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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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