RCREEE Co-organizes “Smart Grids and the Integration of RE Projects” training course

In the framework of continuous and fruitful cooperation with the League of Arab States (LAS), the Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, Euro-Arab Foundation, United Nations Economic and Social Committee for Western Asia (ESCWA) and the German International Cooperation Agency (GIZ) jointly organized a five days training course entitled “Smart Grids and the Integration of RE Projects”. The course was held from 25 to 30 April 2016, in the headquarters of the Euro-Arab foundation in Granada, Spain.

The course attracted more than 35 attendees from 10 Arab countries (Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Sudan and Yemen). The attendees represented policy makers, RE and EE professionals, grid operators, and senior professionals from public and private sectors involved in formulating and implementing RE systems expansion.

The course aims at building knowledge and exchanging experiences of RE projects integration into grids and smart grid applications. Participants were also introduced to the tools and processes of grid developments and management in regards to technical and regulatory frameworks of grid integration. In addition, attendees discussed control of energy demand, and the production bi-directional electricity, and operational challenges of production on a small scale in distribution grids.

The course provided a great opportunity to share European experiences and lessons, especially the German and Spanish experiences linked to RE share increase and fundamental elements to monitor, dispatch and control decentralized generation and its impact on grid operation and stability.

The program also aimed to provide participants with in-depth operation and practical knowledge through organizing two technical visits to the grid control center in Malaga and Seville.

This training course is one of the activities designed to implement the Pan-Arab Renewable Energy Strategy 2030, adopted by the Arab Economic and Social Development Summit in January 2013.

Documents and Presentations;

Day 01 (25 April ,2016)

​Day 02 ( 26 April 2016)

Day 04  (27 April 2016)