Round Table Meeting
On 4th February 2009, RCREEE convened a Renewable Energy Round table. At the round table, Egyptian and regional experts engaged in a lively discussion on the potentials of the Mediterranean Solar Plan and the regulatory framework to support green electricity production. The round table demonstrated the Center’s strong as a regional policy platform with the capacity to bring experts from the region together in order to discuss topical issues.
In the second session, several RCREEE member states are in the process of discussing and enacting legislative reforms in order to support and enhance the production of electricity from renewable energy sources. The energy law round table shall provide a coordinated platform where relevant experiences can be discussed and shared. It hereby responds to a number of inquiries which have reached RCREEE:
Member states involved in relevant reforms can critically assess and discuss their experiences with peers (evaluation of experiences)
Member states planning relevant legislative measures get access to discussions and experiences in other Member states (transfer of experiences)
All Member states have the opportunity to discuss proposals and experiences with representatives from the private sector who in turn can present expectations to regulators (initiate dialogue with the private sector).
The second session was moderated by Dr. Paolo Frankl, Head of the Energy Unit/ International Energy Agency (IEA).
Documents & Presentations
- The Clean Technology Fund (CTF): Opportunity for MENA Renewable Energy Scale-up (Jonathan Walters, CTF)
- Use of EU Policy Initiatives to Promote RE RE-based Electricity Generation in MENA Countries
- Green Electricity from the Mediterranean (Suding, JCEE)
- High level round table on Green Electricity Production organized by the Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in Cairo
- Identification of the “Mediterranean Solar Plan” (IMSP); An EUROPEAID Initiative under the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) (Albrecht Kaupp, MED-EMIP)
- Renewable Energy Sources and Energy Efficiency Regulatory Frameworks (Hafez A. El-Salmawy, Egyptian Electric Utility and Customer Protection)
- Zohra ETTAIK, Ministry of Energy, Mines, Water and Environment, Morocco
- RENEWABLE ENERGIES IN ALGERIA: reality and prospects (Hamouda Rachid, Elec, Gaz, & ENR)
- Reforms of Electricity Laws in Lebanon: Facts and Challenges (Ziad El-Zein, UNDP-LCEC)
- Reform of Electricity Laws – Incentives for the Use of Renewable Energies in selected MENA Countries: Introductory Remarks (Paolo Frankl, IEA)
- Renewable Energy Law for Jordan (Sabra, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources)
- Agence de Maîtrise de trise l’Énergie (Salima CHERCHALI, APRUE, Algeria)
- General Authority for Energy, Tunisia