Capacity Building Program “Pricing Renewables: Feed-in Tariff (FiT) Design and Structure for Wind Farms and Solar Plants”

H.E. Dr. Hassan Younes, the Egyptian Minister of Electricity and Energy handed over certificates for a batch of trainees from twelve Arab countries members in the Regional Center of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency “RCREEE”, in the field of “Pricing of Renewable Energy Projects: Feed-in Tariff (FiT) Design and Structure for Wind Farms and Solar Plants”. This interactive capacity building program was organized during October 23rd -27th, 2011 in Cairo through cooperation between RCREEE, Egyptian Electric Utility and Consumer Protection Regulatory Agency “EgyptERA” and the Egyptian Ministry of Electricity and Energy represented by the New & Renewable Energy Authority “NREA”.
Specialists from Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Sudan, Jordan, Palestine, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and Bahrain participated in the program. This program presented to RCREEE member states the state-of the art existing tools for implementing RE applications; through providing an overview of RE schemes all over the world, including FiT. It particularly focused on how  FiT can be designed and how it is possible to simulate Fit Models for Wind Farms and Solar Plants; presented what are the lessons to be taken into consideration while building successful legal and regulatory frameworks for FiT and finally offered hands-on training on practical case studies. This capacity building program helped the participants to acquire practical experience in RE regulation (Wind & Solar). Practice Hands-on FiT schemes using user-friendly developed software that can be used to calculate FiT, in addition to concepts and methodologies that are adaptable to these tools in each country. Participants were also provided with reading materials needed to build consistent RE FiT policies and regulations back in their home country.
This program is a continuation of the achievements of RCREEE, which was founded in 2008 with support from Egypt, Germany, Denmark and the European Commission as an independent international organization hosted by Egypt, to work in encouraging the use of renewable energy technologies and energy efficiency in the Arab region.
RCREEE initiates a regional dialogue, promotes policies favorable to renewable energy and energy efficiency, encourages the cooperation with the private sector, enhances applied research and development and further to build capacity and networking. Till October 2011, more than 150 trainees from Arab countries has benefited from specialized training programs organized by RCREEE in cooperation with many local, regional and international partners prominent in the fields of renewable energy and energy efficiency.
Documents & Presentations
Countries presentations
Day 1
Day 2
Day 4
  • Overview of the Feed-in Tariff Model
Day 5
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