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Large Solar IPPs – How to structure your project competitively

November 15, 2016 @ 8:00 am

08:00 AM
08:00 AM
Nov 15, 2016
Dusit Thani – Sheik Zayed Road, Dubai

Solar industry has been witnessing a clear shift in paradigm with new projects getting larger and increasingly adopting competitive bidding. With each new bid unraveling new trend, MESIA together with Synergy Consulting IFA intends to build a platform to gather learning from landmark projects and evaluate innovative and practical structures to aid implementation of upcoming megaprojects in Solar PV. This would include deliberation on commercial, financing and implementation aspects of projects.


The event will connect officials and senior representatives from developers, financing institutions and policy advisors who will come together to mull over expected new developments, its challenges in implementation and consider prospective solutions.


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Project Finance – Practical Issues





8:15 am – Registration | Welcoming Breakfast
9:00 am – Welcoming Remarks: Imtiaz Mahtab, President, MESIA
9:05 am – Presentation by Synergy Consulting
Upcoming Regional Solar Energy Projects: Tariff in the Age of Competitive Bidding – How Low is Low Enough
9:40 am – Panel Discussion 1

Moving from small to large solar IPPs – Financier’s Perspective

Moderator : Arpan Nalwaya, Director, Synergy Consulting
  • Atanu Das, Executive Director, ACWA Power
  • Marc Norman, Project Finance & Acquisitions, Chadbourne & Parke LLC
  • Jai Kishan Asnani, Investment Officer, IFC
  • Ismail Fahmy, Programme Officer, ADFD and coalition for action (IRENA)
  • Steven Perry, Head of Orginations & Syndications, First Gulf Bank
  • Steve Mercieca, Director, Project & Export Finance, Standard Chartered Bank
10:30 am – Coffee Break
10:50 am – Panel Discussion 2

Implementation Strategies for Large Solar IPPs

Moderator: Hadi Tahoub, Vice President, MESIA | International Business Development, Skypower
  • Ahmed Nada, Vice President of Business Development for the Middle East, First Solar
  • James A Stewart, General Manager, ALEC Energy
  • Sisir Mund, Business Development Manager, Saudi Oger
  • Tristan Higuero, MD for MENA region, FRV / Abdul Lateef Jameel
  • Yousif Al Ali, Associate Director, Business Development, Masdar
11:40 am – Presentation by Bracewell & Giuliani
Financing a Project – Practical Issues to Consider
12:00 pm – Closing Remarks



(Payment: At the door)




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November 15, 2016
8:00 am
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