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Published: 5/24/2018. Updated: 5/24/2018

NCC experts exchanged good regulatory practices in the workshop organized by USAID, NARUC and ERRA


nuotrauka.jpgOn 2123 May, 2018 the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners  (NARUC), the Energy Regulators Regional Association (ERRA) in cooperation with NCC hosted in Vilnius the third technical workshop on „Gas Market Design and Natural Gas Transmission Grid Codes“.

The participants of the workshop included the representatives of the energy regulatory authorities from the United States, the European Union and the Energy Community countries.

NCC experts together with the gas transmission system operator AB „Amber Grid“ representative presented the experience, the results achieved and the future challenges related with the regional Baltic-Finnish natural gas market creation and the foreseen implementation of the European Union gas network codes at the regional level.

Workshop participants received as well the case studies on the natural gas storage and the liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal infrastructure regulation. NCC experts together with the LNG terminal operator AB „Klaipėdos nafta“ representative shared the information on the Klaipėda LNG terminal and the impact of that infrastructure on the regional gas market, as well in detailed presented the regulatory LNG terminal related issues.

Workshop participants actively exchanged the information on the legal background and competences in terms of reviewing and approving gas infrastructure investments and network development plans.

The Guide for Conducting Economic Appraisals of Gas Infrastructure Expansion and Network Development Plans being prepared by the organizers of the workshop will facilitate the implementation process of the requirements for the approval of gas infrastructure investments and network development plans. The information of the workshop will contribute as well to the improvements of the regulatory framework in Lithuania and sharing of good regulatory practices.

The workshop information is available here.