ICER International Confederation of Energy Regulators

ICER Members

African Forum for Utility Regulators (AFUR)

African Forum for Utility Regulators (AFUR)

The African Forum for Utility Regulators (AFUR) focuses on issues related to the regulation of energy, telecommunications, transport, and water & sanitation industries, with a particular emphasis on issues that are common across sectors. The objectives of AFUR could be broadly summarised as supporting the development of effective utility regulation in Africa through facilitating, the harmonisation of regulatory policies, exchange of information and lessons of experience amongst regulators, and capacity building in support of the socio-economic development of the continent.

Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC)

Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC)

The Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) was established in 2005 and is the expert energy policy adviser to Australian governments. The overall aim of AEMC is to make and revise the energy rules and provide advice. AEMC is responsible for developing Australia’s energy markets under national electricity and gas laws – bringing consistent decision making and regulation to the energy sector.

Canada’s Energy and Utility Regulators (CAMPUT)

Canada’s Energy and Utility Regulators (CAMPUT)

Canada’s Energy and Utility Regulators (CAMPUT) is a self-supporting, non-profit association of Canadian federal, provincial, and territorial regulatory boards and commissions. These boards and commissions are responsible for the regulation of the electric, water, gas, and pipeline utilities in Canada. Some CAMPUT members are also responsible for the regulation of matters such as automobile insurance. The overall aims of CAMPUT are to improve public utility regulation in Canada and to improve the education and training of commissioners and staff of public utility tribunals.

Council of European Energy Regulators (CEER)

Council of European Energy Regulators (CEER)

The Council of European Energy Regulators (CEER) was established in 2000 and is the voice of Europe’s national energy regulators at EU and international level. Through CEER, the national regulators cooperate and exchange best practice.

The overall aim of CEER is to facilitate the creation of a single, competitive, efficient and sustainable internal market for gas and electricity in Europe. The CEER acts as a platform for cooperation, information exchange and assistance between Europe’s national energy regulators and is their interface at EU and international level. On EU issues, CEER works very closely with (and supports) the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER), an EU Agency formed for the cooperation of energy regulators.

East Asia & Pacific Infrastructure Regulatory Forum (EAPIRF)

East Asia & Pacific Infrastructure Regulatory Forum (EAPIRF)

The East Asia and Pacific Infrastructure Regulatory Forum (EAPIRF) was established in 2003 with the support of the World Bank and the Public Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility (PPIAF). The overall aim of EAPIRF is to foster capacity building and knowledge exchange among infrastructure regulators in the East Asia & Pacific (EAP) region. EAPIRF is open to autonomous regulatory bodies and Ministry/Government departments performing regulatory functions in the following sectors: Energy – Oil and Gas, Electricity, Water and Sanitation, Telecommunications and Broadcasting and Transportation – Rail, Toll Roads, Ports, and Public Transportation.

Energy Regulators Regional Association (ERRA)

Energy Regulators Regional Association (ERRA)

The Energy Regulators Regional Association (ERRA) is a voluntary organization comprising of independent energy regulatory bodies primarily from Europe, Asia, Africa, Middle East, South and North America. The overall aims of ERRA are to improve national energy regulation in member countries, to foster development of stable energy regulators with autonomy and authority and to improve cooperation among energy regulators. In addition, the Association strives to increase communication and the exchange of information, research and experience among members and increase access to energy regulatory information and experience around the world and promote opportunities for training.

Ibero-American Association of Energy Regulators (ARIAE)

Ibero-American Association of Energy Regulators (ARIAE)

The Ibero-American Association of Energy Regulatory Entities -ARIAE-, which has been in operation since 2000, brings together 25 energy regulatory institutions (electricity, gas and hydrocarbons) from 16 countries in Ibero-America, and aims to harmonize criteria in terms of energy regulation, its adaptation to the new energy policies and technological developments, as well as the exchange of regulatory experiences in the different geographical areas and technological developments.

Mediterranean Energy Regulators (MedReg)

Mediterranean Energy Regulators (MedReg)

The Association of Mediterranean Energy Regulators (MEDREG), was born in 2007 under the Italian law. MEDREG promotes a transparent, stable and harmonized regulatory framework in the Mediterranean Region fostering market integration and infrastructure investments, as well as aiming to consumer protection and enhanced energy cooperation. MEDREG carries out its activities through a well-structured and effective internal cooperation process and external collaboration with energy stakeholders in the Mediterranean Basin, with the objective to implement the conditions for the establishment of a future Mediterranean Energy Community, based on a bottom-up approach. The Institution benefits from the support of its members and the European Commission.

National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC)

National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC)

The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), founded in 1889, is a non-profit organization dedicated to representing the State public service commissions who regulate the utilities that provide essential services such as energy, telecommunications, power, water, and transportation. Their main activities are to serve in the public interest by improving the quality and effectiveness of public utility regulation. Under State law, NARUC’s members have an obligation to ensure the establishment and maintenance of utility services as may be required by law and to ensure that such services are provided at rates and conditions that are fair, reasonable and nondiscriminatory for all consumers.

Organization of Caribbean Utility Regulators (OOCUR)

Organization of Caribbean Utility Regulators (OOCUR)

The Organization of Caribbean Utility Regulators (OOCUR) was established in 2002. Their main activities are to improve utility regulation, facilitate training and information sharing, foster transparent and stable utility regulation through autonomous and independent regulators in member countries, facilitate understanding of regulation issues and make other positive steps forward among its membership.

Regional Electricty Regulators Association of Southern Africa (RERA)

Regional Electricty Regulators Association of Southern Africa (RERA)

The Regional Electricty Regulators Association of Southern Africa (RERA) was officially launched in 2002 and it was registered in accordance with the law of Namibia, 3 Oct 2003. The main objective of RERA is to facilitate harmonization of regulatory policies, legislation, standards and practices; be a platform for effective cooperation among energy regulators within the SADC region

South Asia Forum for Infrastructure Regulation (SAFIR)

South Asia Forum for Infrastructure Regulation (SAFIR)

The South Asia Forum for Infrastructure Regulation (SAFIR) was established in May 1999. SAFIR aims at providing high quality capacity building and training on infrastructure regulation and related topics, in South Asia and to stimulate research on the subject by building a network of regional and international institutions and individuals that are active in the field. In addition, SAFIR aims at facilitating effective and efficient regulation of utility and infrastructure industries, initiate beneficial exchange of knowledge and expertise, and set the trend of rapid implementation of global best practices.