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Forum Day Two: Thursday, 25 May 2017

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM Registration, welcome refreshments and networking


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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 Evaluating the different technologies available to store renewable energy

Hilal Said Al Hadi, Senior Planning Engineer, Muscat Electricity Distribution Company
  • Identifying various storage systems being deployed in renewable energy projects
  • Establishing the role of flywheels, molten salts and pump energy storage solutions
  • Mapping techniques and developments in commercial scale storage solutions

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Hilal Said Al Hadi

Senior Planning Engineer
Muscat Electricity Distribution Company

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM Fabrication, characterisation and implementation of MgH2-based hydrogen storage nanocomposite for fuel cell applications

M. Sherif El-Eskandarany, Senior Research Scientist, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research
  • Discussion on room temperature reactive ball milling to prepare metal hydrides nanopowders
  • Improving the hydrogenation and dehydrogenation kinetics of metal hydrides by mechanically-induced doping
  • Analysing hydrogen storage and hydrogenation behaviors dependence on grain size
  • Understanding the role of nanotechnology for fabrications of high-performance metal hydride and long cycle-life-time

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M. Sherif El-Eskandarany

Senior Research Scientist
Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Pumped storage: The Middle East’s potential for hydroelectric storage

  • Addressing the potential of the region for hydroelectric energy storage
  • Learning to store energy using reservoirs and gravity
  • Understanding what has been called as the most satisfactory method to store bulk energy

10:30 AM - 11:00 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


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Saif Al Mheiri


Masdar Institute of Science and Technology

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Networking break and refreshments

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM 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

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Nicolas Calvet

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

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM Molten salts: The key to thermal energy storage

  • Understanding CSP’s role for mass storage and production
  • Evaluating use of molten salts in CSPs and implications
  • Assessing molten salt opportunities and their investing returns

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM Optimization of CSP plants operating with a load-following strategy and integrated with a 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

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Giuseppe Franchini

Professor
University of Bergamo
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Marco Stefancich

Senior Researcher
Dubai Water and Electricity Authority (DEWA)

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Networking lunch break

Key challenges and investment opportunities

2:00 PM - 2:30 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

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Abderrahim Jamrani

Technical Director
MASEN
  • Addressing key climatic and geographical drawbacks for storage systems
  • Identifying ways to overcome geological challenges
  • Assessing technological advancements in storage systems to overcome geology constraints

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M. Sherif El-Eskandarany

Senior Research Scientist
Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research
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Nicolas Calvet

Chair of the Masdar Institute Solar Platform
Masdar Institute of Science and Technology
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Saif Al Mheiri


Masdar Institute of Science and Technology

3:00 PM - 3:30 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

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Sabri Asfour

CEO
FAS Energy

3:30 PM - 4:00 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

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Siddiq Farid

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

4:00 PM - 4:15 PM Closing remarks from the forum Chair

4:15 PM - 4:30 PM End of forum