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From Mediterranean Plans to Renewable Energy Power Plants

Rome, Italy: 3 October 2012 - 3 October 2012

Organiser: IEA Renewable Energy Working Party and the International Low-Carbon Energy Technology Platform  

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Background information 


Workshop report

In the news

Press release by GSE


This regional workshop was held in collaboration with GSE, OME and RES4Med, and under the auspices of the Italian Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Environment, Land and Sea


Workshop presentations

Opening remarks

Ambassador Richard Jones, Deputy Executive Director, IEA

Hans Jorgen Koch, Chair of the Renewable Energy Working Party

Keynote speeches

Francesco Starace, CEO Enel Greenpower and President Res4MED

Robert Lorentz, Renewable Energy Unit, European Commission DG Energy

Panel 1: The added value of ongoing initiatives

Opening remarks by Roberto Vigotti, Vice-Chairman of the REWP

Sotiris Varouxakis, UfM

Fabian Wigand, Desertec Industry Initiative

Fabio Tambone, Medreg

Michelangelo Celozzi, Med TSO

Jean Kowal, Medgrid

Kamel Esseghairi, APFREEE

Panel 2: The Action Plans in the Southern Mediterranean Countries

Kaouther Lihidheb, National Agency for Energy Conservation, Tunisia

Khairy Agha, Renewable Energy Authority of Libya

Ehab Ismail Ameen Abdalla, New and Renewable Energy Authority, Egypt

Nabil Saimi, Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy, Morocco

Panel 3: Industry Stakeholders’ Views – What is needed to unlock investment

Roundtable with utilities, system operators, manufacturing companies, developers and investors

Panel participants include representatives from:

Abengoa Solar; Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company; Enel Green Power; E.ON Climate & Renewables; European Solar Thermal Electricity Association; First Solar; Global Wind Energy Council; Medrec; PwC; Res4Med; RWE Innogy; TuNur; Turkish Electricity Transmission Corporation; Vestas