The Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea (IMELS) and Studiare Sviluppo in collaboration with the Tunisian National Agency for Energy Conservation (ANME), the Lebanese Center for Energy Conservation (LCEC) and the Egyptian New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA) are organising 6 training sessions, in order to spread and consolidate knowledge in finance and regulation for energy efficiency and distributed solar energy technology support in the Mediterranean Partner Countries, in the framework of the EU funded Project MED-DESIRE.
The training sessions will be held in Tunisia, Lebanon and Egypt starting from the end of September 2015. Two sessions per Country will be devoted respectively to financial instruments for distributed solar technology market support and to innovative regulatory instruments for local support to distributed solar technology, namely Solar Ordinances.
The training initiatives on “Financial instruments for distributed solar energy technologies” aim at strengthening knowledge and capacity building in a target group including economical operators, public administration officers, banks and financial institutes. The expected results include the definition and implementation of a local enabling environment needed for the promotion of the solar technologies. The first training session will start in Tunis on 29-30 September, 2015.
On the other hand, the training initiatives on “Solar Ordinances” address relevant political bodies and public administrations responsible for energy policy and local development planning in their own Countries and Regions. Trainings will take place in each selected local Administration, with the aim to provide the staff with the necessary skills for implementing solar ordinances. To this purpose, international experiences and best practices at a local and regional scale will a be presented. The first training session will be held in Hammam-Sousse on 20-21 October, 2015.