On 6 November in Brussels, MEDREG held its energy Forum entitled “At the Forefront of Pro-active and Resilient Energy Regulation”, which saw the participation of nearly 80 key energy experts who exchanged on gas and renewable energy developments in the Mediterranean region through a pro-active dialogue.
Representatives of international institutions, regulators, industry and academia underlined the fundamental synergy between gas and renewable energies to shape the developments of Mediterranean energy markets and the energy trade routes, agreeing on the importance of a fruitful collaboration between Regulatory Authorities to ensure the creation of a regulatory framework able to accommodate the changes to come.
Decarbonisation, digitisation, innovation and new technologies emerged as crucial elements from the panellists’ exchanges, claiming that they require a new dynamic conception of the energy markets, only implementable through a more flexible regulatory architecture.
The Forum underlined the lively discussions going on today in the Mediterranean on the evolution of the national and regional energy sector and showed how MEDREG favours a regulatory fertilisation process in this strategic sector among the regional regulatory agencies. Focusing on the regional regulatory harmonisation and collaborative actions between the EU and Southern countries, Mediterranean regulators will work to continue providing the added value of sound regulation to the regional energy policy debate.
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.