"A step change in the deployment of renewable energy and energy efficiency solutions in the Mediterranean”


One-day high level workshop

“A step change in the deployment of RE and EE solutions in the Mediterranean”

Rabat, Sofitel  Jardin del Roses: 16 September 2014

Organizer: RES4MED

Contact Email: info@res4med.org



Renewables Energy Solutions for the Mediterranean (RES4MED) is a network of international leaders, already engaged in promoting their core business in the SEMCs with a common mission to accelerate the deployment of renewables and energy efficiency solutions and their integration in the local and regional markets.


RES4MED pursues its mission through:

  • Direct dialogue with institutions, agencies, utilities and industrial stakeholders of  SEMCs
  • Distributed energy solutions to meet energy local needs, additional and complementary to large scale power plants
  • The promotion of capacity building and training to facilitate  the deployment of RES and EE and their integration in the electricity markets
  • Cover the growing energy needs of SEMCs providing social and economic benefits on the local supply chain


Opening Session

Welcome and Key Note

Roberto Vigotti, Secretary General of RES4MED


The new Med energy and social context

Sudqi Omoush, Energy Expert and Policy Advisor at Secretariat, Union for the Mediterranean


Morning Session - Mediterranean energy context: focus Morocco

Renewable Energy development in Morocco

Hakima El Haite, Minister Delegate To The Minister Of Energy, Mining, Water And Environment, In Charge Of Environment


Potential of PV in Morocco

Badr Ikken, General Director of The Research Agency on Solar and Renewable Energies(IRESEN)


Investment climate: business models to deploy RES and EE in Morocco

Ahmed Baroudi,  Directeur Général de la SIE


Afternoon Session – The broad range of RE and EE solutions

Italian experience in deploying renewable energy

Luca Benedetti,  Head of Energy Studies at GSE


Centralized vs. distributed power generation in developing countries: what's smarter?

Marco Raganella, Head of Business Development Maghreb at Enel Green Power


Digital Metering: a key enabling factor to foster RES development

Simone Aibino, Area Manager Europe, Mediterranean Countris & USA at Cesi


Storage to manage grid congestion

Maria Luciana Rizzi, Head of Research Strategies at RSE


Waste to Energy industry from urban waste and agricoltural residues: a social path

Vincenzo Pace, Technical director BU Biogas & Biomasses at ASJA


Financing energy efficiency: main barriers and solutions

Paolo Gentili, Senior Manager at PwC


Esco’s experience,  know-how sharing from Energy Efficiency Italian industry

Andrea Ponta, Energy Manager at IREN


Efficient water management: sustainable solutions

Franco Valentini, Business Development Director at SANTERNO


ICT for energy management

Maurizio Pellegrini, Research Director Office at FONDAZIONE UGO BORDONI