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INFRASTRUCTURE
April 2018
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ENG
Gas Infrastructure Map of the Mediterranean Region
Based on data collected from 14 Mediterranean countries, the report provides a picture of the gas infrastructure in the Mediterranean including interconnection points, transmission pipelines crossing the country, transmission and storage capacities, usage of the capacities and future investment plans across MEDREG members.
This Gas Infrastructure Map report also shows potential infrastructure developments in the natural gas transmission systems under several future natural gas demand scenarios and includes infrastructure maps of Croatia, Cyprus, France, Jordan, Malta, Spain, Turkey.
Find out more about the report in this 1-minute video
July 2016
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ENG
Methodologies used by Regulators to Evaluate Investment Projects and Investment Plans
This report is a complement to the MEDREG project on “Regulation and Investments: Solutions for the Mediterranean Region” and is in line with the MEDREG Strategy 2020-2030 which states that investment conditions in the Mediterranean need to be improved, not only by developing innovative financing instruments but also ensuring the regulatory and economic conditions for investments. The purpose of this report is to analyse what tools can be used by regulatory authorities to evaluate investments carried out by transmission operators. The challenge consists in identifying infrastructure gaps in a way to justify new investments and to assess the added value of new projects proposed by TSOs by checking the relevance of costs and project management. 6 national case studies were examined, where the results revealed that all regulators are somehow involved in the network development process and in the evaluation of investment plans. At the same time the assessment of projects and plans shall be based on a solid expertise regarding the evaluation of methodologies and scenarios used by the TSOs.
December 2015
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Monitoring the compliance with the Guidelines of Good Practice on Third Party Access in the Mediterranean region
The report focus on different topics like, market opening, unbundling, Third Party Access (TPA) to the infrastructures, network code and TPA rules, tariffs, methodologies for capacity allocation and congestion management, balancing, anti-hording mechanisms, quality of service and dispute settlement. The monitoring report follows the same structure of the Guidelines of Good Practice (GGP) on TPA. For each GGP identified, it is referred the countries that comply with the GGP and the ones that do not. MEDREG members that replied to the questionnaire are in line with more than 80% of existence and implementation of GGP on TPA, where generally all consumers are eligible to choose their supplier, there is more than one supplier, the access to the infrastructures is generally regulated and the TPA rules are published and available to all users as well as the methodologies for capacity allocation and congestion management. The tariffs are entry-exit, both anti-hording mechanisms and mechanisms to promote market opening are in place and the regulators have competencies regarding unbundling, TPA, tariffs and quality of service.
July 2015
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ENG
Interconnection Infrastructures Report + Appendixes Final
The Association of Mediterranean Energy Regulators (MEDREG) published a report providing the vision of Energy Regulators on the current situation of Infrastructure investment in the Mediterranean region. This document maps current and projected interconnection infrastructures for electricity and gas and discusses the current financing challenges, in the absence of an harmonized regulatory framework at regional level. In a context of strong investment needs one of MEDREG’s key objectives is to advocate in favour of a sound regulatory framework in all 21 member countries. MEDREG works as a facilitator to ensure that all Mediterranean countries establish an independent national regulatory agency both for the electricity and gas sectors. Through this report, MEDREG aimed at encouraging an active debate among governments, international financial institutions (IFIs), Transmission System Operators (TSOs), multilateral organizations, and the academic world. The Association submitted its preliminary results to a public consultation process, which gathered 37 responses from stakeholders that contributed to improve and clarify the final version of the study. MEDREG is confident that this report can represent a meaningful step to tackle and address barriers to energy investments in the Mediterranean region. The main data in support of this report were kindly provided by MEDREG member regulators.
July 2015
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ENG
Interconnection Infrastructures Report + Appendixes Final
The Association of Mediterranean Energy Regulators (MEDREG) published a report providing the vision of Energy Regulators on the current situation of Infrastructure investment in the Mediterranean region. This document maps current and projected interconnection infrastructures for electricity and gas and discusses the current financing challenges, in the absence of an harmonized regulatory framework at regional level. In a context of strong investment needs one of MEDREG’s key objectives is to advocate in favour of a sound regulatory framework in all 21 member countries. MEDREG works as a facilitator to ensure that all Mediterranean countries establish an independent national regulatory agency both for the electricity and gas sectors. Through this report, MEDREG aimed at encouraging an active debate among governments, international financial institutions (IFIs), Transmission System Operators (TSOs), multilateral organizations, and the academic world. The Association submitted its preliminary results to a public consultation process, which gathered 37 responses from stakeholders that contributed to improve and clarify the final version of the study. MEDREG is confident that this report can represent a meaningful step to tackle and address barriers to energy investments in the Mediterranean region. The main data in support of this report were kindly provided by MEDREG member regulators.
June 2012
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Status Review on Gas Network Infrastructure and SoS
The review aims at providing an updated picture of gas network infrastructure and security of supply situations of the Mediterranean countries. By doing so, the review would enable MEDREG members to visualize the "Mediterranean gas market". Moreover, the review allows MEDREG countries to compare and analyze their security of supply situations. The review also questions the feasibility of creating a Mediterranean ring, discusses possible problems in setting path for a level playing field, and sets a basis for cooperation opportunities on supply security both for gas-importing and gas-exporting countries. Security of supply in the Mediterranean Region will best be maintained by mutual cooperation and harmonization of trading rules. Establishment of a common regulatory understanding and level-playing field among the trading partners would institute a common market and increase the elasticity in the face of gas supply disruption.
December 2011
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Status review on Third-Party Access in the Mediterranean region
This study is focused on the Third Party Access (TPA) status in the region and future needs in order to develop an integrated Mediterranean market. The main conclusion of this monitoring exercise is that regulated TPA to the infrastructures is linked to the degree of development of the gas market. The more developed a gas market is, in terms of penetration of gas consumption, openness and liberalization, the more likely is that the TPA to the infrastructures is regulated, the rules for access to the infrastructures are published and the regulator has competencies regarding the approval of these rules and of the access tariffs to the infrastructures.
July 2010
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ENG
Report on heading to an integrated Mediterranean electricity market.
Based upon the MEDREG Action plan 2010-2011-2012, the "Ad hoc group on Electricity (ELE Group)" has been assigned to examine and, in case, will propose common positions on the following subjects: present and future interconnections infrastructure needs (for the establishment of an integrated electricity market) from the technical, economic, and financial perspectives; | future of Smart Grids in MEDREG countries; | unbundling of sector activities; | operational issues concerning cross border exchange and congestion management practices; | market design; | transparency of market information and services; | non discriminatory TPA to infrastructure and services; | tariff methodologies; | price regulation.
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