DUBAI SOLAR SHOW SEMINAR WEEK 2019

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  • 21 - 23 October 2019
  • Dubai International Exhibition and Convention Centre

ABOUT THE EVENT

The 4th Annual Solar Show Seminar Week 2019 brings you three days of inspiring talks by leading experts on renewable energy. Brought to you by DEWA with the support of ATA Insights, the Solar Show Seminar Week 2019 is organized as part of the WETEX 2019 event.

These seminars give you the opportunity to learn from the best experts on global renewable energy markets and draw your own conclusions about the lessons that could be applied in your own context.

Leading innovators will share the latest on renewable energy technologies and propose groundbreaking solutions to pressing issues such as the sustainable provision of clean water and power throughout the MENA region.

Companies with the most experience deploying Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) and Photovoltaic (PV) power plants will reveal how these solar technologies can make a tangible contribution to the transition to a zero-carbon economy. Additionally, you will hear leading Energy storage experts talk about how this technology can solve renewable energy’s intermittency challenge, allowing clear power to be dispatched 24/7 and displacing more fossil fuels from power generation in the process.

Finally, you will also learn more about how clean transportation and other innovative technologies are being deployed in the fight against climate change.

Consistent with DEWA’s commitment to education, these seminars are free to attend.

PROGRAMME & REGISTRATION

  • 11:00 - 12:00

    The Big Energy Conversations (Part 1):  Accelerating the Deployment of Solar Power Worldwide

    In the last decade solar energy went from a niche application to providing 5% of electricity worldwide. The cost of solar electricity also decreased substantially. However, it is essential that the rate of adoption of solar increases quickly so that climate action goals are met. In this session the government, industry and international finance institutions (IFIs) discuss strategies and tools to speed global solar deployment.

    Speakers: Ahmed Nada, President, Mesia | Bipin Satya, International Business, NTPC Limited | Carlos Gascó Travesedo, Energy Policy Executive Director, Abu Dhabi Department of Energy | TBC, ACWA Power

    Moderator: Belén Gallego, CEO & Founder, ATA Insights

  • 12:00 - 13:30

    How to Design and Build Increasingly Competitive Solar Projects

    As more solar PV power gets deployed and competition in tenders heightens, margins have become ever tighter; forcing the issue of economies of scale, technology and financial innovation. In this session developers and EPC contractors discuss what are the main basis of their increased competitiveness and what are the key investments on efficiency they are planning to make for the years to come.

    Speakers: Antonio Moreno, Regional Director – Middle East, Abengoa | Mothana Bahjeat Qteishat, Managing Director MEA, JinkoPower | TBC, ACWA

    Moderator: Belén Gallego, CEO & Founder, ATA Insights


    Lunch break - 30 minutes


  • 14:00 - 15:10

    State of the Art Operations & Maintenance (O&M) Technology

    As PV tariffs go down, operators will need to optimize operational expenditure (OPEX) as much as CAPEX to remain competitive. This session analyzes the state-of-the-art technologies and strategies that set you up for the lowest possible OPEX from the design stage. This session will cover predictive and corrective maintenance strategies, desert-proof O&M technologies and the latest innovations.

    Speakers: Antonio Jiménez Manzorro, Managing Director VP Middle East and and Africa, Trina Solar | Georg Eitelhuber, CTO, Nomad Desert Solutions | Stephan Padlewski, Regional Marketing Leader, DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions EMEA

    Moderator: Carlos Márquez, Markets Intelligence Director, ATA Insights


    Coffee Break - 20 min


  • 15:30 - 16:30

    Boosting Solar Power with Dedicated Policies

    Solar resources are abundant throughout the Middle East and North Africa, offering countries in this region the opportunity to decarbonize power generation whilst achieving ever lower energy prices. In this session, our experts will provide you with a snapshot of the policies implemented in various MENA countries to catalyze the growth of solar power.

    Speakers: Ahmad Alazemi, Kuwait Ministry Water and Electricity | Nour Mezher, Climate and Energy Project Manager, Emirates Nature WWF | Vladimir Limin, CEO, Salimus

    Moderator: Carlos Márquez, Markets Intelligence Director, ATA Insights

  • 16:30 - 17:00

    Not your average conference presentation

    A stand-alone engaging & thought-provoking talk about the issues that matter most for the energy industry today and in the future

    Speaker: Andrea Lovato, VP & Global Head of Renewables, ACWA

  • 11:00 - 12:00

    The Big Energy Conversations (Part 2):  The Role of Storage in the Energy Transition to Renewable Energy  

    This keynote session, followed by a panel, will analyse how energy storage will play a key role in facilitating the next stage of the energy transition by helping to enable higher shares of variable renewable energy (VRE) in the power system, accelerating electrification of other industrial sectors, and indirectly decarbonizing the transport sector.

    Speakers: Dr. Alexander Ritschel, Head of Technology, Masdar Clean Energy | Frédéric Baralon, Senior Market Development Manager Africa, Wärtsilä Energy Solutions | Madina Mukhanova, Market Manager, Fluence | Naïm El Chami, Energy Storage Analyst, Clean Horizon

    Moderator: Belén Gallego, CEO, ATA Insights

  • 12:00 - 13:30

    DEWA R&D update in desert conditions: degradation of PV modules, soiling loss on PV modules & experience with battery storage at residential and utility scale

    A must-attend session for all CTOs and technical professionals working in the UAE and Gulf region. Ensure your UAE and Middle East projects are desert ready - Learn from DEWA the latest results of the in- house R&D conducted under desert conditions:

        • A patented system for fast-tracking atmospheric attenuation measurements for central tower CSP systems
        • A test field assessment of PV module degradation in the Dubai conditions
        • A pilot deployment of a DEWA-developed Virtual Power Plant (VPP) application that integrates distributed generation and storage through blockchain
        • Remote sensing/inspection using unmanned aerial vehicles

    Speakers: Jim Joseph John, Senior Researcher, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) R&D Centre | Aesha Alnuaimi, Senior Researcher and the Head of solar research, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) R&D Centre | Ashot Mnatsakanyan, Research & Development, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) R&D Centre | Hesham Ismail, Senior Researcher and Head of 4IR, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) R&D Centre

    Moderator: Belén Gallego, CEO, ATA Insights


    Lunch break - 30 minutes


  • 14:00 - 15:10

    Innovative PV Technology for Increasingly Competitive Projects: bi-facial panels, string inverters, higher voltage, big data, blockchain, new set-ups

    Innovative technologies offer an edge to competitiveness. In this session we examine the newest commercial technology proposals and their impact on costs and performance over the lifecycle of a project. What will solar projects look like in 5 years? How will they be built, operated and maintained? We also explore the role of data, automation, robotics, blockchain and artificial intelligence in renewable energy.

    Speakers: Dareen Ayyad, Business Development Manager, Jinko Solar | Marius Kaiser, Director Technical Department & Product Management, EMEA, Canadian Solar | Wasim Malouhi, GM – Development, Alfanar

    Moderator: Raed Bkayrat, MD, Clean Energy Business Council MENA


    Coffee Break - 20 min


  • 15:30 - 16:30

    Battery Technologies and Applications in Renewable Energy Projects

    As a relatively new technology, banks and financial institutions are having to actively learn how to deal with the risk of financing batteries alongside solar and wind projects. This session explores the technologies that exist in batteries, the applications that they have and the costs that renewables with batteries projects entail.

    Speakers: Alexander Silin, Sales Director, Eastern Europe and Middle East, Highview Power | Asif Khan, Director-Middle East Energy Initiatives, Lockheed Martin | Moutasem Bitar, Sales & Marketing Director MEA, SMA | Imran Syed, Head, Industrial power & Energy storage, Enerwhere

    Moderator: Carlos Márquez, Markets Intelligence Director, ATA Insights

  • 16:30 - 17:00

    Not Your Average Conference Presentation

    A stand-alone engaging & thought-provoking talk about the issues that matter most for the energy industry today and in the future

    Vikas Bansal, Head- Business Development, International Solar, Sterling & Wilson

  • 11:00 - 11:45

    The Big Energy Conversations (Part 3): What do corporate PPAs mean to the future of renewable energy?

    As renewable energy drives down the cost of electricity generation across the world, companies with large energy expenditures are starting to realize that it is possible to save money and reduce emissions by purchasing renewable energy through PPA contracts. But sometimes these transactions are not straghtforward. In this session we look at the basics of how to source, contract and deliver renewable PPAs successfully, within and accross borders.

    Speakers: Daniel Royce Burton, Director of Government and Legal Affairs, Department of Energy Abu Dhabi | Nick Carter, Electricity Interconnections and Market Integration Convener, EU GCC Clean Energy Technology Network

    Moderator: Belén Gallego, Founder and CEO, ATA Insights

     

  • 11:45 - 12:30

    An Update on Etihad ESCO Projects

    Etihad ESCO aims to make Dubai one of the most sustainable cities in the world by creating an energy performance contracting market. In this session you will hear and update on the latest projects and results that Etihad ESCO is achieving and their perspective for decarbonizing Dubai going forward.

    Speakers: Ali Mohammed Al Jassim, CEO, Etihad ESCO


    Lunch break - 30 minutes


  • 13:00 - 13:45

    Dubai's Distributed Solar Programme Update: Shams Dubai

    The Shams Dubai Programme is DEWA's initiative to encourage households and building owners to install PV panels to fulfil their own electricity needs, with the option to export surplus production to DEWA's grid. Get an update on the programme's progress so far and future plans.

    Speakers: Armando Dominioni, Senior Manager Regulation, DEWA | Meera Almeel, Senior Engineer Regulation, DEWA

    Moderator: Belén Gallego, CEO & Founder, ATA Insights

     

  • 13:45 - 14:25

    Innovative business models in Solar energy for Commercial and Industrial Clients

    More and more companies find out that they can save money on energy whilst reducing their carbon footprint by purchasing solar power. But not all enterprises have the resources or the inclination to pay upfront and or maintain PV systems. In this session, we delve into how solar companies have had to adapt their business models to serve the Commercial and Industrial sectors.

    Speakers: Derin Josen, Head- Solar Energy and Smart Buildings, Al Naboodah | Rory McCarthy, Chief Commercial Officer, Yellow Door Energy

    Moderator: Belén Gallego, CEO & Founder, ATA Insights

     

  • 14:25 - 15:15

    Decarbonizing Industry and Transport with Green Hydrogen

    Electrification is one of the metatrends of the ongoing energy transition, with several countries and regions seeking to convert to 100% variable renewable electricity by 2050. However, electricity has limitations in long haul transport, high temperature heat and many industrial processes, areas where hydrogen is one of the few scalable and clean solutions. Green hydrogen is therefore sometimes described as the bridge fuel, linking renewable electricity to these sectors. In this session you will find out how green hydrogen is produced, stored and transported, and potential use cases are explained.

    Speakers: Alessandro Zampieri, Specialist-Research Pmo, DEWA | Bob Weehuizen, Business Develpment Manager, Proton Ventures | Damien Sage, VP Business Development for Hydrogen, Engie | Frank Wouters, Director, EU-GCC Clean Energy Technology Network

    Moderator: Carlos Márquez, Markets Intelligence Director, ATA Insights


    Coffee Break - 20 min


  • 15:30 - 16:30

    The Latest Updates on Electric Vehicles (EVs)

    Analysts have been announcing that the era of EVs has arrived. By 2025 it is believed that more EVs will be sold than traditional vehicles. In this session we look into the state of the art technology development of EVs and we analyse what the rise of electric mobility will have on renewable energy, on the economy and in the UAE, including opportunities and challenges that will be faced.

    Speakers: Abilash Ethanur Thuppale, Head of Smart Cities, Al Naboodah | Nadia Nasser Bin Lootah , Assistant Manager Projects Smart Grid, DEWA | Salman Hussain, Managing Partner, Evera | Stephen Severance, Head, Program Management and Marketing, Masdar City Sustainable Real State

    Moderator: Carlos Márquez, Markets Intelligence Director, ATA Insights

     

  • 16:30 - 17:00

    Powering Desalination with Solar Energy

    In many parts of the world fresh water is a scarce and precious commodity, making sea water desalination a necessity. There are more than 16,000 desalination plants in over 150 countries world-wide, virtually all of them are powered by fossil fuels. In this session you will find out how solar power can be harnessed to provide fresh water in the MENA region.

    Speakers: Jorge Salas, VP Water Business Development, Abengoa

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  • 21 - 23 October 2019
  • Dubai International Exhibition and Convention Centre

SPEAKERS

VENUE

Hall 2
Stand S22
Dubai International Conference and Exhibition Centre
Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, UAE

The venue of the Dubai Solar Show, Dubai International Conference and Exhibition Centre, has direct access from the city’s main highway and commercial skyscraper corridor, Sheikh Zayed Road - giving you a direct gateway to all areas of Dubai and the wider UAE. DICEC is also accessible via public transport bus and Dubai Metro red line.

Designed to world-class standards, DICEC provides on-site facilities such as parking facilities, medical emergency facilities, pharmacy, banks, business services, dining facilities and wheelchair access.

  • Register
  • 21 - 23 October 2019
  • Dubai International Exhibition and Convention Centre

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