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CROSS-SECTOR ISSUE
January 2019
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ENG
Regulatory options for the stimulation of infrastructure investments - Fact finding and review of challenges in investment in infrastructure -
The report assesses the level of development of power systems and identifies priorities and challenges for the stimulation of relevant investments in the Mediterranean region.
MEDREG posits that to stimulate investment and ensure the coherence of choices, it is necessary to clearly assess the priorities at national and regional levels. In this respect, efforts have to be put on long term planning, which includes the assessment of needs and possible options to fulfil them, articulating the development of energy supplies, power generation, transmission and distribution networks as well as interconnections. The report draws the following priority recommendations:
  • Clarify the institutional architecture at national level;
  • Improve investment planning capacity;
  • Ensure a proper level of transparency and know-how; and
  • Build upon regulators’ competences.
  • December 2018
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    ENG
    Support to the evaluation of a net metering system in Palestine
    This document, elaborated under the guidance of the MEDREG Renewable Working Group (RES WG), has the scope to support the Palestinian regulator PERC in evaluating the possibility to establish a net metering system in the country, based on the legal documents already issued on this topic. First, the report describes the role of net metering in the electricity grids through the presentation of several international experiences. Then, the legal and technical situation of Palestine in relation to net metering application is analysed in detail, providing highlights on the technical and economic impact that net metering could have on the Palestinian grid. Finally, recommendations on the regulatory, economic procedural, technical and capacity development steps to be taken in order to implement net metering in Palestine are provided.
    December 2018
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    ARABIC
    Support to the evaluation of a net metering system in Palestine
    This document, elaborated under the guidance of the MEDREG Renewable Working Group (RES WG), has the scope to support the Palestinian regulator PERC in evaluating the possibility to establish a net metering system in the country, based on the legal documents already issued on this topic. First, the report describes the role of net metering in the electricity grids through the presentation of several international experiences. Then, the legal and technical situation of Palestine in relation to net metering application is analysed in detail, providing highlights on the technical and economic impact that net metering could have on the Palestinian grid. Finally, recommendations on the regulatory, economic procedural, technical and capacity development steps to be taken in order to implement net metering in Palestine are provided.
    December 2018
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    ENG
    Peer Review to the Energy and Minerals Regulatory Commission (EMRC) on electricity licensing procedures
    This document seeks to support the Jordanian regulator on the topic of electricity licensing procedures. The peer review report analyses the Energy and Minerals Regulatory Commission according to the six Good Regulatory Principles of MEDREG (independence, competences, enforcement, internal organization, transparency and accountability) and issues recommendations to be implemented by the Jordanian regulator on a voluntary basis to better carry out the implementation of electricity licensing procedures in Jordan.
    December 2018
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    ARABIC
    Peer Review to the Energy and Minerals Regulatory Commission (EMRC) on electricity licensing procedures
    This document seeks to support the Jordanian regulator on the topic of electricity licensing procedures. The peer review report analyses the Energy and Minerals Regulatory Commission according to the six Good Regulatory Principles of MEDREG (independence, competences, enforcement, internal organization, transparency and accountability) and issues recommendations to be implemented by the Jordanian regulator on a voluntary basis to better carry out the implementation of electricity licensing procedures in Jordan.
    13 June 2018
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    ENG
    Booklet on the Mediterranean Energy Regulatory Outlook 2017
    Based on the Mediterranean Energy Regulatory Outlook 2017, which is a major report published by MEDREG in January 2018 informing about the status of energy regulation in the Mediterranean Basin, this booklet provides a summary of its main findings in a reader-friendly format
    It highlights the trends drawn from the data collected, and contains fact sheets about MEDREG members’ regulatory status, features and powers. A short conclusion for each of the regulatory authority is also proposed as a take away point.
    This pedagogical publication aims at enabling MEDREG’s members, external partners and energy stakeholders to find out at a glance about the state of play of energy regulation in the Mediterranean countries.
    Skim through
    See the summary in Arabic
    31 January
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    ENG
    MEDREG Regulatory Outlook
    Based on data collected from 20 Mediterranean energy regulatory authorities and ministries, the Energy Regulatory Outlook presents the status of energy regulation in the Mediterranean Basin and aims to provide a complete overview about how the national energy sectors are ruled, ranging from independent entities to governmental bodies. Each regulator is analyzed according to a number of dimensions (such as independence, organization, transparency and accountability). 

    The report shows that most Mediterranean regulators are independent and empowered entities working to support the opening of the energy markets and mandated to define tariffs, issue binding decisions and sanction sector participants. However, the report indicates that in some countries the role and competences of the regulator could benefit from clarification and improvement in terms of tariff definition, dispute settlement between industry and customers and the protection of vulnerable consumers.
    June 2015
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    ENG
    INS WG - Peer Review Process Methodology
    The Institutional Working Group (INS WG) finalized the first Peer Review Process (PRP) methodology for the MEDREG member countries. The aim of the peer review is to provide a set of recommendations for the implementation of the Good Regulatory Principles defined by MEDREG. On the basis of this report, national Regulators will be peer reviewed by other MEDREG Regulators who will assess their compliance to the shared principles, suggest appropriate measures to be taken, as well as general recommendations on the implementation of the Good Regulatory Principles. The PRP methodology described in the report could allow the achievement of two Peer Reviews each year with a continuous and adaptive tuning.
    November 2014
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    ENG
    Guidelines for MEDREG’s Dialogue with External Partners
    The 16th GA endorsed a first set of general principles for the external dialogue including different forms of cooperation and stressing the need to preserve MEDREG’s independence. The INS WG has therefore developed guidelines for MEDREG’s cooperation with external partners laying down some basic principles for a more structured and even more efficient external dialogue. This Guidelines define the different dimensions of external relations, the objectives and forms of cooperation to be implemented, safeguarding the principles of independence, confidentiality and internal coordination.
    November 2014
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    ENG
    Promotion of the dialogue with external Partners
    The Institutional Working Group (INS WG) made the first note on the state of play regarding MEDREG’s external relations. The aim of this note is to have a clear picture of what has happened over the past 2 years and provide an overview on what remains to be done. This note provides with a clear picture of MEDREG’s current external relations with: the European Commission, other regulatory associations, regional industrial associations, research institutions and financial institutions. MEDREG is also focusing on the development of its relations with Mediterranean countries which are not yet members of the Association or undergo temporary difficulties for different reasons.
    November 2014
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    ENG
    Good Regulatory principles in the Mediterranean Countries
    The Institutional Working Group (INS WG) has updated the Benchmarking Report on the competences of national energy regulators. The INS WG identified the principles of good regulation, assessing the existing structure and governance of the MEDREG Member regulators, and the future developments to be expected. The aim of this work is to contribute to the development of a more independent and solid governance model by assessing the current situation of each regulator and helping identify scope for improvement. The definitions consider the main requirements to be applied in order to ensure an independent, empowered and well-functioning regulator, carrying out its mission in a transparent and accountable manner. The glossary focused on the following governance principles: Independence, Competences, Effective internal organisation, Enforcement, Transparency and Accountability.
    July 2014
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    FRA
    Cycle de seminaires MEDREG-IMME
    A l’issue du cycle de séminaires organisés par MEDREG dans le cadre de la mise en œuvre du Plan d’Actions IMME 2010-2015, les recommandations préconisées par les régulateurs portent sur cinq thèmes considérés comme prioritaires, dont la mise en œuvre est prévue sur la période 2015-2020.

    1. Organiser et garantir les competences des regulateurs
    2. Adopter de regles harmonisees pour les interconnexions transfrontalieres
    3. Eliminer progressivement les subventions a l’energie et assurer la protection des consommateurs
    4. Structurer un marche de l’electricite integre et durable
    5. Sisposer d’outils fiables pour dessiner des scenarios de developpement
    November 2013
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    ENG
    Comparison between the 2008 Recommendation Report and the Updated Regulatory Benchmarking Report 2012
    This is the first update of the regulatory benchmarking report carried out in 2007/2008. The aim of this document is to complete the 2012 benchmarking report on regulatory competences by comparing the observed changes with the set of recommendations that have been identified in 2008, to evaluate to which extent regulatory authorities have followed and shared these recommendations. The report notices that there was an enlargement in the fields of intervention of regulators. Best practices increased, particularly concerning the appointment and management of human resources directly performed by regulators.
    November 2013
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    ENG
    Benchmarking report
    MEDREG Working Group on Institutional Issues performed an update of its 2008 regulatory benchmarking. The report evaluates changes that occurred since the last report and evaluates to which extent recommendations have been followed by MEDREG members.
    November 2012
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    ENG
    Evaluation of Responses - Questionnaire on Dispute Settlement
    At the 10th (INS AG) meeting in 2011, it was decided to analyse existing or planned mechanisms to settle disputes regarding access to and use of electricity and gas networks. A questionnaire was sent to INS members with the aim to deliver a state of play on the functioning and role of the national dispute settlement mechanisms. Based on the result of this survey, recommendations can be elaborated in order to improve access to and use of electricity and gas networks
    November 2008
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    ENG
    Compétences des Régulateurs
    L’analyse des réponses aux 187 points du questionnaire permet d’ores et déjà d’identifier des caractéristiques communes à un nombre important de régulateurs méditerranéens. Ces principes communs couvrent un large éventail de questions directement liées au rôle et à la définition même des régulateurs (voir le tableau page suivante). Toutefois, des points de divergence dmeruent sur les plans organisationnel et fonctionnel. Les principales différences sont relevées au niveau de l’autonomie des régulateurs, tout particulièrement le partage des missions et compétences avec les organes gouvernementaux.
    November 2008
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    ENG
    Competencies of Regulators
    Analyzing the answers to the 187 items of the Regulatory Benchmarking Questionnaire, some essential principles can be identified as already shared characteristics for a significant number of Mediterranean regulators. These common principles cover a broad range of issues directly related to the very definition and role of regulators (see table below). However, diverging issues remain as regards organizational and functional criteria. The main points are related to differences in the level of autonomy devoted to regulators, especially regarding the sharing of the missions and competencies with governmental bodies.
    Association of the Mediterranean Energy Regulators

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