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Building on the urgent call to meet net-zero targets at last year’s summit, the 14th Dii Desert Energy Leadership Summit will return to Europe after several years in MENA. Vienna is a highly symbolic place for partnerships: the gateway to Eastern Europe and centre of the Southern import route for zero-emission energy to Europe.

Under the clean energy acceleration theme ‘TRILLIONS FOR TRIPLING – cooperation, partnership and market pull’ this edition will be highlighting MENA efforts and achievements in ’net or sub zero emission’ energy production, conversion, transport, trade and end-use with a particular focus on the privileged relationship between MENA and EU. The Dii Summit will convene a global dialogue among industry leaders and experts from the Arab world and Europe to unveil industry trends and innovations to scale up low emissions projects. By leading collective efforts and gathering the ‘doers of the projects’ aligned with SDGs, the Dii summit aims to drive the urgent shift for increased energy security, reduced costs, local value creation and resilient economies.

The summit forms part of Dii’s wider roadmap of accelerating the energy transition by connecting regions, people and continents sharing Dii’s mission ‘No Emissions!’ . We need to achieve an adequate price for all harmful emissions, focussing on the most cost-effective solutions, to ensure energy security and reaping important socio-economic benefits. 

We look forward to welcoming you and joining forces to lay the foundations of a resilient interconnected market for zero-emission energy between MENA-EU and beyond. An unprecedented level of collaboration along the emission-free value chain and the right partnerships are crucial to build TRUST.

15-16 October 2024, Palais Liechtenstein, Garden Palace, Vienna, Austria

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Session Highlights/Topics

Vienna a symbolic place to meet:
at the crossroads between East-West & at the centre of EU Southern import route of zero emission energy
Discuss technologies to execute tripling: 
to discuss the technologies along the emission free value chain needed to execute ‘Tripling’

We need a fair price for all emissions:                            Improve coordination of the existing 38 mandatory emissions trading schemes globally and boost quality of voluntary carbon trading

Discuss EU path to net-zero goals:
High-level European energy stakeholders to reconcile EU climate, energy, transport and taxation policies with energy security and net zero targets

What can we learn from Austria?
Austria runs on more than 80% RE today, with the target to become 100% RE by 2030

Unlocking Investments:
high energy prices led wealth accumulation by GCC sovereign funds: how can some of these assets be channelled to emission-free energy projects?

Through intensive cooperation, fruitful exchanges, and joint approaches, we can pave the way for climate-neutral and secure energy sources. thyssenkrupp offers key technologies for the energy transition, thereby enabling the green transformation of industries – in Germany and globally. The Dii Leadership Summit is a very good format for engaging with various stakeholders on this important topic.

Miguel Ángel López Borrego CEO thyssenkrupp

The Dii Leadership Summit is the most influential event for the MENA region of thought and business leaders, for developing the large and cheap renewable electricity and hydrogen potential from the desserts.

Em. Prof. dr. Ad van Wijk Em. Professor of Future Energy System, TU Delft, Advisory Board Member, Dii Desert Energy

Dii is the perfect platform to not only meet and greet but to also explore business opportunities and to find partners for realizing projects in the MENA Region as well as outside the MENA Region. The Dii team is not only perfectly connected but has a profund understanding of the market and the market needs. Keep on going Dii Team!!

Thorsten Herdan CEO, HIF EMEA

The 13th Dii Desert Energy Leadership Summit in Dubai was an enriching event for us at SOHAR Port and Freezone. It offered a platform to engage with industry leaders and share our commitment to renewable energy initiatives. We left the summit inspired and more determined than ever to accelerate our journey towards a sustainable future.

Emile Hoogsteden CEO, SOHAR Port and Freezone

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Among our 2023 speakers

H.E Sharif Salim Al-Olama

Undersecretary for Energy and Petroleum Affairs, Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure


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Marco Arcelli

Chief Executive Officer

ACWA Power

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H.E. Dr. Mahmoud Mohieldin

UN Climate Change High-Level Champion for Egypt


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Mohammad Abdelqader El Ramahi

Chief Green Hydrogen Officer


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Hussain Al Nowais


AMEA Power

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Dr. Qiang Guo

Executive Vice President


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Miguel Ángel López Borrego


thyssenkrupp AG

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Peter Terium



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Photo Gallery - 13th Dii Desert Energy Leadership Summit 2023

Under the theme ‘TIME FOR CLIMATE ACTION – From Announcements to Tangible Projects’, the 13th edition was hosted ahead of COP28, with a prominent pre-COP reception, to discuss strategies and projects to speed up the journey towards ‘no harmful emissions’, whilst achieving energy security and lowest costs in MENA and beyond. 

Hosted under the official patronage of the UAE Federal Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure the Summit gathered partners along the emission-free value chain, led by the ‘doers of projects’, from key developers, utilities and investors, making the Dii Summit a unique high-level meeting in the market with the common objective of kicking-off the creation of a market for zero emission energy.

Agenda at a glance

14 October

14:00 – 16:00 | Internal Dii Company Meeting

16:00 – 16:30 | Networking Coffee

16:30 – 18:30 | Advisory Board Meeting

18:30 – 21:00 | Welcome Drinks reception (by invitation only)

15 October

08:00 – 17:30 | DAY 1 - 14th Dii Desert Energy Leadership Summit, Palais Liechtenstein, Garden Palace, Vienna

18:30 – 22:00 | Drinks & Dinner Reception at the Museum Belvedere

16 October

08:00 – 17:30 | DAY 2 - 14th Dii Desert Energy Leadership Summit, Palais Liechtenstein, Garden Palace, Vienna

18:30 – 22:00 | Farewell Drinks Reception

2024 topic highlights

The Dii Desert Energy Leadership Summit connects regions, people and continents who share Dii’s mission ‘No Emissions!’.

Over two days of conference, you will have the opportunity to gather with high-level industry leaders with the common objective of kicking-off the creation of a market for zero-emission energy.

Whether you are looking for new projects or market opportunities, access to funding or to gain different perspectives on impacts and developments, our topics will showcase the most inspiring current projects, and provide a platform for discussion on the industry’s most pressing topics.

Our full agenda will be announced in the coming months – see below for just a highlight of the topics that will be covered:

What is holding back the energy transition?

Bankability and de risking

Policy and regulatory guidance for EU- MENA trade corridors

Introducing an adequate price for harmful emissions and phasing out from fossil fuels (e.g. ETS and high emissions taxes, price on carbon)

How can record assets by GCC sovereign funds be
channeled to emission-free energy projects?

What can we learn from China: the largest manufacturers of energy transition technologies and the largest market

Green premium and CBAM for Europe: implications for MENA

Industrial scaling up to accelerate supply chains

How can we resolve the people challenge for the energy transition

The role of critical minerals in clean energy technologies

The value of renewables: physical vs. virtual trade

Infrastructure and transport options from MENA to EU

Perspectives of storage: all forms of molecules and electrons storage

Why are the molecules not flowing – obstacles to bringing projects to FID?

How to build an integrated value chain to maximise local socio-economic development

Leveraging the full potential of sustainable aviation fuels

Socio Economic Impacts of Renewables and Hydrogen in MENA region

Mandatory emissions trading vs voluntary schemes

2024 roundtables

Project bankability and off-take schemes

Creating markets: carbon credits and climate products

Water treatment, hydrogen, carbon capture

ClimateTech and FinTech Solutions

Grids & infrastructure for an integrated energy system

Liquid Hydrogen and Dii Task Force (DLHTF)

Sustainable fuels

GCC Clean Energy Hub: Market Prices to Market Places hosted by ZETA

Transport and Energy Storage

H2 vs e-mobility

Support Schemes and Mechanisms for H2 Production, Transport and Off-take


15-16 October 2024

Palais Liechtenstein, Garden Palace, Vienna, Austria

By joining us at The 14th Dii Desert Energy Leadership Summit, you have the opportunity to be part of a unique, high-level meeting of the market where the common objective is achieve net-zero ambitions by 2050.

Discover industry trends, innovations to scale up emission-free energy projects and the efforts and achievements already happening.

Be part of the drive for the urgent shit for increased energy security, reduced costs, local value creation and resilient economies.
  • Meet International leaders of emission-free energy

    International leaders from the private and public sectors alike will gather to discuss accelerating the circular energy transformation worldwide, with a focus on MENA and Europe.
    High-level European and MENA energy stakeholders will also convene to discuss the EU’s path to net-zero goals and MENA’s role in ensuring energy security.

  • Unlock the finance for global transition to net-zero

    Discuss how the industry can mobilise finance for energy security, including business models, policy, carbon credits, bankability and off-take schemes.

  • Discover trends and innovations leading the way to net-zero

    The Summit will convene a global dialogue among industry leaders and experts from the Arab world and Europe to unveil industry trends and the most impactful pathways and innovations to scale up emission-free energy projects.

Who Attends

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Photo credit: Sebastian Burziwal

Photo credit: Sebastian Burziwal

Dii Desert Energy Leadership Summit
Palais Liechenstein, Garden Palace, Vienna, Austria
For more than three centuries, the Liechtenstein palaces are deeply rooted in Vienna’s history – built over 300 years ago by one of the oldest noble families in Europe, the Princely Family of Liechtenstein.

Situated in Vienna´s inner city, The City Palace appears in all its former glory where it’s historical state rooms provide an exclusive ambiance for an event you’ll remember.

Day one Drinks and Dinner Reception
Museum Upper Belvedere, Vienna, Austria

The prestigious Baroque Marble Hall of the Upper Belvedere is a spectacular space. As Prince Eugene’s former festival hall, it offers arguably the most famous view of Vienna – and a breathtaking backdrop for our evening dinner.

Eva Würdinger, © Belvedere, Wien

Attending the Dii Leadership in Dubai was a great experience for ENOWA. The summit provided an invaluable platform for networking and collaboration among industry leaders and visionaries in the field of sustainable development. Dii fosters collaboration among stakeholders in the MENA region and beyond. By bringing together governments, businesses, investors, and experts, Dii creates a platform for cooperation and knowledge exchange to accelerate the adoption of renewable energy technologies.

Roland Kaeppner Managing Director, Hydrogen & Green Fuels, ENOWA

What sets the Dii programme apart is its ability to connect & convene industry peers and partners, all focused on delivering action when it comes to energy transition and financial solutions that support climate impact.

Naveed Tariq CEO, Seagrass – a subsidiary of E.ON

Dii’s 2023 Leadership Summit in Dubai was an exceptional gathering of industry leaders across MENA and beyond. Unlike many other events we are invited to, this was focused on true thought leadership, forging connections between partners around the world and making a real impact on progressing real projects in the region. It was also an excellent opportunity to share perspectives with key stakeholders ahead of COP 28, setting a frame for the year’s most active period in energy transition dialogue.

Dan Feldman Global Head, Energy, King & Spalding

Worley found the Dii Leadership Summit to be an open, dynamic, and diverse forum that brought crucial attention to the significant challenges we face for the energy transition. It fostered insightful dialogue and collaboration among diverse stakeholders, igniting essential conversations about the pressing issues of investment uncertainty, acceptance, and productivity, especially within the renewable hydrogen sector. We look forward to continuing our collaboration with fellow stakeholders to drive positive change in the energy transition landscape.

Kelly Kasperczyk Sector Lead - Power-to-X, Middle East & Africa, Worley

The event was meticulously planned and executed by the DII Desert Energy team, showcasing a high level of professionalism that surpassed our expectations. It provided an excellent opportunity to network with industry professionals and reconnect with contacts from previous events. Engaging with peers in the industry allowed us to exchange valuable insights and strengthen existing connections, contributing to a fruitful and enriching experience.

Hussein Matar Senior Director - Business Development, AMEA Power

The Dii Leadership Summit in Dubai offered a unique opportunity to connect with key leaders of the energy ecosystem in UAE and the region. Some of the interactions resulted then in relevant further engagements that are supporting our company to accelerate its positioning and business development activities.

Andrès Isaza Chief Commercial Officer, Smartenergy

The 13th Dii Desert Energy Leadership Summit in Dubai was an exceptionally rewarding experience. This summit served not only as a forum for strategic discussions but also as a vital nexus for connecting with like-minded leaders committed to the global transition towards zero emissions. It was invigorating to meet and collaborate with peers who are not just planning but actively implementing solutions that lead to real, impactful environmental change. Many of the discussions were actionable and practical. We hope to host a Dii event in Mongolia sometime soon.

Baatarmunkh Boldbaatar, Chief Executive Officer, Newcom Group

ACWA Power is a developer, investor and operator of power generation and desalinated water plants with 65 assets in operation, construction or advanced development across 12 countries. It employs about 3,500 people with ~60% local employment. ACWA Power’s portfolio, with an investment value in excess of USD 67.6 billion, can generate 43.4 GW of power and produce 6.4 million m3 /day of desalinated water.

ENOWA is a world-class energy, water and hydrogen company founded in NEOM, Saudi Arabia. ENOWA produces and delivers clean and sustainable resources for industrial and commercial applications using a customer-centric smart and connected system, designed to be circular and take advantage of NEOM’s optimal solar and wind energy profile. ENOWA benefits from NEOM’s greenfield site, which has no legacy infrastructure, to advance Energy, Water and Hydrogen innovation. ENOWA will act as a catalyst and incubator for developing new, sustainable energy and water businesses while creating a robust economic sector regionally. Through its commitment to renewable energy and efficient water management, ENOWA seeks to become a global reference for industry leaders and set a benchmark for sustainable economic circular systems around the world.

Established in 1951, China Electric Power Research Institute (CEPRI), a scientific research institute affiliated to State Grid Corporation of China (State Grid), is committed to doing research on common key application technologies, and basic, forward-looking and strategic studies, promoting consulting services, testing and inspection services and development of technical standards for power grids, and providing technical solutions for State Grid. As an internationally renowned scientific research institution, CEPRI tops the list in China’s electric power sector in terms of comprehensive strength.

Convinced of the need for innovation, CEPRI has made major breakthroughs in core technologies such as ultra-high voltage (UHV), renewable energy, and bulk power grid security, shifting its position from “follower” to “leader” in the development of relevant power grid technology, providing strategic and technical support for the high-quality development of power sector. CEPRI has won 108 national science and technology awards, including two special prizes of National Science and Technology Progress Award; six gold awards, three silver awards, and 21 excellence awards of China Patent Award; 17 China Standards Innovation Contribution Awards, one organization award of China Standards Innovation Contribution Award; and over 1100 provincial and ministerial science and technology awards.

CEPRI owns the UHV DC Test Base, the UHV AC Test Base, the UHV Transmission Tower Test Base, the Tibet High-altitude Test Bases, the State Grid Simulation Center and the State Grid Center of Metrology. It has built advanced test and research system for UHV and bulk power grids with complete functions, strong test capabilities and high technical standards, providing strong support for the construction and safe and stable operation of bulk power grids. It has established the National Wind Power Integration Research and Development (Test) Center and the National Energy Solar Center (NESC), with excellent wind and solar power generation test and inspection capabilities.

thyssenkrupp is an international industrial and technology company employing around 100,000 people. Across 48 countries it generated sales of €38 billion in fiscal 2022/2023. Since October 1, 2023, the business activities have been bundled into five segments: Automotive Technology, Decarbon Technologies, Materials Services, Steel Europe and Marine Systems. Backed by extensive technological know-how, the businesses develop cost-effective and resource-friendly solutions to the challenges of the future. Around 4,000 employees work in research and development at 75 locations all over the world, mainly in the fields of climate protection, the energy transition, digital transformation in the industry and mobility of the future. thyssenkrupp currently has a portfolio of approximately 14,630 patents and utility models. Under the thyssenkrupp umbrella brand the company creates long-term value with innovative products, technologies and services and contributes to a better life for future generations. To this end, the company pursues ambitious climate protection targets and optimizes its own energy and climate efficiency. At the same time, it uses its diverse abilities along the relevant value chains to play a significant role in driving forward its customers’ green transformation. thyssenkrupp is listed in the MDAX index. thyssenkrupp shares are traded on Frankfurt Stock Exchange (symbol: TKA) and as American depositary receipts (symbol: TKAMY) in the USA

APQ is the leading development and investment company of Air Products in the Middle East building, owning, and operating large-scale Hydrogen, Industrial Gases, and Energy facilities.  APQ is bringing state of the art technologies and global capabilities in Low-Carbon Hydrogen and CCS while leading the Energy transition in the Middle East.  Within the Energy Transition, APQ is working closely with Refineries, Chemical and Petrochemical Companies, as well as with governments as a trusted leader and sustainability partner, supporting countries to achieve their industrial and net-zero targets.

Algihaz Holding is a diversified Saudi Arabian company of more than 47 successful years of providing integrated solutions for conventional and renewable energy, Communications Infrastructure, Security Services, and Experiential projects. Algihaz is expanding into new industries capitalizing on the growth opportunities offered within the Kingdom and overseas.

Algihaz was founded by Saeed Ali Al-Angari in 1975, it has grown since then from a small contracting firm to a multi-million-dollar group of companies.

Algihaz Holding is fully aligned with the Saudi Vision 2030, a bold and ambitious drive to reduce Saudi Arabia’s dependence on hydrocarbon exports and build a broad-based economy for a sustainable future. Our strategic investments and continuous development of our people reflect our strong commitment to the leadership transformation plans outlined in the Vision 2030.

Algihaz has currently several affiliates & subsidiaries operating in diversified business sectors:

Algihaz Contracting: A market leading EPC contracting partner, delivering turnkey solutions across all infrastructure and essential services areas.

SEP: One of Saudi Arabia’s leading local manufacturers for Energy Automation and Power Distribution Solutions & Services for the National Grid, Royal Commission, Saudi Aramco and SWCC.

SELCO: A Schneider Electric platinum partner panel’ builder with over 35 years of experience in electrical and electronic systems.

BGL Energy: Formerly Belectric Gulf, BGL a global leader in the engineering design and construction of solar power plants and hybrid energy solutions.

Digital Era: Recently launched to deploy and operate critical communication networks for customers in Power Utility, Transportation, Oil & Gas and authorities.

Algihaz Petroleum Services (APS): Focused on applying next generation technology and global best practices to Oil & Gas project execution, O&M services, marine services, and mining in Saudi Arabia and the GCC.

Artificial Intelligence Global Company (AIGC): A leader in the Middle East’s engineering, technology, and consulting services.

Nexus Gulf: An investment platform with interests in targeted healthcare verticals, offering unique and proprietary access mainly in the Kingdom and the GCC Healthcare Market.

Craft Group: Provides creative, production, and design-build services for museums and galleries, architecture and the built environment, Event Planning, Venue Operations and management, and Exhibitions including installations.

Enshore Subsea: Providing seabed intervention services for mega-projects around the world. The company trenched thousands of kilometers of cables and pipeline for the Oil and Gas, telecoms, and the offshore power industries.

Nuqoosh Real Estate: Nuqoosh is a Saudi-based Real Estate Development company with a significant focus on mixed-use and healthcare projects.

AMEA Power is one of the fastest growing renewable energy companies in the region with a clean energy pipeline of over 6GW across 20 countries. Founded in 2016, AMEA Power has assembled a leading team of global industry experts to deliver projects across Africa, the Middle East and other emerging markets. As part of its commitment to economic and social development, AMEA Power works closely with local stakeholders to establish programmes that advance local communities which neighbour our renewable energy projects.

E.ON is an international investor-owned energy company headquartered in Essen, Germany, which focuses on energy networks and customer solutions. As one of Europe’s largest energy companies, E.ON plays a leading role in shaping a clean, digital, decentralized world of energy. To this end, around 72,000 employees develop and sell products and solutions for private, commercial and industrial customers. More than 47 million customers purchase electricity, gas, digital products or solutions for electric mobility, energy efficiency and climate protection from E.ON.

Envision Group is a world-leading green technology company and net zero technology partner. With the mission of “solving the challenges for the sustainable future of humankind”. Envision designs, sells, and operates smart wind turbines, smart storage system and green hydrogen solutions through Envision Energy; AIoT-powered batteries through Envision AESC; and the world’s largest AIoT operating system through Envision Digital. It also owns Envision Racing Formula E team. Envision continues to promote wind and solar power as the “new coal”, batteries and hydrogen fuel as the “new oil”, the AIoT network as the “new grid”, the net-zero industrial parks to the “new infrastructure”, and to promote the construction and cultivation of green “new industry”.

Envision Group was ranked among the Top 10 of the 2019 ‘World’s 50 Smartest Companies’ by the MIT Technology Review. In October 2021, Envision was ranked second in the world on the Fortune “Change the World” list. Envision Group joined the global ‘RE100’ initiative and became the first company in mainland China committed to 100% renewable electricity by 2025.

INNIO Group is a leading energy solution and service provider that empowers industries and communities to make sustainable energy work today. With its Jenbacher and Waukesha product brands and its AI-powered myPlant digital platform, INNIO Group offers innovative solutions for the power generation and compression segments that help industries and communities generate and manage energy sustainably while navigating the fast-changing landscape of traditional and green energy sources. With its flexible, scalable, and resilient energy solutions and services, INNIO Group enables its customers to manage the energy transition along the energy value chain wherever they are in their transition journey. INNIO Group is headquartered in Jenbach (Austria), with other primary operations in Waukesha (Wisconsin, U.S.) and Welland (Ontario, Canada). 

For more information, visit INNIO Group’s website at Follow INNIO Group on X (formerly known as Twitter) and LinkedIn.

King & Spalding is an international law firm helping companies advance complex business interests in more than 160 countries. Working across a highly integrated platform of more than 1,200 lawyers in 23 offices globally, we deliver tailored commercial solutions through world-class offerings and an uncompromising approach to quality and service. With more than 250 energy lawyers globally, we have the coverage and strength to manage the largest, most complex transactions and most challenging contested matters faced by our energy clients, including the world’s largest energy companies, established and emerging players in renewable and alternative energy utilities, capital providers, government entities and technology innovators.

Nareva is an established player in power generation and water-cycle management sectors. Since 2005, our company strives to deliver the most innovative and the best customer suited solutions at the highest safety and sustainability standards. Driven by its ambition to contribute to the Moroccan energy mix diversification and increasing the share of renewable energy, Nareva designs, develops, and delivers solutions centred around innovation, competitiveness and sustainable responsibility, all while creating value for its customers and its stakeholders.

Over the years, our company has been able to embrace these principles through major achievements in the power sector:

Tarfaya wind farm, one of the largest in Africa, with a capacity of 301.3 MW
Safi coal-fired power plant, the state-of-the-art clean generation technology with an installed capacity of 1 386 MW
A wind portfolio of 505 MW, developed as part of the merchant renewable market (law 13-09)
The 850 MW Integrated Wind Project; the largest in Morocco
With a wind asset portfolio exceeding 2000 MW, comprising plants in late development, construction and operation, Nareva stands out as Africa’s leading private player in the wind sector. Leveraging on its extensive experience, Nareva is looking to expand its activities in the African continent. In this regard, the company has been declared preferred bidder for the 120 MWp Gafsa photovoltaic power plant in Tunisia. In the water sector, Nareva has pioneered the development of the first Public-Private Partnership project in the water irrigation sector in Morocco. Nareva also develops new areas of sustainable growth based on the supply of responsible and economically viable energy solutions:

DECENTRALISED POWER PRODUCTION – A decentralized power production providing green solutions at a suitable price, across the entire value chain, thus significantly reducing the carbon footprint and energy bills of Nareva’s clients in low or medium voltage.

GREEN DESALINATION OF WATER – Seawater desalination projects mainly provided by green energies. In a context of water scarcity and climate change, Nareva strives to contribute to delivering customer-suited and sustainable solutions to meet growing water needs in Morocco.

DECARBONIZATION OF INDUSTRY – A positioning in the Power-to-Industry sector, in order to supply innovative and energy-intensive industrial sectors with abundant and highly competitive green electrons. Nareva thus helps placing Morocco as the leading regional green export platform.

Reliance’s new energy business stands on the pillar of the company’s commitment to a greener planet. The company has committed to a Net Carbon Zero Emission goal by 2035 and its new energy proposition is key to achieving this. Reliance is actively investing and partnering to take this forward, and building a scalable and enabling energy ecosystem.

The company’s grand vision of the new energy business is to build one of the world’s leading new energy businesses with the aim of bridging the green energy divide in India and globally.

Reliance has commenced the development of the Dhirubhai Ambani Green Energy Giga Complex (DAGEGC) on 5,000 acres in Jamnagar, which will be among the largest integrated renewable energy manufacturing facilities in the world. This will be first of its kind of ‘quartz-to-module’ facility globally – from quartz, to metallurgical silicon, to polysilicon, to ingots / wafers – and integrate them with cells and modules. Further, Reliance will invest in glass and POE film manufacturing, which will provide supply security, unparalleled cost advantage, and ability to capture chain margins with maximum recycling. It will also set up a new gigafactory for power electronics, as affordable and reliable power electronics and software systems are one of the key components linking the entire green energy value chain.

Reliance has recently completed several key acquisitions and investments to build capabilities in new energy. These include collaborations with Ambri, Faradion and Lithium Werks in the battery technology, NexWafe, REC Solar, Caelux and Sterling & Wilson in different stages of the solar power value chain from making silicon wafers, to PV cells, modules and panels to executing large turnkey contracts.

The new energy business is Reliance’s newest growth engine. It has laid a strong foundation to create a manufacturing ecosystem, which will be fully integrated with secure and self-sufficient supply chains. It will be backed by world-class talent and capabilities, built on the pillars of technological innovation.

In addition to solar energy, Reliance is also actively progressing on bio-energy, offshore wind and other non-conventional forms of renewable energy. In bio-energy, Reliance is one of India’s largest users of agro-waste as a fuel for its captive energy needs. Reliance inaugurated Phase I of its Bio-Energy Technology (BET) Centre at Jamnagar on August 15, 2022, where further bio-energy possibilities are being explored.


We are a Swiss-based investment firm dedicated to renewable energy. We identify, develop and deliver green energy assets. We are a driving force in the ongoing transition of the industry towards green energy, focused on the deployment of solar, wind and green hydrogen projects. We are committed to the potential of hydrogen and related technology as an ideal complement for utilizing and storing renewable energy.

Smartenergy, founded in 2011, headquartered in Wollerau, Switzerland. Beyond our Team in Wollerau, we rely on our own local subsidiaries in all of our focus markets. Local knowledge and proximity to the industry stakeholders allow us to identify and secure opportunities at an early stage while creating synergies across the entire value chain.

VERBUND is Austria’s leading energy company and one of the largest producers of hydroelectricity in Europe. The Group generates around 97% of its electricity from renewable energy, primarily from hydropower. VERBUND trades electricity in 12 countries and generated around €874m group result and €1,579m in EBITDA in 2021 with approximately 3,200 employees. With its subsidiaries and partners, VERBUND is active in the generation of electricity, transmission and in international trading and sales. VERBUND has been quoted on the Vienna Stock Exchange since 1988 with 51% of the share capital being held by the Republic of Austria. Being one of the most environmentally friendly energy companies in Europe, VERBUND contributes significantly to supply security and is particularly committed to climate and environmental protection, careful use of resources and social responsibility. Sustainability is an essential part of the corporate strategy and of the corporate responsibility, which is defined in the code of conduct for sustainable management. VERBUND is working intensively on the expansion of renewable energy sources and is thus making a significant contribution to a low-carbon energy future. Together with industrial partners, VERBUND is committed to expand its value chain from renewable based electricity production to green hydrogen, spanning from production in core markets to hydrogen import for industrial customers in hard-to-abate sectors. Further information: VERBUND 


Worley is a leading global provider of professional services in the energy, chemicals and resources sectors. We partner with our customers to address their most critical challenges at every stage of their projects: from initial concepts to sustaining and enhancing their assets. And we provide smarter, bolder solutions while delivering on our own sustainability commitments. We are 51,000 bright minds across 46 countries all driven by a common purpose – delivering a more sustainable world. While working to fulfill our ambition to be recognized globally as the leader in sustainability solutions.

Siemens Energy is one of the world’s leading energy technology companies. The company works with its customers and partners on energy systems for the future, thus supporting the transition to a more sustainable world. With its portfolio of products, solutions and services, Siemens Energy covers almost the entire energy value chain – from power and heat generation and transmission to storage. The portfolio includes conventional and renewable energy technology, such as gas and steam turbines, hybrid power plants operated with hydrogen, and power generators and transformers. Its wind power subsidiary Siemens Gamesa makes Siemens Energy a global market leader for renewable energies. An estimated one-sixth of the electricity generated worldwide is based on technologies from Siemens Energy. Siemens Energy employs around 99,000 people worldwide in more than 90 countries and generated revenue of €31 billion in fiscal year 2023.

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Newcom is a leading investment firm in Mongolia with 30-year track record of pioneering change across multiple industries. Having successfully transformed Mongolia’s telecom, aviation, and energy sectors, Newcom is committed to steering industries towards a more sustainable future with a focus on long-term, technology-driven investment opportunities that have a lasting impact on the community and environment.

At Newcom, management and corporate governance practices are of utmost importance, and we employ global best practices to develop bankable business projects and actively manage investments to maximize returns. The team of industry professionals at Newcom provides in-depth project development, management, financial, and operational expertise to create sustainable solutions for industry challenges and drive value creation across existing investments and projects.

We have a diverse portfolio of subsidiaries and investments in Mongolia, including property management, project management, telecommunications, security services, and energy sectors. Notably, Newcom is the industry leader with Mongolia’s first and second wind farms, which have been operational since 2013 and 2017, respectively. Additional large-scale projects are in the pipeline, and we are working closely with the government and industrial off-takers.

Newcom’s focus on long-term strategic infrastructure investments is of vital importance to Mongolia’s economic development. In our strategic interest areas, we seek to co-invest and co-develop with partners who are best suited for such investment opportunities. This enables us to combine their expertise and know-how with our in-house knowledge to develop thriving business opportunities.

Roland Berger is the only management consultancy of European heritage with a strong international footprint. As an independent firm, solely owned by our Partners, we operate 51 offices in all major markets. Our 3000 employees offer a unique combination of an analytical approach and an empathic attitude. Driven by our values of entrepreneurship, excellence, and empathy, we at Roland Berger are convinced that the world needs a new sustainable paradigm that takes the entire value cycle into account. Working in cross-competence teams across all relevant industries and business functions, we provide the best expertise to meet the profound challenges of today and tomorrow.

The Global Renewables Alliance (GRA) represents the leading international industry players, providing a unified renewable energy voice on the global arena.

Comprised of founding members the Global Wind Energy Council, the Global Solar Council, the International Hydropower Association, the International Geothermal Association, the Long Duration Energy Storage Council and the Green Hydrogen Organisation, the Alliance increases ambition and spurs action to accelerate the uptake of renewable energy across the world.

Supported by hundreds of companies, governments, and NGOs globally, GRA spearheaded the ‘Double Down, Triple Up’ campaign leading up to COP28, with the goal of securing a global commitment to doubling energy efficiency and tripling renewable energy capacity by 2030. In December 2023, the global target was established, prompting the campaign’s transition into its second phase focused on implementing the global commitment: ‘Time 4 Action‘.

Supporting Green Electrons and Molecules’ (GEM) development in the Southern Mediterranean Neighbourhood, the MED-GEM Network is an project funded by the European Union that aims to create and operate a sustainable and self-sustaining Network in the Southern Neighbourhood region. By convening dialogue and collaborative activities between key energy stakeholders, MED-GEM Network activities facilitate and promote the growth of the GEM industry, in particular Renewable & Green Hydrogen, at regional level. The Network also aims at raising awareness on the imperative need for an accelerated clean energy transition. The MED-GEM network is structured around five thematic components:

ZETA (Zero Emissions Traders Alliance), based in UAE, offers a meeting place and a public platform for companies and organisations with an interest in creating wholesale traded markets in climate neutral products. The vision is an emerging MENA ‘net zero emissions’ energy market including exports to neighbouring countries and globally.

ZETA proposes a suitable market framework and transaction tools, including standard contracts, with a view to facilitating climate neutrality in the MENA region and beyond. We expect the creation of markets and the use of market-based mechanisms will help achieve climate neutrality combined with energy security at least cost.

ZETA assists our members in dealing with the transition from just trading fossil fuels and electrons to trading low carbon and renewable energy carriers and related certificates and guarantees of origin. ZETA aims also to help guide policymakers and influencers along a cost-efficient path towards ‘net zero’ emissions in energy value chains in the MENA region.