The MENA New Energy 2018 Summit is over and will return in 2019

MENA’s Premier B2B Renewable Energy Specific Event Focused on PV, CSP, Wind and Energy Storage

Here’s 3 reasons why 2018 is a year not to miss:

Saudi Arabia is to take PV & wind to a whole new level

Review the Round 1 and 2 tenders and the lessons learnt from C-level developers, investors and government

CSP’s role in the DEWA IV era

Review the lessons learn from ACWA Power’s 700 MW project and where CSP could be deployed in the future

Energy storage’s future in MENA

Assess storage’s business case, tech forecast, future storage tenders and the prospect for 24-hour electricity

Want to be part of MENA’s largest gathering? Get in touch with paul@newenergyupdate.com

 

Agenda at a glance:

Day 1:

Keynotes - Industry forecasts and trends for MENA by leading C-level executives and Governments
Track 1 Track 2
Captive Solar in MENA (including Rooftop) Panel - Jordan
Case study - DuPont Case study - Wartsila Finland
Panel - Kuwait Panel - Egypt
Panel - Tunisia Panel - Morocco
Case study - 247 Solar Inc. Case study - Senvion
  Case Study - Wood Mackenzie Limited
Panel - Review energy storage’s business case in MENA countries Panel - The big wind discussion - assess the risk and maximise your MWh
Panel - Developing a 24-hour Renewable Energy System  

Day 2:

Track 1 Track 2
Panel - CSP’s future with DEWA Round IV in the horizon Panel - IPPs and corporate PPAs in MENA
Case study - Rioglass Solar Case study - Array Technologies
Case study - CMI Group Case study - Extenda - Trade Agency of Andalucia
Panel - UAE’s Centralised PV scene Panel - Bringing distributed generation, hybrids and non-utility applications to MENA
MENA Technology/Markets Case Study MENA Technology/Markets Case Study
Panel - Oman Panel - Algeria
Saudi Arabia: New Market Growth Opportunities and the Role of Renewables in the Economic Transformation
KSA Panel I: The KSA Renewable Energy Programme - an update
KSA Panel II: Develop your local content strategy in Saudi Arabia

Detailed Agenda:

Day One Day Two

Day 1:

08:30 - 10:15 Keynotes - Industry forecasts and trends for MENA by leading C-level executives and Governments
  • Evaluate the commercial SWOTs [strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats] for renewable project development, delivered by MENA’s leading CEOs and government
  • Discuss the project deployment roadmap from 2018-2022 and see where the next wave of activity is going to be
  • Assess which technologies will prevail and the forecasts for CSP, PV, wind and storage
  • Access whether the global trends towards distributed energy and private PPAs will happen and within what time frame

* Available for representatives from government or C-level executives

Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Jordan Eng. Amani Al Azzam Secretary General Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Jordan

ACWA Power Dr. Andrea Lovato Vice President, Head of Renewable Development ACWA Power

Eversheds Sutherland Michelle T Davies Partner Eversheds Sutherland

IFC Erik Becker Manager, Infrastructure Middle East and North Africa IFC

ENGIE Wim Alen Senior Vice President Business Development ENGIE

Enviromena Sami Khoreibi CEO Enviromena

10:15 - 11:00 Networking Coffee Break
TRACK 1 PANELS
TRACK 2 PANELS
11:00 - 12:00 Captive Solar in MENA (including Rooftop)
  • Assess the opportunities to deploy decentralised and non-utility scale projects in the UAE, Jordan, Egypt & more
  • Review why distributed generation is attractive to project financiers & investors by evaluating its risk/return profile and comparing to utility scale projects
  • Assess which regions would support a hybrid distributed generation system

Synergy Arpan Nalwaya Partner Synergy

EDF Energies Nouvelles Francois Dao Vice-President, Middle East & Africa EDF Energies Nouvelles

DLA Piper Keith Bullen Partner DLA Piper

Enerwhere Daniel Zywietz CEO & Founder Enerwhere

Yellow Door Energy Jeremy Crane CEO and Co-Founder Yellow Door Energy

Jinko Power Mothana Bahjeat Qteishat Managing Director Project Development | MEA Jinko Power

First Abu Dhabi Bank Frank Beckers Managing Director - Head of Project Finance & Advisory First Abu Dhabi Bank

11:00 - 12:00 Panel- Jordan
  • Assess the opportunities for PV, CSP and wind in Jordan and prospects for further deployment in 2018
  • Review the future extent of the net-metering and wheeling schemes to support commercial progress of developers and manufacturers
  • Learn how participants reached financial close with the Round III tenders including the 200 MW of solar PV in the Ma’an area and 100 MW of wind power in South Hordan

Dii Cornelius Matthes Director Dii

Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV) Nicolas Fasquelle Managing Director Middle East, Africa and New Territories Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV)

Akuo Energy Laurent Longuet Managing Director - Middle East Akuo Energy

Alcazar Daniel Calderon Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer Alcazar

MASDAR Ali Buhaji Senior Manager, Business Development MASDAR

TRACK 1 CASE STUDIES
TRACK 2 CASE STUDIES
12:00 - 12:15 PV Case Study: Risk mitigation strategies for solar assets by climate type and application sensitivity and innovation for bi-facial panels

DuPont Dr Stephan Padlewski Regional Marketing Leader DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions, EMEA


12:15 - 12:30 CSP Case Study: Performance, Flexibility, and Availability of steam turbines in a typical CSP project

siemens Muhamed Bou-Zeid Vice President Sales Siemens

siemens Stephan Ludewig Package Frame Owner Siemens

12:00 - 12:30 Energy solutions case study: application of Smart Power Generation solutions for baseload power generation, grid stability & peaking, and industrial self-generation

Wartsila Finland Risto Paldanius Director, Energy Storage Wartsila Finland

TRACK 1 PANELS
TRACK 2 PANELS
12:30 - 13:15 Panel- Kuwait
  • Review how PV, CSP and wind can meet demand for grid connected and off-grid applications.
  • Assess CSP’s role to support EOR
  • Get an update on the latest CSP and PV opportunities including case studies from KNPC & ISCC
  • Get involved in the initial debates to launch wind farms

Ministry of Electricity & Water - Kuwait Ahmad Alazemi Private-Sector Projects Department Ministry of Electricity & Water - Kuwait

EU-GCC Clean Energy Technology Network Frank Wouters Director EU-GCC Clean Energy Technology Network

Alternative Dr. Hassan Qasem General Manager Alternative Energy Project Co.

Kuwait Oil Speaker TBC Kuwait Oil

12:30 - 13:15 Panel -Egypt
  • Get an update on the Feed-in-tariff solar and wind projects, as well as EETC enders on the horizon
  • Assess the success stories of the round 2 FiT program with developers who have reached financial close.
  • Review whether future development will be via large IPPs or smaller capture FITs
  • Will Egypt go for CSP now that its cost has fallen so much?

Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) Eng. Lamya Abdel Hady Head of Sector Private Projects Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC)

Scatec Morten Langsholdt VP Project Development Scatec

IFC Erik Becker Manager, Infrastructure Middle East and North Africa IFC

Eversheds Sutherland Clint Dempsey Partner Eversheds Sutherland

Acciona Energia Joaquin Castillo Senior VP Global Business Development Acciona Energia

13:15 - 14:45 Sponsored Lunch or Workshop
14:45 - 15:30 Panel - Tunisia
  • Review how the Government plans to invest US $1 billion towards renewable energy projects including the installation of 1,000 MW and how the bankability of the program will impact the delivery of this
  • Assessment of the Tunisia Renewable Energy Framework, including the net-metering scheme, opportunities for PV, wind and CSP
  • Review the opportunities for investing in small scale (e.g. 10MW) projects

Swicorp Iheb Triki Vice President - Private Equity Swicorp

IFC Aurélien Boyer Senior Investment Officer Infrastructure Department IFC

engine Mustapha Benbella Senior Business Developer Power & Gas Engie

Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency/ MIGA Abir Burgul Senior Underwriter Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency/ MIGA

14:45 - 15:30 Panel - Morocco
  • Review the latest initiatives for dispatchable generation (CSP and other storage tech) to meet the grid requirements
  • Gain vital updates from NOOR Midelt Hybrid PV/CSP - 400 MW
  • Review the ‘best model’ regulation to roll-out the renewable energy plan, mature/proven IPP framework and law allowing development
  • Now that 24-hour solar is so cheap, will Europe import solar energy from Morocco?

Desert Technologies Nabih Cherradi CTO Desert Technologies

engie Omar Jabri Business Developer Power & Gas Engie

MASEN Meryem Lakhssassi Sustainable Development Officer MASEN

TRACK 1 CASE STUDIES
TRACK 2 CASE STUDIES
15:30 - 15:45 CSP case study: Reviews 247Solar Inc’s latest plant to provide baseload clean energy 24/7

247 Solar Inc. Bruce Anderson CEO 247 Solar Inc.

15:30 - 15:45 Wind case study: Customised wind solutions for MENA- reduce risk and cost to maximise MWh

Senvion Xavier Darquier Head of Sales New Markets Senvion

15:45 - 16:00 Case Study: Scientific Prediction of Performance of Vacuum Receiver Tubes and Testing Methodology - DEWA project

Shandong Huiyin Energy Co., Ltd Juha Ven President Shandong Huiyin Energy Co., Ltd

15:45 - 16:00 Wind Markets Update: Gain an overview of the wind markets in MENA as well as the lessons learnt for developing projects

Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables Sohaib Malik Strategic Market Analysis | Energy Transition Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables

16:00 - 16:45 Networking Coffee Break
TRACK 1 PANELS
TRACK 2 PANELS
16:45 - 17:30 Panel - Review energy storage’s business case in MENA countries
  • Review the cost/benefit of certain technologies, including batteries and thermal, to tackle intermittency, transmission issues, frequency response & more
  • Get an update on the latest battery storage tenders to take place in MENA, including Jordan
  • Discuss the priorities for utility companies to depend on storage, their reasoning and the forecast scale required
  • Review the lessons learnt from Europe/US and how they can be transferred to MENA

Fluence Paul McCusker Managing Director Fluence

Eversheds Sutherland Robb McNabb Partner Eversheds Sutherland

Apricum - The Clean Tech Advisory Florian Mayr Partner Apricum - The Clean Tech Advisory

IHS Markit Josefin Berg Research and Analysis Manager, Solar and Energy Storage IHS Markit

VRB Energy Dr. Mianyan Huang President and CTO VRB Energy

16:45 - 17:45 Panel - The big wind discussion - assess the risk and maximise your MWh
  • Evaluate the key risks in the development and construction of wind projects in MENA
  • Review the essential requirements to drive wind projects to completion, including site selection, environmental issues, turbine selection, O&M philosophy
  • Understand the challenges and lessons learnt for deploying wind in MENA, including insights on policy, market structure, regulation, financing and more

Senvion Xavier Darquier Head of Sales New Markets Senvion

Natixis Ranjan Moulik Managing Director - Head of Power & Renewables Natixis

Dentons & Co. Mhairi Main Garcia Counsel Dentons & Co.

NIDEC ASI SA Franck Girard Chairman & Managing Director NIDEC ASI SA

Vestas Rainer Karan VP Med East Vestas

17:30 - 18:15 Panel - Developing a 24-hour Renewable Energy System
  • Assess the possibilities to support the grid by uniting PV with CSP, batteries, wind and other technologies to produce dispatchable electricity on demand
  • Review the priorities for grid operators in MENA- and learn from European case studies of the value of storage to the grid
  • How much does 24-hour solar cost now compared to conventional power?

Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Jordan Eng. Amani Al Azzam Secretary General Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Jordan

TSK Flagsol Oliver Baudson Managing Director TSK Flagsol

Acciona Energia Elisa Prieto Casana Chief Strategy Officer Acciona Energia

CEBC Dr Raed BkayratMD CEBC

 
18:15-19:30 Sponsored Networking Drinks

Day 2:

08:00-08:45 Breakfast Seminar: Review the potential role of blockchain and cryptocurrencies in supporting energy owners and developers
  • Are you a beginner in this field? This is the session for you - gain an entry level understanding of blockchain and cryptocurrencies for the energy sector
  • Review how ACWA Power have benefited from adopting novel blockchain technologies to uncover new revenue streams
  • Take part in a peer-to-peer discussion which considers the future role of blockchain enabled crypto-currencies to monetize both physical and digital assets

ElectriCChain & SolcryptoJV Francois Sonnet Solar Energy Blockchain AdvisorSolarCoin Foundation at ElectriCChain & SolcryptoJV

TRACK 1 PANELS
TRACK 2 PANELS
09:00 - 10:00 Panel - CSP’s future with DEWA Round IV in the horizon
  • Review how DEWA’s 700 MW CSP plant reached financial close and the impact of the 7.3 US$ cents
  • Evaluate the cost and benefits of DEWA’s CSP plant to the grid
  • Review the market opportunities for deploying CSP in other MENA countries off the back of the success in the UAE
  • Making CSP competitive - debate CSP’s future in 3-5 years’ time compared to other technologies
  • How competitive is CSP plus PV in other MENA countries, for 24-hour solar

ACWA Power Meriem Bellizim Business Development Manager ACWA Power

ABENGOA Michael Geyer Vice President Business Development ABENGOA

Empresarios Agrupados Xavier Lara Executive Director Empresarios Agrupados

Rioglass Solar Jeroen Van Schijndel Chief Sales & Marketing Officer Rioglass Solar

Shanghai Electric Wang Deyuan Associate Managing Director - Integrity Energy Solution Business Unit Shanghai Electric

09:00 - 10:00 Panel - Corporate & Private PPAs - a new opportunity in MENA for renewable developers
  • Assess which countries are prioritising development of private PPAs in MENA and what industries are likely to be involved
  • Review which countries have the best environment from a regulatory, offtaker and power price perspective
  • Hear from private offtakers in industry on their needs to receive reliable electricity
  • Review how energy storage opportunities could impact this debate

Desert Technologies Nour Mousa CEO Desert Technologies

DLA Piper Keith Bullen Partner DLA Piper

ENGIE Wim Alen Senior Vice President Business Development ENGIE

Array Technologies Martin Mitscher Director International Sales & Business Development Array Technologies

TRACK 1 CASE STUDIES
TRACK 2 CASE STUDIES
10:00-10:15 CSP case study: Roadmap to cost reduction for optical components in CSP energy production and CSP for industrial applications

Rioglass Solar Jeroen Van Schijndel Chief Sales & Marketing Officer Rioglass Solar

10:00-10:15 PV case study: Assess how cutting edge solar trackers optimize profit, performance and project reliability

Array Technologies Martin Mitscher Director International Sales & Business Development Array Technologies

10:15-10:30 CSP case study: CMI Molten Salt Steam Generator

CMI Group Jean-Michel Wautelet Sales manager CMI Group

10:15-10:30 PV case study: a new concept about a PV plant with thermal storage

Array Technologies José Julio Caparros MD CAPSUN TECHNOLOGIES

10:30 - 11:15 Networking Coffee Break
10:30 - 11:05 SolarCoin Workshop
  • Gain a background on SolarCoin including their history and long-term vision
  • Review the process for getting your project registered with SolarCoin Foundation
  • Assess how you can create and manage a SolarCoin wallet

ElectriCChain & SolcryptoJV SolarCoin Foundation

TRACK 1 PANELS
TRACK 2 PANELS
11:15 - 12:00 Panel - UAE’s Centralised PV scene
  • Accomplishing grid parity - assess some of the latest projects and initiatives from DEWA and ADWEA
  • Reaching financial close & construction - assess the lessons learnt from some of the largest utility scale projects in the world
  • Discuss the outcome of producing the world’s cheapest electricity and how this impacts the supply chain
  • How does centralized PV compare in cost to decentralized PV? Which should UAE promote hardest?

Marubeni Takeshi Hiramatsu IPP Business Development Marubeni

MESIA Ahmed Nada President MESIA

ADWEA Charlie Seymour Financial Advisor ADWEA

Sterling and Wilson Vikas Bansal Head of International Business Development, Solar EPC Sterling and Wilson

11:15 - 12:35 Systems Case Study: Developing integrity renewable energy solutions – a vital EPC perspective

Shanghai Electric Wang Deyuan Associate Managing Director - Integrity Energy Solution Business Unit Shanghai Electric


11:35-12:00 Systems Case Study: Integrated CSP-PV-hybrid plant

TSK Flagsol Oliver Baudson Managing Director TSK Flagsol

TRACK 1 CASE STUDIES
TRACK 2 CASE STUDIES
12:00 - 12:15 Battery storage case study: Review CMI’s project which optimises PV performance with flow and lithium ion batteries

CMI Group Jean-Michel Wautelet Sales manager CMI Group


12:15 - 12:30 Systems case study: Wind effects on solar systems: feasibility and opportunities for cost reduction

Oritia y Boreas José María Terrés-Nícoli CEO Oritia y Boreas

12:00-12:15: PV Case Study: Optimise your PV O&M strategy to reduce cost and optimise energy yield

ElectriCChain & SolcryptoJV Ahmar Zaman Chief Financial Officer Miller Bros. Solar, LLC


12:15-12:30 PV case study: Insight on cloud platforms to boost productivity of solar projects

ENACT SYSTEMS INC Deep Chakraborty Co-Founder & CEO ENACT SYSTEMS INC

TRACK 1 PANELS
TRACK 2 PANELS
12:30 - 13:00 Panel - Oman
  • Review Oman Power and Water Procurement Company SAOC (OPWP)’s initiative to deploy 200 MW of solar by 2017/18
  • Assess how Oman’s has developed its first grid connected wind farm and the key lessons learns for development
  • Assess the local challenges including project finance strategies to successfully receive equity and debt

Eversheds Sutherland Iwan Walters Partner Eversheds Sutherland

GE Renewables Youssef Takki Chebihi Middle East Sales Director GE Renewables

Ministry of Environment and Climate Affairs Professor Steve Halls, BSc (Hons), PhD, FIEMA Senior Environmental Expert Ministry of Environment and Climate Affairs

12:30 - 13:00 Panel - Bahrain
  • Review the enormous potential of the tenders announced by the Government
  • Understand the role of the newly formed Ministry of Environment and Renewable Energies to develop more solar and wind
  • Assess the risk profile of Algeria and how this will impact project development including local content requirement

Desert Technologies Nabih Cherradi CTO Desert Technologies

Eversheds Sutherland Robb McNabb Partner Eversheds Sutherland

Bahrain Solar Industry Association (BSIA) Vadlamudi Padma Raghu Hon. Country Representative Bahrain Solar Industry Association (BSIA)

13:00 - 14:30 unch & Women in New Energy Workshop (1h30)
Plenary Afternoon - KSA
Saudi Arabia: New Market Growth Opportunities and the Role of Renewables in the Economic Transformation
14:30 - 15:30 KSA Panel I: The KSA Renewable Energy Programme - an update
  • Development of an emerging market - Review how leading experts see the KSA market today
  • Hear the Panels’ views on the pricing and what impacted this and what it means for the future
  • Get an update from the participants from the Round 1 tenders to understand how they achieved financial close and their plans to commence construction including identifying the key challenges and how these were overcome
  • Understand which banks participated on the new tender and their approach to and pricing of these projects
  • Assess whether Saudi is taking account of lessons learnt on other MENA programmes and whether the current approach will change

ACWA Power Paddy Padmanathan President & CEO ACWA Power

ENGIE Suresh Bhaskar Executive Vice President, Head of Business Development - Power & Gas ENGIE

Alfanar Wasim Malouhi GM Alfanar

NESMA Renewables Group. Ltd. Amaan Lafayette CEO NESMA Renewables Group. Ltd.

Eversheds Sutherland Michelle T Davies Partner Eversheds Sutherland

15:30 - 16:30 KSA Panel II: Develop your local content strategy in Saudi Arabia
  • Get clarity on REPDO’s localization targets and how you can achieve them in upcoming tender rounds
  • Hear from multiple stakeholders in the wind and solar supply chain on how they will deliver local content requirements
  • Review the strategic rationale from companies in the KSA and their experience so far of specific local content projects
  • Learn about the key ingredients of successful, long-term partnerships between local and international companies
  • Learn what makes Saudi Arabia an attractive hub for industrial activities in renewable energy

company Dr. Moritz Borgmann Partner Apricum - The Cleantech Advisory

ENGIE Sachin Abhyankar SVP Business Development ENGIE

Abdul Lateef Jamel Mouhannad Makhlouf Senior Director of Environmental Services Abdul Lateef Jamel

TAQNIA ENERGY Wail Bamhair CEO TAQNIA ENERGY

ACWA Power Alexandre Allegue Director - Business Development ACWA Power

ACWA-PowerTake part in extra networking:

A pre-conference site visit to the Shuaa Energy 1 IPP (260 MWp) hosted by ACWA Power

pre-conference site visit
pre-conference site visit
pre-conference site visit

 

On Monday 23rd April (1.30pm-6pm), including transport from the venue.

This project is a corner piece of Integrated Energy Strategy 2030 of the Emirate of Dubai.

  • Learn how the Shuaa team has installed +2 million panels enough capacity to power 30,000 homes.
  • Being subsidy free -review ACWA Power’s business model including the development of a levelized tariff of 5.61 cents/kWh over a 25-year period
  • Assess the latest initiatives for cost reduction including insight on technology and components

If you are interested in MENA New Energy 2018 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

2018 Sponsors & Exhibitors

Gold Sponsors

  • Masen
  • Rioglass

Silver Sponsor

  • senvion

Bronze Sponsors

  • cmi
  • Extaneda
  • GHENOVA
  • Globaltherm
  • Oritia y Boreas

Sponsors

  • 247Solar
  • Array Technologies, Inc.
  • DuPont
  • ENACT
  • energon-dobris
  • Miller
  • Nidec
  • Shandong
  • Siemens
  • wartsila
  • Wood Mackenzie Limited

Website Sponsor

  • Abengoa

Exhibitors

  • andaltec
  • Dow
  • lanxess
  • Lointek
  • peiko
  • RKH Specialty
  • salt-x
  • Solargis
  • Pu Neng

Knowledge Partner

  • Apricum

Financial Advisory Partner

  • Synergy

Supporting Partners

  • asa
  • BPVA
  • cebc
  • Dii
  • Egypt Energy Monitor
  • EIC
  • EU GCC Clean Energy Technology Network
  • Green Gulf
  • Libya Monitor
  • mesia
  • ME Construction News