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"Enhancing energy efficiency solutions in the Mediterranean Region"

1st Edition
May, Monday 16th – Friday 20th

RES4MED, in partnership with Asja and Iren and in cooperation with Politecnico di Torino and OME, organizes the training course "Enhancing energy efficiency solutions in the Mediterranean Region". The course is addressed primarily to participants with an appropriate seniority selected among public institutions, energy service companies, energy centers, universities and research agencies operating in the Mediterranean basin.
The training aims at providing participants with a set of technical, economical and regulatory tools to assess the most appropriate energy efficiency solutions both in public and in industrial sector, to overcome the main barriers and to foster the development of energy efficiency projects in the SEMCS countries.
The course will be held in English, therefore a good knowledge of such language is required.


  • Strengthen the capacity of the key stakeholders and decision makers to develop effectively energy efficiency programs;
  • fostering Public Private Partnership (PPP) favouring the creation of a Mediterranean network of experts, to generate a positive climate for opportunities and investments;
  • share and discuss experiences and best practices about technologies, support policies and schemes, market data, business models and financing instruments.

Target Audience

The target audience consists of 35 professionals:
  • 10 professionals from Southern and Eastern Mediterranean countries (Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia and Turkey) – full scholarship
  • 5 professionals from Balkan countries (Albania, Kosovo, Montenegro and Serbia) – full scholarship
  • 10 professionals from RES4MED free tuition fee
  • 10 Ph.D. students and Researchers from Italian Universitiesfree tuition fee
RES4MED, Iren, Asja and Politecnico di Torino promote a balanced gender mix in the selection of participants and therefore high significance is given to the attendance of women.
Facilitation Covering
Full scholarship Flights, accommodation, board, transportation, lectures, laboratories and power plant visits
Free tuition fee Lectures, laboratories and power plant visits (including transportation). The participants have to cover by their own means the flights and one week accommodation and board.

Screening of candidates

A Selection Committee is set up for over-seeing the process and for final selection of candidates.
The selection committee will be composed by representative of:
  • IREN
  • Asja
  • Politecnico di Torino
  • OME
After the Selection Committee official approval, RES4MED will notify an e-mail confirming the participation in the course to admitted participants.


The course foresees lectures on the main technical, regulatory and financial features given by qualified international and Italian experts, academics and highly skilled technicians, balanced with visits and technical explanations to innovative laboratories and facilities. The training is structured to favour the exchange of experiences among participants by means of their direct involvement through fruitful interaction in group study activities and guided technical visits at energy efficiency implemented projects. The Training Course encourages participants to explore multidisciplinary approaches covering technical, economic and regulatory topics integrating for each topic:
  • the theoretical and academic session (ensured by Politecnico di Torino, Politecnico di Milano)
  • the market perspective and industrial view (ensured by Asja, Iren and other RES4MED shareholders)

Tentative Agenda

May, Monday 16th – Friday 20th

Day #1 | May 16th
Morning - Politecnico di Torino
  • Welcome and course presentation
  • Capturing the multiple benefits of energy efficiency
Afternoon - Politecnico di Torino
  • Energy efficiency indicators and business models
  • How to approach energy efficiency projects: understanding of the energy consumption patterns

Day #2 | May 17th
Morning - Politecnico di Torino
  • Energy Efficiency in Italy: general trends, drivers and barriers
  • Energy Efficiency in the Region: general trends, drivers and barriers
Afternoon - Politecnico di Torino
  • Energy Efficiency in the buildings and in the Industry Sector: state of the art and relevant solutions
  • Solar thermal and solar cooling: a competitive solution to match both Industrial and Public Authorities needs

Day #3 | May 18th
Morning - Politecnico di Torino
  • Energy Efficiency seen by a Multiutility Company: a complete overview of different savings, from heating plants to public ligthing
    • Esco’s experience, know-how sharing from Energy Efficiency Italian industry
    • The retrofit of Turin public lighting: case study analysis
    • Visit to replaced public light area
  • Energy Efficiency in the Public Sector: state of the art of competitive lighting technologies
Afternoon - IREN Torino North Power Plant
  • Energy Efficiency through co-generation and district heating and cooling: visit of IREN’s cogeneration plants and heat storage systems serving the biggest Italian district heating network
  • Innovative projects in energy efficiency: form IoT to user engagement

Day #4 | May 19th
Morning - Asja Headquarter
  • Companies presentations, CHP history and modern applications, market potential, technical presentations and business cases
  • Totem Energy production plant visit
Afternoon - Asja and Totem Energy Site Visit
  • Swimming pool application visit
  • Asja landfill biogas CHP and PV plant visit

Day #5 | May 20th
Morning - Politecnico di Torino
  • Cluster Smart Communites Tech - Fondazione Torino Wireless - Polo di Innovazione ICT
  • ICT in the energy management
Wrap up and conclusions