The recent tender of the CSP project in Dubai DEWA 200MW has achieved a record low PPA of 9.45 US$ cents per kWh and has shifted the ground of how cheap, dispatchable renewable energy can change the entire MENA region.

To facilitate action in response to this new opportunity, the MENA CSP Knowledge & Innovation Program (MENA CSP KIP) have organized a free-to-attend webinar:

  • What? Webinar: What the low bidding price in Dubai means for CSP in the MENA region and beyond
  • When? Tuesday 20th of June, 2017 at 2pm Dubai time
  • Where? Online. Places are free but limited (first come, first served basis). Sign up here:

The  webinar offers in-depth analysis of the implications and the opportunities arising from this low bid for utilities, grid operators, governments and developers:

  • Expert analysis of what the latest Dubai PPA means for CSP in the MENA region, considering renewable energy programs, energy costs and the particularities of national power systems
  • Clear understanding of the system value of CSP in comparison to peak load renewables – and how regional grids would benefit from adding CSP capacity
  • Industry insiders’ expectations of further CSP cost reductions, given its learning curve and increasing scale brought about by investments by DEWA (1 GW), Saudi Arabia (1 GW), and China (5 GW) among others

Top industry experts Paddy Padmanathan, CEO of ACWA Power, Jenny Chase, Manager of Solar Insight at Bloomberg New Energy Finance and Frank Wouters from the MENA CSP Knowledge & Innovation Program will analyze solar opportunities in depth and how CSP fits in.

To sign up for this webinar please register today at

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