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05
FEB
2024
ANRE has set the access and usage tariffs for the national electricity transmission network for the period 2024-2026, resulting in an average reduction of 38% compared to the year 2023
Rabat 5th February 2024 – ANRE’s Board has unanimously decided to set access and usage tariffs for the national electricity transmission network for the regulatory period from 1st March 2024 to 28th February 2027. This decision is based on the approved tariff methodology of the 21st December 2022, as well as the analytical accounting data provided by the National Office of Electricity and Drinking Water (ONEE).
31
JAN
2024
ANRE approves and publishes the National Power System Hosting Capacity for 2024-2028

Rabat, 31st January 2024
The Board of the National Electricity Regulatory Authority (ANRE) unanimously approved the national electricity system's capacity to receive electricity from renewable sources for the next five years: 2024 - 2028.

05
DEC
2023
English
MEDREG Reinforces the Security of Supply and Consumer Protection in the Mediterranean
Today, the Energy Regulators of the Mediterranean region gathered at the highest level for their biannual General Assembly meeting in the Maltese capital, La Valletta. The MEDREG Members approved a series of important studies which distil good regulatory practices in the areas of natural gas, electricity, renewables, and consumers, contributing to shape common and stronger regulations in the region and provide the conditions for increased cross border energy trade, necessary to deliver the decarbonisation of the energy market and strengthen the security of supply.
15
JUN
2023
English
Mediterranean Energy Regulators Gather to Accelerate the Energy Transition

On 14 June, the Presidents of twelve energy regulatory authorities from Mediterranean countries convened in Rhodes (Greece) to address bottlenecks, challenges, successful projects, and best practice towards the energy transition in the Mediterranean region. The gathering, attended by HE. Dr. Walid Fayad, Minister of Energy and Water of Lebanon, aimed to foster collaboration and exchange practical solutions to expedite the decarbonisation of the energy sector in the region.

16
MAY
2023
English
MEDREG Cooperates with Lebanon’s Energy and Water Ministry on the Creation of a Lebanese Electricity Regulator

Lebanon has long envisioned the creation of an Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) to regulate the sector and to restructure the electricity market.

 

As the Ministry of Energy and Water has prepared an organisational structure of the board members and is currently in the process of recruiting them, HE Minister Dr. Walid Fayad invited MEDREG President Mr. Abdellatif Bardach, also President of the Moroccan Electricity Regulatory Authority (ANRE) to share views and advice on that process, taking into account all MEDREG members’ experience.

16
DEC
2022
English
Regulators from across Europe and the Mediterranean region kick-start initiative on sustainable empowerment, security of energy supply and interoperability of the systems

16 December 2022 (Vienna)
A well-attended trilateral workshop on sustainable empowerment, security of energy supply and interoperability of the systems in Vienna attracted participants from three regulatory organisations. The event kicked off a larger initiative within the framework of a long-term cooperation between the Council of European Energy Regulators (CEER), the Energy Community Regulatory Board (ECRB) and the Association of Mediterranean Energy Regulators (MEDREG).

01
DEC
2022
English
Newly elected MEDREG President calls for Extended Consultation, Cooperation and Mutual Support for Clean, Safe, Reliable and Affordable Energy

Gathered in Cairo for their 34th General Assembly, MEDREG members appointed Mr. Abdellatif Bardach, Chairman of the Moroccan Electricity Regulatory Authority ANRE, as the new President of MEDREG.

Mr. Branislav Prelevic, Chairman of the Montenegrin member REGAGEN, and Mr. Konstantinos Tsimaras, Board Commissioner of the Greek member RAE, were also nominated Vice Presidents, joining Mr. Stefano Besseghini, who is Permanent Vice President of MEDREG and President of the Italian member ARERA.

23
JUN
2022
ENG
Mediterranean Energy Regulators Tighten Cooperation on Energy Transition and Security of Supply

Marrakech, Thursday 23 June 2022
As our region and its citizens are being severely affected by soaring energy prices and security of supply disruptions, the Energy Regulators of the Mediterranean are meeting at the highest level, today in Marrakech, to rightly and timely define a response to these challenges and the steps to be taken in a collaborative and common way.

15
JUN
2022
ENG
European and Mediterranean regulators join efforts to accelerate the energy transition
The energy sector is currently facing a major transformation which implies multiple challenges, such as price surge and security of supply concerns and increasing energy poverty as well as many opportunities like digitalisation in light of the Clean Energy Package, as well as the transformation of heating and energy generation to meet decarbonisation goals. These themes were addressed at the workshop jointly organised by the Council of European Energy Regulators (CEER), the Energy Community Regulatory Board (ECRB) and the Association of Mediterranean Energy Regulators (MEDREG) on 15 June 2022 in Vienna.
04
NOV
2021
ENG
Energy Regulators of the Mediterranean Debate about Hydrogen to Foster Sustainable Gas Markets
On 3 November, Presidents of national energy Regulatory Authorities from around the Mediterranean region gathered virtually to discuss about the growing importance of hydrogen in the transition to sustainable gas markets, and about their role as regulators in promoting sustainable energy sources towards the energy transition.

Green hydrogen is benefiting from unprecedented political and business momentum, with related policies and projects expanding rapidly around the world. With today’s workshop enriched by the industry’s contribution, MEDREG regulators' Presidents saught to understand the technological and economic challenges that this clean energy source implies on the gas market, and start thinking of support mechanisms and initiatives able to overcome these challenges, therefore facilitating the green transition at the national and the regional levels.
09
JUL
2021
The Moroccan Energy Regulator accelerates on energy reforms in consultation with the national electricity utility ONEE
The National Electricity Regulatory Authority (ANRE) hosted a meeting on July 6, 2021, at its headquarters in Rabat to formally launch the various projects dictated by Law 48.15, with a delegation from the National Office of Electricity and Drinking Water (ONEE) led by its General Director, Mr. Abderrahim EL HAFIDI.
26
MAY
2021
ENG
European and Mediterranean regulators continue to encourage greater consumer engagement in markets
The Council of European Energy Regulators (CEER), the Energy Community Regulatory Board (ECRB) and the Association of Mediterranean Energy Regulators (MEDREG) held their 3rd Trilateral Workshop on regulatory means to foster active customer engagement, on 26 and 27 May in online format.
15
APR
2021
Joint MEDREG - ECRB workshop: Challenges and opportunities in deploying renewables into electricity networks and balancing systems
On 15 April 2021, the Energy Community Regulatory Board (ECRB) and the Association of Mediterranean Energy Regulators (MEDREG) held a joint virtual workshop in order to exchange expertise and implementation practices in MEDREG and ECRB member countries on the challenges and opportunities in deploying renewable energy sources into electricity networks. Joint workshops are part of the well-established cooperation between ECRB and MEDREG since 2014, aiming at harmonising regulatory rules across the Mediterranean, East European and Black Sea regions. Joined by transmission system operators from the ECRB and MEDREG regions, the regulators exchanged best practices in dealing with the challenges that electricity generation from decentralised renewable sources bring to the system and its operation.
25
NOV
2020
The Albanian Energy Regulator (ERE) will lead the MEDREG Presidency Board with President Petrit Ahmeti in 2021-2022
Gathered online today for their 30th General Assembly meeting, MEDREG Members have elected their new President for the next two years: Mr. Petrit Ahmeti, Chairman of the Board of the Albanian Energy Regulator (ERE). Mr. Ahmeti served as MEDREG Vice President in his former mandate. He has also been a long-time member of MEDREG Working Groups, being fully engaged in the Association’s priorities and challenges. Three Vice-Presidents will support the new President: Eng. Abdellatif Bardach, President of the Moroccan Electricity Regulator (ANRE) and Eng. Karem Mahmoud, CEO of the Egyptian Gas Regulatory Authority (GASREG), joined the Permanent Vice-President Mr. Stefano Besseghini, President of the Italian Regulatory Authority for Energy, Networks and Environment (ARERA). Along with the election of the Presidency Board, the 30th General Assembly was also the occasion to elect the new Working Groups’ Chairmanship.
27
OCT
2020
ANRE Council holds its first meeting
The Council of the Moroccan Electricity Regulator ANRE held its 1st meeting under the chairmanship of Mr. Abdellatif Bardach on 21 October 2020. During the meeting, the Board examined and approved decisions and documents including the strategic roadmap 2021-2025 of the Authority. The institution of ANRE is part of a process of reorganization, modernization and progressive liberalization of the electricity sector, supported by the Kingdom of Morocco. In this context, ANRE comes to assist this process to support the economic and social development of the Kingdom as well, as to meet its growing electricity needs in a sustainable way
13
AUG
2020
ANRE nominates its Members of the Council
The Moroccan Electricity Regulator ANRE welcomes the appointment of its ten Members of the Council, who will join the President of the Regulator, M. Abdellatif Bardach, in his duties. Following this important step, the ANRE Council will hold its first meeting in September 2020 to officially start its activities. ANRE is tasked with guiding the transformations of the Moroccan electricity sector by increasing its attractiveness towards investors and industrial actors; ensuring competition and transparency in the market; and facilitating Morocco's integration in the Mediterranean regional electricity market. To do so, ANRE has the power to determine the tariffs for the usage of the transmission and distribution networks and it is responsible for the approval of network codes and of the TSO's multiannual investment programs.
10
DEC
2019
ENG
Energy Regulators Exchange at the Highest Level to Respond to the Challenges of Growing Role of Gas and Renewable Energy in the Mediterranean
Today, the Presidents and Commissioners of Mediterranean Energy Regulatory Authorities are gathering in Rome to exchange approaches and good practices with regards to renewable energy development and the growing role of gas, which imply important challenges and require the adaption of the energy regulation from both a policy and regulatory perspective.
28
NOV
2019
Jordan is set to reinforce its licensing procedures and regulate electricity storage
Today in Amman, international energy experts are presenting a concrete roadmap and technical solutions to Jordanian energy stakeholders to improve the country’s electricity licensing procedures on a one hand and to accelerate investment in the Jordanian storage system on the other hand. Organised over two days at the initiative of MEDREG* and in cooperation with the Jordanian Energy and Minerals Regulatory Commission (EMRC**), the workshop is meant to support and facilitate Jordan’s major electricity market development.
06
NOV
2019
ENG
Mediterranean Regulators Lead Discussions on the Future of Gas and Renewable Energy Developments
On 6 November in Brussels, MEDREG held its energy Forum entitled “At the Forefront of Pro-active and Resilient Energy Regulation”, which saw the participation of nearly 80 key energy experts who exchanged on gas and renewable energy developments in the Mediterranean region through a pro-active dialogue.
30
AUG
2019
Mediterranean energy markets, what have we achieved?
A one-day conference on 19 September in Brussels to address ongoing and forthcoming energy reforms in southern Mediterranean countries. The event will bring together Energy Regulators from Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Morocco Palestine, and various European countries in Brussels. As members of MEDREG, they will share recent experiences of collaboration and explore solutions for a more harmonised regional energy market in the Southern Mediterranean.
26
JUN
2019
European and Mediterranean regulators team up on empowering consumers to benefit from the energy transition
On 26 June, Energy Regulators from the EU, the Balkans and Black Sea region joined MEDREG in a workshop in Brussels that aimed to strengthen regulatory dialogue across Europe and the broader Mediterranean region to support consumers in becoming active energy market participants.
19
JUN
2019
ENG
MEDREG teams-up with Balkan regulators to facilitate sustainable energy schemes
MEDREG held its 27th General Assembly on 18-19 June in Tirana, which was marked by a redoubling of the organisation’s efforts to promote and facilitate the deployment of sustainable support schemes for Renewable Energy Sources (RES).
11
DEC
2018
Energy regulators across Europe and the Eastern and Mediterranean region sign cooperation arrangement
A signing ceremony held in Vienna on 11 December brought together the Presidents of three regional associations of energy regulatory authorities. Presidents Garrett Blaney of CEER, Giorgi Pangani of the ECRB and Gülefsan Demirbas of MEDREG signed a Cooperation Arrangement that will strengthen regulatory cooperation between energy regulators across Europe through to the Mediterranean, South East Europe and Black Sea regions.
30
NOV
2018
The Turkish Energy Regulator takes on the MEDREG Presidency with the election of Gülefsan Demirbas
Gathered on 29 November in Istanbul for the organisation’s 26th General Assembly, MEDREG Members elected their new President Mrs. Gülefsan Demirbas, Head of the Strategy Development Department at the Turkish Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA). She will be supported by three Vice-Presidents, Mr. Petrit Ahmeti (ERE, Albania) Mrs. Christine Chauvet (CRE, France) and Mr. Stefano Besseghini (ARERA, Italy). The new Board expressed its willingness to give a new impulse to MEDREG’s strategy and voiced their common ambition to support regulators, finding concrete and mutual solutions to the problems they face.
12
OCT
2018
Algeria is getting prepared for its renewable energy auctions scheme
The progressive decline in the cost of renewable energy technologies and the integration of variable renewable energy into to the grids have led to the adoption of renewable incentive public policies. Among these policies, auction schemes have become increasingly popular with a growing number of countries adopting it over the past decade, including in the Mediterranean region.
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