Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) Ministerial meeting
Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
During the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) Ministerial meeting which gathered ministers responsible for energy from 43 Member States, UfM Member States agreed on the importance of starting regional cooperation on energy in the Mediterranean basin, as it is a major factor for security of supply and stability for the entire region.
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22nd General Assembly meeting
On the occasion of the 22nd General Assembly kindly hosted by the Italian Regulatory Authority for Electricity Gas and Water (AEEGSI) at the Italian Foreign Affairs Ministry on 30 November, Mediterranean Energy Regulators their new President, Mr. Alexandre Santos, Member of the Board of Directors of the Portuguese regulator, along with two Vice-Presidents, Mrs. Gülefsan Demirbas (EMRA, Turkey) and Ms. Wijdan Al Rabadi (EMRC, Jordan). They join the MEDREG Permanent Vice President, Ms. Valeria Termini (AEEGSI, Italy), thus increasing significantly women’s representation at the head of the Organisation.
Empowering regulators to facilitate RES deployment
On 16 November 2016, GiZ and Mediterranean Energy Regulators (MEDREG) discussed how energy regulators can contribute to fighting climate change at a side event which took place in the framework of the COP22 in Marrakech.
Kindly organised by GIZ, the event marked the beginning of MEDREG’s efforts, in collaboration with GIZ and other interested parties, to support the Moroccan Energy Ministry in the establishment of Morocco’s new electricity regulatory authority (ANRE) which is set to assume direct responsibilities for the Moroccan electricity sector within the next year.
32nd Steering Committee meeting
kindly hosted by MEDREG Secretariat, Milan (Italy)
Regional Associations of Emerging Markets express their will to further cooperate
Organised by the Energy Regulators Regional Association (ERRA) and MEDREG, the Associations representing regulators of emerging economies met for the fourth time, at a high-level meeting in Milan on 3 November 2016, to develop cooperation and exchange experiences in several areas of energy regulation.
This 2016 roundtable provided updates on the most recent activities of regulators and focused on access to energy and investment environment. It gathered the following regional regulatory associations: ARIAE (Latin American and Iberian countries), ERERA (West Africa), ERRA (Eastern Europe), MEDREG (Mediterranean) and RERA (Southern Africa).
Africa Renewable Energy Forum
The role of regulators in developing renewable energy in Africa at the heart of upcoming debates at Africa Renewable Energy ForumDownload Draft Agenda
kindly hosted by ERSE, Lisbon (Portugal)
kindly hosted by MEDREG Secretariat, Milan (Italy)
MEDREG initiative to support EU Twinning Projects on energy regulation
Gathered in Milan on 18 October 2016 at the initiative of MEDREG, European and Mediterranean regulators shared their experience of regulatory twinning projects in order to take stock of its benefits and challenges, as well as the state of play and possible ways forward.
The participants included the regulators currently implementing twinning projects in the Mediterranean region: EgyptERA (Egypt), RAE (Greece), AEEGSI (Italy) and CREG (Algeria), CNMC (Spain), E-Control (Austria), as well as EMRC (Jordan), ERE (Albania) and CRE (France).
Twinning is an EU-funded instrument that aims at fostering sub-regional and regional integration of the Mediterranean energy market through knowledge sharing.
15th ERRA Energy Investment Conference
kindly hosted by CNMC, Madrid (Spain)
3rd Joint ECRB – MEDREG Roundtable
“Regulatory Principles and Regional Electricity Markets”
Premises of the Greek Regulatory Authority (132 Pireus Street, Athens)
kindly hosted by RAE, Athens (Greece)
31st Steering Committee meeting
MEDREG will give its active contribution to the 18th Annual Africa Energy Forum (AEF) that will take place from 22-24 June in London.
24th POWER-GEN Europe and Renewable Energy World Europe
MEDREG participated to the 24th POWER-GEN Europe and Renewable Energy World Europe. The exhibition and conference has been organised in Milan (Italy) on June 21-23. In this occasion MEDREG Vice-President Petrit Ahmeti has been one of the panelist of the Joint Plenary Panel Discussion on: “ Energy Sector in Transition: Moving From Survival to Success”.
kindly hosted by REWS
The Council of European Energy Regulators (CEER) and Mediterranean Energy Regulators (MEDREG) held a second joint roundtable in St. Julians, Malta on 19 May 2016.
Through this joint workshop, MEDREG and CEER aimed at exchange information and expertise in order to improve regional integration of energy markets.
21st General Assembly meeting
The Maltese Regulator for Energy and Water Services (REWS) kindly hosted the 21st General Assembly (GA) meeting of the Mediterranean Energy Regulators (MEDREG) in St. Julian’s, Malta. The 21st MEDREG GA has welcomed several achievements that go in the direction of new partnerships for integrating Mediterranean energy policies and lay the foundation for further energy regulatory cooperation activities.
19th GAS WG meeting: GAS WG members approved the questionnaire on “Assessment of competition indicators and market prices within MEDREG countries” and discussed the work programme 2016-2017 for the UfM Gas Platforms.
20th INS WG meeting: During the meeting the first draft questionnaire on Mediterranean Regulatory outlook and the state of play of EgyptERA Peer-Review have been discussed.
8th CUS WG meeting: Members of the CUS WG approved the final draft version of the report on Vulnerable consumers and proposed to postpone the workshop on vulnerable consumers for next year back to back with the 2nd MEDREG Forum.
10th Communication Officers meeting: the meeting has been the occasion to further develop internal exchange of information and best practices, and to update COs on important activities carried on by the Association such as the update of the action plan 2016-2018 and
RES WG meeting and RES Workshop
19th RES WG meeting: The updated questionnaire for the RES Benchmarking Report for 2015, prepared by PUA-Israel has been presented as well as the finalized report on certification systems for RES-generated electricity.
Key Mediterranean energy stakeholders come together to boost renewable energy sources and energy efficiency measures across the regionDeploying renewable energy sources and energy efficiency measures in the Mediterranean: State of the art and way forward
On 13 April 2016 Mediterranean Energy Regulators (MEDREG) together with the Mediterranean Association of the National Agencies for Energy Conservation (MEDENER), the Observatoire Méditerranéen de l’Energie (OME) and the Renewable Energy Solutions for the Mediterranean (RES4MED) brainstormed in Madrid, on how technical stakeholders, particularly regulators, could contribute to the advancement of renewable energy sources (RES) integration in the grids and on energy efficiency (EE) measures adopted in the Mediterranean basin.