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Cost-effective renewable energy for rural and peri urban areas in the Mediterranean region

Objective

The objectives of the MEDRES research are to assess the opportunities for cost-effective renewable energies (RE) for rural areas and villages, the real effectiveness of new technologies through better knowledge of end user acceptability for energy efficient technologies and practices and to measure the impact of electrification on socio-economic development in rural areas.

The main results will be elaborated in a set of recommendations and proposed adapted strategies to be disseminated in the region. The countries will be studied in order to promote cost-effective RE for rural areas in the region and best practices in order to enhance sustainable development, which is in line with the MDGs, the outcome of the International Conference on Renewable Energies in Bonn 2004 and the EU strategy within its neighbouring countries.

The proposal is structured along five main work programmes and related deliverables:
Analysis of the present RE context in the Southern Mediterranean countries and prospects;
Research on sustainable power for rural areas and villages;
Analysis of energy efficient use in peri-urban and rural areas, technologies and practices effectiveness;
Measuring the impact of electrification on socio-economic development in rural areas and Management,
Exploitation and dissemination.

The research will support the decision makers in these countries to better define the best practices of sustainable energy in the rural and peri-urban areas and especially regarding RE and energy efficient technologies. It w ill also serve to support the EC with respect to the formulation of future INCO programmes focussing on the thematic issue of Sustainable Energy as well as to elaborate draft concepts for Renewable Energy projects which may be supported by the EC and the Mediterranean Countries. Thereby, this project will also help achieving the objectives of the Type II energy Initiative launched at the WSSD in Johannesburg: the Mediterranean Renewable Energy Programme.

Call for proposal

FP6-2004-INCO-MPC-3
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Funding Scheme

STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project

Coordinator

OBSERVATOIRE MEDITERRANEEN DE L'ENERGIE
Address
103-105, Rue Des Trois Fontanot
Nanterre
France

Participants (17)

ENEA - RICHERCA SUL SYSTEMA ELETTRICO S.P.A.
Italy
Address
Via Rubattino, 54
Milan
EUROPEAN INSTITUTE FOR ENERGY RESEARCH
Germany
Address
Emmy-noether Strasse 11
Karlsruhe
AGENCE NATIONALE POUR LA MAÎTRISE DE L'ENERGIE
Tunisia
Address
3, Rue 8000 Montplaisir
Tunis
Agence de l'environnement et de la Maitrise de l'energie
France
Address
2, Square Lafayette
Angers
CENTRE DE RECHERCHE ET DE DÉVELOPPEMENT DE L'ELECTRICITÉ ET DU GAZ
Algeria
Address
N°38 Colline Des Grands Vents - El Achour
Alger
Centre de Développement des Energies Renouvelables
Morocco
Address
Rue Maachar El Haram
Marrakech
ELECTRICIENS SANS FRONTIÈRES
France
Address
9 Avenue Percier
Paris
Electricité de France
France
Address
22-30 Avenue De Wagram
Paris
FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCGAFT ZUR FÖRDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
München
Fundacion Labein
Spain
Address
C/geldo - Parque Tecnol Gico De Bizkaia. Edificio 700
Derio
Institut fuer Angewandte Forschung und Zusammenarbeit mit den Mena-Laendern EV
Germany
Address
Untere Koenigstrasse 86
Kassel
National Research Centre
Egypt
Address
El-tahrir Street
Cairo
New and Renewable Energy Authority
Egypt
Address
Emtedad Abbas El-akkad St, Hay El Zohour - Nasr City
Cairo
SMA Technologie AG
Germany
Address
Hannoversche Stra E 1-5
Niestetal
SOCIÉTÉ ALGERIENNE DE L' ÉLECTRICITÉ ET DU GAZ
Algeria
Address
2,Boulevard Krim Belkacem
Alger
Société Tunisienne de l'electricité et du Gaz
Tunisia
Address
38, Rue Kamel Ataturk
Tunis
Universitaet Kassel
Germany
Address
Moenchebergstra E 19
Kassel