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
Environment, Renewable Energy Sources and Energy Efficiency Working Group (RES WG)

 

Chairmanship

Chair
(Portugal, ERSE)
Vice-Chair
(Lebanon, LCEC)
Vice-Chair
(Egypt, EgyptERA)
Mission

The RES WG focuses on the legislative and regulatory mechanisms used to promote renewable electricity generation, energy efficiency and RES deployment in the Mediterranean area, with attention to off-grid solutions and independent power producers (IPPs).


In the last few years, the RES WG has focused its activities on analysing the state of play of deployment of innovative technologies such as smart meters and smart grids in the Mediterranean region, deepening their impact in reducing electricity prices as well as evaluating potential regulatory measures to overcome limitations to their deployment.



Planned activities for 2024
  • The RES WG is drafting a report on “regulatory framework for the development of energy storage and distributed flexibility resources” exploring items such as demand side management, and batteries for households & industry).
  • A workshop on "Energy Efficiency and Energy Labelling" will showcase the results obtained from the drafting of the report on the same topic during the year 2023.
  • Three support activities; one for the Algerian member, CREG, one for the Lebanese member LCEC, and one for all Mediterranean Partner Countries.

 

 

 

 

LAST PUBLICATION
Next event
October 2024 – Date TBC
Brussels
Belgium
MEDREG High-Level Event on “Shaping a Secure and Sustainable Energy Market in the Mediterranean”

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.

LAST EVENT
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
  • Implementation of harmonised regulatory options to promote RES in a cost-effective way.
  • Implementation of advanced distributed generation, grid parity and net metering frameworks in Mediterranean electricity systems. 
  • Evaluation of the costs associated with the fulfilment of national RES targets
  • Promotion of the exchange of information, knowledge and experiences.
  • Assessment of the social impact associated with RES promotion and development in each member country.
  • Study the best options to promote RES in isolated systems when required.
Main Activities
  • Benchmark RES electricity (update 2018 data).
  • Analyse improvement of energy efficiency by smart grids, smart metering and energy service companies and the cost that such an improvement in network.
  • Analyse main regulatory mechanisms such as: environment protection; promotion of Renewable Energy Sources (RES) and Combined Heat and Power (CHP); energy efficiency promotion including integration to the grids and smart metering issues and their impact of costs.
  • Promote the exchange of information, knowledge and experiences and evaluate the results of the different mechanisms in the national contexts, analysing success factors and critical issues.
  • Analyse the possible effects of the introduction at a national level of successful RES mechanisms adopted in other countries
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