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

 

Chairmanship

Co-Chair

Prof. Pedro Verdelho
(Portugal, ERSE)

Co-Chair

Ms. Marilena Delenta
(CERA-Cyprus)

Vice-Chair

Mrs Chafika Behluli
(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
Fall 2020 (to be defined)
Technical workshop on the impact of sustained RES penetration on electricity systems
LAST EVENT
September TBC
28th Renewable Energy Sources and Energy Efficiency Working Group (RES WG)
The RES WG will meet to finalise its assessment on the new available regulatory options for the integration of RES, and agree on the activities to be performed in 2021.
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 2020
  • Report: assessment of the new available regulatory options for the integration of RES also considering flexibility issues and technological change.
  • Peer review for LCEC (Lebanon) and possible study visit on the following aspects: ensuring transparency in renewable energy bids and ensuring accountability in renewable energy bids.
  • High level workshop for the Tunisian Energy Ministry to identify and discuss the regulatory tools to attract RES investments.
  • Technical workshop on the impact of sustained RES penetration on electricity systems.
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