Agenda

THE CRUCIAL ROLE OF A MEDITERRANEAN PARTNERSHIP – RENEWABLE ENERGIES

Day: 14/11/2022
Time: 11:15 -
 12:15 (Egypt local time, CET+1)
Place: Mediterranean Pavilion
Organised by: OMC Med Energy Conference

Short description – The huge untapped potential of renewable energy in its varied forms especially across the southern and eastern Mediterranean can be an important enabler of energy transition in order to meet climate change mitigation goals and increase energy security at regional level. With the contribution of the main European renewable’s association OMC MED energy conference will deep dive this topic.

Background – The geographical proximity and the nexus of interests that bind Europe and the South and East Mediterranean region together has long been recognised. Climate change and energy transition represents a huge challenge for all countries and citizens, but there is no single magic bullet to achieve these targets. It requires a wide range of actions by a diverse range of players, and this work can be easily experimented and implemented in the Mediterranean basin. Among the different leverages, there is no doubt about the potential for a huge increase in the use of renewable energy across the whole of the Euro-Mediterranean region. Many technical and positioning reports stresses the huge untapped potential of renewable energy in its varied forms. Yet currently, even solar power capacity across the southern and eastern Mediterranean remains limited, despite the huge resource availability – cumulative solar PV capacity in the South and East Mediterranean is about the same as in France.

Event objectives – Emphasize the crucial role of a Mediterranean partnership due to geographical proximity and the nexus of interests of the different Med side. Stress the current limited renewable capacity across the southern and eastern Mediterranean, despite the huge resource availability. Propose a common (or shared) strategy based on the European experience in the different renewable sectors as a great opportunity to unlock the Mediterranean renewable full potential, for the benefit of the whole Med region.

Welcome:
Edoardo Dellarole – OMC Med Energy Programme Committee Chairman

Setting the scene:
Emanuela Menichetti – OME Director Renewable Energy Division

Panel debate:
Rémi Gruet – Chairman Ocean Energy Europe
Walburga Hemetsberger – Chairman SolarPower Europe
Giles Dickson – Chairman WindEurope

Conclusions:
Edoardo Dellarole – OMC Med Energy Programme Committee Chairman