DELIVERING RENEWABLE ENERGY INVESTMENTS IN EGYPT:
CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

20th April 2015
Auditorium Enel S.p.A., viale Regina Margherita 125, Rome


Institutional partners


Background

Egypt has announced an extended program of renewable energy deployment to increase power generation capacity and to diversify its energy sources. The huge investments required will call for private sector involvement.
RES4MED and Enel Green Power organized a one day conference focusing the discussion on the challenges and opportunities related to renewable energy investments in the country.



Welcome


Speakers

Roberto Vigotti , Secretary General, RES4MED



Opening session


Speakers

Francesco Venturini , President, RES4MED; CEO, Enel Green Power

Khaleed El Taweel, First Secretary, Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt in Rome

Gilberto Dialuce, Director General, Security of Supply and Energy Infrastructures, Italian Ministry of Economic Development

Enrico Granara, Coordinator Multilateral Affairs in Mediterranean and Middle East-Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

Bruno Lescoeur, CEO, Edison; Chairman of Mediterranean Observatory for Energy-OME

Paolo Frankl , Head of Renewable Energy Division, IEA

Tareq Emtairah , Executive Director, RCREEE



Session 1: The future of energy mix in Egypt: the role of renewable energy


Moderator

Tareq Emtairah, Executive Director, RCREEE


Speakers

Mohamed Salah El Sobki , Executive Chairman, NREA

Salma Hussein , Department Manager, License and performance evaluation, EgyptERA

Mohamed Shoeib, Managing Director, Qalaa Holdings, Energy Division



Session 2: IRENA Coalition for Action Public Perception of RE in Egypt: myths and facts


Speakers

Christian Kjaer , Senior Programme Officer Knowledge Management, IRENA



Session 3: The role of investors in the deployment of renewables and of TSOs in their integration in the Regional electricity systems


Moderator

Roberto Vigotti, Secretary General, RES4MED


Speakers

Francesco Venturini, President, RES4MED; CEO, Enel Green Power

Matteo Del Fante, CEO, Terna

Giuseppe De Beni, Managing Director, Italgen

Agostino Re Rebaudengo, President, Asja; President assoRinnovabili

Matteo Codazzi, CEO, Cesi



Session 4: Renewable energy tenders and feed-in tariff-mechanism: hurdles for financing and projects bankability


Moderator

Paolo Frankl, Head of Renewable Energy Division, IEA


Speakers

Dana Younger, Chief Renewable Energy Specialist - Global Infrastructure Department, International Finance Corporation World Bank Group

Harry Boyd-Carpenter, Senior Banker, Power and Energy team, EBRD

Marcello Sala, Executive Vice Chairman of the Intesa Sanpaolo Management Board; Co-Chairman, Italian-Egyptian Business Council

Bernhard Haider, Partner, PwC Middle East

Mario Salameh, Managing Director, Head of Project Finance MENA, HSBC Bank Middle East

Theuns Ehlers, Managing Principal, Head of Resource and Project Finance, Barclays Africa



Session 5: The role of technological providers to rise competitiveness of renewables in Egypt


Moderator

Antonio Cammisecra, Head of Business Development, Enel Green Power


Speakers

Ahmed El Sewedy, President & CEO, Elsewedy Electric

Ricardo Chocarro, CEO Europe, Middle East, Africa, Gamesa Corporación Tecnológica

Rainer Karan, General Manager Vestas Italy & Middle East

Florian Zickfeld, Manager, International Business Development, Abengoa

Evangelos Lianos, Executive Director Middle East, Yingli Green Energy



Session 6: Next steps and closing remarks


Speakers

Roberto Vigotti, Secretary General, RES4MED





For information: secretariat@res4med.org




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