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February 19, 2021
Revised Data Collection Templates and Common Set of Metrics and Method(s) for Establishing Performance Benchmarks

This publication on quality of service in the electricity sector contains information on topics such as data collection templates and internationally followed best practices that help to strengthen regulatory supervision.

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Revised Data Collection Templates and Common Set of Metrics and Method(s) for Establishing Performance Benchmarks
January 26, 2021
Energy Regulators from Armenia and North Macedonia Make Progress in Cyber Preparedness

Published in April and May of 2020, respectively, “The Utility Regulator's Role in Promoting Cybersecurity: Resilience, Risk Assessment, and Standards” and “Evaluating the Prudency of Cybersecurity Investments: Guidelines for Energy Regulators” are two publications meant to empower energy regulators to strengthen their cyber preparedness and increase grid resilience.

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Energy Regulators from Armenia and North Macedonia Make Progress in Cyber Preparedness
January 12, 2021
Tanzanian Regulators Make Strides in Unlocking Energy Sector Potential through Safe Expansion of Natural Gas Utilization

Regulators from the Tanzanian Energy and Water Utilities Regulatory Authority (EWURA) are working hard to safely expand the use of locally-produced natural gas, which is growing in importance as a sustainable energy source and an economic stimulator.

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Tanzanian Regulators Make Strides in Unlocking Energy Sector Potential through Safe Expansion of Natural Gas Utilization
January 6, 2021
Tariff Toolkit: Primer on Rate Design for Cost-Reflective Tariffs

The latest addition to the Toolkit, the "Primer on Rate Design for Cost-Reflective Tariffs," is a resource for electricity regulators and utilities outlining the fundamental principles of cost-reflective rate design and describing key rate design processes.

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Tariff Toolkit: Primer on Rate Design for Cost-Reflective Tariffs
November 30, 2020
New USAID & NARUC "W-GDP Advancing Women Leaders in Energy" Project to Promote Gender Equity within Energy Regulatory Agencies in Europe and Eurasia

With W-GDP support, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) are launching a new two-year project, W-GDP Advancing Women Leaders in Energy

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New USAID & NARUC "W-GDP Advancing Women Leaders in Energy" Project to Promote Gender Equity within Energy Regulatory Agencies in Europe and Eurasia
November 18, 2020
Zambian Regulators Demonstrate Ongoing Commitment to Gender Equity in the Energy Sector by Hosting NARUC Women in Energy Regulation Internship Program

This past March, the Energy Regulatory Board (ERB) of Zambia became the newest host commission to participate in the Women in Energy Regulation Internship Program, organized by the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) with funding support from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Power Africa.

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Zambian Regulators Demonstrate Ongoing Commitment to Gender Equity in the Energy Sector by Hosting NARUC Women in Energy Regulation Internship Program
October 28, 2020
Central Asian Countries Map Next Steps in Energy Sector Development through Participation in Regional Regulatory Partnership

Faced with increased energy generation demands and the need for new and better energy infrastructure, regulatory agencies and ministries in Central Asia are actively searching for new ways to improve the financial viability of the energy sector and strengthen institutional capacity.

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Central Asian Countries Map Next Steps in Energy Sector Development through Participation in Regional Regulatory Partnership
October 21, 2020
A Regulator's Guide to the Use of Production Simulation Tools for Market Analysis

This primer focuses on the use of market simulation tools for planning and market analysis.

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A Regulator's Guide to the Use of Production Simulation Tools for Market Analysis
October 21, 2020
A Regulator's Guide to the Use of Load Flow Study Tools for Transmission Planning

This primer focuses on the use of load flow studies for transmission planning, on the one hand, and the evaluation of changes to market design, including in particular market coupling or other means of regional integration, on the other.

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A Regulator's Guide to the Use of Load Flow Study Tools for Transmission Planning
October 19, 2020
Albania Establishes First-Ever Cybersecurity Regulation for the Electricity Sector

The Albanian Energy Regulatory Authority (ERE) has recently approved the country’s first-ever cybersecurity regulation for the electricity sector, titled “Regulation on Cybersecurity of Electricity Sector Critical Infrastructure.” In doing so, they have established incident reporting criteria and requirements that electricity system operators can use to assess and improve their cybersecurity maturity as well as their protection and response capabilities.

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Albania Establishes First-Ever Cybersecurity Regulation for the Electricity Sector
October 16, 2020
Infographic: Developing Natural Gas Infrastructure and Markets

This infographic corresponds with the USAID and NARUC publication, "Roadmap for the Development of Downstream Natural Gas Markets," which is meant to function as an informative step-by-step reference for energy regulators and energy sector decision makers in countries overseeing the domestic regulation of downstream natural gas markets.

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Infographic: Developing Natural Gas Infrastructure and Markets
October 14, 2020
Understanding Cybersecurity Maturity Models within the Context of Energy Regulation

With support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), this primer explores cybersecurity maturity models via an understanding of their application, benefits, and value in the regulatory process.

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Understanding Cybersecurity Maturity Models within the Context of Energy Regulation
October 13, 2020
How Much Does Cybersecurity Really Cost?

This article was originally published in the October 2020 issue of Public Utilities Fortnightly  (www.fortnightly.com), and is the second in a two-part review of cybersecurity resources published through a partnership between NARUC and USAID.

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How Much Does Cybersecurity Really Cost?
October 8, 2020
Roadmap for the Development of Downstream Natural Gas Markets

Under funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Regional Development Mission for Asia (USAID/RDMA) and in support of the Asia EDGE initiative, this Roadmap provides steps for consideration in establishing robust downstream natural gas markets.

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Roadmap for the Development of Downstream Natural Gas Markets
October 5, 2020
Infographic: Modernized Grids Can Increase Security Risks

With support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) has produced a new infographic titled "Modernized Grids can Increase Cybersecurity Risks."

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Infographic: Modernized Grids Can Increase Security Risks