Oman Solar Forum – Muscat | Oman

Event Details

In view of Oman’s strong focus on developing renewable energy implementation, JF4S is will be strongly represented with its “Oman Solar Forum” in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman.

  • Leveraging substantial synergies: The Joint Forces for Solar – Oman Solar Forum takes place at Oman Energy & Water Exhibition & Conference from 30 April – 2 May 2018 in Muscat, Oman. Total number of exhibitors 160 – Local and international visitors 5,000+ expected. The 4th edition of Oman Energy and Water Conference and Exhibition is organized by the Public Authority for Electricity and Water in partnership with Omanexpo:
  • Become part of the Omani solar market from the start: The conference aims to showcase Oman’s major multi-million power projects, support the power sustainable infrastructure plans, attract domestic and international investments and pave the way for new business opportunities in order to fulfill the rising demand for these resources.
  • Equip your company with all relevant market data to compete successfully: The 2018 Edition will provide an in-depth discussion and a more comprehensive presentation on the tools, applications, technology and infrastructure required to sustain achieve the goals of the national strategy plan.

Register here »

Use the Oman Solar Forum as Your Marketing Platform!

  • Let us maximize your time investment by providing you with the latest market intelligence, insight on industry challenges as well as the opportunity to build your network and strengthen your business all at one exclusive location.
  • Showcase your commitment to one of the most promising future markets in the Middle East and build long-lasting business relationships, generate new business partners and expand your sales streams.


Silver Sponsor

Premium Sponsor


Program 2018

 Session 1: Solar Energy Market Update & Outlook in the Sultanate of Oman


Time Session
09:00am-09:15am Conference Opening: Setting the Scene for Sustainable Solar Market Development in Oman

Markus A.W. Hoehner, CEO, Joint Forces for Solar

09:15am-09:45am Keynote Presentation | Creating a Bright Solar Energy Market in Oman: Short-term Benefits and Future Energy Scenarios

  • Renewable energy targets in Oman – Policy outlook
  • Understanding the tendering process
  • A review of the electricity market, renewable energy market and related organizations

Bushra Al Maskari, Planning & Economics Director, Oman Power & Water Procurement Company

09:45am-10:15am Keynote | Assessing the Viability of Solar Energy in Oman: Short-term benefits and Future Energy Scenarios

  • Renewable energy targets in Oman – Policy outlook
    • Understanding the tendering process
    • A review of the electricity market, renewable energy market and related organizations

Brian Wood, Planning & Economics Director, Oman Power and Water Procurement (OPWP)


10:15am-10:45am Keynote | Producing Green Hydrogen –An Insight from Siemens

Claudia Massei, CEO, Siemens Oman

10:45am-11:15am Unlocking the Full Potential of Solar Energy in Oman – Opportunities and Challenges

    • Examples of business models and key feasibility measures, from both economic and technical view
    • Business opportunities and strategies for local and international stakeholders
    • Fundamentals for partnerships between domestic and international companies

Eng. Hilal Al Ghaithi, Director – Renewable Energy, Authority for Electricity Regulation (AER)

11:15am Networking Coffee Break

Session 2: Real Life Examples and Best Practices for Successful Solar Energy Development


Time Session
11:30am-11:50am Mira’ah Solar Steam Project

Ali Al Harthy, Project Engineering Lead – Miraah Project, Petroleum Development Oman (PDO)

Azzan Al Balushi, Project Engineer – Miraah Project, Petroleum Development Oman (PDO)

11:50am-12:10pm MEDC Experience of Connecting Solar PV System, Challenges and Opportunities

  • Technical and administrative requirements to connect a solar PV to the distribution system
  • Steps to simplify the connection of solar PV to the distribution network
  • Lessons learned and best practice from real life projects

Hial Said Al Hadi , Section Head of Studies and Research , Muscat Electricity Distribution Company (MEDC)

12:10pm-12:50pm Executive Roundtable Discussion: Synchronizing Domestic & International Efforts to Facilitate Market Growth in Oman

Moderated by: Eng. Ahmed Al Subhi, CEO, ACWA Power Oman

  • Smooth market take-off: Lessons Oman can learn from other renewable energy programs
  • Successful strategies to promote solar energy in the Sultanate – Highlighting the local and international view
  • How to enter the solar market in Oman? Basics of a successful market entry for international players
  • What can European and Omani companies offer in a Joint Venture?

Eng. Mohammad S. AL-Ghamdi, Renewables Lab Manager, Gulf Renewables Lab, A UL -GCC Lab Joint Venture, KSA

Amin El Najjar, Operations Director, Enova

Ketan Lahoti, Sales & Marketing Manager, ABB

Francesco Orioli, Director, Sales & Administration, Soltigua

Daniel Zywietz, Founder & CEO, Enerwhere

12:50pm Networking Coffee Break

Session 3: Understanding the Fundamentals for Successful Solar Market Take-off in Oman – Available Technologies, Financing Mechanisms and Local Value Creation


Time Session
1:20pm-1:40pm Solar Energy Generation from a Technical and Economic Perspective

  • Successful business models: The mechanics of solar energy projects that work
  • Maximizing yields: Efficient technologies and designs for desert regions
  • Energy storage systems: The long term perspective
  • Best practices: CSP and PV (including regional reference projects)

Sharam Roghani, CEO, GEON Group

1:40pm-2:00pm The International Perspective: Best Practices and Lessons Learned from Global Markets

  • International best practice case studies from a market leader
  • Global experiences in institutional and private financing of renewables
  • Key issues: Regional specifics, logistical challenges and maintenance

Joachim Altpeter, Director of Business Development, ib vogt

2:00pm- 2:20pm Opportunities and Risks for Industrial Solar Manufacturing in Oman

  • Increasing the depth of integration and value creation
  • Localization requirements and likely impact on project pricing and bankability
  • Converting global experience into local excellence: The vision of a leading solar technology hub in the GCC

Mohamed Alammawi, Vice President MENAT, Manz AG

2:20pm-2:40pm 360° Review of Solar Market Requirements to Create a Vibrant Industry in Oman

Dr. Firas A H Al-Abduwani, CEO, HTC (Hussam Technology Company)

2:40pm- 4:00pm Business Lunch & Networking
4:00pm Conference Closing