Solar & Storage and Grid Integration for Utility and C&I Projects

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Time
10:30 am - 12:35 pm
Hall
Dubai World Trade Centre
Room
Conference Area

Hybrid power plants can help overcome the limits of flexibility of renewable power generation sources. As solar and wind power are fairly complementary, combining them enables developers to extend their services. And when neither the wind blows nor the sun shines using solar and wind power together with other technologies, such as hydropower or battery storage, even makes a renewable energy supply around the clock possible.

10:30 am - 10:35 amWelcome and Introducion

Sangeetha Suresh

Partner (Dubai)

EUPD Research Sustainable Management GmbH

10:35 am - 10:55 amThe Role of Partnerships & Collaboration in Driving Long Duration Energy Storage

Eren Engür

VP-MEA

Malta Inc

10:55 am - 11:15 amRenewable Hybrid Power Plants - The new Normal!

Punit Sharma

Regional Sales Manager

SIEMENS INDUSTRIAL LLC.

11:15 am - 11:35 amBattery Energy Storage for Your Business: Opportunities and Best Practices

Youssef Ammar

VP of Product Development

Yellow Door Energy

11:35 am - 11:55 amRetired Electic Vehicle (EV) Batteries for the Renewable Energy Storage Application

Dr. Muhammad Rashid

Assistant Professor

University of Warwick

11:55 am - 12:15 pmAnalysis of Battery Thermal Runaway due to External Impact and Mechanical Abuse while Use with Renewable Energy Sources

Dr. Muhammad Sheikh

Assistant Professor - Automotive Engineering and Vehicle Electrification Energy Innovation Centre (EIC)

University of Warwick

12:15 pm - 12:35 pmEmpowering Kosovo's Energy Transition: The Role of Battery Entergy Storage Systems (BESS) in Energy Balancing Role for the TSO of Kosovo

Evetar Zeqiri

Chief Executive Officer

Kostt

Speakers
Speaker
Dr. Muhammad Rashid, University of Warwick

Assistant Professor

UK

Dr Muhammad Rashid is an Assistant Professor at the University of Warwick, where he is involved in the development of battery technology and electric mobility in the UK. He earned his Ph.D. in Mech. Eng. from IIT Delhi in 2016 which was focused on the development of battery technology in India. He also did his master's (2011) and bachelor's (2009) in Mech. Eng. from India. For the past 13 years, he has been working in various segments of battery technology, i.e., battery design and development for electric vehicles and 2nd life applications. He has gained this expertise via working on different industrial projects with various batteries (ILLIKA, AMTE Power, UKBIC, British Volt) and EV manufacturers (JLR, Bentley, Norton, Aston Martin) in the UK; and European Metal Recycling and as a Postdoctoral Fellow at IIT Roorkee and IIT Delhi on various clean energy projects. He has several publications in high-impact journals and attended various conferences as a guest speaker.

Speaker
Dr. Muhammad Sheikh, University of Warwick

Assistant Professor - Automotive Engineering and Vehicle Electrification Energy Innovation Centre (EIC)

UK

My name is Dr Muhammad Sheikh, and I am an Assistant Professor in Automotive Engineering and Vehicle Electrification at Warwick manufacturing group WMG, The University of Warwick, UK. I completed my PhD in Engineering from University of Sunderland, UK in 2018 and MSc. in Electrical Engineering from Staffordshire university, UK in 2011. I am currently leading module on Battery Electrochemistry Design and Manufacturing (BEDM) and Automotive Hybridisation and Electrification (AHE) for MSc Sustainable Automotive Electrification course. I am also planning and developing material for Battery training courses at WMG. In the last 10 years, my research has focused primarily on Energy storage systems, I was involved in several successful commercial and research projects including H1PERBAT (Aston Martin Lagonda), Faraday's multiscale modelling (MSM) correlation work, Eatron's cell and module testing (Eatron led with expertise from Istanbul Technical University), Long-term ageing work (Jaguar Land Rover), Transportation safety for safe transport of Lithium-ion batteries, FPT (Fiat Powertrain, Switzerland) testing for heat rejection analysis on high energy and high power density batteries, Edge mobility (Indian E-scooter) for state of health (SoH) estimation, UKBIC formation cycling, Long-term cycling for fully discharge and reduce depth of discharge. I have also worked in collaboration with academic and industrial partners including Aston Martin Lagonda (AML), Williams Advanced Engineering (WAE), Fiat Powertrain (FPT), UKBIC, National Composite Centre (NCC), Unipart, Coventry University, University of Birmingham, Imperial College London (UCL) and Lancaster University. For above mentioned projects, I have used various testing and characterisation techniques including EIS, CC-CV, GITT, HPPC, Multisine test, Drive cycle profile, relaxation, DCIR, OCV, RPT, teardown analysis, coin cell fabrication, three-electrode cells, and capacity analysis. I have published my research in various well-reputed journals and presented my findings in the international conferences.

Speaker
Sangeetha Suresh, EUPD Research Sustainable Management GmbH

Partner (Dubai)

Germany

Sangeetha has worked in the energy transition and sustainability space for over 14 years. At EUPD, she tracks market developments closely - from policy and regulatory change to key players, equipment providers and emerging business models. She identifies client's requirements and curates market intelligence products, marketing campaigns, events or bespoke consulting projects to meet them.

Speaker
Eren Engür, Malta Inc

VP-MEA

US

Solar & Energy Storage Executive with 20+ years of Global experience. Extensive functional knowledge with accomplished marketing, financial, business development and technology skills. I'm a seasoned professional with extensive functional knowledge with accomplished marketing, financial, business development and technology skills with a keen understanding of RE market design/fundamentals and business models, and strong in-market commercial and transactional experience who lived in 3 continents.

Speaker
Youssef Ammar, Yellow Door Energy

VP of Product Development

United Arab Emirates

As VP of Product Development at Yellow Door Energy, Youssef oversees a team of product development experts to bring innovative product solutions to businesses. Most recently, he developed the company's battery energy storage system (BESS) solutions for commercial and industrial businesses in Middle East and South Africa. He has over a decade of experience in the renewable energy industry, with particular focus on hybrid solutions. Prior to joining Yellow Door Energy, Youssef was the Chief Technology Officer at Solstice Renewable Energy in Jordan, and the head of the renewable energy department at ACEMCO in Lebanon. Youssef holds an Executive Master in Business Administration (EMBA) from Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris (ESCP) in France and a Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering from American University of Beirut in Lebanon.

Speaker
Punit Sharma, SIEMENS INDUSTRIAL LLC.

Regional Sales Manager

UAE

Punit Sharma has spent 19+ Years in the energy sector with technologies ranging from conventional power systems to smart sustainable grids. An Enthusiastic engineer at heart, he has been supporting organizations across middle east in developing and implementing clean energy solutions. He has transitioned from the sector of conventional power systems, with experience of automation and designs, to implementation and innovation in the area of renewables and microgrids. Punit advocates climate change initiatives and is committed to contribution by educating and supporting clean energy technologies.

Speaker
Evetar Zeqiri, Kostt

Chief Executive Officer

Kosovo

Evetar Zeqiri graduated with a Master of Public Administration (MPA) in Strategic Management and Leadership from Northern Illinois University in the United States of America, through the Transformational Leadership Program, a USAID and Government of Kosovo co-funded program. He also graduated with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Finance from the University of Sheffield, U.K. His undergraduate studies were in Management and Information Systems, at the University of Prishtina. Mr.Zeqiri is a Certified Public Auditor from SCAAK and a certified internal auditor from the Ministry of Finance. He's also a fully qualified member of CIPFA and CMI (U.K) - leading international professional bodies in finance, accounting, audit, and management. Mr. Zeqiri has managerial working experience in areas of business management, operations, consulting, project management, audit, finance and accounting, and procurement. Mr. Zeqiri brings his experience from the private sector, public sector, publicly owned enterprises, and international organizations working in Kosovo. Among his rich and diverse working experience, he has worked for several years at the National Audit Office. Recently Mr. Zeqiri worked as Finance and Administration Manager at a Swiss-based development Consulting company as Finance and Administration Manager implementing a long-term Project in the water sector.

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