The Association of Mediterranean Energy Regulators (MEDREG), supported by the EU, held its third and last seminar on Integration of Electricity Markets of Maghreb Countries (IMME) on 11-12 September 2013 in Tunis.
The general objective of the seminar has been to reinforce the dialogue opened on the concept of electricity market among the people in charge of this sector in the three partner countries and to allow participants to:
- better understand the consequences of opening the electricity markets of the three Maghreb countries, considering their different level of advancement on the reform path;
- clarify the future steps that every country has to take to reform their electricity markets,
- grasp the role played by the opening of markets to favour the creation of an integrated market.
The MEDREG-IMME seminars have been the occasion to concretely progress on the path of regional cooperation and represented a relevant basis for the implementation of the overall IMME Action Plan, which, in due time, envisages the creation of a free trade area on energy among the three beneficiary countries.
MEDREG is an Association that brings together energy regulators of 20 countries around the Mediterranean in order to promote a clear, stable and harmonised legal and regulatory framework through a continuous cooperation among the Northern, Southern and Eastern shores of the Mediterranean basin. MEDREG benefits from the support of the European Union and of the Council of European Energy Regulators (CEER).
(Source: EU Neighbourhood Info)