CEBC MENA Clean Energy Month in Review
March 2019
CEBC announced new board of directors for 2019-2020
The Clean Energy Business Council (CEBC) announced the newly elected board of directors for 2019-2020.  This year, two new members were elected to the CEBC board; Anne Le Guennec, CEO of Enova and Iwan Walters, Partner at Eversheds Sutherland, joining ACWA Power, Dentons Dubai, ENGIE and Enerwhere.

“We are delighted to see Enova and Eversheds Sutherland newly elected to the board of directors at CEBC. Clean energy and CleanTech are on a strong expansionary growth path in the GCC and wider MENA region. We are looking forward to an active year where we continue to support the clean energy industry and continue to engage strongly with governments and the public sector in the region”, Dr. Nasser Saidi, President at Nasser Saidi & Associates and Chairman of CEBC.
The Future Mobility Club kicks off 2019 with its first all members meeting.
The Future Mobility Club (FMC) is a CEBC initiative to foster the clean energy mobility sector. With more than 35 representatives from around 32 companies, including Schneider Electric, ENGIE, GreenParking, Renault Group Middle East, Mercedes Benz Middle East, Scania, Air Liquide, and others. CEBC kicked off the 2019 plans with its first meeting for this year with a goal to accelerate the adoption of new energy vehicles in the region through supporting businesses and tackle their challenges.
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CEBC participates at a workshop about Energy & Future of Mobility in a Connected World organized by Enrupt
CEBC participated at a workshop organized by Enrupt to discuss the challenges and opportunities of the clean mobility sector in the Middle East. CEBC and Future Mobility Club (FMC) members and founders including Hanan Darwish, CEO of Schneider Electric for Gulf countries and Pakistan, Gtephan Gobert, Senior Strategy Manager for ENGIE MESCAT, Kyle Weber of EVERA, among others, participated as official representatives of the FMC.
CEBC partners with EEG on a panel discussion about “Sustainable Cities and Communities”
The Emirates Environmental Group (EEG), in cooperation with the Clean Energy Business Council (CEBC), Arabia CSR Network (ACSRN), the Emirates Green Building Council (EGBC), and in association with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), organized its 2 nd Panel Discussion of the year under the topic of Sustainable cities and Communities. The event took place on the 25th of March in The Modul University Dubai, JLT.
The panel discussion aimed to foster an open conversation about the importance of the efforts we need to undertake in order to build our communities and cities sustainably to accommodate the world’s growing population.
CEBC partners with and participates at the MENA New Energy 2019
CEBC was a proud partner and sponsor for the MENA New Energy 2019. Dr. Raed Bkayrat, Managing Director of CEBC represented CEBC where he moderated 2 panel sessions in the MENA New Energy conference just held in Dubai one looking at renewables market focus in Oman and other looking at local content in the region
Catalyzing coordinated action to address selected human impacts on the coastal and marine ecosystems of the Arabian gulf
EAD organised this workshop jointly with the Abu Dhabi Global Environmental Data Initiative (AGEDI) and the UK Science and Innovation Network to provide the opportunity to share and discuss the results of the research conducted with the Centre for Environment Fisheries & Aquaculture Science (CEFAS) on three key marine issues on the Arabian Gulf: marine invasive species, marine litter and desalination.
The workshop aim for the participants to listen to and discuss the evidence on impacts, drivers, trends and risks, and agree on priority coordinated actions needed that can be taken locally and regionally to address selected cross- boundary marine issues.
Members News
RPF for a Wind Resource Assessment in Oman by OPWP
The Oman Power and Water Procurement Company SAOC (OPWP), a member of Nama Group, is responsible for procuring new capacity for power and water and for purchasing and selling the output in the Sultanate of Oman. As part of OPWP’s strive to utilize the potential of renewable sources, OPWP seeks proposals from interested bidders to carry out a Wind Resource Assessment campaign (including provision of equipment/sensors, installation, ownership, O&M, and data collection and validation services) to cover multiple sites within the Sultanate, and which will be used to support the future development of wind power projects in the Sultanate of Oman.
DEWA, ACWA Power, and Silk Road Fund reach financial closing on 950MW 4th phase of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) and the consortium led by Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power and Silk Road Fund, which is owned by the Chinese Government, announced the financial closing of the 950-megawatt fourth phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, the largest single-site solar park in the world. The solar park will produce 5,000 megawatts by 2030 with investments totalling AED 50 billion. This is a new milestone in promoting the use of clean and renewable energy.
ACWA wins bid for 500 MW solar project in Oman
The Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP) has awarded to the consortium led by Saudi Arabian energy company ACWA Power the development rights for the 500 MW Ibri II Solar Independent Power Project (IPP). Other members of this consortium include Gulf Investment Corporation (GIC) and Alternative Energy projects Company (AEPC).
Other News
Phase IV of the huge solar park includes a 700 MW CSP plant and a 250 MW PV facility. Funds for the $4.2 billion project will be provided by banks from the United Arab Emirates and China, as well as other international lenders.
DEWA and Emirates Nature-WWF organize Earth Hour events across UAE
For the past 10 years, people around the world have come together every Earth Hour to support efforts to tackle climate change. Climate change remains a big challenge for us all. But another urgent threat now demands our attention - the loss of nature. These two combined threats mean we must act - and now. It all starts with Earth Hour 2019. DEWA and Emirates Nature-WWF organized events around the UAE for the Earth Hour 2019 to join millions around the world to turn off the lights and speak up on why nature matters.
Saudi Arabia plans 2.6 GW solar park near Mecca
The Faisaliah Solar Power Project is planned to be developed in several stages by the Saudi Ministry of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources and the Development Authority of Mecca. Only 600 MW of the project will be tendered by the REPDO, while the remaining 2 GW will be built by the country’s Public Investment Fund along with its partners.
Uber buys rival Careem in $3.1 billion deal to dominate ride-hailing in Middle East
Uber Technologies Inc will spend $3.1 billion to acquire Middle East and UAE-based rival Careem, buying dominance in a competitive region ahead of a hotly anticipated initial public offering.
Renewables & geopolitics: Saudi Arabia
In recent years, Saudi Arabia has embraced solar and other sources of renewable energy to reduce its dependence on oil and diversify its economy, under the general reform plan being pushed by the Crown Prince of the Kingdom, Mohammad Bin Salman Al Saud. 
100 MW floating PV plant approved for Sri Lanka
The Sri Lankan government announced plans to  develop a 100 MW floating solar plant in the country ' s Maduru Oya Reservoir. Requiring an area of around 500 acres, it will cover just 4% of the reservoir. [Read More]

70 MW floating solar plant - world's largest - inaugurated in China
State-owned developer CEPEP commissioned a massive 70 MW floating solar PV project   at a former coal-mining area in Anhui Province, China. Split up into 13 solar panel islands on a single water basin, this floating PV system is the world's largest of its kind. [Read More]

France's 5th utility-scale PV auction assigns 855 MW
In its 5th major ground-mounted solar PV auction, a total of  118 projects were awarded by the French government, for a total volume of 855 MW   (in the 500 kW to 30 MW capacity region). Amongst the winners were Solarcentury (for their first projects in France) and Engie. The average price was €62.7/MWh (3% up from last year). [Read More]

Hydrogen home storage, refueling hub get financial shot into the arm
Toyota Australia will transform its former manufacturing site in West Melbourne into a renewable energy hub to produce green hydrogen with the help of funding from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA). In other hydrogen-related news, researchers at UNSW Sydney with partners H2Store have received a $3.5 million investment from Providence Asset Group to develop a hydrogen residential storage. [Read More]
Upcoming Events
Upcoming CEBC Events
CEBC Annual Survey Report Launch Event
CEBC is launching its annual survey report, presenting the clean energy market trends, opportunities and challenges in the MENA region in an event on the 23rd of April at the Capital Club, Dubai. All CEBC members are welcome to attend the event. Details about the event will be sent to all CEBC members soon.
Upcoming Partners Events
World HSE 2019
Verve Management, in partnership with CEBC, is presenting a first of its kind event in the Middle East for the oil & gas industry. The petrochemical, power and energy industry in the region and around the world is facing an increasing number of emerging challenges to maintain HSE standards. The goal of this conference is to present the latest innovations to deal with these challenges, and share solutions that will enable this industry to continue its essential operations while maintaining the highest level of HSE standards.

CEBC members can redeem their 20% discount by using the code: CEBC20
2nd North Africa Renewable Energy Summit 2019
Taking place in  Casablanca, Morocco during  June 24-25, 2019 and in partnership with CEBC, The  2nd North Africa Renewable Energy Summit will pave a knowledge-sharing platform for you to network with Developers, EPCs, Financers, Suppliers, etc, focusing on Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria.

CEBC members can redeem their member discount using the discount code  CEBC15
11th International Solar Photovoltaic Exhibition, Guangzhou 2019
As the largest and most influential PV trade shows in South China and the second largest one in China, PV Guangzhou 2019 IN PARTNERSHIP WITH CEBC is going to cover a show floor of 40,000 sq.m, with 600 quality exhibitors displaying state-of-the-art PV technology on 16th-18th of August 2019 in Guangzhou, China.

CEBC partner members  can have two nights of free accommodation (at least 4 stars). If interested in the event, please confirm your registration by sending an email to:
The 8th Annual EmiratesGBC Congress will explore how a circular economy approach within the building and construction sector can support the UAE to decarbonize and achieve the sustainable development goals of Vision 2021. 
Building on last year’s landmark Congress on Net Zero Buildings and Cities, we will continue the discussion by focusing on how a shift to a circular economy is integral to a net zero carbon future and exploring different aspects of the green building lifecycle; energy & water management, sustainable building materials, embodied carbon and waste management.

CEBC members can get their 30% discount by sending an email to:
CEBC welcomes new members
Emirates National Oil Company Limited (ENOC) L.L.C. is a leading integrated global oil and gas player operating across the energy sector value chain. A wholly owned company of the Government of Dubai, ENOC was initially established in 1993.
Since our formation we have made significant contributions to Dubai's continued drive towards economic diversification and sustainable development.
The ENOC Group comprises more than 30 related subsidiaries involved in refining, lubricant blending, storage, aviation and retail.
Founded in 1992, Majid Al Futtaim is the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia.
A remarkable business success story, Majid Al Futtaim started from one man’s vision to transform the face of shopping, entertainment and leisure to ‘create great moments for everyone, every day’. It has since grown into one of the United Arab Emirates’ most respected and successful businesses spanning 15 international markets, employing more than 35,000 people, and obtaining the highest credit rating (BBB) among privately-held corporates in the region.
Al Masaood is a privately held and highly diversified Group, based in Abu Dhabi. Its companies and partnerships span activities and expertise in 18 different market segments. Its primary goal is growth through a deep understanding of its marketplace, the quality of its products and services and an uncompromising quest for customer satisfaction.
From its early foundations as a small trading house some 50 years ago, Al Masaood has become one of the largest integrated industrial, commercial and service organisations in the Middle East. The Al Masaood Company holds Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce registration number one.
Eshara Water is a UAE business directly addressing the global issue of water security on a micro and macro level. As pioneers in the ‘Air to Water’ sector, Eshara Water designs and manufactures a range of atmospheric water generators, providing a reliable and sustainable source of safe, clean, mineralised drinking water, with minimal environmental impact compared to traditional sources. These machines provide affordable drinking water solutions for every day use and also in challenging locations such as relief camps, remote locations and off-shore platforms. 

Eco-Structures International was founded in Dubai in 2007 to deliver advanced technological, sustainable solutions to developers, property owners, engineers and consultants. We carry the exclusive license for TermoDeck® in the UAE and MENA.
TermoDeck® is a patented and proven system that takes advantage of the thermal qualities of hollowware concrete slabs use in construction to slash the energy required by HVAC. Projects include villa compounds and residential buildings, office buildings and retail complexes, hotels and hospitals, labour camps, airports and industrial facilities.
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