S.U.N. Conference

S.U.N. Conference

Solar Utilities Network (S.U.N.) Conference

With the expansion of renewable energy opportunities, Solar is the GCC’s desired option to be the major pillar for energy diversification strategies to move away from traditional carbon-based energy sources.
Bahrain’s energy vision is committed to producing 5% of its electricity from renewable sources. Bahrain will be the first in the region to implement 5MW of distributed smart solar energy which is clean and efficient with the use of smart grid technology, enabling Bahrain to produce 100,000 PV panels annually, or about 274 panels daily.

Bapco has recently started harnessing solar energy through another clean energy project in collaboration with the National Oil and Gas Authority (NOGA), the Electrical and Water Authority (EWA), and the University of Bahrain which involves 21,000 solar panels and is currently being carried out by a US firm, Petra Solar.

The Solar Utilities Network (S.U.N.) Forum will take place alongside the Gulf Industry Fair 2018 which will promote a network of expertise and knowledge exchange for those in solar and renewable as well as add to a greater awareness of how solar will affect industry and society and the commercial opportunities for both users and suppliers.

S.U.N. Conference

Event Schedule

Opening

Welcome remarks for Solar Utilities Network event

GIF19
Welcome Remarks
Prof. Dr Waheeb Alnaser
Vice President & Professor of Applied Physics, University of Bahrain
09:30
SESSION 1

The Future for Renewable Energy in Bahrain & GCC

The Kingdom of Bahrain’s initiatives for decentralized solar systems: Presentation of a Net Metering policy

GIF19
Speaker
Dr. Khalid Burashid
SEU Senior Technical Advisor
GIF19
Speaker
Alexander Al Samahiji
SEU Solar Expert
GIF19
Moderator
Dr. Abdul Yousif Gafar
President, Kingdom University
10:15
Session 2

Tatweer – A case study on solar implementation 

GIF19
Speaker
Abdulrahman Essam
Engineer - Power Maintenance, Tatweer Petroleum
GIF19
Moderator
Ahmed Suleiman MBE KFO
Director - Public Affairs, Al Hilal Group
10:35
Session 3

• Smart utility – Scale PV plants solution: High-energy yield by improving efficiency O&M by Toufic Hawat Phd

• Prospects of building rooftop application of solar PV in the GCC countries by Dr. Mohammed Asif

GIF19
Speaker
Toufic Hawat, PhD
Chief Technology Advisor/BD-Regional Manager MENA Region, Huawei Smart Solar
GIF19
Speaker
Dr. Mohammed Asif
Professor, King Fahad University, Dhahran, KSA
GIF19
Moderator
Mike Cunningham
CEO, Al Dur Power & Water Company
11:10
Session 4

• Bahrain’s run to sun – Challenges in dispersion of photovoltaic technology by Sukrit Ranjan

• Bahrain PV installations by Shakar Haji

• Wireless electricity transmission for a greener environment by Keith Lennon

• Challenges of engineering renewable energy by Nadeem Malik

GIF19
Speaker
Sukrit Ranjan
Energy Consultant, Almoayyed Solar Company
GIF19
Speaker
Dr. Shakar Haji
Professor, University of Bahrain
GIF19
Speaker
Keith Lennon
President, NuPower Development, USA
GIF19
Speaker
Nadeem Malik
Managing Director, Solutions Engineering
GIF19
Moderator
Raghunadha
Country Representative, Bahrain Solar Industry Association
12:00
Keynote Address

The future of solar in Bahrain

GIF19
Speaker
H.E. Dr Abdulhussain bin Ali Mirza
Minister of Electricity and Water Affairs, Kingdom of Bahrain
GIF19
Moderator
Anwar Abdulrahman
Chairman, Al Hilal Group
12:40
Session 5

Job creation and skilling a workforce for the challenges of solar and renewable energy

GIF19
Speaker
Dr Hanan Albuflasa
Assistant Professor, College of Science, University of Bahrain
GIF19
Speaker
Dr. Adel Hamad
CEO, N.I.I.T
GIF19
Speaker
Simi Anderson
Managing Director, Anderson Group
GIF19
Moderator
Raghunadha
Country Representative, Bahrain Solar Industry Association
13:30
Closing

Closing Remarks

GIF19
Raghunadha
Country Representative, Bahrain Solar Industry Association

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