With vast stretches of desert, windy coastlines and some of the highest solar radiation levels in the world, the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) is a natural home for renewable energy. In the last decade, the MENA region has started to harness the abundant natural energy resources that it has in plentiful supply - namely, solar power - but also, more recently, it has looked to take advantage of the power of the wind. To augment this movement to "New Energy", MENA New Energy (formerly known as MENASol) was created to facilitate the discussions between Governments looking to add renewable energy to their country's grid and Developers who would build out each project.

Uniting every utility, developer and EPC company, MENA New Energy is the leader in driving forwards strategic, profit driven and technical engagement

2017 powerhouse speakers include:

  • Paddy Padmanathan
    Paddy PadmanathanACWA Power
    CEO
  • Charlie Seymour
    Charlie SeymourADWEA
    Financial Advisor
  • Wim Alen
    Wim AlenENGIE
    Senior Vice President Business Development
  • Andrea Lovato
    Andrea Lovato ACWA Power
    Executive Director & Head of Renewable Development
  • Frank Beckers
    Frank BeckersNational Bank of Abu Dhabi
    Managing Director, Head of Project Finance Advisory
  • Raed Ahmad Bkayrat
    Raed Ahmad BkayratFirst Solar
    Vice President, Middle East
  • Michelle Davies
    Michelle DaviesEversheds
    Partner
  • Alberto Gil GarcĂ­a
    Alberto Gil GarcĂ­aACWA Power
    Senior Manager- Wind Technology
  • Hadi Tahoub
    Hadi TahoubMESIA
    President
  • Iheb Triki
    Iheb TrikiSwicorp
    Vice President - Private Equity
  • Paul Van Son
    Taher DiabDubai Supreme Council of Energy
    Director - Strategy & Planning
  • Paul Van Son
    Paul Van SonDii
    Chairman of Innogy Middle East and CEO
600+
Attendees

Senior representation from all the serious wind and solar companies working in the Middle East and North Africa

60+
Speakers

(Inter)national government & C-Level speakers from key developers, financiers and EPCs

30+
Sponsors

Capitalise on the chance for EXCEPTIONAL industry exposure through exclusive sponsor & exhibition packages

Unrivalled
Networking

Business-critical topics and fruitful opportunities for networking and discussion

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The 2017 agenda will delve into five key areas, and promises to share with you the latest industry insights from the most senior speaker faculty in the conference’s 9 year history

  • Updates from MENA’s Energy Ministers: Hear from MENA’s leading energy policy makers to learn of the opportunities for business in 2018 and beyond
  • Doing business in MENA: Win work in the MENA region by understanding the opportunities in each country, including the bidding prices, feed in tariffs, PPA frameworks and more
  • Project Finance: Learn from case studies how multi-lateral banks and private investors commit to profitable projects
  • Cutting edge technology: Take part in bespoke CSP, PV, Wind, energy storage and other technology sessions to successfully reduce your LCOE
  • The big technology debate- Can CSP gets its costs sufficiently down to rival PV linked with storage? Review the LCOE curves forecast by industry experts.
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3 brand new discussions to 2017’s agenda:

Energy
Storage:

Review the emerging technologies, and the business case in supporting renewables

Energy
Efficiency:

Address the economics of energy efficiency in GCC countries to assess its market value including trends and opportunities

The future of CSP in MENA:

Key discussion: Can CSP developers reach DEWA's expectations of 8 cents per kWh?

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The MENA region is full of commercial opportunities for the renewables industry.

In 2017, here are some of the big tenders which you can’t afford to miss:

UAE: Phase IV - Sheikh Mohammad Solar Park
This is Dubai’s first CSP project and Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) has already specified tower technology and 8-12 hours of energy storage for the project. The authority also hinted that it expects to receive tariffs as low as $8.00 cents/kWh for the 200 MW plant. DEWA is currently evaluating the 30 EOIs it received in November 2016 and expects the project to come online in April 2021.
EGYPT: Round 2 Solar + Wind Tenders
Egypt’s Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy (MOERE) signed eight PPAs totalling 400 MW of solar capacity under Round 1 of the FiT programme. This is much lower than the originally announced 2.5 GW, which saw 80 local and international companies prequalify. However, in October 2016 MOERE launched Round 2 and limited it to Round 1 prequalified developers until it reaches the targeted capacity of 2,000 for solar and 2,000 MW for wind. If these capacities were not met by Round 1 companies, the ministry will open the door to newcomers.
JORDAN: MEMR Round 3 Solar + Wind Tenders
Jordan’s Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (MEMR) officially launched Round 3 of its solar and wind power tenders in November 2016. During a trade mission organized by the Middle East Solar Industry Association, the government said it was looking at developing 200 MW of PV capacity in the Ma’an area and 100 MW of wind in southern Jordan under the direct proposal submissions process.
MOROCCO: Noor Midelt Solar Hybrid Complex
Noor Midelt is envisioned as a hybrid solar complex comprising two 400 MW CSP-PV power plants. The Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy (MASEN) called for EOIs on December 31, 2015 and plans to launch the development tender in early 2017. German development bank KfW has already pledged to lend MASEN €400 million ($428m) towards the project’s cost.
SAUDI ARABIA: 9.5 GW of Renewable Energy by 2023
Saudi Arabia set a new renewable energy target of 9.5 GW by 2023 as part of the country’s Vision 2030, which was announced in April 2015. The strategy could see some 700 MW installed every year on average according to experts. Moreover, as part of the National Transformation Program, the King Abdullah City for Atomic & Renewable Energy will be responsible for introducing 3,450 MW through solar PV, wind and waste-to-energy by 2020.

Those that contributed to MENASol and MENAWind in 2016 included:

  • Ministry of Economy and Planning of Saudi Arabia
  • Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC)
  • Dubai Supreme Council of Energy
  • Kuwait Oil Company
  • Egypt ERA
  • National Bank of Abu Dhabi
  • First Gulf Bank
  • ACWA Power
  • Abdul Latif Jameel Energy and Environmental Services
  • Kawar Energy
  • Alfanar construction
  • saudi oger
  • engie
  • Masdar
  • edf
  • Eversheds
  • Mesia
  • ESTELA
  • Sasia
  • CEBC
  • Castalia Strategic Advisors
  • Astrom Technical Advisors
  • Rioglass

The MENASol and MENAWind Awards Gala Dinner and Ceremony in May 2016 was a huge success. Congratulations to all the winning companies. To recap on the experience, the companies who won an award in each category included:

WINNER:
Government Renewable Energy Programme 2016
Dubai-supreme-council-of-energy
WINNER:
Wind Company
of the Year
siemens
WINNER:
PV Developer
2016
ACWA-Power
WINNER:
CSP Developer
2016
ACWA-Power
WINNER:
PV Technology Innovation for MENA 2016
first-solar
WINNER:
CSP Technology Innovation for MENA 2016
GlassPoint
WINNER:
Project Finance / Advisors 2016
ifc
WINNER:
Corporate Responsibility 2016
shams

A legacy of attracting all the biggest names in renewable energy:

  • Abdul-Latif
  • Acciona
  • ACS-Cobra
  • ACWA-Power
  • ArcelorMittal
  • BASF
  • cobra
  • DOW-Chemical
  • edf
  • ENEL
  • engie
  • first-gulf-bank
  • FLABEG
  • Gamesa
  • GE
  • GlassPoint
  • GES
  • Heliovis
  • ingeteam
  • irena
  • KACO
  • Kawar
  • Masdar
  • MASEN
  • Parsons-Brinckerhoff
  • Rioglass
  • riyad-bank
  • RWE
  • Siemens
  • SolarReserve
  • suzlon
  • Thyssenkrupp
  • Vaisala
  • windar
  • yellow-door
  • zedsolar

Attendees by Company Type

Attendees by Company Type

Attendees by Seniority:

Attendees by Seniority:

Previous attendees attending MENASol (now MENA New Energy)

Previous attendees attending MENASol (now MENA New Energy)

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25+ hours of thought provoking debate, best practice & technological advances at your fingertips

  • Panel Debates & presentations:

    2017 introduces more interactive panels per market discussed that allow you to debate ideas with the industry's most influential executives

  • Women in Energy lunch:

    Join with MENA's most influential women leading the new energy charge and who are empowering women across the region to join this exciting industry

  • Technology deep-dive (CSP-PV-Wind):

    Delve into the technology of your choice with our triple tracked afternoon, providing you with a fully-wrapped renewables approach. Join in and increase your onsite experience and the chances of meeting those that really matter to you and your company's overall ROI

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What our Delegates are saying

  • African Clean Energy Developments

    "I sincerely enjoyed participating in the event and I thought the attendance and quality of speakers was very high so well done!"

    - Mary Waller, African Clean Energy Developments
  • Arup

    "Thank you to you and your team for an excellent conference"

    - Arup
  • Rand Merchant Bank

    "It was my pleasure to participate in an excellent conference"

    - Siyanda Mflathelwa, Rand Merchant Bank
  • Mott MacDonald

    "Vibrant and informative"

    - Mott MacDonald
  • Hyundai Engineering

    "At CSP Today South Africa our team had many opportunities to form collaborations with global companies"

    - Jaboon Park, Hyundai Engineering
  • Mott MacDonald

    "Thank you very much for the wonderful New Energy Update conference in Cape Town. As usual, it was a pleasure to participate in it… we look forward to collaborating with you in a similar fashion in future wind and solar events in South Africa and worldwide"

    - Javier Relancio, Solar Programme Leader (Africa), Mott MacDonald
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If you are interested in MENA New Energy 2017 please contact us:

Paul Soskin

Paul Soskin

Sr. Projects Director
New Energy Update
+44 (0) 207 375 7503 (Global)
Email: paul@newenergyupdate.com

Tobias Crow

Tobias Crow

Business Development Manager
New Energy Update
+44 (0) 207 422 4358 (Global)
Email: toby@newenergyupdate.com

2017 Sponsors & Exhibitors

Sponsors

  • Globaltherm
  • Samson
  • Transworld Solar
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