• CERAWeek
  • March 18 - 22, 2024

Muneef Almuneef

Ministry of Energy of Saudi Arabia

Senior Advisor

Muneef is a Senior Advisor at the Renewable Energy Deputyship at the Ministry of Energy in Saudi Arabia. He is currently responsible for establishing enabling policies and strategies to further the Renewable Energy sector in the Kingdom. He has over 14 years of experience in strategy, business development and project management in the Energy & Infrastructure sectors. Prior to his role at the Ministry of Energy, he was a Senior Consultant at Kearney in their Washington DC and Riyadh offices working with both public and private sector clients on several consulting projects. He was also a Strategy Director at the Public Investment Fund (PIF), Saudi Arabia's Sovereign wealth fund, helping to set up the project development and execution offices for the NEOM Project, a multi-billion Special Economic Zone located in northwest of Saudi Arabia. He has previously held multiple positions in Saudi Aramco working to deliver many projects such as Wasit Gas Plant (the largest gas plant ever built by Aramco) and setting up a Joint-Venture for the multi-billion-dollar Maritime project. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from McGill University, a Professional Master's in Sustainable Energy from Georgia Tech and an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management.

Sessions With Muneef Almuneef

Thursday, 9 March

  • 07:15am - 08:20am (CST) / 09/mar/2023 01:15 pm - 09/mar/2023 02:20 pm

    Distributed Electricity: Balancing flexibility and reliability

    Power & Renewables
    Recent electricity supply shocks have further accelerated the uptake of distributed solutions, often in the form of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems. Households and businesses adopt distributed energy solutions to control electricity bills, meet renewable energy ambitions and ensure reliable power supply. Thanks to the cost-advantages of solar PV combined with supportive policy, the distributed energy segment has expanded beyond geographies with under-developed grids. What is the role of distributed generation in the future electricity grid? Can sudden surges in behind-the-meter generation disrupt the electricity markets? How are businesses evolving to deploy distributed generation solutions through profitable revenue models?