Webinar: Exploring the Impact of Blockchain in the Energy Industry

Blockchain is a distributed, digital ledger used to record and track information. It uses sophisticated algorithms to validate, encrypt, and instantaneously record this information in a secure and decentralized manner. Most people know it as the technology underpinning Bitcoin, but blockchain has enormous potential to disrupt many industries, including energy.
We have just begun exploring the potential for blockchain, but already we are seeing some initiatives in the energy industry centered around blockchain. This webinar aims to explore the capabilities of blockchain, its disruptive potential and future applications. 
  • Understand the basics of what blockchain is, how it can be used across different industries and how it  can create large productivity gains quickly throughout the energy industry
  • Analyse current projects introducing blockchain into the energy industry for automated decentralized energy payments, and how these might be a testbed for automated smart contracts for peer-to-peer communications and payments 
  • Envisage what the true impact of blockchain in the energy industry will be in and how embracing R+D could place you in the lead


Webinar – How digitalization & customer-centrism will boost energy industry profit

Clean Energy Business Council in partnership with ATA Insights welcomes you to join this free webinar. The digitalization of the energy industry is a system overhaul, breaking down boundaries between sectors, increasing flexibility and enabling integration across the entire system. This webinar analyses how embracing digitalization early on will position energy companies along the supply chain in a win-win situation to profit from a customer-centric approach.
  • Understand how the distinction between generation and consumption will blur, enabling customers and machines to decide in real time how to interact with the grid and what opportunities will arise for energy companies as a result of this transformation.
  • Analyse the individual and interlinking role of smart grids, demand response, the integration of renewable energy resources, charging of EVs, big data and how the Internet of Energy (IoE) will evolve over time to create a win-win marketplace with more information for vendors and buyers.
  • Study the solutions that are available today for improving customer-centrism in our industry to embrace early this disrupting and changing professional career landscape.

The webinar is free to attendspaces are limited so book early to reserve your place.


Clean Energy Finance Workshop: Green Bonds & Sukuk and Crowdfunding Cleantech

One of the largest barriers to clean energy deployment is access to capital and investment. Governments throughout the GCC and MENA region are setting ambitious clean energy and energy efficiency targets. Compounding the difficulty of achieving these targets, the population of the GCC is expected to grow to over 53 million by 2020, a 30% increase over the population in 2000, making the GCC one of the fastest growing regions in the world. Such a population growth trajectory will create an unprecedented rise in demand for energy, water, transport, urban development and infrastructure. Substantial amounts of investment will be required in order to finance the clean energy and energy efficiency projects necessary to meet the needs of the future population.

This workshop will focus on two platforms for financing clean energy projects:

Green bonds are not only becoming an attractive financing option, but are also attracting project developers to raise capital for their projects, assets and other activities to showcase their responsible approach toward business. Given the growth of the Islamic finance industry, a green Sukuk that funds these projects in compliance with Shariah law is the obvious next step.

Crowdfunding has provided a new way to eliminate third parties, and provide energy and monetary benefits to investors. The benefits of crowdfunding aren’t restricted only to developed economies; in some ways, they may be even more important for countries without well-developed financial infrastructures. Now that renewable energy technology is becoming viable and cost-effective, firms in the industry are turning to crowdsourcing as a means of attracting capital.


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Solar Show Seminar Week

Clean Energy Business Council together with EWS-WWF, UNF-CCC and The Sustainable City, in cooperation with the Dubai Solar Show being organised by Dubai Electricity & Water Authority is delighted to present the second annual Dubai Solar Show Seminar Week. Leading global industry experts will share their expertise, knowledge and insights, and through DEWA’s generous support and commitment to education, information and knowledge sharing, these seminars are free to attend.


DEWA prioritises Dubai’s sustainable development, to make the city a global hub for green economy, and reduce carbon emissions. This is achieved by increasing reliance on renewable and clean energy resources, retrofitting buildings, enhancing energy efficiency, and increasing sustainability awareness among stakeholders. This is in implementation of the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 which aims to provide 7% of Dubai’s energy from clean sources by 2020, 25% by 2030, and 75% by 2050.

In line with this strategy, DEWA has launched many mega projects and leading initiatives, including the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, which is the largest single-site solar project in the world. DEWA has also launched a number of smart initiatives to support the Smart Dubai initiative to make Dubai the smartest and happiest city in the world. This also includes Shams Dubai, to encourage building owners to install photovoltaic solar panels to generate electricity.


DEWA’s expansion continues to meet the ever growing demand for electricity and water and continues to maintain its corporate structure and functioning in the most professional and advanced ways to ensure its continued success in the years to come. With a vision to become a sustainable innovative world-class utility, DEWA has also been committed for the past 19 years to organising the Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition (WETEX) in its quest for innovative technologies and solutions, best practices and global partners that will help improve the quality of electricity and water not only for Dubai but also for the benefit of the entire region.


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The Solar Dispatchability Challenge: Identifying the Best Technologies to Secure Ready Dispatchability to Renewable Energy

With more solar entering the grid at record low prices, the future of energy is renewable. But as more peak load electricity enters the system, batteries and storage become essential for load shifting and to maintain the integrity of the grid. So, what are the most promising technologies developing that allow grids to manage energy loads? Will the solution be maximizing one of those technologies?


This webinar analyses in depth the impact on the dispatch to the grid of thermal storage, cool storage and batteries among other technologies. These are different approaches to resolve the same challenge of shifting energy from when it is produced to when it is needed – at the lowest possible cost.

  • Hear about the importance of solar dispatchability from the grid operators and utilities’ point of view – how do different technologies differ in terms of relationship to the grid?
  • Understand how the quality, quantity, continuity and predictability of energy dispatch from storage is key to secure the grid stability, and how this is secured by different technologies
  • The inside track of lithium ion, thermal storage, cool storage and other technologies – how their profiles change in terms of dispatchability




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How to Harness the Immense Electric Vehicle (EV) Opportunity

Leading industry analysts believe that Electric Vehicles (EVs) with ranges from 200km to 500km on a charge will have the same up-front costs to buy in 2025 as combustion engine vehicles. This is a game changer for the automotive industry and the global economics of oil, merging this huge market into the electricity realm, slowly but surely.


This global shift represents a huge opportunity for the electricity market – and especially renewables, since it is important that clean energy fuel Electric Vehicles. But challenges remain to understand what is the size of the opportunity, how the market will develop and also as importantly, who will own the fleets of vehicles.  

In this webinar leading industry experts analyse in detail the challenges that creating and adapting infrastructure to this new reality will entail. It will focus on new business models arising, opportunities for distributed energy and the creating of a marketplace of buyers and sellers of energy.


  • Be ready for the change – Understand the status, technology and future projections of the EV industry, including timelines, and understand the significance of this global – and local – shift
  • Consider how the main EV related industries will be experimenting with change, from energy and automotive to infrastructure, construction, urbanism, architecture and many more
  • Analyse how global trends such as the sharing economy and driverless personal mobility will impact the electric vehicle growth and ownership
  • Evaluate what are the opportunities along the whole electricity value chain and how to adapt your business model in stages for what is to come




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Members Only Iftar

The CEBC team wishes our members and their family a blessed and peaceful time during the holy month of Ramadan. On behalf of the CEBC Board of Directors we welcome you to join us for Iftar to celebrate this special time together. This will be a wonderful opportunity to join colleagues and friends and to share ideas and your vision for the clean energy sector in MENA.

Number of Seats: 2 places per member company


Panel Discussion: Responsible Consumption and Production of Energy

CEBC is delighted to partner with the Emirates Environmental Group (EEG),  United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and Arabia CSR Network for this Panel Discussion titled Responsible Consumption and Production of Energy which will bring together leading experts from the field to engage the audience in in-deth and meaningful discussions.


To Register Email:  eeg@emirates.net.ae

CEBC 5th Annual MENA Clean Energy Summit

As countries across the globe strive towards a low carbon economy, the steady price decline of solar power generation infrastructure is making the renewable option more viable for MENA.  This year’s 5th Annual MENA Clean Energy Summit builds on momentum to help countries in this region achieve their renewable energy targets. You will hear from leading industry experts from both the region and global stage, and network with government representatives and key decision makers from the private sector.


The summit will focus on scaling up Utility Scale Solar and Distributed/Rooftop Solar – where we are now and what’s next for the region including:


  • Increasing deployment of CSP technology and the role of energy storage
  • Overview and analysis of financing utility scale solar and the key differences and challenges between financing CSP and PV projects
  • Phasing out subsidies and how solar can benefit from development in a subsidy free environment
  • Accessing affordable finance for solar – securing a Low Carbon Future
  • Understanding the economics around Net Metering and Wheeling Projects in Jordan and the value of storage
  • Latest update on Saudi Arabia’s renewable energy strategy and future plans
  • Energy Efficiency and ESCO Models: the impact of increased electricity/fuel pricing across the GCC
  • Practical advice for accelerating project implementation for distributed solar in the Residential, Commercial & Industrial Sectors


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Non Members | US$250 (AED750)







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Dubai Solar Show Seminar Week

Clean Energy Business Council in cooperation with the Dubai Solar Show being organised by Dubai Electricity & Water Authority
is delighted to present the Dubai Solar Show Seminar Week. Leading global industry experts will share their expertise, knowledge and insights on the latest market trends, innovation and business models for solar PV, Shams Dubai case studies and progress so far, status of the DEWA R&D Innovation Centre, energy storage applications and how smart grids can help foster the integration of renewable energy in the distribution grid. Through DEWA’s generous support and commitment to education, information and knowledge sharing, these seminars are free to attend.




4 October
12:00 - 13:00 Overview of DEWA Solar PV Expert Certification Process
13:30 – 14:30 Shams Dubai Program
15:00 – 17:00 Workshop: Technical Overview of Grid-connected PV System Design and Installation


 5 October
10:30 – 11:30 Combining Energy Efficiency with Energy Distribution & Financing Models for Distributed Generation
12:00 – 13:00 Soiling Mitigation Review: 13 MW First Phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park
13:30 – 14:30 Smart Grids: How they Can Help Foster the Integration of Renewable Energy in the Distribution Grid
15:00 – 17:00 Workshop: AC Coupled PV Systems and Microgrids Register


 6 October
10:30 – 11:30 Market Trends, Innovation and Business Models for Solar PV
12:00 – 13:00 Launch of Dubai Solar Schools Program & Schools Competition by Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding
13:30 – 14:30 Energy Storage Applications and Off-Grid Solar Solutions
15:00 – 17:00 Workshop: Introduction to Battery-Based Solar Electric Systems Design




Free of Charge

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