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Energy - Gauging the effectiveness of clean and renewable alternatives
“Towards the greater use of renewable energy in Mediterranean states.”

The problem

Few southern and eastern Mediterranean countries are hydrocarbon-exporting countries but all are energy-dependent. In addition, they are all facing rapid demographic growth, urbanisation and high socio-economic development; all of which translate into new and growing needs for energy services. At the same time, all of them have a high potential for utilising renewable energy resources, especially wind and solar, as well as improving their energy use and efficiency. These opportunities need to be assessed and policies developed to maximise their contribution to these nations’ social and economic development.

REMAP  Renewable energy in the Mediterranean area


REMAP will work with key stakeholders to:

  • Compile a solar and wind-energy resource atlas for the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean area
  • Identify and prioritise potential demonstration sites for wind and concentrated solar projects in Algeria, Tunisia, Jordan and Turkey
  • Recommend proposals for major stakeholders to develop several wind and concentrated solar energy projects
  • Propose a credible financing scheme for priority renewable demonstration projects
  • Develop an action plan for a few well-identified initiatives suitable for implementation

Contribution to policy development:

  • REMAP will provide better knowledge of the wind- and solar-energy resources available in the Mediterranean region and highlight investment opportunities.
  • Proposals will be developed to enable decision-makers to apply consistent, targeted and effective policies across the EU.
  • REMAP will prepare a portfolio of potential solar-concentration and wind-power projects matched to an action plan for high-priority renewable energy initiatives.
  • The action plan will contribute to the economic, social and environmental development across the Euro-Mediterranean region.

Project deliverables

  • Resource stocktaking in southern and eastern Mediterranean Area – June 2007
  • Evaluation and eligibility criteria for wind- and concentrating solar-power projects – June 2007
  • Report on potential demonstration sites for wind- and concentrating solar-power projects – December 2007
  • Report on commitments towards wind- and concentrated solar-energy integration in Algeria, Jordan, Tunisia and Turkey – August 2008
  • Parameterised financial model for the wind-power projects – October 2008
  • REMAP Action Plan – October 2008
  • Final reports – December 2008


  • REMAP website – ongoing
  • Series of national workshops – as required
  • Significant findings and results published in peer-review journals – as required

Technical information

Project acronym: REMAP
Project’s official full title: Action Plan for high-priority renewable energy initiatives in Southern and Eastern Mediterranean area
Research priority: The development of tools, indicators and operational parameters for assessing sustainable transport and energy systems performance (economic, environmental and social)
Specific webpage: Details not yet available
Proposal/contract no: 044125
Start date: January 2007
Kick off meeting: March 2007
Completion date: December 2008
European Commission scientific officer: Thierry Langlois d’Estaintot, Thierry.d’

Name: Observatoire Méditerranéen de l’Energie
Abbreviated name: OME
Address: Arche des Dolines, 7 rue Soutrane,
Les Bouillides, Garbejaïre BP 248,
06905 Sophia Antipolis
Country: France
Tel: +33 (0)4 92 96 66 96
Fax: +33 (0)4 92 96 66 99


Name: Acciona
Abbreviated name: Acciona
Country: Spain

Name: Agence de l’Environnement et de la Maîtrise de l’Energie
Abbreviated name: ADEME
Country: France 

Name: Deutsches Zentrum für Luftund Raumfahrt e.V.
Abbreviated name: DLR
Country: Germany

Name: General Directorate of Electrical Power Resources and Survey and Development Administration
Abbreviated name: EIE
Country: Turkey 

Name: Energy for Sustainable Development
Abbreviated name: ESD
Country: United Kingdom

Name: Labein
Abbreviated name: Labein
Country: Spain   

Name: National Energy Research Centre
Abbreviated name: NERC
Country: Jordan 

Name: Socièté Nationale de l'Electricité et du Gaz
Abbreviated name: SONELGAZ
Country: Algeria 

Name: Société Tunisienne d’Electricité et du Gaz
Abbreviated name: STEG
Country: Tunisia 

Name: 3E
Abbreviated name: 3E
Country: Belgium