Neil Chatterjee, Chairman of the United States’ Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), and Stanislav Trávníček, Chairman of the ERO Board, met in Prague on Thursday 5 December 2019. They exchanged their experience and discussed the current issues concerning cyber security, energy market operation, and easier access to global LNG supplies.
“The meeting with our Czech partner regulators at ERO focused on potential opportunities, primarily in respect of the evolving cyber security environment,” said Neil Chatterjee, adding: “We are happy to see Steve King, the US ambassador to the Czech Republic, supporting the ongoing cooperation between ERO and FERC with a view to promoting our relationships and ensuring increased security for our countries.”
“I appreciate the fact that FERC Chairman and his colleagues took part in the debate at ERO. Our regulatory experience is the same in many respects although our markets differ,” Stanislav Trávníček comments on the meeting, adding: “We also discussed the priorities for the energy sector going forward. I therefore believe that our cooperation with continue in the future.”
For both regulators’ representatives, the meeting was an opportunity to share findings concerning the growing competition in energy markets and improved access to energy resources. The regulators also discussed, inter alia, critical challenges and recommended processes for cybersecurity.