EU-funded Association of Mediterranean Energy Regulators helps Jordan reinforce its licensing procedures and regulate electricity storage
November 29, 2019
On 27 and 28 November in Amman, international energy experts presented a concrete roadmap and technical solutions to Jordanian energy stakeholders to improve the country’s electricity licensing procedures on one hand and to accelerate investment in the Jordanian storage system on the other hand. Organised over two days at the initiative of MEDREG and in cooperation with the Jordanian Energy and Minerals Regulatory Commission (EMRC), the workshop was meant to support and facilitate Jordan’s major electricity market development.
MEDREG drew recommendations for EMRC, strongly encouraging the enhancement of market monitoring by the establishment an automated data collection platform, the periodical review of the licenses granted and the imposition of sanctions in case of non-compliance with the license requirements.
MEDREG dedicated the first day of its workshop to explore what other regulators did. The second day focused on the barriers and technical solutions to accelerate investment in the Jordanian storage system.
The value of this workshop, in the continuity of previous MEDREG’s support activities, lies in the fact that it brought together Jordanian decision-makers and energy actors with relevant national and international stakeholders to gather concrete regulatory elements that can be swiftly applied to the Jordanian energy market.
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.