The Renewable Energy Authority of Libya (REAoL) reported yesterday that it led a team from the Electrical Interconnection Committee between Libya and Southern European countries in a high-level meeting in Rome last Friday 2 February.
Pursuant to the Libyan Italian MoU
It said the meeting comes pursuant of what was stated in the memorandum of understanding that was signed between Libya and Italy for cooperation in several fields, including electrical interconnection between the two countries.
It also comes specifically, it added, in continuation of the discussions related to the Libyan-Italian electrical interconnection proposal.
REAoL said the meeting also comes within the broader framework of implementing Libya’s national strategy for developing renewable energies and energy efficiency and the steps and procedures it requires, especially infrastructure and the necessary projects to transmit the electrical energy that will be generated.
The meeting was attended on the Libyan side by: Osama Al-Darrat, Advisor to the Prime Minister for Electricity and Renewable Energy Affairs and Chairman of the Electrical Interconnection Committee between Libya and Southern European Countries, and Abdul Salam Al Ansari, Chairman of REAoL and member of the Connectivity Committee, and Aseel Artema, Chairman of the Renewable Energy Holding Company and member of the Liaison Committee.
On the Italian side the meeting was attended by: Giuseppina Di Foggia, Chair and CEO of the Italian Electricity Company Terna, and representatives of the Italian Ministry of Environment and Energy Protection as well as the Italian Electricity Company.
Several proposals discussed
The meeting, REAoL reported, discussed presenting several proposals to enhance the chances of success of this ambitious project which will give Libya a pivotal role in transferring energy between Africa and Europe and exploiting the vast sources of renewable energies.
The Chairman of the Electrical Interconnection Committee, REAoL added, stressed the necessity of intensifying the holding of these meetings and invited the Italian side to attend the next meeting that will be arranged in Libya.