Global energy regulators choose Turkey’s Bayraktar as new chairman
ISTANBUL – Anadolu Agency
AA PhotoAlparslan Bayraktar was elected as the new chairman of the International Confederation of Energy Regulators at the sixth World Forum on Energy Regulation in Istanbul on May 28.
Bayraktar is a commissioner in the Energy Market Regulatory Authority of Turkey (EMRA) and he also serves as the chairman of the Energy Regulators Regional Association, ERRA.
He will hold the ICER presidency for three years.
The former chairman of ICER was Baron John Mogg who served as former head of Ofgem, the U.K.’s energy regulator, between 2003 and 2013. He is currently Ofgem’s European adviser.
“[Mogg’s team] has done a successful job in bringing ICER to this point. It is our aim to further carry ICER after this point,” said Bayraktar, praising his predecessor.
The ICER was established in October 2009 as a voluntary framework for cooperation between energy regulators from around the globe.
The confederation aims 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.