MED-DESIRE involved in the “Renewable Energy” discussion group
On October 29 2013 the MED-DESIRE project participated in the Capitalization Event, organized by the ENPI CBC MED Joint Managing Authority in Amman (Jordan) in order to gather, analyse and share emerging good practices and lessons learnt from the implementation of all ENPI CBC MED projects. In particular, the Amman meeting was devoted to the projects in the “Environmental Challenges” cluster and MED-DESIRE project participated to the “Renewable Energy” discussion group.
The purpose of the meeting was twofold: on the one hand, allowing the projects in the same subgroup to share information about their goals and main activities, also by presenting one “good practice” and “challenge” per project; on the other hand, discussing about the relevance of the five Medium Term Needs that were considered as most relevant by the majority of the ENPI CBC MED projects.
The Lead Beneficiary (Puglia Region), ENEA (the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development) and LCEC (the Lebanese Center for Energy Conservation) represented the MED-DESIRE project at the meeting.
Among the different solar projects, the ENPI Strategic project SHAAMS (Strategic Hubs for the Analysis and Acceleration of the Mediterranean Solar Sector) clearly showed a large potential for synergy and collaboration with MED-DESIRE, because both projects envisage the delivery of policy recommendations, the creation and promotion of funding mechanisms, the development of training and capacity building initiatives.
The key good practice identified by MED-DESIRE is the creation of a common certification scheme that allows the growing of a common solar market, while the main challenge is that of finding effective financial mechanisms at national and local level for promoting the solar technologies.