The ICER Chronicle
A Focus on International Energy Regulation
Edition 6 •  January 2017

Foreword and Editorial Board

ICER Chair John W. Betkoski III provides an overview of this issue, which features a focus on the importance of evaluation, innovation, and advances in technology.

Women in Energy

Ranjini Nayager shares her story of courage and determination and Commissioner Ann Rendahl gives insight into her work-life balance and the importance of STEM education.

The Italian Case on Smart Meters in the Electricity Market: A New Wave of Evolution is Ready to Come

Eleonora Bettenzoli, Domenico Cirillo, Marco De Min, Luca Lo Schiavo, and Alessandro Pitì

An update on recent developments of the Italian case for smart metering, heading into its second generation, and the role of the Italian Regulatory Authority.

Electricity Regulatory Incentive Mechanism

Eng. Fayez Al Jabri and Eng. Shareef Al-Barrak

A review of methods used in Saudi Arabia to ensure reliability that address performance, overall standards, guaranteed standards, and penalties and rewards.

Innovation and Energy Regulation: Lessons Learned and Messages of the ERRA Regulatory Innovation Day

Gábor Szörényi and Mariusz Swora

Finding the right balance between innovation and ‘traditional’ goals such as security of supply, competition, and sustainable development.

Auctioning Losses

Anthony Walsh

A radical, market-based approach to the treatment of Network electrical losses in the electricity market is presented.

Are We Understating the Potential for (and Uncertainty in) Wind Energy Cost Reductions?

Ryan Wiser, Joachim Seel, and Bentham Paulos

Berkeley Lab study shows greater potential than many other recent assessments.

ICER Reports and World Forum

Edition 7 Call for Articles

ICER is now accepting submissions for the 7th Edition of the Chronicle, scheduled for publication this summer.

The International Confederation of Energy Regulators (ICER) is a voluntary framework for cooperation between energy regulators from around the globe. Our aim is to improve public and policy-maker awareness and understanding of energy regulation and its role in addressing a wide spectrum of socio-economic, environmental and market issues.

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