CEBC FORTNIGHT IN REVIEW - WEEK BEGINNING 11 FEBRUARY 2018
LAUNCH OF OUR NEW WEBSITE
 


On 5 February 2018, we launched our new CEBC website. Our relaunched website contains lots of useful information and resources for renewable energy organisations in the MENA region, including:
Member organisations are able to share their projects, news and events via our website for free. If you have something you would like to share, please email this through to sofia@cleanenergybusinesscouncil.com .

In addition, CEBC Members can also access an exclusive Members Only area. This area contains:
  • A private forum
  • The ability for members to submit job listings and event listings (for free)
  • Videos and Presentations
  • Discount codes; and
  • Special offers.
As we have a number of members to add, you can expect your login to be emailed to you over the next few weeks. An email will arrive in your inbox which will give you the opportunity to change your password. Information on using the Member's Only area can be downloaded here. 

If you would like to start using the Members Only area sooner, you can also register yourself immediately  here. We will activate your membership within 24-48 hours. 

CEBC NEWS
WELCOME TO OUR LATEST MEMBER
We would like to welcome our latest CEBC Member - Nurturing a Project. Nurturing a Project is a Project Management and Sustainability Consultancy, aiming to make projects sustainable, environmentally friendly and cost effective. Nurturing a Project provides support throughout the life cycle of the project. [Read More]

CEBC SURVEY - ROAD TO CLEAN ENERGY INNOVATION IN MENA
We need your impact to understand the challenges of the clean energy sector. To do this, we invite you to participate in a brief survey that  aims to understand the characteristics of companies engaged in the clean energy sector, challenges the industry face, how prepared organisations are to adopt new technologies, and how these technologies and mega trends will impact the future of renewable and clean energy in the region.  All survey respondents will receive a complementary copy of the Report  and will go into a draw to win a free brunch for two guests at the luxurious Dukes Dubai Hotel at the Palm Jumeirah. [Read More]




MEMBERS NEWS
UAE'S MASDAR AND ECA TO COLLABORATE ON SAUDI PROJECTS
The Economic Cities Authority (ECA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Masdar aiming to cooperate on projects and services that can be provided in the Saudi economic cities. 
Talking about the agreement,  Mohanud A. Helal, secretary general of ECA, said: "This MoU will definitely support ECA and Masdar in achieving their goals by cooperating in a number of vital fields that are essential to the future of the national economy."  [Read More]


DIGITALIZATION COULD PROVIDE $38B IN BENEFITS TO ENERGY INDUSTRY 
The potential benefits of digitalization are addressed in the latest 
Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) Short. BNEF analyzed seven sectors and predicts annual benefits will rise from $17 billion in 2017 to $38 billion in 2025. More mature technologies like smart meters and modernizing power plants show the biggest pay-off initially, but services to provide flexibility to the grid and leverage residential energy loads grow fastest.  [Read More]

ACWA WINS SAUDI ARABIA'S 300MW SOLAR TENDER
REPDO has announced that the Saudi energy group, ACWA Power, is the final winner of the 300 MW solar tender it launched in February.  ACWA had been shortlisted along with a consortium formed by Japanese trading company Marubeni Corp., Khaled Ahmed Juffali Energy & Utilities Limited and Axia Power Holdings BV for the final phase of the tender in early January.  REPDO said that ACWA will now have to sign the 25- year PPA for the 300 MW project with the Saudi Power Procurement Company (SPPC) on February 7.   [Read More] 




#LEADERSTALK WITH MOHAMMED AL-HUSSEINI, TAKA SOLUTIONS
Taka Solutions is a Dubai based ESCO that specializes in financed energy efficiency. After the realization that buildings account for around 40% of the world's energy consumption and the average building consumes twice as much energy as it should, its goal has been to cut the world's energy consumption by 20% through technology, engineering and finance. In this Leaders Talk, f ind out how your buildings, assets and projects can benefit from Taka Solutions' 200 million AED budget. [Read More]

AMIRA KHATTAB - TEDXCANADIAN UNIVERSITY DUBAI
At CEBC, we recognise the importance of education, particularly when it involves sustainability and a future focus. Amira Khattab of new CEBC Member SwitchSeven recently presented a TedX talk at the Canadian University Dubai on teaching methodologies across different cultures. She explored what the fundamental differences between students in Western world are compared to the Middle Eastern world. We are always excited to hear of the contribution of our members to other sectors as well as renewables. [View Video]
FROM OIL TO SOLAR: SAUDI ARABIA PLOTS A SHIFT TO RENEWABLES
This New York Times feature discusses the monumental shift occurring in Saudi Arabia, in order to promote a future of renewable and clean energy generation. It focuses on the recent tender awarded to ACWA Power, and provides analysis by Bloomberg New Energy Finance on the progress of this shift in Saudi Arabia. [Read More]
 


REPORTS, PUBLICATIONS AND TOOLS
AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES READINESS INDEX - KPMG
Autonomous vehicles (AVs) are poised to revolutionize not only transportation but the way people live and work throughout the world. But are countries ready for an AV-driven future? The 2018 Autonomous Vehicles Readiness Index (AVRI) provides an in-depth view of what it takes for countries to meet the challenges of self-driving vehicles, evaluating the preparedness of a cross-section of 20 countries globally.  [Read More]

PROJECT SUNROOF
This new tool by Google, currently limited to the USA, helps individuals and organisations to understand the potential energy capacity of their facilities. Using Google Earth, it calculates the energy potential of a location, and how this translates into potential financial savings.   [Read More]


UPCOMING CEBC EVENTS


Date:
Time:
Venue:
Cost:
5 March 2018
Starts 9.00AM
Shangri La Hotel, Dubai 
Free for members, $250USD for non-members

The Annual MENA Clean Energy Summit kicks off on  5 March 2018  at the Shangri La Hotel in Dubai. 

Network with leading global industry players including senior officials, government representatives and decision makers from the private sector. Join developers, EPCs, suppliers, investors and financiers and meet potential customers, clients and partners to expand your business.

In its 6th successful year, stakeholders from across the value chain come together to facilitate renewable energy projects and promote dialogue to drive the policy and regulatory frameworks necessary to advance clean energy in MENA.

Hear the experts from organisations paving the way for renewable energy adoption across MENA
  • Saudi Electricity Company
  • Kuwait Ministry of Electricity & Water
  • ACWA Power
  • Dentons
  • First Solar
  • Egyptian Ministry of Renewable Energy & Electricity
  • Bloomberg New Energy Finance
  • AECOM
  • EDF 
  • FAS Energy and many more



UPCOMING INDUSTRY EVENTS


THE GREEN BUSINESS SUMMIT 2018

The Green Business Summit will convene senior government officials, business leaders, policymakers, scientists, academics, and investors, providing a platform for the sharing of knowledge and best practices to help them with the development and implementation of strategies that will see the UAE become a sustainability leader.   J oin us and have your say discussing the challenges and opportunities in the global effort to protect the environment, ensuring that business has a part in it too.  Visit   Green Business Summit for more details and to register.


MENA CLEAN ENERGY NEWS

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES 

Dubai building Dh2.5 billion facility to convert rubbish to electricity 
Dubai Municipality is constructing a waste-to-energy plant in order to convert 1.82 million tonnes of solid waste per year into 171 megawatts of electricity. [Read More]

Dubai is finally set to get a sustainable hotel, which will run on solar power
Ground was recently broken on  Dubai's  first sustainable hotel, which will have 100 per cent of its energy needs met by  solar power . [Read More]


The United Arab Emirates is building a $354 million city with driverless cars, greenhouses, and solar-powered villas
Local company Diamond Developers is building a city 18 miles outside central Dubai that's designed to produce more energy than it consumes. [Read More]

Indian firm partners Dubai conglomerate for solar in the UAE
Al Naboodah Group Enterprises, a Dubai-based conglomerate, has partnered with Indian solar EPC and manufacturer Jakson Group in order to expand into the solar energy space. [Read More]

UAE's DEWA installs 3,392 smart meters in Hatta
DEWA has installed 3,392 smart meters (1,849 for electricity and 1,543 for water) for buildings in Hatta that are based on the latest international standards in December 2017. [Read More]

Ras Al Khaimah mulls clean energy targets of around 25 to 30 per cent by 2040
Ras Al Khaimah, the UAE's northernmost emirate, is looking to kick-start its renewables and efficiency programme and is weighing up possible targets of 25 to 30 per cent clean energy in its power mix by 2040. [Read More]

GULF STATES 

Gulf States Boost Renewables Investments
To power that future economy (and boost oil exports in the current one), the Saudi government is making substantial investments in renewable energy.   [Read More]

BAHRAIN

Bahrain doubles its 2035 renewable energy target
Bahrain has pledged to meet 10 percent of its total energy consumption through renewable sources by 2035, doubling the 5 percent goal by 2025, said Electricity and Water Affairs Minister Dr Abdulhussain Mirza. [Read More]

EGYPT

Egypt becoming electricity hub between region, Europe: minister of electricity
The Egyptian government aims to transform Egypt into a hub for energy trade between Europe, Arab, and African countries. [Read More]

IRAN

700 MW of Clean Electricity to Be Added to Iran's National Grid Soon: Official
Iran's deputy energy minister said about 700 MW of electricity generated by the country's clean power plants will be added to the national grid by late September 2018. [Read More]

LEBANON

Lebanon to launch 360 MW solar tender
The new tender will be issued as soon as the ongoing tender for 180 MW of solar projects has concluded. [Read More]

MOROCCO 

Morocco looks to add 1.5GW renewable capacity annually
Morocco will look to deploy about 1.5 gigawatts of solar and wind capacity to meet its goal of powering 42 per cent of its energy mix from non-fossil resources by 2020. [Read More]

SAUDI ARABIA

Saudi's KAEC, Metito sign $60mn solar powered desalination project deal
King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) has signed a contract with Metito Saudi Ltd (Metito) for the design and construction of a seawater desalination plant powered by solar energy and valued at SR220 million. [Read More]

INTERNATIONAL

The top ten solar photo-voltaic plants in the world in 2018 
The renewables boom has seen the capacity of solar power plants increasing. This article details the 10 biggest solar photo-voltaic plants in the world. [Read More]

Tesla Tapped by Australia Anew in Virtual Power Plant Plan
South Australia plans to roll out solar panels and  Tesla Inc. batteries  to at least 50,000 homes to form what its government says will be the world's largest virtual power plant. [Read More]

Engineering leads renewables revolution in oceans and deserts
The largest renewable energy farms ever seen are rising out of deserts and oceans around the world. How has engineering innovation enabled these vast new projects? [Read More]

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