OME carries out studies on all energy topics of interest to the Mediterranean region. Two kind of studies are ongoing:
- Internal Studies: requested by Members on specific topics of common interest
- Third Party Studies: in cooperation with partner institutions and organization.
Suggestions of new studies and partnership are welcome. For more information, please contact us at: email@example.com
The Electricity Division carries out studies on electricity issues, national and cross-border, from technical, economic and regulatory perspectives. Data and analysis cover all countries of the Mediterranean region, and all the segments of the electricity supply chain (up-stream, mid-stream and down-stream), with a focus on market regulation, systems integration, and investments perspectives across the region. There Studies are conducted either for internal purposes (and therefore usually restricted to OME members) or under the framework of third party projects (restricted to the partners and/or publicly available).
OME promotes energy efficiency by carrying out studies and providing analysis, also through the presentation of case studies in order to highlight the best practices and offer to members a platform where gather and share national experiences. Further, OME works closely with national and regional agencies dealing with energy efficiency issues, firmly convinced that the energy conservation potential of the region, which is substantial, should be better exploited. To do that, awareness and information are essential. Over the long term, developing and maintaining energy-efficient strategies requires that citizens, professionals and government officials, all share a basic understanding of: how energy is used; the economic, environmental, and social costs of energy production and usage; and the main opportunities to improve energy efficiency.
OME carries out studies and scenarios on long-term energy perspectives. Data, scenarios and analysis cover all countries of the Mediterranean region and all sectors and types. Broad and comprehensive studies, such as the Mediterranean Energy Perspectives outlook, are made available publicly every two years. Others, country or specific issues, are also carried-out regularly on request by OME members or third parties.
The energy consumed in the Mediterranean region is largely fossil fuel based. Keeping-up the current trends, with mild efforts to bring efficiency and renewables to the energy mix will lead to serious consequences for the region, exacerbating, among others, security of supply and climate change concerns. The region is however endowed with important potential for energy efficiency and renewable energy is still largely untapped. These are also important drivers for win-win cooperation.
In this context, energy transition towards green growth is on the agenda of most countries of the region. OME closely follows these issues through internal or third party studies, in particular analyzing the evolution of energy transition in the region and prospective analysis and studies.
The studies carried on Hydrocarbons address key issues of the oil and gas industry. They offer deep insights into the issues under the following main topics: Past trends and possible future evolutions of oil and gas from exploration and production to consumption; oil and gas infrastructure; Institutional and regulatory framework; Euro-Mediterranean oil and gas supply security; gas supply costs.
OME is involved in several studies on renewable energy, looking at policy, market and technology development, and applications in the Mediterranean region. Studies are conducted either for internal purposes (and therefore restricted to OME members) or under the framework of EC-funded or other international research projects.
Climate change and sustainable development in the Mediterranean region are among the priority topics addressed by OME since its creation. The studies are conducted either for internal purposes (and therefore restricted to OME members) or under the framework of EC-funded or other international research projects.