XI Annual RELOP Conference

RELOP celebrates 10 years of existence, highlighting the protagonism of the Association for the regulatory development of the 11 member-entities

The XI Annual Conference of the Association of Energy Regulators of Portuguese Speaking Countries (RELOP), which took place in Brasília, Brazil, on the 21st May 2018, in the ANEEL headquarters, gathered 22 representatives from Portugal, Brazil, Angola, Cape Verde, Mozambique and São Tomé and Príncipe to debate the technological and regulatory developments in the energy sector.

The opening of the Conference, which marks the 10th anniversary of the Association’s foundation, was carried out by ANEEL’s Director, André Pepitone da Nóbrega, who reinforced the RELOP’s protagonism in the regulatory development of the 11 entities from the six associate countries.

The President of RELOP, Guilherme Mavila, from the Mozambican regulator ARENE, highlighted the importance of the conference, marking the 10th anniversary of the association, as well as the choice of topic for this year, dedicated to the technological and regulatory developments in the electrical sector.

The first Panel was dedicated to “Technological and Regulatory Developments in the Electricity Sector” and allowed to analyse the new information, research and development monitorization systems in the energy sector and the advances in solar energy.

The second Panel about “Technological and Regulatory Developments in the Oil and Gas Sectors” focused on the challenges of the expansion of the use of gas in the electrical sector, as well as the stability of the regulatory frameworks in the oil and biofuel sectors.

The third Panel on “Challenges for the maintenance of regulatory quality and independence” discussed the obstacles to the regulators’ autonomy and the regulatory impact evaluation mechanisms. Other topic debated was the coordination role between countries for the construction of a new energy sector governance, during the “Energy Integration and International Experiences” Panel.

The meeting ended with a roundtable about the development of distribution network markets.

I Panel – Technological and Regulatory Developments in the Electricity Sector

Moderator:

Luís Mourão da Silva, IRSEA – Instituto Regulador dos Serviços de Electricidade e de Água, Angola

II Panel – Technological and Regulatory Developments in the Oil and Gas Sectors

Moderator:

Bruno Valle de Moura, ANP – Agência Nacional do Petróleo, Gás Natural e Biocombustíveis, Brazil

III Panel – Challenges for the maintenance of regulatory quality and independence

Moderator:

Maria Cristina Portugal, ERSE – Entidade Reguladora dos Serviços Energéticos, Portugal

Roundtable on the Development of Network Distribution Markets

Moderator:

Carlos Alberto Calixto Mattar, ANEEL – Agência Nacional de Energia Elétrica, Brazil

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