Integrating Clean Energy Regulation into evolving energy markets

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 09:00 to Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 15:45

The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), the Cape Verdean Agência de Regulação Económica (ARE), the ECOWAS Regional Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERERA) and the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) are jointly organizing a 3-day technical workshop on Integrating Clean Energy Regulation in Evolving Energy Markets under a West Africa Regional Partnership funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).                    

The meeting, scheduled to take place in Praia, Cape Verde, from May 21-23, 2013, is expected to achieve the following:

1)    provide advanced training on the regulatory treatment of clean energy with a focus on renewable energy costs, pricing and rate setting; renewable energy incentive schemes and their coordination with present and future electricity markets;  integration of renewable energy in the electricity system;  promoting energy efficiency in market regulation;

2)    facilitate dialogue to launch the creation of the document on principles of clean energy regulation in the ECOWAS region.

Participants will be drawn from the Cape Verdean Agência de Regulação Económica (ARE), the Ghanaian Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC), the Ghanaian Energy Commission (EC), The Gambian Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) and Senegalese Commission de Régulation du Secteur de l’Electricité (CRSE), as well as other local clean energy stakeholders including the Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Energy, and other relevant government offices and utilities from Cape Verde. National regulators from the region will also be invited to participate.

Founded in 1889, NARUC is the United States association representing the State Public Service Commissioners regulating utility services, namely: energy, water and telecommunications. Through its international program, the association has since 1998 been sharing best practice and information on innovative solutions with energy regulators in parts of Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean.

NARUC has worked with the ECOWAS Regional Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERERA), the West African Gas Pipeline Authority (WAGPA) and the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) to assess the state of the art of regulation in ECOWAS markets and to identify the existing needs and the foreseeable challenges of regulators in the coming years.


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