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MEE OFFICIAL MAGAZINE 2014

MEE Official Magazine Middle East Electricity 2014, 11 - 13 February 2014

SHAMS 1 leading the region One of the world’s largest CSP stations operating in the Abu Dhabi desert

Where does the wind blow? Highlighting the future for wind energy in the Middle East

Crossing continents Harnessing desert energy to provide power for MENA and Europe

First Solar’s Matthew Merfert talks to MEE Dubai’s groundbreaking Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar PV Park

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WELCOME

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11th–13th February 2014 Q&A with Anita Mathews, Director of Informa Energy Group, Organisers of Middle East Electricity, and Solar Middle East

Middle East Electricity is in its 39th year; that’s quite an achievement, you must be proud? Thank you, yes we are. Middle East Electricity is the longest running power event in the region, but it is also the largest, attracting more than 18,000 unique visitors from 120 countries to the last edition. This equates to innumerable prospective customers, which is good news for the 1,000+ participating exhibitors. What would you say makes Middle East Electricity and Solar Middle East so popular? Power generation, lighting, renewable and nuclear energy are crucial to the infrastructural development of the region as populations grow and energy demand increases. Dubai is the cross-roads and gateway to the Middle East for both international and regional energy players looking to tap into a lucrative and booming energy sector. Dubai presents an international platform with genuine global and regional reach, providing the perfect location to host Solar Middle East and Middle East Electricity. What are the highlights of this year’s conference? The second edition of the Green Energy Conference will feature interesting presentations including the opening address by HE Eng. Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director General of Dubai Municipality, about the company’s vision for a sustainable future. He will outline future initiatives in line with the Dubai Strategic Plan 2020. Are you looking forward to the MEE Awards? Absolutely. The Middle East Electricity Awards reflect the areas that are essential for the development and growth of the energy industry and highlight the positive work and contribution that companies and individuals have made in the region. This year’s awards received more than 250 nominations across nine different categories, such as the Young Engineer of the Year, Best Marketing Campaign, and the Best Product Launch at Middle East Electricity 2014. What are your plans going into MEE 2015? Working on Middle East Electricity is an ongoing process and so work on the 2015 edition will start during the 2014 show. We will review the 2014 edition of Middle East Electricity immediately after the show closes, and any new developments will then be announced in due course. ¡

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CONTENTS

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Welcome Q&A with Anita Mathews, Director of Informa Energy Group, organisers of Middle East Electricity and Solar Middle East

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Contents Your guide to Middle East Electricity news, views, features, products and events

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The event Introduction to Middle East Electricity 2014 and the two conferences: Green Energy and Solar Middle East

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Industry news

37 Omar Al Wahaibi CEO, Electricity Holding Company Oman

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New product launches

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Learning zone A guide to the conferences and seminars running during MEE

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Green Energy Conference Introduction and speakers

28 Green Energy Conference schedule: 11th February 29 Technical Seminar Programme: 11th February 30

Solar ME Conference: Introduction and speakers

32 Solar ME Conference schedule: 12th February 33 Technical Seminar Programme: 12th February 34

Workshops: 13th February

35 Technical Seminar Programme: 13th February Speakers corner MEE magazine chats with some of the speakers

38 Professor Gurkan Kumbaroglu, President, Turkish Association of Energy Economics 40

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

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Peter Styles, Director of Electricity for the European Federation of Energy Traders

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Dr. Michael Kraemer, Legal Counsel at the Middle East Solar Industry Association

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Timothy Kim, Senior Transaction Manager, US Export-Import Bank

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Ash Sharma, Senior Director Solar Research, IHS

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Matthew Merfert, First Solar, on Dubai’s ground-breaking Solar PV Park

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Concentrating Solar Power UAE’s Shams 1 pioneering concentrating solar power station leads the region

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Sahara Forest Project The multi-faceted Sahara Forest Project offers prospects for energy generation while re-greening the desert

59 Wind energy A review of the prospects for wind energy in the MENA region 62

Power for Desalination Economic growth brings increased demands for energy and water. A review of desalination programmes in the region

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Joined up thinking Connecting the transmission grids of the Middle East, Europe and

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North Africa has massive potential to decarbonise energy generation across continents

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Energy efficiency in the 21st century Energy efficient techniques in production, transmission, distribution and consumption can offer massive benefits to industry and consumers alike

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Masdar Abu Dhabi’s multifaceted renewable energy company wants to invest, incubate and establish commercially-viable clean energy industry in Abu Dhabi and further afield

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Annual MEE Awards Nine categories of awards recognising the outstanding achievements with a focus on the power, lighting, new and renewable, nuclear and water sectors

80 Future Generation competition Exciting ideas from UAE engineering students designing innovative solutions for future generation 83

Country Pavilions A guide to the 22 national pavilions at the exhibition

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Country Pavilions Interview with Germany’s consul in Dubai, Klaus Ranner

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Supporters and Sponsors Organisations backing MEE

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Floorplan A guide to the exhibition layout

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MEE past Visitors views from last year’s MEE event

Correct at time of going to print. Informa are not responsible for any errors within the content of this magazine.

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Publisher Alexander Collis Managing Editor Deborah Harris Features Editor Penny Hitchin Art Editor Adam Kahan Designer Naila Ali Writer Graham Jarvis Operations Manager Alena Kravchenko Sales Simona Spiga Lewis Sherman Ionela Comindaru International Media Organisation 145-157 St John Street, London EC1V, 4PY UK Tel: +44 (0)208 123 1002 email: support@imobusiness.com www.imobusiness.com All material in Middle East Electricity 2014 Magazine is strictly copyright and all rights are reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means. The publishers accept no liability arising out of or in connection with the contents of this publication. Opinions expressed are not necessarily those of MEE or Informa.


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EVENT INTRODUCTION

Energy consumption continues to grow n spite of the recent global recession, the world’s population, economic prospects and industrial activity continue to grow. BP’s Outlook 2030 report says the power sector will see a 2.1% per annum growth in energy demand by 2030. It accounts for 57% of the global primary energy growth, and electricity generation will continue to diversify its fuel mix with half of the growth coming from non-fossil fuels. The report predicts that 27% of it will come from renewables. A report on electricity demand in the MENA region by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) says that demand will increase by 7% per annum over the next 10 years. It expects that the Gulf Co-operation Council’s interconnection grid will play a significant role in creating this trend. This is because it will enable power surpluses to be traded across the region. So, in Middle East Electricity’s 39th year – which is held annually in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, the economic outlook for the power sector offers much promise and the show is set to remain the world’s leading power event well into the future. It takes place between the 11th and 13th February 2014, and at a time when the industry’s technology is improving in leaps and bounds. That’s why 22 national government and country pavilions are supporting the event, and the show offers the opportunity for industry leaders and decision-makers from around the world to meet more than 1,200 exhibitors to discuss the latest power and energy technologies within its 50,000 square metres of exhibition space. Such is

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the global importance of the industry that 54 countries will be represented, and there is plenty of scope for forging business deals. This year’s Middle East Electricity, which is organised by Informa Exhibitions, is expected to surpass 2013’s 18,166 unique visitors walking through the event’s halls. They will have a chance to talk with some of the biggest names in the global energy industry at the exhibition, which has been organised under the patronage of HH Sheikh Maktoum Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The event is co-located with the second edition of Solar Middle East.

overview of the MENA region. There is also the Technology Round Table and the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park project showcase. Here delegates will learn about the Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy. The strategy plans to create a more diverse mix of energy in the UAE by 2030.

Day One: Green Energy Conference – Creating A Sustainable Future

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The first day concentrates on Green Energy, enabling delegates to discuss cleaner power production and energy efficiency strategies in order to promote change and develop actions for a more sustainable future in the Middle East region. Headlining the day is Dubai Municipality’s vision, which aims to create an increasingly sustainable future. There is also a panel discussion, which involves industry leaders from across the MENA region. Adding value to the day is Dubai Aluminium’s project showcase. Day Two: Solar Middle East Conference Every industry faces its own challenges, and so the second day of the event focuses on how to overcome them and harness the power and potential of solar energy in the region. Expect to listen to analyses about the solar power industry – including an

Day Three: Solar and Green Building Workshops On the final day of the show visitors can participate in the Solar Middle East Workshop and the Dubai Green Building Workshop.

The MEE Awards are a special highlight at this exhibition, as organisations, teams and individual within nine categories – including the Power Project of the Year, Best Product Launch at the show and Young Engineer of the Year, will be celebrated for their unique and groundbreaking achievements, with a focus on the power, lighting, new & renewable, nuclear and water sectors. Meanwhile, our Future Generation Competition will showcase the innovative work of engineering students in the UAE region. With industry creating most of the energy consumption, the sustainable, power efficient and green topics of Middle East Electricity make it a show that will offer the opportunity to learn and share insights, make business deals and to celebrate the industry’s achievements. Informa are delighted to welcome you to this world-leading industry event in Dubai in February 2014. ¡

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INDUSTRY NEWS

Abu Dhabi Assembly showcases the sustainable energy future The fourth International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Assembly took place in Abu Dhabi in January 2014. With over 1,000 delegates from 124 Members, 43 countries in accession, and more than 120 organisations, the Assembly brought world policy-makers and renewable energy leaders to the UAE capital to map out possible pathways for the next two decades of the renewable energy transition. Developments included: • IRENA revealed key findings of REmap 2030, a roadmap for doubling the share of renewables in the global energy mix. • IRENA launched an enlarged version of the Global Atlas for Renewable Energy to help policy makers and investors better understand the renewable energy resources at their disposal. • IRENA launched its Renewable Costing Alliance which lets companies and organisations in the sector confidentially share real-world data on deployment costs. • IRENA announced US $41 million of funding for innovative, transformative, and replicable renewable energy projects in developing countries through a joint facility with the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development.

Russian deal for Jordan nuclear energy The Jordan Atomic Energy Commission (JAEC) is to sign a deal with the Russian Federal Agency for Atomic Energy (Rosatom) in mid-February to develop its first nuclear plant. Jordan announced in October 2013 that it would construct twin 1000-megawatt reactors in the Qusayr Amra region, east of the capital Amman. State-owned Rosatom has been contracted

Kaco opens new Riyadh office German inverter manufacturer Kaco New Energy has opened an office in Riyadh. Kaco and its Saudi partner Advanced Electronics Company (AEC) unveiled the Saudi-manufactured Shams range of inverters in September 2013 and the 20 kW to 1.5 MW range will be distributed across the Middle East from the new Riyadh base.

Astonfield to install pilot PV project in Oman Omani Rural Areas Electricity Company (RAECO) has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with US solar company Astonfield to install a pilot 303kW solar PV project in Oman’s Al Mazyunah state. Local firm Multitech will be involved in the installation which should begin commercial operation in mid-2014. RAECO‘s PPA will run for 20 years..

to construct the reactors by 2021 under a build-own-operate basis. The Russian company will take on 49 percent of the plants’ $10 billion construction and operation costs, with the Jordanian government contributing 51 percent and retaining a majority share in the plants.

MTU Onsite Energy and Sawary Energy KSA agreement Sawary Energy is to distribute products bearing the Rolls-Royce Power Systems brand MTU Onsite Energy in Saudi Arabia. The agreement spotlights marketing rights for 60 Hertz diesel generators producing up to 3250 kVA. “Saudi Arabia has become one of the largest markets for distributed power generation in the Middle East and it holds significant potential for growth. Cooperation with Sawary Energy will allow us to offer our customers a significantly enhanced service,” said Dr Michael Haidinger, Chief Sales Officer at Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG. From its locations in Riyadh, Jeddah and the Eastern Region Sawary Energy will cover the increased demand for emergency, continuous and peak power in the Saudi Arabian marketplace by offering a range of diesel gensets for distributed power generation.

K.A.Care to tap into German knowhow Saudi Arabia’s renewable and nuclear energy agency K.A.CARE is to collaborate with Germany’s Fraunhofer ISE. The organisations signed a collaboration framework agreement at the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi in January 2014. Research and development will be carried out in a wide range of areas, including PV and solar thermal technology, energy storage, grid integration and design, water desalination, solar and renewable energy efficient cooling as well as efficient building. Standardised performance and reliability testing and certification will also be a major focus.

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INDUSTRY NEWS

MENA solar market worth $50bn by 2020 The Middle East and North Africa region (MENA) could see $50 billion of solar investment by 2020 according to a new report by the region’s solar energy trade body. The Middle East Solar Industry Association and Meed Insights, has produced the MENA Solar Energy report, which says 37 GW of renewable energy projects are set to be commissioned across the region in the next six years, with solar providing 12-15 GW of the mix. Saudi Arabia is aiming for 23.9 GW of renewables generation and plans to invest $109 billion into solar and nuclear power by 2032. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) plans to spend $102 billion on alternative energy generation by 2020 and is already working on two new PV parks, as well as the world’s largest seawater desalination plant, in the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah. The research cites a lack of supportive policy frameworks, ongoing fossil fuel subsidies and a lack of access to financing as handicaps to the MENA renewables sector.

Solar co-ordination by GCC countries In an effort to promote transnational cooperation, the Saudi Arabia Solar Industry Association has launched the Solar GCC Alliance which will seek to foster cooperation between solar players in the six member states of the Gulf Co-operation Council – Saudi, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, the UAE and Bahrain. It plans to invite the solar industries of Jordan and Morocco to join.

Siemens inaugurates Masdar City HQ

German engineering giant Siemens opened its new Middle East headquarters in Masdar City in January 2014, hailing it as “important milestone in the company’s history”. The Siemens headquarters, designed by architects Sheppard Robson International, is one of the most energy-efficient buildings in the region, reducing energy consumption by almost 50 percent compared to conventional buildings of the same size.

Based on the concept of a ‘box within a box,’ the structure has a highly insulated, airtight inner facade designed to reduce thermal conductivity, and a lightweight aluminium external shading system, which minimises solar gain while maximising daylight and views from the building. Siemens’ Integrated Building Technologies ensure that energy supply corresponds to demand, ensuring efficient use of resources.

Saudi Electricity awards $60m substation contract Swiss power and automation technology ABB has won contracts from Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) for substations supplying electricity to King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC). ABB will design, supply, install and commission an expansion of the 380kV Haramain high-speed railway (HHR3) substation. The scope of the contract also includes the supply of control and protection equipment, auxiliary systems and substation automation equipment to

allow monitoring and control of the substations from a remote control centre. KAEC covers a total development area of 173km2 along the coast of the Red Sea, around 100km north of Jeddah. It is likely to create up to one million jobs in the country. KAEC is part of Saudi Arabia’s programme to make the kingdom one the world’s top ten investment hubs, attracting foreign investment to help diversify its oil-dominant economy.

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Legal framework needed for development of solar industry

Utico seeks interest in Ras Al Khaimah project Utico Middle East has called for prequalifications for a 40MW solar power development project in Ras Al Khaimah. The project, the first of its kind in the UAE, will provide power to a 100,000 cubic metres/ day desalination plant, for which tenders are now closed, as well as provide power to the grid. Utico is the largest full service private utilities company in the UAE.

DEWA going solar Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has an agreement to build a 110kW pilot solar power plant in Dubai. The stateowned utility has signed a memorandum of understanding with Swedish energy technology company Cleanergy and construction firm Al-Futtaim Carillion to build the Stirling Engine Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant. The project will provide valuable understanding of how CSP technology performs in the Dubai climate.

Abu Dhabi to get new desalination plant Dr Michael Kraemer, Senior Associate of law firm Taylor Wessing and a Board Member of the Emirates Solar Industry Association, has called for the creation of a local solar market but warns that the region must introduce the necessary legal structures. Dr Kraemer said, “Investments are made into existing and upcoming markets, such as the Middle East, so a local solar market needs to be created. 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, “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. 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.”

Abu Dhabi National Energy Company plans to build a water desalination plant in the UAE to meet rising demand. The 30 million gallon per day plant will be built in the emirate of Ajman, producing enough water to supply 250,000 people in the northern emirates, TAQA said in a statement. The plant will be owned jointly by TAQA and the Federal Electricity & Water Authority (FEWA) through a long-term water purchase agreement with FEWA, and funded with project finance. Construction is expected to start in early 2015 and commercial operations in 2017, the company said.

KSA and Jordan sign nuclear cooperation pact The nuclear agencies of Saudi Arabia and Jordan have signed a cooperation agreement to work together to advance their energy projects. Khaled Touqan, head of the Jordan Atomic Energy Commission (JAEC), and Hashim Yamani, president of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (KA-CARE) signed the agreement which covers cooperation in various nuclear energy fields. Areas of cooperation include basic and applied research related to nuclear energy and technologies, design, construction

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and operation, power plants and nuclear reactors. Other areas include research and exploration for raw materials; plus radioactive waste management, next generation nuclear reactors, safeguards technologies and nuclear materials controls, nuclear safety and radiation protection legislation, environmental protection and human resources development. Saudi Arabia has plans to build up to 16 reactors over the next 20 years, while Jordan has selected Russia as the preferred bidder for its first nuclear power plant with a view towards a 2021 operation date.


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non-destructive testing, process and organisational safety. Mr. Zoetbrood adds: The DEKRA & KEMA-Quality Test Certificates and Reports we provide enjoy strong recognition among end users, utilities, government authorities and consultants throughout the Middle East such as Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA), Abu Dhabi Distribution Company (ADDC), the Ministry of Electricity & Water in Kuwait and Saudi Electricity Company. Our international accreditations are not limited to testing activities alone but also cover a broad range of verification activities, including for instance our KEMA-KEUR certification programmes. “As a global leader in our field, we are always looking for possibilities to provide our customers with high-expertise services close to their location in order to assure optimum time-to-market. The Middle East is an important market for us; we are looking forward to further exploring the opportunities for saving costs and improving efficiency for both new and existing customers in the Middle East

DEKRA SE is one of the world’s leading expert organisations. DEKRA was founded in Berlin in 1925 as ‘Deutscher Kraftfahrzeug-Überwachungs-Verein’, the German vehicle inspection company. The company currently runs activities in more than 50 countries. More than 30,000 employees are committed to ensuring long-term safety, quality and environmental protection. The DEKRA Business Units “Automotive”, “Industrial” and “Personnel” provide professional and innovative services in the fields of vehicle testing, expert appraisals, international claims settlement, consulting, industrial testing, product testing, certification, environmental protection, qualification as well as temporary work. In 2013, DEKRA generated sales of more than 2 billion euros.

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TAQA develops Ghanaian energy infrastructure

Saudia Arabia to overtake UAE in district cooling market Growth in Saudi Arabia’s district cooling market is set to jump ahead of current world leader the UAE. The information comes from a new Frost & Sullivan which values the Saudi district cooling market at US$468.2 million, with an installed capacity of 1.25 million tonnes. The report attributes the expected growth to the construction boom, innovative technologies, a growing demand for energy efficiency in cooling and government stimulus through the Saudi Industrial Development Fund. The market is dominated at present by commercial offices, but the report predicts that the retail sector will catch up, with a 30 percent market share by 2016.

The President of Ghana has invited TAQA, the largest UAE investor in Ghana, to develop additional power and water infrastructure in the country. John Dramani Mahama lauded TAQA’s role in supporting economic growth in the West African nation through its power plant in Takoradi. “The Takoradi power plant is one of our vital resources. It has a key role in our economic vision, and its potential is key to our growth. And yes, we are looking to upgrade that potential, significantly,” said President Mahama. He confirmed that the two sides were in talks about expanding the company’s presence in Ghana.

The Takaoradi 2 Thermal Power Project generates 15 percent of the West African country’s installed capacity. TAQA, the Abu Dhabi IPP (independent Power Producer) holds a 90 percent share and operates the plant. TAQA has raised US $330m in project finance for the expansion of the plant. In 2011, it converted the plant from oil to natural gas. The current expansion project will increase its output from 220 MW to approximately 330 MW without requiring additional fuel. This represents an addition of 50 percent capacity without increasing fuel consumption or carbon dioxide emissions.

Qatar University women win students’ electric vehicle challenge The all-women Gernas 114 team from Qatar University has won the region’s first hybrid-electric car challenge held in Abu Dhabi in February 2014. One hundred and twenty students drawn from the Petroleum Institute in Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi University, UAE University, Khalifa University; the Masdar Institute; the Nizwa College of Technology in Oman; the College of Technological Studies in Kuwait; and Qatar entered the competition. Each team has spent the past five months designing and constructing their single-seater, lightweight hybrid cars to stringent race design and safety rules. The competition consisted of two stages; the Electric Grand Prix (E-GP) and the Hybrid-Electric Grand Prix (HE-GP).

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The first stage saw the students driving their vehicles as far as possible in one hour, using only the energy stored in their batteries. In the second stage the teams combined petrol and electric power to travel the maximum distance on the least amount of energy in three hours. Gernas 114 team took home the champion title with an impressive score of 101 laps in the final race. Team leader Chresteen Fareed from Qatar University said, “Taking part in this event has been a great experience and has given us the chance to take what we have learnt in the classroom and apply it to a real life situation. It has been hard work and we have learnt a lot but most importantly we have had fun!”

UAE to collaborate with Denmark on clean energy Denmark and the UAE are to collaborate on renewable energy and sustainability development. The agreement was signed at the end of January by Masdar chief executive Dr Sultan Al Jaber and Rasmus Helveg Petersen, the Danish minister of Development. Dr Sultan Al Jaber said: “Increased collaboration is critical in meeting rising global energy demands and mitigating the effects of climate change. Solving these two challenges, however, must be viewed as an economic opportunity in order to attract private sector investment and to push the boundaries of technology.” Petersen said: “Abu Dhabi and Denmark recognize the economic and environmental returns of investing in and deploying clean energy. This partnership outlines specific opportunities and technology areas for us to share expertise and bring forward clean-energy and sustainability projects. In particular, the establishment of a Danish incubator at Masdar City is a key step in finding synergies between Abu Dhabi’s strong new-energy industry and Denmark’s green growth economy.”


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Easy Maintenance and High Performance With more than 50 years of experience and engineering expertise, the new DP Series offers higher power density than its previous model, in a smaller size while maintaining mechanical type that helps customers to manage their engines more easily and conveniently. As a further feature, DP Series delivers high durability with the use of reinforced key engine parts. It offers easy maintenance, mobility and installation, as well as high performance and fuel efficiency to create total cost of ownership savings.

MarelliMotori has recently expanded its explosion proof motor range through an innovative compact solution. The new TEFC motor consists of a cast iron fin type frame and is available in both low and high voltage with power ratings up to 850kW. This advanced electric machine meets all the latest ATEX IEC requirements and will be also IEC Ex compliant (optional). Operation is certified up to +60°C ambient temperature, typical for the Middle East environment. In fact the company is specifically looking to extend its reach in the Middle East, boosted by a positive upwards trend for sales coming from this region. The Middle East area has made a significant contribution to MarelliMotori’s growth in recent years, in spite of the general economic slowdown. As a leading global supplier of generators and electric motors, MarelliMotori’s extensive range includes technologically advanced products suitable for power generation (industrial, cogeneration, UPS), oil & gas (ATEX certified), industrial manufacturing and marine application.


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MTU Onsite Energy Exhibiting Its Full Product Portfolio

MRCT Current Transformer and Relay test set The new Megger MRCT test set is a lightweight, robust, portable unit used to automatically or manually perform saturation, ratio, polarity, winding resistance, demagnetizing tests and insulation tests on current transformers. The MRCT provides a microprocessor controlled variable voltage and current output and precision instrumentation for automatically testing single and multi-ratio CTs reducing testing time and increasing productivity. The MRCT will directly connect to multi ratio CTs and perform all tests – saturation, ratio and polarity, winding resistance, and insulation – on all

taps with the push of a button and without changing leads. The MRCT can be configured to include the functionality to test electro-mechanical, solid-state and microprocessor based over-current relays, including voltage controlled, voltage restraint and directional over-current; test under/over voltage, single-phase impedance, single-phase power, directional, synchronizing, autosynchronizing, negative sequence under/ over voltage, current balance, frequency, volts/hertz, reclosing, thermal, and various other relays.

Tecnoelettra Introduces ‘New Concepts’ With Tecnoelettra’s launch of its competitive new product, AT2014 AMF, the company says it is introducing two new concepts to the market. The first is about design; the control panel is not just a simple metal box, it also offers a high degree of functionality. The second concept is the plug and play control system. Generator manufacturers and building manufactures are the typical customer for this product, and they can avoid wasting set-up time and test the product. Focus on customer satisfaction Tecnoelettra’s view of the forthcoming five years is that its control panel technology will endure any comparison against the market’s other competing products.

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Tecnoelettra wants to introduce new ideas in the way industry thinks about design, and add new features to permit a control ability that introduces the philosophy of ‘everything, everywhere’. See the company’s new products exclusively at Middle East Electricity.

MTU Onsite Energy is one of the core brands of Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG and offers diesel generator sets, gas-powered cogeneration systems and gas turbines for prime, standby and continuous power, heating and cooling demands. Customers worldwide trust us to provide reliable power for a wide range of applications, such as healthcare, data centres, airports and independent power stations. MTU Onsite Energy presents its full product portfolio– from gas-powered cogeneration systems up to 2,145 kW, diesel generator sets up to 3,400 kVA and power modules for use in largescale power stations. The highlight on our booth will be the new Series 2000 diesel generator set in the power range 750-1,400 kVA as well as the new design of a Series 4000 diesel generator set from 1,500-3,400 kVA. Among their many benefits, these gensets feature low fuel consumption and high flexibility due to preengineered custom options.


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Fandis Signal towers for a safe machine operating Fandis S.p.A. confirms its Italian dynamic spirit by launching a new line of signal towers that enrich its product offer for switchboards field. The ST70 series represents an excellent complement to any industrial control system. Mounted on a machine or control panel, these products are able to inform on eventual production faults or interruptions, emitting a clear and brilliant signalling.Thanks to its rapid-mount bayonet system, modular structure (up to 7 stackable elements) as well as flexible combination of visual and acoustic signals – steady/flashing or rotating light elements and buzzer – the Fandis signal towers adapt perfectly to any applications. With its IP64 protection degree, the ST70 series can be used in extreme conditions, protecting the devices against dust and humidity. The UL version is available upon request.

EasyConnect Cable Tray Delivers ‘Unbeatable Advantages’ This innovative basket tray patented by VALDINOX provides easy and fast assembling process. EasyConnect brings unbeatable advantages, increasing productivity up to 50 times during installation and reducing the impact on environment by saving at least 20 kg of plated steel per km on accessories. EasyConnect trays are assembled in 3 seconds, just pressing one tray into the other without the use of tools or fixing accessories. EasyConnect basket trays have been fully tested for safe working loads, electrical continuity, electromagnetic compatibility, fire resistance and electric shorting. EasyConnect basket trays comply with international standards. The MClic connectoris an EasyConnect accessory patented by Valdinox. It is easy to form curves, angles, size reductions and T-joints. Made of hardened carbon steel, MClic has passed all tests and complies with international standards.

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Omicron: Votano 100 Is An Award Winner Omicron is shortlisted for the Best Innovation or Technology Award at Middle East Electricity 2014 for the launch of its Votano 100, which offers sophisticated voltage transformer testing. The product weighs just 15 kg, and has a high level of accurate, easy to use, fast and mobile testing solutions that delivers reliable results. “The measured results are automatically assessed immediately after the test in accordance with IEEE and IEC standards. VOTANO 100 uses a similar modelling method to that provided by OMICRON’s successful CT Analyzer”, claims the company. VB01 is controlled by Voltano 100. This separate 4 kV amplifier can be used in dangerous high-voltage environments to test voltages and to ensure the safety of personnel while they remotely carry out tests with Votano 100, which determines – for example – the VT ratio and phase angle accuracy for all the specified ratio values. It collates the nominal burden and the load of varying voltage values.


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SDMO an Expanding Player in The Middle East

Ritz Instrument Transformers for High Current and Special Applications Ritz Instrument Transformers recently launched its direct Water Cooled Transformer –30 Pulse Drive Application – DTW213500 – with a rated power of AN/ WF 11.000 kVA and a rated HV of 20kV. The product has a rate LV of 15 x 690V. Water Cooled Transformers will be used for high current- and special applications like variable multiple pulse speed drives. As the cooling water is running through the conductors the cooling of the coils is pretty good. It saves copper material and at least floor space as the foot print is much smaller compared to air cooled transformers. Another big advantage is that 90% of the

SDMO Industries has been designing and manufacturing power generators since 1966. It has grown to become the world’s third largest manufacturer of power generating sets and power production plants. With six subsidiaries and six branch offices around the world, it serves markets across the globe. In 2012, SDMO strengthened its presence in the Middle East by expanding its team in Dubai and opening an office in Cairo. With the opening of the new Kergaradec II plant, SDMO’s main production site now extends over 40,000m2. The company backs up its sales with a service department responsible for after-care, training and supply of spare parts.

heat losses will be transferred into the water so no room air conditioning system is necessary. RITZ Instrument Transformers GmbH is an international industry company and the leading European manufacturer of Instrument Transformers, Bus Bar Systems and special Dry Type Power Transformers merging more than 100 years of experience. For more information please contact Ritz Instrument Transformers at Middle East Electricity.

VP1001 LED street light fixture with several suspension and fastening possibilities for many applications VP1001 is a long-lasting, energy efficient and modern city street light fixture. The modern Scandinavian design language and colour options make it possible to use in many applications and installations. This luminaire is also available with the intelligent lighting system where the quantity of light can be adjusted via wireless control. The lighting technology is based on Valopaa own modular LED platform and has a power range from 40 to 100 W.

•Material is durable and recyclable marine grade aluminium •Product variations are based on modularity of LED units •Very energy efficient: approx. 100 delivered lumens / watt •Installations either to pole, horizontal arm or wire hanging •Several led lenses available to be used in different applications

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POWERING UP AND CUTTING DOWN ON FUEL COSTS Initially resistant to the idea of upgrading its five gensets in one go, a Lebanese plastics manufacturer decided to take the plunge and swap its Volvo Penta D12 engine-powered gensets for D13s after seeing its fuel bill take a nosedive. n the nation of Lebanon, energy is precious. Because the Lebanese government operates its power plants at a loss and is able to invest little into the existing infrastructure, the overwhelmed power grid has caused a chronic, widespread electricity shortage that’s plagued the country since the 1990s. The shortage means that homes and businesses in all parts of the country are subjected to rolling electricity cuts of three to 12 hours each day. To survive, the country relies heavily on electricity produced by gensets. For many individuals, this means paying a second bill to a private electricity provider, but most businesses run their own generators. With such high demand in the market, companies like Khonaysser Motors, the exclusive Volvo Penta agent in Lebanon with locations in Qatar and Iraq, do a robust business in gensets. Khonaysser has more than 15,000 genset customers in Lebanon, for whom it provides around-the-clock service and support. One such customer is Modern Industrial Products (MIP), one of Lebanon’s first producers of plastics. Established in1953

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as a small family-owned bottle and food packaging manufacturer, MIP now exports to more than 20 countries around the world. The company, which employs more than 120 staff, is based in Mazraat Yachouh, outside of Beirut. Because manufacturing at MIP takes place around the clock, the company uses five 500 kVA Volvo Penta gensets from Khonaysser to keep operations up and running. MIP has used gensets powered by Volvo Penta since the late 1990s and has regularly updated and replaced its engines to keep up with the changing technology. Yet it still took Khonaysser’s general manager, Antoine Khonaysser, nearly a year to convince MIP to switch from the D12 engines in its gensets to the new D13 engines. Volvo Penta had field tested the D13 with some manufacturers based near MIP’s factory, allowing those customers to try out the D13 gensets for three months while Volvo Penta collected data on fuel consumption. Many of these customers were so convinced of the engine’s benefits that they switched to the D13 after the trial period ended. MIP owner Robin Hayek watched his

neighbors go through testing and saw that they were saving on fuel costs, but he still wasn’t won over. “Our old engines had been very efficiently and reliably providing us with power — they were running for up to 25,000 hours over six years before needing to be replaced. We thought, ‘Why mess with a good thing?’” Hayek says. “Changing out five perfectly good engines was a big investment, and we didn’t see any need to make it at the time.” Khonaysser believed that if Hayek tried the new engine out himself, he would see the advantages and decide to upgrade. So MIP was given a D13-equipped genset and allowed to test it out for six months. That was all it took; the company has switched out all five of its D12 engines over the past two years. “The D13 is more fuel efficient — that’s what finally convinced me,” Hayek says. “We saw that it was worth the investment: by our measurements, our fuel consumption has gone down by 6%, even though we use the same amount of energy. And our old gensets held their value well; they were six years old when we resold them, but we got a good price for them. “We have been very pleased with what we’ve been able to achieve with the new gensets. We are long-time Volvo Penta customers, and we believe in their products, but their innovation surprises us every time.”


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he Green Energy Conference on day one and Solar Middle East Conference on day two have been created to inspire delegates to define and apply best practice, and to shape solutions to the issues they face in the industry. Day three offers invaluable workshops with industry experts, while Informative technical seminars will also run over the three days. Throughout each conference, delegates have the opportunity to hear a number of eminent speakers from the media, government and regulatory bodies, trade associations and companies in the private sector. For example, Acting DirectorGeneral of Dubai Municipality Hussain Nasser Lootah begins the Green Energy conference with his opening keynote address entitled, ‘Dubai Municipality’s Vision for a Sustainable Future’. The day’s topics on 11th February 2014 concern the latest developments in cleaner energy production in the Middle East. The panelists will also highlight new initiatives and they will benchmark the successes from across the region while identifying new strategies to create a stable and sustainable power supply for the years ahead. To conclude conversations they will talk about the role that renewable and clean energy can play in providing the MENA region’s electricity, and they will analyse what needs to occur to make this happen in a viable and sustainable way. These are just some of the highlights of Middle East Electricity’s opening day, but there’s more. The Solar Middle East Conference on the following day, 12th February 2014, begins in the same way as the Green Energy conference with some opening remarks from the Chair Eithne Treanor. She works as a special correspondent for CNBC Arabia and is the Founder of Etreanor Media.

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A Power Packed Speaker and Seminar Line-Up The three days of conferences, technical seminars and workshops held at Middle East Electricity (MEE) will empower delegates to share their experiences of cleaner green and solar energy After an opportunity to network and exchange business cards, the opening panel session discusses ‘Harnessing the vision, leadership and investment driving the region’s solar power and renewable energy research and development’. The panelists include Vahid Fotuhi, President, Middle East Solar Industry Association; Timothy Kim, Senior Transaction Manager, Office of Renewable Energy & Environmental Finance, US Export-Import Bank, and Steve Mercieca, CEO, Clean Energy Business Council. The day then proceeds with an analysis of the solar industry and market in the MENA region. This includes a discussion about new finance structures to fund solar PV and CSP projects, a look at how to navigate the regulatory framework to harness the potential of solar power in the Middle East, and there’s an examination of what amounts to international best practice with regards to renewable energy targets. There will also be an analysis of the European electricity market and the lessons that are to be learnt. Shortly after the project showcase about Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, a round table considers how to maximise the potential of solar power

with an integrated approach to solar technologies. The day ends with a workshop about ‘Safety and Quality of Low Voltage Switchgear Products for Achieving Abu Dhabi Vision 2030.’ Over the course of three days there are numerous seminars. For example, Dr. Jawad Al-Tayie of Cummins Generator Technologies will offer his view of the ‘Global Impact of Grid Code Legislation on Generators.’ While Allan Brisbane & Stepehn Heberer of High Voltage Partial Discharge Ltd, offer an insight into the online partial discharge testing of utility and industrial HV networks. Adding to these, day three invites delegates to attend a range of educative workshops. The Solar Middle East workshop overviews solar electric system types and design considerations. This event begins at 10am on 13th February 2014 and concludes for lunch at 2pm. The final workshop between 3-5pm overviews the Dubai Green Building Project and offers a roadmap towards achieving sustainability.

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Green Energy Conference Day 1 A Greener Future To Create Regional Sustainability UAE population growth is creating increased energy demand, so the region must seek a greener sustainable future by encouraging investors to back green energy projects

he UAE is in the midst of a booming population and flourishing economy, but the inevitable consequence of this is an increasing demand for energy. So, looking towards a ‘greener’ future is vital to the sustainability of the region. The Green Energy Conference, held on Tuesday 11th February, is one of the largest and most comprehensive events covering all the issues the MENA region faces.

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Regional challenges Research consultancy The Smart Cube, for example, says that the main issue threatening future investment in green and renewable energy is created by the political turmoil of the MENA region. In spite of the promise shown by green and renewable energy, it says oil and gas continue “to be the preferred sources of power… due to its availability.” Yet the Middle East and North Africa are at the starting block of what the company considers as being an impressive transition. The Smart Cube says the region has more than 100 non-hydro renewable energy projects in the pipeline, and they are expected to “produce 7.5 gigawatts of power – a five fold increase over the renewable energy capacity [of] 2013.” It expects Saudi Arabia to lead the way as it plans to invest $109bn in renewable energy to generate a third of the country’s energy demand.

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implementing green energy, which is seen as an obstacle at a time when there is a need to attract green and renewable energy investors. Unfortunately, this is an issue that is widely affecting the region and yet the firm believes that the industry’s future growth is assured. The International Finance Corporation (IFC), which is a World Bank subsidiary, adds in its own report about green energy that the industry in the emerging countries in Europe, Central Asia and MENA “have an investment potential of $1 trillion.” For example, a deal worth $1.5bn has already been signed with Abu Dhabi’s multi-faceted renewable energy company Masdar to finance clean energy projects.

Global Investment Gulf News also says the IFC has dedicated $268bn globally in 2013 to develop investment in renewable energy projects across the world, and it says that the MENA region has the potential to generate 400,000 megawatts of renewable energy with hydro, solar and wind power plants. In spite of its potential, the IFC believes that the MENA region has to ramp up its energy policies before it can attract any kind of major investment in the industry.

Regulation needed MENA governments need to put regulations in place, and there is a need for more investment in transmission lines – without this it won’t be possible to address the region’s needs. Countries in the region are therefore moving towards a model that places an increasing level of responsibility for renewable energy

in the hands of the private sector. Private companies have the opportunity to develop the assets involved, to own the industry, operate it, maintain it and sell the generated electricity. This differs from the traditional model whereby governments provided the investment, owned and maintained the assets.

Industry success Regardless of the challenges that green energy faces the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) believes that the Gulf countries have to date been successful in so far as achieving their current renewable energy goals, says Al-Monitor. com. Economic and environmental issues are the stimulus behind them. Energy security is but one of them as oil reserves are bound to deplete. IRENA also forecasts that their success could lead to the creation of 116,000 green energy jobs per annum in the Middle East by 2030. It points out that countries within the region have begun to execute their renewable energy projects and they have started to set long-term green energy goals with the hope that this will encourage more investment in green energy projects and make them increasingly widespread as a means to diversify energy sources.

Conference attendees Government dignitaries, innovative leaders and thinkers will be giving insightful talks, while decision makers across utilities and regulatory bodies in the region will take part in the Leaders Panel; Dubai Aluminium will present a Project Showcase – sharing techniques to improve efficiency in


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energy-intensive industries, while the vicepresident of the International Association for Energy Economies will give a talk on International Best Practice. Top people in the industry will face the future of green energy head on and pave the way towards a better future for the region and environment.

The agenda In 2013 the Green Energy Conference, in partnership with Dubai Municipality, attracted more than 300 delegates who tackled the huge challenges facing the industry with optimism and innovative thinking. Back for its second year, it is set to be even bigger and better, as it continues to set high standards in the energy sector, offering new initiatives, fresh thinking, new products and fantastic new networking opportunities for the hundreds of attendees. Day one will commence with a keynote address from Dubai Municipality and their vision for a sustainable future – highlighting initiatives to reduce energy consumption by over 20 per cent in the next three years, outlining plans to save up to 10.5GWh a year on energy consumption and 6,200 tons of C02 a year, and defining future plans in line with the Dubai Strategic Plan 2020. This talk will set the tone for the day.

Also on day one of MEE… Technical Seminars Exhibitors Chint Electric (Stand 5D10), Beta Transformer (7A25), Cummins Generator Technologies (S2D20), LOVAG (S1C22), Dekra (7C40), Marelli Motori (S3E50), Underwriters Laboratories (3G39) will present topics ranging from ‘Your Value For The Future’ to the ‘Global Impact of Grid Code Legislation on Generators’. Gianluca Stanic is hosting a seminar about Marelli’s generators for efficient and reliable energy production. Another notable seminar is hosted by Underwriters Laboratories. The company will talk to visitors about ‘GCC Market Access for Switchgear and Cables with Certification’ – presented by Dirk Mueller. Gursu Basdogan and Marwan Ragheb from Beta Transformers are going to talk about distribution and power transformers. A speaker from Rockwell Automation will discuss energy monitoring solutions, which improves productivity, lowers costs and increases a company’s profitability.

SPEAKERS All Al Mashjari Production Manager, Regulation & Supervision Bureau, Abu Dhab

Eng. Abdulla Rafiya Assistant Director General, Planning & Engineering, Dubai Municipality Daniel Zywietz Vice Chair, Clean Energy Business Council; Managing Director, Ambata Capital

Saeed Al Abbar Director, AESG

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

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

KEYNOTE SPEAKER HE Eng. Hussain Nasser Lootah Director General, Dubai Municipality

CHAIRPERSON Eithne Treanor Special Correspondent, CNBC Arabia; Founder, Etreanor Media

Graeme Sims Executive Director, Regulatory & Supervisory Bureau, Dubai Professor Gurkan Kumbaroglu President, Turkish Association of Energy Economics (TRAEE); Vice President, International Association of Energy Economics (IAEE) Omar Al Wahaibi CEO Electricity Holding Company Oman

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Green Energy Conference Schedule In partnership with Dubai Municipality, the Environmental Center for Arab Towns and the Arab Towns Organisation

11th February 2014

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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.

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A reading from the Holy Quran

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

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

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Opening Keynote Address: Dubai Municipality's vision for a sustainable future HE Eng. Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director General, Dubai Municipality

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Middle East Electricity Leaders Panel: Strategies and best practice for greater energy efficiency in power production and distribution Ali Al Mashjari, Production Manager, Regulation & Supervision Bureau,

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Outlining the latest Green Building Code and requirements relating to energy efficiency and effectiveness Eng. Abdulla Rafiya, Assistant Director General, Planning and Engineering, Dubai Municipality

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Energy Outlook: Forecasting trends in the world energy and hydrocarbons market Kenneth McKellar, Partner and Middle East Energy & Resources Leader, Deloitte & Touche 15:45

International Best Practice: Sustainable electricity: Economics, efficiency and renewables Professor Gurkan Kumbaroglu, President, Turkish Association of Energy Economics (TRAEE); Vice President, International Association of Energy Economics (IAEE) 16:15

Clean Energy Showcase: Opportunities and benefits of clean coal power production

16:15 Closing remarks and end of conference

14:15 Project Showcase: Optimising energy efficiency at Dubai Aluminium Tayeb M. M. H. Al Awadhi, Vice President, Power and Desalination, Dubai Aluminium

Informa Exhibitions. This programme may change due to unforeseen circumstances. Informa reserves the right to change the venue, sessions and/or speakers.

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Company: Al Fanar Topic: Internal Arc in MV Switchgear Speaker: Mufid Shaher Altorok

Company: CHINT Electric Topic: CHINT Group – your value for future Speaker: Milan Hubalek

Company: Prysmian Group Topic: Diagnostic and monitoring of electrical systems: a new wireless and portable instrument for PD measurement Speaker: Roberto Candela

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Company: Beta Transformer Topic: Distribution & Power Transformers Speaker: Gursu Basdogan & Marwan Ragheb

Company: Cummins Generator Technologies Topic: Global impact of Grid Code Legislation on Generators Speaker: Dr. Jawad AlTayie

Company: LOVAG Topic: LOVAG Certification for Low Voltage Industrial Equipment Speaker: Dr Horst Huthmann

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Company: DEKRA Certification Topic: KEMA-KEUR Certification & Type testing for Switchgear and Cables Speaker: Kasper Nijkamp

Company: Marelli Motori Topic: Marelli Generators Global Solutions for efficient and reliable energy production Speaker: Gianluca Stanic

Company: Underwriters Laboratories Topic: GCC Market Access for Switchgear & Cables with Type Certifications Speaker: Dirk Mueller

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Company: Saudi Lighting Company (SLC) Topic: LED Lighting - ‘An eye on new LED revolution’ Speaker: Francois Fossey

Company: Rockwell Automation Topic: Energy Monitoring Solution improving productivityreducing costs – increasing company’s profits. Speaker: TBA

Company: Prysmian Group Topic: HVDC extruded cable systems Speaker: Vince Barry

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Solar Middle East Conference Day 2 Solar Energy to Power a Brighter Future MENA renewable energy and solar power investments to increase with innovation and technology advancements: by 2020 the UAE plans to invest $102bn. Meanwhile Dubai opens its energy park. he International Energy Agency predicts that by 2016 concentrating solar power (CSP) will achieve a 567% growth from 6 to 34 terawatthours annually, and within the next five decades Solar Power Generators are expected to produce most of the world’s electricity. Implementing and continuing this rate of development will require continued investment, innovation and commitment to achieving sustainable generation.

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Good for the planet Harnessing renewable resources on a large scale such as solar power has the potential to reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions, and given the location of the Middle East and North African (MENA) nations, who better to set standards and be on the forefront of cutting edge innovation than these nations? Countries such as the United Arab Emirates have made pledges towards using sustainable energy sources. By 2020, the UAE aims to spend almost $102 billion on alternative energy, including solar power. With new innovations in renewable energy conversion technology, the cost of manufacturing, installation and establishment of renewable energy power plants has dropped. This has far-reaching

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consequences in terms of affordable energy for consumers, too.

Investment potential The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, published a report saying that: emerging Europe, Central Asia and MENA have an investment potential of $1trillion in renewable energy. IFC signed a $1.5 billion deal in early 2013 with the Abu Dhabi government's future energy company – Masdar – to finance its clean energy projects, as well as dedicating $268 billion to develop renewable projects internationally. The aim of IFC (made up of 184 member countries and governed by a Board of Governors and Board of Directors, who guide IFC's programs and activities towards helping developing countries) is to “end extreme poverty by 2030” and “boost shared prosperity in developing countries”. Back in the UAE, during October 2013, Dubai has continued to show that it is committed to using solar energy by opening the first phase of the 12 billion dirhams ($3.3 billion) Mohammad Bin Rashid al-Maktoum Solar Energy Park. When it is finally completed, it will produce 1,000 megawatts of electricity, says Emirati news agency WAM. Meanwhile, the project’s first plant is located 30km (18 miles) from the city, and Dubai alone has the capacity to generate 10 megawatts of energy on its own. Al Arabiya News spoke to Said Mohammed al-Tayer, the deputy head of the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority and vice-chief of its Supreme Energy Council, and he says the project was “one of a kind in the region.” The ambition is to reduce Dubai’s reliance on oil and gas, and so by 2020 solar power will account for 1% its energy needs. This will increase to 5% by 2030 because Dubai is a major electricity consumer – much due to the reliance on air conditioning to combat its searing hot weather.

Harnessing solar power The Solar Middle East Conference will therefore examine how the United Arab Emirates and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region can harness the power of solar energy, and the thinkers, leaders and innovators will discuss strategies for overcoming the obstacles that it faces along the way. The Week says that there are three main obstacles in the way of the solar energy revolution: cost, infrastructure and the fact that most of the demand for electricity occurs at night. Carmel Lobello writes in her article for the magazine, ‘The 3 biggest obstacles to a solar energy boom’, that scientists are working hard to figure out how to overcome this issue. One solution is solar batteries, which are effective but they can cost up to $6,500 per household. Lobello adds: “The cost of solar is down to just 10 percent of what it was five years ago. But for solar to be viable without government subsidies (like the ones driving Japan's solar boom), the price per megawatt-hour will have to keep sinking. Solar still costs $156.90 per megawatt-hour, more expensive than coal at $99.60 per megawatt-hour, and natural gas at $65.50 to $132 per megawatt-hour, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.” Infrastructural challenges concern the integration of new solar energy projects into existing energy grids, says a 2013 study in the Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy. Lobello writes that generators currently “allow utility plants to balance the amount of energy generated with the amount used; but with solar cells, the amount of energy generated is sensitive to environmental changes, like the passing of a cloud, which can reduce electrical output by 50 percent within just a few seconds, says Inside Science.” The solutions to this problem are expensive, but with thanks to the determination and innovativeness of the industry they can be overcome. The conference offers further analysis of


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the solar power industry, which will include an overview of the MENA region. There is also a Technology Round Table and the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid al-Maktoum Solar Park is highlighted as part of the day’s project showcase, which will discuss how the Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy aims to achieve an increasingly diverse energy mix in the UAE in order to debate, work in partnership and plan for a sustainable future.

SPEAKERS Vahid Fotuhi President, Middle East Solar Industry Association (MESIA)

Abe Tarapani VP, Global Strategy, Business Development & Operations

Imtiaz Mahtab Advisory Board Member Saudi Arabian Solar Industry Association; Regional Managing Director, Air Liquide Electronics

Marwan Abdulaziz Janahi Executive Director, DuBiotech and EnPark

Ash Sharma Senior Director, Solar Research

Timothy Kim US Export-Import Bank of the United States

Hendrik Bohne Director of Sales – South East Asia & the Middle East, Conergy Steve Mercieca CEO Clean Energy Business Council and Director at Standard Chartered Bank

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

Matt Merfert Director of Projects at First Solar - Middle East and Africa

Javier Lopez Cavajal Renewable Energy Product Manager for Middle East in Tractebel Engineering

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

Dr. Moritz Borgmann Principal, Apricum – The Cleantech Advisory

CHAIRPERSON Eithne Treanor Special Correspondent, CNBC Arabia; Founder, Etreanor Media

Also on day two of MEE… Technical Seminars Day two begins with a discussions about ‘Innovation in Primary Injection Testing’; which oil to use as an insulating liquid in UHV oil filled equipment - presented by Dr. Bruce Pahlavanpour for Nynas; and Guenter Panzer reveals Maschinenfabrik’s views on ‘Variable Shunt Reactors’. Later on at noon there are three seminars, and they include some

presentations by well-known brand names such as Honeywell Safety Products SMC, for which Roshan Rajan will examine the ‘Care and Use of Rubber Goods’. Serge Gutieres emphasises the ‘Importance of Accuracy in DGA Diagnostics’ for Morgan Schaffer Inc., and Gulf Oil Ergon’s Nils Herlinius will talk about ‘What You Need to Know About Transformer Oil’. There is another chance to attend this particular seminar at 15:00hrs.

Nicolas Jalby Director, EKO Instruments

Seminars by exhibitors such as LOVAG: Wacker Chemie AG, Nynas, Maschinenfabrik, Marelli Motori, Micafluid AG and Ekofluid and Hillstone Middle East feature during the day. The discussions cover a range of topics, including one by Hillstone about how load banks can be used for testing batteries or UPS or Gensets. At the seminars, visitors can ask questions and relate the topics and answers to their own firms.

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Solar Middle East Conference Schedule 12th February 2014 TIME

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09.30

Registration and refreshments

12.15

Lunch Break

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

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Business card exchange: Introduce yourself and exchange your card

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Policy Update: Navigating the regulatory framework to harness the potential of solar power in the Middle East region Dr. Michael Kraemer, Senior Associate, Taylor Wessing; Board Member and Legal Counsel, Emirates Solar Industry Association

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International Best Practice: Renewable energy targets and the European electricity market - lessons to be learnt Peter Styles, Board Member and Director of Electricity, European Federation of Energy Traders

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Opening Panel Session: Harnessing the vision, leadership and investment driving the region’s solar power and renewable energy research and development Abe Tarapani, VP of Global Strategy, Business Development and Operations, Astonfield Renewables Marwan Abdulaziz, Executive Director - Science Cluster, DuBiotech and EnPark Timothy Kim, Senior Transaction Manager, Office of Renewable Energy & Environmental Finance, US Export-Import Bank Imtiaz Mahtab, Advisory Board Member, Saudi Arabian Solar Industry Association Vahid Fotuhi, President, Middle East Solar Industry Association Steve Mercieca, CEO, Clean Energy Business Council 11.15

Solar industry analysis and MENA market overview Ash Sharma, Senior Director, Solar Research, IHS

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Solar Power Project Finance: Exploring new finance structures to fund solar PV and CSP projects Timothy Kim, Senior Transaction Manager, Office of Renewable Energy & Environmental Finance, US Export-Import Bank

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Solar business opportunities in GCC countries: A local perspective Dr. Moritz Borgmann, Principal, Apricum – The Cleantech Advisory

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Refreshment Break

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Project Showcase: Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Solar Park Matthew Merfert, Director of Projects, Middle East, First Solar

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Technology Round Table: Maximising the potential of solar power through an integrated approach to solar technologies Matthew Merfert, Director of Projects, Middle East, First Solar Hendrik Bohne, Director of Sales - SEA and ME, Conergy Javier Lopez Carvajal, Product Manager Renewable Ebergy, Tractebel Engineering Closing remarks and end of Solar Middle East Conference

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Workshop by ADDC LV Switchgear Committee Topic: Safety & Quality Assurance of Low Voltage Switchgear Products for Achieving Abu Dhabi Vision 2030 ADDC Low Voltage Switchgear committee (LVSGC) plays a major role in assuring the quality and safety of all the Low Voltage Equipment installed in Emirate of Abu Dhabi. Statistics indicates drastic reduction in fire incidents due to fault in Low Voltage equipment since formation of Low Voltage Switchgear Committee. The prequalification of Low Voltage Switchgears and its components by ADDC Low Volatge Switchgear Committee has triggered other utility companies in the Middle East to initiate similar process.

Low Voltage Switchgear committee (LVSGC) is further gearing up its functions in coordination with Abu Dhabi Quality & Conformity Council (QCC) and adding new product lines under the prequalification process. LVSGC is also preparing for the prequalification of Solar PV systems being installed widely in Abu Dhabi to promote the “Go Green” concept.

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The seminar will benefit all Low Voltage manufacturer’s around the world to update their products complying with one of the best regional standards. This will be followed by a Q&A session covering technical and general issues regarding the future plans of LVSGC. Closing remarks

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DAY 2 WEDNESDAY 12TH FEBRUARY TECHNICAL SEMINARS TIME

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10:30 -11:30

Company: Euro SMC Topic: Innovation in Primary Injection Testing: Raptor Speaker: Raul Sanchez Gilo

Company: Nynas Topic: Criteria for oil selection suitable for use as insulating liquid in UHV oil filled equipment Speaker: Dr. Bruce Pahlavanpour

Company: Maschinenfabrik Reinhausen GmbH Topic: Variable Shunt Reactors Speaker: Guenter Panzer

12:00 –13:00

Company: Honeywell Safety Products Topic: Care and Use of Rubber Goods Speaker: Roshan Rajan

Company: Morgan Schaffer Inc Topic: Importance of Accuracy in DGA Diagnostics Speaker: Serge Gutieres

Company: Gulf Oil Ergon Topic: What You Need To Know About Transformer Oil Speaker: Nils Herlinius

13:30 –14:30

Company: High Voltage Partial Discharge Ltd Topic: Experiences from On-Line Partial Discharge testing of utility and industrial HV Networks Speaker: Allan Brisbane & Stephan Heberer

Company: Wacker Chemie AG Topic: High Voltage Silicone Insulator Coatings – Wacker Coating Application Center Speaker: Dr Georg Simson

Company: LOVAG Topic: LOVAG Certification for Low Voltage Industrial Equipment Speaker: Dr Horst Huthmann

15:00 -16:00

Company: DEKRA Certification Topic: KEMA-KEUR Certification & Type testing for Switchgear and Cables Speaker: Kasper Nijkamp

Company: Marelli Motori Topic: Marelli Motori Flexible and Certified Solutions for O&G Speaker: Gianluca Stanic

Company: Gulf Oil Ergon Topic: What You Need To Know About Transformer Oil Speaker: Nils Herlinius

16:30 –17:30

Company: Furse-Haji Commercial Topic: Furse Earthing & Lightening Protection System Speaker: Gary Baker

Company: Micafluid AG and Ekofluid International s.r.o. Topic: Online Oil Treatment & Regeneration Speaker: Andreas Gruber

Company: Hillstone Middle East Topic: Using Load Banks for Testing Batteries/UPS/ Gensets Speaker: Paul Smethurst

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Workshops: Day 3

Creating A Sustainable Future

ollowing two days focusing on green energy strategies and how to overcome solar powers challenges to harness its potential in the region, two invaluable workshops offer an opportunity to discuss and learn about solar electric systems types, and design considerations.

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a customer load analysis. Delegates will also be able to share their experiences and ask questions to gain knowledge that they will be able to apply upon returning to their offices. The presented material will also cover technical specifications of solar equipment to facilitate understanding of the capabilities, limitations and principles of system design.

Dubai will achieve an increasing level of sustainability, and it offers a chance to consider how the project’s experiences can be applied by delegates from across MENA.

Making solar energy work Dubai Green Building Project After an introduction to the day’s agenda at 10am, there is a chance to review the system components that are required for various photovoltaic (PV) applications. This workshop then moves on to show delegates how they can create a roadmap for integrating renewable energy sources into the Middle East’s Energy mix before providing an overview and an analysis of inverter types. Trainer, Kris Sutton will also be looking at utility interactive capabilities and standalone system designs. Before concluding for a lunch break, Kris – Technical Director of Solar Energy International – offers an overview of PV system sizing considerations based on

10:00 -14:00 SOLAR MIDDLE EAST WORKSHOP Kris is Technical Director at Solar Energy International and is the trainerof-trainers for SEI's world-class photovoltaic (PV) technical training program.

After lunch at 3pm mechanical engineer and coordinator of Dubai Green Building Project, Kamal Azayem provides an overview of his organisation’s initiatives – each of which is designed to move Dubai towards a sustainable energy future. He will provide an update of the project; detail the implementation mechanisms of the regulations and the project specification. Key to this is the requirement for assessing and certifying green buildings. A transparent regulatory framework is necessary to attract investment to such projects as this. He concludes the workshop by offering a roadmap of how

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System Components

Also on day three of MEE… Technical Seminars Technical seminars feature exhibitors such as, Terasaki Electric, Netcontrol, Tavrida Electric, Doble Engineering, and DEKRA Certification. The seminar topics of the day are, for example, about ‘Circuit Breakers for Safety and Protection’; ‘Online Monitoring of Power Systems Assets’; and the retrofitting of Secondary Substations (ADDC / ADWEA). Proceedings close at 17:30hrs.

Review components required for various PV applications 11:00 -12:00

Photovoltaic Modules Creating a roadmap to integrating renewable energy sources into the Middle East’s energy mix

12:00 -12:15

Break

12:15 - 13:15

Overview of Inverters Review and analyze inverter types and their respective capabilities for utility interactive and stand-alone system designs. Review inverter specifications and proper design requirements

13:15 - 14:00

Sizing and Design of PV Systems Overview of PV system sizing considerations based on customer load analysis Trainer: Kris Sutton

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15:00-17:00 DUBAI GREEN BUILDING PROJECT

DAY 3 THURSDAY 13TH FEBRUARY TECHNICAL SEMINARS

Trainer: Kamal Azayem, MSc. Meng., MASHRAE, P.Eng Kamal is a Mechanical Engineering Expert at Dubai Municipality and coordinator of Dubai Green Building Project.

• Overview of the Dubai initiatives toward sustainability • Latest update on Dubai Green Building Project • Detailing the implementation mechanism of Dubai Green Building Regulations and Specification • Outlining the requirement for assessment and certification of Green Buildings • Moving forward - Dubai roadmap

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SEMINAR ROOM 2

SEMINAR ROOM 3

10:30 -11:30

Company: Terasaki Electric (Europe) Ltd Topic: Circuit Breakers for Safety & Protection Speaker: Tim Campbell

Company: OMICRON electronics GmbH Topic: Online monitoring of power systems assets Speaker: Thomas Ritz

Company: Netcontrol Topic: The Future of Substation Automation Speaker: Douglas Brown

12:00 –13:00

Company: CHINT Electric Topic: CHINT Group – your value for future Speaker: Milan Hubalek

Company: OMICRON electronics GmbH Topic: Localisation of partial discharge in power transformers Speaker: Abdulla Hakeem

Company: Netcontrol Topic: Retrofitting of Secondary Substations (ADDC / ADWEA) Speaker: Douglas Brown

13:30 –14:30

Company: Tavrida Electric Topic: Magnetic Actuator mechanism in MV switching equipment, reliability and saftey. Speaker: Konstantin Gvozdik

Company: OMICRON electronics GmbH Topic: A new approach to testing MV / HV circuit breakers and other primary assets Speaker: Abduladhim Alhassan & Abdulla Hakeem

Company: Doble Engineering Company Topic: dobleARMS, Asset Risk Management System Speaker: Steve Harpham

15:00 -16:00

Company: DEKRA Certification Topic: KEMA-KEUR Certification & Type testing for Switchgear and Cables Speaker: Kasper Nijkamp

Company: OMICRON Electronics GmbH Topic: An innovative method for instrument transformer testing Speaker: Markus Jäger & Mohammad Al-Fayoumi

Company: Doble Engineering Company Topic: Doble Consulting and Testing Services for High Voltage Apparatus Speaker: Brian Snyder

16:30 –17:30

Company: Intertek Dubai Topic: ASTA Certification by Type Testing of Switchgear Assemblies, Transformers & Cables Speaker: Rajani Menon

Company: OMICRON electronics GmbH Topic: Secondary automation testing and asset management Speaker: Arun Sadasivan, Ahmed El-Hamaky & Mohammad Al-Fayoumi

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Speakers Corner: Green Energy Conference

Behind the scenes the organisers of Middle East Electricity in partnership with Dubai Municipality, and The Environmental Center for Arab Towns, have been busy putting together a programme of lively and interesting presentations covering industry hot topics so that visitors and exhibitors can catch up with news and events from industry movers and shakers. uesday February 11th is Green Energy day. A range of diverse presentations will considerer different aspects of embracing cleaner power production and energy efficiency, in order to achieve a sustainable future for the Middle East region in the 21st century. We are very much looking forward to the opportunity to hear from world renowned experts talking about the challenges of greening the electricity supply chain. Organised in partnership with Dubai Municipality and Environmental Center for Arab Towns – who have themselves introduced a programme of world-class energy efficiency initiatives in the city – the flagship MEE event looks sure to be a success. Dubai Municipality’s Assistant Director General for Planning and Engineering, Abdulla Rafiya will talk about the latest Green Building Code and requirements for energy efficiency and effectiveness.

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

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The leaders’ panel at 11:45 is a must-see event: an impressive and eclectic mix of leading authorities will discuss how the region can decarbonise its energy supply. Networking is a vital part of business, so be sure to bring plenty of your business cards. After the leaders’ forum there will be an opportunity for a business card exchange, when delegates will have the chance to meet and swap contact details with others in the auditorium.

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

Engineer Abdulla Rafiya

The Leaders’ Panel A discussion on the challenge of reducing the Middle East region’s carbon footprint in an era of soaring electricity demand

Saeed Al Abbar Director, AESG

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

Omar Al Wahaibi CEO, Electricity Holding Company Oman

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Spotlight on Oman Q&A with Omar Al Wahaibi, CEO, Electricity Holding Company Oman. Omar Al-Wahaibi has been EHC’s CEO since 2011. Previous roles include eight years as CEO for Haya Water (Oman Wastewater Services Company S.A.O.C.) He began his career as a graduate engineer at Petroleum Development Oman and served in Shell from 1998 until 2001. He has been a Board Member at the Public Authority for Electricity & Water and Chairman of the Board for Mazoon Electricity Company.

Omar, tell us what your role involves? I am the CEO of the Electricity Holding Company (EHC) in Oman. EHC holds the shares of all government owned companies that buy, generate, transmit, distribute and supply electricity in Oman.

What strategies and best practice does the company have in place for greater energy efficiency across production, transmission and distribution? EHC works with the Public Authority for Electricity and Water and the Authority for Electricity Regulation to introduce measures to reduce losses in the transmission and distribution networks and to introduce more efficient power generation systems.

What are the biggest energy efficiency and consumption challenges for generators and transmission and distribution system operators? The key challenge in terms of transmission and distribution is the low density of the consumers and their geographical spread throughout the country. In generation it is the limitation of the technology available.

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EHC won in The Oman Green Awards in 2011 for the Save Energy Oman campaign. Do you have new initiatives in place? EHC group has recently adopted a new sustainability policy and one of the focus areas in 2014 to 2016 will be on consumption reduction.

Are financial incentives for using less energy the way to go? Yes and a good starting point is for the consumers to start paying the real, unsubsidised cost of electricity.

Omar Al Wahaibi, CEO Electricity Holding Company Oman, is a member of the Middle East Electricity Leaders Panel and will be considering strategies and best practice for greater energy efficiency in power production, transmission and distribution at 11:45 on February 11th. The knowledgeable panel of experts come from a range of backgrounds and it is set to be one of the event’s highlights.

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What role can renewable and clean energy sources play in supplying the region’s electricity needs and what needs to happen to make this viable? I would strongly recommend that we learn from implementations in other parts of the world and learn from the success and failures of energy policies globally. Then we need to create policies that take into consideration the local demography, geography and match the economical ambitions of the countries in question.


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Green Energy rofessor Gurkan Kumbaroglu President, Turkish Association of Energy Economics (TRAEE); Vice President, International Association of Energy Economics (IAEE). TRAEE and IAEE are non profit making advisory bodies offering a forum for professional and multinational discussion and communication. Business, government, academics and other energy professionals are involved in:

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• Worldwide information flow and exchange of ideas on energy issues • High quality research • Development and education of students and energy professionals

Professor, what progress is being made towards best practice for the energy sector? Various best practices remain as a demonstration and are not utilised at large scale. Passive buildings with very low energy consumption can be given as examples. There are many sample buildings worldwide constructed to spread the practices, materials and technologies for utmost energy efficiency and conservation. But these buildings remain typically as demos that are not implemented by construction companies, although they include various no regret investment options that would justify the expenditure through the energy cost savings with a very short payback period. Likewise, barriers towards energy

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efficiency improvement exist also in the industrial sector. Apart from energy efficiency; hydrogen energy systems, distributed generation, smart transportation, smart grid, carbon capture and storage could lead the way towards best practice... we’re not there yet and have a long way to go... we need to speed up because of the climate change threat that is knocking on our door.

Is technology and product development moving fast enough? Technology and product development is typically oriented towards profit maximisation. Targeted governmental policy in the form of taxes, subsidies or regulations, is necessary to keep a path of sustainable development. We need to learn from what we’ve tried in the past, in order to make sure we move in the right direction. Norway, the country with the highest HDI, for example, has dropped plans for a fullscale carbon capture plant in its Mongstad refinery after cost overruns and delays. When launched back in 2006, the project was expected to create the world’s biggest venture for full-scale carbon capture and spur technology export for Norway. If carbon capture technology does not have a promising future, we need to find ways to replace conventional fossil-fuel based energy conversion technology with zero or low carbon technology. In other words, radical changes in production and consumption of energy may be required for sustainability so as to cope

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The Energy Economist’s angle on international best practice with the climate change threat. I don’t see indicators of such a major shift in national energy strategy documents. The World Energy Outlook of the International Energy Agency indicates that fossil fuels will continue to dominate the energy sector.

How about the Middle East? Which areas in that region are helping lead the way and what will help speed up progress? Energy efficiency is an area where typically the low hanging fruits can be found, i.e. cost-effective avoidance of energy use by substituting technically more advanced equipment, typically without affecting the services provided. Secondly, energy and load management is an area that should be addressed. Both areas necessitate an understanding of energy consumption patterns in order to identify the energy saving potential of different energy saving interventions. For this, a reliable bottom-up energy modelling system needs to be in place. And finally, the Middle East appears to have great renewable energy potential as well, which I consider an area that needs further attention. Professor Kumbaroglu will be talking about economics, efficiency and renewables at 15:30 on 11th February. This looks like a fascinating opportunity to delve into the detail with a comparative study of developments across the globe.

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Green Energy Big industry talk Tayeb M. M. H. Al Awadhi Vice President, Power and Desalination, Dubai Aluminium He says, “The total impact of all initiatives is an improvement in overall station efficiency from 43 per cent in 2010 to approximately 46 per cent in 2013. This has resulted in a 26 thousand standard cubic feet per day reduction in fuel consumption; a 500,000 tonnes decline in CO2 emissions; and about US $25million in annual savings.” He believes that most of the energy improvement initiatives carried out at Dubal can be duplicated at other power generation and energy consumer sites, offering the potential for huge fuelsavings. melting aluminium is highly energy intensive, using prodigious amounts of electricity. Dubai Aluminium (Dubal) is one of the world's largest single-site aluminium smelters, and was the second highest producer in the global aluminium industry in 2012, extracting over a million tonnes of the metal. The huge 480-hectare industrial site in Jebel Ali houses a one million tonne per annum primary aluminium smelter, a 2.35 GW power station, a large carbon plant, casting operations with capacity of over 1.2 million tonnes per year, a 30 million gallon per day seawater desalination plant, laboratories, and port and storage facilities. With such a huge demand for power, Dubal is an active and energetic supporter of the UAE’s efforts to optimise energy consumption. Dubal VP Mr Tayeb Al Awadi talked to us about the MEE event, where he will be showcasing energy efficiency optimisation at the Dubal plant.

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“It is extremely important for operators in the GCC countries to be aware of the latest, most efficient machines for power generation due to the fact that energyefficiency is one of the main areas of focus we have in common,” he says. “MEE helps delegates gain insight into the latest strategies and technologies and provides opportunities to discuss and discover the latest issues, solutions and technologies to meet future energy challenges. It also provides an invaluable forum for sharing operational best practices and lessonslearned among attendees.” Energy efficiency initiatives at Dubal have seen an improvement of 3 per cent in station efficiency from 2010 to 2013. In his presentation Mr Al Awadhi will give details of how this has been achieved through use of a cogeneration cycle, by improvements to the thermal efficiency of large gas turbines and by other initiatives.

Find out more about improving energy efficiency at this colossal plant at 14:00 on February 11th when Tayeb M. M. H. Al Awadhi showcases Dubai Aluminium.

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Solar Middle East Conference Peter Styles, Board Member and Director of Electricity, European Federation of Energy Traders, gives us an insight into trading in the liberalised energy markets of the EU

eter Styles is a lawyer specialising in electricity market liberalisation. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s he was involved in project work in upstream oil and gas, power plant development, gas pipeline business and the establishment of the first and largest pan-European energy trading business. In 2000 he became a board member of the European Federation of Energy Traders (EFET) and Chairman of the Electricity Committee of EFET. Peter founded Stratos Energy Consulting in 2003.

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Peter, what areas of expertise and interest are you and your organisation bringing to the event? We wish to contribute our experience of attempts so far at integrating renewable electricity sources into the European single power market. I hope that there will be officials, experts and business people in the audience who will want to know more about

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the activities of the European Federation of Energy Traders (EFET). I want to see if EFET (or 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. I also hope that Stratos can help companies in the Middle East seeking participation in the European electricity market. And for yourself, what do you hope to get out of the event? For EFET (and for my own company, Stratos Energy Consulting) this will be a first appearance at a conference in the Middle East. We are keen to learn about development of a regional electricity market in the Gulf. What can the Middle East learn about renewable energy targets from Europe, and what should the Middle East be focusing on? In Europe a lot of emphasis recently

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has been put on a need for additional transmission capacity to cope with heavier but intermittent flows from renewable electricity (RES-E) sources. The greatest challenge in Europe has turned out in fact not to be transmitting RES-E from generation installations or to consumers, rather finding means to integrate RES-E into the normal functioning of the wholesale market. Especially the place of gas-fired generation in the normal merit order has been disrupted. The lesson is that the longer financial support is given to RES-E generators outside of the operation of the market, the harder it becomes to bring their output into normal trading channels later.

To learn more about the introduction of binding renewable energy targets by the EU and what lessons can be learned, and for the opportunity to put your own questions go to Peter’s talk at 13:30 at the Solar Energy event on the 12th February.


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Dr. Michael Kraemer, Senior Associate, Taylor Wessing and Board Member and Legal Counsel at the Middle East Solar Industry Association will be talking about the regulatory framework for harnessing solar power in the Middle East region. He talked to MEE magazine about renewables in the region

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ooking to the future what predictions can you make for renewables in the region?

Ten years from now and hopefully much earlier, I am certain that all Middle Eastern governments will have developed their own renewable energy policies and energy generated from renewable sources will play a significant role in the general energy mix of all Middle Eastern jurisdictions. I do not think that renewable energy will account for the main portion of all generated energy in the Middle East. I would expect this to happen within the next 20 to 30 years, but it will happen, even here in the Middle East, simply because the price of fossil fuels will continue to increase while renewable energy will become more and more cost efficient.

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What are the biggest challenges facing the renewable energy industry?

How important is the conference to the region?

Quite simply, the lack of a reliable legal framework. The cost of generating renewable energy is still higher than the heavily subsidised rates at which energy is being supplied to the general public throughout the Middle East. Hence, without governments closing the cost gap between traditional and renewable energy generation, investments in renewable energy generations will remain small, if any are made at all. The “easiest� way to address this issue would be for local governments to cut back their subsidies for traditionally generated energy. This is very unlikely to happen, however, since this would (should it happen too quickly) leave Middle Eastern populations having to struggle with a significantly higher cost of living.

All such conferences do their part in creating awareness of the benefits of renewable energy generation, be it the creation of local renewable energy markets or simply by living with less environmental impact.

Can the Middle East help lead the way in Solar Power? The Middle East could certainly develop into a major force in the solar energy industry. Who would be better suited to play such a major role other than those countries which are blessed with eternal sunshine? However, the Middle East is not there yet and advancing to become a world leader in the solar energy industry will require a significant amount of work.

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US ExportImport Bank supports Middle East renewable energy xport Credit Agencies (ECAs) exist in almost every developed country and are significant in underwriting exports worldwide. The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) is the official export credit agency of the United States. It helps finance the export of US goods and services to international markets and works with foreign borrowers and developers in order to finance international projects, such as solar and wind energy.

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• Founded in 1934, the bank has supported more than $550 billion of exports. • Ex-Im Bank authorised more than $27 billion in financial year ended 2013.

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Timothy Kim, Senior Transaction Manager, Office of Renewable Energy & Environmental Finance, US Export-Import Bank will be exploring new finance structures to fund solar PV and CSP projects at 11:30 on February 12th. Getting investment is fundamental to all infrastructure projects. Time constraints mean we cannot devote a whole seminar to this vital topic, but this is an opportunity to gain some insights from a finance expert.

• Ex-Im named “Best Global Export Credit Agency” for the second time by Trade Finance Magazine, noted for its active portfolio, driven by a diversity of financial programmes.

billion Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (MASDAR), which spearheads our efforts in financing renewable energy projects in the Middle East.”

• Ex-Im named Best ECA in the World by Trade and Forfaiting Review.

He explains how development finance institutions work alongside private investment to finance new projects, “Ex-Im Bank takes an active role alongside private investors and project sponsors. The bank offers long-term (up to 18 years) debt financing on either a limited recourse project or full recourse corporate financing basis. We’ve been successfully working with a number of investors to finance renewable energy projects around the world, and as the sole senior debt provider, we have also managed to streamline debt financing to the advantage of equity investors.”

Ex-Im Bank created the Office of Renewable Energy and Environmental Exports in 2008 and in the five years since then has authorised over $1.77 billion in support of renewable energy exports. Timothy Kim says, “Within the Office of Renewable Energy & Environmental Finance, we’ve been especially active in financing solar, wind and gasification projects. In 2013, the bank signed a $2

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Ash Sharma, Senior Director, Solar Research, IHS

sh Sharma is the Senior Research Director for IMS Research’s PV Research Group overseeing the group’s PV activities and leading a team of analysts based in the UK, US and China. He has been involved in research for more than 10 years and has been an active commentator in the field since joining IMS Research in 2004. His initial expertise in PV was founded in the inverter market, by publishing the industry's first and leading intelligence report on this industry, he leads the group's efforts in researching every part of the PV supply chain. Ash is now a wellknown speaker and industry expert within the PV field. UK based, Ash Sharma’s other relevant research experience includes most segments of the power electronics industry, including power generation, power conversion, control and management. Ash has in the past been heavily involved in the power supply and power semiconductor areas and regularly publishes articles and editorials on power

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electronics topics. His Solar ME presentation at 11:30 on February 12th provides an expert solar industry analysis and MENA market overview.

• UAE and Israel have already implemented solar projects.

Ash Sharma’s ME solar highlights

• Israel offers a mature regulatory framework with a mix of capacity tenders, feed-in tariffs (FITs), and net metering.

• Despite the tough industry conditions that many solar companies have faced in recent years, we view the PV market very favourably and predict consistent growth for at least the next five years.

• Jordan is aiming to implement solar PV projects selected through a direct proposal scheme; currently 12 projects are waiting for final approval by the Cabinet.

• A record 36 GW of PV capacity was added in 2013 and more than 130 GW of PV capacity was in place at the year end of last year globally.

• In 2012, Dubai launched a solar PV and CSP project aiming to increase solar power to 1% of its total energy generation by 2020 and 5% by 2030.

• Forecast double-digit growth in PV deployment in 2014.

• Abu Dhabi’s energy regulators are studying a 500 MW solar rooftop scheme.

• High resources and availability of smallscale options in solar PV mean that solar power accounts for more than 70 per cent of total renewable capacity installed and under development in the region.

• Saudi Arabia recently announced an ambitious plan to tap into its large solar resources, not only for power generation but also for alternative applications such as desalination projects.

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Solar ME Project Showcase: Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, Dubai

atthew Merfet, Technical Director (EMEA) at First Solar talks about the exciting new developments of Dubai’s ground-breaking Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar PV Park. “First Solar was selected by the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) to provide engineering, procurement and construction services, as well as our advanced thin-film modules, for the first phase of the landmark Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park. “Since its completion, the plant has been seamlessly integrated into the emirate’s electricity grid and continues to ratify the suitability of First Solar’s thin film module technology to environmental conditions in the Middle East and North Africa region. Consistently reliable performance in actual hot, humid weather with high levels of wind-blown sand played a significant role in Cadmium Telluride (CdTe) being specified as the technology of choice for the plant.

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“I’m proud to say that we’ve not only delivered the project on schedule and to the high standards established by DEWA, but we did so by maintaining a flawless safety record. In fact, the plant required more than 1.4 million manhours to complete and every single one was accident-free. Additionally, we also managed to localise a significant portion of the plant and spent as much as 50 percent of the facility’s cost in the UAE, sourcing components such as racks, transformers, cables and switch gears from local suppliers. This is an excellent example of how solar can help power economic growth.”

• Covering an area of 59 acres or 238,764 square metres (the size of 33 soccer pitches) the facility was completed on schedule, in less than 30 weeks from groundbreaking to grid-connection. • The project had a workforce of 1,280 at its peak and required over 1.5 million man-hours to complete, all of which were accident-free. • Measurement stations deployed across the site enables appropriate decisions about plant cleaning frequency. • Development and deployment of special tools for a simple, dry cleaning method

Project highlights • First phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park has established benchmarks for the development of utility-scale solar power plants in the region.

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• Overall losses due to soiling caused by windblown sand, comparable to plants where no cleaning is required

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Re-energising ageing distribution networks Maximising the life, efficiency and functionality of ageing power distribution infrastructure is a pressing issue for many network operators. Changes to distribution over the past few decades have put considerable pressure on existing installed assets. For example the growth of distributed generation from renewable sources needs a flexible network capable of managing lower voltage generation and changes in power flow. With renewable energy generation forecast to increase three-fold globally by 2017, led by Europe, North America and Asia Pacific and backed by strong growth in Africa and the Middle East, these pressures are set to increase. Growing demand for electricity and meeting the increasingly tough performance targets set by governments and regulators, add to the pressure for network operators.

The challenge is to achieve these performance improvements without prohibitively expensive investment in new technology. Economic uncertainties have made companies cautious about wholesale replacement of equipment and many are looking for affordable investment strategies which reliably and safely extend the life of the current asset base, while at the same time protecting employees.

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According to a report by the International Atomic Energy Authority, world electricity demand is projected to double between 2000 and 2030, growing at an annual rate of

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To meet these demands network operators must secure a stable, reliable and high performance distribution network, but this is complicated by the fact that a considerable proportion of existing infrastructure is now 30, 40 or even 50 years old. While much of this legacy equipment is still operating effectively at the moment, operators increasingly need to look at ways of extending the efficiency and functionality of the asset base in order to meet performance targets and growing demand.

One solution is to retrofit or upgrade existing equipment. This typically involves the replacement of old circuit breakers and switches with modern vacuum circuit breakers. This is a much more cost effective option than replacement of a complete ring main unit. It is also quicker, easier and less disruptive, as most retrofit equipment is designed to be safely fitted, without system downtime, while units remain energised. With the addition of modular remote terminal units (RTUs), such as Lucy Switchgear’s Gemini RTU, at selected switching points, operators can achieve an improved flow of network data, giving a more in-depth understanding of the dynamics of their network. This is particularly important in networks with ageing asset bases, as the dynamics will have changed significantly since the original installation. Effective data collection and a clear understanding of the current network dynamic not only facilitates rapid fault detection but also provides all the information operators require when considering automation strategies – the next major challenge for operators with legacy networks.

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Protecting people and equipment Good monitoring and maintenance helps to maximise the effectiveness of the infrastructure and protects the safety of maintenance personnel and the security of supply. This is particularly important with equipment that may have deteriorated over the years and needs additional attention to maintain its optimum operation. But some older legacy equipment can present companies with sourcing challenges. With over 100 years of industry experience in developing medium voltage secondary power distribution solutions, Lucy Switchgear is able to provide compatible parts for a wide range of legacy switchgear and has the technical expertise and knowledge to design cost effective, reliable solutions for difficult-to-source maintenance items. Retrofit strategies also give operators the opportunity to add remote control to existing switchgear. Typically this involves the addition of retrofit actuators and control modules to RTUs at selected switching points. These allow for remote control of the ring switch and can be installed with minimal incremental investment.

Retrofitting can also improve operator safety in a number of ways. The replacement of old oil-insulated switchgear removes an inherent fire risk for ageing equipment, and installing retrofit switchgear with delayed operation (an option offered on many Lucy Switchgear products) allows engineers to move to a safe distance before the switch operates, in case of failure.

Installing remote control has a number of operational benefits. It gives network operators the ability to “load shift” remotely to quickly adapt a network to changing conditions and allows rapid reconfiguration of the network after a medium voltage/ high voltage fault has occurred, quickly isolating faults and restoring customers’ supply within minutes of faults occurring.

Alternatively, ring switches and circuit breakers can be motorised during retrofits so that engineers don’t need to stand in front of switchgear for maintenance switching. This improves safety during both fault location and maintenance procedures – especially in ageing switchgear where the risk of failure is greater. It is particularly beneficial at sites that are difficult to access, such as underground substations, or where engineers are at risk of personal attack.

As specialists in high-performance medium voltage switchgear,

Lucy Switchgear offers a range of retro-fit solutions which covers all of the major manufacturers and can be tailored to accommodate virtually any switchgear.

For example, Lucy Switchgear engineers recently worked with a UK network operator, which used unique legacy equipment. By tailoring existing Lucy Switchgear product, the Lucy Switchgear engineers were able to create a bespoke, retrofit solution that is now operating live on the network operator’s sites across the UK. The company also provides dedicated after-sales support throughout the product lifecycle, with an established international network and local track record in over 50 countries, so distribution network operators have complete peace of mind, even when choosing bespoke solutions.

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Planning for today’s and tomorrow’s challenges Retrofitting or upgrading equipment gives network operators a cost effective way of maximising their existing asset base to meet today’s demands and managing networks more proactively for tomorrow’s challenges. Deployment and installation is generally quick and easy and, with strategic planning, upgrades can also provide a first step on a route map to full automation. Lucy Switchgear is able to provide companies with maintenance, upgrades and retrofit solutions for all makes of switchgear equipment. As such the company is well placed to help distribution network operators achieve their goal of securing a stable, reliable and high performance distribution network which meets the evolving technical and market demands of their customers

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Concentrating Solar Power generates electricity The excellent solar resources of the Middle East make the region well suited for generating electricity from sunshine. The UAE is leading the way with its pioneering CSP station, Shams 1

n countries with reliable, intense sunshine it is possible to use the heat of the sun to fuel power stations. Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) stations are expensive to build but have established operating track records in both Spain and the USA. The world’s largest CSP plant, the 354MW Solar Energy Generating Systems (SEGS) plant has been operating in the Mohave Desert since the 1980s and performance still meets the original predictions. Global CSP capacity is now over 2,500MW, and interest in the technology has never been higher. Developments in Australia, Chile, China, Egypt, India, Iran, Israel, Jordan, Morocco, Saudi Arabia and UAE look likely to see CSP expand rapidly. CSP technology uses arrays of mirrors or lenses to concentrate heat from the sun. This is passed via a liquid to a conventional power plant where it is turned into steam to drive a turbine and generate electricity.

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Masdar (60 percent), Total (20 percent) and Abengoa Solar (20 percent). The new plant is fuelled by parallel rows of big curved mirrors designed to catch the solar radiation. Over a quarter of a million mirrors are mounted on tracking parabolic trough collectors which are angled to follow the sun’s movements. The mirrors concentrate heat from direct sunlight onto oil-filled absorber tubes that connect to conventional power plants. The power station uses a gas-fired booster heater to super-heat the steam as it enters the turbine and the condenser is air cooled in order to reduce water consumption. It is a hybrid plant that’s designed to be powered by solar power augmented by gas from the local field. Shams 1 is the region’s first CSP station and is providing valuable information about the behaviour of power plants in desert conditions. The site is very windy, especially in the spring months, and the plant is designed to operate in wind speeds of up to 38 km per hour. Dust storms are common and all the 258,048 mirrors are cleaned twice a week to maintain reflectance. To reduce the impact of windblown sand on the mirrors, a seven metre windbreak wall has been built around the site perimeter. Twice yearly, diggers and trucks will be deployed to shift the sand which the wind banks up against the walls. In the harsh desert conditions, the facility

must be able to cope with extremes of wind and temperature. Designing the project involved incorporating environmental data (wind speed, humidity and solar availability) taken from satellite and ground observations to build up a picture of typical conditions. However the dust in desert conditions impedes the collection of accurate satellite data, and it is only now that the operating team is learning about the way that dynamic factors - sun, cloud and wind - affect the solar field, posing challenges not found in conventional fossil fuelled power plants. Where to get the best results? CSP plants use fields of solar collectors to power a conventional generating plant via a solar receiver. The best locations are hot, dry regions with no cloud cover. The stronger the sun, the greater the potential fuel supply. The minimum solar resource threshold for solar thermal development is around 1,800 kWh/m2/year Direct Nominal Irradiation (DNI). A high DNI means that less solar collectors are needed than for a plant of equivalent output in an area of lower DNI. High DNI values are found in the abundant solar resources of the MENA region. Levels can vary locally; so careful site selection is required, based on field readings taken over a period of at least 12 months. It is important to have accurate


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MENA CSP project pipeline Project

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Capacity MW

Technology

Status

TuNur

Tunisia

2000.00

Tower

Announced

Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park

UAE

800.00

Noor II

Morocco

200.00

Parabolic Trough

Planning

Noor I

Morocco

160.00

Parabolic Trough

Construction

El Oued

Algeria

150.00

Tower

Planning

Planning

Beni Abbes

Algeria

150.00

Tower

Planning

Ashalim Plot B

Israel

121.00

Tower

Development

Shneur

Israel

120.00

Parabolic Trough

Development

Ashalim Plot A

Israel

110.00

Parabolic Trough

Development

Elmed CSP Project

Tunisia

100.00

Parabolic Trough

Planning

Shams 1

UAE

100.00

Parabolic Trough

Operational

Noor III

Morocco

100.00

Tower

Planning

Hassi-R’mel II

Algeria

70.00

Parabolic Trough

Planning

Meghaïer

Algeria

70.00

Parabolic Trough

Planning

Naâma

Algeria

70.00

Parabolic Trough

Planning

Two Sigma CSP

Israel

60.00

Parabolic Trough

Development

Al Abdaliyah Solar Plant

Kuwait

60.00

Parabolic Trough

Planning

Akarit

Tunisia

50.00

Parabolic Trough

Planning

Mitsubishi Corporation Jordan

Jordan

50.00

To Be Confirmed

Cancelled

Shagaya Renewable Energy Complex Project

Kuwait

50.00

Parabolic Trough

Development

Lebanon Concentrated Solar Power Plant

Lebanon

50.00

To be confirmed

Announced

Hassi-R’mel

Algeria

25.00

Parabolic Trough

Operational

Project 1 Jordan

Jordan

25.00

To be confirmed

Cancelled

Ain-Beni-Mathar ISCC

Morocco

20.00

Parabolic Trough

Operational

Tan Tan CSP-Desal Project

Morocco

20.00

To be confirmed

Announced Development

Yazd ISCC

Iran

17.00

Parabolic Trough

Libia Fresnel

Libya

15.00

Fresnel

Unconfirmed

HF CART wheel Project

Israel

12.00

Dish

Development

DLR- Algeria CSP Project

Algeria

7.00

Tower

Planning

Petroleum Development Oman CSP EOR Project

Oman

7.00

Parabolic Trough

Operational

BrightSource SEDC

Israel

6.00

Tower

Operational

Zeenni Trading Agency CSP project

Lebanon

2.80

Parabolic Trough

Planning

HF StarDust 3

Israel

0.50

Dish

Development

Sahara Forest Project: Qatar

Qatar

Parabolic Trough

Operational

QEERI DohaSOL Solar Desalination Project

Qatar

Parabolic Trough

Planning

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environmental data. Satellite-collected information can be unreliable as dust, water vapour or smoke in the air cut the amount of sunlight reaching the ground. Field data observed includes wind speed, humidity, DNI levels and solar availability. CSP power plants need large tracts of fairly level open land, preferably without vegetation. For a site to be suitable for development it needs both road access and access to transmission infrastructure. Deserts are ideal. New tower power to compete with parabolic troughs? CSP reflectors and receivers come in four different configurations. The established parabolic trough technology is in widest use, but the other systems coming into the picture include solar towers, linear Fresnel plants and parabolic dishes. Parabolic trough collector plants are

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“Parabolic trough technology is in widest use, but the other systems coming into the picture include solar towers, linear Fresnel plants and parabolic dishes” made up of horizontal arrays of curved reflectors. The angle of the mirrors can be tilted to follow the sun as its trajectory changes through the day. The mirrors concentrate the solar light onto pipes containing heat transfer liquid. By heating the liquid to temperatures as high as 400°C, water can be vaporised to drive a conventional generator producing electrical energy for the grid. The largest parabolic trough plant is 300MW. Central tower CSP plants have an array of ground-mounted reflectors (heliostats) surrounding a tall central tower. Sunlight from the reflectors is concentrated onto the central receiver at the top of the tower. Molten salt used as the heat-transfer fluid in the receiver heats up to temperatures as high as 560 °C and the thermal energy is used to generate steam that runs the turbine. Because molten salt retains heat efficiently it can be stored before

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being converted into electricity. Power tower technology is less developed than trough systems, but it has the potential to offer a higher efficiency and better energy storage capability. Fresnel reflectors are made of flat mirror strips which concentrate sunlight onto tubes through which working fluid is pumped. Flat mirrors have a more reflective surface in the same amount of space as a parabolic reflector, so they can capture more of the available sunlight, and they are cheaper than parabolic reflectors. Currently only a handful of commercial Fresnel CSP plants are in operation globally. Parabolic-dish systems provide the highest solar-to-electric efficiency of CSP technologies. However they are smaller scale with one parabolic dish of mirrors concentrating sunlight onto a central engine that produces electricity. ¡

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Nuclear energy

in the Middle East Development of nuclear power in the region

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USA

98,951

19

100

France

63,130

75

58

Japan

44,396

2

50

Russia

24,164

18

33

South Korea

20,787

30

23

China

13,842

15

17

Canada

13,553

15

19

Ukraine

13,168

46

15

Germany

12,003

16

9

UK

10.038

18

16

Sweden

9,399

38

10

Spain

7,002

21

7

Belgium

5,945

51

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India

4,385

4

20

Czech Republic

3764

35

6

Switzerland

3,552

36

5

Finland

2,741

33

4

Bulgaria

1,906

32

2

Brazil

1,901

3

2

Hungary

1,880

46

4

Slovakia

1,816

54

4

South Africa

1,800

5

2

Mexico

1,600

5

2

Romania

1,310

19

2

Argentina

935

5

2

Iran

915

1

1

Pakistan

725

5

3

Slovenia

696

36

1

Netherlands

485

4

1

Armenia

376

27

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Starting from scratch meant establishing complex new organisations to manage and regulate the new industry. •

Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) a public entity set up to evaluate and implement nuclear power plans within the UAE. The Federal Authority of Nuclear Regulation (FANR) the independent government body charged with regulating and licensing nuclear activities in the UAE (includes nuclear power, radioactive material and radiation sources used in medicine, research, oil exploration and other industries).

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transmission capacity prepared. The UAE has opted for joint-venture arrangements with foreign investors for the construction and operation of nuclear power plants, similar to existing Independent Water and Power Producer structures. The UAE’s new nuclear industry uses the expertise of external contractors. This enables a speedier start up compared to developing an entire indigenous workforce at the outset. As well as managing development of the power station the contractors will provide long-term arrangements for the transport, and supply of nuclear fuel as well as disposal of spent nuclear fuel, rather than develop domestic enrichment and reprocessing facilities. Expressions of interest for construction of its first nuclear power plant were sought from nine companies. By mid 2009 this was whittled down to a short list of

three bidders each with their own reactor technology. • • •

Areva in consortium with Suez and Total (EPR reactor) GE-Hitachi (ABWR reactor) Korea Electric Power Co. (KEPCO) in consortium with Samsung, Hyundai and Doosan (APR-1400 reactor)

The $20 billion contract to build four commercial nuclear power reactors, total 5.6 GW, by 2020 was awarded to the South Korean consortium. The reactors will be 1.4 GW pressurised water reactors, which KEPCO has developed from the Westinghouse System 80+ design. The UAE says it plans to standardise on one technology. KEPCO is currently building APR1400s at Shin-Kori Units 3 & 4 and Shin-Ulchin Units 1 & 2 in Korea. The UAE plants will be the fifth and sixth APR1400


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reactors to go into operation. Ten potential sites were considered for the four reactors. The evaluation process was based on guidance from FANR, from two US organisations, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) as well as the Viennabased International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). The chosen site is 300 km west of Abu Dhabi city on the coast at Barakah. The temperature of the Gulf seawater at Barakah is about 35°C, around 8°C higher than the Korean reference plants (Shin Kori 3 and 4), so larger heat exchangers and condensers will be incorporated into the Barakah detailed design. Planned UAE nuclear power reactors In April 2010 ENEC applied for licenses for Barakah. In July 2010 ENEC received a site preparation licence for Barakah and a limited construction licence allowing

manufacture of major components for four units. A construction environmental permit from the Environmental Agency - Abu Dhabi followed. In March 2011 the groundbreaking ceremony took place. A construction licence application for units 1 & 2 was lodged in December 2010. An 18 month review of the application, including lessons learned from the disaster that struck Japan’s reactors at Fukushima Daiichi during the process, followed. In July 2012 FANR issued construction licences for units 1 and 2. Construction of the UAE’s first nuclear power plant commenced on 19 July 2012. Over 1,500 cubic metres of concrete for the foundation slab for the reactor was poured in front of an esteemed audience who assembled to mark the historic event. Construction on the second unit started in May 2013. KEPCO says that construction takes 58 months from first concrete

pouring to commercial operation. Work is proceeding apace, and by 2017 Barakah 1 should be generating nuclear power for use in the UAE and surrounding countries. Training a nuclear workforce ENEC has a target of 60 percent local workforce by 2020. It is laying the groundwork now by recruiting the first generation of nuclear workers. UAE high school graduates are being recruited to join a fully funded vocational training programme. The Energy Pioneers programme, sponsored by ENEC and FANR prepares Emiratis for a wide range of roles from reactor operator to radiation protection technologist. Trainees will do an internship in South Korea with KEPCO or in Geneva with CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research. ¡

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The Sahara Forest Project Undoing desertification An innovative project to make desert areas green and productive is underway, providing power, water and food. The Sahara Forest has the potential to be replicated throughout the region, offering a range of economic and environmental benefits. n the last few thousand years, areas that used to be covered in vegetation have become infertile, arid deserts. North Africa was covered in forest before the Romans felled the forests to create, ‘the granary of Rome’. However removing the trees and over-farming of wheat had a radical effect on the land: increased salinity in the soil and loss of minerals led to the expansion of the Sahara Desert. The Sahara Forest Project is an innovative project that proposes to use restorative practices to establish vegetation in arid areas and reverse the trend of desertification. The project is designed to use abundant deserts, saltwater and CO2 to produce food, freshwater and energy. Pilot projects are underway in Qatar and in Jordan.

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solar power (CSP) to provide electricity and heat generation. Technologies for desert re-vegetation – establishing outside vegetation (such as evaporative hedges) in arid environments.

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plants and soils, and by pushing back desertification by re-vegetating desert areas. Harnessing seawater, sunshine and CO2 The Sahara Forest Project (SFP) is an environmental solution to create revegetation and green jobs through profitable production of food, water, clean electricity and biomass in desert areas. The core of the concept is to set up infrastructure to bring saltwater inland where it can be harnessed and desalinated. The long-term aim is to establish groups of interconnected economic activities in different low-lying desert areas around the world. Solar thermal energy technologies and the evaporation of saltwater to create cooling and fresh water lie at the heart of the scheme. The Sahara Forest Project aims to make electricity generation from concentrated solar power (CSP), operate energy- and water-efficient saltwater-cooled greenhouses for growing high value crops in

the desert, produce freshwater for irrigation or drinking, safely manage brine and harvest useful compounds from the resulting salt, grow biomass for energy purposes without competing with food cultivation, and revegetate desert lands. As well as providing food, energy and salt, the system also provides global climate benefits by sequestering CO2 in the facility’s plants and soils, and by pushing back the accelerating process of desertification through the revegetation of desert areas.   Three key components of the SFP are: • Saltwater-cooled greenhouses provide suitable growing conditions that enable year-round cultivation of high-value vegetable crops in desert conditions. Using seawater to provide evaporative cooling and humidification minimises crops’ water requirements. • Solar Power technologies - using photovoltaics (PV), and concentrated

Holistic objectives: The Sahara Forest concept offers multiple benefits. Production of electricity, food and water are the most obvious, but there are also positive ecological and economic outcomes. The system provides global climate benefits by sequestering CO2 from the atmosphere in the facilities’ plants and soils. It pushes back against the accelerating process of desertification by re-introducing sustainable vegetation in desert areas, reclaiming them for food production. Bringing saltwater into the desert offers the potential to create new local businesses. Possible commercial activities include harvesting useful compounds from management of slat from the brine; algae production and halophyte cultivation. Algae is tipped as a promising nextgeneration biomass feedstock. Historically conventional production systems have not been cost-effective. Research into ways of turning cultivated algae from man-made or natural ponds into a viable feedstock is yielding results, and this could be a future sideline for SF projects..

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Photos: Sahara Forest Project

“Subsequent developments could include commercial-scale inland opportunities using sustainable saline groundwater”

Halophytes are salt-tolerant plants, typically found in saltmarsh areas. Different species can be used for biofuel and/or food. Qatar’s pilot SFP project In 2011 The SFP, Yara ASA and the Qatar Fertilizer Company agreed on a comprehensive feasibility study on the potential for The Sahara Forest Project in Qatar. Qatar produces only 10 percent of its own food, and one aim of the project is to contribute to the country’s objective of increased food security through sustainable water and energy production. In February 2012 the partners signed an agreement to build the Qatar Sahara Forest Project Pilot Facility. An intensive ten month building period in one of the driest areas of Qatar saw the first harvest of cucumbers in December 2012 and its first barley crop the following April. The Sahara Forest Project in Qatar exploits abundant seawater to produce electricity and grow fresh crops. SFP Qatar objectives: • Qatar’s first operational Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) generation. • Saltwater-based greenhouses using salt-water cooling as the basis for cultivation of traditional crops. • Evaporative hedges and areas for cultivation of crops and useful desert plants. • Facilities for cultivation of salt tolerant plants. • State of the art cultivation of algae. Key results from SFP Qatar: • Yields are comparable with leading European greenhouse operations (yield in the pilot is above 75 kg of cucumbers per metre square a year); • The greenhouse achieved up to 15 degrees cooling in summer;

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Water usage is half of comparable greenhouses in the region; The seawater cooled greenhouse allows for year-round production of high quality crops, despite the sweltering Qatari summer; Evaporative hedges have provided mean temperature reduction of ten degrees in the outdoor growing zones; The greenhouse and evaporative hedges provided wet-cooling efficiencies without cooling towers for the Concentrated Solar Power facility; A total of 19 different desert plants, vegetable and grain crops were successfully cultivated outdoors in the desert throughout the year.

After two and a half years of studies, field-testing and operations the Sahara Forest Project (SFP) is ready for roll-out in Qatar. With eight hectares of greenhouse production SFP will match the yearly import of cucumbers to Qatar. Forty hectares of greenhouse production would equal the yearly import of tomatoes to Qatar. Sixty hectares of greenhouse production could meet the yearly import of cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers and aubergines (eggplant) to Qatar. Proposals for Jordan’s Sahara Forest Project Jordan is a country of intense sunlight and arid deserts. It is dependent on imported gas and oil. Water, energy and food security are constant challenges and the country experiences very high levels of water stress. Jordan’s Bay of Aqaba coastline makes it an

excellent location for the Sahara Forest. The Jordan National Feasibility Study analysed key factors such as saltwater (from the sea and from aquifers), solar and human resources, and ecological opportunities and constraints. The vision for Jordan’s Sahara Forest Project begins with a Test and Demonstration Centre in the southern Wadi Araba; located 15 km inland, 40 metres above sea level. The 20 hectare site will be supplied with seawater through a pipeline from the Red Sea. The site is large enough to allow expansion to a 200-ha commercial facility using the same seawater pipeline. This could potentially employ over 8000 people, and produce more than 500 GWh of electricity and 200,000 tonnes of fruit and vegetables each year. Subsequent developments could include commercial-scale inland opportunities using sustainable saline groundwater. Further expansion could bring SFP facilities as far as the Dead Sea in the north. In the longer term, the Red Sea could be connected to the Dead Sea by pumping seawater up to the high point of Wadi Araba and then allowing it to descend through hydro-electric power stations and desalination plants. It is still early days for Sahara Forest Projects. However, the deserts of the Middle East and North Africa are ideally suited to the concept. In the years ahead, sunshine, seawater and carbon dioxide might push back the desert, bringing prosperity through the production of food, water and energy in an integrated low-carbon sustainable system. ¡


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Wind Energy Harnessing the wind can create clean, renewable electricity. What developments are planned for the MENA region? hriving economies need affordable, sustainable and secure electricity supply. Booming population growth, residential demand and rapid industrial development make the Middle East region one of the most dynamic power sectors in the world. Electricity consumption has been growing continuously and this trend is set to accelerate in the next decade. Urban life in the region is energy-intensive with abundant electricity needed for air conditioning, to provide fresh water from the sea and for industrial development. Up to 100GW of additional capacity will be needed over the next 10 years - requiring investment in the region of US$1 trillion. Abundant local oil and gas means that fossil fuel is currently used to generate most of the region’s electricity. However, there is increasing awareness that national energy policies have to improve energy

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efficiency and expand the domestic energy mix in order to maximise the export of hydrocarbons. The six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries are among the highest per capita emitters of carbon dioxide in the world. Can they diversify to develop sustainable electricity supplies? Renewable energy is on the increase Across Europe, America and Asia investment in renewable energy is increasing. Wind, solar, marine (wave and tidal), hydro, biomass and geothermal energy are all increasing. A country’s potential to harness renewable energy depends on what natural resources are available. Import-reliant Jordan looks to renewable energy Jordan has limited domestic fossil fuel sources and over 90 percent of its energy needs are met by imports. Jordan has good

wind, solar and biomass energy potential, along with some scope for hydro-power. The government’s Energy Strategy sets a target of around 10 percent of the country’s energy supply (1.8GW), from renewable sources by 2020. The plan is for about 1,200MW from wind energy, 600MW from solar power, and between 30 and 50MW from waste-to-energy facilities. Jordan pioneered renewable energy in the Middle East 25 years ago with a wind power pilot project at Al-Ibrahemiya. Excellent wind resources exist in the Jordan Valley and Wadi Araba. Existing grid-connected wind farms in Hofa and Al-Ibrahemiya are characterised by a high availability and excellent capacity factors. Jordan’s first utility-scale wind farm, the 117MW Tafila Wind Farm is poised to increase the country’s total power capacity by three percent when it comes online next year. The $290m Jordan Wind Power Company (JWPC) project is due to start

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generating this year with full commercial operation next year. JWPC is a joint venture between the InfraMed Infrastructure fund, Masdar and EP Global Energy. Wind lagging behind in Gulf clean energy plans Across the Gulf interest in developing low carbon alternatives is increasing as demand for electricity grows. The affluent governments of UAE, Qatar and Saudi Arabia lead the way and have unveiled multi-billion dollar plans to kick-start alternative energy developments. However, investment in wind energy projects lags behind solar projects. In Europe, renewable energy is dominated by onshore and offshore wind farms. For example, as MEE magazine goes to press UK offshore wind farms are generating 3.65GW of electricity. The Levant countries and Iran have good wind energy potential, while climate and topography mean that Gulf countries favour solar power over wind. The UAE’s ground-breaking zero-carbon, zero-waste purpose built Masdar City is a world leader in implementing sustainable energy technologies. The Emirates also has an ambitious new nuclear programme. A $20 billion contract with a Korean consortium means that construction is underway on a project that will see four commercial nuclear power reactors, total

capacity 5.6 GW, operating at Barakah in Western Abu Dhabi by 2020. The world’s biggest oil-producer, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia wants to develop both nuclear and alternative energy to increase the production of desalinated water and to reduce consumption of its fossil fuel reserves. It’s new city for low carbon energy, The King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (K.A.CARE) spearheads developments. The gas–rich desert state of Qatar has the highest usage of electricity and probably the highest GDP per capita in the world. Set to host football’s World Cup in summer 2022 – which it has pledged to make carbon neutral, the tiny state is embarking on a transformation as it sets out to generate 10 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2018. In a bid to generate more renewable energy, the electricity and water company has announced plans to install solar panels

atop dozens of water reservoirs across the country. Desertec is an ambitious idea to link together the power networks of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East to provide climate protection, energy security and development by generating clean energy from the desert sun. The scientists behind the project believe that sustainable energy from Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) deserts can provide the region with sufficient energy for all its seawater desalination, around two-thirds of the region’s rising energy demand and it still leaves enough electricity for export, meeting 17 percent of EU consumption. The scheme is a pipe-dream, but as developments in renewable energy, energy storage technology and HVDC transmission proceed, technical feasibility increases. Exciting developments lie ahead. ¡

“Jordan pioneered renewable energy in the Middle East 25 years ago with a wind power pilot project at Al-Ibrahemiya”

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Wind

Solar

Hydro

Biomass

Geothermal

Ocean

Bahrain

Medium

High

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Low

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Low

Iran

High

High

High

High

High

High

Iraq

-

High

-

High

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Israel

High

High

-

Medium

-

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Jordan

High

High

Medium

Medium

Medium/low

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Kuwait

Medium

High

-

Medium

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Lebanon

High

High

High

Medium

Low

Low

Oman

Medium

High

-

Medium

-

-

Qatar

-

High

-

Low

-

-

Saudi Arabia

Medium

High

-

Medium

High

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UAE

High/medium

High

Low

Medium

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Low

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Case Study: Morocco Morocco has the most ambitious renewable energy programme in the MENA region. It expects 42 percent (equivalent to about 6,000MW) of its total energy mix to come from solar, wind and hydroelectric sources by 2020. It has more planned wind and solar projects than anywhere else in the region. Ouazarate in the High Atlas Mountains, north of the Sahara Desert, is perhaps best known as Morocco’s Hollywood. Historical movies shot in film studios there include Asterix & Obelix, Mission Cleopatra, and Lawrence of Arabia. However the desert province has another claim to fame: it is the site of a planned 500MW solar plant, which will be among the largest concentrating solar power (CSP)

plants in the world. The project is being implemented in four stages and is receiving finance from the World Bank’s Clean Technology Fund and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development. Another major solar scheme is a 470MW hybrid solar-gas plant at Ain Beni Mathar, located east of the capital of Rabat. It will be the first plant to be constructed with cylinder parabolic mirror technology in Morocco. Two-thirds of the cost will be financed by the African Development Bank. Wind power is going to be developed on the coast. Morocco’s ambitious Integrated Wind Energy Project was launched in 2010 with an estimated investment of US$3.7 billion.

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Increase installed wind capacity from 280MW to 2000MW by 2020 Increase the share of wind power in the national energy balance to 14 per cent by 2020 Achieve wind power capacity of 2MW (annual production 6,600 GWh) Achieve savings of 1.5 million tonnes of fuel a year, corresponding to US$750 million dollars and prevent the emission of 5.6 million tonnes of CO² per year.

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Power desalination The Middle East region relies on desalination for much of its water supply. Meeting the rapidly growing demand means supplying more electricity to feed the energy-hungry process

he deserts, arid climate and salty seas of the Middle East make water more precious than oil. The Water Security Risk Index lists 18 countries around the world at ‘extreme risk’ of danger to their water security. Fifteen of these countries including Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates are in the Middle East. The worldwide desalination market has sprung up in the last 50 years, growing from virtually zero to 16,000 facilities preparing over 60 million cubic metres of treated water per day. Desalination is a vital part of development in the Middle East, and as it is energy intensive, this will be reflected in increased demand for electricity. Saudi Arabia, the Arab region’s largest economy, leads the world in its desalination capacity, producing over 10 million cubic litres per day. The UAE is third with Kuwait

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and Qatar also in the top 10 countries. As the economy grows, and population increases so demand for water will soar. Desalination technologies evolve Man has been desalinating water for over 2000 years. Aristotle wrote of seawater distillation in 320 BC. Historically the most commonly used techniques involved evaporation and distillation. Fifty years ago thermal distilling units producing up to 8,000 cubic metres per day were installed around the world. In the Middle East region growth in desalination has soared in line with demand for water caused by population growth, climate change, pollution and industrial development. Desalination uses either thermal or membrane technologies. Membrane desalination has grown rapidly in the last

decade. Work on osmotic processes for desalination yielded commercial membrane processes, such as reverse osmosis (RO) and electrodialysis (ED) which came into commercial use 40 years ago. Now RO accounts for over half the world’s installed capacity, with the thermal processes multi-stage flash (MSF) used in a quarter. Multi-effect distillation (MED), electrodialysis (ED), hybrid technologies combining membrane and thermal processes at 0.7 percent, and electrodeionization (EDI) make up the remainder. Advances in technology have led to increased energy efficiency and economies of scale have also helped lower costs. Saudi Arabia - desalination nation Saudi Arabia is the world’s biggest producer of desalinated water. The desert kingdom


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expects to spend 16.6 billion riyals ($4.4 billion) on desalination projects in 2014. Saudi Arabia’s Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) is the world’s largest desalination procurement body. Its flagship project, the Ras al-Khair power and desalination plant in Ras al-Khair Industrial City on the Persian Gulf will have capacity to process 1 million cubic metres (264 million gallons) of desalinated water a day. SWCC is considering a fleet of new membrane desalination plants, including a 600,000 cubic metre par day capacity plant in Rabigh that would be the largest seawater RO facility in the world. The desalination plant will consist of eight MSF units and 17 RO units. The MSF units will have a capacity to produce 160 MIGD while the RO units will produce 68 MIGD. The MSF process for desalination involves heating seawater to produce

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“Capacity of the desalination plant is expected to be 22 million gallons of water a day”

steam and then condensing the steam to produce desalinated water. Seawater is brought to a high temperature in the brine heater. It is conveyed to an evaporator where the pressure is lower, allowing the water to boil rapidly where it flashes into steam. Remaining water undergoes similar additional stages. Vapour generated by the flashing is converted into fresh water by condensing the vapours from the heat exchanger tubing that run through each stage. Waste heat from the combined cycle power plant will be used to heat the tubes within the distiller unit’s brine heaters. The RO process uses pressure to force the seawater through a semi-permeable membrane for the removal of sodium and chloride. The process involves pretreatment by coagulation, flocculation, sedimentation and filtration. Pumps then force the water through the membrane at pressure. Post-treatment stages will implement energy recovery and stabilise the water by removing gases, measuring the acidity and alkalinity of the water and preparing it for distribution. UAE and Saudi develop pioneering solar desal plant Utico Middle East wants to construct the world’s largest solar-powered seawater

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desalination plant in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE. The developers believe that the project would set the new benchmark for the desalination business model and will be the world’s greenest desalination plant with the least CO2 emissions. The capacity of the desalination plant is expected to be 22 million gallons of water a day and 20MW of solar power. A prequalification tender inviting bids for the independent water project (IWP) was issued in November 2013. The winning bidder will co-develop the project with Utico, and the tender for the desalination plant is planned to be revealed in December. Advanced reverse osmosis (RO) and filtration technologies will be used in the project. When it becomes operational it is expected to bring down unit production rates. The RO process forces seawater via a polymer membrane using pressure to filter out salt. Saudi Arabia is building a solar desal facility at Al Khafji. It will have capacity of 10 million gallons of water a day and 10MW of power upon completion in 2015. ¡


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Case study: Ras Al Khair Desalination Plant Saudi Arabia The Ras Al Khair desalination project will serve about 3.5 billion people and be the largest desalination plant of its kind in the world. Location: Ras Al Khair Industrial City, 75km north-west of Jubail. Project Developers: Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC). Description: Ras Al Khair Desalination Plant is a hybrid desalination plant incorporating both the multi stage flashing (MSF) and reverse osmosis (RO) technologies. Construction start: 2011 Completion: Due 2014 Capacity: Production of 228 million imperial gallons per day (MIGD) / 728 million litres per day. Cost: The cost of construction is expected to reach $1.46bn. Power generation: The project includes construction of a 2,650MW combined cycle power plant, comprising five 600MW combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) blocks and two 220MW single cycle gas turbines (SCGT) units. Other industry: Maaden’s alumina refinery, due for commissioning in 2014, will use up to 1,350MW of electricity and 25,000m³ per day of water from the project.

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Joined up thinking Connecting electricity networks across countries

he Desertec Foundation wants to see a massive network of wind farms and solar plants across the Middle East and North Africa supplying electricity to Europe. The power would be delivered by a network of high voltage, direct current transmission cables connecting Africa and the Middle East. Desertec believes 15 percent of Europe’s electricity demand could be met in this way by 2050. This hugely ambitious scheme would offer economic benefits to all of the countries involved, and facilitate Europe’s switch from fossil fuels to renewable energy while creating new economic opportunities in the MENA area. The estimated cost is in the region of €400bn (US$526bn). The Desertec Concept was developed several years ago by German particle scientist Gerhard Knies and a network of scientists, economists and politicians… politicians. Desertec Foundation was established in 2009. Knies has explored the idea of generating solar power from the desert since 1986 and believes the desert receives enough energy in a few hours to power the whole world for a year. In November 2011, Desertec Industrial Initiative announced that the first phase of the €400bn project would

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begin in Morocco during 2012, with the construction of a 500MW solar farm. Hundreds of parabolic mirrors will be situated near the desert city of Ouarzazate and they will generate heat for conventional steam turbines. Work is due to start this year on a 2GW solar-thermal power project in Tunisia which will export electricity to reach Europe by 2016 via a transmission line to Italy. Egypt is also keen to participate and hopes to have a 1,000MW wind farm built by 2016 in the Gulf of Suez. This enormous renewable energy project, with a planned end date of 2050, aims to establish a massive network of solar and wind farms stretching across the Middle East and North Africa. Central to the Desertec Concept is sustainable power supply and a reliable smart grid, fed with energy from all types of renewable sources in a transnational super grid. The ambitious project will rely on installed capacity of wind energy, solar PV and CSP. Siemens, a major project partner and founding member of the Desertec Industrial Initiative, has announced it is working on producing steam turbines and solar receivers for concentrated solar-thermal power plants, as well as transmission systems across long

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MENA Grid Ownership and existing interconnections (excluding GCC countries) Algeria

SONELGAZ (state-owned utility for electricity and gas distribution)/ GRTE (subsidiary of SONELGAZ)

Tunisia (300 MW capacity; new interconnection line in 2012 complements existing interconnections, more than doubling capacity) Morocco (800 MW capacity; no extension until > 2020) Spain and Italy (feasibility studies done but no decisions)

Egypt

EETC (Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company)

Jordan (550 MW capacity, with plans to double this) Palestinian Territories (Gaza; small capacity with estimated 150–200 MW is in the pipeline) Saudi Arabia (3,000 MW HVDC link planned)

Libya

GECOL (General Electricity Company of Libya; state-owned monopoly for generation, transmission, and distribution)

Egypt (180 MW capacity; new 400+ MW connection planned)

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Electricity Company

Syria

PEDEEE and PEEGT (state monopolies controlling distribution, generation, and transmission of electricity)

Turkey Lebanon Jordan

Israel

IEC (controls transmission)

Palestinian Territories HVDC link to Greece under consideration

Jordan

NEPCO (National Electricity Power Company; state owned)

Syria Palestinian Territories

Lebanon

EDL (Électricité du Liban; public utility for generation, transmission, and distribution)

Syria

Morocco

ONE (Office Nationale d’Électricité)

Spain (1.400 MW capacity; plans to add a third AC cable undersea in 2020 or later) Tunisia (via Algeria) Algeria (800 MW capacity; no addition planned before 2020)

Palestinian Territories

Tunisia

Israel Syria Egypt (17 MW connection to S. Gaza Strip; plans for 150–200 MW) STEG (Société Tunisienne d’Électricité et du Gaz)

Morocco Algeria (300 MW capacity) Libya (currently disconnected) Italy (plans for 1,000 MW of HVDC, linked to decision on 1,200 MW production pole in Tunisia

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Top 10 power and water projects in the GCC Name

Country

Cost US$

Client

Contractors

Project

Barakah Nuclear Power Station

UAE

20bn

Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC)

Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co, Samsung C&T Corporation, Doosan Heavy Industries

Four nuclear power reactors, total 5.6GW planned. Construction started July 2012

Al Zour North IWPP

Kuwait

7.7bn

Ministry of Electricity & Water

GDF Suez, Sumitomo Corporation

Four power & desalination plants: capacity 3.2GW and 178MIGD of desalinated water.

Ras Laffan C

Qatar

3.7bn

Qatar General Electricity & Water Co

Mitsui & Company

Capacity 2,730MW and 63 MIGD of desalinated water

Jeddah South Power Plant

Saudi Arabia

3.1bn

Saudi Electricity Company

Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI)/ Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI)

2,650MW oil-fired plant.

Riyadh PP10

Saudi Arabia

3.1bn

Saudi Electricity Company

Arabian Bemco

2,000MW gas power plant

Jazan Economic City Power Plant

Saudi Arabia

3bn

Saudi Binladin Group

MMC Corporation Berhad

Power capacity 1800 MW, desalination plant: 500,000 m3 per day

Yanbu Phase 3

Saudi Arabia

3bn

Jubail & Yanbu (Marafiq) / Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC)

Al Jaber Engineering / Samsung Engineering

3,100 MW power plant and US$1bn desalination plant with 121 MIGD capacity

Shuaiba Phase 3

Saudi Arabia

3bn

Saudi Electricity Company

Alstom Power

part of the 5,600 MW Shoaiba project

Qurayyah IPP

Saudi Arabia

2.8bn

Hajr Electricity Production Company

Samsung

Combined cycle gas-fired power plant capacity 3927 MW.

Shuweihat 3 (IPP)

UAE

2bn

Shuweihat Asia Power Co. (Sapco)

Siemens/Daewoo Engineering & Construction Ltd

1.6 GW gas fired power plant

distances with low loss. The successful delivery of the project will also involve large consortia of utilities, politicians, economists and scientists. The Desertec Foundation says it is currently working on implementing the right political framework conditions to meet its aims, highlighting the need and opportunity for organisations to invest. Development of a regional grid: the CGG Interconnector The electrical power networks of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries (Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia) are connected by 400-kV super grid interconnection. The transmission system was constructed in three phases and the Gulf Cooperation Council Interconnection Authority (GCCIA) established a new interconnector control centre in Ghunan, Saudi Arabia.

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The GCCIA aims to promote power trading to optimise the use of fuel resources. Sharing power reserves and spinning reserves to cover emergency conditions means that each national system can reduce generating capacity. It offers emergency support to any system during blackout situations, and lowers operating costs by using the most economic generation unit on the system. Interconnection of the GCC grid to other grids such as the Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria and Turkey (EJILST) grid or the Maghreb Arab grid will offer the opportunity to export surplus power. For example, surplus power can be dispatched from the GCC region during the winter period when demand is low in comparison to Europe when power demand is high. ยก


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“The Desertec Foundation says it is currently working on implementing the right political framework conditions to meet its aims, highlighting the need and opportunity for organisations to invest� Desertec vision for 2050

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Energy Efficiency n the energy hungry Middle East demand for electricity is soaring and businesses, consumers and utilities are all confronting issues of energy efficiency. Energy efficiency is about reducing waste: on the demand side through power demand management and on the supply side using technologies to improve efficiency in power generation and distribution. A Deloitte white paper on energy efficiency in the region finds that the GCC countries’ consumption is driven largely by home use, with almost 47 percent of the energy consumption going into residential use compared to a global average of around 25 percent. Clearly there is room fro improvement.

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Intelligent grids The increasing amounts of future renewable generation calls for changes in the electricity networks. At the transmission level, new capacity is needed to bring generation from solar and wind farms into the centres of population. At the distribution level,

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With demand for power predicted to increase, diverting resources away from export towards domestic consumption, the pressure is on to find more efficient ways of using electricity.

linking telecommunications with the electricity network leads to more efficient and intelligent use of power. Smart Grid is the term that is used to describe digitised energy networks which optimise delivery of electricity from source to consumption. It has the potential to make a more efficient and sustainable power system for all generators and consumers connected to it. A new approach to system management and control is at the heart of the Smart Grid, actively integrating information into the power system in order to make more efficient use of resources. The essence of the smart grid is information and control. The architecture of existing high voltage transmission grids already includes sensors and sophisticated control systems. Distribution System Operators face challenges of communications in their networks. Moving to smart grids will enable DSOs to monitor the electricity flowing within their grids. This information data will enable them to adjust to changing conditions by automatically reconfiguring the network and/or taking control of connected

demand and distributed generation. Smart grids offer: • Automated fault detection and selfhealing of the network without the intervention of technicians • Bi-direction energy flows allowing for distributed generation such as from solar PV, charging to/from the batteries of electric cars, wind turbines, pumped hydroelectric power etc. • Demand-side management encouraging smart consumer use • Load adjustment/load balancing reducing the amount of ‘spinning reserve’ stand by generation required • Peak curtailment/levelling and use of differential tariffs • Greater penetration of variable renewable energy sources Improving building standards Across the world a vast range of national, regional and local energy efficiency programmes are in place covering buildings, appliances, transport, energy


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generation and industry. A range of instruments are used to make the initiatives work, including subsidies, incentives, regulatory instruments, voluntary agreements, policy processes, fiscal arrangements, tradeable permits and public investment. Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Qatar are implementing green building standards. While World Green Building Council member organisations have been established in the UAE and are under certification in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Syria and Palestine. Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait and Oman also have associated or emerging councils. Dubai led the way, launching green building regulations in 2010 for all new buildings. These include: •

Additional external lighting load must be powered through renewable electricity sources such as PV systems A solar water heating system must also be installed to provide 75 percent of the domestic hot water requirements All residential, commercial and industrial elevators and escalators to be fitted with controls to reduce speed or to stop when no traffic is detected Light controls to allow lighting to be switched off when daylight levels are adequate or when spaces are unoccupied and to allow occupants control over lighting levels Controls will be required for all buildings’ heating ventilation and air-conditioning systems New hotels to incorporate control systems able to turn off the lighting, AC and power when the room is not occupied Guest rooms to incorporate control system to enable turning off the AC when the balcony door or window is kept open New district cooling plants must incorporate a thermal energy storage facility with a capacity of at least 20 percent of the design capacity of the plant

“Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Qatar are implementing green building standards. While World Green Building Council member organisations have been established in the UAE and are under certification in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Syria and Palestine”

The luxury modern malls of the Middle East are taking a lead in sustainability standards. For example, Msheireb Properties, a subsidiary of Qatar foundation has a regeneration project in

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Qatar that will contain the largest cluster of Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design-certified buildings in the world: a total of 100 buildings all targeting gold and platinum status.

and A++ have been added for refrigerated appliances. The A+ fridges are at least 25 percent more efficient than Class A models while A++ models can be up to 60 percent more energy efficient.

Energy efficient appliances As the price of power increases, businesses and consumers look for energy efficient appliances The first energy labelling scheme, introduced in the EU over 30 years ago, applied to refrigeration equipment, washing and drying machines, ovens, hot water production and supply, lighting sources and air conditioning devices. This has evolved so that light bulbs, cars and most electrical appliances must carry an Energy Label. The energy efficiency of the product is rated in colourcoded energy levels ranging from A to G where. ‘A’ is the most energy efficient and ‘G’ the least energy efficient. Gradings A+

Electricity storage - the holy grail of renewable energy A disadvantage of wind and power is the intermittent generation. This creates challenges for grid system stability and peak load management. If electricity could somehow be ‘bottled’ this could be used to smooth out some of the uncertainties, improve efficiency and keep costs down. Energy storage technology does exist but in order to make a significant contribution it needs development and investment. Small batteries are in every day use in vehicles, computers, phones, watches, cameras and other appliances but grid-scale use of big batteries is not yet

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mainstream, although development work is underway. A wide range of techniques for storing energy exist. Integrating them into our power infrastructure to work alongside renewable energy needs investment, further development work combined with joined up thinking by renewable energy generators and transmission and distribution operators. Impact of electric vehicles on electricity networks Electric vehicles (EVs) get their power from batteries. They are recharged by plugging them into the power network. They are much cheaper to run than petrol vehicles, but their range and top speeds have been inferior to petrol-powered vehicles and battery charging can take hours. The capital cost of EVs is high but sales are increasing.


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As fuel prices rise, hybrid and plugin electric vehicles (HEVs and PEVs) are becoming a significant part of the worldwide automotive market. HEVs’ share of global light duty vehicle sales is expected to grow to almost 4 percent by 2020, while PEVs’ contribution is expected to reach 3 million vehicles sold in 2020 (3 percent of the market). As EVs increase in number, they will have a significant impact on the demand for electricity. EVs in regular use need frequent charging. Smart grid technology will enable utilities to offer flexible pricing and other tariff incentives that encourage consumers to reduce peak–time consumption. As new developments make their way from the drawing board through to the laboratory and into the market, it’s an exciting time to be part of the dynamic and important electricity supply chain. ¡

Led light fittings for demanding environments

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YOUR PASSPORT TO THE GLOBAL MARKET DNV GL: world-class power testing, inspections and certification services In a global market that demands safety and reliability, you need to prove your grid components are up to the job. Independent testing is essential to show your products perform as required and withstand the rigours of the field. DNV GL’s world-renowned TIC services and KEMA Type Test Certificates are the international benchmark for grid equipment testing: names your customers trust and your passport to global business. Utilities and network operators can’t afford to let widespread power outages happen. The damage to their reputations and bottom lines would be too great. So they need to know before they buy that your grid components meet all their safety, performance, reliability and regulatory requirements. Building on our respected KEMA heritage, we offer trusted, impartial, standards-based testing and certification of everything from high-voltage circuit breakers, power transformers, cable systems, insulators and energy meters to low-voltage power panels. Our high-voltage and high-power labs in the Netherlands, Czech Republic and USA are the largest and most advanced in the industry, offering capabilities you won’t find elsewhere and the ability to verify even the latest grid technologies. And we remain at the forefront of TIC innovation – developing testing techniques for ultra high voltage (800 and 1100 kV) circuit breakers and building the world’s first extreme high power lab for super grids. You can also call on our services at your own facilities and in the field: from quality assurance throughout a component’s lifecycle to on-site commissioning and diagnostic testing.

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SAFER, SMARTER, GREENER

A new name with a long heritage DNV GL is a new company whose heritage stretches back 150 years. Formed in a merger that united such well-known and respected brands as KEMA, Gerard Hasan, DNV and GL, DNV GL provides support for the maritime, oil & gas and energy industries. We have over 80 years of experience in testing, inspections and certification – and the KEMA brand is renowned the world over as the gold standard for quality. Today, KEMA is part of DNV GL’s energy division, whose expertise spans the entire energy value chain – from (conventional and renewable) generation through T&D to policy, regulation, and energy efficiency. Together with our customers and partners, we look to drive the transition to a safer, smarter and greener world.

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FEATURES

Innovative, energetic Masdar leads the way Abu Dhabi’s Masdar City project is setting the stage to become a world leader in renewable energy. Here’s how…

asdar is Abu Dhabi’s multifaceted renewable energy company with a mission to invest, incubate and establish a commercially viable newenergy industry in Abu Dhabi and around the world. Parent body, Mubadala (Arabic for ‘exchange’) was established by the Government of Abu Dhabi in 2002 as a principal agent in the diversification of Abu Dhabi’s economy. Four years later, Mubadala established Masdar to implement and expand renewable energy and sustainable technologies industry.

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Masdar is organised around several main business units: •

Masdar Capital seeks to build a portfolio of the world’s most promising renewable energy and clean technology companies through its clean tech funds. Masdar City is an emerging global clean-technology cluster that places its resident companies in the heart of the global renewable energy industry. Masdar Clean Energy seeks to

diversify Abu Dhabi’s energy mix and expand the Emirate’s range of commercial energy expertise to include clean energy. Masdar Institute of Science and Technology is an independent, graduate research school developed with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Masdar City: vision of the future Rising from the inhospitable, windswept desert of Abu Dhabi is a brand new carbon neutral city for over 40,000 people. The Masdar City project is the flagship for Abu Dhabi’s plans to become a world leader in renewable energy. The aspiration is for the new metropolis to be one of the most sustainable cities in the world. Situated 17km from downtown Abu Dhabi, Masdar City is to be a highdensity, pedestrian-friendly, skyscraper-free development where current and future renewable energy and clean technologies will be researched, developed, tested and implemented. The US$18 billion+ Masdar City project, designed by British architects Foster and Partners, will combine 21st century

engineering with traditional desert architecture. The city integrates the full range of renewable energy and sustainability technologies, across a living and working community. Cutting-edge clean-tech research and development, pilot projects, technology testing, and construction on some of the world’s most sustainable buildings are all part of the Masdar City vision. Prominent businesses with bases in Masdar City include: • •

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International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Siemens - Middle East headquarters and Centre of Excellence in Building Technologies R&D centre GE - Ecomagination Centre Schneider - R&D centre BASF Korea Technopark Association

Masdar City is a ground-breaking project demonstrating how to cut the carbon footprint of sophisticated urban desert life.

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Powered by the biggest solar farm in the Middle East Solar electricity powers air conditioning and desalinates sea water Solar panels and solar collectors on roofs Compact design – such as ancient Arab cities, with narrow streets shading each other Orientation and performance optimisation used to reduce energy demand Wind towers draw draughts through the streets without using energy Streets flanked by tall buildings for shade and to minimise need for air conditioning Conventional cars must be left outside the city gates Inside the city an underground personal rapid transit system running on solar powered batteries will replace cars Irrigation recovery used to reduce water requirements Waste converted to energy and reduced to zero

Water – a precious resource The Abu Dhabi environment agency has put in place lots of projects and improvements to reduce the use of water. Concrete replaces green areas that need irrigation and new laws require water-saving devices in all buildings. The government has also fitted 2,000 mosques with water-saving

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London Array Offshore Wind Farm, part owned by Masdar

“The futuristic metropolis of Masdar City will set new standards in water recycling, with 80 percent of the city’s water being recycled” devices, which is saving millions of gallons of water a year when people wash before their prayer. The futuristic metropolis of Masdar City is setting new standards in water recycling, with 80 percent of the city’s water being recycled. Water will initially be sourced from the Abu Dhabi grid but the city will also try to harvest the hyper-saline groundwater, with salt content several times higher than seawater. The city will install technologies and systems to reduce water, including efficient fittings, fixtures and appliances, smart water meters for consumers and smart meters to detect leakage across the system. Masdar’s scientists are looking at ways to treat and desalinate the water

and at using greywater and blackwater to dilute the salt so it can be treated in more traditional ways. Masdar is embarking on a pilot project to desalinate water using power from renewable sources with the aim of building a full-scale plant by 2020. The company will join with private partners in three test plants to study new desalination technologies. Masdar and its partners will test different technologies at the plants through 2015, with the aim of starting construction on a commercial desalination facility in 2016. The full-scale facility may have capacity to treat 50 million to 100 million gallons of water a day.


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Masdar plans ME first carbon capture and storage project Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and Masdar are setting up the Middle East’s first company focused on exploring and developing commercial-scale projects for carbon capture, usage and storage (CCUS). The companies’ joint venture has awarded an AED450 million engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to Dodsal Group to build a carbon dioxide (CO2) compression facility and a 50 km pipeline. The CCUS project will capture CO2 from Emirates Steel’s facility. The gas will be compressed and transported along the 50 km pipeline to ADNOC oil fields where it will be injected into oil fields to enhance oil recovery, while storing the injected CO2

underground. The project will sequester up to 800,000 tons of CO2 annually. Completion is set for 2016. The joint venture is the first phase of an industrial-scale CCUS network planned as part of Abu Dhabi’s commitment to de-carbonise its economy and create a low-carbon power generation industry. Masdar activities outside UAE Masdar is active in promoting renewable energy projects further afield. The UAE firm owns a 20 percent stake in the huge London Array wind farm in the Thames Estuary. Its partners are Dong, La Caisse and E.On. The 630MW 175 turbine wind farm completed commissioning in spring 2013. Masdar developed the Port Victoria Wind Power Project in the Seychelles.

Closer to home, Masdar owns a 31 percent stake in the Jordan Wind Project Company (JWPC), which is beginning construction of a 38-turbine, 117 MW wind farm in the Tafila area. The other JWPC shares are held by the Euro-Mediterranean fund InfraMed, (50 percent), and Cyprus’s EP Global Energy, (19 percent). The US$290 million scheme should be generating to the grid by 2015. Jordan is the first country in the region to launch feed-in tariffs for renewable energy sources. The 20-year power purchase agreement for the wind farm is Jordan’s first renewable energy contract. Masdar’s investment in clean energy will help to increase Jordan’s total power capacity by three percent. ¡

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AWARDS

Middle East Electricity Awards 2014 he prestigious annual Middle East Electricity Awards recognise outstanding achievements of individuals, departments, teams or organisations that have contributed to the growth and development of the energy industry with a focus on the power, lighting, new and renewable, nuclear and water sectors. For the purposes of these awards, the Middle East region includes: Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, UAE and Yemen. Awards are made in nine categories and entrants were welcome to enter multiple award categories.

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“Results will be announced and presentations made on Tuesday 11th February during an exciting evening of live entertainment and unique networking opportunities �

1. Power Project of the Year 2. Lighting Project of the Year 3. Solar Project of the Year 4. Best Innovation or Technology of the Year 5. Power & Water Utility of the Year 6. HSE Project or Initiative of the Year 7. Young Engineer of the Year 8. Best Marketing Campaign Award (exhibitor award) 9. Best Product Launch at ME Electricity 2014 (exhibitor award) The judges will also make two additional awards: 10. Power Personality of the Year 11. Green Champion of the Year This year saw a record number of entries but our expert panel of judges have now drawn up the 2014 shortlist. The results will be announced and presentations made on Tuesday 11th February during an exciting evening of live entertainment and unique networking opportunities at Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre. Tickets for the event are available from the organisers. Middle East Electricity are looking forward to seeing you there.

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The number of nominations are up from last year


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2013 Middle East Electricity Awards Ceremony

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FUTURE GENERATION

Future Generation Competition Thursday 13th February, 14:00 he future of energy is green, and it will lie in the hands of young generations. Middle East Electricity wants to play its part in encouraging the next generation of engineers to get involved in the challenge of creating a sustainable environment. Creating a green energy supply chain needs investment in infrastructure and technology. Equally important is investing in human capital - the work force of the present and the future. With this in mind, the organisers of MEE are showcasing the Future Generation Competition. Undergraduate engineering students from across the UAE have been invited to design and develop an innovative solution focusing on Alternative Energy, Energy Efficiency or Energy Conservation. Nine inspirational projects ranging from Intelligent Green House through to Tidal Power Generation System are being showcased at MEE Future Generation Competition. Innovations such as these come from inspirational groups of young engineers will play a vital role in the industry’s future. A stringent selection process sees some innovative projects competing for the coveted number one spot. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the Future Generation stand in Sheikh Maktoum Hall where the students will be presenting their ideas at Solar Middle East/Middle East Electricity 2014. Visitors will get a chance to vote for their favourite, so be sure to speak to the students about their concepts before making your choice. On the final day of the conference, Thursday 13 February, the votes will be counted and the winner will be presented with a prestigious Middle East Electricity Award. Announcements and the official presentation of this special award will take place at 14:00 following the Solar Workshop in the conference room of Sheikh Maktoum Hall.

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2014 Participants University

Project

Group members

Ajman University of Science & Technology/Fujairah

Dynamic energy management system for efficient scheduling of smart home appliances using realistic hourly load data in UAE

- Shaikhah Saeed Rashed - Abrar Mohamed Khameis

Ajman University of Science & Technology/Fujairah

Efficient Water Pumping Using Renewable Energies

- Muna Dahir Ali Yusuf

Ajman University of Science & Technology/Fujairah

Integrated Wireless Sensor Network and Real Time Smart Controlling and Monitoring System for Efficient Energy Management in Standalone Photovoltaic Systems

- Ahmad M. Y. Thabet - Saleh Helmy - Yanal Alshaban - Yousif Haddad

Ajman University of Science & Technology/Fujairah

Wind Powered Water Lifting System

- Zulfa A Rasheed - Amna Abdulla - Muna Dahir Ali

Higher College of Technology

Intelligent Green House

- Khalid Junaid Abdulla Abubakr Bawazir - Bader Mubarak Ali Bader Alamer Ali Yaslem Mubarak Ali AlBreiki - Saud Bilal Fairooz Mubarak Al Sayegh - Mohamed Ali Ahmed Ali Alnaeemi

Higher College of Technology

Tidal Power Generation System

- Aisha Mubarak Salem Yousef Abdi Al Hammadi - Anood Saleh Ismaeil Khalil Mubarak Al Hammadi - Mariam Mubarak Ajlan Muna Al Mansoori - Khaled Mohamed Humaid Mohamed Al Mehairi - Abdulaziz Khadem Ahmed Khadem Al Muhairi - Saif Musabbeh Khalfan Musabbeh Al Kaabi - Saleh Abdul Qader Hasan Abdulla Omer Alshateri

Khalifa University

Performance Model of Shams1 Power Plant

- Mohammad Abutayeh - Sara Al Hanaei - Sara Al Shomali

Rochester Institute of Technology Dubai

Potential of Solar Assisted Desiccant Evaporative Cooling Systems in Dubai

- Ahmed A. Warsame Syed Siddique

United Arab Emirates University

Solar Red Flag Robot

- Ahmad M.mazen Drak - Ayesha Ali Al-Ali - Ayah Faeik Abu Hani - Noora Rashed AlKaizi


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For nearly a century Doble has been amassing an unprecedented amount of knowledge and experience. We’re sharing it with our partners and customers through products, services and learning programs. From commissioning through failure analysis, Doble is with you every step of the way. Contact: Mourad HAMDI | Regional Sales Manager MENA | Doble Engineering Company tel +971 43 378 353 | cell +971 55 68 200 26 | mhamdi@doble.com | www.doble.com

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COUNTRY PAVILIONS

Country Pavilions Country name: India Capital: New Delhi Population 1.237 billion Area 338,424 km2 GDP $1082 trillion (World bank)

Country name: Austria Capital: Vienna Population 8.5 million Area 83,855 km2 GDP $394.7 billion (World bank) Energy consumption by fuel

Energy consumption by fuel oil

gas

coal

nuclear

hydro

renewables

total

oil

gas

coal

nuclear

hydro

renewables

total

171.6

49.1

298.3

7.5

26.2

10.9

563.5

12.4

8.1

2.0

-

8.9

1.6

33.1

The Republic of India is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country and the most populous democracy in the world. Its economy is the world’s tenth-largest by nominal GDP and third-largest by purchasing power parity. India is one of the group of countries termed BRICs (Brazil, Russia, India, China). Currency is the Rupee. Look for stand numbers: 2A, 2B, 2E, 2G, 2F, 2H Exhibiting companies: 95

The Republic of Austria is a landlocked mountainous country in Central Europe. It is the 12th richest country in the world in terms of GDP per capita. Austria is a member of the EU and the Eurozone. Austria currently produces more than half of its electricity by hydropower. Currency is the Euro. Look for stand numbers: S1 F15,18, 19-20, 27-31, S1N28 Exhibiting companies: 11

Country name: Qatar Capital: Doha Population 2.051 million Area 11,571 km2 GDP 247.5 billion (World bank)

Country name: France Capital: Paris Population 65.70 million Area 640,679 km2 GDP $2.613 trillion

Energy consumption by fuel oil

gas

8

23.5

coal

Energy consumption by fuel nuclear

hydro

renewables

-

total

oil

gas

coal

nuclear

hydro

renewables

total

31.6

80.9

38.2

11.4

96.3

13.2

5.4

245.4

The vast oil reserves of the tiny State of Qatar make it the world’s richest country per capita. Qatar is a member of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, Gulf Cooperation Council, OPEC and the Council of Arab Economic Unity. Currency is the Qatari Riyal. Look for stand number: 6E20 Exhibiting companies: 9

The French Republic is one of only three countries to have both Atlantic and Mediterranean coastlines. It is the largest country in Western Europe and the EU. Its overseas regions and territories throughout the world make France the second-largest exclusive economic zone in the world. France is a member of the EU, the G8, G20, NATO, OECD, WTO, and Latin Union. Currency is the Euro Look for stand numbers: 6C/6D Exhibiting companies: 29

Country name: China Capital: Beijing Population 1.351 billion Area 9,596,961 km2 GDP $8.227 trillion 2012 (world bank)

Country name: UK Capital: London Population 63.23 million Area 243,610 km2 GDP $2.472 trillion (world bank)

Energy consumption by fuel

Energy consumption by fuel

oil

gas

coal

nuclear

hydro

renewables

total

oil

gas

coal

nuclear

hydro

renewables

total

483.7

129.5

1873.3

22.0

194.8

31.9

2735.2

68.5

70.5

39.1

15.9

1.2

8.4

203.6

The People’s Republic of China covers a vast area from the Himalayas to the Pacific. China is the world’s fastest-growing economy, and is set to become the world’s largest. It is the most populous country in the world and the leading regional power within Asia. It is the world’s largest exporter and importer of goods. Currency is the RMB Stands: across the exhibition Exhibiting companies: 217

The United Kingdom is the world’s sixth-largest economy by nominal GDP and eighth-largest by purchasing power parity. It was the world’s first industrialised country and the world’s foremost power during the 19th and early 20th centuries Currency is the Pound Sterling. Look for stand numbers: 2C, 2E, 2F, S1, S2, S3 Exhibiting companies: 59

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Country name: Argentina Capital: Buenos Aires Population 41.09 million Area 2,780,400 km2 GDP $475.5 billion (World bank)

Country name: Switzerland Capital: Bern Population 7.997 million Area 41,285 km2 GDP $631.2 billion (World bank)

Energy consumption by fuel

Energy consumption by fuel

oil

gas

coal

nuclear

hydro

renewables

total

oil

gas

coal

nuclear

hydro

renewables

total

28.2

42.6

1.0

1.4

8.4

0.6

82.1

28.2

42.6

1.0

1.4

8.4

0.6

82.1

The Argentine Republic is the eighth-largest country in the world, the second largest in Latin America and the largest Spanish-speaking nation. The South American federal republic is one of the G-15 and G-20 major economies and Latin America’s third-largest. It is a member of WBG, WTO, OAS, Mercosur, UNASUR, CELAC and OEI. Currency is Argentine Peso. Look for stand numbers: S1 N29 Exhibiting companies: 5

Switzerland is a mountainous landlocked European country surround by EU countries, Switzerland is not a member of the EU, however it has close economic and trading ties. Currency is the Swiss Franc. Look for stand numbers: 3F, 3G Exhibiting companies: 10

Country name: Finland Capital Helsinki Population 5.414 million Area 338,424 km2 GDP $247.5 billion (World bank)

Country name: USA Capital Washington DC Population 313.9 million 2012 Area 9,826,675 km2 GDP $16.24 trillion (World bank)

Energy consumption by fuel

Energy consumption by fuel

oil

gas

coal

nuclear

hydro

renewables

total

9.1

2.8

2.9

5.3

3.8

2.6

26.4

oil

gas

coal

nuclear

hydro

renewables

total

819.9

654.0

437.8

183.2

63.2

50.7

2208.8

The Republic of Finland is the eighth largest country in Europe and the most sparsely populated country in the EU. Finland is a member of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the EU. Currency is the Euro. Look for stand numbers: 3H20-28; 8C26-30 Exhibiting companies: 11

The United States of America (USA) is the world’s fourth-largest country by total area and third largest by population. It has the world’s largest national economy and continues to be a prominent political force and a leader in scientific research and technological innovation. Currency is US Dollar. Look for stand number: S1 Exhibiting companies: 33

Country name: Saudi Arabia Capital: Riyadh Population 8.29 million Area 2,149,690 km2 GDP $711.0 billion 2012 (world bank)

Country name: Hungary Capital: Budapest Population 9.944 million Area 93,030 km2 GDP $124.6 billion 2012 (world bank)

Energy consumption by fuel oil

gas

129.7

92.5

coal

Energy consumption by fuel nuclear -

hydro

renewables

total

oil

gas

coal

nuclear

222.2

6.0

8.8

3.0

3.6

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) is the largest Arab state in the Middle East. KSA is blessed with the world’s second largest oil reserves as well as vast natural gas reserves. It is the world’s largest oil exporter. It is a member of Gulf Cooperation Council, Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, G-20 major economies and OPEC. Currency is the Saudi Arabian Riyal (SAR). Look for stand number: S1Q Exhibiting companies: 37

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hydro

renewables

total

0.6

21.9

Land-locked central European country Hungary is a member of the EU, NATO, the OECD, the Visegrád Group, and the Schengen Agreement. Currency is the forint. Look for stand number S1P10 Exhibiting companies: 11


COUNTRY PAVILIONS

Country name: Germany Capital: Berlin Population 81.89 million Area 357,021 km2 GDP $3.428 trillion 2012 (world bank)

Country name: Canada Capital: Ottowa Population 34.88 million Area 9,826,675 km2 GDP $1.821 trillion 2012 (World bank)

Energy consumption by fuel

Energy consumption by fuel

oil

gas

coal

nuclear

hydro

renewables

total

oil

gas

coal

nuclear

hydro

renewables

total

31.5

41.7

31.3

-

13.1

1.6

119.2

104.3

90.6

21.9

21.7

86.0

4.3

328.8

The Federal Republic of Germany is the world’s fourth-largest economy by GDP and the fifth-largest by purchasing power. It is the second-largest exporter and third-largest importer of goods. Germany is the most populous member state in the EU. Germany was a founding member of the European Community and is a member of NATO, the G8, the G20, the OECD and the Council of Europe. Currency is the Euro. Look for stand numbers: S1/S2M MF20-30 Exhibiting companies: 87

Canada’s vast landmass covers an area from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean, and its border with the United States is the world’s longest land border shared by two countries. Abundant natural resources and established trade networks make Canada a significant economic power, and it is among the wealthiest in the world. Currency is the Canadian Dollar. Look for stand numbers: S1 M30-32, 4D31, 4G20 Exhibiting companies: 6

Country name: South Korea Capital: Seoul Population 50.00 million Area 100,210 km2 GDP $1.130 trillion 2012 (world bank)

Country name: Spain Capital: Madrid Population 46.22 million Area 505,992 km2 GDP $1.323 trillion 2012 (world bank)

Energy consumption by fuel

Energy consumption by fuel

oil

gas

coal

nuclear

hydro

renewables

total

108.8

45.0

81.8

34.0

0.7

0.8

271.1

oil

gas

coal

nuclear

6.0

8.8

3.0

3.6

hydro

renewables

total

0.6

21.9

South Korea is a mountainous country with the second highest standard of living in Asia. It is Asia’s fourth largest economy, renown for exports of electronics, automobiles, ships, machinery, petrochemicals and robotics. South Korea is a member of the WTO and the OECD, and a founding member of APEC and the East Asia Summit. Currency is the South Korean Won. Look for stand numbers: 2A, 2B Exhibiting companies: 21

The Kingdom of Spain has the 13th largest economy in the world. It borders the Atlantic and the Mediterranean. It is one of the world’s leading countries in the development and production of renewable energy. It is a member of the United Nations, NATO, OECD, and WTO. Currency is the Euro. Look for stand numbers: 7F 7G Exhibiting companies: 30

ITALY Capital Rome Population 60.92 million 2012 Area 301,338 km2 GDP $2.015 trillion (World Bank 2012)

MALAYSIA Capital Kuala Lumpur Population 29.24 million Area 329,847 km2 GDP $305.0 billion 2012 (World Bank)

Energy consumption by fuel (mtoe)

Energy consumption by fuel

oil

gas

coal

nuclear

hydro

renewables

total

oil

gas

coal

nuclear

hydro

renewables

total

64.2

61.8

16.2

-

9.4

10.9

162.5

29.8

30.0

14.3

-

1.8

0.3

76.3

The Italian Republic is the 5th most populous country in Europe, the 4th-largest economy in the EU and 9th in the world. Italy is a member of the EU, NATO, OECD, the WTO, the G6, G7, G8, G10, G20, Union for the Mediterranean, the Council of Europe and the Central European Initiative. Currency is the Euro. Look for stand numbers: 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D, 3E, 3G Exhibiting companies: 125

Malaysia has one of the best economic records in Asia, with GDP growing at over 5 percent for almost 50 years. Malaysia has a newly industrialised market economy, ranked third largest in Southeast Asia and 29th largest in the world. It is a member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, the East Asia Summit, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, the Commonwealth of Nations, and the Non-Aligned Movement. Currency is the Malaysian Ringgit. Look for stand number: S1N Exhibiting companies: 7

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ROMANIA Capital Bucharest Population 21.33 million Area 238,391 km2 GDP $192.7 billion 2012 (World Bank)

SLOVENIA Capital Ljubljana Population 2.058 million Area 20,273 km2 GDP $45.28 billion 2012 (World Bank)

Energy consumption by fuel

Energy consumption by fuel

oil

gas

coal

nuclear

hydro

renewables

total

oil

gas

coal

nuclear

hydro

renewables

total

8.8

12.1

6.7

2.6

2.8

0.6

33.6

2.557

0.737

1.467

1.620

0.306

0.670

7.429

Romania lies in south-eastern Europe. It is a member of NATO, the EU, the Latin Union, Francophonie, OSCE, and WTO Currency is the Romanian Lev. Look for stand number: S1J30 Exhibiting countries: 13

The Republic of Slovenia, formerly part of Yugoslavia, lies at the crossroads of the Alps, the Dinaric Mountains, the Pannnian Plain, and the Mediterranean. It is a member of the EU, NATO and the OECD. Currency is the Euro. Look for stand numbers: S1R30, 2C37 Exhibiting companies: 2

TAIWAN Capital Taipei Population 23.34 million (2013) (wiki) Area 238,391 km2 GDP $474 billion (2012) (wiki)

TURKEY Capital Ankara Population 74 million Area 783,562 km2 GDP $789.3 billion 2012 (world bank)

Energy consumption by fuel

Energy consumption by fuel

oil

gas

coal

nuclear

hydro

renewables

total

42.2

14.7

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9.1

1.2

1.1

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Taiwan experienced rapid economic growth and industrialisation during the second half of the 20th century, and is now an advanced industrial economy. Taiwan is one of the Four Asian Tigers and a member of the WTO and APEC. Currency is New Taiwan Dollar (NTD). Look for stand number: 2A Exhibiting companies: 18

oil

gas

coal

nuclear

hydro

renewables

total

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41.7

31.3

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13.1

1.6

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The Republic of Turkey is situated at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, straddling the two continents. Turkey is a member of the Council of Europe, NATO, OECD, OSCE and the G-20 major economies. It is in negotiation to become a member of the EU. Turkey has strong historic and geographical links with the Middle East region. Currency is Turkish Lira Look for stand numbers: 6E, 6F, 7A, 7B, 8B Exhibiting companies: 107

Energy consumption figures in millions of tonnes of oil equivalent (mtoe) Source: BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2013

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TURKEY PAVILIONS

Geopolitics puts Turkey at crossroads of Europe and Asia eopolitics puts Turkey at crossroads of Europe and Asia Turkey occupies a key strategic position, straddling Europe and Asia, and bordering both the Mediterranean and Black Seas. It has historically been a bridge between Europe and the Asia and 300 years ago, in the heyday of the Ottoman Empire, controlled a vast area from east Europe to the Caspian Sea in the north and from the Persian Gulf across the north coast of Africa in the south. Turkey is a democratic, secular Moslem state with a youthful population of 73 million. Its influence and aspirations lie both to the east and the west. Cultural affinity with Middle East neighbours Iran, Iraq and Syria, and the Turkic states of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Turkmenistan on the one hand sit alongside membership of NATO and desire to join the EU on the other. The Republic of Turkey is poised to reap economic and financial benefits from energy as geopolitics places it at the hub of routes importing energy from former Soviet states, the Middle East and North Africa to Europe. Opening new routes for electricity exchange across the Mediterranean is a key to energy security in the region. Mediterranean countries are working

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towards establishing a Mediterranean Electricity Ring (MedRing) energy corridor linking power grids from Spain to Morocco through North Africa and Arabia to Turkey. From Turkey, the ring will then link back into the European grid via Greece or Bulgaria. Cable leads the way Turkey manufactures a wide range of electricity generation and distribution equipment and components, cables, renewable energy technologies, control systems, air conditioning, heating and cooling systems and lighting technologies. This is the second year that Turkey’s Electrical Electronics Services Exporters’ Association (TET) has hosted a Country Pavilion at Middle East Electricity. In 2014 more than 100 Turkish companies will be exhibiting products and services for the energy sector. Turkish cable companies have been leading the electrical export drive, and they will predominate in the Turkish Pavilion at MEE. In the last two years total sales for the Turkish cable industry have been US$ 3.5 billion, of which US$ 2 billion has been for export.

At MEE the Turkish cable companies will be grouped into clusters: Telecommunication & low current cables Power cables Coaxial cables Aluminium conductors Fibre optic cables Cable management systems Fatih Kemal, chairman of the board of Istanbul Electrical, Electronics, Machinery and Information Technology Exporters Association (TET), expressed his views about national participation in the event. Put the below para in italics The Middle East is an important market for our companies and the Middle East Electricity Fair is an opening gate to this market. Turkey is relatively assertive in this area with know-how and development in last 30 years. We are the fifth sector among companies making transportation at most. Thousands of companies which operate in our sector make investments to quality production, new technologies and R&D. We believe that our companies will find a chance in the fair to introduce their products and have new business opportunities in this year as in previous years.

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GERMAN PAVILION

Welcome to the German Pavilion at Middle East Electricity 2014 Dubai resident Klaus Ranner, Germany’s Consul General talked to MEE Magazine

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an you give us a preview of what to expect in the German Pavilion?

According to my information so far there will be about 90 German companies exhibiting at MEE 2014, probably even more, because some of them are sharing a booth or are represented at the booths of their local partners. As well as the large organisations, the German Pavilion houses 68 small and medium-sized companies, an increase of more than 10 percent from last year.

How important is the Middle East region for German manufacturers in the energy sector?

The Middle East region and in particular the UAE is one of the most important destinations for German energy exports and technology transfer. Some of the most significant conventional power plants in the region have been designed by German consultants and completed by German engineering companies. Germany is one of the vanguard countries in the field of renewable energy. In our view, oil is too important to be burnt. Our

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industry would like to share its experience with the UAE, who are not only an oil-rich country but even more a sun-rich country. So it is good that Solar ME is part of Middle East Electricity. As you know, Germany over the coming years will phase out nuclear energy, because the vast majority of Germans, particularly after the incidents of Chernobyl and Fukushima, think that this is not a clean and safely manageable form of energy. This will make our renewable energy sector even more efficient, which we want to share with our partners.

What makes the region an attractive destination? The long-standing relationship many German companies have with partners in this region shows the reliability of the Germans, but as well the confidence they have in these markets, even in times of crisis. The infrastructure requirements of Dubai for Expo 2020 will certainly give another push to the attraction of this city, country and region, notably in the field of activity of the companies who are exhibiting at the Middle East Electricity.


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How important is the Middle East as a trading partner? Last year Germany exported nearly €10bn, i.e. more than 50bn AED of goods and services only into the UAE, with an annual growth of more than 20 percent. This makes UAE the most important recipient of German exports in the region, followed by Saudi Arabia plus the smaller, but important, Gulf countries. In the field of German electricity equipment exports in particular batteries, measurement, instrumentation and automotive electrics showed a significant increase in 2013. In total Germany exported in 2013 approximately €1.4bn EUR, (over 7bn AED) of electricity equipment to the UAE.

What advice would you give companies who are new to the market?

What are the highlights of the Middle East Electricity event for you? I am glad that German companies – both newcomers and those who exhibit here for the umpteenth time – are making use of the excellent trade fair facilities Dubai has to offer. Dubai is one of the three most important international trade fair locations for Germany, together with Moscow and Shanghai. Middle East Electricity is part of the extremely attractive trade fair calendar of the Dubai Exhibition and Convention Centre.

A lot depends on the personal relationship with your local business partner and customer. It is important to find a good partner. About 1,000 German companies are active in the UAE, many of them are members of the German Emirati Joint Council of Commerce and Industry. They can assist newcomers and share their experience. And, of course, it is worthwhile to get in touch with the Consulate General, because we can give valuable advice.

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SUPPORTERS AND SPONSORS

Supporters and Sponsors iddle East Electricity is an annual event providing a forum for everyone involved in supplying electricity to the region. Extensive exhibitions, insightful conferences, technical presentations, and prestigious awards for excellence are all on the agenda. In addition, networking opportunities will take place on the sidelines. It is an exciting event, taking place in the vibrant city of Dubai, the gateway between the East and the West. Demand in Middle East power, water and energy sectors, notably

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in the six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and UAE, could triple over the next 25 years. It’s a dynamic region with a burgeoning demand for power that offers opportunities for a vast range of suppliers from around the globe. Growing economies need clean power and water. The region’s utilities have a key role to play in ensuring supply meets demand. Middle East Electricity gives developers, manufacturers, buyers and service providers the opportunity to meet, mix and mingle with others with an interest in this sector.

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STRATEGIC PARTNERS

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ADWEA

Dubai Municipality

Society of Engineers

The Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Authority researches and develops ways to more efficiently produce, distribute and consume water and electricity. Abu Dhabi needs water and electricity to live, grow and thrive-we're providing that. We are owned by the Abu Dhabi Government, but we are financially and administratively independently. As we strive to meet the Abu Dhabi 2030 vision, ADWEA is not only dedicated to providing the water and electricity the Emirate needs, but also the guidance, collaboration and partnership that's needed to help Abu Dhabi reach its full potential.

Our Vision: Creating an excellent city that provides the essence of success and comfort of living. Our Mission: Working to plan, design, build and manage the municipal infrastructure and other related facilities and services through the appropriate investment in our human and other resources.

Society of Engineers was formally organised on April 3, 1979 by the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs - Ministerial Decree No. 33 1979 tofacilitate the increasing demands in professional expertise and accreditation of the engineers in the UAE. The society is a semi-government sector and a non-profit organisation who strives to provide great services to its 23,000 members.

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SUPPORTERS AND SPONSORS

Environmental Center for Arab Towns

The Environmental Center for Arab Towns (ECAT) serves as a scientific research institute which deals with environmental issues concerning Arab cities resources, economic progress and sustainable development. ECAT is affiliated with the Arab Towns Organization (ATO) and operates under the supervision of the Director General of Dubai Municipality and nine representatives from the ATO member cities and hosted by Dubai Municipality. The center specializes in offering consultation and research services in the different environmental fields to all ATO members.

EGBC

The Emirates Green Building Council (Emirates GBC) was formed in 2006, with the goal of advancing green building principles for protecting the environment and ensuring sustainability in the United Arab Emirates. Since the inception of the Emirates GBC in 2006, there has been significant change in the attitudes and demands related to the sustainable built environment. We have been encouraged by the implementation of green building policies and regulations, by the adoption of consistent rating systems, and by the increase in the overall knowledge sharing and information available on built environments and communities.

Clean Energy Business Council

CEBC is a UAE based non-profit, nongovernmental organisation acting as the voice of industry in promoting the development of clean energy across MENA. Encompassing all renewable energy generation and low-carbon efficiency technologies across energy generation / water, our varied member base provides a forum for industry to discuss directly with government stakeholders / policy makers.

Energy Institute

The Energy Institute (EI) is the professional body for the energy industry, delivering good practice and professionalism across the depth and breadth of the sector. The EI is the leading chartered professional membership body for the energy industry, supporting over 16,000 individuals working in or studying energy and 250 companies worldwide. The EI provides learning and networking opportunities to support professional development, as well as professional recognition and technical and scientific knowledge resources on energy in all its forms and applications.

UBIFRANCE

AUMA

As the central organisation of the German trade fair industry, AUMA is the combination of all those forces which are partners shaping the trade fair market, in other words, exhibitors, visitors, trade fair organisers and service companies. AUMA organises the official German trade fair programme abroad in close cooperation with the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology and the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection. Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic The Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic is the official governmental body of the Slovak Republic. The Ministry supports Slovak exhibitiors participating at selected trade fairs and exhibitions worldwide.

Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic UBIFRANCE, the French Agency for international business development, is an industrial andcommercial public establishment under the supervision of the Minister of Economy and Finance, the Minister of Foreign Trade and the Treasury Department. UBIFRANCE has its own network of 1,400multicultural employees worldwide dedicated to supporting SMEs and ETI export.

ZVEI

The "ZVEI - German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers’ Association“ promotes the industry’s joint economic, technological and environmental policy interests on a national, European and global level. The ZVEI represents more than 1,600 companies, mostly SMEs, with 840,000 employees in Germany in 2012, plus 660,000 employees all over the world. The electrical and electronics industry is the most innovative and the second largest industry sector in Germany.

The Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic is the official governmental body of the Slovak Republic. The Ministry supports Slovak exhibitiors participating at selected trade fairs and exhibitions worldwide.

Pakistan Renewable Energy Society PRES

Pakistan Renewable Energy Society (PRES) aims to become the leading non-governmental, non-profit and a non-political centre of excellence and a platform for exchange of ideas and development of renewable / alternative energy knowledge among the masses. Once achieved, PRES will become the National Voice for Renewable / Alternative Energy in the country.

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SUPPORTERS AND SPONSORS

GOLD SPONSORS

SILVER SPONSORS

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LANYARD SPONSORS

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QUOTES

What the attendees said 2013 Siavash Rahnama Member of the Board, Gam Arak Ind. Co

Nasrullah Fathi Marketing Manager, United Steel Grating

“Middle East Electricity is an ideal platform for launching new products and creating brand awareness, not just in the Middle East region, but across the globe. We consider the show as a very important event for our growth and development in the region and value our participation at the show.“

“The visitor numbers have increased this year. We are interested in meeting end users, consultants, EPC Contractors, engineering facilities and system integrators. 80 percent of the visitors were our existing customers while 20 percent were new customers.“

Sahil Kumar Krishna Prasad

Marketing Manager, Weidmuller

Sales Executive, AL Meshari Heavy Equipment

“The quality of visitors has been excellent this year and certainly a big improvement on last year. We have hosted visitors from Pakistan, KSA, Jordan, Lebanon and the MENA region. 85 percent of the visitors were our existing customers from KSA and the other Arabic speaking countries and 60 percent were new customers.“

Trading LLC

“I have attended more than 25 international exhibitions but MEE is the biggest and best with a great variety of suppliers.“

Brook Leykun Electrical Engineer, Abdosh International Trading Company

“I congratulate the MEE organisers on conducting a very successful & productive event.“

Irfan Akram Sherwani Business Development Manager, Teknica Power Systems

“Really one of the best exhibitions I have ever visited. I look forward to MEE 2014.“

Hesham Hammad Product Marketing Manager, Phoenix Contact Middle East FZ LLC

“The event has been extremely busy and the quality of visitors has been great; we have had several meetings with visitors from Lebanon, Cyprus, Iraq, Russia and the GCC.“

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Moayyad Abufalah Regional Sales Manager, Sterling and Wilson

“Middle East Electricity has been a great show for us. The majority of the visitors were our existing customers while there were new customers from the MENA region as well.“


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