CES Annual Conference at the Phoenicia Hotel – Beirut, Lebanon – Tue 01 Nov 2016

CES held its annual conference event entitled ‘Technical and Legal Solutions for the Enhancement of Lebanon Electricity Sector’ at the Phoenicia Hotel in Beirut on Tuesday, 1st of November 2016.

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CES, part of SAKR GROUP, is a Lebanese power plant EPC and renewable energy contracting company. The company is currently executing the Naameh landfill power plant project in Lebanon and which consists of 7 containerized gas generator sets powered by GE Jenbacher gas engines. The total 7MW produced electricity is to be exported to the national grid for an estimated period of 10 years.

Through this half-day conference which was followed by a gala dinner at the Phoenicia hotel, CES aimed to give guidance and propose solutions for the advancement of the electricity sector in Lebanon, whilst discussing the current and desirable regulatory and policies framework, the importance of the participation between the Public and Private Sectors and the vital role of Municipalities in attaining such advancement.

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The main audience was composed among others of high government officials, unions of municipalities, financial investors and consulting companies in the field of Energy.

“We are so excited to organize this conference”, says Mr. Germanos, the general manager of CES. “As a Lebanese citizen, and engineering expert in the electrical field and as a head of a Lebanese company working in the power generation sector, it is my duty and responsibility to contribute, identify and highlight the problems with our electrical sector, and discuss the issues preventing us from getting a steady and uninterrupted electricity to our homes, schools, hospitals and factories. Our proposal is to work with municipalities and investors to come up with a doable and decisive solution in a relatively short time to cover the shortage of electricity in a sound and technical manner with less cost to the end user. In summary, the objective is to accomplish the following:

  • Availability of electricity 24 hours per day
  • Reliable and steady voltage and frequency supply
  • Affordable Electricity
  • Environmentally friendly and efficient power plants
  • The capability to use different sources of energy”

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Program speakers included:

- Eng. Germanos Germanos, general manager of CES

- Dr. Sami Karaki, professor at the American University of Beirut

- Eng. Rob Van Solingen, regional director at General Electric

- Mr. Rami Torbey, managing partner at Eptalex-Aziz Torbey Law Firm based in Beirut

- Mr. Jacopo Gasperi, managing partner at Eptalex-jglegal law firm based in Milan, Italy

- Mrs. Dolly Hatem, group financial controller at CES

- Eng. Roger Achkar, group head of marketing and strategy at CES

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