34 minutes | Aug 10, 2021
Financing clean energy projects
For the latest Energy & Utilities Market Talk podcast, Editor Andrew Roscoe spoke to Arpan Nalwaya, partner, Synergy Consulting about the growth in demand in financing for clean energy projects across the Middle East. Topics covered include the procurement models and financing streams for clean energy projects, the impact of the pandemic on securing financing for renewables projects, why the Middle East continues to set records for solar energy and the role of international financial institutions in supporting some of the region’s clean energy ambitions
21 minutes | Apr 28, 2021
Wind power potential
For a special edition of Energy & Utilities Market Talk, Editor Andrew Roscoe is joined by Muhamed Bou-Zeid, General Manager at Vestas MENA. With Vestas one of the world’s largest wind energy companies, Muhamed provides a fascinating insight into the global growth in demand for wind power and the opportunities for harnessing wind energy across the MENA region. Topics covered include: key markets and projects in the MENA wind energy market, the potential for hybrid wind and solar schemes, the growing role of technology and data in the clean energy market and the exciting prospects for green hydrogen.
24 minutes | Mar 25, 2021
Digitalisation enabling success in energy
For the latest edition of Energy & Utilities Market Talk, Editor Andrew Roscoe spoke to Michael Wilkinson, Chief Product Officer, Utopus Insights. Wilkinson provides an overview of the main digital technologies and applications that are being adopted in the power sector and how digitalisation will enable the energy transition to succeed. Topics covered include: digital applications enabling the integration of intermittent renewables resources into electricity grids; the role of digitalisation in the rise of distributed generation resources; the role of forecasting and predictive maintenance in improving electricity supply and the importance of attracting young talent into data science
25 minutes | Feb 17, 2021
The Green Hydrogen opportunity
For a special edition of Energy & Utilities Market Talk, Editor Andrew Roscoe spoke to Frank Wouters, Vice President of business development, Clean Hydrogen, Worley. Wouters provides an overview of the main technologies and schemes underway for green and blue hydrogen to date, what is required for costs to come down and why the Middle East and North Africa is well positioned to benefit from the impending green hydrogen revolution.
32 minutes | Jan 25, 2021
Delivering solar projects
For a special edition of Energy & Utilities Market Talk, Editor Andrew Roscoe spoke to Vikas Bansal, Country head for Europe and head of international business development for Sterling & Wilson, one of the world’s largest EPC contractors for solar projects. Vikas provides a fascinating overview of the key trends in the solar market and what is required to deliver utility-scale solar projects. Topics covered include: constructing the world’s largest solar project, the key elements behind the levelised cost of electricity (LCOE) for solar production and the prospects for energy storage.
40 minutes | Dec 14, 2020
For a special ‘Energy storage’ edition of Energy & Utilities Market Talk, Editor Andrew and Roscoe and Group Director Gareth Rapley are joined in the studio by Mohammed Atif, Area Manager for Middle East and Africa Energy & Renewables Advisory, DNV GL. With renewable energy accounting for the majority of new power capacity being commissioned over the past couple of years, the race is on to find the most cost effective solutions to store clean energy so that it can provide power 24 hours a day. Topics covered include the various energy storage technologies available and under development, the investment required in grids and the potential for electric vehicles to store and release electrical energy.
24 minutes | Nov 14, 2020
Delivering Water Projects
For a special ‘Water focus’ edition of Energy & Utilities Market Talk, Editor Andrew and Roscoe and Group Director are joined in the studio by Robert (Bob) Bryniak, CEO of Golden Sands Consulting. Having worked with some of the region’s largest water clients and private firms over the past couple of decades, Bryniak shares his insights into how the Middle East’s water sector is changing and what the main themes will be in 2021 and beyond. Topics covered include the increasing role of the private sector in delivering water projects, the impact of Covid-19 on planned water development programmes, the decoupling of water and power production and the potential for a water reuse market in the Middle East.
22 minutes | Oct 15, 2020
For a special solar energy edition of Energy & Utilities Market Talk, Group Director Gareth Rapley and Editor Andrew Roscoe are joined in the studio by Rory McCarthy, Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) of Yellow Door Energy. Rory provides an interesting overview of Yellow Door’s business model and the impact of Covid-19 on the business and the solar sector in the Middle East. The CCO discusses the importance of government policy, support from local banks and what others can learn from Dubai’s success with its Shams net-metering programme.
22 minutes | Aug 8, 2020
Global Digital Week
For a special edition of Energy & Utilities Market Talk, Editor Andrew Roscoe caught up with three experts participating in the inaugural Global Energy & Utilities Digital Week to discuss the key opportunities and challenges facing energy companies and utilities as they seek to successfully meet power demand during the energy transition and Covid-19. Interviews with: Amit Jain, Senior Energy Specialist, The World Bank John Van Zuylen, founder, Africa Solar Industry Association (Afsia) Alexander Ablaza, CEO, Climargy
34 minutes | Jun 25, 2020
Covid-19 and the Middle East’s energy market
The first edition of E&U Market Talk brings you the highlights from our live webinar programme on the impact of Covid-19 on the Middle East and North African region’s energy sector. Part One We look at the impact of Covid-19 on the procurement of major utilities projects in the region, with a focus on the financing of projects during Covid-19 and the legal implications of the pandemic on contracts and projects. Speakers include: Rajit Nanda, CIO, Acwa Power Anand Rohatgi, COO, Synergy Consulting Robert Harker, Partner, DLA Piper Part Two We take an in-depth look at the impact of the Covid-19 on the development of renewable energy across the Middle East and North Africa, and the prospects for clean energy projects currently underway and future planned programmes and investments. Speakers include: Suresh Bhaskar, VP Business Development (Mescat), Engie Pri McNair, Regional Head of Client Coverage MENAT and MD, Commercial Banking, HSBC Mohammed Atif, Area Manager, Energy, Middle East & Africa DNV GL - Energy Brendan Cronin, Head of Middle East, Afry Consulting Dr Alex Hernandez, Director Renewable Energy Cluster, Industrial Clusters, Saudi Arabia Part Three The third part addresses the increasingly important role that digitalisation is playing in the energy and utilities sectors. Leading experts discuss the ways in which digital technologies are changing the way energy is produced and consumed, and how digitalisation can secure grid stability and security as increasing amounts of renewable energy capacity is installed. Speakers include: Michael Wilkinson, Global Segment Leader, Energy Digitalization, DNV GL – Energy Ahmed Fateen, Power Systems VP – Gulf, Schneider Electric Rui de Sousa, Principal, Industry & Value Advisor – Energy & Natural Resources