Regulations, Frameworks, Project Financing and Upcoming RE Technologies

Event Overview


In recent years, renewable energy has moved into developmental agenda in Kuwait, as there is a need for diversification of energy resources, climate change concerns and greater public awareness. Green energy development in Kuwait is strengthened by widespread availability of solar and wind resources and tumbling costs of alternative energy systems. The country has one of the world’s highest per capita consumption of energy which is growing with each passing year. Kuwait has a new renewable energy program under Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR) and Kuwait Authority for Partnership Projects (KAPP), with the aim to generate 2GW renewable energy by 2030 which brings increasing potential in renewable energy sector and also various challenges to overcome.

Kuwait Sustainable Energy and Technology Summit, scheduled to be held on 3 - 4 April 2018, in Kuwait aims to bring together various stakeholders like ministries, research institutions and industry specialists to focus on sharing the current market trends, technological advancements and future challenges in renewable energy and sustainable development.

Advisory Panel


Eng. Suhaila Marafi

Director, Studies, Research and Planning
Ministry of Electricity & Water, Kuwait

Dr. Osamah Alsayegh

Executive Director, Energy and Building Research Center
Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, Kuwait

Dr. Ahmed Badr

Executive Director
Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE), Egypt

Key Speakers


Dr. Osamah Alsayegh

Executive Director, Energy and Building Research Center
Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, Kuwait

Dr. Jens Ejbye Schmidt

Head, Institute Center for Energy (iEnergy) and Professor, Chemical and Environmental Engineering
Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, UAE

Dr. Salem Al-Hajraf

Deputy Director General
Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Science, Kuwait

Eng. Basem Musallam

Specialist Engineer, Design & Supervision Department-Technical Services & Main Workshops Sector
Ministry of Electricity and Water, Kuwait

Dr. Ahmed Badr

Executive Director
Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE), Egypt

Dr. Eng. Mohamed Mostafa El-Khayat

Executive Chairman
New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA), Egypt

Eng. Mohamed Al-Shaikh

Chief Network Officer
GCC Interconnection Authority, KSA

Prof. Steve Halls

Senior Environmental Expert
Ministry of Environment and Climate Affairs, Oman

Mr. Mohammad Abdalla Bin Ali

Director, Department of Excellence
Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority, Sharjah

Mr. Faisal Rashid

Director, Demand Side Management
Supreme Council of Energy, UAE

Mr. Frank Wouters

Senior Director, New Energy
Advisian / WorleyParsons, UAE

Dr. Bashir Dabbousi

Director, Technology Strategy & Planning
Saudi Aramco, KSA