY
2022
Milan
Italy
25 May 2022
43rd Steering Committee Meeting

Ahead of our 33rd General Assembly next month, MEDREG President and Vice Presidents gathered in Milan with the Working Groups Chairs, in hybrid mode for their 43rd Steering Committee meeting.

17
MAY
2022
Tirana, Albania
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17 to 19 May 2022
Training on Climate obligations, Environmental standards and Regulation

From 17 to 19 May, MEDREG held a training on “Climate obligations, Environmental standards and Regulation”, in Tirana, kindly hosted by the Albanese Energy Regulator ERE, which saw the active participation of 16 people.

15
MAY
2022
,
,
15 May 2022
Call for papers for MEDORA Award - EXTENDED DEADLINE OF 15 SEPTEMBER 2022

MEDREG is thrilled to launch its first MEDORA Award’s Calls for paper in order to advance research on energy regulation that can increase compatibility of Euro-Mediterranean gas and electricity markets and put forward innovative solutions for the energy transition.

05
MAY
2022
Milan, Italy
5 May 2022
We welcomed a delegation of academicians from Turkey to discuss our role in the international energy sphere
The MEDREG Secretariat had the pleasure to welcome a delegation of academicians from Turkey to discuss the role that our Association plays in the international energy scenario of the Mediterranean region, with a focus on consumers and quality-of-service. The Turkish delegation praised the work performed by MEDREG as an interesting example of technical cooperation at international level and expressed the hope to further exchange in the future on projects of common interest.
05
MAY
2022
Amsterdam
Holland
5 May 2022
Advocating the importance of a convergent regulation for interoperated gas markets at the Flame Conference
MEDREG Secretariat Director Hasan Ozkoc took part in the FLAME Gas Conference held in Amsterdam, from 3 to 5 May on the theme of “Securing Europe's Energy Supply and Hitting Climate Change Targets - Pathways to transitioning towards a sustainable energy future”.
22
APR
2022
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22 April 2022
Call for articles ICER Chronicle’s 12th Edition

MEDREG supports the International Confederation of Energy Regulators (ICER) in collecting articles for the 12th edition of the ICER Chronicle, a bi-annual publication thought to promote global dialogue and cooperation around energy regulatory issues, transcending regional and national boundaries.
After the successful re-launch of the ICER Chronicle in 2021 offering a rebranded magazine with quality graphics and great storytelling, we are collecting contribution for the next edition of the Chronicle scheduled for July 2022, around the theme of “Deep Dive into Disruption”.

22
APR
2022
Istanbul
Turkey
22 April 2022
10th High-Level Meeting of Regional Associations of Emerging Markets
On 22 April, the Regional Associations of Emerging Markets gathered in Istanbul for their 10th High-Level Meeting, hosted by MEDREG’s Turkish Member (EMRA).
EMRA President Mr. Mustafa Yilmaz, MEDREG President Mr. Petrit Ahmeti and ERRA President Ms. Maia Melikidze made the opening speeches.
21
APR
2022
Istanbul
Turkey
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21 April 2022
MEDREG met with the Turkish Energy Exchange Istanbul (EXIST)
In the margin of the 10th High-Level Meeting of Regional Associations of Emerging Markets to be held in Istanbul today, MEDREG Director Hasan OZKOC and Deputy Director Bardhi HOXHA, paid a courtesy visit to the Turkish Energy Exchange Istanbul (EXIST), which is a member of Europex and ENTSO-E, to exchange views and practices in the recent developments in Turkey as well as in the region.
25
MAR
2022
Milan, Italy
,
25 March 2022
MEDREG, the Algerian Regulatory Authority of Hydrocarbon and ENI exchange on upstream oil and gas
On 25 March, MEDREG Secretariat organised a courtesy meeting between the Algerian Regulatory Authority of Hydrocarbon (ARH), represented by its President Mr Rachid Nadil, and the representatives of the Italian energy company ENI to discuss the technical aspects of the upstream oil and gas.
24
MAR
2022
Milan
Italy
24 March 2022
31st Gas Working Group meeting
The GAS Working Group held its 31st WG meeting at the MEDREG Secretariat premises in Milan to discuss the WG's deliverables in 2022, including the report on "Cross-border Coordination for Interconnection Capacity Development" as well as foreseen support activities for MEDREG member countries.
24
MAR
2022
Milan, Italy
,
24 March 2022
President of the Algerian member (ARH) met with MEDREG Permanent Vice President
On 24 March, in the margin of the Gas Working Group, MEDREG Secretariat organised a bilateral meeting between the President of the Algerian Regulatory Authority of Hydrocarbon (ARH) Mr Rachid Nadil and the MEDREG Permanent Vice President Mr Stefano Besseghini.
23
MAR
2022
Istanbul
Turkey
23 March 2022
32nd Institutional Working Group meeting
The Institutional Working Group held its 32nd WG meeting at the Turkish Energy Regulator, EMRA, to discuss the WG's activities as well as deliverables in 2022, including the update on the “Regulatory Outlook”, the Report on “Model Rules Against Conflict of Interest” and the “MEDREG MEDORA Award”.
22
MAR
2022
Istanbul
Turkey
22 March 2022
32nd Electricity Working Group meeting
The Electricity Working Group (ELE WG) held its 32nd WG meeting, kindly hosted by EMRA, in Istanbul to discuss the WG's deliverables for 2022, including the “MEMO+Report” as well as the support activities and upcoming workshops.
15
MAR
2022
Online meeting
15 March 2022
20th Consumers Working Group meeting

During the 20th CUS WG meeting, the activities planned for 2022 were discussed, which included the main deliverable on the "Update on technical and non-technical losses."
Furthermore, the WG members discussed the activities to be held with the MEDREG's external partners, including a Trilateral Workshop with CEER and ECRB and a workshop on digitalisation and cybersecurity.

10
MAR
2022
Online meeting
10 March 2022
31st Renewables Working Group meeting

In their 31st meeting, the RES WG members discussed the activities planned in 2022, and in particular the main deliverable on the future role of renewable gases in the Mediterranean region. In addition, WG members addressed the national reforms for MEDREG members and the cooperation with external partners.

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