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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.



LAST PUBLICATION
Next event
November 2021
Training on "Climate obligations, Environmental standards and Regulation"
The training is part of the activities carried out by MEDREG to empower its members, support them in their daily work, with the overall view of creating a Mediterranean regulatory culture.
LAST EVENT
15 April 2021
online meeting
MEDREG – ECRB Joint Workshop on “Integrating RES in the Electricity Networks and Balancing Mechanism in MEDREG and ECRB Regions”
As a consequence of cost-competitiveness of renewable energy technologies, the investments in these energy sources are becoming more and more significative.
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
Planned activities for 2021-22
  • Energy efficiency programmes:
    - A report to identify the role and competences of the Regulators in the MED Region concerning energy efficiency measures;
    - Relevant data will be gathered through a questionnaire also looking at the green mobility policies developed in the region.
  • Future role of renewables gases:
    - A report defining basic regulatory principles and common visions on renewable gas
  • Technical support to members:
    Pooling ANRE (Morocco) LCEC (Lebanon) EMRC (Jordan): Analyse mechanisms to promote low carbon innovation and market design principles to support energy transition
    PUA (Israel): Energy storage and demand management
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