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25
JUN
2019
Brussels
Belgium
25 June 2019
European and Mediterranean regulators team up on empowering consumers to benefit from the energy transition
On 26 June, Energy Regulators from the EU, the Balkans and Black Sea region joined MEDREG in a workshop in Brussels that aimed to strengthen regulatory dialogue across Europe and the broader Mediterranean region to support consumers in becoming active energy market participants.
24
JUN
2019
Milano
Italy
24 June 2019
Media and Press Services Wanted
We are looking for the services of a Media and Press Consultancy for a showcase event planned in Brussels in September.
Download the Call for Proposals
19
JUN
2019
Tirana
Albania
18 - 19 June 2019
MEDREG held its 27th General Assembly

MEDREG held its 27th General Assembly on 18-19 June in Tirana, which was marked by a redoubling of the organisation’s efforts to promote and facilitate the deployment of sustainable support schemes for Renewable Energy Sources (RES).

18
JUN
2019
Tirana
Albania
18 June 2019
ECRB-MEDREG workshop highlights the importance of regulatory cooperation for stimulating renewable energy uptake
On 18 June in Tirana, regulatory authorities of the Energy Community Regulatory Board (ECRB) and Mediterranean Energy Regulators (MEDREG) discussed about the future of Net-Metering and Renewable Energy Support Auction Mechanism in the MEDREG and ECRB Regions.
10
JUN
2019
Milan
Italy
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10 - 12 June 2019
Mediterranean Energy Regulatory staff got trained on the Scope and Role of Regulation

From 10 to 12 June, 18 regulatory staff from 10 different Energy Regulatory Authorities members of MEDREG participated in Milan to a 3-day-training organised by MEDREG on the topic of the Scope and Role of Regulation.

27
MAY
2019
Rome
Italy
27 May 2019
37th Steering Committee
On 27 May 2019 and ahead of the organisation’s 27th General Assembly, MEDREG’s Steering Committee met in Rome to discuss the progress of the activities delivered under the Action Plan 2019, the cooperation with external partners and the organisation’s strategy for 2020-2022.
19
MAY
2019
Milan
Italy
19 May 2019
Vacancies: Event Officer and Finance Officer wanted
MEDREG is opening two positions to join its Secretariat in Milan for an Event Officer and a Finance Officer. Interested candidates are invited to send their application by 19 May 2019. Take a look at the Job Descriptions to find out about the requirements for the role, the conditions and the application process.

14
MAY
2019
Jerusalem
Israel
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14 - 15 May 2019
Israel’s regulator gets prepared to open its wholesale electricity market to competition
On 14 and 15 May in Jerusalem, the Israeli Electricity Authority (PUA) got trained in a two-day course facilitated by MEDREG, on how to create an adequate market design.
17
APR
2019
Milan
Italy
17 April 2019
Highlighting the role of regulation in fostering energy clean technologies
On 17 April in Milan, MEDREG President Mrs Gulefsan Demirbas (EMRA,Turkey) and Vice-President Mr Stefano Besseghini (ARERA, Italy), took part in an event that celebrated the 10 years of activity of the Lombardy Energy & Cleantech Cluster, an association active in the sectors of renewable and conventional energy, electricity transmission and distribution, energy efficiency, sustainable construction, water management and purification, and clean technologies.
09
APR
2019
Algiers
Algeria
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9 April 2018
Visiting Algeria for reinforcing and enhancing cooperation in the Western Mediterranean countries
Participating in the Energy Forum and meeting with its Algerian members CREG and ARH on 8 and 9 April in Algiers, MEDREG exchanged views on cooperation initiatives to facilitate the sustainable energy transition and reinforce the capacities of the energy regulators in the Western Mediterranean region.
21
MAR
2019
Athens, Milan, Vienna
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February - March 2019
MEDREG’s Working Groups met to elaborate and plan regulatory reports and support activities
In February and March 2019, the Working Groups dedicated to institutional issues, electricity, gas, renewable energy (RES) and consumers met to elaborate and plan the reports and regulatory support activities foreseen this year.
19
MAR
2019
Amman
Jordan
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19 - 21 March 2019
Accompanying Jordan’s efforts towards a more efficient and greener energy market

From 19 to 21 March, the MEDREG Secretariat met with important Jordanian energy players including MEDREG’s Jordanian member EMRC, the EU delegation to Jordan and other governmental, business and institutional organisations. These various exchanges enabled MEDREG to grasp Jordan’s current energy priorities and challenges, allowing the organisation to define its support activities for the coming months in line with the actual needs of its member and in coherence with the national energy context.

25
FEB
2019
Milan
Italy
25 February 2019
Morocco explores synergies with the Mediterranean regulators to integrate RES in its electricity market
On 25 February, MEDREG welcomed Mr Abdellatif Bardach, President of the Moroccan Electricity Regulatory Authority (ANRE) in Milan to exchange expertise and best practices in the regulation of the Mediterranean electricity markets.
01
FEB
2019
Milan
Italy
1 February 2019
MEDREG welcomes Lebanon and Morocco as new members
MEDREG is delighted to welcome two new Members in the club of Mediterranean energy regulators with the recent joining of the Lebanese Centre for Energy Conservation (LCEC) and the Moroccan Electricity Regulatory Authority. With these new additions, the organisation counts an enlarged membership of 27 energy regulatory authorities from 22 countries, plus Mauritania as a perspective member.
01
FEB
2019
Cairo
Egypt
1 February 2019
New Chairman of EgyptERA: Congratulations and welcome to Dr. Mohamed Abdel Aziz Abdel Rahman
MEDREG would like to express its warmest congratulations and welcome to Dr. Mohamed Abdel Aziz Abdel Rahman, recently appointed as the new Executive Chairman of the Egyptian Electric Utility and Consumer Protection Regulatory Agency (EgyptERA).
17
DEC
2018
Cairo
Egypt
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17 December 2018
GasReg welcomes MEDREG in Cairo to further discuss cooperation and support activities
On 17 December in Cairo, the Gas Regulatory Authority (GasReg) headed by Eng. Karem Mahmoud, Executive Chairman, welcomed and Mr. Hasan Ozkoc, MEDREG Deputy Secretary General. Based on the cooperation protocol between the two organisations, the meeting discussed and identified support activities to enhance the work power of GasReg in performing its mandated role as provided in the Gas Law and its Executive Regulation.
11
DEC
2018
Vienna
Austria
11 December 2018
Energy regulators across Europe and the Eastern and Mediterranean region signed cooperation arrangement
A signing ceremony held in Vienna on 11 December brought together the Presidents Garrett Blaney of CEER, Giorgi Pangani of the ECRB and Gülefsan Demirbas of MEDREG signed a Cooperation Arrangement that will strengthen regulatory cooperation between energy regulators across Europe through to the Mediterranean, South East Europe and Black Sea regions.
03
DEC
2018
Istanbul
Turkey
3 - 5 December 2018
Mediterranean and Eastern European Regulators get trained to monitor electricity markets

Regulators’ roles and responsibilities in the process of developing effective markets is of critical importance. Abuse of market power along with the proper implementation of the legislation is one of the main issues that energy regulators have to closely monitor and supervise. Proper market monitoring is therefore a necessity in the context of electricity markets, although it faces a considerable obstacle: the calculation of the correct cost of a generation unit, which is difficult and which can be done in an arbitrary way.

30
NOV
2018
Istanbul
Turkey
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30 November 2018
Regional Associations of Emerging Markets gathered in their 7th High-Level Meeting in Istanbul
On 30 November, this yearly high-level roundtable meeting for representatives of regulatory association from emerging economies saw the participation of ARIAE, ERERA, ERRA, MEDREG, who exchanged on the latest developments in the associations' activities and the new developments of regulation in their respective countries.
29
NOV
2018
Istanbul
Turkey
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29 November 2018
MEDREG’s 26th General Assembly elected their new President Mrs Gülefsan Demirbas and adopted a series of reports
Gathered on 29 November in Istanbul for the organisation’s 26th General Assembly, MEDREG Members elected their new President Mrs. Gülefsan Demirbas, Head of the Strategy Development Department at the Turkish Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA). Mrs. Demirbas, who acted as MEDREG Vice President in her former mandate, has been a long-time member of MEDREG Working Groups and is well aware of the organisation’s priorities and challenges. After her election, she declared:
23
OCT
2018
Milan
Italy
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23 October 2018
Mediterranean and Eastern regulators join forces on complaint handling, dispute settlement and consumer awareness
Chaired by Vice President Ms Wejdan AlRabadi (EMRC, Jordan), MEDREG’s 13th Consumer Working Group (CUS WG) met in Milan on 23 October to take stock of the progress made with the ongoing report and discus the priority issues to address next year.
18
OCT
2018
Madrid
Madrid
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18 October 2018
Optimisation of the infrastructure, RES auctioning and smart grids are at the heart of MEDREG’s work on electricity and Renewable
Kindly hosted by the Spanish Energy Regulatory Commission (CNMC), MEDREG’s Electricity (ELE) and Renewable (RES) Working Groups met on 18 October in Madrid, gathering 19 participants from Albania, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Greece, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Portugal and Spain.
MEDREG is currently working on a methodology for Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA) and Cross-Border Cost Allocation (CBCA) for the Mediterranean infrastructure projects, in close cooperation with Med-TSO.
10
OCT
2018
Bari
Italy
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October 2018
Regulation can support electricity transmission network investments
MEDREG took part in the 110th Edition of the AEIT International Conference, kindly hosted by the Italian Polytechnic University in Bari. The forum addressed the challenges that must be overcome to stimulate innovative entrepreneurial initiatives and increase the competitiveness of countries in the fields of electricity, automation, telecommunications, and information technology.
09
OCT
2018
Antalya
Turkey
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9-10 October 2018
We exchanged on the last energy regulatory trends at the 17th ERRA Energy Investment and Regulation Conference
MEDREG participated in the 17th ERRA Energy Investment and Regulation Conference, jointly held with the 9th Turkey Energy Summit on 9-10 October in Antalya.  MEDREG President Mr Alexandre Santos held several bilateral meetings with fellow regulators along with Turkish energy authorities while MEDREG Vice President Ms Gülefsan Demirbas chaired a panel on gas policies trends.
02
OCT
2018
Algiers
Algeria
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2 October 2018
Algeria is getting prepared for its renewable energy auctions scheme
As Algeria is implementing its new strategy for renewable energy development, consisting, notably, in introducing tenders as a method to determine their renewable energy selling price, MEDREG organised a technical workshop to support the Algerian energy regulator CREG in this process.
Held on 2 and 3 October in Algiers, the workshop took into account the Algerian legislative framework and looked at how to include stakeholders’ view in the design of auctions, define appropriate requirements to participate in the auction and select a winner that effectively implements the project.
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