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Featured Speakers :

Dr. Salah El Subky
Dr. Salah El Subky
Executive Chairman
New & Renewable Energy Authority (NREA)
 Lamya Hady
Lamya Hady
Director - Egypt’s Solar FiT Program
Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC)
 Sakher Bataineh
Sakher Bataineh
Solar Energy Projects Manager

Discussing upcoming solar projects and providing a unique outlook on solar

Capturing the headlines of the solar industry in the last several weeks, Egypt is attracting the attention of major international solar developers and investors. With 2.3 GW of power to be generated by photovoltaic energy in the next couple of years, the world is taking notice; major international players are coming to Egypt to form key relationships with local enterprises to make this ambitious goal a reality.

The Solar Power North Africa Conference will be held from 9 - 10 February 2016 in Cairo, Egypt, and will explore the policy frameworks and formulate the next steps for scaling up the region’s solar power market, with a focus on Egypt, Morocco, Algeria, Libya and Tunisia. It will highlight the wealth of opportunities that present themselves to solar energy developers and investors in Egypt. 

Why you should attend:

  • Meet leading policy makers and developers and explore opportunities in the 500 MW MENA region
  • Get detailed market intelligence - solar programmes, timelines and technology suitability to identify the best opportunities in Egypt and across the region
  • Meet investors from commercial banks, development banks, equity funds, international governments and regional sovereign funds
  • Analyse data showing recent LCoE reductions and how experienced companies are making dramatic cost cuts in tenders
  • Analyse potential new regions in which North African solar power will flourish in the future

Who should attend: 

  • Government and regulatory bodies
  • Solar energy developers
  • Energy and utility companies
  • Solar farm owners and operators
  • Private and institutional investors, venture capitalists
  • Energy Investors
  • Photovoltaic technology providers
  • Law firms and engineering and  industry consultants
  • Solar technology research and development companies
  • Energy market regulator
  • Solar technology companies (solar-thermal, inverters etc.)

Key steps that Egypt has implemented to achieve its renewable energy strategy:

  • A five-year tariff reform programme - consequently, the price of the electricity generated from renewable energy will be increased annually at the same rate as wholesale electricity through 2019
  • A legal framework has been established that allows NREA to set up RE companies by itself or in partnership with the private sector to implement RE generation and O&M (operations and maintenance) projects

Issued last December, Egypt's new Renewable Energy Law encourages the generation of electricity from clean sources via four development schemes:
  1. Government Projects: Via EPC contracts NREA targets installation of 1,890 MW from wind energy and 80 MW from grid connected PV power plants
  2. Competitive Bids: the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) is issuing tenders to private-sector companies internationally to build, own and operate (BOO) RE facilities and sell electricity at agreed-upon prices. A 250 MW wind power plant and a 200 MW PV plant are at the preparatory stage
  3. Third Party Access IPP (Independent Power Producer): Under preparation this scheme permits investors to sell electricity generated from projects directly to consumers using the national grid for distribution subject to a wheeling charge (120+600 MW)
  4. Feed-in Tariff (FiT): The Egyptian government has announced an interim target for the first regulatory period (2015-2017) of 4,300 MW of both solar and wind energy, broken out as follows:
  • 2,000 MW of medium and large size of solar plants
  • 300 MW for small solar systems (less than 500 KW)
  • 2,000 MW of medium and large size of wind plants
  • 67 consortiums have qualified for PV projects with total capacity 2,880 MW and 27 consortiums have qualified for wind projects with total capacity of 1,670 MW

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