Workshop — Rome, Italy

From Mediterranean Plans to Renewable Energy Power Plants


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.

Background information
Workshop report

In the news
Press release by GSE

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