Forum Day Two: Thursday, 25 May 2017

8:00 AM - 8:50 AM Registration, welcome refreshments and networking


Siddiq Farid

Vice President, Investment (Energy Storage Services)
Adenium Energy Capital

Making the most out of emerging storage systems

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM CASE STUDY: Highlighting the advancements in research efforts on electrochemical energy storage solutions at Masdar Institute

Saif Al Mheiri, , Masdar Institute of Science and Technology
  • Illuminating use of redox flow batteries (RFB) in storage of renewable energy
  • Beyond graphite - what silicon brings to the advancement of lithium ion batteries
  • Energy Storage Solution Hub (ESSH) at Masdar City


Saif Al Mheiri

Masdar Institute of Science and Technology

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM Opportunities and challenges present for implementing electrochemical energy storage

Dr. Anis Allagui, assistant professor, University of Sharjah
  • Understanding the growing importance of renewable energy shift and its relevance to electrochemical energy storage
  • Analyzing the recent developments and challenges in electrochemical technologies for storage purposes
  • Assessing rechargeable batteries, electric double layer capacitors and hybrid asymmetric devices


Dr. Anis Allagui

assistant professor
University of Sharjah

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM Optimization of CSP plants operating with a load-following strategy and integrated with district cooling systems

Giuseppe Franchini, Professor, University of Bergamo Marco Stefancich, Senior Researcher, Dubai Water and Electricity Authority (DEWA)
  • Understanding the key-role of molten salt Thermal EnergyStorage systems
  • Learning the integration of power and cooling production as peak shaving strategy
  • Analysing detailed modeling for accurate performance prediction


Giuseppe Franchini

University of Bergamo

Marco Stefancich

Senior Researcher
Dubai Water and Electricity Authority (DEWA)

10:45 AM - 11:15 AM Networking break and refreshments

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM CASE STUDY: The Masdar Institute Solar Platform: A facility in the UAE dedicated to concentrated solar power (CSP) and thermal energy storage (TES)

Nicolas Calvet, Chair of the Masdar Institute Solar Platform, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology
  • Showcasing a successful CSP plant energy storage pilot in the region
  • Understanding the potential of the region for CSP and TES
  • Identifying right technologies to deploy CSP efficiently


Nicolas Calvet

Chair of the Masdar Institute Solar Platform
Masdar Institute of Science and Technology

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM Case Study: Pumped storage: The Middle East’s potential for hydroelectric storage

Ali Al-Ebrahim, Senior Engineer Network Planning, GCC Interconnection Authority Hashim Al-Zahrani, ICC Head, GCC Interconnection Authority
  • Understanding the use of pumped storage in power generation
  • Analyzing the advantages of pumped storage in GCC
  • Addressing feasibility of pump storage in GCC and analysing strategic locations for development

Ali Al-Ebrahim

Senior Engineer Network Planning
GCC Interconnection Authority

Hashim Al-Zahrani

ICC Head
GCC Interconnection Authority

Key challenges and investment opportunities

12:30 PM - 1:15 PM Integrating storage systems in current and upcoming projects

Abderrahim Jamrani, Technical Director, MASEN
  • Understanding the methods to integrate storage systems into grids
  • Learning how integration in existing plants can be fruitful
  • Assessing the drawbacks of not integrating storage systems


Abderrahim Jamrani

Technical Director

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Networking lunch break

2:15 PM - 2:45 PM Cost analysis and clear picture

Sabri Asfour, CEO, FAS Energy
  • Understanding true, overall elements in energy storage deployment
  • Defining actual costs of energy storage systems to deploy in grids
  • Combating price war between renewable and non-renewable energy


Sabri Asfour

FAS Energy

2:45 PM - 3:15 PM Investing in storage systems: Benefits in the long run

Siddiq Farid, Vice President, Investment (Energy Storage Services), Adenium Energy Capital
  • Understanding the size, and condition of the market
  • Analysing the market opportunities and realising needs for storage asset class take off
  • Discussing the importance of evaluating different business models


Siddiq Farid

Vice President, Investment (Energy Storage Services)
Adenium Energy Capital

Siddiq Farid

Vice President, Investment (Energy Storage Services)
Adenium Energy Capital

3:30 PM - 3:30 PM End of forum