Sahara Wind at the MENA Power 2010: A Middle East & North Africa Technology and Projects Forum, Conrad Cairo Hotel, Cairo, Egypt - May 24-26, 2010.

MENA POWER 2010 matched MENA policy makers and project stakeholders in the electric power sector with U.S. providers of equipment and service solutions.  To facilitate these opportunities, more than 30 power projects were presented at the Forum  in areas such as gas-fired combined cycle, solar, wind, hydro, biomass, integrated desalination/power, rural electrification, transmission and distribution upgrades and regional interconnection.

Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) electricity demand is growing annually at a rate of 5-6% due to high population growth and energy intensive industrialization. As power demand continues to grow, the Middle East and North Africa Region will need to build new power plants, increase the efficiency of existing plants and transmission and distribution systems, and diversify its energy sources. This presents significant opportunities for U.S. companies that provide products and services to the power sector.

The Agenda included: 

    *      Panel Presentations on relevant topics such as renewable energy sources, financing options, regional interconnectivity
    *     Project presentations by MENA project stakeholders that provide an overview of procurement needs
    *     Technology Workshops by U.S. companies to highlight U.S. company expertise in the power sector

    *     One-on-One Meeting Sessions to enable U.S. company representatives to meet privately with attending MENA power project stakeholders and U.S. Government Representatives

    *     Networking Opportunities to promote partnering between U.S. and MENA companies


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