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APR
2020
Venue and date to be confirmed
POSTPONED FOR SAFETY REASON. NEW DATE AND VENUE TO BE CONFIRMED.
28th Institutional Working Group (INS WG) meeting: Regulatory Outlook update
The INS WG will be developing a report that will assess the status of energy regulation in the Mediterranean Basin and provide a complete overview of how the national energy sectors are ruled, ranging from independent entities to governmental bodies. In 2022, a further update of the report shall follow.
APR
2020
Venue and date to be confirmed
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MEDREG and ECRB Joint Workshop on “Integrating RES in the Electricity Networks and Balancing Mechanism in MEDREG and ECRB Regions”
Renewable energy technologies are becoming increasingly cost-competitive and investments in renewable energy has been already outpacing investments in other energy sources. This explicitly includes that there will be a gradual increase of renewable energy sources to be deployed in the transmission and/or distribution networks that cannot be easily dispatched and/or integrated by the TSO and DSO due to their intermittent nature.
23
MAR
2020
Milan
Italy
23 March 2020
Letter of President Ms. Demirbas about the Covid-19 pandemic and the MEDREG activities
MEDREG President Ms. Demirbas expresses her best wishes to MEDREG’s Members, partners and to the people of the Mediterranean in these difficult circumstances.
MAR
2020
Venue and date to be confirmed
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39th Steering Committee
17
MAR
2020
Venue and date to be confirmed
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16th Consumers Working Group (CUS WG) meeting: Report on Vulnerable Consumers & Trilateral workshop on technical and non-technical losses
The CUS WG will update its 2016 report on Vulnerable Consumers and organise a Workshop on Handling Technical and Non-Technical Losses of electricity to achieve a comprehensive understanding of power losses and their management (or lack thereof) in the Mediterranean countries.
MAR
2020
Istanbul
Turkey
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POSTPONED FOR SAFETY REASON. NEW DATE TO BE CONFIRMED.
MEDREG Training: Unbundling and TPA in gas and electricity markets
This training will consider and explain the main questions and possible answers that characterize the debate on third party access and unbundling regimes in the electricity and gas markets, focusing in particular on the economic principles behind them and the role of energy regulators in designing and implementing them correctly in the energy sector.
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MAR
2020
Venue and date to be confirmed
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27th Gas Working Group (GAS WG) meeting: Development and implementation of TPA rules and activities
Providing technical support to GASREG, the Gas WG will organise a study-visit to two National Regulatory Authorities (both EU and Non-EU) to identify market monitoring roles, activities and processes for licensed parties in the newly opened Egyptian Gas Market.
25
FEB
2020
Paris
France
,
25 February 2020
The ELE and RES working groups planned their 2020 activities aimed at better regional integration and RES integration
Hosted by the French member CRE on 25 February, the 28th Electricity Working Group (ELE WG) and 27th Renewable Energy Sources and Energy Efficiency Working Group (RES WG) met in Paris to discuss the planned deliverables for the next 3 years, and in particular the 2020 activities and reports.
12
FEB
2020
Ankara
Turkey
12 - 13 February 2020
President Gülefsan Demirbas welcomes the Secretariat in Ankara to enrich MEDREG’s strategy
On 12 and 13 February, MEDREG’s President Gülefsan Demirbas warmly welcomed representatives of the MEDREG Secretariat at the Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA) in Ankara. They explored how the Association could further benefit from the Turkish regulatory experience, and looked at the current needs of the Turkish energy market. The Secretariat also highly valued its exchange with EMRA President Mr. Mustafa Yildiz, who reiterated his strong and continuous support towards the organisation.
10
DEC
2019
Rome
Italy
10 - 12 December 2019
Med-TSO and MEDREG gathered for a three-day training on Regulating Electricity Infrastructure Investment
In the light of their common interest in strengthening the harmonisation of regulatory frameworks and in speeding-up operative integration of Mediterranean electricity markets, MEDREG and Med-TSO (the Association of the Mediterranean Transmission System Operators), partnered to offer a three-day training to their members on regulating electricity infrastructure investment for more productive long-term planning.
10
DEC
2019
Rome
Italy
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10 December 2019
Energy Regulators Exchange at the Highest Level to Respond to the Challenges of Growing Role of Gas and RES in the Mediterranean
On 10 December, the Presidents and Commissioners of Mediterranean Energy Regulatory Authorities gathered in Rome to exchange approaches and good practices with regards to renewable energy development and the growing role of gas, which imply important challenges and require the adaptation of the energy regulation from both a policy and regulatory perspective.
03
DEC
2019
Milan
Italy
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3 december 2019
8th High-Level Meeting of Regional Associations of Emerging Markets
Organised by the Energy Regulators Regional Association (ERRA) and hosted by MEDREG, the objective of this meeting is to continue offering a high-level exchange platform for Associations of regulators representing emerging economies to develop cooperation and exchange of experiences in several areas of energy regulation.
27
NOV
2019
Amman
Jordan
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27 - 28 November 2019
Jordan is set to reinforce its licensing procedures and regulate electricity storage
On 27 and 28 November in Amman, international energy experts presented a concrete roadmap and technical solutions to Jordanian energy stakeholders to improve the country’s electricity licensing procedures on one hand and to accelerate investment in the Jordanian storage system on the other hand. Organised over two days at the initiative of MEDREG and in cooperation with the Jordanian Energy and Minerals Regulatory Commission (EMRC), the workshop was meant to support and facilitate Jordan’s major electricity market development.
14
NOV
2019
Milan
Italy
14 November 2019
Clean Energy for all Europeans" Package: Implications and Opportunities for the Mediterranean
This briefing on the legislative package "Clean Energy for all Europeans" - CE4ALL explores various options for the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean countries to cooperate with European Union Member States.
11
NOV
2019
Algiers
Algeria
11 November 2019
Italy and Algeria discussed closer institutional cooperation to facilitate energy transition

On the 11 November in Algiers, the role of institutional cooperation to facilitate energy transition in the Mediterranean region was at the heart of a high level meeting organised by the Institute of International Affairs (IAI) in collaboration with the Italian Embassy in Algeria.

07
NOV
2019
Brussels
Belgium
7 November 2019
MEDREG's 28th General Assembly
On 7 November, MEDREG’s 28th General Assembly (GA) met in Brussels, back-to-back with its Energy Forum.
06
NOV
2019
Brussels
Belgium
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6 November 2019
Mediterranean Regulators Lead Discussions on the Future of Gas and Renewable Energy Developments
On 6 November in Brussels, MEDREG held its energy Forum entitled “At the Forefront of Pro-active and Resilient Energy Regulation”, which saw the participation of nearly 80 key energy experts who exchanged on gas and renewable energy developments in the Mediterranean region through a pro-active dialogue
05
NOV
2019
Brussels
Belgium
5 November 2019
Council of European Energy Regulators (CEER)’s Customer Conference
The Council of European Energy Regulators (CEER), which is a close partner of MEDREG particularly on consumer issues, will hold its annual Customer Conference on “Consumers at the heart of implementing the Clean Energy Package framework”
31
OCT
2019
31 October 2019
Call for Proposals: Auditing services for MEDREG's 2019 expenditures
Deadline for applications: Wednesday, 9 October 2019 and Thursday, 31 October 2019
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22
OCT
2019
Milan
Italy
22 October 2019
MEDREG explored gas regulatory support activities with its Egyptian member GASREG in Milan
On 22 October, the Egyptian Gas Regulator GASREG visited MEDREG in Milan in the context of a study visit to the Italian Energy Regulator ARERA from 21 to 23 October in order to exchange on gas infrastructure and unbundling issues.
17
OCT
2019
Nicosia
Cyprus
17 October 2019
Facilitating the understanding of RES auction mechanisms and sharing regulatory best practices at a workshop in Nicosia (Cyprus) on 17 October

Following the RES WG held in the morning, the Cyprus Energy Regulatory Authority (CERA) kindly hosted a MEDREG workshop on the implementation of the new EU RES Directive and RES schemes on auction mechanisms on 17 October 2019 in Nicosia.

17
OCT
2019
Nicosia
Cyprus
17 October 2019
The RES WG looked at the RES auctions schemes applied in the Mediterranean and defined its strategy and deliverables for 2020-2022
Kindly hosted by the Cypriot Energy Regulatory Authority CERA in Nicosia, the Renewable Energy Sources and Energy Efficiency Working Group (RES WG) met on 17 October.
15
OCT
2019
Algiers
Algeria
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15 - 16 October 2019
Algeria’s regulatory staff got trained on public service obligations for electricity and gas

Developed in the framework of the support to national reforms, MEDREG facilitated a 2-day training for the staff of the Algerian Commission for Electricity and Gas Regulation (CREG) on Public Service Obligations (PSO), which was held on 15-16 October 2019 in Algiers, Algeria.

06
OCT
2019
Antalya
Turkey
6 - 8 October 2019
MEDREG President raises awareness of gender inequality in the energy sector at the 10th Turkey Energy Summit
As part of the 10th Turkey Energy Summit taking place in Antalya on 6-8 October, MEDREG’s President Ms. Gülefsan Demirbas moderated a panel discussion titled “Women Leaders Guiding Energy!” on 7 October.
26
SEP
2019
Paris
France
26 September 2019
27th MEDREG Electricity Working Group meeting
The MEDREG Electricity Working Group (ELE WG) met in Paris on 26 September, kindly hosted by the French Regulator CRE who welcomed 9 participants from 7 members, representing Albania, Egypt, France, Jordan, Italy, Lebanon, Palestine and Turkey.
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