Genesis Morocco: Maroc Energy International Summit: 6 – 9 June 2011

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Genesis Morocco

Project Genesis is a strategic sustainable development framework for Morocco to translate from being a net importer of energy and a country facing water shortage issues, into the number one producer both of clean renewable energy and water in the region.

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Maroc Energy International Summit: 6 – 9 June 2011

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Personal Notes : The first such conference of its kind in Morocco. You can tell from the range of topics that its been fully thought through, and that it draws on a long expertise of IQPC in organizing similar events. All the ingredients are there for success, I will follow closely this event for its significant importance in furthering the energy reconversion of Morocco. 

It is also about networking, and allows for people to meet and engage each others, the more dense the tissue of contacts and activity about the potential of Morocco for renewable energy, the more we can reach a momentum that is precisely what is needed to impulse projects that have the potential to change the country and the region for better and for good. 

The list of top speakers includes :

Abdellatif Nasserdine, Managing Director,
Infra Invest

Azzeddine Khatami, Strategic Project Manager,
Office National de l’Electricité (ONE), Morocco

Mustapha Enzili, Head of Resources &
Engineering Department, Renewable Energy
Development Centre Morocco (CDER)

Marwane Mansouri, Head of Investment Projects,
Management and Monitoring, Moroccan Agency
for Investment and Development (ADMI)

Silvia Pariente-David, Senior Energy Specialist,
World Bank, MENA

Program :

Conference day one: Tuesday 7 June 2011

Outlining the economic outlook for the power sector

09.10 Establishing the economic outlook for energy in the Mediterranean region
Discovering the power growth markets in the Mediterranean
Discussing the role of renewables in the region
Mapping future energy trends
Dr. Houda Allal, Head of the Renewable Energy and Sustainable Development Division,
Observatoire Méditerranéen de l’Energie (OME)

09.50 Discussing the critical success factors of the Mediterranean Solar Plan
Establishing the objectives of the plan
Revealing progress on the latest project phase
Upgrading intra-regional interconnections
Attracting investment from the public and private sector
Harmonising legislation to create a regional energy market
Philippe Lorec, Director General, Energy and Climate (DGEC), Ministry of Ecology, Energy,
Sustainable Development and Sea (MEEDDM), France

10.30 Executive exchange
Meet, network and exchange business cards in IQPC’s exclusive lively networking sessions. In this revolutionary, quick-fi re format, you can meet every single delegate and exchange best-practise and strategies. Don’t forget to bring along plenty of business cards.

11.00 Morning break, networking and refreshments

11.30 Outlining the latest developments in solar CSP for the region
Discussing the industry challenges facing CSP
Debating economy usage
Revealing the advantage of fresnel plants and technology
Sergio Asenjo, Head of Power Generation Renewable Energies Worldwide, ABB

Establishing a regulated energy market

12.10 Debating the impact of the feed-in tariff
Evaluating the impact of a FiT in Morocco
Establishing a timeframe for successful implementation
Defining the tariff structure
Debating best-practice FiTs across the Middle East and Europe
Understanding the benefits of a FiT and how it will impact the market
Panel features:
Ali Mashaqba, Chief Engineer, Electricity Regulatory Commission, Jordan
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mustafa Tiris, Director, Energy Institute, Ubitak Marmara Research Centre,Turkey
Dr. Yurdakul Yigitguden, Senior Policy Expert, MED-ENEC and former Under-Secretary of Energy, Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources, Turkey

13.10 Lunch break and networking opportunity

Investing in a viable energy project

14.15 Identifying the risks and rewards in Moroccan power
On each roundtable, the discussion will be led by one facilitator. Delegates will choose and spend time on four tables. At the end of each session, the table leader will share a short summary of the feedback on these important topics.
Table 1: Discussing the opportunities in private equity in the power sector
Table 2: Debating the risks and returns in lending, including debt financing
Table 3: Identifying the rewards in start-up companies as an angel investor or venture capitalist
Table 4: Establishing where clean-tech funds will see the greatest return
Facilitated by: Amaury Mulliez, Head of Proparco Morocco and Private Equity, Agence Française de Développement (AFD)

15.15 Afternoon break, networking and refreshments

15.45 Understanding Morocco’s business and investment frameworks
Discussing the steps Morocco is taking to attract international partners and investors
Outlining the structure of Morocco’s investment frameworks
Providing an overview on the rules, regulations and requirements that apply to developing an IPP project in Morocco
Gaining an insight into the future of Morocco’s regulatory frameworks
Marwane Mansouri, Head of Investment Projects, Management and Monitoring, Moroccan Agency for Investment and Development (AMDI)

16.25 Capitalising on investment incentives in power
Identifying the incentive schemes in power that will impact your investment and how to
Debating the future of power take-up schemes; power purchase agreements and capacity
price schemes across the region
Identifying the tax breaks for international companies and investors
Abdellatif Nasserdine, Managing Director, Infra Invest

17.05 Establishing the key criteria of a bankable power project
Calculating the potential profitability of the project
Measuring market demand and route to market
Establishing where the returns are in the project
Comparing the energy projects that are moving forward and the reasons behind their success

17.45 Final comments from Chair and end of conference day one

Conference day two: Wednesday 8 June 2011

Increasing renewable energy capacity to meet demand

09.10 Discussing the DESERTEC programme and the regional renewable energy strategies and
Providing an update on the progress of the DESERTEC programme
Understanding how the programme will influence the future of power generation in the region
Discussing the region’s renewable energy capabilities
Dr. Abdelaziz Bennouna, Member, DESERTEC and Former Coordinator, Renewable Energy
Technologies and Economy Unit (TEER) at the National Centre for Science and Technology
(CNRST), Morocco

09.50 Reviewing the economic impact of the Moroccan Solar Policy
Outlining the current strength of Morocco’s economy
Discussing Morocco’s solar projects; the investment required from the private and public
Exploring the creation of new jobs, training of local staff and impact on SMEs
Silvia Pariente-David, Senior Energy Specialist, World Bank, MENA

10.30 Utilising clean technology to enhance Moroccan energy efficiency and limit climate change
Outlining the impact of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) on Morocco’s power sector
Establishing Morocco’s national CDM strategy
Identifying the renewable energy projects and technologies poised for development and
growth to achieve Morocco’s objectives
Azzeddine Khatami, Strategic Project Manager, Office National de l’Electricité (ONE), Morocco

11.10 Morning break, networking and refreshments

11.40 Identifying the wind projects that will shape Morocco’s power sector
Outlining the current and future wind projects
Establishing timeframes for planned commissioning and completion
Discussing the new technology that will enhance generation from wind farms
Mustapha Enzili, Head of Resources & Engineering Department, Renewable Energy
Development Centre (CDER), Morocco

12.20 Lunch break and networking opportunities

Driving grid expansion, integration and capacity

14.50 Integrating renewable energy into the grid
Integrating renewables into the energy mix
Utilizing renewables as a reliable fi rst-tier energy source
Identifying the smart grid technology to transmit power from distributed installations and largescale
generation plants
Upgrading the network and updating grid software for renewables
Preparing an effective contingency plan for renewable energy variability

15.30 Reviewing how to reach rural Africa
Identifying the supply needs of rural Africa
Overcoming the challenges of data collection in remote locations
Tailoring solutions to meet the needs to those in rural areas
Overcoming the challenges of maintaining equipment in hard-to-reach locations

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