In the framework of MED-DESIRE project, the National Agency for Energy Conservation ANME organized in Hammam-Sousse on October 20th and 21st, a two-days training on “Innovative Regulatory Instruments for Local Support to Distributed Solar Technology: Solar Ordinances”.
The training sessions have seen the participation of 29 representatives from 9 eligible municipalities for the ENPI CBC Med Programme (Hammam-Sousse, Sousse, Monastir, Sfax, Hammamet, M’saken, Ennfidha, Messadine, Moknine) and relevant public stakeholders (General Directorate of Local Public Authorities - Ministry of the Interior, National Company of electricity and gas, Ministry of infrastructure housing and management of territory, National Agency for Energy Conservation), as well as Order of Architects.
The course was structured into two training days: during the first one, ANME representatives introduced the Tunisian energy context and MED-DESIRE Project, whereas MED-DESIRE experts discussed about solar thermal energy technologies and the advantages of introducing solar ordinances in Hammam-Sousse.
Discussions were focused on the technical integration of solar thermal systems as well as the promotion of solar thermal energy - PROSOL (satisfaction survey results, subsidies...).
The second day was dedicated to the specific rules of a solar ordinance proposal in the Municipality of Hammam-Sousse.
The main recommendations of the represented municipalities in the training to implement the solar ordinance were to adapt the regulatory framework to this approach, to perform an awareness campaign for the civil society and some associations.
At the end of the training, attendance certificates were delivered to participants and, according to questionnaires, they were broadly satisfied with the overall organisation, the content was instructive and very useful, the attendees were aware of the significant importance of implementing solar ordianances to enhance the use of renewable energies.