Thought leadership at MEE

10:30 - 12:00

New business models for operating in the energy sector

The electricity market is one of the region’s most active (and expensive) areas for capital investment. Government's across the region are introducing major reforms which seek to alleviate the financial burden on public finances alone. They are increasingly looking to facilitate and enhance the role of the private sector and increase the number of public-private partnerships available (by developing new investment opportunities in generation capacity and networks, removing subsidies, and improving operational efficiencies).

  • Adapting to new demand and consumption patterns (who are the new customers and where is the strongest demand growth?)
  • Increasing the role of the private sector in developing generation assets and the move to integrate the private sector into the transmission & distribution sector
  • Rethinking and revising business models: prospects for privatising existing brownfield power assets across the region
  • Outlining the benefits and challenges of introducing electricity spot markets: plans across the region

Andrew Roscoe
Editor – Energy & Utilities,
Informa Markets

Tim Armsby
Partner, Pinsent Masons

Rajit Nanda 
Chief Investment Officer,
ACWA Power

Duncan Allison 
Head of Power & Infrastructure, Managing Director, Middle East and Africa Department, EMEA, 
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation