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Habib El-Andaloussi

Mr. Habib El Andaloussi is an international freelance energy consultant. Long experienced engineer skilled on technical EE & RE, energy transition and climate change issues to policy guidance on conceptual strategy development and sustainable energy policies including green electrons and molecules roadmaps. He has extensive experience in MENA region, where he led interesting EU and UN projects as the “Paving the Way for the Mediterranean Solar Plan” (PWMSP) project as well as the Technical Assistance -RE & EE project in Arab countries (Jordan, Algeria). Indeed, he coordinated the works and deliverables on the National Energy Efficiency Action Plan (NEEAP 2017-2020) and National Renewable Energy Action Plan (NREAP), as well the state of the Power Sector in Mediterranean countries. The tasks he has been dealing with comprise: definition of infrastructure needs, harmonisation of legislative & regulatory framework, support to the Implementation of Sustainable Energy Policy, and implementation of interconnections and related reinforcements of internal grids planned at short-term.

He intervenes as teacher on courses on “Scientific & Technical Bases: Fundamentals of Energy” and ‘’Value Chain and International Hydrocarbon Markets’’ for a Specialized Master’s in Energy & Strategy from the ESAA School in Algiers. He has been Chief of Energy Section from 2013 to 2015 for UN-ESCWA Sustainable Development Policies Division in Lebanon, in charge of the surveys, energy project impact assessments, outreach and networking activities related to key energy issues: energy security and accessibility, climate change, clean fossil fuels, renewables, EE in transportation, waste to energy zones, energy saving.

In France he was Energy Programme Officer for UNEP Plan Bleu from 2009 to 2011 and was in charge of the Coordination of the Plan Bleu/EIB energy program with case studies of some southern & eastern Mediterranean countries as Water-Energy Nexus project. He drafted the ToR of the ongoing EU funded project Med-GEM (Green Electrons & Molecules) in South-Med countries which covered green hydrogen: 40 meetings were completed with institutions, stakeholders, EU Delegations & Regional organisations. The Med-GEM (Mediterranean Green Electrons & Molecules) is an EU-funded project that aims to create & operate a MED-GEM Network in the Southern Neighbourhood region. This project, based at Amman leading by GIZ, will be implemented during the 2023-2025 period.

Even more recently in November 2021, he was Peer reviewer and contributed to the IEA’s Africa Energy Outlook 2022’’, published in June 2022 as a key input to the African COP hosted by Egypt. As well as, Peer reviewer for the IEA report on ‘’Financing Clean Energy in Africa’’ edited on September 2023. The report includes an overview of the current clean energy investment on the African continent, and an analysis on how to mobilise enough finance to support the continent’s clean energy development. Since 2023 and during 2024, he’s involving as International Hydrocarbon Expert in the ongoing project on the H2 and PtX infrastructure by 2050 in Tunisia, project leading by GIZ.

Areas of Expertise: Energy Transition and Climate Finance