Energy: EU-funded Med-TSO holds a webinar on the Mediterranean Grid Code and its application to the Maghreb Pilot Project

November 17, 2020
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Last week, Med-TSO held the webinar “Mediterranean Grid Code and its application to the Maghreb Pilot Project” which showcased the work carried out by Med-TSO in the last Mediterranean Project 1 and 2 for developing a shared set of technical rules and procedures that constitute the building blocks for the elaboration of the Mediterranean Grid Codes Guidelines. Grid codes are the technical and commercial requirements issued by the national authorities for all the grid users (production and consumption units as well as distribution companies with all their users) to connect them to the HV transmission networks and operate as per the standards.

The event was opened by Mohamed Ammar, CEO of the Tunisian Company of Electricity and Gaz (STEG) and President of COMELEC, the Maghreb Electricity Committee. He underlined the need to integrate the Maghreb electricity networks, including the harmonization of the rules for operating and developing the network, aiming to the establishment of an electricity market in the area.

Juan Manuel Rodriguez, moderator and Chairman of Med-TSO Technical Committee Regulation and Institutions, concluded the webinar emphasizing the need of an effective multilateral cooperation to achieve the Med-TSO goals, and especially for its new project TEASIMED.

Med-TSO is the Association of the Mediterranean Transmission System Operators (TSOs) for electricity, operating the High Voltage Transmission Networks of 19 Mediterranean Countries. It was established on 19 April 2012 in Rome as a technical platform that, using multilateral cooperation as a strategy of regional development, could facilitate the integration of the Mediterranean power systems and foster security and socio – economic development in the region. Its 21 members share the primary objective of promoting the creation of a Mediterranean energy market, ensuring its optimal functioning through the definition of common methodologies, rules and practices for optimizing the operation of the existing infrastructures and facilitating the development of new ones.


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Countries covered:

  • Algeria
  • Egypt
  • Israel
  • Jordan
  • Libya
  • Morocco
  • Palestine *
  • Tunisia