The Secretary General of Med-TSO in Lebanon

The Secretary General (third from the left) at UfM Steering Committee Meeting

A very intense agenda last week for our Secretary General Angelo Ferrante, in Beirut for two days.

Mr. Ferrante participated last 26 September to the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) Steering Committee Meeting to plan the activities of UfM Regional Electricity Market (REM) Platform for the end of 2018 and 2019.
Med-TSO is engaged in this platform together with MedReg, the Association of Mediterranean Energy Regulators, whose representatives were also present to the meeting. The REM platform aims at the progressive integration of energy systems and energy markets in the Mediterranean region and, in particular, at the enhancement of electricity exchanges and interconnections, in order to achieve a secure, affordable and sustainable electricity supply for the benefit of citizens and economies in the Euro-Mediterranean region.

Lately, the same day, Mr. Ferrante met Mr. Kamal Fouad Hayek, Chairman – General Manager of Electricité du Liban (EdL), to discuss about future cooperation between EdL and Med-TSO and about the possibility for the Lebanese TSO to join our Association.

On Thursday, 27 September, our Secretary General participated to the International Beirut Energy Forum for Sustainable Development, which took place from 26 to 28 September; he was also invited to the Institutional Working Group meeting of MedReg, in which he held a presentation on the main achievements gained in the frame of the Mediterranean Project 1 and on how to strengthen the cooperation among the two associations.