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Conference is hosted by:
The Republic of Azerbaijan
Ministry of Economy and Industry
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Energy Industry and Regulators’ Dialogue


The 13th Energy Investment and Regulation Conference was another successful high level event organised by ERRA between 27-28 October 2014 in Baku, Azerbaijan.

The Conference in numbers:

  • 240 participants
  • 33 countries
  • 5 sessions
  • 45 speakers
  • 31 presentations
  • over 400 Tweets
  • 21 live polls

For the first time in ERRA history:

  • Regulatory Research Award giving ceremony
  • Session on Water Regulation
  • Live Audience participation

During the 5 carefully designed plenary sessions delegates could hear thought-provoking ideas and hands-on information on:

  • Energy Industry in Azerbaijan.
  • Security of Energy Supply.
  • Challenges of Renewable Penetration.
  • Water Utility Regulation - as a new task for multi-sector utility regulators.
  • Empowering Customers in Energy Markets.

Main messages of the sessions included:

  • The speakers strongly emphasized the benefits of regional market integrations towards participating markets such as increase in level of reliability, in power quality, flexibility to cover peak demand, decrease in necessary reserve capacity and increase in renewable integration into national systems.
  • Why and how regulatory instability could limit the appetite of foreign investors and affect operation of ongoing projects.
  • Energy and water sectors are very much interdependent and we need coordinated approach to strike a sustainable balance.
  • Addressing the renewable penetration challenge is much easier if we combine our efforts in a regional fashion, highlighting the importance of cooperation in both technical and regulatory level.
  • How and why a “healthy market price signal” is the key to increasing competition and hence achieving consumer empowerment together with conservation and/or efficiency goals.

Select photos of the Conference:

Social media and audience participation:

The continuous Tweeting created a lively atmosphere. All Tweets are available here:

While we are happy to provide you with a summary of the best ones:

The audience was actively involved in all sessions by asking questions and voting on certain topics through an online live audience participation system. See the results of the votings and the questions, summaries made by the delegates:

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