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Activities
Environment, Renewable Energy Sources and Energy Efficiency Working Group (RES WG)

 

Chairmanship

Chair
 

Prof. Pedro Verdelho
(Portugal, ERSE)

Vice-Chair
 

Dr. Sorina Mortada
(Lebanon, LCEC)

Vice-Chair
 

Mrs Chafika Behloul
(Algeria, CREG)

 

 

 

Mission

The RES WG focuses on the legislative and regulatory mechanisms used to promote renewable electricity generation, energy efficiency and RES deployment in the Mediterranean area, with attention to off-grid solutions and independent power producers (IPPs).


In the last few years, the RES WG has focused its activities on analysing the state of play of deployment of innovative technologies such as smart meters and smart grids in the Mediterranean region, deepening their impact in reducing electricity prices as well as evaluating potential regulatory measures to overcome limitations to their deployment.



Planned activities for 2022
  • Future role of renewables gases: a report will define basic regulatory principles and common visions on renewable gas.
  • Technical support to members: Experts mission for southern shore regulators to “explore energy storage and   demand management”

 

 

 

LAST PUBLICATION
Next event
17 to 19 May 2022
Tirana, Albania
Training on Climate obligations, Environmental standards and Regulation
The scope of this training is to provide Members with a better understanding of how environmental and climate change matters are intertwined with their daily regulatory work as well as what is expected from regulators to reduce the carbon footprint. The role of regulators should look in particular into the persistence of sound economic principles, notably the establishment of targets that are consistent and coherent.
LAST EVENT
21 April 2022
Istanbul
Turkey
MEDREG met with the Turkish Energy Exchange Istanbul (EXIST)
In the margin of the 10th High-Level Meeting of Regional Associations of Emerging Markets to be held in Istanbul today, MEDREG Director Hasan OZKOC and Deputy Director Bardhi HOXHA, paid a courtesy visit to the Turkish Energy Exchange Istanbul (EXIST), which is a member of Europex and ENTSO-E, to exchange views and practices in the recent developments in Turkey as well as in the region.
OBJECTIVES
  • Implementation of harmonised regulatory options to promote RES in a cost-effective way.
  • Implementation of advanced distributed generation, grid parity and net metering frameworks in Mediterranean electricity systems. 
  • Evaluation of the costs associated with the fulfilment of national RES targets
  • Promotion of the exchange of information, knowledge and experiences.
  • Assessment of the social impact associated with RES promotion and development in each member country.
  • Study the best options to promote RES in isolated systems when required.
Main Activities
  • Benchmark RES electricity (update 2018 data).
  • Analyse improvement of energy efficiency by smart grids, smart metering and energy service companies and the cost that such an improvement in network.
  • Analyse main regulatory mechanisms such as: environment protection; promotion of Renewable Energy Sources (RES) and Combined Heat and Power (CHP); energy efficiency promotion including integration to the grids and smart metering issues and their impact of costs.
  • Promote the exchange of information, knowledge and experiences and evaluate the results of the different mechanisms in the national contexts, analysing success factors and critical issues.
  • Analyse the possible effects of the introduction at a national level of successful RES mechanisms adopted in other countries
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