On Wednesday, 2 March 2022, Latvian, Estonian, Lithuanian and Polish energy regulators issued a joint statement to the Energy Regulators Regional Association (ERRA) calling for the suspension of any participation by Russia and its experts. ERRA is a major international organization, bringing together energy regulators from Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, North and South America.
The joint statement has been signed by the Estonian Competition Authority (ECA), the Lithuanian National Energy Regulatory Council (NERC), the Polish Energy Regulatory Office (ERO) and the Latvian Public Utilities Commission (PUC).
Commenting on the joint statement, the PUC’s Chair Alda Ozola points out: "The position of the Baltic and Polish regulatory authorities is united – Russia's aggression is a clear violation of international law and poses a threat not only to Ukraine and to its neighboring countries, but also around the world. We unanimously agree that Russia's aggression must be strongly condemned and the strongest possible sanctions must be imposed, including the isolation of Russia from the international cooperation."
Since ERRA’s establishment, PUC has regularly participated in ERRA’s permanent working groups, conferences, seminars and training courses.
The Energy Regulators Regional Association (ERRA) is an inter-institutional non-profit organization officially registered in 2001 but its origins can be traced back to 1999. It plays a key role in improving the regulatory framework of the energy sector in the ERRA member countries, as well as in the development of energy markets. ERRA members are independent regulators with the necessary powers to promote the development and positive change of energy regulators. More information is available at https://erranet.org
Russia is represented in ERRA by the Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS Russia).