HY-PA

Euro-Mediterranean Renewable Energy Partnership

Duration: 2005 – 2006 ● Client: European Commission (FP6) ● WIP Expertise: Coordination, Policy development, Communication and Dissemination ● www.hy-pa.org

The objective of the project Euro-Mediterranean Renewable Energy Partnership (HY-PA), coordinated by WIP Renewable Energies, was to guide towards an enhanced penetration of RE and hybrid systems in Mediterranean Partner Countries (MPC).

An information network of companies and institutions engaged in all aspects of RE and hybrid system applications was initiated and a database of Mediterranean regional and local contact partners was created. This database provides EU industry partners with the opportunity to implement future co-operation activities and it thereby serves as basis for an exploitation of EU experience in the field of policies, technologies, financial and regulatory promotion, market management and capacity building.

The activities performed within this project include a thorough assessment of the technical, socio-economic and environmental framework conditions for the implementation of RE and hybrid systems in MPC. Thereby, results of the proposed action comprised the identification of future technical RTD requirements as well as socio-economic portraits of Mediterranean Partner Countries. A RE and hybrid penetration scenario was developed for MPC and a Policy Agenda for enhanced implementation of RE and hybrid systems was formulated supporting Community development policies for MPC.

This project served to support the European Commission with respect to the formulation of future INCO programmes focussing on the thematic issue of Renewable Energies as well as to elaborate draft concepts for Renewable Energy projects to be supported by the EC and the Mediterranean Countries. Thereby, this project added strength to the Mediterranean Renewable Energy Programme (MEDREP) launched as a Type II energy initiative at the WSSD in Johannesburg.

HY-PA was co-financed by the European Commission in the 6th Framework Programme - Specific Measures in Support of International Cooperation (INCO).