Vision and MissionVision The energy systems in the Arab region are characterized by a significant share of renewable resources and a highly efficient use of energy. Mission RCREEE initiates regional policy dialogues and promotes strategies and partnerships favourable to Renewably Energy and Energy Efficiency invest- ments in the member states of the Arab Region. Strategic Objectives Policy Enhancement through regional dialogue Facts and Figures Reliability through consistent methodologies Institutions Effectiveness through regional cooperation People Human Capacities through regional learning and innovation Finance Accessibility to inter- national and regional funds through inter-regional exchange
Results Framework The energy systems in the Arab region are characterized by a significant share of renewable resources and a highly efficient use of energy. Improved institutional Increased public and capacities and technical private investments standards Finance People Institutions Accessibility to Int. Human capacity through Private investments effectiveness through Funds through inter- regional learning and regional cooperation regional exchange innovationResearch andDevelopment Stronger national policies, laws and by-laws Policy Facts and Figures enhancement through Improved awareness of reliability through regional dialogue and stakeholders regionally consistent coordination methodologies Current intervention areas 4 Future intervention area
Efforts towards the implementation of the Guideline
Official ProceduresIn 2009, a special workgroup formed by the secretariat of the Arab MinisterialCouncil of Electricity and the RE&EE committee consists of official representativesfrom the Arab states to follow up the preparation and the approval process of theguideline.After the approval of the Guideline, the secretariat of the Arab Ministerial Councilof Electricity assigned an EE workgroup to follow up the implementation of theGuideline; this workgroup discusses all related issues such as the implementationmethodology, the NEEAP development process and convening national andregional events to promote for the guideline.Main responsibility of the secretaries is to report periodically to the RE&EEcommittee about the implantation progress of the Guideline.
Joint EffortsThe high level of cooperation and coordination between theenergy department in LAS, the Regional Center forRenewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) and theEU funded regional projects MED-EMIP and MED-ENEC wasthe successful factor behind the success of NEEAP story inthe Arab region.
Technical Supportive Tools NEEAP template, this template considered as a helpful tool in preparing the NEEAP and describes the EE measures included. The Guideline implementation methodology that clarify the needed steps in order to meet the guideline requirements. Direct technical assistance and support to the member states to develop their NEEAPs Monitoring and evaluation methodology where RCREEE officially mandated by the Arab Ministerial Council of Electricity to monitor the qualitative progress and quantitative impact of national energy efficiency action plans (NEEAP) and to publish regularly an annual report about its findings to be widely distributed and discussed through the stakeholders’ networks.• Organizing national and regional workshops to follow up the NEEAP development with the member states representatives, provide forums for knowledge exchange and lessons learned about NEEAP progress in the member states, presenting the state of the art of NEEAP preparation and implementation in the region, and latest planning and evaluation methodology of EE polices and strategies
The development of the national energy efficiency Action plans (NEEAPs) in the Arab region
Egypt: Ministry of Electricity and Energy in Egypt, has worked in cooperation withEgyptian Electric Holding Company, project of improving energy efficiency oflighting and appliances, and the Regional Centre for Renewable Energy and EnergyEfficiency (RCREEE) on setting the national plan of energy efficiency in electricitysector for the period 2012-2015. The first NEEAP 2012-2015 approved by the prime ministry meeting no. 26 in itsresolution No. 26/07/12/9 dated 11 July, 2012. The NEEAP declared a target of 5%electricity saving in 2105 of baseline consumption equals the average consumptionof the last five years. The NEEAP implementation responsibility is for Ministry of Energy andElectricity. The NEEAP included many measures in public, residential and tourismsectors The NEEAP launching workshop to prepare an implementation strategy held in Cairo in 5th November 2012
Tunisia: Since the Tunisian plan has adopted energy intensity as a standard to put and measure the target through presidential program which runs until 2016. It was decided that energy intensity would reach to 0.259 tons of oil equivalent /1,000 dinars in 2010, while the data showed that energy intensity in the same year was equal to 0.308 tons of oil equivalent /1,000 dinars with a displacement of 5% from the target; which is considered as a distinctive achievement. It is noteworthy that the Tunisian experience is characterized by integrity in which it addressed all fields related to energy efficiency, starting from the existence of political will, building legislative and regulatory frameworks and media campaigns where commitment and planning are accompanied by motivation and implementation.
Lebanon: Lebanese Government has officially adopted the Lebanese NEEAP for the period of 2011-2015 through resolution No. 26 of the Council of Ministers on 10 November 2011. It is the first national strategy that includes projects in energy efficiency and renewable energy approved by the Lebanese Government, in which Lebanon became the first Arab country to take such a step. The Lebanese Center for energy conservation is now implementing fourteen procedures contained in the plan , where many developments are achieved, especially those in relation to the establishment of the Lebanese fund of National Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Action (NEEREA) in cooperation with the Central Bank of Lebanon.
Palestine: General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers of the Palestinian national authority has ratified the Palestinian NEEAP in its resolution no. A.P.M.W /2012/387 of 19/3/2012. Consequently, Palestine became the second Arab country that officially adopts a NEEAP in accordance with the requirements of The Guideline. The NEEAP aims to achieve the indicative target adopted in the national strategic plan for the energy sector, which aims at saving electric energy at least 5% of the total electricity demand in various sectors by 2020. Taking into account the total current consumption of electric energy, the consumption projected in 2020, and current prices of electric energy, achieving this goal means energy saving by 2020 that is estimated to be about 384 GWh per year, leading to save at least 55 million US dollars per year from and decreasing 285,000 tons/year of Carbon Dioxide emission. The authority of energy and natural resources/Palestinian Centre for Energy and Environmental research through the Department of energy efficiency that will be created, will be responsible for implementing the programs and the measures in the NEEAP in coordination with all related stakeholders. This requires the establishment of needed testing laboratories for electrical appliances, and submitting reports and recommendations to the Council of Ministers regarding the extent of achievements, impediments and recommendations.
Sudan: In October 31, 2012, The Sudanese NEEAP have been launched officially bythe Sudanese State Minister of Water Resources and Electricity Dr. ThabitaBotrous. This was in the national workshop attended by LAS and RCREEErepresentatives. This NEEAP is the first one from 2013 to 2016 and the secondfrom 2017 to 2020 where 2012 is considered the year of setting the plan . It isclear that the plan is much concerned with electricity production andconsumption sectors. The responsibility for implementing this plan is for theElectricity Regularity Authority (REA) in accordance with the decision of theCouncil of Ministry of Electricity and Dams in its meeting No. 4 on 17 April2011 and meeting No. 5 on 13 May 2011. The NEEAP has addressed a target of 33% reduction in electricityconsumption in 2020 comparing the average consumption of the last fiveyears 2007-2011 which equals 6210 GWh. The NEEAP included many EEenergy efficiency measures in the residential, governmental, and industrialsectors as well as electricity sector, including renewable energy projects.
Syria:The National Energy Research Center (NERC) has been determined as themandated entity for monitoring the application of Arab EE Guideline. Thefirst draft plan has been prepared; it addressed four main sectors, industrythrough 4 measures, construction through 11 measures, agriculture through3 measures, and transport through 2 measures.The draft plan has also addressed the measures that will be implemented inthe electricity sector and another 4 complementary measures addressingeducation, media and encouraging the private sector to construct energyservices companies.The draft plan also set a target for 2020 that is to decrease 10% of energyconsumption. The plan will be submitted to the High National Committeefor Energy Efficiency, chaired by the Minister of Electricity and deputyMinisters of relevant ministries, in order to pave the way for its approval bythe Cabinet.
Jordan: The Euro-Mediterranean project for Energy Efficiency in construction sector (MED-ENEC), funded by the European Union has contracted with a national expert to work on developing the initial draft of the national plan for energy efficiency in Jordan, which its initial features were displayed in the workshop held in Sudan last November. The preparation of Draft plan has finished and was submitted to the concerned authority in May 2012 so that it shall be discussed at the Cabinet level and officially approved by the government.
Bahrain: In August 13, 2012, RCREEE received an official letter from the Bahraini Minister of Electricity and Water to assist Bahrain in the preparation process of their NEEAPs according to the Guideline. They assigned the Electricity and Water Conservation Department in the Electricity and Water Authority EWA as a mandated entity to follow up the NEEAP preparation procedures. RCREEE started the coordination with Bahraini authorities and LAS to start the drafting process of the first NEEAP in Bahrain; it’s planned that the first draft should be ready before June 2013.Libya: In June 26, 2012, LAS received an official letter from the Libyan Undersecretary of Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy declaring their acceptance to follow the Guideline as a base to prepare the Libyan NEEAP, and asking for a technical assistance in the preparation process of their NEEAP according to the Guideline articles. They assigned Renewable Energy Authority of Libya REAOL as a mandated entity to follow up the NEEAP preparation procedures. LAS communicated with RCREEE in order to prepare to start coordination with REAOL to start the drafting process of the first NEEAP in Libya, it’s planned that the first draft during 2013.
Yemen: In December 2010, LAS received an official letter from the Yemeni Ministry of Electricity declaring their acceptance to follow the Guideline as a base to prepare the Yemeni NEEAP, and asking for a technical assistance in the preparation process of their NEEAP according to the Guideline articles. LAS and RCREEE will organize a special meeting with the Yemeni Minister in December 2012 to launch the NEEAP preparation process. Moreover, the annual NEEAP workshop and the EE group meeting of 2012 is planned to be held in December 2012 in Yemen as first step to start the needed activities to proceed with the Yemeni NEEAP. It’s planned that the first draft during 2013.Kuwait In early 2011, LAS received an official letter from the Kuwaiti Authorities declaring their acceptance to follow the Guideline as a base to prepare the Kuwaiti NEEAP, and asking for a technical assistance in the preparation process of their NEEAP according to the Guideline articles.
KSA Bah EG Confirming to LAS the intension Sudan Jordan Naming the national entity Preparing a 3 years National Palestine Syria (NEEAP) and targets Article 13I: Entry into Force Lebanon Involvement Relevant Stakeholders Tunisiawww.rcreee.org Final Draft of NEEAP and approval NEEAPs Development 2011 Bylaws & Regulations needed Implementation Evaluation
Algeria Confirming to LAS the intension Kuwait Libya Bah Yemen Naming the national entity Preparing a 3 years National Plan Jordan Syria (NEEAP) and targets Sudan Egypt Palestine Article 13I: Entry into Force Lebanon Tunisia Involvement Relevant Stakeholders Final Draft of NEEAP and approval Bylaws & Regulations needed NEEAPs Development 2012 Evaluation
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