Solar Utilities Network Conference (7th February 2018)

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.

 

AGENDA*

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TIME TOPIC AND SPEAKER
 

OPENING

09:30

 

Welcome Remarks for Solar Utilities Network Event

Prof. Dr. Waheeb Alnaser Vice President & Professor of Applied Physics, University of Bahrain

Dr. Naser W Alnaser Asst. Professor, Department of Architecture, College of Engineering, University of Bahrain

 

 

SESSION 1

09.30

 

The Future for Renewable Energy in Bahrain & the GCC

 

The Kingdom of Bahrain’s Initiatives for Decentralized Solar Systems: Presentation of a Net Metering Policy

Dr. Khalid Burashid SEU Senior Technical Advisor

Alexander Al Samahiji SEU Solar Expert

Moderator: Dr. Abdul Yousif Gafar President, Kingdom University

 

Interactive Session with Questions and Answers

 

 

SESSION 2

10:15

 

Tatweer – A Case Study on Solar Implementation

 

Abdulrahman Essam Engineer – Power MaintenanceTatweer Petroleum

Moderator: Ahmed Suleiman MBE KFO Director- Public Affairs, Al Hilal Group

 

 

SESSION 3

10:35  

 

Renewable Energy Technology

 

Smart Utility – Scale PV Plants Solution:  High Energy Yield by Improving Efficiency O&M

Toufic Hawat PhD Chief Technology Advisor/BD-REGIONAL MANAGER MENA Region, HUAWEI Smart Solar

 

Prospects of Building Rooftop Application of Solar PV in the GCC Countries

Dr. Mohammed Asif Professor, King Fahad University, Dhahran, KSA

 

Moderator: Mike Cunningham CEO, Al Dur Power & Water Company

 

Interactive Session with Questions and Answers

 

 

SESSION 4

11:10

 

Renewable Energy – Challenges and Opportunities

 

Bahrain’s Run to Sun – Challenges in Dispersion of Photovoltaic Technology

Sukrit Ranjan Energy Consultant,  Almoayyed Solar Company

 

Bahrain PV Installations

Dr. Shakar Haji Professor, University of Bahrain

 

Wireless Electricity Transmission for a Greener Environment

Keith Lennon President, NuPower Development, USA

 

Challenges of Engineering Renewable Energy

Nadeem Malik Managing Director, Solutions Engineering

 

Moderator: Raghunadha Country Representative, Bahrain Solar Industry Association

 

Interactive Session with Questions and Answers

 

  

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

12:00

 

 

 

  

The Future of Solar in Bahrain

 

H.E. Dr Abdulhussain bin Ali Mirza Minister of Electricity and Water Affairs, Kingdom of Bahrain

Moderator: Anwar Abdulrahman Chairman,  Al Hilal Group

 

Presentation of Event Recognition Awards

 

 

SESSION 5 

12:40

 

Job Creation and Skilling a Workforce for the Challenges of Solar and Renewable Energy

 

Dr. Hanan Albuflasa Assistant Professor, College of Science, University of Bahrain

Dr. Adel Hamad, CEO, N.I.I.T

Simi Anderson Managing Director, Anderson Group

Moderator: Raghunadha Country Representative, Bahrain Solar Industry Association

 

Interactive Session with Questions and Answers

  

 

CLOSING 

13:30

 

Closing Remarks

Raghunadha Country Representative, Bahrain Solar Industry Association

 

   

      

Sponsors

Venue

Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre (BIECC)
Building 158, Avenue 28, Sanabis, Block 410
P.O. Box 11644
Kingdom of Bahrain

+973 17 299 123

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