Afour-day course held recent in Venice, entitled New challenges for energy system in the Mediterranean Region, offered activities, interactive lessons and a final roundtable discussion on the current energy situation to 24 experts from the public sector, government institutions, regulatory authorities and energy businesses from the non-EU countries of the Mediterranean region.
The course was promoted by theEnel Foundation alongside theInternational Energy Agency(IEA), the Observatoire Méditerranéen de l'Energie (OME), the Renewable Energy Solutions for the Mediterranean(RES4MED) and Venice International University(VIU).
It provided participants with an overview of and the latest on the region's energy markets, offering lectures with international experts, case studies and workshops. The 24 officials from North Africa and the Middle Eastern region of the Mediterranean Basin were divided into groups and asked to explore the issues that concern their particular region. They then presented the results of their discussions during a session on the last day of the course, sharing their analysis with the rest of the participants.
A round-table discussed moderated by Nicolo Sartori, a Senior Fellow at IAI, closed the course by going what had been dealt with: policies and the regulatory framework in the Mediterranean area, the development of renewable energy, connection systems both in the region and with the north of the Mediterranean and business models that aid the transition to a modern and integrated energy system.
The cconcluding seminar was attended by Senior Energy Analyst at the IEA Adam Brown, Enel Green Power's Head of Regulatory Affairs Felice Egidi, Secretary General of RES4MED Roberto Vigotti, CEO of the CESI research consortium Matteo Codazzi and Benjamin Gallèpe, Director of MEDREG Secretariat.