|The Energy Charter Conference held its 24th Meeting on 5-6 December 2013. The Meeting took place in Nicosia, Cyprus, at the kind invitation and with valuable support of the Ministry of Energy, Commerce, Industry and Tourism of Cyprus. More than 140 high-level delegates from almost 90 countries attended this important event. The first day of the Meeting was dedicated to a Ministerial Session titled "15 Years of Energy Investment Promotion and Protection under the Energy Charter Treaty". The second day focused on the statutory part of the Meeting, where the work and management of the Energy Charter as an organisation were discussed by member delegations.|
6 December 2013, Nicosia, Cyprus – At its Meeting today the Energy Charter Conference approved a new system of chairmanship of the organisation designed to encourage the member countries' political ownership of the Charter Process. From 2014 individual countries will chair the Conference on an annual basis.
Kazakhstan will be the first country to assume this important role from 1 January 2014. Recognising the challenges lying ahead and the opportunities arising from the ongoing modernisation processes within the Charter, Kazakhstan is looking forward to leading the Charter in the coming year.
The purpose of the report is to analyse issues related to electricity transit in selected countries if Central and South Asia, to compare existing transit pricing methodologies and to make recommendations to the respective decision making bodies in the region. This report reviews both existing and proposed approaches to the pricing of electricity transit. As a result, the ITC-model (inter-TSO compensation for transit) used by the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity was selected as the most promising solution for UPS CA.
|7 March 2014
World Bank Conference Centre, Paris