Our work is to reinforce the electricity and gas markets, infrastructure and trade. We advocate for strong regulators that can protect consumers and contribute to the energy transition in the Mediterranean.
Environment, Renewable Energy Sources and Energy Efficiency Working Group (RES WG)




Prof. Pedro Verdelho
(Portugal, ERSE)


Dr. Sorina Mortada
(Lebanon, LCEC)


Mrs Chafika Behloul
(Algeria, CREG)





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.

Next event
16 December 2021
online meeting
Workshop on “Analyse mechanisms to promote low carbon innovation and market design principles to support energy transition”
As energy transition is rapidly gaining momentum, regulators and system operators are consistently involved in the energy transition and regulatory reforms will be pivotal to ensure efficiency increases and networks performance.
10 November 2021
30th Environment, Renewable Energy Sources and Energy Efficiency Working Group (RES WG) meeting
The RES WG will meet to discuss the drafting of the reports and for an update on recent and future activities. More information will be provided in due course.
  • 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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