Pre-Forum Event

Strengthening Independent Energy Regulations hosted by Office of the Pacific Energy Regulators Alliance (OPERA), Pacific Community (SPC), and Asian Development Bank (ADB)

The establishment of OPERA under the direction of 4TH Pacific Regional Energy and Transport Ministers Meeting in Apia Samoa 2019;

  1. To strengthen and enhance the regional capacity in utility regulation in OPERA member countries;
  2. To promote the independence, professionalism, accountability and visibility of national utility and energy regulators; and
  3. Develop its regional and international outreach and visibility with a communication strategy and action plan.


2:00 - 2:05 p.m.

Address by Chairman

Siamelie Latu, (Tonga)

2:15 - 2:25 p.m.

OPERA Overview Presentation

Deputy Chairman Dean Yarrall (Cook Islands)

2:25 - 3:25 p.m.

Facilitated Dialogue and Open Discussion with OPERA and Development Partners

Facilitator: Ms. Fiza Farhan (Global Strategic Development Advisor)

3:25 - 3:30 p.m.

Closing Remarks

Deputy Chairman Joel Abraham (Fiji)