Med-TSO at RES4MED&Africa conference in Tunis

President of Med-TSO, M. Harrabi during his speech at Italian Embassy in Tunis

The President of Med-TSO Moncef Harrabi and the Secretary General Angelo Ferrante took part to the conference “Renewables and infrastructure for the clean energy transition of Tunisia: The Italian journey on the renewable energies: Excellency and Best Practices”, organized in Tunis by the Italian Embassy and RES4MED&Africa, last 27 June.

The conference focused on the Italian Excellency and the best practices in the renewable energy sector, and it covered many aspects of the renewable energy (RE) sector, such as large and medium scale RE plants, competitive auctions mechanisms, job creation and local content generated by the RE industry, technology innovation, transmission infrastructures, policies and regulations, and presented some case studies.

Harrabi, also CEO of STEG, during his keynote speech affirmed: “We strongly believe that the development of electricity transmission infrastructure in the Mediterranean region is strategic to accompany the growth of energy production in progress”.
During his speech, he recalled the electricity interconnection project between Tunisia and Italy, to be developed by the two Med-TSO Members Terna (Italy) and STEG (Tunisia) .This project is fundamental for allowing energy exchanges between the north and south shores of the Mediterranean region and, as President Harrabi highlighted, it has been recently included in the list of Projects of Common Interest (PCI) published by the European Union.

The status of the TUN-ITA interconnection project was also presented by Mr. Belhassen Chiboub, Co-Chairman of Elmed Etudes (joint venture between STEG and TERNA) and Director of the IPP department of the Tunisian Ministry of Energy Mining and Renewables.