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Middle East and Africa Renewable Energy Summit

Gain insights from UL’s experts and renewable energy industry leaders into renewable energy trends and the technical, legal and financial challenges specific to the Middle East and Africa region.

Wind turbines in Africa

Renewable energy is emerging as a critical component in the Middle East and Africa’s (MEA) sustainable energy transition. The renewable landscape in the MEA region is rapidly evolving, with investment increasing and several countries in the area becoming global front-runners in renewable energy development.

In this on-demand summit, UL’s experts and renewable energy industry leaders explore how developers can tap into the potential of renewable energy and how stakeholders can mitigate risk as they work toward their sustainable energy targets. View the recorded sessions to find out how we can work together to unlock the potential of renewable energy for a more sustainable future.

Learning objectives:

  • Gain insights into renewable energy trends and explore what the future holds
  • Understand the technical, legal and financial challenges specific to the Middle East and Africa
  • Unlock the true potential of data to optimize the performance of renewable energy projects


Turki Al Sheri, CEO of KSA, ENGIE

Daniel Calderon, co-founder and CEO, Alcazar Energy

Pierre-Antoine Berthold, CEO Africa, Akuo Energy

Christopher Cantelmi, principal of infrastructure investment, International Finance Corporation

Iwan Walters, partner and head of clean energy MENA, Eversheds Sutherland

Vishal Rander, director of project and infrastructure finance, Deloitte

Ivano Iannelli, CEO, Dubai Carbon

Dr. Raed Ahmad Bkayrat, senior energy strategist, Clean Energy Business Council

Fadhila El Discha, renewable energy solutions consultant, South Pole

Marcelle Combrink, solar division manager, Jubaili Bros Solar

Aaron Leopold, CEO, Africa Minigrid Developers Association

Chinedu Igbokwe, CEO, Stellaris Power Solutions

Tatia Lemondzhava, energy¬ specialist, World Bank Group

Rik Wuts, off-grid utility solutions, Powerhive

Mohammed Alghamdi, renewable lab supervisor, Gulf Renewables Lab

Hamid Syed, vice president and general manager of MEA, UL

Chakradhar Byreddy, director of renewables for Asia Pacific, UL

Cristian Algar, director for advisory services for EMEA and LATAM, UL

Perihan Gurbas, renewables lead, UL

Daniel Barandalla, solar advisory lead for EMENALA, UL

Adrian Wain, environmental sustainability manager, UL

Joseph Padbury, business development manager for Sub-Saharan Africa Renewables, UL

Santiago Lopez, global director of aAsset Management Services, UL

Christopher Ziesler, director of Renewables Advisory Services, UL

Peter Johnson, senior project engineer for renewables, UL

Dr. Peter Lilienthal, global microgrid lead, UL

Jose Javier Ripa, head of business development for EU, MENA and LATAM renewables, UL

Colleen O’Brien, principal engineer, UL 

Webinar date
March 9-10, 2021

Highlights from the Middle East and Africa Renewable Energy Summit

Panel Discussion — Wind and Solar Project Due Diligence Process: An In-Depth Look at Risks That Can Make or Break a Project’s Financing

Panel Discussion — The Middle East and Africa’s Utility-Scale Project Tenders

GRL — PV Module Speci_cations Upgrade for Extreme Environmental Conditions

UL Summit Day 1: Development of MEA Solar PV Projects

UL Summit_Day 2: Transforming Your Data into Actionable Intelligence in Your Operation Wind and Solar Projects

UL Summit Day 2: Wind and Solar Hybrid Systems

UL Summit Day 2: Energy Storage – The Next Revolution for Renewable Energy

Panel Discussion — Sustainability and Renewable Energy

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