MEDREG-REGULATORS
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.
Activities
The Institutional Working Group (INS WG)
Chairmanship

Chair
(Jordan, EMRC)
Vice-Chair
(France, CRE)
Vice-Chair
(REWS-Malta)
Mission

The INS Working group aims to enhance coordination and cooperation among MEDREG members through the sharing of energy regulators’ competences and knowledge.

To do so, it periodically organises tailor-made activities such as training, workshop and study visits, which are often designed in collaboration with other groups. It also provides peer reviews to members who are willing to comply more closely with the Good Regulatory Principle defined by MEDREG.
Moreover, it is also responsible for holding the dialogue on energy regulation with the European Commission, international institutions and regional organisations.



Initiatives for 2024
  • The INS WG will be developing their flagship Regulatory Outlook report, exploring the evolution of the regulatory framework applied to the energy sectors of the Mediterranean countries.
  • The WG will be holding a workshop on "National Regulatory Authorities’ Role in Opening the Market to Competition" showing case studies from the region, in an attempt to exchange knowledge and experiences for the benefit of the region.
  • Technical support activities in the form of a report on Account Unbundling for the Mediterranean Partner Countries, and a workshop on "Conflict of Interest Guidelines" for the Egyptian member, EgyptERA.
  • A training on "The Role of the Regulator in Investment Approval and the Importance of Monitoring."

 

Last publication
Next event
October 2024 – Date TBC
Brussels
Belgium
MEDREG High-Level Event

Despite the crises that the energy sector underwent in the last two years, putting energy supply at risk and leading energy prices to skyrocket levels, MEDREG demonstrated its capacity of adaptation and responsiveness to help its members maintain the stability and the functioning of the energy markets.

Latest news
12 June 2024
Selinunte
Italy
The Mediterranean Energy Regulators Cooperate to Grasp the Energy Complementarities of the Northern and Southern Shores

Hosted in the Sicilian archaeological site of Selinunte by the Italian Regulatory Authority for the Energy and Environment (ARERA), the Presidents of energy regulatory authorities, member of MEDREG, gathered for the fourth time with industry leaders and policymakers from across the Mediterranean region to steer reflections and identify winning strategies that incentivise investments in cross border interconnections and energy infrastructures.

Objectives
  • Guiding MEDREG members in the implementation of a common set of principles – the “Good Regulatory Principles” that should characterize the missions, powers, competences and organization of independent energy regulatory authorities in the Mediterranean region 
  • Assisting member countries in the creation of independent energy regulator for electricity and gas in charge of market monitoring, network regulation, tariff setting and regulation of natural monopolies 
  • Assisting member countries in the implementation of national regulatory reforms through a dedicated and tailor-made support and understanding the impact of national decisions in the energy sector at the regional level 
  • Supporting other WGs along the process of improvement of the national legal and regulatory frameworks of Mediterranean countries, taking national specificities into account in order to facilitate the deepening of regional cooperation and energy exchanges
Main Activities
  • Conduct periodical assessments of the current status of regulatory frameworks and institutions, their competencies, resources and expertise
  • Carry out thematic studies on specific topics and, wherever relevant, prepare position papers based on the request of the president
  • Support regulators in the training and exchange of experiences as well as other tools of capacity building
  • Carry out one peer review per year on the regulatory activities of its members
  •  Support the institutional development and consolidation of MEDREG
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