Hisham Choueiki

Hisham Choueiki

Principal Technical Advisor NARUC International Programs

Dr. Choueiki serves as the Principal Technical Advisor for NARUC International Programs, where he guides NARUC’s in-house advisory team of experts in assisting partner energy regulators in countries with transitioning and emerging economies throughout Africa, Asia, Latin America, Eurasia, and other regions. He also leads the collaboration and strategic implementation of NARUC’s advisory services, including the oversight of technical documents produced by outside consultants and the establishment of strategic partnerships with other donors and/or in-field experts.

Prior to joining the NARUC team, Dr. Choueiki was the Director of the Office of the Federal Energy Advocate and the Director of the Forecasting and Market Monitoring Unit at the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO). He has contributed to numerous rule-making proceedings in the gas, electric, and telecommunications industries, and has testified in energy forecast hearings, alternative regulation hearings, and utility merger hearings. Additionally, he has co-authored several energy forecasting and telecommunications reports, and has lectured at the PUCO, national and international technical conferences, and USAID/NARUC energy workshops all over the globe. He has published in peer-reviewed engineering journals, and currently serves as a reviewer on several engineering journals.

Between 1996 and 1998, Dr. Choueiki was on sabbatical from the PUCO and took the opportunity to become a visiting faculty member in the College of Engineering and Petroleum at Kuwait University. During this time, he taught operations research, design of experiments, and forecast modeling.

Dr. Choueiki is a Registered Professional Engineer in Ohio and obtained a Philosophy Doctorate in Industrial and Systems Engineering from The Ohio State University.

Tuesday, 22 August 2023
15:00 - 17:00

Institutionality (I)

Connectivity and Integration to Support Regional Energy Markets

Energy regulators around the world are increasingly focused on connectivity and integration, especially in the context of developing regional energy markets. Regional energy markets play an important role in improving the energy security of countries by bolstering the resources and systems beyond local or national borders. They also help ensure that consumers receive reliable and affordable electricity while promoting increased use of clean energy resources. As new investors and traders enter the markets, it behooves energy regulators to promote coordinated regulatory frameworks to facilitate investments and increased access. This session will discuss key regulatory concepts and structures that various state-level regulators in the U.S. have developed with each other and with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Just as utilities have significantly increased their coordination efforts to address efficiencies, especially in regional transmission organizations (RTOs), regulators have, likewise, developed a number of working-level systems to strengthen the regional regulatory frameworks.