International Confederation of Energy Regulators (ICER)
The International Confederation of Energy Regulators (ICER) is a voluntary framework for cooperation between energy regulators from around the globe. Our aim is to improve public and policy-maker awareness and understanding of energy regulation and its role in addressing a wide spectrum of socio-economic, environmental and market issues.
By establishing this voluntary confederation, with regular and structured contacts and cooperation between regulators, we hope to exchange information and best practices in the regulation field and to contribute to the evolution towards a sustainable planet.
To this end, we undertake joint analysis of a variety of regulatory topics and promote exchanges on training and education practices. We focus our work around four key areas: reliability and security of supply; the role of regulators in responding to climate change; competitiveness and affordability; and the independence, powers, responsibilities, best practices and training of regulators.
Through ICER, energy regulatory issues can transcend regional and national boundaries and be addressed through dialogue and cooperation on a global scale. Our membership includes over 200 regulatory authorities and spans 6 continents. ICER is currently chaired by Mr John Betkoski III (NARUC), Vice Chairman of Connecticut’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA).