North Africa sees surge in large-scale wind power projects

The Wind Power North Africa Conference is taking place from 18 – 21 October 2015 in Cairo, Egypt, to enable private and government stakeholders to discuss key upcoming wind projects and strategies to drive growth in the North African wind power market.

North Africa boasts exceptional wind energy conditions. Egypt aims to generate 7.2 gigawatts of wind energy by 2020 and Morocco has plans to develop 2 gigawatts of wind capacity by 2016 and a further 2.7 gigawatts by 2030. Tunisia is also planning to double its installed wind capacity with a target of 505 megawatts by 2016 and 2.7 gigawatts by 2030. Stakeholders at the conference will discuss what steps need to be taken in order to achieve these objectives, plus explore the policy framework and formulate a strategy for driving the region’s wind power market forward.

Energy demand continues to rise across North Africa and local governments have made renewed efforts to substantially increase their energy capacity through the development of renewable energy projects.

Therefore, this conference will gather regional decision makers responsible for ongoing and upcoming wind energy projects in North Africa to meet with specialised wind energy developers and technology providers in order to discuss strategies, best practices and solutions to existing challenges faced in the market.

Speakers include:
• Dr. Mohamed Salah ElSobki, Executive Chairman, New & Renewable Energy Authority (NREA)
• Dr. Ibrahim Aly El-Osery, Advisor, Energy and Nuclear Affairs, Egypt Ministry of Electricity and Energy
• Mohamed Selim, Managing Director, Egyptian Electricity Holding Company
• Maged Mahmoud, Director of Projects and Technical Affairs, Regional Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE)
• Tarantino Massimiliano, Head of Middle East & Egypt, Enel Green Power, Italy
• Philipp Schuller, Founder and Principal, Africa Enablers
• Samir Nacef, Vice-President, South Asia, Middle East & Africa, GDF SUEZ Energy International, UAE
• Faisal Eissa, Chief Operations Officer, Solar Shams Co. for New and Renewable Energies
• Dr. Hassan Aboughalma, Chairman, Georenco
• Sameir Soliman, Managing Director, Egyptian Organisation for Wind Power Projects
• Basem Khalil, Chief – Wind Energy Department, National Energy Research Centre, Syria
• Jesper Vauvert, Team Leader, Energy Efficiency, GIZ Sustainable Energy Programme
• Mohab Hallouda, Senior Energy Specialist, World Bank
• …and many more.

The Wind Power North Africa Conference will take place from 18 – 21 October 2015 in Cairo, Egypt, and will feature a mix of keynote sessions, case studies, technical presentations and high level networking sessions. Sponsors include Vestas, Gamesa, Goldwind and Sarens Group.

Find the full agenda, speaker list and registration form at