8th High-level Meeting of Regional Associations of Emerging Markets

EVENT DESCRIPTION

December 3, 2018 // Milan, Italy 

Organized by:
Energy Regulators Regional Association (ERRA)

Hosted by:
Association of Mediterranean Energy Regulators (MEDREG)

Background:

In 2013, ERRA launched the organisation of an annual high-level roundtable gathering Associations of regulators from emerging economies of the world. The first roundtable was held in Istanbul (Turkey) and proved very successful and useful for participants, thus leading to the organization of subsequent meetings in Johannesburg (2014), in Istanbul again (2015), in Milan (2016), in Budapest (2017), in Cancun (2018) and in Istanbul (2018).

Objectives:

The objective of this meeting is to continue offering a high-level exchange platform for Associations of regulators representing emerging economies to develop cooperation and exchange of experiences in several areas of energy regulation. The meeting will discuss the first concrete cooperation project of RAEC, addressing regulatory roles in the development of Mini-Grids. Further, participants will discuss possible future collaboration or joint projects based on the Memorandum of Understanding signed on March 21, 2018 among participating associations: AFUR, ARIAE, ERERA, ERRA, MEDREG, RERA and OOCUR.

Participants:

  • African Forum for Utility Regulators (AFUR)
  • Association of Ibero-American Regulators (ARIAE)
  • ECOWAS Regional Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERERA)
  • Energy Regulators Regional Association (ERRA)
  • Mediterranean Energy Regulators (MEDREG)
  • Organisation of Caribbean Utility Regulators (OOCUR)
  • Regional Electricity Regulators Association of Southern Africa (RERA)

Program

09:30

Welcome address and introduction of participants

09:45

Overview of previous High Level Meetings and reflection on the 2019 Meeting

• Krisztina Kasza, ERRA
10:00

Topic 1: Latest developments in the Associations’ activities (Each Association is requested to make a max. 10-minute-long presentation)
Questions & Answers

• Tour de table moderated by Hasan Ozkoc
- MEDREG
- AFUR
- ARIAE
- ERERA
- ERRA
- MEDREG
- OOCUR
- RERA
11:15

Coffee break

11:45

Topic 2: Joint Research Paper: Regulatory Considerations in the Development of Mini-Grids
Tour de table: AFUR, ARIAE, ERERA

• Introductory presentation by Ardian Berisha, ERRA
12:45

Lunch Break

14:15

Topic 2 cont’d: Joint Research Paper: Regulatory Considerations in the Development of Mini-Grids – Tour de table: MEDREG, OOCUR, RERA

• Moderated by Ardian Berisha, ERRA
15:00

Coffee break

15:15

Topic 3: Joint Action Plan for Future Cooperation

• Krisztina Kasza, ERRA
• Veronica Lenzi, MEDREG
15:45

External intervention from Enel Foundation: main activities and possibility for cooperation Presentation & Tour de table with participants

• Joao Duarte, ENEL Foundation (TBC)
16:45

Wrap up and conclusions

Meeting Venue

Milan

Italy

ARERA Meeting Room
Address: Piazza Cavour 5, Milan, Italy

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