What is ERRA
The Energy Regulators Regional Association (ERRA) is an inter-institutional non-profit organisation unified by the shared goal of its regulatory members to improve energy regulation and to make progress as stable, effective energy regulators with the necessary autonomy and authority to make positive change. ERRA is widely seen as an example of an extremely successful regional association and is recognized as an important international institution as it covers Europe, Asia, Africa, Middle East, North and South America. ERRA was established and institutionalized with financial support from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) from 1999-2008.
ERRA has played a vital role in accelerating energy reform and market development in Europe and Eurasia, and the journey from formation to the present day offers important lessons on how to support progress toward self-reliance in energy regulation.
Member regulators exert substantial ownership of ERRA designing the organisation to be demand driven and responsive to its members’ needs. ERRA members voluntarily commit their time and expertise to grow the organization, contribute to internal capacity building programs and prepare technical and benchmarking reports, which serve as a key mechanism to spread expertise and best practices among the membership.
Mission: Support strengthening and improving the regulatory framework
Vision: Being a reference point for practice and knowledge in the constantly evolving regulatory environment
For the list of ERRA member organisations please visit: https://erranet.org/about-us/members/
The Association’s main objective is to increase exchange of information and experience among its members and to expand access to energy regulatory experience around the world.
The Founding Members identified the purpose of ERRA as follows:
- to improve national energy regulation in member countries,
- to foster development of stable energy regulators with autonomy and authority and to improve cooperation among energy regulators.
In addition, the Association strives to increase communication and the exchange of information, research and experience among members and increase access to energy regulatory information and experience around the world and promote opportunities for training.