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Europe and Eurasia: Black Sea Initiative

Study Tour on RES Integration and Energy Efficiency

Date: September 2012
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

With the support of the US Agency for International Development, Black Sea regulators visited the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission and the Midcontinent Independent System Operator to examine key issues within renewable energy development and energy efficiency. Participants discussed US approaches to energy efficiency and regulatory-utility coordination for the implementation of select initiatives aimed at delivering Commission-mandated energy savings to retail consumers.

Black Sea partners also toured several distribution utilities and retail companies, directly observing their energy efficiency programs in practice and discussing design stages and the savings verification process.

At A Glance

Project Dates: 2010-Present

Primary Partners:

National Regulators from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Turkey, and Ukraine

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Activities

Third Black Sea (Phase II) Regional Workshop
November 2016

Second Black Sea (Phase II) Regional Workshop
June 2016

Technical Workshop on Regulating Competitive Wholesale Electricity Markets
February 2016

Workshop on Advancing Regulatory Support for Wholesale Electricity Markets and Regional Trade; Joint BSRI/BSTP Coordination Meeting
March 2015

Regional Forum on Emerging Regulatory Issues: Perspectives from the Black Sea, Southeast Europe and Africa
October 2014

Workshop on Energy Efficiency and Joint BSRI/BSTP Coordination Meeting
June 2014

Workshop on Renewable Development, Cross-Border Regulation and Electricity Trade; Joint BSRI/BSTP Coordination Meeting
March 2014

Regional Workshop on Cross-Border Trade and Market Monitoring
October 2013

Regional Workshop on Cross-Border Trade and Joint Coordination Meeting of BSRI/BSTP
June 2013

Regional Workshop on Renewable Investment and Joint Coordination Meeting of BSRI and BSTP
February 2013

Regional Workshop on the Regulatory Role in Energy Efficiency
October 2012

Study Tour on RES Integration and Energy Efficiency
September 2012

Planning Meeting for Black Sea Initiative
April 2012

Workshop on Renewable Energy Investment and Trade
April 2012

Workshop on Principles of Regulation Final Draft
December 2011

Workshop on Development of RES Principles
October 2011

Workshop on Renewable Energy Investment Frameworks
May 2011

Regional Workshops on Renewable Integration and Cross-Border Trade
March 2011

Study Tour on Transmission Planning
October 2010

Regional Workshop and Initiative Launch
May 2010