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MENA New Energy will return in April 2018.

Be the first to receive the program by pre-ordering the MENA New Energy 2018 brochure here

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:

  • Rajit Nanda
    Rajit NandaACWA Power
    Chief Investment Officer
  • 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
  • Michael Geyer
    Michael GeyerAbengoa
    Director Business Development Europe & Africa
  • Rashid Allem
    H.E. Dr Rashid AllemSharjah Electricity and Water Authority
  • Suhaila Marafie
    Eng. Suhaila MarafieMinistry of Electricity & Water, Kuwait
    Director of Studies & Research Department
  • Ziad Jebril Sabra
    Ziad Jebril SabraMinistry of Energy and Mineral Resources - Jordan
    Director of Renewable Energy Department
  • Browning Rockwell
    Browning RockwellSaudi Arabia Solar Industry Association
  • Reem Haman
    Reem HamanJordan’s Electricity Distribution Company (EDCO)
    Director General Deputy
  • Win tenders:

    Assess the latest pipeline of PPAs and FITs in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, Algeria, Tunisia, UAE, Morocco, Egypt, Jordan & more

  • Project finance:

    Review the latest initiatives to reach financial close in MENA’s leading projects including DEWA IV, KSA round I and II, Sweihan, NOOR & more

  • CSP market renaissance:

    Assess the future timelines for DEWA’s 200 MW CSP plant & review which nations will aim to deploy more CSP off the back of UAE’s success

  • PV utility & non-utility markets:

    Learn of the commercial opportunities for utility scale as well as  rooftop, distributed generation, hybrids and other non-utility applications

  • Driving wind developments:

    Minismise the risk profiles for wind at development and construction stages – with case studies from Morroco, Egypt, Jordan, Oman and KSA

  • Energy storage’s future in MENA:

    Assess how leading governments will assess the cost/benefit of energy storage to best generate and distribute electricity


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


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


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


Business-critical topics and fruitful opportunities for networking and discussion

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3 brand new discussions to 2017’s agenda:


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

Bigger Saudi Arabia Panel:

Discuss the opportunities with the government confirming to deploy 700 MW of wind and solar as part of a 10.5 GW roll out

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.

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
  • Gamesa
  • GE
  • GlassPoint
  • GES
  • Heliovis
  • ingeteam
  • irena
  • KACO
  • Kawar
  • Masdar
  • 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)

Tobias Crow

Tobias Crow

Business Development Manager
New Energy Update
+44 (0) 207 422 4358 (Global)

2017 Sponsors & Exhibitors

Gold Sponsor

  • CSDR

Silver Sponsor

  • Rioglass

Bronze Sponsors

  • CMI
  • DuPont
  • Masen
  • senvion


  • 247Solar
  • array
  • DSM
  • Elia
  • GES
  • gptech
  • Huawei
  • Ingeteam
  • prodiel
  • Samson
  • SARA
  • Transworld Solar


  • Condorchem
  • Dow
  • Globaltherm
  • Heliovis
  • Lointek
  • Megajoule
  • SkyFuel
  • Solargis

Knowledge Partner

  • Apricum

Financial Advisory Partner

  • Synergy

Supporting Partners

  • BPVA
  • cebc
  • EU-GCC
  • Egypt Energy
  • Iranian Wind
  • mesia
  • OBG
  • Protermosolar
  • solarnetworks
  • Sustainable MENA
  • Solar-GCC