Policies for mitigating problems stemming from differences in levels of development; trade-offs between investors' and consumers' interests; and the role which regulators can play in balancing interests of stakeholders.
Role of R&D and innovation in maintaining dynamism in markets and regulations.
Role of consumers in efficient market functioning; ways of protecting consumers; tools used for increasing awareness of consumers; tariff setting process and consumer interaction; supply of last resort modalities; approaches for putting the consumer first; expectations of and from consumers.
Share of responsibilities among ministries and regulators; how shifts in energy policy may affect regulators and how regulators can answer; ways of communicating with politicians; lessons to be learned from different perspectives; role of regulator in developing energy policy.
RIA in tackling with the complexities of regulatory world; role of RIA in improving regulation quality and credibility of regulators.
Technical boundaries of network integration; role of integrated networks in market development and SoS; approaches in management of integrated networks.
Differentiations in access regimes; baseline for universal access; acceptance of public service obligations by utilities and consumers; connections at rural areas.
Challenges and opportunities arising from political context change and rapid technological development; role of innovations in enhancing regulatory practices.
New techniques of smart systems; level of development in deployment of smart systems; challenges faced; assessment of results achieved and lessons learned.
Investment requirement; relation between regulatory quality, market design and promotion of investments; how to secure investments; how to encourage flow of investments in less developed areas; expectations of finance institutions; factors affecting investment decisions.
Regulatory tools affecting SoS; changing dynamics of SoS; elements of SoS that regulators be cognizant of; role of market monitoring in SoS; assessment of long term planning on SoS.
Effects of change in fuel mix on energy markets and policies; options and tools to be considered in tackling with climate change; approaches and alternatives in securing the supply and the role of regulators in this process in particular with respect to monitoring.
Effects of renewables on networks, markets, and regulations; incentives for further deployment of renewables; roles of regulators in combating climate change and higher penetration of renewables; threats to access clean water and its implications on energy markets.
Level of achievements in regional market integration; SWOT on market integration; comparison of ordinary energy trade and trading in a regional market.
Role the distribution companies gain with deployment of smart systems; data management and security problematic.
Discussions on relationship between security of supply, sustainability and regulation which can be adapted to requirements of emerging economies and developing countries; state of play for regulatory environment and investment environment in developing countries.
Transparency rules; threats to accountability and credibility; how regulators can improve their accountability and credibility; lessons can be learned.
Future of nuclear; effects of unconventional oil and gas on markets and trade patterns; finding a balance between higher deployment of renewables and reliability of transmission systems; interactions between different fuels.
Interaction of regulators in human resource development; WIE; how to attract talented workforce to energy regulators.
Policies and visions of developed countries regarding energy and energy regulation; studies on energy access carried out by G20
Role of market monitoring in creating and maintaining competitive and efficient energy markets; which data is relevant or essential and which methodologies should be developed for efficient market monitoring.
Problems encountered in regulating state-owned companies; regulators role in building up corporate governance schemes in state-owned companies.
Effects of opening of markets to retail competition; demand side management approaches and pros and cons of DSM measures on operation of grids and markets.
How to improve regulations for tackling with the deepening complexities; convergence of coherence of policies, regulations and standards needed for further integration of markets; interaction of policies and regulations as well as policymakers and regulators; capacity building requirements of regulators; practices those can be learned.
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