On February 16-17 2012, the Energy Regulators Regional Association (ERRA) hosted a meeting of the Licensing and Competition Committee, and Workshop on Regulatory Aspects of Smart Grid. The meetings were held in Gdansk, Poland. The event brought together regulators from a number of Central/Eastern European and Central Asian countries. Richard Cowart, RAP’s European Programmes Director, and Edith Pike-Biegunska, an Associate with the Europe team, presented at the meetings. Richard Cowart offered insights into global experiences with Energy Savings Obligations, emphasizing the benefits of energy efficiency to consumers, the power system, and the environment, and emphasizing the range of successful approaches to energy efficiency underway in the US, EU, China, and elsewhere.