Renewables in the Middle East & North Africa: Mission Possible


Location: ‘Bab IGHLI’, COP22 IETA BUSINESS HUB, Green Zone, Innovations Tent 2, Stands 401-403, AAA Pavilion, Marrakesh, Morocco.

Date and Time: November 14, 02:00 PM – 04:00 PM GMT

Several countries in the Middle East and North Africa are focusing on solar power as a means to satisfy rising electricity demand, make cuts to unsustainable government subsidy programs and reduce dependence on energy imports. The rapid growth in electricity demand and lagging supply has also resulted in power shortages. Despite recent successes, are the MENA countries taking advantage of the full scale of renewables? What needs to be done to accelerate investments in this sector? The panel will discuss challenges and opportunities in the renewables markets, highlighting success stories across the region.

Opening Remarks: Mouayed Makhlouf, Regional Director, IFC Middle East and North Africa.

Featured panelists from: Masdar, Tafila Wind, Alcazar; Lekela Power; and others.