Gathered in Milan on 18 October 2016 at the initiative of MEDREG, European and Mediterranean regulators shared their experience of regulatory twinning projects in order to take stock of its benefits and challenges, as well as the state of play and possible ways forward.
The participants included the regulators currently implementing twinning projects in the Mediterranean region: EgyptERA (Egypt), RAE (Greece), AEEGSI (Italy) and CREG (Algeria), CNMC (Spain), E-Control (Austria), as well as EMRC (Jordan), ERE (Albania) and CRE (France).
Twinning is an EU-funded instrument
that aims at fostering
sub-regional and regional integration of the Mediterranean energy market
through knowledge sharing
Regulators stressed the crucial role played by MEDREG
in promoting the twinning process among its members, in particular among its Southern shore countries.
of the EU’s twinning framework praised the very positive impact it has had in improving and reforming their energy regulation
explained that its involvement in the process allowed the liberalisation of the Egyptian electricity market
. For its part, CREG indicated that as a result of its participation in an EU twinning project, the Algerian regulator
revised its support scheme for solar photovoltaic and wind energy resulting in an increased renewable energy capacity of 32% by 2030
The agenda is available here.