ECATS-Energy efficiency Cap and Trade System: designing an institutional framework for Northern Africa


In northern African countries such as Algeria and Tunisia, there are currently no particular incentives or obligations for energy utilities or end consumers to save energy or to achieve specific energy saving targets.


To design national energy efficiency cap and trade mechanism, shaped on the institutional, legal and business frameworks of Algeria and Tunisia.

Main Activities

  • Undertake a detailed review of energy efficiency cap and trade legal frameworks and systems in Europe, and summarise lessons learned from their experience
  • Conduct a short review of the institutional frameworks for energy efficiency in Algeria and Tunisia
  • Design implementation frameworks and evaluate their potential impact for national budgets, energy utilities and normal end consumers of energy
  • Develop a set recommendations and Action Plan on design of an energy efficiency cap and trade framework in Algeria and Tunisia
  • Present the proposal at a regional workshop

Expected Impact

  • Delivery of an Action Plan for the adoption of energy efficiency cap and trade mechanisms in Tunisia and Algeria
  • A good understanding and awareness in the two target countries about energy savings certificates and about the way toward implementation.
  • Assisting of decision makers in shaping an energy efficiency cap & trade system that is suited to local conditions and which promotes energy efficient technologies and services

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Programme sector: 

Energy Efficiency (EE) (Policy&Regulation)

Stage of project: 



DZ/Algeria, TN/Tunisia


2009 - 2010


€ 129,409 including co-funding from Università Kore di Enna

Implementing agency: 

Universita Kore di Enna

REEEP grant funded by:

United Kingdom

Government of Italy