meetMED experts on a scoping mission to Tunisia (10-12 April 2019)

Tomorrow, 10 April 2019, RCREEE experts Eng. Sara Elhaj, Senior Sustainable Energy Expert, Ms. Rana El-Guindy, Senior Specialist- Energy Economist, and Eng. Akram Al Mohammadi, Sustainable Energy Specialist, will leave for a three-days scoping mission to Tunisia, aiming to shed the light on the evolving importance of energy efficiency in household appliances and on the socio-economic impacts of sustainable energy.

Arranged as part of the meetMED activities, this mission will enable the team to meet key stakeholders, who will help to fill in the gaps identified during the desk research and literature review, needed in view of the organisation of the workshops and of the publication of three dedicated reports, expected by the end of 2019. Specifically, during these three days, our experts will have the opportunity to interact with key Tunisian stakeholders, among others, from: the National Energy Observatory,  the General Directorate of Electricity and Renewable Energy, the General Directorate of Manufacturing industries, the National Agency for Energy Conservation, Alcor, the Tunisian Company of Electricity and Gas, the National Institute of Statistics, the Ministry of Trade, the Tunisian Consumer Protection Organisation, the Technical Center for Mechanical and Electrical Industries, Ecoser  and the National Institute of Standardization and Industrial Property.

Hence, overall this mission will help strengthen the background research for some meetMED activities, which tackle not only the impact of EE mechanisms on the local economy – in terms of local economic growth and job creation – in the Southern Eastern Mediterranean Countries (SEMCs) but also the electricity consumption of household appliances – particularly of air conditioning systems, which entail a continuously growing share of total energy consumed in the target countries.