Our work is to reinforce the electricity and gas markets, infrastructure and trade. We advocate for strong regulators that can protect consumers and contribute to the energy transition in the Mediterranean.
Consumer Working Group (CUS WG)



(Algeria, CREG)
(Bosnia and Herzegovina, SERC)
(Albania, ERE)

The Consumer WG works to enhance the protection of household consumers in the MEDREG countries. That includes the preparation of surveys and recommendations on energy billing, the developments of standards on consumer protection and information and the study of how the role of consumers in the energy market is evolving. The CUS WG also identifies and promotes best practices in consumer protection, including vulnerable customers and quality of service of electricity and gas, from the point of view of final consumers.

Recently, the CUS WG has been seeking synergies among other organizations to reinforce its capability to support the strengthening of consumer protection in the Mediterranean region and beyond: it is indeed widely acknowledged that safeguarding consumer rights lies at the heart of the tasks entrusted to regulators, as informed and active consumers are an essential condition in efficient and sustainable energy markets.

Initiatives for 2023
  • Guidelines of Good Practices on Consumer Protection Rules and Communication Strategies: The CUS WG will assess the information provided on energy bills, methods of communication with consumers, as well as measures taken to protect the consumer.
  • Workshop on "Update on technical and non-technical losses report”: It will address power losses, with a specific focus on the measures taken to reduce non-technical losses in the Mediterranean region.




Next event
15 June 2023
35th General Assembly meeting, Rhodes (Greece)

The MEDREG’s General Assembly (GA) members will convene to take stock of the progress made in the realisation of the 2023 deliverables and to plan the next steps of the Action Plan.

8 March 2023
23rd Consumer Working Group (CUS WG)

MEDREG's CUS WG chairs and members met to discuss the activities and deliverables scheduled for 2023, including a report on “Guidelines of Good Practices on Consumer Protection Rules and Communication Strategies," where the chairs and members discussed the chapters to be tackled.

  • Development and diffusion of best practices in the management of final consumers.
  • Support the establishment of an integrated consumer protection framework in the Mediterranean energy sector.
  • Enhance stakeholders’ engagement in the regulation process, such as consumer associations.
  • Update MEDREG recommendations on the minimal requirements to ensure consumer protection in the Mediterranean region.
  • Compare existing procedures and regulation on energy billing to final consumers in the Mediterranean energy market.
  • Compare existing experience in consumer education and information to final consumers in the Mediterranean energy market.
  • Analysis of existing policy instruments targeted to vulnerable consumers, including a survey of “vulnerability” definitions at national level; analysis of the potential role for energy regulators in this field.
  • Analysis of consumers’ engagements tools in the regulatory process, including a survey of existing consumer associations.
  • This website was created and maintained with the financial support of the European Union. Its contents are the sole responsibility of MEDREG and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Union.