MEDREG action plan 2015 - 2017
Mediterranean Energy Regulators are pleased to share with you their newly published Annual Report. In 2014 we succeeded in keeping our momentum as an active association of regional cooperation with a clear vision towards the future. We have completed and approved our Strategy for 2020-2030, which identifies five major targets: a sound regulatory institutional framework; optimal conditions for infrastructure investments; functioning, competitive and transparent electricity and gas markets; efficient protection of consumers, in particular of vulnerable ones; and intensified regional cooperation and setting up of pilot projects. To implement these targets we decided to establish a peer review program, which will support our members in the improvement of their national regulatory framework.
Last year MEDREG went on investigating the investment climate for energy infrastructure in the Mediterranean area. Investments were also at the heart of MEDREG’s first Forum on Energy Regulation (November 2014, Barcelona). In addition. MEDREG signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the European Commission and Med-TSO, the Association of Mediterranean Transmission System Operators for Electricity. This protocol allows the signatories to join forces in favor of the creation of a sound Mediterranean Energy Community and identifies MEDREG as a key actor in the context of the Euro-Mediterranean Energy Platforms.
Pursuant to the first edition of the MEDREG Forum, held in Barcelona on 26 November 2014, the Mediterranean Energy Regulators are pleased to share with you the related publication "MEDREG Papers n.2".
The MEDREG Forum 2014 enabled our Association to hear out opinions of researchers and practitioners on the state of play and main proposals to enhance investments in the Mediterranean energy sector. This booklet summarizes the contributions presented by the speakers, as well as the main conclusions of the event. The publication is conceived as a multimedia file including active links to Forum speakers’ affiliations, as well as to MEDREG members’ websites. MEDREG Papers will continue to report about debates and facts concerning Mediterranean energy regulation, building on the growing interaction between the Association and all relevant stakeholders in the region.
Mediterranean energy regulators are glad to share with you their Annual Report for 2013. Last year MEDREG welcomed Libya as the twenty-first member country of the Association. The European Commission has renewed its confidence in the Association by signing a new three-year contract with MEDREG. MEDREG has strengthened its institutional framework, revising Statutes and Internal Rules. MEDREG has consolidated the relationship of trust established with the Italian energy regulator (AEEGSI), which hosts the Secretariat of MEDREG in Milan (Italy), and has fulfilled its commitments with Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia finalizing the first part of the IMME programme, aimed at the integration of electricity markets in the Maghreb. As an Association gathering regulators, MEDREG aims to build concrete relationships with partners that are key to develop a network. Two examples of this attitude concern the partnership agreement MEDREG signed with Med-TSO, the Association of electricity transmission system operators in the Mediterranean, and the invitation by the Union for the Mediterranean to present the work of the Association at the Ministerial Energy Meeting in Brussels at the end of 2013.
MEDREG action plan 2014 - 2016
MEDREG, the energy regulators of Mediterranean countries, and CEER, the European energy regulators, held on 20th November a joint round-table3 in Grasse (France).
It was an important occasion to host a high level debate on regulatory challenges in European and Mediterranean
energy markets and discuss the requirement for attracting infrastructural investments in the energy sector of the Euro-
Mediterranean region. Representatives of regulatory authorities, as well as delegates of industry and financial
institutions gave their contributions to the discussion.
Mediterranean Energy Regulators are pleased to share with you their first
This report provides an overview of the main achievements of MEDREG’s
Working Groups and Task Forces underlining the growing role of the
Association as a regional organisation for regulatory cooperation in the
context of a changing Mediterranean area. The report also includes
information on our training and capacity-building initiatives as well as on
our communication activities and our relations with external partners.
An important part of the report is dedicated to MEDREG’s strategy
towards the Mediterranean Energy Community. Our aim is to foster
the role of energy regulators as a regional point of reference to support
stronger energy governance, technical cooperation, data consolidation
and transparency, and scientific coordination among members. MEDREG
also strives to become a resource centre for Mediterranean energy
Since its creation MEDREG has conceived and implemented an ambitious work plan, aimed to build a common vision among its Members based on concrete and in-depth expertise exchange. Today, the achievements of this period of intense activity are presented to all stakeholders in this unique 5-Year Report. It gathers the executive summaries of all deliverables and technical outputs produced by the Ad Hoc Group on Institutional issues (INS AG), the Ad Hoc Group on Electricity (ELE AG), the Ad Hoc Group on Gas (GAS AG), the Ad Hoc Group on Environment, Renewable Energy Sources and Energy Efficiency (RES AG), and the Task Force on Consumer issues (CUS TF). The 5-Year Report has been coordinated by MEDREG Permanent Secretariat in close cooperation with the Presidency and the Chairs of the Ad Hoc Groups. The executive summaries are presented in the form of thematic fiches and briefly develop the main contents of each report, highlighting their conclusions and recommendations. This allows MEDREG to better explain and promote the very concrete results of our activities over the last 5 years. We sincerely believe that this publication, focusing on an extensive range of energy regulatory aspects, would be of real added value to all energy stakeholders and to the research community to further raise the attention and provide concrete proposals on the key problematics at the heart of regulatory harmonization and regional market integration in the Mediterranean basin