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




Prof. Pedro Verdelho
(Portugal, ERSE)


Ms. Marilena Delenta


Mrs Chafika Behluli
(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
25 February 2020
27th Renewable Energy Sources Working Group (RES WG) meeting: Assessment of the new available regulatory options for the integration of RES
Feed-in tariffs (FiT), Feed-in Premium (FiP) and Auction Mechanisms (AM) are examples of regulatory options to promote the development of renewable among the Mediterranean members. This study will assess whether these schemes are future proof and how they adapt to changing circumstances.
17 October 2019
Facilitating the understanding of RES auction mechanisms and sharing regulatory best practices at a workshop in Nicosia (Cyprus) on 17 October

Following the RES WG held in the morning, the Cyprus Energy Regulatory Authority (CERA) kindly hosted a MEDREG workshop on the implementation of the new EU RES Directive and RES schemes on auction mechanisms on 17 October 2019 in Nicosia.

  • 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 2020
  • Report: assessment of the new available regulatory options for the integration of RES also considering flexibility issues and technological change.
  • Peer review for LCEC (Lebanon) and possible study visit on the following aspects: ensuring transparency in renewable energy bids and ensuring accountability in renewable energy bids.
  • High level workshop for the Tunisian Energy Ministry to identify and discuss the regulatory tools to attract RES investments.
  • Technical workshop on the impact of sustained RES penetration on electricity systems.
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