Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino | 16 Saray El Gezira Street | Zamalek Kairo 11211 | Egypt

SOLAR ENERGY TRADE MISSION EGYPT

Day 2

Private PPA and Off Grid Solutions

9:00am - 9:05am

Introduction and Opening

  • Ahmed S. Nada, President, Middle East Solar Industry Association

9:05am - 09:25am

Open Discussion: Opportunities in Egypt Outside the Government Programmes – The Government’s Perspective

  • Ahmed S. Nada, President, Middle East Solar Industry Association
  • Eng. Eman Rashad Saeed, Head Sector for RE Private Projects, Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company

9:25am - 9:45am

Overview of the grid infrastructure relevant to future projects – What are the plans for transmission upgrade to accommodate renewables energy production?

Dr. Taghrid Mostafa Amer, General Manager in Network Studies, Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company

9:45am - 10:10am

Presentation: Opportunities in Egypt Outside the Government Programmes – A Lender´s Perspective

  • Malinne Blomberg, Country Manager, African Development Bank

10:10am - 10:30am

Open Discussion: Opportunities in Egypt Outside the Government Programmes – A Developer's Perspective

  • Ahmed S. Nada, President, Middle East Solar Industry Association
  • Eng. Sherif Magdy El Gabaly, Chief Executive Officer, Enara Capital

10:30am - 11:00am

Presentation: Overview of Different Private Offtake Models

  • Jean Pascal Boutin, Partner, Eversheds Sutherland
  • Mohamed Nabil Hazzaa, Partner, Sharkawy & Sarhan Law Firm

Assessment of different private offtake models (wheeling, net metering, private wire etc)

  • Key commercial terms
  • Economic drivers and constraints
  • Egyptian regulations
  • Key challenges to delivery of project

11:00am - 11:45am

Presentation: Two Case Studies - A Developer's Perspective

  • Omar Sadder, Business Development Manager, Yellow Door Energy
    Presentation of the Wadi Al Aash project in Jordan

 

11:45am - 12:15pm

Coffee Break

12:15pm - 12:40pm

Presentation: Free Energy Market – What Makes a Merchant Market Work and is the Egyptian Market Ready?

  • Sushant Arora, CEO - Middle East and North Africa, Clean Max Solar

The economic case for self-sourced generation in Egypt including reducing cost to access the market and an assessment of the future power curve

12:40pm - 1:50pm

Panel Discussion: The Distributed Solar and Rooftop: How Will the Market Evolve in Egypt?

Moderator:

  • Gurmeet Kaur, Communication and Marketing Director, Middle East Solar Industry Association

Panelists:

  • Sushant Arora, CEO - Middle East and North Africa, Clean Max Solar
  • Yaseen Abdel Ghaffar, Founder & Managing Director, SolarizeEgypt
  • Eng. Eman Rashad Saeed, Head Sector for RE Private Projects, Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company
  • Kamil Sayour, Managing Partner, SOLERA

Discussion of the rooftop solar market which has developed in the MENA region and assessment of the opportunities in Egypt. How does a more distributed energy solution fit within the wider energy transition in Egypt.

Is there an energy transition in Egypt and how does the panel expect this to emerge.

1:50pm - 2:20pm

Wrap-Up and Main Take-Out of the Event

Moderator:

  • Ahmed S. Nada, President, Middle East Solar Industry Association

Participants:

  • Gurmeet Kaur, Communication and Marketing Director, Middle East Solar Industry Association
  • Rob Mcnabb, Partner, Eversheds Sutherland
  • Ahmed Mortada, Principal Banker - Energy Sector, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
  • Eng. Sherif Magdy El Gabaly, Chief Executive Officer, Enara Capital
  • Assessment of the challenges impacting project bankability
  • Structuring projects to mitigate offtake credit risk
  • What is required from a regulatory perspective
  • What are the likely sources of funding going to be
  • What have we learnt and what is the way forward

2:20pm - 2:30pm

Signing Ceremony for Joint Venture Between ENARA and Clean Max for the Distributed Power Generation and Private PPAs

2:30pm

Late Lunch