Workshop: for a new energy sector structure

Good governance and legal framework within the renewable energy sector

Since the end of the Lebanese Civil war Lebanon has been diagnosed with a chronic electricity crisis. Government have failed in using large investments to establish a sustainable infrastructure. The situation has become worse and worse with the start of the economic crisis and the events following the Beirut Blast.


The country, until today, is experiencing an increase in power cuts due to severe malfunctions in the ageing power plants. Many households in the country acquire no more than two hours of electricity a day.

The increasing prices of the generators and the gas are pushing people to produce and sell solar electricity, however, how legal is this action according to Lebanese Law? Is the population legally allowed to sell solar electricity privately, and what is the legal basis that governs this selling-purchasing behavior? If the weakness of the energy sector is partially due to a weak governing law, then what are the recommendations to change the existing laws, what is the way forward for a proper implementation? What are the legal methods in the sector, do we have a “rule by law” or “rule of law”, are there differences between de facto and de jure? Is there any quality control over the generators, the solar panels and by whom? Another important question is one regarding warranty issues and liabilities. Thus, after understanding the concerns and the deficiencies, what are the legal methods to could make the energy sector more efficient and functioning, and what are the forms of good governance needed to accompany these legal methods?

The topic is an important one, as the Lebanese electricity power sector has been crippling. In light of this the Rule of Law Programme Middle East and North Africa of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) in cooperation with L’Observatoire de la Fonction Publique et de la Bonne Gouvernance (USJ Université Saint-Joseph) is organizing a workshop to enhance the rule of law within the energy sector.

This one-day analog workshop will take place at the auditorium at USJ - Huvelin. Divided into two panel discussions, the workshop will start at 9:30 AM on Tuesday, the 4th of October 2022.

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