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YPE Dubai & Abu Dhabi – NBAD Speaker Event – Structuring Finance for MENA Renewable Projects

Structuring Finance for Renewable Energy Projects in MENA Region

It is no surprise that power demand in the MENA region is on the rise, and growth of installed power capacity will be needed. The Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation - a multilateral development bank - estimates a total of USD 316 billion may be needed throughout the next five years to bridge this gap. The parallel developments of increased demand and competitive pricing for utility-scale solar PV (recently achieved a regional benchmark for levelised cost of electricity (LCOE) as low as USD 0.06 – 0.08/kWh) compel many governments to diversify their energy mix portfolio and increase the share of renewable sources. This presents opportunities for new and innovative financing models to support large-scale renewable energy projects.

Please join us to learn more about how finance is structured, including case studies from the region. Our speaker is Mr. Nathan Weatherstone, Head of Renewable Energy at National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD). Mr. Weatherstone will be sharing his extensive experience and knowledge in this field. He will also feature findings from the recent NBAD report “Financing the Future of Energy”, which can be viewed here.

We look forward to welcoming you to this Speaker Series on 5th October 2015, 7:00 pm, at NBAD HQ in Abu Dhabi (please find map here). If you need a ride or if you are willing to pick up others with you, please sign up here.

This is a joint event between the Young Professionals in Energy and Green Drinks Abu Dhabi. It is free of charge. This event has limited availability; access will be granted on a first-serve basis only.

Register now!


Monday, October 5, 2015
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Nathan Weatherstone
Head of Renewable Energy
National Bank of Abu Dhabi
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Available Seats:
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Ilham Talab


National Bank of Abu Dhabi - Head Office Building
Intersection of Sh. Khalifa St. and Baniyas St. , Abu Dhabi , Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates