Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency for the Mediterranean

 

When: 2014

Where: Algeria

What: Strengthening Institutional Capacities

Key objectives

  • Develop solutions to different issues related to renewable energy, energy efficiency, waste management and recycling for Algeria and countries of the sub-Mediterranean region

When: 2014

Where: Algeria

What: Strengthening Institutional Capacities

Together with R20 Regions of Climate Action’s office for the sub-Mediterranean regions and with the Algerian Ministry of Territorial Planning and Environment, we developed a workshop on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency for the Sub-Mediterranean Basin from September 23-25, 2014 in Oran, Algeria.

The aim of this workshop was to develop solutions to different issues related to renewable energy, energy efficiency, and waste management and recycling for Algeria and countries of the sub-Mediterranean region. As a unique pool of expertise in the electricity sector, we were able to share our members’ knowledge in these matters with major key players in the region.

Focusing on three major aspects of the development of renewable energy and energy efficiency projects – mainly regulatory frameworks and policies, technologies and their application, and financing and business models – several representatives from West African and Mediterranean countries were invited to share their views and experiences with experts from the international power sector that included representatives from GSEP members Hydro-Québec, Enel and Électricité de France. A total of 48 participants representing 15 countries in the region were in attendance.

 Mr. Abdelghani Zaalane, Wali of Oran, Algeria was present at the workshop and expressed his enthusiasm at the development of concrete intiatives in renewable energy and energy efficiency in Algeria and the region that are being supported by his government. Mr. Mohamed Mekkakia, the representative of the Algerian Ministry of Territorial Planning and Environment, echoed these sentiments, noting that this workshop was important and very timely for Algeria and the region, supporting the momentum for these projects.

Participating members and partners

  • EDF
  • Hydro-Québec
  • Enel
  • Iberdrola
  • R20 Regions of Climate
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