Regulators in Southeast Europe and the Black Sea region are at very different stages of gas market and Grid Code development, and yet they all face challenges with meeting the requirements of the EU Third Energy Package and implementation of the European Commission’s Network Codes.

In this context, in collaboration with VIS Consultants, MRC assisted the regulatory commissions of nine countries of the Southeast Europe and Black Sea regions through this project funded by the the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), which focused on two specific areas:

1. Regional and National Methodologies to Conduct Economic Appraisals of Gas Infrastructure Expansion and Network Plans, and;

2. Targeted In-Country Assistance on Regulations and/or Grid Code Revisions at the Transmission System Level Identified by Southeast Europe and Black Sea regulators.