What the low bidding price in Dubai means for CSP in the MENA region and beyond


There is no denying that the DEWA tender marks a before and after for the CSP industry. By reaching 9.45 US$ cents per kWh, this tender has brought CSP into the single digits for the first time.

DEWA has already managed to consistently obtain low PPAs for PV projects. This has had global repercussions, as low PV bids were then repeated as far away as Mexico and Chile, among other places. So what does a 9.45US$cents per KWh in Dubai means for countries accross the region?

Considering that CSP has the value of being dispatchable – that is, it is flexible to provide energy round the clock when it is needed thanks to thermal storage – this low price point brings greater flexibility opportunity to power planners across the MENA region.

This webinar offers in-depth analysis of the implications and the opportunities arising from this low bid for utilities, grid operators, governments, developers and consumers alike.

Join our top indsutry expert speakers in discussing crucial topics, including:

* Analyse what the latest Dubai PPA means for CSP in the MENA region, considering renewable energy programs, energy costs and the particularities of national power systems 

*  Understand the system value of CSP in comparison to peak load renewables – and how regional grids would benefit from adding CSP capacity

* Hear an account of what the learning curve of CSP indicates in terms of the cost declining further over the next few years, considering announced 1 GW from DEWA, 1GW from Saudi and other tenders throughout the region


Top industry experts Paddy Padmanathan, CEO of ACWA Power, Jenny Chase,  Manager of Solar Insight at Bloomberg New Energy Finance & Frank Wouters from the MENA CSP Knowledge & Innovation Program will analyse in depth the solar opportunities and how CSP fits in. 


Sign up today to reserve your free place in this limited-availability webinar.


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