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.
Electricity Working Group (ELE WG)


(France, CRE)
(Greece, RAE)
(Cyprus, CERA)

The ELE Working Group (ELE WG) is in charge of assessing the current status of electricity markets and regulatory frameworks in MEDREG countries and their possible developments. It aims to identify and propose basic requirements that will lead to the compatibility of electricity regulation in the MEDREG region, developing a competitive, strengthened and running regional electricity market in the region.

In recent years, the group has developed and adopted an innovative approach to define its activities and reports, which is based on a bottom-up approach that identifies the specific needs and priorities expressed by the Members, particularly the Southern ones, to propose ad hoc solutions to respond to them.

Initiatives for 2023
  • Report on "Smart Meters and Smart Grid Integrations Requirements": The report will assess the current situation of the deployment of smart meters and grids in the Mediterranean region. It will also analyse the necessary regulatory framework to facilitate the implementation of smart meters and grids in the region. Finally, the report will share the challenges encountered and recommendations from past experiences.
  • Workshop on 2022 MEMO+ Report: It will present the recent data of the Mediterranean region's electricity market and discuss one or two important and trending electricity market issues that can be determined during the same year.
  • Task Force on the Energy Price Surge: the ELE WG Task force will continue its monitoring of the energy price crisis and will update its reports accordingly. 
  • Technical Support to Members:
    • Workshop for CREG (Algeria), EgyptERA (Egypt) and EMRC (Jordan) on distributed renewable energy connection code, battery storage, and smart meters 
    • Study visit for EgyptERA, and EMRC to enhance their knowledge on updating the technical performance monitoring and evaluation system methodology for DSOs 
    • Study visit for ANRE (Morocco) to tackle the tariffication of transmission and distribution networks




3-4 October 2023
Study visit for the Moroccan Regulator ANRE to the Turkish Regulator EMRA on Tariffication of Transmission and Distribution Networks

Morocco's energy strategy aims to meet rising electricity demand, protect the environment, and reduce energy imports. The strategy focuses on harnessing Morocco's abundant wind and solar energy resources, with a goal to achieve over 52% renewable energy capacity by 2030.

22-25 August 2023
Exchanging with International Peers at the World Forum on Energy Regulation

The World Forum on Energy Regulation (WFER) took place in Lima from 22 to 25 August, under the lead of the Supervisory Agency for Investment in Energy and Mining of Peru

  • Monitoring of the electricity market: information exchange on performance indicators and efficient regulatory framework to assess necessary infrastructure investment.
  • Development of a market design model to support the unbundling of the electricity sector, transparency of market information and services, non-discriminatory TPA to infrastructure and services, tariff methodologies, price regulation and the possibility for the establishment of smart grids in MEDREG countries.
  • Regular exchange of data on transmission capacity.
  • Support MEDREG countries in:
    - reach a properly functioning market, which will allow the efficient use of interconnections by allocating transmission capacity in the most efficient way and at market prices.
    - develop an efficient cross-border trade, which should be implemented on all interconnections. This will stimulate the competition between different national markets and will increase regional integration as well as the security of supply. At the same time, this will harmonize the transmission capacity, the auction mechanisms and common grid codes from a mid-term perspective.
Main Activities
  • Jointly, with Med-TSO, elaborate proposals for grids codes covering data sharing among electricity transmission system operators and cross-border electricity exchanges with a view to have them approved and implemented on a voluntary basis by the Mediterranean electricity transmission system operators
  • Define present and future interconnection needs for the establishment of an integrated electricity market from technical, economic and financial perspectives
  • Study operational issues concerning cross-border exchange and congestion management practices; monitor electricity exchange activities among member countries and propose general rules/guidelines for electricity exchange in the Mediterranean
  • Establish a road map to implement the cross border trade guidelines
  • Establish a Mediterranean Electricity Market Observatory (MEMO) for monitoring evolutions in the national and regional markets as well as for sub-regional market development
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