events/USSS

About Utility Scale Solar Summit 2017

The Middle East and Levant region returns with critical infrastructure being a priority for large economies who have massive requirements to deliver projects driven by population growth and need to diversify their economies.

Utility scale projects in the region are coming into fruition with Jordan, Saudi and Egypt heading towards second and even third rounds. Lebanon’s first round is a pivotal moment for the solar industry and provides the sector a boost of confidence in the region.

Lebanon does not lack experience in delivering commercial-scale solar installation, however in 2017 utility scale 150MW opportunities will be the game-changer. The recently updated National Renewable Energy Action Plan (NREAP 2016-2020) provides clear guidelines for delivering targets and given the high potential for development of the Solar PV plants the opportunity has been ear-marked to be as large as 1000MW.

The Utility Scale Solar Summit is the pivotal place for Middle Eastern, European and North Africa utilities to further develop new relationships to win business.

The strategic programme will be led by utility solar companies from the region, international EPCs, O&Ms from the international community. Experts showcasing their products will experience tailored sessions that focus on business development and knowledge sharing of the latest industry trends.

Call us today on +971 4 563 1555 or email opportunities@acm-events.com for further information

Find out more

EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE SOLAR TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY

  • The Lebanese Center for Energy Conservation (LCEC) estimates the renewable energy market size to be between USD 300 to USD 400 Million in 2016 alone.
  • In January 2017, the Ministry of Energy and Water launched a call for Expression of Interest (EOI) to build Solar Photovoltaic (PV) farms in Lebanon as part of the National Renewable Energy Action Plan (NREAP 2016 – 2020). The objective is to be nationally producing 767 ktoe of renewable energy in 2020, and given the high potential of development for solar PV farms in Lebanon, the NREAP targets 150 MW of PV farms installations.
  • The implementation of the second National Energy Efficiency Action Plan (NEEAP 2016 – 2020) will require between USD 600 and 950 Million, and will include 26 initiatives.
  • Lebanon plans to bulk up on renewable-energy assets beyond just rooftop solar in a move that could wean reliance on fossil fuels and avoid blackouts.
  • Renewable energy in 2020 will represent 12 percent of the country’s total electricity production and this will lead to a drop in the oil bill.
  • The strategy plan distributed by LCEC and the ministry during the launching of the National Renewable Energy Action Plan 2016-2020, suggests that renewable energy technologies will supply extra hours of electricity in Lebanon. The total would add up to more than 640 hours by 2020.

 

Top Reasons To Attend

  • Understand the National Renewable Energy Action Plan of Lebanon
  • Understand the status of solar and wind in the region, emphasising strengths and benefits
  • Discuss plans, regulatory updates procurement models, and construction strategies to deliver solar and wind projects
  • Explore different solar and wind solutions to implement renewable energy production
  • Showcase the latest advancements in solar and wind technologies

2017 Sponsors and Partners

Supporting Organisations
Media Partners

The ACM Interface+ Format

The ACM Interface+ conference format is designed to optimise the valuable and finite time our busy delegations can dedicate to being out of the office while also enhancing their enjoyment of the ACM on-site experience. Specifically tailored to our region of operations here in the Middle East, the Interface+ format maximises networking opportunities, facilitating the building of profitable relationships within the context of a dynamic, efficient and relevant learning environment.

ACM conference days, using the Interface+ format, have an earlier start than conventional agendas and conclude with a late lunch. The conference sessions are regularly punctuated by refreshment and networking breaks to allow for unhurried face-to-face interaction between peers, colleagues and business prospects. The mid-afternoon conclusion of our formal conference agenda allows for government representatives and busy executives to adjourn earlier in the day, having still enjoyed a full and rich programme of content. Post-lunch, ACM will offer additional, optional learning and networking opportunities in the shape of workshops, product demonstrations, technology launches, site visits, pre-arranged 1-2-1 business meetings and hosted receptions.

Interface+ makes timing sense for our delegates and business sense for our sponsors.