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Eighth International Conference on Energy Research and Development

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Eighth International Conference on Energy Research and Development

November 28-30, 2023
Kuwait University City, Kuwait

Co-organized by ASHRAE, Kuwait University, Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) and Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR) >> view the schedule overview! 

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Organized by ASHRAE, Kuwait University (KU), Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS), Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR) and Kuwait Society of Engineers (KSE), and Sponsored by Kuwait University (KU), Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS), Alghanim International - Platinum Sponsor, Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) - Gold Sponsor and Refrigeration Industries (RIC) - Silver Sponsor , the conference will bring together energy planners, researchers and users to optimize the utilization of basic energy resources in the major energy consuming sectors in the arid regions of the Arabian Peninsula.

"This conference is a great opportunity for networking, where one gets to share ideas, exchange valuable feedback, and connect with likeminded people, or with those of more or less similar topics of interest," said Walid Chakroun, Conference Chair.  "It is a link to develop oneself with the state-of-art technology and research milestone.  Attending this conference plays a vital role in professional as well as personal development."

The organization of the conference is divided into two parts: one part will be devoted to oral presentations and discussions of the accepted papers.  The second part will include lectures by invited speakers who have an excellent record and experience in the subject of energy.

The scope of the conference is closely related to the latest research and development in the field of energy. 

The conference will be held at the Conference Cultural Centre, in the Sabah Al-Salem Kuwait University City in Kuwait (one of the largest campuses in the world).

The Organizing Committee will arrange visas for participants with accepted papers and invited speakers. 

Registration for the Conference

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The early registration fee is KD 140 (US $ 450) and includes Hotel Accommodations, a reception, lunches, dinners, coffee breaks, banquet, tours, and the conference proceedings.

  • Early registration ends October 31.
  • The late registration fee is KD 180 (US $ 600). Late registration begins November 1.
  • Member/Non Member Registration without Hotel Accommodations is KD 30 (US $100).
  • The student registration fee is KD 15 (US $ 50).
  • Technical Program


    The Technical Program presents the following topics:

    • Energy Conversion and Management
    • Energy Conservation
    • Fuels and Alternatives
    • Energy Policy and Planning
    • Combined and Co-generation Energy Systems
    • Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Systems
    • Energy and Environmental Issues
    • Energy and Sustainable Development
    • Renewable Energy Technologies
    • Energy Storage
    • Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer and Fluid Dynamics
    • Thermodynamic Optimization and Exergy Analysis
    • Plant and Facilities Mechanical Integrity
    • Emerging Energy Technology
    • Material Design and Analysis
  • Technical Tour

    Shagaya Renewable Energy Park
    November 30, 2023
    1:00 p.m. – 5 p.m.

    Explore a Greener Future
    Step into a world of innovation and sustainability at the Shagaya Renewable Energy Park, owned by the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR), the national center for applied research. Embark on a journey to discover Kuwait's commitment to clean energy and witness the power of nature harnessed for a brighter tomorrow.

    Discover the Vision: Pioneering Clean Energy
    Kuwait's bold step towards a sustainable future begins here. Experience the Shagaya Renewable Energy Park, an ambitious initiative by KISR to transform Kuwait's energy landscape, reduce reliance on fossil fuels, and pave the way for renewable energy development.

    Phase I Unveiled: Where Dreams Take Shape
    In Phase I of this remarkable project you'll encounter:

    • 50 MW Concentrated Solar Power Plant: Behold the marvel of technology as the sun's energy is concentrated to generate clean electricity, marking a significant leap towards carbon-neutral power generation. Equipped with 10 hours molten salt energy storage system.
    • 10 MW Wind Farm: Feel the gentle breeze as towering wind turbines gracefully capture the wind's energy, demonstrating the potential of wind power as a sustainable energy source. The Shagaya Park wind farm is the first wind farm to operate in the Gulf region.
    • 10 MW Photovoltaic (PV) Plant: Experience the future of energy with photovoltaic panels harnessing sunlight to produce electricity, contributing to a greener and more diverse energy mix.

    A Symphony of Collaboration: Making the Impossible Possible
    The realization of Phase I has been a collective effort:

    • Engineering and Construction: TSK Electrónica y Electricidad spearheaded the engineering, procurement, and construction of CSP and PV plants, ensuring cutting-edge technology integration.
    • Wind Power Excellence: A consortium between Elecnor and Al-Ghanim International brought the Wind Farm to life, highlighting the potential of wind energy in Kuwait.
    • Infrastructure Champions: Larson and Tubro, Inabensa and AlMulla consortium, and Specialities Construction Company meticulously crafted the infrastructure, enabling seamless energy production.
    • Guiding Light: Worley Parsons provided essential consultancy services, guiding the project's execution with precision.

    Immersive Experience: Where Technology Meets Nature
    As you explore the Shagaya Renewable Energy Park, you'll find Sustainability Insights to uncover the environmental impact of the park, from reduced carbon emissions to community engagement, all contributing to a greener and cleaner Kuwait.

    Embrace the Future Today: Your Invitation Awaits
    Join us on a journey towards a sustainable future. The Shagaya Renewable Energy Park, owned by KISR, invites you to witness the synergy of technology, nature, and innovation.

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