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About Utility Scale Solar Summit 2017

Lebanon relies essentially on oil imports as its main  resource for energy production. The  average available electricity production  capacity in 2009 (including imports) was  1,500 megawatts (MW)  while   the  average demand  was  2,000–2,100 MW.  The instantaneous peak  demand in  the  summer of  2009 was  estimated at  2,450 MW.  The  total energy demand in 2009 was  15,000 gigawatt-hours (GWh) although the total  produced energy (including imports) was  11,522 GWh.  Accordingly, the  electric  energy deficit  in Lebanon was estimated to be 3,478 GWh.

In  Lebanon, electricity is  basically  generated from  thermal and  hydroelectric power plants. Approximately 7.5% of the  total  electricity production in 2009 was  purchased from  Syria (589

GWh)  and  Egypt  (527 GWh)  through  regional interconnections. In  addition to  the  deficit  in electricity supply,  the  Lebanese  electricity sector  was  facing  several   problems such  as  load shedding, technical losses,  and  the  aging  of power plants. This situation resulted in technical and financial  impacts on customers, the Government, and the entire  economy.

Utility scale projects in the region are coming into fruition with Jordan, Saudi and Egypt heading towards second and even third rounds. Lebanon’s first round is a pivotal moment for the solar industry and provides the sector a boost of confidence in the region.

Lebanon does not lack experience in delivering commercial-scale solar installation, however in 2017 utility scale 150MW opportunities will be the game-changer. The recently updated National Renewable Energy Action Plan (NREAP 2016-2020) provides clear guidelines for delivering targets and given the high potential for development of the Solar PV plants the opportunity has been ear-marked to be as large as 1000MW.

The Utility Scale Solar Summit is the pivotal place for Middle Eastern, European and North Africa utilities to further develop new relationships to win business.

The strategic programme will be led by utility solar companies from the region, international EPCs, O&Ms from the international community. Experts showcasing their products will experience tailored sessions that focus on business development and knowledge sharing of the latest industry trends.

Call us today on +971 4 563 1555 or email opportunities@acm-events.com for further information.

EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE SOLAR TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY

Maximise the Power of Your Brand and Stand out from the Crowd

Becoming a partner of Utility Scale Solar Summit, as one of our exclusive sponsors, will ensure that your company’s name stands out from the crowd and is recognised through our extensive marketing and branding opportunities, enabling you to capture the attention of core decision makers who influence the growth and development of the stormwater and drainage networks industry and generate quality relationships for your organisation in this rapidly developing country.

Utility Scale Solar Summit is the perfect platform for you to:

  • Expand your network of contacts and potential clients
  • Build brand credibility
  • Generate new leads and build quality new business relationships
  • Position your brand as a thought leader
  • Demonstrate your commitment to the local market
  • Gain a competitive edge
  • Interact with major industry players and engage key decision makers
  • Launch new products and services

Depending on your specific business objectives, you can take advantage of our tailored sponsorship packages to help you reach your goals.

Whether you choose one of our exclusive packages or work with our team to create a package customised to fit your specific needs or desired investment level, our Sponsorship Programme will help you focus directly on your targets and offer you maximum ROI.

To find out more about the most suitable sponsorship package for your business objectives, contact us on: +971 4 563 1555 or opportunities@acm-events.com