The Accelerated Energy Transition in MENA and beyond
Dii Desert Energy was launched in 2009 as an international industry initiative for improving market conditions for renewables in the deserts and for examining the synergies to be captured through connecting the power markets of Europe, North Africa and West Asia. Since 2019, alongside green electrons, we have integrated the green molecules component as we recognize the role that green hydrogen will play in 'defossilizing' the global economy. MENA will become a ‘Powerhouse’ of emission-free energy, both green ‘electrons’ and ‘molecules’, serving the world energy market. This has been established in the market as ‘Desertec 3.0’. Nonetheless, the message is clear: no green molecules without green electrons!
The Dii Desert Energy Leadership Summit, launched in 2010, has established itself as a unique, invitation-only event for the top leaders and decision makers in the MENA and international renewables sector. Over the past 12 years, the annual summit has been a forum to discuss the progress of Dii's work and some of the key topics to accelerate the energy transition in MENA and beyond.
It presents a platform for Dii partners and stakeholders to share experiences, expectations, and perspectives in the transforming energy markets in MENA and beyond. The summit forms part of Dii’s wider roadmap of accelerating the energy transition in the Arab world by connecting regions, people and continents sharing Dii's mission 'No Emissions!'
Following a successful edition in 2011, we are thrilled to come back to Cairo to honor Egypt as a leader in the energy transition and to showcase Egypt as a future trading hub for green electrons and molecules. The program of the 2022 edition will highlight the holistic vision of the accelerated energy transition in MENA and 'dive' into the practical aspects of the markets for renewables, green molecules, energy storage, transmission and flexible demand. It will bring together global visionaries, regional and international industry leaders and political forces all in one place to discuss and debate the perspectives and practical implementations of an emission-free energy system in the MENA region and beyond. We hope you will be able to join us for this year’s Summit in November, where we also plan to showcase concrete projects in Egypt. Mark your calendars and plan on joining us to accelerate the energy transition!
Welcome Address: MENA, emerging Power House the world is waiting for!
Invited Keynote Addresses: The Accelerated Energy Transition in MENA
Ministerial Panel: MENA Leading an Accelerated Green Energy Transition
High-level Panel - Country Focus: Egypt as a Green Energy Hub
CEO Panel discussion: The Momentum of the Energy Transition
How geopolitical events dramatically accelerate the energy transition for peace via international collaboration and partnerships
Panel Discussion: Spotlight Concrete Projects
How Egypt can capture on a successful energy transition and fast move towards net zero
Special Presentation: Update on EU-MENA Hydrogen Developments
Case Studies session: Hydrogen Valleys: Green Electrons and Molecules Shaking Hands
Interactive ‘Dii Style’ Roundtables: the interactive roundtables along the emission-free energy value chain
New requirements for financing and structures for green molecules
Certification, Transportation and Storage of Green Molecules
Human Capital and Technology Development to Accelerate the Energy Transition
The convergence between electricity and gas markets
Accelerating the transition from linear to circular water
Concrete opportunities for off-take of green hydrogen
Wind and storage solutions
Interactive Session: Connecting Production and Demand of Hydrogen
Lekela Site Visit
On the 5th November, Lekela will be hosting a site visit to West Bakr Wind Farm (252MW) for our distinguished participants on a first come first served basis.
It is situated in the Gulf of Suez, 30km north-west of Ras Ghareb. The project is commissioned and has now achieved commercial operations.
Dii PAST EVENTS
13th Leadership Summit 202313th Annual Dii Desert Energy Leadership Summit
The W Dubai - The Palm
28th November 2023
12th Leadership Summit 202212th Annual Dii Desert Energy Leadership Summit
St. Regis - The Nile, Cairo
3rd November 2022
11th Leadership Summit 202111th Annual Dii Desert Energy Leadership Summit
The W Palm Hotel, Dubai - UAE
11th November 2021
Partner’s Meeting 2021Dii Desert Energy Partners’ Meeting 2021
Hybrid Event (Live & Virtual)
9th February 2021, W Dubai - The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE
Summit 2019The 10th Annual Dii Desert Energy Leadership Summit
ADLON KEMPINSKI, BERLIN
25th, 26th November 2019
Summit 2018The 9th Desert Energy Leadership Summit
Grosvenor House, Dubai Marina, UAE
October 22, 2018
Summit 20178TH DESERT ENERGY LEADERSHIP SUMMIT
Towards a Fully Emission Free Power Supply in MENA and Beyond
13TH - 14TH NOVEMBER 2017