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What’s New with Energy Cooperation around the Mediterranean?

19

September

2019

MEDREG’s support to energy regulatory reforms in the Southern Mediterranean: What have we achieved?

On Thursday 19 September 2019, 10:00 – 16:00, at the Hotel NH Brussels EU Berlaymont, MEDREG aims to share some of the successes achieved in the last two years, through the voice and testimonies of MEDREG’s regulatory members from Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Morocco and Palestine. Presentations on the concrete achievements and improved regulatory capacity that resulted from MEDREG’s support activities will be complemented by specific case studies.

During a one-day conference, MEDREG and its members from Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Morocco and Palestine will illustrate some of the actions taken to promote the development of energy systems around the Mediterranean. There have been many attempts to create regional energy governance, which have led to little fruition due to different dynamics. Join us in Brussels to learn more about what MEDREG proposes and offers as a viable and effective initiative.

This event will tell the stories of:

  • How Algeria successfully launched a tender to determine renewable energy prices through auctions for the production of 150 MW of photovoltaic.
  • The reinforcement of the Egyptian energy regulator’s powers on consumer protection and tariff setting
  • The opening in Israel of wholesale electricity markets, moving from monopolies to competitive markets
  • The progress achieved by the Israeli gas regulator in connecting its household consumers to gas;
  • Jordan’s strengthened capacity to correctly give, monitor and withdraw licences
  • The establishment of Morocco’s new independent energy regulatory authority and how it is becoming operational
  • Palestine’s projects to establish a net metering system in the country.

Where:

Karel de Grotelaan 11/19
1000 Brussel

The speakers participating are:

Ms. Gülefsan Demirbas

MEDREG President

Mr. Hasan Ozkoc

MEDREG Secretariat Deputy Secretary General

Mrs. Henrike Trautmann

Head of Regional Programmes Neighbourhood South DG NEAR - European Commission

Mr. Mohammad Maayah

Communication and International Cooperation Director, in Energy & Minerals Regulatory Commission (EMRC)

Mrs. Anne-Charlotte Bournoville

Head of International Relations and Enlargement DG ENER - European Commission

Ms. Karima Mededjel

Director of Communication and External Relations Algerian Regulatory Commission of Electricity and Gas (CREG): Determining renewable energy prices through auctioning system

Ms. Sahimaa Abdel Azim

Senior Economist Egyptian Electric Utility and Consumer Protection Regulatory Agency (EgyptERA): How the Egyptian energy regulator reinforced its powers on consumer protection and tariff setting

Ms. Sireen Anton Qourah

Director of Media and Public Relations Palestinian Electricity Regulatory Council (PERC): Project of establishing a net metering system in the country

Mr. Abdellatif Bardach

President National Electricity Regulatory Authority (ANRE): Morocco’s new Electricity Regulatory Authority, the establishment of an independent and operational energy regulatory authority

Ms. Budour Alhyari

Legal Advisor Energy & Minerals Regulatory Commission (EMRC). Eng. Mohammad Maayah Communication and International Cooperation Director EMRC: Strengthening EMRC’s capacity to correctly give, monitor and withdraw licences

Ms. Nurit Felter-Eitan

Authority Secretary and Spokeswoman Public Utilities Authority – Electricity (PUA): Opening of wholesale electricity markets, moving from monopolies to competitive markets

Mr. Constantine Blyuz

Chief Economist Israel Natural Gas Authority (NGA): Connecting household consumers to gas

This event is open to journalists. For media participation and all interview opportunities, please contact:Francesco Valezano (e: francesco@revolve.media | t: 0034 644 34 8685 or 0039 3202113684.