World Future Energy Summit 2018

15 – 18 January 2018 |Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates


Taking place from 15 to 18 January 2018, the World Future Energy Summit (WFES) is a platform for governments, corporate decision-makers, investors, and entrepreneurs, to engage and share knowledge on accelerating strategic decision making in the pursuit of viable solutions to the world’s growing energy challenges.

IRENA part-took in the WFES, covering renewable energy topics ranging from the renewable energy in the water-energy nexus, and heat pumps facilitating high shares of solar and wind energy.

IRENA’s full agenda at the summit can be found here.

Throughout the period of WFES, IRENA displayed Stories of Success — presentations and videos from IRENA Members that highlight their latest achievements, and future ambitions in the field of renewable energy and sustainability.

Stories of Success: Achievements and Potential in Renewable Energy - Schedule
Date Time Country Name Speaker Presentation
15 January 16.00 - 16.30 Germany Dr. Bilun Mueller, International cooperation on energy, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy The German Energy Transition
16 January 10.00 - 10.30 Dominican Republic Mr. Joan Genao, Technical Advisor, Comision Nacional Energia. Dominican Republic support for Renewable Energy
16 January 11.00 - 11.30 European Commission Mr. Ruud Kempener, Policy Officer at European Commission The EU is driving the clean energy transition
16 January 12.00 - 12.30 UAE Ms. Aisha Al Abdooli, Director of Director, Green Development & Environment Affairs Department at the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment UAE Renewable Potentials and Achievements