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The Secretary General of Med-TSO met IEC representatives

The Secretary General of Med-TSO met IEC representatives
18/10/2018

Last Tuesday the Secretary General of Med-TSO, Angelo Ferrante visited Israel Electric Company (IEC) Headquarters in Haifa.

There, Mr. Ferrante met Mr. Shimon Fisher, Acting Senior Vice Planning, Development and Technology & Head of Power Grid Division.

The meeting was held to strengthen the engagement and the cooperation of IEC in the frame of Med-TSO’s Mediterranean Project 2, for which the contribution of the Israeli company is very important to achieve the results and to carry out the studies foreseen by the project action plan.

Also present to the meeting Ms. Tal Katz, from the Office of the Senior Vice President of Planning, Development and Technology, who will be the contact point of Med-TSO in the Israeli company for the activities of the project.




Med-TSO at the Italian Energy Day in Milan

The Secretary General during his speech

Med-TSO at the Italian Energy Day in Milan
11/10/2018

On Thursday 11 October, in Milan, took place the Italian Energy Day. The event was organized by the World Energy Council in the frame of the World Energy Week, held in Milan from 8 to 11 October, having also Med-TSO among the patrons.

The conference was opened by the welcome speeches of Marco Margheri, Chairman of World Energy Council Italy, and of Moncef Harrabi, President of Med-TSO and Chairman of OME.

The Secretary General of Med-TSO, Angelo Ferrante, participated to the session “Building resilient energy infrastructure within Euro-Mediterranean and African regions”, having as subject the need to facilitate the development of flexible, safe and resilient energy infrastructures in the Euro-Mediterranean and African regions.

Mr. Ferrante highlighted the role of multilateral cooperation in the Mediterranean in facilitating the regional integration of power systems. He presented also the main results of the just completed Mediterranean Project 1, with a special focus on the Common Target Regulatory Framework (with its relevant Implementation Roadmap), as a basis for a future Mediterranean Network Code, and the Mediterranean Master Plan, i.e. the impact assessment at a regional level of 14 new interconnection projects that could increase the interconnection capacity of about 18 000 MW, requiring some 16 BEUR investments.

The World Energy Week was a global event that provided a high-level forum for discussion of the top energy issues. The Week was built around a series of meetings over four days, including, besides the Italian Energy Day, also the World Energy Leaders Summit, the Future Energy Leaders Summit and the Energy Transition Summit.




The Secretary General of Med-TSO in Lebanon

The Secretary General (third from the left) at UfM Steering Committee Meeting

The Secretary General of Med-TSO in Lebanon
03/10/2018

A very intense agenda last week for our Secretary General Angelo Ferrante, in Beirut for two days.

Mr. Ferrante participated last 26 September to the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) Steering Committee Meeting to plan the activities of UfM Regional Electricity Market (REM) Platform for the end of 2018 and 2019.
Med-TSO is engaged in this platform together with MedReg, the Association of Mediterranean Energy Regulators, whose representatives were also present to the meeting. The REM platform aims at the progressive integration of energy systems and energy markets in the Mediterranean region and, in particular, at the enhancement of electricity exchanges and interconnections, in order to achieve a secure, affordable and sustainable electricity supply for the benefit of citizens and economies in the Euro-Mediterranean region.

Lately, the same day, Mr. Ferrante met Mr. Kamal Fouad Hayek, Chairman – General Manager of Electricité du Liban (EdL), to discuss about future cooperation between EdL and Med-TSO and about the possibility for the Lebanese TSO to join our Association.

On Thursday, 27 September, our Secretary General participated to the International Beirut Energy Forum for Sustainable Development, which took place from 26 to 28 September; he was also invited to the Institutional Working Group meeting of MedReg, in which he held a presentation on the main achievements gained in the frame of the Mediterranean Project 1 and on how to strengthen the cooperation among the two associations.





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Security and Socio – economic Development in the Mediterranean strongly depend on energy and on the possibility to develop an integrated regional energy market. Energy infrastructures are key for achieving this goal, especially for what concerns the development of a reliable, secure and sustainable transmission network, capable to interconnect the countries and allow exchange of electricity and integration of new generation sources, in primis from RES.Based on multilateral cooperation as a strategical approach to regional development for facilitating the integration of the Mediterranean Power Systems, Med-TSO has received a three-year lasting grant from the EU Commission (DG NEAR) to carry out the so called “Mediterranean Project” (Feb 2015 – Jan 2018). The Project aims at the progressive harmonization and strengthening of the electricity markets in the Mediterranean region, following a bottom-up approach and direct involvement of Med-TSO Members, through the following activity lines: ...
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