The European Parliament hosts the closing conference of the Mediterranean Project

The results of three years of work intended to integrate the electricity systems of the Mediterranean basin were presented.

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Last Tuesday in Brussels, the European Parliament hosted the closing conference of the Mediterranean Project, where the main results of this three-year project were presented, developed by the operators of electricity systems of the Mediterranean, Med-TSO.

Co-financed by the European Union, the project, whose members include Red Eléctrica, started in 2015 with the main objective of promoting the creation of a regional electricity system by preparing coordinated proposals of developing the grid and harmonising the regulations given the progressive strengthening of electricity markets in the Mediterranean and the increase of cross-border electricity exchanges.

A group of 146 experts worked for three years on developing a Master Plan for the Mediterranean basin and the definition of a map of the transmission grid, as well as a set of rules used as a basis for a regional grid code, the optimization of international electricity exchanges and the creation a Mediterranean database.

Med-TSO is the association of grid operators and managers of the electricity systems from 18 countries in the Mediterranean basin. Born in Rome in 2012, it was conceived as a technical platform to facilitate the integration of the electricity systems in the Mediterranean and to promote security and socio-economic development in the region.

More information about the conference, here.

Consult the Mediterranean Project closing publication.