The aim of this report is to elaborate the MEDPRO Energy Reference Scenario for electricity demand and power generation (by energy source) in the southern and eastern part of the Mediterranean (MED-11 countries) up to 2030. The report assesses:
- the prospects for the implementation of renewable energy in the MED-11 countries over the next decades. The development of renewable energy is a cornerstone of the MED-11 countries’ efforts to improve security of supply and reduce CO2 emissions;
- the prospects for regional renewable-energy plans (the Mediterranean Solar Plan, DESERTEC and Medgrid); and
- the development of electricity interconnections in MED-11 countries and the possible integration of Mediterranean electricity and renewable markets (both south–south and south–north).
Manfred Hafner is Research Fellow at the Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) in Milan (as well as a Professor at Johns Hopkins University SAIS, at Sciences Po Paris and at Skolkovo Moscow School of Management). Simone Tagliapietra is Researcher at FEEM in Milan. El Habib El Andaloussi was formerly Energy Programme Officer at UNEP Plan Bleu in Sophia Antipolis, Valbonne, and later joined the EU-funded project “Paving the Way for the Mediterranean Solar Plan”. He was also associated with FEEM. This report has been prepared by FEEM in close cooperation with UNEP Plan Bleu.