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  • Mon
    03
    Nov
    2014
    8.30AM - 11.00AMJumeirah Emirates Towers, Dubai
    Cost: 250AED
    Dubai is discussing the option of launching a Green Sukuk (Islamic bond) to help fund some of its renewable energy plans.   The financing of renewable energy projects is seen as an issue because banks are often nervous about funding such initiatives.  It has resulted in organizations seeking more innovative ways to fund renewable energy developments.
    Clean Energy Business Council has been working with Dubai Ministries to promote a green sukuk as a new way of financing clean energy projects, and in collaboration with The Gulf Bond and Sukuk Association we welcome you to join us for an interactive seminar to discuss sustainable energy financing in MENA, and new ways of thinking about finance and capital.
    You will hear from leading industry experts including guest speakers from HSBC, International Finance Corporation (IFC), Enerwhere, Adenium Energy Capital, Faber Capital and Latham & Watkins.
    This is a fantastic opportunity for developers, finance institutions and industry stakeholders to share ideas and to meet potential partners through this networking series.
    De-carbonising the worlds energy system to avoid locking in polluting technologies and unacceptably high emission levels will require doubling existing investment levels to around USD 2 trillion a year. The genesis of this seminar is to get financiers and project developers thinking about new and innovative ways to finance sustainable energy projects – either energy efficiency or renewables.
    Program:
    08:30  Breakfast and Networking
    09:00
    Tapping Capital Markets through Green Bonds
    Aziz Ata, Managing Director and Head of Debt Capital Markets MENA (Ex KSA), HSBC
    09:30 
    Green Sukuk: Who will be first?
    Nadia Zubairi, Director, Faber Capital
    Lee Irvine, Senior Associate, Latham & Watkins
    10:00  Networking Break
    10:15
    Sustainable Energy Efficiency Financing – How to think differently?
    Kaiser Naseem, Head of Bank Advisory Services
    International Finance Corporation MENA (IFC)
    10:45
    Lease Financing for Renewables
    Daniel Zwyietz, Vice Chair, Clean Energy Business Council and
    CEO of Enerwhere
    11:05 Q&A
    11:15 Finish

    Please click here to Register or contact sarah@cleanenergybusinesscouncil.com.

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  • Mon
    01
    Dec
    2014
    9.00AM - 5.00PMJumeirah Emirates Towers, Dubai

    Cost: 450AED

    CEBC’s 3rd Annual Conference 2014 provides a unique platform that brings together key stakeholders from the private and public renewable energy sectors in the Middle East and North Africa to further the development of new sustainable policies, strategies and technologies across the region. You will meet senior officials, government dignitaries, and global experts from the fields of smart grids, energy and water efficiency, and renewable energy.

    Guest speakers with proven experience in projects both regional and internationally will highlight case studies from countries including Qatar, UAE, Jordan, Bahrain and Morocco, and cover topics such as Smart Grid and Smart Metering, Energy and Water Efficiency, Financing & Project Development, Distributed Energy, Solar Developments, and Renewable Desalination and District Cooling Options.

    For sponsorship enquiries please contact sarah@cleanenergybusinesscouncil.com.

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  • Mon
    19
    Jan
    2015
    2.50PM - 3.20PMWorld Future Energy Summit, ADNEC, Abu Dhabi, Project & Finance Village, Hall 10

    Find out where and how many solar projects are happening in the GCC with CEBC’s Vice Chairman and his review of our clean energy map. This is the most detailed and comprehensive database in the GCC including everything from solar rooftop to utility scale projects.

    Speakers:    

    Daniel Zywietz, CEO, Enerwhere and Vice Chair, Clean Energy Business Council

    Damoon Moin, Regional Director Middle East & North Africa, Yingli Solar

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  • Tue
    20
    Jan
    2015
    11.10AM - 11.50AMWorld Future Energy Summit, ADNEC, Abu Dhabi, Project & Finance Village, Hall 10

    EY’s Cleantech Leader, Nimer AbuAli will present the key findings from the fourth Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Cleantech Survey Report in collaboration with the Clean Energy Business Council (CEBC) and the Middle East Solar Industry Association (MESIA). The survey gauges the sentiment of C-suite industry experts, identifies the key market drivers and provides a valuable assessment of the Cleantech market in the MENA region. Nimer will share useful insights on the views of Cleantech stakeholders across MENA and the opportunities and challenges for clean energy development.

    Speaker:  Nimer AbuAli, Cleantech Leader EY, Middle East and North Africa, EY

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  • Tue
    20
    Jan
    2015
    2.00PM - 3.20PMWorld Future Energy Summit, ADNEC, Abu Dhabi, Project & Finance Village, Hall 10

    Dubai is discussing the option of launching a Green Sukuk (Islamic bond) to help fund some of its renewable energy plans.   The financing of renewable energy projects is seen as an issue because banks are often nervous about funding such initiatives.  It has resulted in organizations seeking more innovative ways to fund renewable energy developments. Clean Energy Business Council has been working with Dubai Ministries to promote a green sukuk as a new way of financing clean energy projects, and this interactive seminar will discuss sustainable energy financing in MENA, and new ways of thinking about finance and capital.

    Speakers:

    Taher Diab, Director Strategy & Planning/Secretary General EEA, Supreme Council of Energy

    Lee Irvine, Senior Associate, Latham & Watkins

    Martin Haupts, Managing Director, Phanes Group

    Moderator: Jeremy Crane, Chief Operating Officer, Adenium Capital

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  • Wed
    21
    Jan
    2015
    Hyatt Capital Gate Hotel (Beside ADNEC), Abu Dhabi, UAE

    Cost: Free

    The Clean Energy Business Council in partnership with Schneider Electric welcomes you to join us at this thought leadership high-level roundtable breakfast event featuring guest speakers from UAE government agencies.

    The United Arab Emirates with its modern infrastructure and commitment to technology, is in a perfect position to innovate its way to develop the world’s smartest cities.  However, to make cities smart, they must implement a smarter energy system to supply, produce and manage energy more effectively in the coming years.

    Recognising that no one place has the same energy needs and challenges, projects for smart energy will need to be tailored to the UAE’s specific circumstances keeping in mind the opportunities and challenges that the local ecosystem provides.

    As part of Schneider Electric’s commitment to furthering the development of the smart energy sector across MENA, you are invited to attend this breakfast event free of charge as their guest.

     

    Key Participants

    Michel Crochon, EVP – Strategy & Innovation and Member of the Executive CommitteeSchneider Electric

    Dr. Nasser Saidi, Chairman, Clean Energy Business Council

    Charbel Aoun, President – Smart CitiesSchneider Electric

    Dr. Raed Bkayrat, Vice President Business Development, Saudi Arabia, First Solar

    Benoit Dubarle, Country President UAE, Oman & PakistanSchneider Electric

    Claudio Palmiera, CEO, CLS Energy Consultants

    Dr. Mazen Zein, Director Smart Cities & Strategy, GulfSchneider Electric

    Prashanth Marpu, Assistant Professor, Masdar

    Moderator:  Alice Cowman, CEO, Clean Energy Business Council

     Spaces are limited.

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  • Mon
    09
    Mar
    2015
    8.30AM - 11.00AMEmirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai

    Lack of dispatch ability is generally considered as the major drawback of renewable energy such as PV Solar and Wind. The highly intermittent energy generated by PV Solar and Wind power plants is already posing a major challenge for grid operators for example in California and Germany, while the share of renewables in the energy mix continues to rise. The Industry is now increasingly looking towards energy storage often in combination with Smart Grid solutions to be able to manage this challenge efficiently. This event is dedicated to the latest developments in Power, Energy Storage and Smart Grid Solutions and you will hear from leading global industry experts that might provide the answer to the challenge posed by renewables.

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  • Mon
    13
    Apr
    2015
    8.30AM - 11.30AMJW Marriott Marquis Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, Business Bay, Dubai

    This event will explore the evolving role of distributed generation of renewable energy in the MENA region and its associated challenges.

    Distributed generation is defined in the UAE as decentralized, non-utility scale, and renewable. In the context of the UAE, this generation is derived primarily via solar PV systems.

    The potential in the Middle East for distributed energy is vast due to the country’s high levels of solar irradiance. In addition, the market for this technology is quickly becoming much more attractive, with regional governments establishing frameworks for allowing distributed energy to be fed into their grids. With a net metering framework forthcoming, it will soon make financial as well as environmental sense for residential and commercial end users to install solar PV systems.

    Moreover, distributed generation is also highly cost effective for off-grid facilities, which are often powered expensively with diesel generators.

    Through special guest presentations and an open forum, the event will address the financial, logistic, and environmental ramifications of deploying distributed generation in the Middle East, a new and wide open market.

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  • Tue
    12
    May
    2015
    8:30am - 12:00pmThe new Sheraton Grand Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road

    Egypt is the fifth country in the MENA Region to adopt a Feed-in Tariff  (FiT) program, to encourage private investments in renewable energy with the aim to reduce  shortages  in conventional fuel sources . At this special breakfast session dedicated to supporting Egypt’s Renewable Energy Program, the CEBC is proud to welcome Engr. Lamya Abdel Hady, Director of Egypt’s Solar FiT Program from the Ministry of Electricity & Energy.

    The breakfast will feature presentations and panel sessions focusing on Egypt’s 2,300MW Solar PV program, wind and geothermal programs. You will hear from leading regional and global players in the industry who will discuss the program’s financing options and operational conditions as well as the industry’s key growth sectors. This breakfast will bring together investors, renewable energy companies and manufacturers and high-level government officials to foster proactive discussions to support the development of Egypt’s clean energy sector and its corresponding regulatory framework.

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  • Wed
    13
    May
    2015
    6:00 pmHyatt Regency Hotel, Dubai

    CEBC is delighted to host a gala networking cocktail reception in partnership with the MENASOL 2015 Conference.  This high level cocktail reception takes place on 13 May 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Dubai and will be a fantastic opportunity to network with conference speakers and delegates, government representatives and senior officials.  As the largest solar conference in the UAE, you will meet over 400 guests including top level speakers from government institutions, finance bodies and leading solar developers.  CEBC is very pleased to welcome you to join us for an evening of networking, cocktails and to catch up on the latest developments in the MENA solar space.

    Sponsor:

    For Sponsorship Enquiries please contact sarah@cleanenergybusinesscouncil.com.

     

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  • Mon
    26
    Oct
    2015
    Level 1, Lecture Theatre, DIFC Centre of Excellence - Gate Village 2 - Dubai - UAE

    The Middle East Clean Energy Business Council is delighted to partner with Islamic Finance News (IFN) for this by-invitation breakfast seminar on Islamic Project Financing. In coordination with the Government of Dubai, the Dubai Economic Council, Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre, DIFC and DFSA, you are invited to attend this high level seminar focusing on Islamic Project Financing within the country’s growing sectors of Islamic financial markets.    The presentations will be followed by a thought leadership open round table discussion and networking, and will culminate with an in-depth report.

    Please note seats are limited.  For the full event program and to register your interest, please click here.

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  • Tue
    08
    Dec
    2015
    Mundo Restaurant, Emirates Towers Hotel, Dubai

    Cost: Free

    Clean Energy Business Council (CEBC), with support from ENGIE (formerly GDF SUEZ), announces the launch of Women in Clean

    Energy MENA (WICE) on 8 December 2015 at Emirates Towers Hotel, Dubai, in association with the 4th Annual MENA Clean Energy Forum.

    The WICE Program wants to provide female professionals and students in MENA’s renewable and clean energy fields with a voice, encourage women into jobs in the clean energy sector and help advance their careers. WICE will provide a platform for business women to network with peers and to leverage off the experience and knowledge of senior executives and practitioners.

    ENGIE (formerly GDF SUEZ) is a Founding Member of CEBC and a proud supporter of the Women in Clean Energy initiative. ENGIE has been developing an ambitious policy of gender diversity to globally promote gender equality and increase career development opportunities for its female employees.

    CEBC and ENGIE invite you to join them for the inaugural networking lunch, where you will meet leading women in cleantech and WICE Board Members including Eng. Lamya Abdel Hady, Director of Egypt’s Solar FiT Program, Ministry of Electricity & Renewable Energy, Dr. Rabia Ferroukhi, Associate Director Knowledge, Policy & Finance, IRENA, Heba Alrefai, Founder of Tanweer Solar Energy, Laure Alazet, New Business Development at ENGIE, and Mhairi Main Garcia, Counsel at Ashurst.

    It is our pleasure to welcome you to attend this lunch free of charge as ENGIE’s guest. Spaces are limited so please register below to secure your place.

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  • Tue
    08
    Dec
    2015
    9.00AM - 6.00PMEmirates Towers Hotel, Dubai, UAE

    CEBC was delighted to once again host our highly successful 4th Annual MENA Clean Energy Forum on 8 December 2015 at Emirates Towers Hotel, Dubai. The conference provided a unique platform that brought together key stakeholders from the private and public cleantech and renewable energy sectors in the Middle East and North Africa to further the development of new sustainable policies, strategies and technologies across the region. Senior executives, government representatives and high level officials from across the MENA region came together for this one day summit followed by a cocktail reception in the evening.

    This year’s Annual Conference covered all main sectors in terms of Development, Finance, Technology, Construction and Operation & Maintenance of Clean Energy Solutions for the Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency, Smart Grid (including Energy Storage) and the Environmental Sector.

    For information on sponsorship opportunities and how you can participate as a guest speaker in upcoming CEBC Events, please contact Sarah Fitzgerald at sarah@cleanenergybusinesscouncil.com.

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  • Tue
    01
    Mar
    2016
    8.30AM - 12.00PMNovotel Hotel, World Trade Centre, Dubai

    Cost: Free

    Clean Energy Business Council in partnership with Yellow Door Energy presents an overview of how distributed solar is becoming a reality in the Middle East. Meet the companies involved in the Shams Dubai program, learn what’s happening with regulation and understand why companies are choosing the solar lease as a preferred option to go solar.

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  • Wed
    02
    Mar
    2016
    Ibis Hotel, World Trade Centre, Dubai

    Cost: Free

    Women in Clean Energy MENA (WICE) is an initiative implemented under the umbrella of the MENA Clean Energy Business Council (CEBC). WICE is a group set up by women, for women and wants to provide female professionals and students in MENA’s renewable and clean energy fields with a voice, encourage women into jobs in the clean energy sector and help advance their careers. The program provides a platform for business women to network with peers and to leverage off the experience and knowledge of senior executives and practitioners.

    The first instalment of the WICE Networking Series is a breakfast event on ‘The Role of Women in the Solar Industry’ taking place on 2 March 2016 in Dubai in alignment with Solar Middle East.

     

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    08:45 – 09:15 Registration and Networking Breakfast
    09:15 – 09:20 Welcome – Gurmeet Kaur, Head of Projects UAE, Eversheds
    09:20 – 09:50 Keynote Speaker
    09:20 – 09:4009:40 – 09:50 Aisha Al Abdooli, Director Environmental Awareness and Education, UAE Ministry of Environment and Water Presentation: Overview of the UAE Green Growth Strategy and its Implementation via the UAE Green Development CouncilAudience Q&A
    09:50 – 10:20 Keynote Speaker
    09:50 – 10:1010:10 – 10:20  Dr. Noura Y. Mansouri, Energy Future Leader – World Energy Council

    Manager Strategy & Marketing, AREVA and Director, WICE Board Presentation:

    “Greening the Black Gold – Saudi Arabia’s Quest for Clean EnergyThe sustainable energy and sustainability transition in Saudi Arabia and update on its renewable energy programAudience Q&A

    10:20 – 11:10 Panel Discussion – The Role of Women in the Solar Industry
     10:20 – 10:5510:55 – 11:10 Panelists

    Dr. Rabia Ferroukhi, Director Knowledge Policy & Finance, IRENA

    Heba Al Refai, Founder, Tanweer Solar Energy 

    Yara Anabtawi, Executive Director – Operational Planning & Strategy, ACWA Power (TBC)

    Angela Melkonian, Development Manager, FRV Middle East

    Moderator:  Mhairi Main Garcia, Counsel, Ashurst and Director, Clean Energy Business Council 

    Audience Q&A

     

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  • Sat
    05
    Mar
    2016
    Dusit Thani Hotel, Dubai

    Renewable energy project financing is complex. Clean Energy Business Council in collaboration with National Bank of Abu Dhabi welcomes you to join us for this interactive conference to discuss sustainable clean energy project financing in MENA, and new ways of thinking about finance and capital. Leading global industry experts will shed light on project financing structures, latest financial innovations, share case studies and discuss the role of multilateral banks in supporting developers compared to local financiers.

    This event provides a fantastic opportunity for developers, finance institutions and industry stakeholders to share ideas and to meet potential partners through this networking series.

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  • Wed
    16
    Mar
    2016
    8.30AM - 1.30PMDusit Thani Hotel, Dubai

    CEBC in partnership with Caterpillar welcomes you to this technical workshop on Hybrid, Off-Grid Solar Power for the GCC – From Diesel Generators to Solar-Hybrid Solutions. taking place on 16 March at the Dusit Thani Hotel, Dubai from 8:30am to 1:30pm.

    The half day workshop followed by networking lunch examines competitive off-grid solar-hybrid applications relevant to the GCC region, will define the potential and what is needed to drive this market, and the economics of utility scale solar hybrid solutions.  Leading industry experts will present case studies and share lessons learned, what worked, what didn’t and plans for future roll out, along with latest technology innovations.

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  • Tue
    03
    May
    2016
    Dusit Thani Hotel, Dubai

    Clean Energy Business Council in partnership with the Regional Conference on Project Financing in MENA is delighted to welcome you to this Networking Cocktail Reception taking place on 3 May 2016 at the Dusit Thani Hotel, Dubai from 5pm to 7pm.

    Guests include key decision makers from across the MENA region and you will meet Banks and Financiers, Developers, Legal Advisors, Investors, Technology Companies, EPC Contractors, Regulators and Utilities.

    This is a fantastic opportunity to network with conference speakers and delegates, connect with potential business partners and customers and learn about the latest developments taking place in the clean and renewable energy sectors in MENA.

    Payment at the Door
    Cocktail Reception Only
    Council Members       Free
    Conference Guests     Free
    All Others              AED150
    Conference and Cocktail Reception
    Members                     Free
    Non Members       US$250
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  • Mon
    09
    May
    2016
    Dead Sea, Jordan

    This regional forum in partnership with UNDP and Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) brings together national partners engaged in sustainable energy and water conservation initiatives to capture lessons learned from cooperation in recent years. The forum will review energy and water trends and scenarios in the region, and local best practices and case studies in the energy efficiency and water conservation experienced through IsDB and UNDP assistance projects, including those supported by the Global Environment Facility (GEF). It will also convene regional entities and private sector partners to engage in a dialogue with national partners focusing on how new partnerships are needed to scale-up results and adopt innovative solutions on issues surrounding the energy-water nexus in post-2015 era in the region.

    Attendance is by invitation, to register your interest please contact sarah@cleanenergybusinesscouncil.com

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  • Tue
    21
    Jun
    2016
    7:00 pmDusit Thani Hotel, 133 Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, UAE

    Cost: Free - Pre Registration required

    Ramadan Mubarak!

    The CEBC team wishes you and your family a blessed and peaceful time during the holy month of Ramadan.

    On behalf of the CEBC Board of Directors we welcome our members to join us for Iftar to celebrate this special time together.  This will be a wonderful opportunity to join colleagues and friends and to share ideas and your vision for the clean energy sector in MENA.

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  • Tue
    26
    Jul
    2016
    12.00PM - 1.00PMOnline - Webinar
    Cost: Free
    Clean Energy Business Council in partnership with ata Renewables welcomes you to join us for this webinar focused on CSP Tower technology where you will:
    • Discover how a CSP tower with molten salt technology works and what are its main pros and cons compared to other solar and CSP technologies
    • Learn about CSP´s dispatchability capacity and the potential of CSP technology to provide flexibility to the grid
    • Find out who is who in CSP tower technology beyond molten salt, and what is the technological track record and challenges to overcome
    • Understand how CSP tower technology is in the best position to drastically reduce LCOE costs over time and how the increasing competitivity will be achieved

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  • Tue
    30
    Aug
    2016
    8.30AM - 2.30PMShangri La Hotel, Dubai

    Cost: CEBC Members Free - Non Members AED250

    This workshop will look at harnessing the potential of smart technologies and process innovation in developing efficient, sustainable and forward-looking waste management strategies. Global experts will provide insights into key challenges facing the region’s waste management and recycling efforts, trends and policies, as well as the latest innovations and regulatory frameworks. Industry leaders will share case studies and lessons learned, discuss financial models and funding mechanisms and will  investigate the potential for landfill remediation in the UAE; providing key insights into feasibility studies and risk assessments to determine the viability of and future opportunities for site redevelopment.

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  • Wed
    21
    Sep
    2016
    10AM - 2PMDubai World Trade Centre, Room III & IV

    Joint Forces for Solar in partnership with CEBC and MESIA are proud to present the 4th PV Briefing & Networking Forum Middle East. Under the session title “Saudi Arabia Vision 2030 – All Signs Point Towards Industry Takeoff”, the event will be a highly interactive and content-driven conference session which will touch base on the hot topics and burning questions currently impacting development of the Saudi Arabian solar market.

    Cost: Free

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  • Wed
    28
    Sep
    2016
    8.30AM - 2.30PMShangri La Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai

    CEBC invites you to join  us for this workshop which will address the economics of energy efficiency in GCC countries, market value, trends and opportunities.  Leading experts will share case studies and identify retrofit solutions to reduce energy consumption, provide energy savings in commercial buildings, and energy performance contracts and options and key elements to manage.  Industry leaders will discuss the best financing mechanisms for helping SME’s value and drive energy efficiency, energy efficiency financing and the role of intelligent efficiency – how systems-level integration and intelligence can reduce building energy consumption and operating costs.

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  • Tue
    04
    Oct
    2016
    Thu
    06
    Oct
    2016
    Dubai World Trade Centre, Room III & IV

    Clean Energy Business Council in cooperation with the Dubai Solar Show being organised by Dubai Electricity & Water Authority
    is delighted to present the Dubai Solar Show Seminar Week. Leading global industry experts will share their expertise, knowledge and insights on the latest market trends, innovation and business models for solar PV, Shams Dubai case studies and progress so far, status of the DEWA R&D Innovation Centre, energy storage applications and how smart grids can help foster the integration of renewable energy in the distribution grid. Through DEWA’s generous support and commitment to education, information and knowledge sharing, these seminars are free to attend.

    4 October
    12:00 - 13:00 Overview of DEWA Solar PV Expert Certification Process
    13:30 – 14:30 Shams Dubai Program
    15:00 – 17:00 Workshop: Technical Overview of Grid-connected PV System Design and Installation

    5 October

    10:30 – 11:30 Combining Energy Efficiency with Energy Distribution & Financing Models for Distributed Generation
    12:00 – 13:00 Soiling Mitigation Review: 13 MW First Phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park
    13:30 – 14:30 Smart Grids: How they Can Help Foster the Integration of Renewable Energy in the Distribution Grid
    15:00 – 17:00 Workshop: AC Coupled PV Systems and Microgrids Register

    6 October

    10:30 – 11:30 Market Trends, Innovation and Business Models for Solar PV
    12:00 – 13:00 Launch of Dubai Solar Schools Program & Schools Competition by Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding
    13:30 – 14:30 Energy Storage Applications and Off-Grid Solar Solutions
    15:00 – 17:00 Workshop: Introduction to Battery-Based Solar Electric Systems Design

    Cost

    Free of Charge

    Contact
    Sarah Fitzgerald

    Email
    sarah@cleanenergybusinesscouncil.com

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  • Thu
    06
    Oct
    2016
    Dubai World Trade Centre, Room III & IV

    CEBC, in partnership with the World Green Economy Summit and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) presents the fourth instalment of the Women in Clean Energy series across MENA. This session will focus on women in leadership driving the green agenda and their contribution to sustainable development.

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  • Sun
    09
    Oct
    2016
    8.00AM - 5.00PMRitz Carlton DIFC, Dubai

    CEBC is delighted to partner with Islamic Finance News for the Project & Infrastructure Finance Forum 2016. Covering areas including transport, energy, renewables, power, utilities, education, health care and more, the Forum will explore issues such as capital-raising, investment avenues, public-private partnerships, and the role of intermediaries.

     

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  • Tue
    01
    Nov
    2016
    8.30AM - 4.00PMDubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Wed
    14
    Dec
    2016
    Dusit Thani Hotel, Dubai

    Cost: US$250 (AED750) | CEBC Members: Free of charge

    As countries across the globe strive towards a low carbon economy, the steady price decline of solar power generation infrastructure is making the renewable option more viable for MENA.  This year’s 5th Annual MENA Clean Energy Summit builds on momentum to help countries in this region achieve their renewable energy targets. You will hear from leading industry experts from both the region and global stage, and network with government representatives and key decision makers from the private sector.

    The summit will focus on scaling up Utility Scale Solar and Distributed/Rooftop Solar – where we are now and what’s next for the region including:

    • Increasing deployment of CSP technology and the role of energy storage
    • Overview and analysis of financing utility scale solar and the key differences and challenges between financing CSP and PV projects
    • Phasing out subsidies and how solar can benefit from development in a subsidy free environment
    • Accessing affordable finance for solar – securing a Low Carbon Future
    • Understanding the economics around Net Metering and Wheeling Projects in Jordan and the value of storage
    • Latest update on Saudi Arabia’s renewable energy strategy and future plans
    • Energy Efficiency and ESCO Models: the impact of increased electricity/fuel pricing across the GCC
    • Practical advice for accelerating project implementation for distributed solar in the Residential, Commercial & Industrial Sectors

    Cost

    CEBC Members | Free of Charge

    Non Members | US$250 (AED750)

     

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  • Wed
    21
    Dec
    2016
    10AM - 12.30PMDubai, United Arab Emirates

    CEBC is delighted to partner with the Emirates Environmental Group (EEG),  United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and Arabia CSR Network for this Panel Discussion titled Responsible Consumption and Production of Energy which will bring together leading experts from the field to engage the audience in in-deth and meaningful discussions.

    To Register Email:  eeg@emirates.net.ae

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  • Mon
    16
    Jan
    2017
    Thu
    19
    Jan
    2017
    Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre

    Enjoy CEBC discounted rates and benefits, to book your stand.

    Energy Efficiency Expo at World Future Energy Summit (WFES) is a dedicated platform for authorities, regulators, professionals and end-users to connect with solution and service providers.
    With facilities managers across the MENA region eager to achieve significant savings in energy costs, this is the ideal platform for marketing energy-efficient solutions and developing new business opportunities.

    As an official partner of the Energy Efficiency Expo, the CEBC has obtained special discounted rates for its members who want to participate as a standholder or attend the several conferences.

     
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  • Wed
    24
    May
    2017
    8:30am - 5:00pmSofitel Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai Marina, UAE

    Cost: Free - Pre Registration required

    In association with the EU GCC Clean Energy Network II, Clean Energy Business Council is excited to support this workshop which is funded by the EU and organized with the support of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy. The workshop will gather key industry, policy as well as research stakeholders from the EU and the GCC, for the Working Groups on Renewable Energy Sources and Electricity Interconnections & Market Integration.

    The aim of the workshop is to discuss clean energy topics that are part of the current transformation of the energy markets and to develop pathways for cooperation on clean energy between EU and GCC stakeholders. The workshop will address:

    • Current relevant strategies and initiatives in the EU and the GCC
    • Common fields for collaboration between EU and the GCC
    • Actions to be implemented through the CENII Action Plan for the next period

    During the workshop, CENII will present the preliminary results of the consultation carried out over the last months and will seek further inputs from stakeholders to enrich its conclusions and identify actions and priorities for the related Working Groups’ Action Plan.

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  • Wed
    14
    Jun
    2017
    7:00 pmDusit Thani Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai

    The CEBC team wishes our members and their family a blessed and peaceful time during the holy month of Ramadan. On behalf of the CEBC Board of Directors we welcome you to join us for Iftar to celebrate this special time together. This will be a wonderful opportunity to join colleagues and friends and to share ideas and your vision for the clean energy sector in MENA.

    Number of Seats: 2 places per member company

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  • Tue
    11
    Jul
    2017
    2.00PM - 3.30PM GSTOnline - Webinar

    Leading industry analysts believe that Electric Vehicles (EVs) with ranges from 200km to 500km on a charge will have the same up-front costs to buy in 2025 as combustion engine vehicles. This is a game changer for the automotive industry and the global economics of oil, merging this huge market into the electricity realm, slowly but surely.

    This global shift represents a huge opportunity for the electricity market – and especially renewables, since it is important that clean energy fuel Electric Vehicles. But challenges remain to understand what is the size of the opportunity, how the market will develop and also as importantly, who will own the fleets of vehicles.

    In this webinar leading industry experts analyse in detail the challenges that creating and adapting infrastructure to this new reality will entail. It will focus on new business models arising, opportunities for distributed energy and the creating of a marketplace of buyers and sellers of energy.

     

    • Be ready for the change – Understand the status, technology and future projections of the EV industry, including timelines, and understand the significance of this global – and local – shift
    • Consider how the main EV related industries will be experimenting with change, from energy and automotive to infrastructure, construction, urbanism, architecture and many more
    • Analyse how global trends such as the sharing economy and driverless personal mobility will impact the electric vehicle growth and ownership
    • Evaluate what are the opportunities along the whole electricity value chain and how to adapt your business model in stages for what is to come

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  • Tue
    05
    Sep
    2017
    2.00PM - 3.30PMOnline - Webinar

    With more solar entering the grid at record low prices, the future of energy is renewable. But as more peak load electricity enters the system, batteries and storage become essential for load shifting and to maintain the integrity of the grid. So, what are the most promising technologies developing that allow grids to manage energy loads? Will the solution be maximizing one of those technologies?

    This webinar analyses in depth the impact on the dispatch to the grid of thermal storage, cool storage and batteries among other technologies. These are different approaches to resolve the same challenge of shifting energy from when it is produced to when it is needed – at the lowest possible cost.

    • Hear about the importance of solar dispatchability from the grid operators and utilities’ point of view – how do different technologies differ in terms of relationship to the grid?
    • Understand how the quality, quantity, continuity and predictability of energy dispatch from storage is key to secure the grid stability, and how this is secured by different technologies
    • The inside track of lithium ion, thermal storage, cool storage and other technologies – how their profiles change in terms of dispatchability

     

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  • Mon
    23
    Oct
    2017
    Dubai World Trade Centre

    To view more on this event, please visit our event website at http://dubaisolarshow.cebcmena.com.

     
     
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  • Wed
    20
    Dec
    2017
    2:00pm - 3.15pm GSTOnline - Webinar
     
    Clean Energy Business Council in partnership with ATA Insights welcomes you to join this free webinar. The digitalization of the energy industry is a system overhaul, breaking down boundaries between sectors, increasing flexibility and enabling integration across the entire system. This webinar analyses how embracing digitalization early on will position energy companies along the supply chain in a win-win situation to profit from a customer-centric approach.
    • Understand how the distinction between generation and consumption will blur, enabling customers and machines to decide in real time how to interact with the grid and what opportunities will arise for energy companies as a result of this transformation.
    • Analyse the individual and interlinking role of smart grids, demand response, the integration of renewable energy resources, charging of EVs, big data and how the Internet of Energy (IoE) will evolve over time to create a win-win marketplace with more information for vendors and buyers.
    • Study the solutions that are available today for improving customer-centrism in our industry to embrace early this disrupting and changing professional career landscape.

    The webinar is free to attendspaces are limited so book early to reserve your place. Please click here to register.

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  • Wed
    10
    Jan
    2018
    5.30 - 7.30PMBalcony Bar, Shangri La Hotel, Dubai
    The CEBC invites you to attend our evening cocktail event to welcome in the New Year.  Network with colleagues and partners, catch up on the latest news and enjoy a drink in a relaxed setting.
    This is the first of our networking drinks evenings which will take place every 2nd month.
    The evening is free for CEBC members.  Non members are welcome to attend and a cash bar is available.
    We look forward to seeing you there!
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  • Mon
    29
    Jan
    2018
    2.00 - 3.15PMOnline - Webinar
    Blockchain is a distributed, digital ledger used to record and track information. It uses sophisticated algorithms to validate, encrypt, and instantaneously record this information in a secure and decentralized manner. Most people know it as the technology underpinning Bitcoin, but blockchain has enormous potential to disrupt many industries, including energy.
     
    We have just begun exploring the potential for blockchain, but already we are seeing some initiatives in the energy industry centered around blockchain. This webinar aims to explore the capabilities of blockchain, its disruptive potential and future applications.
    • Understand the basics of what blockchain is, how it can be used across different industries and how it  can create large productivity gains quickly throughout the energy industry
    • Analyse current projects introducing blockchain into the energy industry for automated decentralized energy payments, and how these might be a testbed for automated smart contracts for peer-to-peer communications and payments
    • Envisage what the true impact of blockchain in the energy industry will be in and how embracing R+D could place you in the lead.

    Click here to register for the event.

     
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  • Mon
    05
    Mar
    2018
    9:00AM - 5.30PMShangri La Hotel, Dubai

    Click here to visit our dedicated summit website. 

    The Annual MENA Clean Energy Summit kicks off on 5 March 2018 at the Shangri La Hotel in Dubai.
     
    Network with leading global industry players including senior officials, government representatives and decision makers from the private sector. Join developers, EPCs, suppliers, investors and financiers and meet potential customers, clients and partners to expand your business.
     
    In its sixth successful year, stakeholders from across the value chain come together to facilitate renewable energy projects and promote dialogue to drive the policy and regulatory frameworks necessary to advance clean energy in MENA.
    Hear the experts from organisations paving the way for renewable energy adoption across MENA:
    • Saudi Electricity Company
    • Kuwait Ministry of Electricity & Water
    • ACWA Power
    • Dentons
    • First Solar
    • Egyptian Ministry of Renewable Energy & Electricity
    • Dubai Supreme Council of Energy
    • Bloomberg New Energy Finance
    • AECOM
    • EDF
    • FAS Energy and many more

    REGISTER - PROGRAMME 

     

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  • Wed
    25
    Apr
    2018
    1.00PM - 3.00PMHyatt Regency Hotel, Dubai

    Developing MENA's Renewable Energy Market to Drive Job Growth

    Women in Clean Energy Business Luncheon


    Governments across MENA are embracing a flourishing clean energy industry and as they set ambitious renewable energy targets, we are seeing a major shift in the transition to a low carbon economy through the adoption of clean-tech solutions and necessary regulatory frameworks.
     
    Human resources will play a key role in its successful deployment, and the ability to attract and retain a broad and diverse pool of talented individuals bringing fresh perspectives, will encourage competition and support the sector to grow and evolve.
     
    According to EY's Women in Power and Utilities Index, women made up only 16% of the boardrooms of the world's largest utilities in 2016. The study also highlights that having more women on boards makes good business sense and improves the bottom-line. Well-documented evidence shows links between the presence of more women on the board and increased profitability, return on investment and innovation.
     
    This Clean Energy Business Council Luncheon will focus on how the transition to a green economy will bring economic growth, generate jobs, drive the growth of markets for sustainable products, technologies and services, and initiate innovation across the energy sector.
     
    SPEAKERS INCLUDE
     
    Hanan Darwish, Cluster President Gulf & Pakistan, Schneider Electric
    Lamya Abdel Hady, Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company
    Upma Koul, Sales Director - Energy, Wartsila
    Lori Atwater, CEO & Founder, TSC Energy & Infrastructure
    Mhairi Main Garcia, Vice Chair, Clean Energy Business Council
    Anita Nouri, Founder, Green Energy Solutions & Sustainability
     
    The event in partnership with the prestigious MENA New Energy Summit is
    free of charge to attendnumbers are limited  so please register to secure your place.
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  • Mon
    30
    Apr
    2018
    9.30AM - 12.30PMAuditorium, The British University in Dubai

     

    This workshop will bring together speakers from a wide range of areas across the clean technology spectrum, including manpower recruiting, policy, project finance and legal. Speakers will share their extensive knowledge and unique perspectives on the shape of the job market.

    Discussion will not only focus on the current job market and skills required to succeed, it will also address the skillsets that new graduates will be required to have for future employers. It will also help new graduates gauge market expectations in the near future, and will address perspectives on the current and future trends in the job market around renewables, energy efficiency and sustainability in general.

    Speakers include:

    • Dr Raed Bkayrat, Managing Director, CEBC
    • Professor Bassam Abu Hijleh, The British University in Dubai
    • Simon Bangs, Partner & Co-founder at Sustainable Recruitment Solutions (SRS)
    • Diala Hawila, Associate Programme Officer at IRENA
    • Damian Regan, PricewaterhouseCoopers
    • Udayan Mukherjee, Partner, Dentons
    • Diako Makhmalbaf, Manager at EY

    This event is free to attend, but you must register in advance. If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please contact raed@cleanenergybusinesscouncil.com or belinda@cleanenergybusinesscouncil.com.

     

    CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD OUR WORKSHOP BROCHURE

     

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE EVENT

     

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  • Mon
    01
    Oct
    2018
    Dubai, UAE

    This international technical forum hosted by the Energy Institute will deliver essential learning and sharing of international good practice to help improve the safety performance of organisations, foster a healthy and accident-free work culture, and ensure a sustainable environment. Bringing together research, academia, industry and regulators, the conference will discuss key HSE challenges and opportunities facing the energy sectors

    in the Middle East.

    To learn more about the event, please click here.

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  • Tue
    09
    Oct
    2018
    Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre Hotel

    The 7th Annual EmiratesGBC Congress will be held on 9th October at the Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre Hotel under the patronage of Ministry of Climate Change and Environment. The Theme of the Congress is Targeting Zero: A Vision for Future Cities and will explore progress in net zero buildings and cities.

    Click here to learn more and register to attend. CEBC Members receive a special discounted rate.

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  • Tue
    23
    Apr
    2019
    6:30PM - 8:30PMCapital Club, DIFC, Dubai

    The Clean Energy Business Council (CEBC) is pleased to invite you to the launchevent of its annual survey report, presenting the clean energy market trends, opportunities and challenges in the MENA region. The event is free for CEBCmembers . The report answers key questions like:

    • Clean energy drivers and challenges
    • How is the workforce being leveraged?
    • Is optimism turning into action?
    • What is being done around the world to fill the gap?

    Event Agenda:

    • 6:30PM - Arrival and networking
    • 7:00PM - Opening by Dr. Raed Bkayrat, MD of CEBC
    • 7:10PM - The annual survey report by Dr. Nasser Saidi, Chairman of CEBCand Gus Schellekens, Partner at EY
    • 7:30PM - Panel discussion moderated by Dr. Raed Bkayrat, Managing Director of CEBC. Speakers: Dr. Nasser Saidi (Chairman ofCEBC), Anne Le Guennec (CEO of Enova), Iwan Walters (Partner at Eversheds Sutherland), Gus Schellekens (Partner at EY), Mhairi Main Garcia (Partner at Dentons)
    • 8:00PM - Q & A
    • 8:30PM - Event Finishes and networking

    Cost: Free for CEBC members and AED 150 for non-CEBC members

    (non-CEBC members are requested to make a cash payment at the venue)

    Date: 23rd of April, 2019

    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

    Venue: The Capital Club, DIFC

    Join us and register now!

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  • Wed
    26
    Jun
    2019
    6:00pm - 9:00pmDubai, UAE

     

    The Clean Energy Business Council (CEBC) would like to invite you to the first public event of the Future Mobility Club (FMC) taking place on the 26th of June, 2019 from 6pm to 9pm. 

    The role of the FMC is to function as an electric vehicle and clean energy industry representative, connecting private sector players to relevant stakeholders in order to support the development of the new energy vehicles market. Founding members of the club include key international and local companies. 

    Click on the below link to RSVP.
     

    Iff you have any questions of inquires, please do not hesitate to contact Ahmed Samir Elbermbali at: ahmed@cebcmena.com

    We look forward to seeing you at the event on the 26th of June. 

    Sincerely,
    The CEBC Team
     
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  • Mon
    29
    Jul
    2019
    1-2pm (Gulf Standard Time)Online

    The Clean Energy Business Council (CEBC) would like to invite you to attend a webinar titled "Cutting Energy Costs in Industrial Facilities: Case Study of an Award-Winning ISO 50001 Project in Oman”. This webinar will provide an in-depth look at a recent implementation of ISO 50001 at an Omani food manufacturing facility, Areej Vegatable Oils & Derivatives, in Muscat.

    ISO 50001 provides an internationally recognized framework to help commercial, industrial, and government organizations save energy costs. Organizations that implement ISO 50001 can quickly cut energy costs by more than 10%, typically by implementing no-cost and low-cost energy saving actions.

    ​Areej was successfully certified to ISO 50001 in October 2018, making it the first ISO 50001 certified organization in Oman. Areej has achieved very significant energy and costs savings resulting from its ISO 50001 project, helping the organization to better cope with increased electricity tariffs in Oman. Webinar panelists will include the Areej Assistant Manager for Energy Management and the consultant, GEN Europe, that provided technical assistance to the Areej team. 

    ​This project was also recognized as the winner of the 2019 Clean Energy Ministerial Energy Management Leadership award by the Clean Energy Ministerial organization: here

    This webinar will provide important insights for industrial energy managers, corporate energy or sustainability managers, consultants and government officials who are investigating the implementation of an ISO 50001 energy management system at their organization. It is the first webinar in a series from the Clean Energy Business Council, exploring the top trends in energy management and energy efficiency across the MENA region.

    The webinar will take place on Monday 29th of July from 1 - 2pm (Gulf Standard Time). Register now to attend the free webinar: ​​here​​

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