In 2018, MEDREG carried out a peer review to the Energy and Minerals Regulatory Commission (EMRC) on the topic of issuing and managing licensing procedures applied for generation, transmission and distribution, including licenses for the commerce and self-consumption of renewable energy sources. The peer review analysed EMRC according to the six good regulatory principles of MEDREG (independence, competences, enforcement, internal organization, transparency and accountability) and issued recommendations to be implemented by the Jordanian regulator on a voluntary basis to better carry out the implementation of electricity licensing procedures in Jordan.
As a follow up to the peer review report, MEDREG, in cooperation with EMRC, decided to present the results of the peer review to the Jordanian energy stakeholders, providing also a concrete roadmap to Jordan on how to improve its electricity licensing procedures.
The workshop will take place on 27-28 November in Amman, Jordan. It will gather representatives from institutions, industry, and international organizations to discuss the best practices to be applied in Jordan considering the national regulatory framework, and will also explore the examples of licensing monitoring in other Mediterranean countries.
MEDREG is the Association of Mediterranean Energy Regulators, which brings together 27 regulators from 23 countries, spanning the European Union (EU), the Balkans and North Africa. Mediterranean regulators work together to promote greater compatibility of the regional energy markets and legislation, seeking progressive market integration in the Euro-Mediterranean basin.
MEDREG promotes a transparent, stable and compatible regulatory framework in the Mediterranean Region fostering infrastructure investments, consumer protection, and enhanced energy cooperation. Based on a bottom-up approach, MEDREG acts as a collaborative platform for regulators from the Northern and the Southern shore of the Mediterranean to exchange technical knowledge and good practices while supporting each other to reinforce their regulatory capacity.
The Association is co-funded by the European Union and benefits from the financial contribution of its members.