Energy Regulators Regional Association

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The Energy Regulators Regional Association (ERRA) is a voluntary organization of independent energy regulatory bodies primarily from the Central European and Eurasian regions, with affiliates from Africa, Asia and the Middle East and the United States.

Purpose and objectives[edit]

The purpose and objectives of the association are:

  • To improve national energy regulation in member countries;
  • To foster development of stable energy regulators with autonomy and authority;
  • To improve cooperation among energy regulators;
  • To facilitate the exchange of information, research, training and experience among members and other regulators around the world.[1]

History[edit]

The first energy regulatory bodies of the ERRA region were established in the mid-nineties as an essential part of restructuring and reforms taking place in these countries. ERRA began as a cooperative initiative of 12 energy regulatory bodies. They were then supported from 1999 to 2008 by the US National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), which, with the participation of USAID, arranged technical forums, meetings and study tours for mutual training and development. As a consequence, fifteen energy regulators established ERRA on 11 December 2000 in Bucharest. The Association was registered in Hungary in April 2001 and its Secretariat is based in Budapest. At present, ERRA has 24 Full, 4 Associate and 5 Affiliate Members.

The association has also carried out training for regulators on behalf of the INOGATE programme. It also cooperates with the Energy Community.

Members[edit]

Current Full Members (24)[edit]

  • Albania – Albanian Energy Regulator
  • Armenia – Public Services Regulatory Commission of the Republic of Armenia
  • Azerbaijan – Tariff Council of the Republic of Azerbaijan
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina – State Energy Regulatory Commission of Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Bulgaria – State Energy and Water Regulatory Commission of Bulgaria
  • Croatia – Croatian Energy Regulatory Agency
  • Estonia – Energy Regulatory Division of the Estonian Competition Authority
  • Georgia – Georgian National Energy and Water Regulatory Commission
  • Hungary – Hungarian Energy Office
  • Kazakhstan – Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan for Regulation of Natural Monopolies
  • Kyrgyz Republic – Department of Fuel and Energy Regulation at the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Fuel Resources
  • Latvia – Public Utilities Commission of Latvia
  • Lithuania – National Control Commission for Prices and Energy of Lithuania
  • Macedonia – Energy Regulatory Commission of Macedonia
  • Moldova – National Energy Regulatory Agency of Moldova
  • Mongolia – Energy Regulatory Authority of Mongolia
  • Montenegro – Energy Regulatory Agency of the Republic of Montenegro
  • Poland – Energy Regulatory Office
  • Romania – Romanian Energy Regulatory Authority
  • Russian Federation – Federal Tariff Service of the Russian Federation
  • Serbia – Agency for Energy Regulation of Serbia
  • Slovakia – Regulatory Office for Network Industries
  • Turkey – Energy Market Regulatory Authority of Turkey
  • Ukraine – National Electricity Regulatory Commission of Ukraine

Current Associate Members (4)[edit]

  • Federation of BiH - Regulatory Commission for Electricity in Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FERK)
  • Serbia - Regulatory Commission for Energy of Republika Srpska (RERS)
  • Romania – National Regulatory Authority For Municipal Services of Romania
  • UNMIK Kosovo – Energy Regulatory Office

Current Affiliate Members (5)[edit]

  • Jordan – Electricity Regulatory Commission
  • Nigeria – Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission
  • Saudi Arabia – Electricity and Co-Generation Regulatory Authority
  • United Arab Emirates – Regulation and Supervision Bureau of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi
  • USA – National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC)

Languages[edit]

ERRA activities are conducted in both English and Russian.

External links[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ ERRA website - 'About Us'