Welcome to E&U Market Talk, the latest platform brought to you from Energy & Utilities to keep you up to date on the key issues and trends in the energy and utilities sectors. E&U Market Talk podcasts bring together thought leaders and key figures in the global energy space to add insight and analysis to Energy & Utilities’ market leading content. Produced in concise but information-packed segments, E&U Market Talk allows you to keep up to date on the key energy market issues while on the move
Wind power potential
For a special edition of Energy and Utilities Market Talk, Editor Andrew Roscoe is joined by Muhamed Bou-Zeid, General Manager at Vestas MENA.
With Vestas one of the world’s largest wind energy companies, Muhamed provides a fascinating insight into the global growth in demand for wind power and the opportunities for harnessing wind energy across the MENA region.
Topics covered include: key markets and projects in the MENA wind energy market, the potential for hybrid wind and solar schemes, the growing role of technology and data in the clean energy market and the exciting prospects for green hydrogen.
Digitalisation enabling success in energy
For the latest edition of Energy and Utilities Market Talk, Editor Andrew Roscoe spoke to Michael Wilkinson, Chief Product Officer, Utopus Insights.
Wilkinson provides an overview of the main digital technologies and applications that are being adopted in the power sector and how digitalisation will enable the energy transition to succeed.
Topics covered include: digital applications enabling the integration of intermittent renewables resources into electricity grids; the role of digitalisation in the rise of distributed generation resources; the role of forecasting and predictive maintenance in improving electricity supply and the importance of attracting young talent into data science
The Green Hydrogen opportunity
For a special edition of Energy and Utilities Market Talk, Editor Andrew Roscoe spoke to Frank Wouters, Vice President of business development, Clean Hydrogen, Worley.
Wouters provides an overview of the main technologies and schemes underway for green and blue hydrogen to date, what is required for costs to come down and why the Middle East and North Africa is well positioned to benefit from the impending green hydrogen revolution.
Delivering solar projects
For a special edition of Energy and Utilities Market Talk, Editor Andrew Roscoe spoke to Vikas Bansal, Country head for Europe and head of international business development for Sterling and Wilson, one of the world’s largest EPC contractors for solar projects.
Vikas provides a fascinating overview of the key trends in the solar market and what is required to deliver utility-scale solar projects. Topics covered include: constructing the world’s largest solar project, the key elements behind the levelised cost of electricity (LCOE) for solar production and the prospects for energy storage.
For a special ‘Energy storage’ edition of Energy and Utilities Market Talk, Editor Andrew and Roscoe and Group Director Gareth Rapley are joined in the studio by Mohammed Atif, Area Manager for Middle East and Africa Energy and Renewables Advisory, DNV GL.
With renewable energy accounting for the majority of new power capacity being commissioned over the past couple of years, the race is on to find the most cost effective solutions to store clean energy so that it can provide power 24 hours a day.
Topics covered include the various energy storage technologies available and under development, the investment required in grids and the potential for electric vehicles to store and release electrical energy.
Delivering Water Projects
For a special ‘Water focus’ edition of Energy and Utilities Market Talk, Editor Andrew and Roscoe and Group Director are joined in the studio by Robert (Bob) Bryniak, CEO of Golden Sands Consulting.
Having worked with some of the region’s largest water clients and private firms over the past couple of decades, Bryniak shares his insights into how the Middle East’s water sector is changing and what the main themes will be in 2021 and beyond.
Topics covered include the increasing role of the private sector in delivering water projects, the impact of Covid-19 on planned water development programmes, the decoupling of water and power production and the potential for a water reuse market in the Middle East.