JF4S Oman Solar Forum @ Oman Energy & Water Exhibition – Muscat | Oman

Event Details

The annual Oman Energy & Water Conference & Exhibition (22 to 24 April 2019) is an international event dedicated to the water, wastewater, power generation, renewable and alternative energy, transportation and distribution industries.


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

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 Presentation | Assessment of the Industry’s Future Roadmap: The Way Towards Successful Energy Transition

·         Strategy and policies needed to create a sustainable solar market in Oman

·         New business opportunities in the residential and small commercial segements from a regulatory point of view

Dr. Ahmed Al Busaidi, Program Manager – Renewable Energy Research, The Research Council

10:15am-10:45am Unlocking the Full Potential of Solar Energy in Oman – How Off-grid Systems Can Support Renewable Energy Market Development

Kathrin Goldammer, Managing Director, Reiner Lemoine Institut

10:45am- 11:00am Networking Coffee Break


Session 2: Critical Factors to Maintain Sustainable Solar Market Growth in the Middle East and Oman in Particular

11:00am-11:20am Holistic Approach: Solar Energy Market Status and Perspectives in MENA Region

·         From the very beginning: A look back since the start in order to understand some of
the key factors behind solar success in the Middle East

·         Shedding light on the specific market trends that will arise over the next decade

Dr. Nabih Cherradi, Partner, Chief Technology Officer, Desert Technologies




The Regional Specifics of the Omani Solar Market: Where is Untapped Potential and How Can it be Leveraged?    

·         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

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

11:40am-12:30pm Executive Roundtable Discussion: Synchronizing Domestic & International Efforts to Fuel Solar Market Growth in Oman

·        Smooth market take-off: Best practices 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


Eng. Aiman Shukaili, Head of Renewable Energy, Petroleum Development Oman
Eng. Ahmed Al Subhi, CEO, ACWA Power Oman
Chris Petrov, Project Lead, innogy Middle East
Cristobal Lopez, Renewable Energy Manager, EREDA
Dr. Hassan Qasem, General Manager, Alternative Energy Project Co.

12:30pm- 1:00pm Networking Coffee Break


Session 3: Understanding the Fundamentals for Successful Solar Market Take-off – Solar Project Best Practices – Winning Strategies to Successfully Compete in the Marketplace

1:00pm-1:20pm Advanced PV Technologies and Storage applications  for commercial & utility scale solar plants

·         Real-world field experiences and insights by key stakeholders

·         Harvesting the sun: Gained field experience and lessons learned

Shashidhara Naik, Sales Manager – Middle East and North Africa Region, Ingeteam Power Technology





An International Perspective: Best Practices and Lessons from the Global Solar Rooftop Market

·         Driving force behind growth in the global rooftop market

·         Challenges & Opportunities from technical, implementation and asset management perspective

·         Way forward – Towards growth and success of distributed solar in the region

Parag Bhamre, Managing Director, APSUN Power Private Limited

1:40pm- 2:00pm Technological Advancements in the Market: How to Maximize Projrct ROI?

·         Review of technologies available in the marketplace incl. solar modules, inverters, mounting systems, trackers and balance of system components

·         What fits best in the Middle East and Oman in particular?

·         Latest key insights into successful solar operations, maintenance and asset management

Dareen Ayyad, Business Development Manager Middle East, Jinko Solar

2:00pm-2:30pm Domestic Best Practice: Solar into Schools Project

·         Objectives of Shell initiative Solar into Schools Project

·         First-hand insights: summary of project progress

·         Plan forward and updates

Dr. Malek Abu Rumman, Project Manager Solar, Shell Development Oman

2:30pm- 4:00pm Business Lunch & Networking
4:00pm Conference Closing