Med-TSO representatives at Coordination meeting with UfM Energy Platforms’ Stakeholders
Last Friday 19 July, the Secretary General of Med-TSO, Mr. Angelo Ferrante, and the Convener of the Working Group “Economic Studies & Scenarios”, Mr. Emmanuel Bué, took part to the “Coordination meeting with UfM Energy Platforms’ Stakeholders”, held in Lisbon, Portugal.
After the welcome speeches by Mr. M. Sales Dias (ADENE Board Member) and Mr. J. Bernardo (Portuguese Director General for Energy and Geology), the coordination meeting proceeded with a first session focused on the preparation of the UfM Energy Ministerial Declaration, foreseen for June 2021.
It was analyzed the previous UfM Energy Declaration of 2016, its strength and weakness and, in particular, the discussion dealt with the identification of the new priorities to promote and the eventual bottlenecks to anticipate.
The second session of the meeting concerned the state of play and the work plan for 2019-2022 of the three UfM platforms: Regional Electricity Market (REM), Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (REEE) and Gas.
These platforms were established by the UfM in March 2015 as the only existing dialogue fora gathering all Euro-Mediterranean countries as well as key stakeholders, including financial institutions, regional organizations, industrial enterprises, energy experts.
During this session, Mr. Ferrante presented a concept note on the possible implementation of Projects of Common Interest at a Mediterranean level, highlighting, based on the experience carried out at EU and Energy Community level, the need to implement a sound framework of rules, criteria and methodologies to make the process working effectively.
Instead, Mr. Bué presented Med-TSO electricity long-term scenarios, illustrating several possible evolutions of the Euro-Mediterranean Power System at 2030 horizon. He also showed some simulation tools used by the Working Group he convenes for the implementation of the scenarios: these tools are used to identify and assess the opportunities for electricity exchanges through the Mediterranean corridors.
Med-TSO is one of the main stakeholders of REM Platform, together with MedReg, the Association of Mediterranean Energy Regulators. This platform aims at the progressive integration of energy systems and energy markets in the UfM region and, in particular, at the enhancement of electricity exchanges and interconnections.