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MEE 2014 to address the region’s thirst for power T HE 39TH EDITION of Middle East Electricity gets underway at Dubai World Trade Centre today, as the region's electricity industry prepares for accelerated growth. According to a report published by MEED Insight, investments totalling US$200bn will need to be pumped into the MENA power sector by 2020, as electricity consumption in the region continues to rise dramatically. The report, MENA Power Report 2013, claimed that billions of dollars worth of investment in new power plants was urgently needed as instances were being recorded where utilities were struggling to keep up with demand. Anita Mathews, Director of Informa Energy Group, organisers of Middle East Electricity, said, “One of the key drivers of the surging power demand in the MENA region is due to rapid population growth. Others include increasing urbanisation and lifestyle improvements that come with growing economic prosperity, further enhanced by the resurgent construction boom that has now returned to the region.” The report said that US$100bn would need to be invested by 2020 if the region was to meet additional capacity requirements, while another US$100bn would need to be invested in the transmission and distribution sectors. Rising electricity demands across the MENA region will no doubt be welcomed by exhibitors and visitors alike at MEE 2014. More than 1,250 exhibitors from 57 countries from around the world are set to participate in the event, which is being held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai. The region's largest and longest running power event will this year cover more than 50,000 sqm of exhibition space and is co-located with Solar Middle East, which returns for its second edition.


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Last year's MEE attracted 18,166 unique visitors – a figure likely to be topped at the 2014 edition

“After a highly successful edition in 2013, where 18,166 unique visitors walked through the exhibition halls, we are now looking forward to a successful 2014 edition, which will host some of the biggest names in the global energy industry,” Mathews remarked. Other highlights of the three-day event include the Green Energy Middle East Conference, which will be held in partnership with Dubai Municipality and ECAT, and the Middle East Electricity Awards, which will cover 11 individual categories, including 'Power Project of the Year' and 'Solar Project of the Year'. The Solar Middle East Conference will take place on the second day of the exhibition, with the Solar Middle East and Dubai Green Building Project workshops scheduled for the final day.

Expert insight

Graeme Sims of Dubai’s Regulatory and Supervisory Bureau discusses renewables Page 6

Making solar power work

The region’s plans to utilise solar energy Pages 8-9

Nuclear ambitions

The region’s power houses look to implement nuclear power solutions Pages 10-11

Looking back to 2013

Images from last year’s MEE exhibition Page 15

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Siemens opens new Middle East HQ in Masdar City IN COLLABORATION WITH its long-term partner Masdar, Siemens has established its new Middle East headquarters in Abu Dhabi's Masdar City. The building, which can accommodate approximately 800 Siemens employees, has been designed to the highest standards of sustainability, using ecofriendly materials and energy-efficient technologies that will help reduce energy consumption by up to 50 per cent compared to a conventional building of the same size. Dietmar Siersdorfer, CEO of Siemens Middle East and UAE, said, “The opening of the new Siemens regional headquarters at Masdar City is testament to our unwavering commitment to the UAE and the Middle East. “After more than 150 years in the region, we are proud to achieve another important milestone in the company’s history. With our new headquarters, we strive to serve our customers even better and enrich our contribution to the development of the region's youth and

In Brief KSA plans 2014 energy spending

The Siemens Building in Abu Dhabi's Masdar City can accommodate approximately 800 employees

Saudi Arabia will invest up to US$26.6bn in electricity projects in 2014

societies to meet the needs of the future.” Built in adherence to LEED Platinum certification standards, the building has been said to be among the ‘greenest’ buildings in the UAE and the Middle East. Siemen's subsidiary RuggedCom, which

designs and manufactures rugged communications equipment for harsh environments, will be exhibiting at MEE this year. Visit Siemens on Stand S3F65

MEE introduces competition for UAE students MEE ORGANISERS INFORMA Energy Group has introduced a new competition for the 2014 edition that will be open to undergraduate engineering students in the UAE. The competition, named Future Generation, will focus on energy conservation and will challenge each participant to design and develop an innovative energy conservation or alternative energy solution. The students will present their ideas to visitors attending the exhibition, providing visitors with a unique opportunity to see the designs. The efforts of the students will be displayed on the Future Generation stand in Sheikh Maktoum Hall where each participant will be on hand to discuss their ideas, with visitors able to vote for their favourite designs. The winner will be presented with a prestigious award by Chair of the Education Committee for the Energy Institute Middle East at 2:00pm on the final day of MEE in Sheikh Maktoum Hall Conference Room.

“The Future Generation competition will not only help create public awareness regarding the issue of energy conservation in the region but it will also help students to think out of the box and derive innovative solutions to further address this issue,” said Anita Mathews, Director of Informa Energy Group. Among the designs on display will be a spreadsheet performance model of the Shams 1 solar power plant designed by students of Khalifa University and a poster designed by students of RIT Dubai that will highlight the potential of solarassisted desiccant evaporative cooling systems. Ahmed Warsame, a Senior Mechanical Engineering Student at RIT Dubai University, remarked, “I am delighted to participate in the Future Generation competition as it’s a great opportunity for us as engineering students to learn, show our certified skills and share our talents with industry experts.” Visit the Future Generation stand in Sheikh Maktoum Hall

HHI to showcase range of electricity solutions HYUNDAI HEAVY INDUSTRIES (HHI), who constructed the world’s biggest shipyard back in 1972, has grown into one of the world’s top shipbuilders and a leading supplier of a range of electrical equipment. HHI has started building the first of five 19,000 TEU container ships for China Shipping Container Lines (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd. The container ships will feature a 77,200 bhp electronically-controlled main engine and two EcoBallast seawater treatment systems. HHI is applying accumulated technology in shipbuilding to grow its business activities into other industrial fields, including offshore and engineering, industrial plant and engineering, electro-electric systems, green energy and construction equipment. One of HHI’s business division, the Electro-Electric Systems Division, will participate in MEE 2014. Electro-Electric Systems’ products provide a wide choice of electrical equipment such as transformers, gas insulated switchgear, LV and MV circuit breakers, motors, generators, integrated control and monitoring systems, transmission line monitoring systems and power electronics. The company has also set up a complete quality assurance programme from production to after-sales service. Hyundai offers a wide range of electrical equipment including LV and MV circuit breakers

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Visit Hyundai Heavy Industries on Stand 4C10

THE GOVERNMENT OF Saudi Arabia has planned to invest up to US$35.7bn in electricity and water projects in 2014 in order to meet rising demands. Water and Electricity Minister Abdul Rahman Al Hussein said the investment would comprise a US$26.6bn allocation towards power projects, with the remaining US$9bn set to go towards water projects. The Ministry of Water and Electricity also revealed that the government was pushing ahead with plans to restructure Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) into four independent power generation companies, in an effort to increase competition within the sector.

FG Wilson shows off new designs

FG Wilson will be exhibiting its products on Stand S1J10 at MEE

FG WILSON (ENGINEERING) FZE will be exhibiting a wide range of diesel generators available across the Middle East region at MEE 2014 on Stand S1J10. The company offers reliable, fuelefficient diesel and gas generator sets (5.5-2,500 kVA) manufactured to the highest UK standards, and will be exhibiting its optimised range of 24 kVA to 220 kVA generator sets that feature new design enhancements. The firm has worked on diesel generator set power projects in the UAE, Oman, Kuwait, Yemen, Bahrain, Iraq and Qatar.

Bahrain set for power projects SHEIKH KHALED BIN Abdullah Al Khalifa, Deputy Prime Minister of Bahrain, has said that his country is set to launch a host of power and water projects worth more than US$2bn. “Bahrain is in the process of launching projects worth nearly US$2.24bn to be financed through the GCC aid programme,” Al Khalifa said. The GCC approved an aid package worth US$10bn for fellow member Bahrain three years ago.

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Nettronics launches NetBox remote monitoring system

DEWA signs deal with cable firms

NETTRONICS HAS LAUNCHED its remote management unit, the NetBox, which it will be showing at this year's exhibition. Benefits of the NetBox (pictured right) include its ability to visualise and control all on-site equipment on one website, meaning it is no longer necessary to install monitoring hardware from multiple vendors. David Gibbons, Managing Director of Nettronics, said, “The NetBox gives the functionality of a large Scada system within a small selfcontained device which uses the GSM network.” Hardware features of the NetBox include four digital and one analogue input; four digital outputs (expandable up to 255 I/Os); SD storage card for data logging; the ability to communicate using industrial standards Modbus,

DUBAI ELECTRICITY AND Water Authority (DEWA) has signed a number of contracts to complete low-voltage cable-laying works within a week of receiving requests from DEWA. The deals were signed with UAEbased Power Magic Electrical Works and Gulf Sands Contracting. “The agreements will contribute to enhancing the efficiency of our services and maximise customer satisfaction. They will also enable us to complete field works and new connections easily and efficiently. This will help us to enhance our ranking globally and achieve first place,” said Rashid Humaidan, Executive Vice President of Power Distribution at DEWA.

CanBus and 1-Wire; expansion options such as ID security buttons, camera, HMI displays, temperature sensors and integration with Garmin GPS devices; and builtin GPS, motion sensor and internal battery. The NetBox can also be easily retrofitted to existing equipment with the minimum of hassle. Designed for a number of applications, the NetBox is suitable for generators, air conditioners, wind turbines, solar panels, pumps and building automation equipment. The company is actively looking to meet distributors of industrial automation products who serve the Middle East region. Visit Nettronics on Stand 2F15

Intertek to partner with SREC Laboratory in Abu Dhabi GLOBAL SOLUTIONS PROVIDER Intertek has signed a new strategic partnership in the UAE with SREC Laboratory as the firm looks to enhance local services for low-voltage switchgear assemblies and transformers manufacturers. Through the partnership, Intertek has expanded its services in the Middle East, as it looks to help electrical equipment testing for switchgear assemblers and transformer manufacturers in the region get their equipment to market faster through ASTA validation. Abu Dhabi-based SREC Laboratory, which boasts a long history of supplying electrical transmission and distribution equipment to the Middle East, joined Intertek’s global network in November 2013 as part of the company’s Recognized Testing Laboratory (RTL) programme. SREC Laboratory Managing Director Mohan Joseph Cheeran said, “Regional demand for such services are growing and SREC is pleased to enter into a partnership with Intertek to provide test services to regional clientele. The services will be enhanced to cover more tests in near future.” Rich Adams, Senior Vice President of Intertek’s Electrical Global Business Line added, “With our presence in Abu Dhabi, Intertek not only supports demand for quality electrical transmission and distribution equipment in the region, but also now offers the industry’s farthest-reaching network of type testing laboratories located in major LV and MV equipment markets. “This partnership has enhanced testing and certification services offered locally to Abu Dhabi and Middle East manufacturers through SREC Laboratory, and the steady growth of Intertek's extensive network of laboratories demonstrates the market's on-going trust in our in-depth industry knowledge, combined with local understanding and insight.” SREC Laboratory was founded in 1994, becoming one of the Middle East's first test houses to evaluate regional and global requirements for safety testing services. The company's services include the safety testing of switchgear assemblies, transformers and pre-fabricated substations for conducting temperature rise tests up to 3,000A. Visit Intertek on Stand S1K24

Mohan Joseph Cheeran of SREC Laboratory with Rajani Menon of Intertek

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Toshiba set to assert power sector ambitions TOSHIBA TRANSMISSION & Distribution Systems, a leader in the supply of integrated solutions in the energy transmission and distribution market, will be exhibiting at MEE this year following its acquisition by the Japanese conglomerate. The company said that its systems effectively control transmission and distribution in order to deliver reliable electricity from power plants to factories, transportation systems and homes. The firm has a history of high product quality within the power market having built a strong reputation over the course of more than 100 years, manufacturing its first transformer in 1894 and its first switchgear in 1902. Toshiba Corporation, Japan, acquired the power transformers, distribution transformers and switchgear businesses from Vijai Electricals Limited, Rudraram Works, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India, in December 2013, which led to the creation of Toshiba Transmission & Distribution Systems (India) Pvt. Ltd. (TTDI). TTDI will be exhibiting on Stand 2E52 where it will be looking to cement its position as a global transmission and distribution systems company, directing its efforts towards exceeding the expectations of it clients, partners and peers by striving to produce high-quality products, providing reliable engineering solutions and meeting customer satisfaction by understanding their requirements at all times. Visit Toshiba Transmission & Distribution Systems (India) Pvt. Ltd. on Stand 2E52

In Brief

Pentair launches Hoffman T-series

The Hoffman range of cooling solutions

PENTAIR EQUIPMENT PROTECTION, now a part of Pentair Technical Solutions, has launched the Hoffman T-series of air conditioners for its Hoffmann stainless steel A30S4E industrial cabinets. The air conditioners, which are available in a powder-coated steel plate version to IP56 or, for highly corrosive environments, as NEMA type 4X in stainless steel, feature environmentallyfriendly R134a or R407C coolants and robust compressors, with an operating temperature range from -40°C to 55°C. According to Pentair, the air conditioners are suitable for a range of applications, including within the oil and gas industry. Pentair will be exhibiting on Stand 6A30 at MEE this year.

Ashok Leyland gensets on show ASHOK LEYLAND, UNDER the name Leypower, offers a full range of 10 -2,250 kVA diesel generating sets. The MEE exhibitor's Natural Gas (NG) generator sets are offered in range of 40-124 kVA. For more than 50 years, Ashok Leyland, the flagship brand of the Hinduja Group in India, has been a major presence in the Indian commercial vehicle industry. The company has an installed capacity of 150,000 vehicles and the turnover for 2012-2013 was US$2.3bn. Leypower diesel generating sets are manufactured in the state-of-the-art plants using the latest machinery to design well engineered diesel generator sets, and more information on these products will be available on Stand S2E40.

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SHOW NEWS Four new categories at MEE Awards A RECORD NUMBER of submissions has underlined a standout shortlist of heavy hitters from the region’s power, lighting, renewable, and nuclear sectors, as the Middle East Electricity Awards returns this year with four new categories. The final shortlist includes 19 projects from 115 submissions across eight categories, with the winners set to be announced at a gala dinner ceremony taking place this evening at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. This year the awards ceremony will see the introduction of the 'Young Engineer of the Year Award', which will pay tribute to young, enthusiastic engineers who have made a positive contribution to the future growth of the energy sector. The three other new categories added for the 2014 edition are the 'Best Marketing Campaign', the 'Green Champion of the Year Special Award' and the 'Best Product Launch at Middle East Electricity 2014', which will highlight the latest cutting edge technologies from thousands of new products introduced during the three-day trade show. Among the shortlisted finalists for the 2014 Middle East Electricity Awards will be Dubai Municipality for its Al-Fahaidi Market project in the 'Solar Project of the Year' category and the Department of Transport Abu Dhabi and Parsons for their joint Ras Al Akhdar Bainoonah Street Lighting project in the 'Lighting Project of the Year' category. Himoinsa’s Power Cube HPCW 510 generator will be among a range of quality products shortlisted for the 'Best Product Launch at Middle East Electricity 2014'. “We are delighted to present a platform where organisations and individuals can celebrate with industry peers in contributing to the growth and development of what is one of the most exciting energy sectors in the world,” said Anita Mathews, Director of Informa Energy Group, organisers of Middle East Electricity. “The awards will bring the power industry together for an exceptional evening of live entertainment and unique networking opportunities.” Other finalists include Altaaqa Global for its Yemen Power Plant in the 'Power Project of The Year' category, and the Ras Laffan Power Company for having successfully completed seven years without Loss Time Incident (LTI), as it attempts to take home the 'Health Safety and Environment (HSE) Project or Initiative of The Year' award.

Jubaili Bros to showcase generation solutions JUBAILI BROS WILL be showcasing its latest power generation technologies at MEE 2014 and will be introducing a diesel generator to visitors at the show. The new generator is powered by a 300 kVA-capacity 1606A-E93TAG5 model from Perkins' 1600 series. Also on display on the company's stand will be JET- and Marapco-branded diesel generators, as well as Allmandbranded mobile light towers. “MEE is an ideal platform to showcase our products and services,” said Jubaili Bros Marketing Manager Amer Naghi. “It helps us to interact with our visitors and increase brand awareness. In addition, it assists us to strengthen our ties with existing customers, and also reach out to potential clients in new markets. This exhibition is dedicated to our field of power generation, which gives us an opportunity to further strengthen our relationships with our renowned suppliers.” The power solutions provider has more than 35 years of experience and covers markets across the Middle East, Africa and Asia through its established dealer network. The company

A new diesel generator will be among the highlights on Jubaili Bros stand

has been authorised as an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) for the assembly of diesel generators powered by Perkins Engines. Jubaili Bros' full offering includes diesel generator sets, mobile light towers, power for rent, ATS and synchronising systems and an after sales service that operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The company is also capable of delivering turnkey power solutions. Visit Jubaili Bros on Stand S3D25

DEWA CEO and Managing Director, His Excellency Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, receiving the 'Power Personality of the Year' award at last year's ceremony

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Answers Graeme Sims Executive Director, Regulatory and Supervisory Board (Dubai)

Graeme Sims is the Executive Director of the Regulatory and Supervisory Bureau (RSB), the regulatory body for Dubai's water, wastewater and electricity sectors. Sims, who previously established Abu Dhabi's regulatory body for its water and electricity sector, discusses Dubai's renewables drive, the challenges the power sector currently faces and RSB's key role in delivering the Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030. MEE DAILY: How would you describe the role of the Regulatory & Supervisory Bureau in relation to Dubai's power sector? GRAEME SIMS: Our role is to develop a regulatory regime that will support delivery of Dubai’s Integrated Energy Strategy, specifically licensing new entrants to the sector as Dubai diversifies its fuel mix and seeks to attract private sector participation in the sector. MEE DAILY: In what ways does the Regulatory & Supervisory Bureau cooperate with the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy? GRAEME SIMS: We work very closely with the DSCE. Essentially, where their policy work identifies a need for regulation to deliver its objectives, they ask the RSB to take on the role of developing suitable regulation and then implementing it. MEE DAILY: The Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030 (DIES) was deployed in 2011. What, in summary, are the goals of the strategy and how during the past few years has the Regulatory & Supervisory Bureau helped progress towards achieving these goals? GRAEME SIMS: The DIES, in short, aims to transform Dubai’s energy supply and demand position. On supply, renewables are to be encouraged and other fuels brought in to diversify from the current near-total reliance on gas. Demand side management aims to raise energy efficiency by 30 per cent. On the supply side, we have developed the licensing framework that will support the introduction of large-scale independent power producers (IPPs). On the demand side, we have just launched a regulatory

framework designed to encourage energy service companies (ESCOs) in Dubai. ESCOs are seen as a key mechanism to achieve the retrofit of 30,000 buildings across the city by 2030. MEE DAILY: What role does the Regulatory & Supervisory Bureau play in facilitating the implementation of renewable energy technologies in Dubai? GRAEME SIMS: Large scale renewables at the Mohammed bin Rashid Solar Park will be licensed by the RSB. For smaller scale deployment we are currently working with DEWA to identify the right framework to secure best value for Dubai. MEE DAILY: The DIES states that solar energy will make up five per cent of Dubai's energy mix by 2030. Do you believe that solar technologies are now efficient and reliable enough to fully exploit the emirate's plentiful solar resources? GRAEME SIMS: With more than 100 GW of solar capacity already installed worldwide, the technology is now well proven from a technical perspective. The economics look increasingly favourable, although this depends crucially on the cost of alternative conventional generation. MEE DAILY: How is the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park progressing and how much will the park contribute to Dubai's 2030 solar target? GRAEME SIMS: The first 13 MW plant was commissioned last year and the next, much larger, 100 MW is in development. The park has the capacity to meet the 2030 target on its own, but it remains to be seen what the balance will be

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between development at the park and rooftop solar. MEE DAILY: What challenges do you face in diversifying Dubai's energy mix and how do you think these challenges will be overcome? GRAEME SIMS: These are new sources for Dubai – solar, coal and nuclear – so there is, of course, a learning curve in terms of fuel procurement and new electricity

generation technology, but these are all tried and tested power and energy sources.

TOMORROW: Vahid Fotuhi, President of the Middle East Solar Industry Association

The Dubai Intergrated Energy Strategy 2030 was deployed in 2011 and aims to transform the emirate’s energy supply

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Energy-efficient solutions to be showcased by Leviton LEVITON’S LIGHTING & Energy Solutions business will be showcasing a range of innovative solutions for energy management and commercial sustainability initiatives at this year’s Middle East Electricity. The company’s products include occupancy sensors, lighting control relays, intelligent dimming systems and controls, metering solutions and day-lighting systems. Among the solutions it will have on display will be the VerifEye energy monitoring system, which is a precise, revenue-grade economical energy monitoring line that accurately allocates costs and bills tenants. The company will also be promoting its GreenMAX system, which is a complete lighting energy management platform, combining the functions of relay systems, daylight harvesting, and demand control into a single, easy-to-use system. Further products on display will include the JCC LED light fittings range, which incorporates Leviton’s occupancy sensors and dimmers. According to Leviton, the solution can help achieve almost 50 per cent energy savings when compared to typical LED light fittings.

The Brits are back in town

UK exhibitor Whitelegg Machines hosting visitors on its stand at last year's exhibition

THE UK PAVILION will be returning to Dubai World Trade Centre this year with a host of companies set to make their debuts at Middle East Electricity. Managed by UK electrotechnical trade industry association BEAMA and forming part of UK Trade and Investment's Tradeshow Access Programme (TAP), the pavilion will be 35 per cent bigger than it was at last year's exhibition, featuring 27 exhibitors spread across an area measuring more than 320 sqm. TAP export support has also been extended to eight more UK exhibitors located elsewhere on the show floor. The number of exhibitors supported by TAP at MEE 2014 will be 50 per cent higher than it was in 2013, including 12 companies that will be making their first appearance at the trade show. Jo Cook, Marketing Communications Manager for BEAMA, said, “The UK

exhibitors at MEE will be representing all that is great about Britain – high-quality products and innovative applications that are compliant with European standards. All of our exhibitors will be offering value-added technical information and support for customers.” Cook revealed that UKTI grants for exhibitors increased in 2013/14, which has enabled more new companies to target the Middle East market through shows such as MEE. UK exhibitors will cover a wide spectrum of LV to HV products and services, with companies including the likes of Eland Cables (Stand 2E18), Boardman Transformers (Stand 2F21), software specialist Amtech Group (Stand 2F20) and coil winding equipment firm Whitelegg Machines (Stand 2F18). Visit the UK Pavilion in Hall 2

Volvo Penta's new production line at MEE

Volvo Penta has partnered with UAE representative Al Masaood for more than 40 years

The VerifEye energy monitoring system from Leviton

Visit Leviton on Stand 8F01

In Brief

Bahra Cables signs MoUs with French nuclear firms BAHRA CABLES COMPANY has signed two Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) agreements with French companies AREVA and EDF ahead of the roll out of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (KA-CARE) project. The MoUs were signed by Talal Idriss, CEO of Bahra Cables; Pierre Blayau, President of the Surveillance Board of AREVA; and Henri Proglio, Chairman and CEO of EDF. “Bahra Cables is thrilled and proud to sign these MoUs with AREVA and EDF, both French firms, which are the largest international companies specialised in designing and construction of nuclear power plants,” Idriss said. Idriss confirmed that Bahra Cables' products meet all international standards, as they have done since the company's inception. Bahra Cables produces a host of high-, medium- and low-voltage cables that are fire resistant and do not release smoke or toxic gases to prevent electric circuit shortages. The company received a number of accreditation certificates for the manufacture of power cables, including KEMA, IPH, SASO, LPCB, CSA and BASEC. Visit Bahra Cables on Stand 7C10

Talal Idriss of Bahra Cables signing the two MoUs with Pierre Blayau, President of the Surveillance Board of AREVA, and Henri Proglio, Chairman and CEO of EDF

VOLVO PENTA, WHO can boast of having more than 4,000 dealers across 130 countries, has a broad range of engines including diesel engines for electrical power generation and industrial diesel engines for different stationary and off-road applications. Following the manufacture of its first test engine in September, Volvo Penta's new Quickline production line is set to reduce lead times in the marine commercial repowering business, addressing end users’ catastrophic breakdowns quicker. Volvo Penta, part of the Volvo Group, and UAE representative Al Masaood will be showcasing a number of the company’s offerings on Stand S3F25.

Siemens ties up with utility firm SIEMENS AND SPANISH electric utility company Iberdrola have set up a partnership that will provide smart infrastructure for Middle East energy and water projects. The firms signed an MoU and will also work on a demand response management system to balance supply and demand for energy. “Through this unique alliance, we will combine our expertise as a technology leader in the energy industry with the experience of one of the most important utilities worldwide. This gives us the opportunity to understand our customers’ requirements even better,” said Jan Mrosik, CEO of the smart grid division of Siemens.

RAK solar plant edges closer UAE-BASED UTICO Middle East has called for pre-qualifications for a 40 MW solar power development project in Ras Al Khaimah. The company said the project, the first of its kind in the UAE, would go a long way to bringing sustainability and providing affordable power to consumers in the region. Utico also closed a pre-qualification process for a 100,000 cubic metres per day desalination plant with more than 20 companies participating in this tender process.

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Embracing the Middle East’s solar potential

The Middle East clearly has abundant solar resources to draw upon, but what are the challenges that the industry must overcome to fully utilise the region’s solar power potential? Two industry experts, both Solar Middle East Conference participants, discuss how they believe the region can become a solar power pioneer.


EADING SOLAR EXPERT, Dr Michael Kraemer, has called for the creation of a solid legal framework to place the Middle East at the forefront of solar energy solutions development. Kraemer, who is Senior Associate at law firm Taylor Wessing as well as a Board Member of the Emirates Solar Industry Association, added that the implementation of such a legal framework is essential for the creation of a successful local solar market. “Investments are made into existing or upcoming markets, such as the Middle East, so a local solar market needs to be created,” said Kraemer. “The first step to making this happen is to introduce a solid legal framework which will provide long-term visibility and certainty for investors.” Kraemer added that such a legal structure would assist not just major

solar projects, but would also empower smaller investors. “Ideally, a legal framework would also open up the market for smaller scale, private investors, for example by providing the legal basis for a rooftop solar programme. Most jurisdictions which have tapped into such private investments have developed interesting local solar markets,” he remarked. Kraemer will be part of an impressive line-up of solar experts appearing at tomorrow's Solar Middle East Conference, which takes place here at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. The energy expert will discuss and elaborate upon his ideas while delivering a policy update entitled ‘Navigating the regulatory framework to harness the potential of solar power in the Middle East region’.

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“Speaking at the conference is my attempt to increase awareness about this topic,” added Kraemer. “Mistakes have been made in some countries, but these are useful lessons to be learnt and we now have the chance not to make the same mistakes.” The subsidisation of energy within many countries in the region also needs to be addressed if the abundant potential of solar power is to be fully realised, according to Kraemer. “The cost of solar-generated electricity is usually compared with the heavily subsidised rates at which the local utilities sell electricity, which provides a very distorted view,” he said. “It would be better to compare apples with apples, but this is difficult in the regional markets, because the true levelised cost of electricity from, for example, gas- or oil-fired plants is hardly known.”

Kraemer admitted that changing the status quo will be a slow process. “Ultimately, subsidies would ideally be cut to zero, but this can happen over time only,” Kraemer explained. “If this was done, however, people would change their attitude towards energy quite drastically.” Kraemer was keen to stress that there is still cause for optimism regarding the region's solar market. “Shams 1 in Abu Dhabi and the first phase of the Mohamed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Dubai are now online, but this is still just the beginning of what will hopefully ultimately become one of the planet’s most thriving solar markets,” he said. “Both Abu Dhabi and Dubai are currently looking into the establishment of solar rooftop policies, which is encouraging. My personal view is that opening the market for [smaller-scale] private investments into solar energy generation is the real driver for the establishment of a local solar market.” The transition to an energy mix where solar power takes a leading role will not be without its challenges, but Kraemer stated that more could be done to fully utilise the Middle East’s substantial climatic resources. “The potential is quite apparent by simply looking out of the window,” he said. “The solar irradiation levels in the region are virtually infinite. However, solar energy fluctuates and has a limited potential for baseload power. Hence, in my view, there will be a need for conventional power plants to provide ● continues on next page

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this baseload power for the foreseeable future. On the other hand, the potential for solar energy in the region is certainly much higher than the five per cent or seven per cent targets that have currently been announced.” Peter Styles, board member and director of electricity for the European Federation of Energy Traders (EFET), believes that the way to ensure the Middle East maximises its solar potential and integrates it more effectively could be to set renewable energy targets similar to those adopted in Europe. “I see no reason why electricity from renewable energy sources (RES-E) consumption targets should not be set in the Middle East,” Styles commented. “But, learning from unfortunate experiences in Europe so far, it would be unwise to pursue these targets through uncoordinated national support

“A legal framework would open up the market for smaller investors”

programmes. It would also be unwise to subsidise RES-E generators in total isolation from the operation of the planned common Gulf wholesale power market,” he added. Styles is set to present a session at the Solar Middle East Conference entitled ‘International best practice: renewable energy targets and the European electricity market – lessons to be learnt’. He said that the integration of renewable energy sources into the wholesale market had posed the most substantial hurdle in Europe. “The greatest challenge in Europe has turned out not to be transmitting integrated RES-E to consumers, rather finding means to integrate RES-E into the normal functioning of the wholesale market,” Styles revealed. “The longer financial support is given to renewable generators outside of the operation of the market, the harder it becomes to bring their output into normal trading channels later.” Styles also identified the major challenges preventing the Middle East from becoming a true world leader in solar technology. “I believe the answer lies in a combination of two deficiencies,” he said. “Firstly, the absence of true liberalisation of the power sector in the region so far and, secondly, the cost and complexity of bringing larger solar power installations onstream compared with the cheapness and simplicity of installing and running gas fired turbines or diesel generators.” This is where strict targets could be

Peter Styles, Board Member and Director of Electricity, European Federation of Energy Traders

Dr Michael Kraemer, Senior Associate, Taylor Wessing; Board Member and Legal Counsel, Emirates Solar Industry Association

used to help revolutionise the Middle East's solar market. “Policymakers need to adopt a vision of the volume of RES-E output, as a proportion of total power consumption, to be achieved over a specified period,” advised Styles. “Then they will have to agree the amounts and means of subsidy to be devoted to solar generation. This will need to be attractive on the one hand, but compatible with the functioning of a common wholesale market in electricity on the other hand.”

Styles, who is also principal consultant for Stratos Energy Consulting, concluded by outlining his hopes for the Solar Middle East Conference. “I hope that there will be officials, experts and business people in the audience who will want to know more about the activities of EFET,” he explained. “I want to see if EFET (and Stratos Energy Consulting) can be of service in the discussions about the liberalisation of the power sector in the Gulf and about the development of a regional power market.”

Hundreds of experts set to discuss clean energy goals

Fluke’s new cameras to be displayed at MEE 2014

The adoption of innovative energy solutions, including the increased use of solar panels across the region, will be on the agenda at the Green Energy Conference at MEE today

THE GREEN ENERGY Conference, taking place at MEE today, is set to attract 300 public and private sector stakeholders, who will discuss some of the biggest challenges and opportunities facing the Middle East’s clean energy sector. Dubai Municipality’s (DM) vision for a sustainable future will be presented as a model example of embracing cleaner power production at conference, which returns for the second year in a row. H.E. Eng. Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director General of Dubai Municipality, will look to

highlight new initiatives undertaken by the government authority in collaboration with the Environmental Center for Arab Towns (ECAT) to reduce energy consumption by more than 20 per cent in the next three years, through the adoption of innovative solutions to save up to 10.5 GWh on energy consumption and 6,200 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year. Anita Mathews, Director of Informa Energy Group, organisers of Middle East Electricity, said, “Energy consumption has

grown so quickly in the region that some countries are having difficulty meeting demand, resulting in power cuts during peak times in summer. “Key regional efforts to increase energy efficiency will be highlighted at the conference, but the most important aspect is to bring people together to instigate dialogue about this important issue and help them communicate with dignitaries from the region to make connections that can lead to real business outcomes,” Mathews added.

A NEW RANGE of infrared cameras from electronic test tools and software manufacturer and MEE exhibitor Fluke could greatly advantage Middle East technicians by ensuring a perfect in-focus image every time, according to Steve Hood, General Manager of Fluke Middle East, Africa and Turkey. The trio of thermal cameras – the Ti400, Ti300 and Ti200 – have been equipped with ‘LaserSharp Auto Focus’ technology, enabling them to produce consistently precise image accuracy, while Fluke's unique ‘IR-Fusion’ technology will bring together infrared and visual images, allowing the user to better find and diagnose any potential problems. Fluke will be showcasing its new range of infrared cameras at its stand at this year’s MEE alongside a wide a range of existing and new industrial tools for the power and energy industry. “The Middle East continues to be a very strong market for Fluke,” Hood said. “We are keen to showcase our thermal cameras, since it is a valuable tool that can have a significant impact on troubleshooting and maintenance productivity, as well as the bottom line, for industrial, electrical and building applications,” he added. Visit Fluke on Stand 4D39

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No doubts about nuclear future

With demand for electricity in the UAE growing by nearly 10 per cent a year, solutions such as nuclear power are now popular with both government authorities and electricity customers

The Gulf’s first reactor site is under construction in Abu Dhabi, while other states from across the Middle East are planning to get involved in the region's race to build nuclear power plants.


ONSTRUCTION OF THE first of four commercial reactors is underway at Barakah in Abu Dhabi, meaning that the UAE remains in pole position of the region’s nuclear power programme. The US$20bn-plus construction project is being implemented by a South Korean consortium and the final reactor should be operational by 2020. Mid-2017 has been given as the start-up date for the Gulf’s first nuclear facility, rated at 1,400 MWe. It was only in 2007 that GCC members jointly agreed with the International Atomic Energy Agency to commission a feasibility study for any kind of regional nuclear programme at all. Demand for electricity in the emirates alone has been growing by nearly 10 per cent a year. In 2008 the UAE authorities calculated that their combined power demand would increase from 15.5 GWe to more than 40 GWe by 2020, indicating an inevitable fuel and renewables shortfall. By contrast, when all these new nuclear facilities are operating, a substantial surplus of power should be regularly available for export to other countries across the GCC.

The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) was set up as a direct result of that landmark move, along with a generous programme to attract FDI in a huge breakthrough project that would rely on bought-in uranium concentrates as fuel. The winning consortium is being led by Korea Electric Power Company, offering APR-1400 PWR technology. Overseeing all operations for bringing nuclear power to the country were entrusted to specialists CH2M, says the World Nuclear Association (WNA), an NGO. Components for the first two ‘Shin Kori’ reactors are now being fabricated prior to pre-assembly in South Korea. Full consideration was given to safety issues throughout the lengthy planning process. The UAE has demonstrated that it is fully committed to a dual-track radioactive waste-management strategy that will require the development of a national storage and disposal programme “in parallel with exploring regional co-operation options”, according to the WNA. As a result of all this activity, a few months ago Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) confirmed that it had

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a realistic target of 12 per cent of its power supplies being generated by nuclear means by 2030. By August 2012, the ENEC said that it had awarded no less than six contracts related to the supply of uranium concentrates, their conversion and associated enrichment services, along with the actual purchase of some fuel. These supply contracts are said to be worth US$3bn alone and will enable a fully on-stream facility, which will have a capacity of 5.6 GWe and will be located just 50km from Ruwais, to generate up to 450bn KWh over a 15-year period. In order to mitigate risk, fuel will deliberately be purchased from widely separated national sources overseas. Just one supplier, French power giant Areva, has announced that the contract it has signed involves the supply of enriched uranium valued at US$500mn. This will be delivered to Korea Electric Power Corporation Nuclear Fuels (KEPCO-NF) for manufacturing of the necessary fuel assemblies. ENEC “expects to return to the market at various times to take advantage of favourable market conditions and to strengthen it security of supply position”,

according to the WNA. The winning construction consortium operating in the UAE, also involving Samsung, Hyundai and Doosan, expects to earn another US$20bn by jointly operating the facilities for 60 years. Nuclear has had a much longer history in Egypt, the MENA country with the largest regional power deficit of all. The interim administration struggled earlier in 2013 to head off a protest from residents of El-Dabaa, where the first commercial-scale facility, rated at 5,000 MWe, will reportedly be tendered. Completion of the construction of the light pressurised water-type reactor complex is expected by 2020, according to Ahmad Emam, the Egyptian Minister of Electricity and Energy. A team of consultants from WorleyParsons visited the country in late November 2013, and bids from China, France, Japan, Korea and the USA are expected, in addition to a bid from the Russians; experts predict the externally-sourced finance package on offer to the Supreme Council on Energy will be a critical determinant. Egypt’s first nuclear foray began back in 1954 when a co-operation deal was signed with the Soviet Union; to this day, Russia remains a key player in this market. The project took many years to bear fruit under the Egyptian Atomic Energy Authority. Much interrupted by international events, the search is still on for suitable uranium deposits within the country. Meanwhile, outline plans were drawn up a few years ago for the first commercial-scale facility designed to fill ● continues on next page

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INDUSTRY INSIGHT/SHOW NEWS DEWA has set a target of 12 per cent of its power supplies to be generated by nuclear power by 2030

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the gap when hydro and gas-generated power proves inadequate. As well as the well-publicised case of Iran, other MENA states also want to catch the nuclear tide. The largest is Saudi Arabia, which plans to install no fewer than 16 reactors over the next two decades, projecting a capacity of 17 GWe by 2032 at a cost of at least US$80bn. A

special research/implementation city (KACARE) has been set up within the capital to achieve this, along with the world’s most ambitious solar plans. As a result, the Nuclear Holding Company was established last year. Construction is due to start in 2016, and Exelon Generation, GE Hitachi and Toshiba/Westinghouse are all understood to be involved. The Kingdom’s first reactor is expected on line in 2022. A special National Atomic

Regulatory Authority has already been established. The goal is to meet 15 per cent of Saudi Arabia’s power demands, as well as to establish a brand-new energy export business. Across the border in Jordan, a state which unusually possesses substantial reserves of fuel-grade uranium, the Atomic Energy Commission has submitted outline plans for a reactor, variously described as between 750

and 1,200 MWe capacity, to be operational within seven years. A second will follow at Al Amra in the Majdal vicinity in 2025. Last October, negotiations over technologies and the expected US$10bn costs began with the Russia’s Atomstroyexport. With nuclear potential being investigated in other countries as well, the future is exciting, and this year’s MEE is the place to hear about it.

Dietal puts Middle East business under the spotlight THE INTERIOR LIGHTING designing company Dietal plans to boost its presence in the Middle East after it joined French President François Hollande on his official visit to Qatar last June as part of the accompanying business delegation. In line with its aim to increase business in the GCC, Dietal will be highlighting its new LED module technology, Lediz, at its stand in the French Pavilion at this year’s MEE. Dietal Marketing Manager Stephen Renard said, “The Middle East and the UAE in particular represent a very large potential for growth for Dietal. “The region has a strong concentration of real-estate and infrastructure projects and Dietal is in a position to help meet the [associated] demands of the lighting market.” The benefits of the Lediz technology, which acts as a replacement for fluorescent tubes in traditional and bespoke lighting fixtures, includes its high performance diffuser, the introduction of passive cooling through an aluminium rail and an optimal lifecycle of up to 100,000 hours.

Dietal will be exhibiting its revolutionary LED module technology Lediz at MEE 2014

The module technology is not only suitable for all applications using linear fluorescent lamps, but can replace LED tubes, generating energy savings of between 25-60 per cent in comparison to traditional light sources. Visit Dietal on Stand 6C15

Megger launches new products following successful 2013 FOLLOWING A SUCCESSFUL 2013, Megger will be launching a host of new products at this year’s Middle East Electricity exhibition. As well as increased sales across the region last year, the company said its local sales and support engineer teams have grown, with new recruits in both Dubai and Bahrain. The global company, which has an office in Dubai’s Silicon Oasis, is also

currently recruiting to further expand its local technical support department. Megger also received its largest order in its history in 2013, supplying a record number of test vans to Iraq. Due to this rise in demand, production capacity has been dramatically increased. In line with this growth, the company will be introducing new products to the Middle East market at the show, including the HV Bridge and

touchscreen HV TDR for cable fault location, new transformer test equipment, a combined CT and relay test set, new HV insulation diagnostic equipment and a combined unit for VLF and Tan Delta cable testing. The company will also be showing test and measurement equipment for circuit breaker test and analysis, protection testing, stationary battery system testing, earth testing and safety testing.

The equipment will include the HV Bridge, Teleflex SX, VLF-Sinus 45, PCA-2 and MRCT. Megger also offers a broad range of technical seminars that are being performed throughout the region, and the company has announced the expansion of its advanced applications training programme. Visit Megger on Stand 4A01

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German Pavilion set to shine spotlight on power innovation Pfisterer Kontaktsysteme GmbH Saeed Hall 1, Stand A11 PFISTERER PRODUCES WIRING, connection and insulation systems for power lines all over the world. Energy producers, network operators and utilities companies rely on Pfisterer’s services and products for applications including overhead lines, cable systems, substations, energy distribution, railway catenary systems, industrial applications and renewable energy. Products on display on the company’s stand will include the HV-CONNEX surge arrester for up to for 145 kV voltage levels, part of the HV-CONNEX series. Due to its solid silicone insulation and field control, no liquids or insulating gases relevant for the environment are present, making installation and operation simple and efficient.

GERMANY IS ONE of the five most important trade partners of the UAE, with exports of electrical and electronic products from Germany to the UAE reaching a volume of more than €1.7bn (US$2.3bn) in 2012. Here we have highlighted a selection of the exhibitors appearing on the German Pavilion and the innovative products they have to offer.

DILO Armaturen und Anlagen GmbH Saeed Hall 2, Stand F18

Testboy GmbH Saeed Hall 1, Stand D22 TESTBOY GMBH MANUFACTURES innovative and durable test and measurement equipment under the brand names Testboy, Testavit and Testavit Schuki. The Testboy 455 is one of the company’s latest products. The DIN VDE 0100 measuring instrument uses stored safety and RCD (FI) characteristics to evaluate measured results using PASS/FAIL information. Special features of the Testboy TV 455 include the testing of all-current sensitive RCDs TYPE B. A further advantage is the software included with the delivery. The large LCD display with integrated backlighting makes it easy to read results, notifications, measurement parameters and messages.

SMA Solar Technology AG Saeed Hall 1, Stand C23 SMA IS A global leader in the development, production and sales of PV inverters and, as an energy management group, offers innovative key technologies for future power supply structures. The latest products include the Sunny Tripower 20000TL Economic Excellence inverter, which guarantees exceptionally high yields with an efficiency of 98.5 per cent. TÜV Nord recently certified the corporate energy management of SMA according to DIN EN ISO 50001. Günther Häckl, SMA Chief Representative and Vice President of Public Affairs, said, “The successful certification according to DIN EN ISO 50001, which aims to continuously improve energy efficiency and minimise energy consumption in companies, is yet another confirmation that we are the pioneers here too.”

DILO SPECIALISES IN sulphur hexafluoride (SF6) gas handling. The company provides state-of-the-art technology and manufactures devices that meet the highest quality standards. All DILO servicing carts are equipped with only oil-free compressors, thus preventing contamination of the gas by oil mist. The company’s innovations include the L030 model of the Piccolo series, which has been specially designed for modern switchgear with small gas compartments. Due to its compact construction, the device fits conveniently onto a euro pallet for transport and is easily manoeuvrable, even in the very narrow passage ways of gas insulated switchgear.

HARTING Electric GmbH & Co. KG

Greenlee Textron

Saeed Hall 1, Stand E29

Saeed Hall 1, Stand B10

THE HARTING RANGE of products and solutions comprises connectors, device connection technology, network components and ready-to-use system cables. The company, which was established in the town of Minden in 1945 by Wilhelm and Marie Harting, also produces electro-magnetic components for the automobile industry and provides solutions for the fields of housing technology and shop systems. HARTING Electric won the ‘sustainability’ award at the 2013 Manufacturing Excellence Awards run by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, with the jury praising the company’s highly-effective deployment of eco-friendly production processes. Torsten Ratzmann, Senior Vice President - Production and Logistics at the HARTING Technology Group, said, “I am delighted that HARTING has once again received this prestigious award. “This illustrates that not only are we highly successful on the market with our HARTING products and solutions, but our contribution to environmental protection and sustainability is also being recognised by experts.”

GREENLEE TEXTRON HAS provided quality tools to the global electrical industry for more than 70 years. The company offers modern facilities, state-of-the-art production equipment and enhanced quality assurance programmes. The company’s expanded Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) capabilities assure convenient, fast, and accurate exchange of information between the company and its suppliers and customers, and its products are ISO 9001 certified. Greenlee’s products include the Shotgun Shoe, which allows contractors using triple nickel benders to bend considerably more conduit than before, increasing productivity and saving time and money. The shoe is compatible with all current-line 555 electric benders: 555CX, 555DX and 555C. Sumeet Pujari, Greenlee Product Manager for Bending and Cable Pulling, said, “We chose a nested groove design to allow users to bend more sizes on the same shoe – which means fewer changeovers and even more productivity.” Other features include an adjustable length indicator and a clear pointer display for consistent bend results.

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QUOTES OF THE DAY/VENUE MAP “Middle East Electricity is one of the largest exhibitions in the region and provides a great platform to interact with our existing and potential clients.” Steve Hood, General Manager, Fluke Middle East, Africa and Turkey, whose company will be exhibiting its range of compact, professional electronic test tools on Stand 4D39 at Dubai World Trade Centre this week

“As of April 2013, there were 106 renewable energy projects in the pipeline in the region, totalling over 7.5 gigawatts of new electric generation capacity. This is in addition to 10 major projects set to go ahead in the UAE, Kuwait, Oman, Egypt, Jordan and Morocco.” Anita Mathews, Director of Informa Energy Group, organisers of Middle East Electricity

Facility Overview 11 - 13 February 2014 | Dubai World Trade Centre

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GREEN ENERGY CONFERENCE AGENDA 2014 In partnership with Dubai Municipality the Environmental Center for Arab Towns and the Arab Towns Organisation

11 February 2014

Embracing cleaner power production and energy efficiency strategy to achieve a sustainable future for the Middle East region 10.00

Conference registration opens


Official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Dignitaries' guided tour of Middle East Electricity Exhibition. Officials will make their way to the conference room for 11.00


A reading from the Holy Quran


Opening remarks from the Chair Eithne Treanor, Special Correspondent, CNBC Arabia; Founder, Etreanor Media


Welcome Address Anita Mathews, Director - Informa Energy Group, Middle East Electricity


Opening Keynote Address: Dubai Municipality's vision for a sustainable future • Highlighting new initiatives to reduce energy consumption at Dubai Municipality by over 20 per cent in the next three years • Adopting innovative solutions to save up to 10.5GWh year on energy consumption and 6,200 tons of CO2 emissions per year • Outlining future initiatives in line with the Dubai Strategic Plan 2020 HE Eng. Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director General, Dubai Municipality


Middle East Electricity Leaders Panel: Strategies and best practice for greater energy efficiency in power production and distribution • Outlining the latest developments in cleaner energy production in the Middle East • Highlighting new initiatives and benchmarking successes from across the region • Identifying new strategies to ensure a stable and sustainable power supply • Pinpointing the industry's biggest challenges to reducing energy consumption during generation and transmission • What role can renewable and clean energy sources play in supplying the region's electricity needs and what needs to happen to make this a viable option Ali Al Mashjari, Production Manager, Regulation & Supervision Bureau, Abu Dhabi Graeme Sims, Executive Director, Regulatory & Supervisory Bureau, Dubai Omar Al Wahaibi, CEO, Electricity Holding Company Oman Saeed Al Abbar, Director, AESG Daniel Zywietz, Vice Chair, Clean Energy Business Council; Managing Director, Ambata Capital


End of the Opening Ceremony and lunch break


Business card exchange: Introduce yourself and share your card with at least 5 people in the room.


Outlining the latest Green Building Code and requirements relating to energy efficiency and effectiveness • Focusing on the Green Building Code's requirements for energy efficiency in the built environment • Identifying the implications for the design, construction, engineering and electricity industries • Announcing the 'go-live' date for early 2014 and timeline of regulation implementation Eng. Abdulla Rafiya, Assistant Director General, Planning and Engineering, Dubai Municipality


Project Showcase: Optimising energy efficiency at Dubai Aluminium • Highlighting DUBAL’s commitment toward safety, energy conservation, environment and health management throughout the entire operational complex • Embracing a proactive approach to continuous improvement through innovation to drive power plant efficiency, reduce fuel and reduce GHG emissions • Applying unique cogeneration cycle configuration to maximise existing Steamers for added fuel-free MW • Improving thermal efficiency of large gas turbines by state of the art technology updates • Feedback from ongoing initiatives and how other energy-intensive industries can apply lessons learnt to their own businesses Tayeb M. M. H. Al Awadhi, Vice President, Power and Desalination, Dubai Aluminium


Refreshment break


Energy Outlook: Forecasting trends in the world energy and hydrocarbons market • Overview of global market trends and industry developments • Middle East country analysis of production and consumption patterns and future forecasts • Gas supply challenges on price and quantity and highlighting new gas supply and import initiatives • Assessing the impact of alternative energy sources and efficiency Kenneth McKellar, Partner and Middle East Energy & Resources Leader, Deloitte & Touche


International Best Practice: Sustainable electricity: Economics, efficiency and renewables • Understanding the concept of sustainability, related approaches, indicators and country rankings • Comparing power generation technologies from a sustainability perspective • Highlighting the impact of the super grid and smart grid on sustainability in electricity transmission/distribution • Evaluating sustainability in electricity use: Sectoral analyses Professor Gurkan Kumbaroglu, President, Turkish Association of Energy Economics (TRAEE); Vice President, International Association of Energy Economics (IAEE)


Closing remarks and end of conference

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Be sure to join us again tomorrow at 10am for the Solar Middle East Conference © Copyright Informa 2014. Please note that the programme may change due to unforeseen circumstances. Informa reserves the right to change the venue, sessions and/or speakers.


Chairperson: Eithne Treanor, Special Correspondent, CNBC Arabia; Founder, Etreanor Media

Keynote Speaker: HE Eng Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director General, Dubai Municipality

Tayeb M. M. H. Al Awadhi, Vice President, Power and Desalination, Dubai Aluminium

Ali Al Mashjari, Production Manager, Regulation & Supervision Bureau, Abu Dhabi

Daniel Zywietz, Vice Chair, Clean Energy Business Council; Managing Director, Ambata Capital

Eng. Abdulla Rafiya, Assistant Director General, Planning and Engineering, Dubai Municipality

Kenneth McKellar, Partner and Middle East Energy & Resources Leader, Deloitte & Touche

Professor Gurkan Kumbaroglu, President, Turkish Association of Energy Economics (TRAEE); Vice President, International Association of Energy Economics (IAEE)

Graeme Sims, Executive Director, Regulatory & Supervisory Bureau, Dubai

Omar Al Wahaibi, CEO, Electricity Holding Company Oman

Saeed Al Abbar, Director, AESG

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AS THE FIRST day of MEE 2014 gets underway, we take a look back at some of last year's highlights. 1: H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and the Minister of Finance and Industry, opening MEE 2013 2: The US Pavilion was a constant source of new technologies and solutions at last year's event



3: Visitors flocked to Dubai Municipality's stand to learn about the authority's adoption of innovative electrical solutions 4: The winners on stage at the 2013 Middle East Electricity awards 5: The Green Energy Conference and Solar Middle East Conference were among last year's successes 6 & 7: A heavy visitor footfall complemented the high quality of exhibitors in attendance at MEE 2013





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