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03
OCT
2022
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.

03
OCT
2022
Dubrovnik
Croatia
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3-5 October 2022
MEDREG High-Level Discussions on Gas Crises in the Mediterranean Region and the Role of Regulators
29
SEP
2022
Online Workshop
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29 September 2022
Assessing the Regulatory Effects of Renewable Gases

On 29 September, we held an online “Workshop on Renewable Gases” attended by 34 participants.

16
SEP
2022
16 September 2022
2023 ICER Distinguished Scholar Awards, Call for Papers

ICER has launched a Call for Papers in the framework of its Distinguished Scholar Awards on 1 September 2022.

08
SEP
2022
Milan
Italy
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5-8 September 2022
Addressing and advocating low-carbon solutions at Gastech 2022

From 5-8 September, we partnered with Gastech - the largest annual meeting for natural gas, LNG, hydrogen and low-carbon solution professionals - for a four-day exhibition and conference welcoming more than 38.000 attendees.

11
AUG
2022
Beirut
Lebanon
11 and 12 August 2022
Exchanging with the Lebanese Energy Minister about the creation of a National Energy Regulatory Authority
On 11 and 12 August in Beirut, our Director, Mr. Hasan Ozkoc, and Policy Expert, Mr. Tony Gebrayel, met with the Lebanese Minister of Energy and Water, Dr. Walid Fayyad and his advisors, Dr. Khaled Nakhle, Mr. Ali Berro, Mr. Robert Sfairy, and Mr. Khalil Khoury with the assistance of the Lebanese Center for Energy Conservation (LCEC) represented by its General Director Mr. Pierre El Khoury and Technical Consultant and Vice Chair of the MEDREG RES Working Group Dr. Sorina Mortada.
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
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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
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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
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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
,
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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
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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.
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