Res4Med’s High-level Workshop in Amman
The Secretary General of Med-TSO, Angelo Ferrante, participated to the Business-To-Government High level Workshop “Accelerating the renewable energy transition in Jordan” organized by RES4Med&Africa in Amman, on 20 March.
The workshop was focused on the long-term energy strategies and the grid solutions for integrating the renewable energy systems, attracting investments and exploiting the socio-economic benefits of renewables in Jordan.
The first part of the workshop was dedicated to the institutional speeches, which set the general context of the day. Then, during the second part, it was held a panel discussion on long-term energy strategies as mechanisms for exploiting new business models for an effective integration of RES, to which our Secretary General took part together with other local and Mediterranean stakeholders.
Mr. Ferrante highlighted the importance for Jordan to strengthen the transmission grid and develop new interconnections with the neighboring countries for tackling the expected huge amount of new RES to be connected to the grid. Mr. Ferrante confirmed also that in the ongoing Mediterranean Project 2 also interconnections with countries out of the Mediterranean perimeter will be considered: in particular, he said, a tighter cooperation with GCCIA, the Gulf Cooperation Council Interconnection Authority, should be put in place for studying the regional impact of a Jordan-Saudi Arabia interconnection. GCCIA has already expressed strong interest to promote the cooperation with Med-TSO.
RES4Med is a leading platform for public-private dialogue in light of the renewable energy potential and growing energy demand of Southern-Mediterranean countries. Since its inception, RES4Med promotes renewable energy in Southern-Mediterranean countries as a cost-effective, sustainable, and reliable energy strategy to meet growing energy demand. Its mission is to promote the deployment of large-scale and decentralized renewable energy (RE) solutions in Southern-Mediterranean markets to meet local energy needs for growth.