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Clean energy focus for major forum

Dubai, August 4, 2014

A major conference aimed at providing a roadmap on how Dubai will meet the requirements of the 2030 energy strategy will be held in Dubai in September.

Dubai Clean Energy Forum, organised by Meed in partnership with Ministry of Energy, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa), Supreme Council of Energy and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, will be conducted from September 22 to 25 at The Address Hotel Dubai Mall.

The forum is designed to be the definitive platform for all those seeking to participate in the emirate's drive towards the use of sustainable energy.

The conference comes at a pivotal time as Dubai opens its power sector to the private sector with two high-profile IPP Projects scheduled for late 2014 - 100MW 2nd phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum Solar Park and the 1200MW clean coal power plant project.

The conference will showcase activities being developed in Dubai (led by Dewa) to develop new projects, adopt cutting-edge technologies and implement new legislation to ensure that every initiative is aligned with Dubai's integrated energy strategy and its preparations for Expo 2020.

Topics include:

  • Detailing DEWA's long-term energy vision - an update on the Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030
  • Dubai's power sector- what new opportunities exist for investors?
  • Accelerating the plans for the development of the solar sector in Dubai (feed-in tariffs, PV rooftop programme etc) 
  • Understand the track record of Solar's performance in the UAE: what has been learnt?
  • Detailing the Expo 2020 sustainability legacy
  • Renewables finance in GCC (designing competitive and bankable projects)
  • Developing a clean energy sector across the region; learnings from across the GCC
  • Practical application of energy efficiency technologies in Dubai
  • Green Building Codes and Regulations in Dubai

Key Speakers confirmed so far are:

  • H.E. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Managing Director& Chief Executive Officer, DEWA
  • Ali Al Shafar, Director of Energy & Climate Change, UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Mounir Bouaziz, Vice President Shell Upstream International Commercial, MENA-NBD & LNG, Shell
  • Shamma Al Rahmah, Manager, Business Planning and Performance Management,ENOC
  • Graeme Lindsay Sims, Executive Director, RSB for Electricity & Water
  • Dr. Rabia Ferroukhi, Acting Director,IRENA
  • David Lloyd, MENA Power & Utilities Transactions Leader, Ernst & Young
  • Gus Schellekens, Middle East Sustainability Leader, PwC
  • Solaiman Al Rifai, Director of Project Finance, Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence
  • Hany Ayesh, Director, Etihad Energy Services CoAhmed Bin Shafar, Chief Executive Officer, Empower
  • Matthew Merfert, Director of Technology - EMENA, First Solar
  • Thierry Tardy, Executive Director, ACWA Power                          - TradeArabia News Service

 




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