[Round Table] The Mediterranean at the Forefront of the Energy Transition
Click here to enter aThis round table was held within the framework the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW 2018). It aims to contribute to the dialogue on the creation of an integrated Mediterranean energy market that the European Union is consistently promoting within the framework of the Euro-Mediterranean partnership.
The round table addressed such questions as: What policies are needed in a context of declining renewable energy costs? How to ensure a reliable and efficient power system taking into account the growing share of variable generation? What is the role of storage and other options to increase power system flexibility? What interconnections are needed to facilitate regional market integration in support of the energy transition? What is the role of energy efficiency in the energy transition and how does it complement renewable energy deployment?

Speakers included:

•Hans Van Steen, Advisor to Director General Dominique Ristori, DG Energy, European Commission
•Mustapha Bakkoury, President of Masen

•Cyril Dewaleyne representing Jorge Borrego, Deputy Secretary General, Union for the Mediterranean
•Gabriel de Lastours, Associate Director, Senior Banker, Power and Energy, EBRD
•Waleed Saleh I. Alsuraih, Lead Energy Specialist, World Bank
•Giulia Marchesini, Senior Partnership Specialist, Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI)

The round table was moderated by Silvia Pariente-David, Senior Advisor to the CMI.
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