CENII Newsletter: Issue January 2017

EU-GCC Clean Energy Network II

fostering clean energy partnerships

EU GCC Clean Energy Network II News at a Glance

Upcoming events

16-19 January 2017: Events/activities during the Word Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi, UAE
    ~ Forum on clean energy opportunities and challenges in the GCC region

    ~ EU energy day workshop: Transitioning the electricity sector

    ~ Presentation in the main WFES programme

09 January 2017: 2nd EU GCC Business Forum in Riyadh, KSA

December 2016 Highlights
* Workshop on Clean Energy R&I Collaboration and Funding Opportunities Workshop in Manama, Bahrain * Training Programme on Renewable Energy Sources in Muscat, Oman * 5th MENA Annual Summit organized by CEBC in Dubai, UAE

Upcoming events

17 January 2017 | Abu Dhabi, UAE  | Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center - ADNEC

Forum on clean energy opportunities and challenges in the GCC region
Alongside the World Future Energy Summit 2017 series of events

The EU – GCC Clean Energy Network, the Ministry of Energy of UAE and the Secretariat General of the Gulf Cooperation Council are co-organizing a forum on the upcoming opportunities and challenges to large-scale deployment of clean energy within the GCC region. The event shall focus on solar energy, which has become cost effective over the years and many best practices have been set regionally. The event also seeks to highlight areas for collaboration between EU and GCC countries and institutions on key challenges.

The event will take place on Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 from 11:15 to 14:00 alongside the World Future Energy Summit series of events. More information, as well as the forum's agenda, can be found on the event's webpage. You may register your interest for attending the event by following the link.  

EU Energy Day workshop 'Transitioning the Electricity Sector' 

Prior to the Forum, the EU Energy Day workshop 'Transitioning the Electricity Sector' will take place from 09:00 to 11:00.

The workshop is organised by DG Energy of the European Commission within the World Future Energy Summit Programme. The workshop will provide an overview of the progress and latest achievements of EU energy policies related to the integration of renewables in the electricity sector and their implications and relevance for other world regions. For more information on the EU workshop: euenergyday.eu/abudhabi2017/

More information is  available here

More during the World Future Energy Summit

The Network will have an active presence at the World Future Energy Summit 2017 (WFES). Network Director and key experts will contribute as speakers / panelists in the agenda of the WFES main Conference programme as well as in side events. Information on the WFES 2017 can be found at the official Summit’s website.

9 January 2017 | Riyadh, KSA
2nd EU GCC Business Forum

EU-GCC Clean Energy Network II supports the 2nd EU-GCC Business Forum as an Expert Partner. The Forum will be held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on 9 January 2017. The Forum, organised by the EU-GCC Business Trade and Cooperation Facility, is a continuation of the first EU-GCC Business Forum held in May 2016 in Brussels. The Business Forum will focus on infrastructure development and investment, and PPP opportunities in the GCC.

Network Director Frank Wouters will participate at the Financing the Future of the Sustainable Energy in the GCC Panel Debate, which will take place on 9 January 2016.

The agenda of the Forum is released and can be downloaded here

December 2016 Highlights

11-14 December 2016 | Muscat, Oman
Training Programme on Renewable Energy Sources

The EU-GCC Clean Energy Network and the Oman Power and Water Procurement Company organised a series of training seminars under the overall title ”Renewable Energy Sources Training Programme”.  The training was organized in association with Nafas International.

The primary aim of the training was to enhance awareness and update the OPWP staff knowledge in the area of renewable energy technologies and applications, as well as in main aspects of renewable energy economics and relevant projects’ development.

The training material, as well as some indicative videos on wind systems, can be found on the training's web page.

5 December 2016 | Manama, Bahrain
Workshop on Clean Energy R&I Collaboration and Funding Opportunities 

On Monday 5 December 2016, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Manama, Bahrain and within the framework of the World Renewable Energy Congress 2016, the Network organized a workshop on Clean Energy R&I Collaboration and Funding Opportunities. The structure of the workshop was a combination of presentations and open dialogue with the attendees. EU and GCC delegates and stakeholders from academia, research and industry provided views and useful insights on respective activities as well as on successful case studies. You may find the delivered presentation given by distinguished experts here.

Furthermore and during the first day of the Congress, Dr. Haris Doukas, Network's Research Collaboration Specialist, delivered a presentation on Identifying Opportunities for EU-GCC Clean Energy Cooperation within the “Smart Energy City” Concept. 

14 December 2016 | Dubai, UAE
5th MENA Annual Summit organized by CEBC

EU-GCC Clean Energy Network II was among the supporting organizations of the 5th MENA Annual Summit organized by CEBC. The conference took place in Dubai, UAE on 14 December 2014. Frank Wouters, Network Director, joined the panel discussion onAccessing Affordable Finance for Solar – Securing a Low Carbon Future”. 

Read more news on Network's activities


Visit and Register at: www.eugcc-cleanergy.net 

Contact us at: contact@eugcc-cleanergy.net

EU-GCC Clean Energy Network II

Project Office:

Masdar City, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Project Key Experts Team:

Frank Wouters, Director

Mustapha Taoumi, Energy Technology Expert

Ioanna Makarouni, Communications Manager

Network Contact: contact@eugcc-cleanergy.net

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