Clara Poletti works for the Italian Authority for Energy, Networks and Environment and is chairs the Board of Regulators of the European Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators.
It turns out there are great associations of utility regulators elsewhere, beyond the "service territory" of NARUC. In many ways these other regulator associations and their member commissions have a lot in common with their stateside brethren. And in some ways, they have very interesting and fascinating distinctions.
Regular readers of Public Utilities Fortnightly know we now closely follow the comings and goings of the association of Canadian utility regulators. Some of you across Canada and the U.S. too will go to its annual meeting, CAMPUT 2020, when it convenes this May 3-6 in Saint John, New Brunswick. A word of advice. Don't get mixed up and go to St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. St. John's is seventeen hundred kilometers from Saint John, which is situated on the beautiful Bay of Fundy. You'd likely miss the sizzling hot discussions at CAMPUT 2020 on utility regulation and policy if you do.
And with this interview herein we commence covering the comings and goings of the association of European utility regulators. Clara Poletti has multiple roles in regulation and policy. She's a Commissioner of the five-member Italian Regulatory Authority for Energy, Networks and Environment. Why is the commission called ARERA? This stands for Autorita di Regolazione per Energia Reti e Ambiente. You knew that.