22nd World Energy Congress in Daegu, Korea

22nd World Energy Congress 2013

Sahara Wind at the 22nd World Energy Congress in Daegu, Korea

As part of its efforts to encourage representation from developing countries, the WEC Daegu 2013 Organizing Committee invited Sahara Wind to the 22nd World Energy Congress held on October 13-17 2013 in Daegu, Korea.

During the event, delegates engaged with the global energy community, addressing key issues on the energy, energy access and development agenda. Participants included government ministers, energy CEOs and respected analysts and researchers. The globalization of energy demand poses a number of challenges that are summed up in the concept of the “energy trilemma” by the World Energy Council, which is the sponsor of the Congress. Will there be enough energy to meet growing demand among both rich and poor nations? How can energy supplies be protected against disruptions? And how will efforts to mitigate climate change affect access to future energy sources?

The $6 trillion energy market will also be shaped by the rise of renewables and alternative fuels as well as development of new energy technologies. More than 6,000 participants at the 2013 Congress had an unprecedented opportunity to network with top global players. No other energy sector gathering brought together such a wide range of influential figures.

The invitation of Sahara Wind as part of the WEC Daegu 2013 Congress special Developing Countries Program was aimed at balancing regional participation and ensuring broad representation of both geographical regions and interests.

1ères Assises Nationales de la R&D autour des Phosphates

 Photo 1ères Assises Phosphates 2013 SkhiratSahara Wind participe aux 1ères Assises Nationales de la R&D autour des Phosphates à Skhirat le 13 Septembre 2013.

Organisées sous le Haut Patronage de S.M le Roi Mohammed VI par le Ministère de l’Enseignement Supérieur, de la Recherche Scientifique et de la Formation des Cadres et le Groupe OCP celles-ci ont été marquées par la présence du Chef du Gouvernement et d'une délégation de dix ministres.

Les Premières Assises Nationales de la R&D autour des Phosphates ont clôturé leurs travaux au Palais des Congrès de Skhirat, par l’adoption d’une série de recommandations permettant de dresser un état des lieux de la R&D autour des Phosphates. Le diagnostic a concerné les infrastructures de recherche, les thématiques et travaux de recherche couverts et non couverts par la communauté scientifique nationale, ainsi que les ressources humaines et matérielles disponibles.

Sahara Wind project: Energy in Africa by AfDB

Sahara Wind project driving wind energy on the African continent: AfDB Study Examines the Role of Wind Energy in Africa’s Economic Growth

In its  new study entitled “Development of Wind Energy in Africa” the African Development Bank Examined the Role of Wind Energy in Africa’s Economic Growth. North Africa is, to date, the only part of the continent which has been able to create mechanisms designed to develop the market for this type of renewable energy drawn directly from wind. It is followed by the regions of East Africa and southern Africa respectively. It is envisaged that 16 projects, currently being implemented in various African countries, will generate a further capacity estimated at one Gigawatt.

In addition to this, the Sahara Wind project is expected to generate at least five Gigawatts of electricity, impacting Africa's wind energy perspectives significantly according to the report's experts. The African Development Bank is one of the financial institutions investing in the development of infrastructures on the continent.It emphasizes a need to mobilize further resources to develop the wind energy market. According to the report, this market has been identified as one of the principal catalysts of the socio-economic development in the continent.

Sustainable Development Solutions for the Mediterranean Region

Sahara Wind took part in the “Sustainable Development Solutions for the Mediterranean Region” conference convened by the University of Siena, in Pontigano (Italy), from 3 to 5 July, 2013.

The United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (UNSDSN), directed by Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs (Earth Institute, Columbia University), is an independent global network of research centers, universities and technical institutions to help find solutions for some of the world’s most pressing environmental, social and economic problems. The UNSDSN works with stakeholders including business, civil society, UN agencies and other international organizations to identify and share the best pathways to achieve sustainable development.

The Sahara Wind project presented at WWEC2013 in Havana, Cuba

WWEC2013.logoThe Sahara Wind project presented at the XII World Wind Energy Conference in Havana, Cuba on June 3rd 2013.

Under “Supporting an Integrated Access to North Africa’s Trade Wind Resources" the Sahara Wind project was presented during the conference's first Session on Local, national and regional policies, barriers, incentives. The WWEC2013 Conference recognized that training and education have to be key elements of a strategy that aims at mainstreaming wind power and support the initiative focused to create the Latin American Center for Capacity Building, Research and Scientific Information launched by CETER.

Maghreb Renewables 2013

The Sahara Wind project presented at the Maghreb Renewable Energy Congress, Bringing together North Africa's Leading solar and wind power conferences 21—22 May 2013, Rabat, Morocco

The Maghreb Renewable Energy Congress combined Solar Maghreb and Wind Maghreb into a single larger event. The event provided key opportunities for the renewable industry to meet and formulate the next steps for driving the region’s wind power market. The event brought together key stakeholders from government, industry, investors and international development for 2 days of high level meetings, networking and discussion.

The high-quality event focused on the Maghreb with first-class exhibition and networking opportunities. It assembled key stakeholders from the governments, finance, project developers and the world’s leading wind power companies.

Mécanismes de transfert d’énergie électrique entre pays du nord et du sud, quels enjeux pour le Maroc ?

Présentation au CDG-Institut.29.04.2013Le projet Sahara Wind présenté à l’Institut CDG le lundi 29 avril 2013 à Rabat.

En présence de M. Benoit Thomazo, Directeur Interconnexions au sein de la société Electricité de France (EDF), le projet Sahara Wind, qui vise à intégrer les Alizées Atlantique du Sahara dans le système énergétique Nord-africain et Euro-méditerranéen à été présenté lors de cette conférence.

Cette rencontre a ainsi permis de croiser deux points de vue : celui d’un potentiel producteur/exportateur et celui d’un importateur d’électricité verte. L’Association Marocaine des Anciens de Science de Po (AMASP), en collaboration avec l’Institut CDG a organisé cette rencontre, dans le cadre du cycle de conférences portant sur les déséquilibres de la balance commerciale marocaine lancé en 2012.

Euro-Mediterranean Energy Day


Sahara Wind at the European Union / Union for the Mediterranean: A common energy future

Organized jointly by Medgrid and the European Parliament, the objective of the EURO-MEDITERRANEAN – RENDEZ-VOUS on ENERGY was to Promote and impulse the development of the electric interconnections between Europe and countries of the South and East of the Mediterranean countries. The conference supported interconnection projects in the Mediterranean and was a major Forum for the key players of these projects.

This conference took place on Thursday April 11th, 2013  at the European Parliament, in Brussels. It was held under the high patronage of Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament and President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union for the Mediterranean.

This Euro-Mediterranean rendez-vous presented the socioeconomic context and the political stakes in the energy cooperation between the European Union and the countries of the South and the East of the Mediterranean Sea, by putting in perspective the projects of Mediterranean electric interconnections.

Power Industry North Africa 2013

Power Industry North Africa 2013 Conference

The Sahara Wind project presented at the Power Industry North Africa 2013 conference

The event highlighted key power sector issues impacting Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt and Libya. These countries have seen major planned developments in renewable, solar, wind energy as well as natural gas-fired generating capacity in recent years, due to increased demands.

Local and international power industry experts, government bodies and associations converged at this year's event to discuss major planned developments in solar, wind, natural gas-fired generating capacity and renewable energy.

Driving Large Scale North African Wind Markets Forward

The Sahara Wind project presented at Wind Power North Africa in Casablanca, Morocco on 27-28 November 2012

Wind Power North Africa provided a key opportunity for the wind industry to meet. With a focus on Morocco, Egypt and Tunisia Wind Power North Africa explored policy frameworks and the next steps for scaling up the region’s wind power market. North Africa boasts exceptional wind conditions – particularly along Morocco’s Atlantic coast and along the Red Sea. Morocco drives plans to have 2GW of wind capacity by 2016, Egypt targets 7.2GW of wind energy by 2020 and Tunisia recently doubled its installed wind capacity with a target of 505MW by 2016.

Energy storage for renewable electricity integration workshop

IPHE Renewable Hydrogen Workshop 2012Sahara Wind at the IPHE Renewable Hydrogen Workshop “A competitive Energy Storage Medium for large scale integration of renewable electricity” in Seville Spain | 15-16 November 2012.

Sahara Winds regional capacity building activities amongsts which Africa's First Wind Hydrogen Energy System as part of Al Akhawayn University’s Green Campus presented by the Pure Energy Centre

Sahara Wind presented at IRES2012 Energy Storage Conference

The Sahara Wind project presented at the 7th International Renewable Energy Storage Conference and Exhibition bcc Berlin Congress Center, November 12-14, 2012

IRES has developed into a central platform for sharing knowledge and exchanging ideas by professionals from the energy storage world on one of the key issues of future energy supply. EUROSOLAR and the World Council for Renewable Energy (WCRE) continues the IRES series in 2012 in cooperation with EnergyAgency NRW. IRES 2012 attracted attendance from more than 40 countries with 600 attendees, repeating the success of previous years.

The conference proceedings are online since December 10, 2012. This information is accessible for all IRES 2012 attendees.

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