from the left: Mr. Carbone ( AEEGSI, Italy), Mr. Ahmeti (ERE, Albania), Mr. El-Salmawy (EgyptERA, Egypt), Mr. Santos (ERSE, Portugal)
Barcelona, 27 November 2014
The 18th General Assembly (GA) meeting of the Mediterranean Energy Regulators (MEDREG) was held today in Barcelona, kindly hosted by the Spanish Authority for Markets and Competition (CNMC).
MEDREG appointed as new President for a two-year mandate Dr. Hafez El-Salmawy
, Managing Director of the Egyptian Electric Utility and Consumer Protection Regulatory Agency (EgyptEra
), and former MEDREG Vice-President (2012-2014). From 2007 onwards, Dr. El-Salmawy chaired the Electricity Working Group and supervised notably the elaboration of MEDREG’s Observatory of Mediterranean Electricity Markets. Together with newly appointed President El-Salmawy, Mr Alexandre Santos
, Executive Board Member of the Portuguese Energy Services Regulatory Authority (ERSE
) and Mr. Petrit Ahmeti
, President of the Albanian Energy Regulator (ERE
), were nominated as MEDREG Vice-Presidents for the next two years. Mr. Luigi Carbone
, Commissioner of the Italian Regulatory Authority for Electricity Gas and Water (AEEGSI
), holds the position of MEDREG Permanent Vice-President.
In accordance with the principle of periodical rotation of tasks among the members of the Association, the 18th GA meeting has been also the occasion to approve a renewed distribution of responsibilities within MEDREG Working Groups.
Under the Presidency of Michel Thiollière (2012-2014), Commissioner of the French Regulatory Commission of Energy, and thanks to the strong support of its members, the Association adopted a comprehensive Strategy for 2020-2030 and consolidated its role as key institution for regional cooperation in the Mediterranean energy sector, notably through the organisation of the first MEDREG Forum on Energy Regulation, held on 26 November 2014 in Barcelona in presence of more than 120 participants.
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