MEDREG, the energy regulators of Mediterranean countries, and CEER, the European energy regulators. held yesterday a joint round-table in Grasse (France).
It was an important occasion to host a high level debate on regulatory challenges in European and Mediterranean energy markets and discuss the requirement for attracting infrastructural investments in the energy sector of the Euro-Mediterranean region. Representatives of regulatory authorities, as well as delegates of industry and financial institutions gave their contributions to the discussion.
Renewables and the particular challenges of small and non-integrated areas featured high in the discussion. There was also a dedicated session on the role played by regulation to favour investments, including a banker’s perspective of the expectations from financial institutions on necessary regulatory conditions to promote investments in the area.
This roundtable marked the many elements of cooperation existing between the energy regulators of European and Mediterranean countries. It was also a valuable Women in Energy networking opportunity.