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MENA new energy 2018

April 24, 2018 - April 25, 2018

MENA new energy 2018

CSP is booming in the Middle East

Energy storage is potentially a game-changer in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region where the solar industry is booming.







MENA agenda

April 25

Plenary – Keynote & Headline Sessions

Keynotes – Industry trends and forecasts by leading C-level executives and government – ACWA Power, MASEN, Kuwait’s Ministry of Electricity & Water
Emerging Markets – Review the early development plans and opportunities in Tunisia, Algeria and Kuwait – Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Swicorp, Kuwait Oil
Saudi Arabia: New Market Growth Opportunities and Economic Transformation – FAS Energy, Nesma, SASIA, GCC Labs
Lunch + Women in New Energy
Established Markets – Reaching Grid Parity in Morocco and Egypt – Alfanar, Scatec,  Egyptian Electricity Holding Co, MASEN
Established Markets – Reaching Grid Parity in Jordan and the UAE – Jordan’s Ministry of Energy, Desert Technologies, Diamond Developers, Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, EDF
Track 1 Track 2
Established Markets – Reaching Grid Parity in Jordan and the UAE Harnessing Waste Energy – Green Energy Solutions & Sustainability LLC, Beatona
Panel Discussion: Project Finance – ADWEA, NBAD, Natixis, Swicorp, Sumitomo, IFC Renewable Energy installation and products’ standards, regulations and guidelines – EU GCC Clean Energy Technology Network
Networking Drinks
The MENA New Energy Awards Dinner

April 26

Track 1 AM – CSP Track 2 AM – PV
Deploying more CSP in the MENA region – ACWA Power, Abengoa, EA, Mott Macdonald De-risking, meeting standards and ensuring long-term project integrity – First Solar, DuPont, Array Tech, Scatec
International CSP Design and operational knowhow applied in MENA – Rioglass, SAMSON, 247 Solar Inc, SENER Part One: Optimisation, power quality engineering and the latest R&D in PV- Ingeteam, Huawei, EGI
Vital insights on constructing and optimising CSP plants- SHAMS, TSK, CMI Solar, SA Rope Access Part Two: Optimisation, power quality engineering and the latest R&D in PV –  DSM Advances Surfaces, GPTech, ELMYA, Prodiel, GES, Jordan’s Electricity Distribution Company (EDCO)Developers and off-takers panel- taking PV and wind deployment even further – ACWA Power, Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) & more
Defining the business case for CSP including its application in oil production as well as the heat market – Glasspoint, Solarlite
Track 1 PM – Energy Storage Track 2 PM – Wind
Energy storage: A game changer for the energy world – Apricum, Adenium, AES, EATON Minimising Risk – Selecting your technology for your wind site Senvion
Energy storage: case studies on innovative solution GHENOVA, Ice Energy Vital wind case studies – insights on deploying turbines in the Middle East and North Africa ACWA Power, Alcazar, ENGIE
Developing Renewable Energy Systems (RES) – perspectives from CSP, PV, wind industry experts Abengoa, Enerwhere, AES, Apricum De-risk your wind farm to attract capital – GES, GCube


To provide you with insight on the commercial opportunities for energy storage in MENA, we interviewed AES, ACWA Power, Eversheds Sutherland, Adenium Capital & Saudi Arabia Solar Industry Association who had opinions on storage’s role in the future. Leading market insights from:

  • Franck Bernard, Director Energy Storage Market – EMEA, AES Netherlands Holding B.V.
  • Siddiq Farid, Vice President – Investment (Energy Storage Services), Adenium Energy Capital
  • Florian Mayr, Partner, Apricum
  • Daniel Zywietz, Founder & CEO, Enerwhere
  • Clint Dempsey, Partner, Eversheds Sutherland
  • Jean-Pascal Boutin, Partner, Eversheds Sutherland

It also has additional input from ACWA Power and SASIA who discuss energy storage in a broader context in the development for renewables:

  • Rajit Nanda, Chief Investment Officer, ACWA Power
  • Browning Rockwell, Founder, Saudi Arabia Solar Industry



April 24, 2018
April 25, 2018
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