Webinar Outline


As regulators we have been principally concerned with what our regulatory policies and decisions are and their impacts on the sectors we govern. However an equally important consideration is how we as regulators go about designing regulatory policy and undertaking regulatory decisions, especially the extent to which we keep stakeholders involved in our decision making.

The aim of the webinar is to equip regulators with practical instruments and recommendations to design their stakeholder engagement strategies, to make regulatory decisions more inclusive and as a result increasing the transparency and credibility of the regulatory decision-making process.

The webinar will feature distinguished speakers and regulators with direct experience in stakeholder engagement sharing international examples of best practice and case studies of practical challenges in effective stakeholder engagement.

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Agenda

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13:00

Opening remarks and Introduction

Nelkova-Chuchuk, Andrijana

ERRA Presidium Member, Commissioner, Energy and Water Services Regulatory Commission, North Macedonia

13:10

Presentation: Promoting transparency and public participation in energy regulation

Choueiki, Hisham

Principal Technical Advisor for International Programs, NARUC, USA

Questions and answers

13:40

Presentation: Communicating about rates

Melnykovych, Andrew

former Director of Communications for the Kentucky Public Service Commission, NARUC, USA

Questions and answers

14:10

Presentation: Social media communication

Melnykovych, Andrew

former Director of Communications for the Kentucky Public Service Commission, NARUC, USA

Questions and answers

14:40

Case Study Presentation: Use of Social Media for public consultation processes in Latvia

Jakobsone, Baiba

Head of Public Relations, Public Utilities Commission, Latvia

Questions and answers

15:00

Technical Break - 10 min

15:10

Case Study Presentation: An inclusive and robust stakeholder-engagement process in Georgia – Energy Media Club

Berikashvili, Ketevan

Press Speaker and Deputy Director of Public Relations department, Georgian National Energy and Water Supply Regulatory Commission (GNERC), Georgia

Questions and answers

15:30

Case Study Presentation: Regulatory Stakeholder Engagement in Oman

Al Zakwani, Qais

Executive Director and Member of Authority, Authority for Public Services Regulations (APSR), Oman

Questions and answers

15:50

Stakeholder Engagement in NESI: Successes and Pitfalls

Faloseyi, Michael O.

Assistant General Manager, Government External and Industry Relations, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), Nigeria

Questions and answers

16:10

Case Study Presentation: South Africa

Teljeur, Ethel

Managing Director, former NERSA regulator, LUNGISWA ENERGY, South Africa

Questions and answers

16:30

Roundtable Discussion

Nelkova-Chuchuk, Andrijana

ERRA Presidium Member, Commissioner, Energy and Water Services Regulatory Commission, North Macedonia

16:50

Webinar Concludes

Registration fees

ERRA Member (1)

waived

Non-Member (Regulators and Non-Regulators)

EUR 100


(1) 1 representative/ member organisation is free of charge. If members do not fill their registration slot by October 5, remaining available slots will be shared within the membership.

Materials

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