The EU-funded project called Pave the Way for the Mediterranean Solar Plan (PTPSM) participated in the first general assembly of Med-TSO (Mediterranean Transmission System Operator) that has just been held in Tunisia. Med-TSO is a platform launched by the Department of Energy of the European Commission in order to integrate the regional electricity market in the long-term through the coordination of development plans and the performance of networks in Med –TSO countries, and to promote the integration of its electricity grids. It also intends to apply a common policy and establish the bases for using networks in a fair, transparent and coordinated way.
The PTPSM will support the Med-TSO platform in developing the master plan of the Mediterranean electrical interconnections. The PTPSM, which should be completed in 2013, will define a Mediterranean network of reference which will include interconnections and internal reinforcements and related networks. The PTPSM is a project funded by the EU with a budget of 4,642,500 Euros to help the Mediterranean partners create favorable conditions for a better use of renewable energy in general energy and solar energy in particular.
The project will help build sustainable energy systems based on renewable sources to ensure energy efficiency and save energy in partner countries. The plan includes the results and activities that contribute to the development and implementation of the Mediterranean Solar Plan (MSP). This plan is one of the main initiatives of the Union for the Mediterranean to meet the challenges of the growing energy demand. Its objective is to develop renewable energy capacity in the region of 20GW in 2020.
Source: Enpi, 01/11/2012
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