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Welcome to Energy & Utilities Market Talk, the latest platform brought to you from Energy & Utilities to keep you up to date on the key issues and trends in the energy and utilities sectors.

Market Talk podcasts bring together thought leaders and key figures in the global energy space to add insight and analysis to Energy & Utilities’ market leading content. Produced in concise but information-packed segments, E&U Market Talk allows you to keep up to date on the key energy market issues while on the move.

Episode 4: Delivering Water Projects

For a special ‘Water focus’ edition of Energy & Utilities Market Talk, Editor Andrew and Roscoe and Group Director are joined in the studio by Robert (Bob) Bryniak, CEO of Golden Sands Consulting.

Having worked with some of the region’s largest water clients and private firms over the past couple of decades, Bryniak shares his insights into how the Middle East’s water sector is changing and what the main themes will be in 2021 and beyond. Topics covered include the increasing role of the private sector in delivering water projects, the impact of Covid-19 on planned water development programmes, the decoupling of water and power production and the potential for a water reuse market in the Middle East.

Episode 3: Solar Focus – Energy & Utilities Market Talk

For a special solar energy edition of Energy & Utilities Market Talk, Group Director Gareth Rapley and Editor Andrew Roscoe are joined in the studio by Rory McCarthy, Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) of Yellow Door Energy.

Rory provides an interesting overview of Yellow Door’s business model and the impact of Covid-19 on the business and the solar sector in the Middle East. The CCO discusses the importance of government policy, support from local banks and what others can learn from Dubai’s success with its Shams net-metering programme.

Episode 2: Global Digital Week

For a special edition of Energy & Utilities Market Talk, Editor Andrew Roscoe caught up with three experts participating in the inaugural Global Energy & Utilities Digital Week to discuss the key opportunities and challenges facing energy companies and utilities as they seek to successfully meet power demand during the energy transition and Covid-19.

Interviews with:

  • Amit Jain, Senior Energy Specialist, The World Bank
  • John Van Zuylen, founder, Africa Solar Industry Association (Afsia)
  • Alexander Ablaza, CEO, Climargy

Episode 1: Covid-19 and the Middle East’s energy market

The first edition of E&U Market Talk brings you the highlights from our live webinar programme on the impact of Covid-19 on the Middle East and North African region’s energy sector.

Part One:

We look at the impact of Covid-19 on the procurement of major utilities projects in the region, with a focus on the financing of projects during Covid-19 and the legal implications of the pandemic on contracts and projects.

Speakers include:

  • Rajit Nanda, CIO, Acwa Power
  • Anand Rohatgi, COO, Synergy Consulting
  • Robert Harker, Partner, DLA Piper

Part Two:

We take an in-depth look at the impact of the Covid-19 on the development of renewable energy across the Middle East and North Africa, and the prospects for clean energy projects currently underway and future planned programmes and investments.

Speakers include:

  • Suresh Bhaskar, VP Business Development (Mescat), Engie
  • Pri McNair, Regional Head of Client Coverage MENAT and MD, Commercial Banking, HSBC
  • Mohammed Atif, Area Manager, Energy, Middle East & Africa
  • DNV GL - Energy
  • Brendan Cronin, Head of Middle East, Afry Consulting
  • Dr Alex Hernandez, Director Renewable Energy Cluster, Industrial Clusters, Saudi Arabia

Part Three:

The third part addresses the increasingly important role that digitalisation is playing in the energy and utilities sectors. Leading experts discuss the ways in which digital technologies are changing the way energy is produced and consumed, and how digitalisation can secure grid stability and security as increasing amounts of renewable energy capacity is installed.

Speakers include:

  • Michael Wilkinson, Global Segment Leader, Energy Digitalization, DNV GL – Energy
  • Ahmed Fateen, Power Systems VP – Gulf, Schneider Electric
  • Rui de Sousa, Principal, Industry & Value Advisor – Energy & Natural Resources

Middle East Energy 2021

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