Forum presentations

Forum April 3: all presentations in one file (zip, 19 MB)

Workshop April 4: all presentations in one file (zip, 20 MB)

Forum April 3 (individual presentations)

Session 1

KA-CARE, HE Dr. Khalid Al-Sulaiman, Vice President for Renewable Energy:
“Towards a sustainable energy mix for Saudi Arabia”
(pdf, 3 MB)

Banque Saudi Fransi, Dr. John Sfakianakis, Chief Economist:
“The economics of necessity”
(pdf, 1.2 MB)

Session 2

Saudi Electricity Company (SEC), Dr. Amer Al-Swaha, Head of IPP Program:
“Solar power through SEC IPP program”
(pdf, 258 KB)

Solar Millennium, Mr. Holger Fuchs, Executive Manager, Project Development: “CSP – Empowering Saudi Arabia with solar energy” (pdf, 2.0 MB)

Session 3

King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), Mr. Chris Tubis, PV Consultant:
“Reliability and gain of 2 axis tracking”
(pdf, 2.2 MB)

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Dr. Raed Bkayrat, Manager:
“Review of the 2 MW PV plant at KAUST
(pdf, 3.6 MB)

Millennium Energy Industries (MEI), Mr. Ennis Rimawi, Chairman:
“Low hanging fruit – solar heating, and waste heat cooling and water treatment in KSA”
(pdf, 2.6 MB)

Concentrix, Jan Dolbaum, Head of Sales Middle East:
“ConcentrixTM Technology Field Performance”
(pdf, 1.1 MB)

Session 4

Passport Capital, Mr. Walther Lovato, Portfolio Manager:
“Six solar market myths: An investor perspective”
(pdf, 1.9 MB)

The World Bank Group, Mr. Chandrasekar Govindarajalu, Senior Energy Specialist:
“Manufacturing opportunities in MENA along the Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) value chain”
(pdf, 2.3 MB)

Workshop April 4 (individual presentations)

Introductory session

Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI, Dr. Mario Ragwitz, Head of Renewable Energy Business Unit:
“Renewable energy development: opportunities, challenges and experiences”
(pdf, 3.3 MB)

Session 1

The World Bank, Ms. Clara Alvarez, Senior Infrastructure Specialist:
“Experience from U.S. and Spain: Case of the DOE loan guarantee program for wind and solar projects and Spanish FIT-based projects”
(pdf, 163 KB)

Industrial Development Bank of Turkey (TSKB), Mr. Refik Akinci, Director:
“Development and sustainable growth through financing renewable energy activities”
(pdf, 4.1 MB)

Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA), Mr. K. S. Popli, Technical Director:
“Development and financing of renewable energy projects in India: A perspective”
(pdf, 1.1 MB)

The World Bank, Ms. Clara Alvarez, Senior Infrastructure Finance Specialist; SAIC Energy, Environment & Infrastructure, LLC, Mr. Bradley Barta, Senior Vice President, Dr. Kevin Lang, Project Manager:
“Assessing risk for CSP – the way to successful financing”
(pdf, 623 KB)

Session 2

IFC Infrastructure Department, Mr. Dana Younger, Senior Energy Advisor (tbc):
“IFC’s experience in financing renewable energy”
(pdf, 3.0 MB)

E+Co, Mr. Paul Van Aalst, Director Europe:
“The E+Co experience: Example of IFC support”
(pdf, 836 KB)

Session 3

Gulf One Bank, Dr. Mohammed Salisu, Chief Economist:
“Gulf One’s strategic positioning in supporting sustainable economic growth in the GCC region”
(pdf, 1.3 MB)

Standard Chartered Bank, Mr. Steve Mercieca:
“Standard Chartered Bank renewable energy financing activities”
(pdf, 634 KB)

Session 4

Sun Edison, Mr. Pancho Perez, General Manager, EMEA & LATAM:
“Sun Edison’s experience from solar project development in North America and Europe”
(pdf, 1.6 MB)

Mainstream Renewable Power, Mr. Barry O’Flynn, Head of Business Development (EMEA):
“Experience in greenfield development of wind and solar plants in South Africa and other international markets”
(pdf, 2.1 MB)

Abengoa Solar, Dr. Michael Geyer, Director of International Business Development:
“Abengoa Solar’s experience in CSP development”
(pdf, 3.3 MB)