At the end of the 1990s, the energy regulators of the various continents wanted to meet within an official discussion framework, to discuss their interests and common problems. CRE participated in setting up and developing various dialogue platforms.
World Forum on Energy Regulation (WFER)
The World Forum on Energy Regulation (WFER) is an international conference that gathers regional regulator associations, industrialists, consumer representatives, development agencies and other specialists every three years. It allows participants to share their experience and knowledge on problems related to the regulation of energy markets.
International Energy Regulation Network (IERN)
The International Energy Regulation Network (IERN) is a virtual discussion platform for regulators worldwide. Managed by the Florence School of Regulation (FSR), its internet site contains information regarding the jurisdictions of regulators of the five continents and on the work carried out by regional regulator associations, as well as information regarding training opportunities in the field of regulation..
International Confederation of Energy Regulators (ICER)
The International Confederation of Energy Regulators (ICER) was created by eleven regional regulator associations during the 4th World Forum on Energy Regulation in October 2009 (WFER IV). The aim of this organisation is to facilitate dialogue and cooperation between the regulators of the five continents, in order to provide common solutions to the main challenges for the sector.
Its work is aimed at looking at the role of regulators from four angles:
- provisioning security
- response to climate change
- competitiveness and access to energy and training
- discussions between regulators on Best Practices
Since 2010, the ICER awards an international regulation prize for research work having concrete implication in the development of the energy regulator activities.