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



(Portugal, ERSE)
(Lebanon, LCEC)
(Egypt, EgyptERA)

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 2023
  • Report on Energy Labels and Energy Efficiency Mechanisms: The report will be elaborated in collaboration with RCREEE and will tackle the mechanisms that improve the energy efficiency of the electricity system including the supply side, demand side, and awareness tools to enhance the role of end-users in energy efficiency. The report will also constitute a contribution of MEDREG to the UfM REEE platform. 
  • Workshop on promoting RES and EE: The RES WG will organise a conference on mobilising public-private partnerships for promoting RES and EE, particularly for SMEs.
  • Technical Support to Members: Workshop for CREG (Algeria), EgyptERA (Egypt) and EMRC (Jordan) on distributed RE connection code, battery storage, and smart meters.




Next event
26 March 2024
35th Environment, Renewable Energy Sources and Energy Efficiency Working Group (RES WG)

The RES WG has been analysing the regulatory mechanisms to promote and facilitate the acceleration of the energy transition since 2018.

21-22 February
Study visit of CREG, EgyptERA and EMRC to ERSE on Distributed Renewable Energy Connection Code, Battery Storage, and Smart Meters

Three MEDREG members consisting of CREG, EgyptERA, and EMRC representing Algeria, Egypt, and Jordan respectively visited the Portuguese regulator ERSE to learn from the experience of the countries who have already undergone the process or have some track record with the distributed Renewable Energy (RE) connection code, battery storage, and smart meters.

  • 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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