Eilat-Eilot Renewable Energy Conference

February 28-29, Eilat, Israel

2021 - Program

Wednesday December 15th


A tour and launch event of the innovative storage site of ‘Augwind’ compressed air technology in Kibbutz Yahel.


Refreshments and Registration

Lobby, Dan Eilat Hotel

13:45 – 15:00

Opening Session
Big Blue Hall

Session host: Naama Aloni, Eilat-Eilot


  • Dorit Banet, CEO, Eilat-Eilot Renewable Energy Initiative
  • The President of the State of Israel, Mr. Isaac Herzog (Recorded Greeting)
  • Minister of Energy, Ms. Karine Elharrar
  • Minister of Environmental Protection, Ms. Tamar Zandberg (Recorded Greeting)
  • Minister for Regional Cooperation, Mr. Esawi Frej
  • Eilat City Mayor, Mr. Eli lankri
  • Head of Eilot Regional Council, Dr. Hanan Ginat
  • Mr Eric Danon, Ambassador of France in Israel

Greetings by the business community:

  • Yaki Noyman, CEO, Doral Energy
  • A Representative of WUAWEI and ZING

Sponsored by:

15:00 – 15:30

Coffee Break


15:30 – 16:45

Session: From Declarations to Implementation – Achieving 30% Renewables by 2030
Big Blue Hall

Session Chair: Noam Ilan, Co-founder of Eilat-Eilot and VP Business development of ‘Electreon Wireless’


  • Director General of the Israeli Energy Ministry, Lior Shilat
  • Director General of the Ministry of Environmental Protection, Ms. Galit Cohen
  • Acting Chairman of The Israel Electricity Authority, Mr. Yoav Katsavoy


A One-on-One Discussion
Adv Orly Aharoni, Climate Policy and Regulatory Advisor, interviews Supervisor of Banks Mr. Yair Avidan – The role of financial regulation in the transition to a decarbonized economy.

17:20 – 18:20

Tracking, Carbon Offset & IRECs – can Israel embrace CO2 economy mechanisms?
Big Blue Hall

Chair: Omer Tamir CEO at EcoTraders

Speakers & Topics:

Claiming renewable energy usage, the use of I-RECs and the future of carbon border taxes
Jared Braslawsky
, Executive Director – I-REC Standard Foundation

I-RECs in Israel, development and local challenges
Eitan Parnass, Founder & Director of the Green Energy Association of Israel

Announcing Ministry of Energy Green Energy Companies Registry
Yanina Fleishon, Project Manager, Ministry of Energy

Can We Improve Carbon Offset Mechanisms, How?
Galit Kenigsberg
, Green Business Development

I-REC mechanism as an aid tool for industry
Avi Brenmiller, CEO of Brenmiller Technologies, Chairman of the Sustainable Energy Branch, Manufacturers’ Association of Israel. 

The Transition to a Carbon-Zero Economy in the World, in Israel and Eilat – How Can We Do It?
Tarshish A

Panel Host: Dr. Orly RonenManager of the laboratory for Innovation & Urban Sustainability at Porter School, University of Tel-Aviv

The path forward to a low-carbon economy in Israel
Chen Herzog, Chief Economist and partner at BDO Israel.
Dr. Arik Rivkin, Head of the Circular Economy Department at the Ministry of Economy

The impact of geopolitical conflict on renewable energy transition
Prof. Itai Fishandler, Head of the Geography Department, Hebrew University

Shifting investments from the “yesterday” energies to the future energies
Maya Jacobs– Zalul Environment Association

17:00 – 18:00
Side Event by Invite Only

Women in Energy
Tarshish B

Meeting with the Minister of Energy of Israel, Ms. Karin Elharar, to discuss the future of the energy economy in Israel and the advancement of women in it.

Session Chair: Roni Elhalal Givon, Women in energy

  • Maya Lachman VP Business Development, Solargreen
  • Liav Harel country Manager at Sympower
  • Dr. Nurit Gal  Owner at e-NRGY Energy Consulting
  • Maya Etzyoni Spokesperson Ministry of Energy

Sponsored by:

18:20 – 18:40

Coffee Break


18:40- 20:30

ENERGYVEST Israel’s Best Clean Energy Startups Pitching to Investors
Big Blue Hall

Event Host: Mr. Gil Shaki Chief Growth Officer, Capital Nature

Opening Statement:
Yinon Elroy, Deputy Director General of the Ministry of Economy
Ofir Gomeh, CEO, Capital Nature

Talk by: Hanan Friedman, CEO and Founder of TruckNet, “A Success Story – From an Idea to a Successfully Traded Company”

Presenting Companies:

  • CrystalEN – High Quality Single-Crystal Wafers
  • Standard Carbon – Carbon Capture and Storage
  • Silib – Pure Silicon Anodes for Li-ion Batteries
  • RoadSense – Aggregating Data From Public Spaces
  • Make My Day – Smart Route Planning
  • Luminescent – We are 24/7/365 solar electricity
  • StructurePal – Enabling concrete reduction in construction
  • ReFresh – Turning Textile Waste Into a Profitable Business
  • Criaterra – re-engineer the way construction materials are manufactured
  • Brightmerge – Data-driven platform for optimizing microgrids

Judging Panel:

  • Ofir Gomeh, Capital Nature CEO
  • Dr. Gideon Friedmann, Chief Scientist at the Israel Ministry of Energy
  • Dr. Eitan Yudilevich, BIRD Foundation
  • Galit Ofer, Partner at Shibolet & Co.
  • Hila Lipman, Manager, Cleantech & Smart Infrastructure Sector at The Israel Export and International Cooperation Institute
  • Yifat Alon Perel, Director of Blue and White Administration, Ministry of Economy
  • Zviya Baron, Director of Innovation at the Israeli Electric Company

Sponsored by:


Energy Fiesta
Dan Hotel Upper Deck

“TED” talk by Gilad Yavetz, CEO at Enlight

Announcement of the winners of the EnergyVest competition

Awarding certificates of appreciation to:

  • Dr. Or Yogev, CEO and founder of ‘Augwind’.
  • Dr. Orly Ronen, Manager of the laboratory for Innovation & Urban Sustainability at Porter School, University of Tel-Aviv
  • Mr. Noam IlanCo-founder of Eilat-Eilot and VP Business development of ‘Electreon Wireless’
  • Dr. Eitan Yudilevich and Ms. Limor Nakar-Vincent, BIRD Foundation

Sponsored by:

Thursday December 16th / Roundtables

9:00 – 10:30

30% RE Target for Israel 2030
Big Blue Hall A

Chair: Yuval Zohar, Director of Policy Planning and Emergency, Israeli Electricity Authority & Eitan Parnass, Founder & Director of the Green Energy Association of Israel

Opening Statements:

  • Tal Mund, CEO at Blenergy
  • Anna Shpitsberg, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Transformation at U.S. Department of State
  • Ayalon Vaniche, CEO of EDF Renewables Israel, Solar and Wind Energy


  • Tal Mund, CEO at Blenergy
  • Oz Levy, VP of Electricity and Regulation at the Electricity Authority, Israel Energy Authority
  • Gil Yehuda, Manager of Transmition System Development, Reliability & High Voltage Equipment and Statutory Planning Sec.
  • Dorit Hochner, Senior Director of Physical Planning at the Ministry of Energy, Israel Ministry of Energy
  • Dr. Shahar Dolev, Models Development and Long Term Planning at Israel Ministry of Energy
  • Yael Cohen Paran, Executive Director of the Israel Energy Forum
  • Nir Gordon, CEO at GYN Energy Emergency
  • Shani Mendel – Laufer, Energy Team Leader, Budget Division of the Ministry of Finance

Table is sponsored by:

Hydrogen Economy
Big Blue Hall B

Chair: Dr. Gideon Friedmann, Energy Ministry Chief Scientist

Table Topics:

  • Whether and what we believe will be the future of hydrogen in the world
  • Will and what will be the future of hydrogen in Israel?
  • Will green hydrogen be able to replace energy and fuel storage in Israel?
  • Challenges in the production of green hydrogen
Talk by:
  • Shlomi Bason, Senior VP of Bazan Group Ltd
  • Gil Shavit, Co-founder at Gencel Energy


  • Shelli Zargary, Marketing Content and Strategy Manager at GenCell Energy
  • Dr. Amichai Baram, Vice President of operations at Sonol
  • Yossi Arie, CEO of the Israeli Institute of Energy and Environment (IIEE)
  • Dr. Lior Elbaz, Head of Chemistry Department at Bar-Ilan University
  • Amir Zalzberg, Head of Transportation and Fuel Department at Ministry of Environmental Protection
  • Amos Kamhine, Senior Administrator, Engineering and Standardization at Israel Ministry of Energy

Table is sponsored by:

10:00 – 11:00
Side Event by Invite Only

Unique Impact Investments -“KEILOT” Marketing &Implementing Israeli Climate-Technologies Using Micro-Finance
Coral Hall

Session Chair: Adv. Orit Marom, Partner at Shibolet, Co-Chair at Capital Nature and Co-founder of Keilot Kenya


  • Ms. Dorit Banet, CEO of Eilat-Eilot and Founder of Keilot Kenya
  • Mr. Samuel N. Thuita, Kenya Ambassador to Israel
  • Ms. Priya Hana, Head of Corporate Business, Equity Bank Ltd, Nairobi

Discussion: The way to reduce financial risks and increase Israeli sales in Africa. How to create leadership vis-à-vis communities, governments and associations in developing countries

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee Break


11:00 – 12:30

The Energy Storage Revolution
Big Blue Hall A

Chair: Limor Nakar-Vincent, Deputy Executive Director of Business Development & BIRD Energy, BIRD Foundation

Table topics:

  • Policy drivers impacting the future of energy storage
  • Developing business models to recover investment in next-generation energy storage systems
  • Using energy storage to meet peak power demands
  • Boosting industry acceptance and enabling the next generation of energy storage systems in Israel

Opening Statements:

  • Yossi Elia, Engineering Manager of Energy Storage Systems at Ormat Technologies
  • Dr. Or Yogev, Augwind


  • Dr. Daniel J. Blumenthal, Attaché, U.S. Embassy, Jerusalem Department of Energy
  • Dr. Sarit Brand Klibanski, Israel Ministry of Energy
  • Avi Brenmiller, President & CEO of Brenmiller Energy
  • Yael Cohen Paran, Chair of the Israeli Energy Forum
  • Oz Levy, Regulation Department at the Israeli Electricity Authority 
  • Gil Yehuda, Manager of Transmition System Development, Reliability & High Voltage Equipment and Statutory Planning Sec.
  • Yaki Noyman, CEO at Dorel Renewable Energy

Table is sponsored by:

New Trends in Climate Tech Investments
Big Blue Hall B

Chairs: Gil Shaki, Founder, Innovalue; Chief Growth Officer, Capital Nature Leehe Skuler, Co-Founder & Executive Director at the Global Impact Tech Alliance (GITA)

Table topics:

  • Global trends in Climate Tech investments
  • The funding challenges Climate Tech companies face in their long path to commercialization
  • The role of government in encouraging private sector investments and assistance in R&D, demonstration, scaling up and commercialization stages
  • The role of government in connecting ESG / SDG investors with technological companies


  • Anya Eldan, VP, Israel Innovation Authority
  • Itamar Weizman, Partenr at FirstTime VC
  • Eshel Lipman, Co-Founder of Ignite the Spark Community
  • Sebastian Heitmann, Cofounder Extansia Capital
  • Shai Albaranes, Vice President of Innovation and Ventures, Orbia

  • Tomas Kemtys, General Partner, Contrarian Ventures

Table is sponsored by:

12:30 – 13:30


13:30 – 15:00

Energy Storage & Resilience in Future Cities
Big Blue Hall A

Chair: Jonathan Haran, CEO at The Sustainable Group
& Elad Topel, Eilat Smart City Project Manager

Table Topics:

  • Case studies for low carbon, resilient projects
  • Measuring energy resilience
  • Emerging technologies: Microgrids, Virtual Power plants and more
  • Holistic thinking: Business models, regulation and practices

Talk by: 

  • Dr. Alexander Ritschel, Head of Technology, Masdar Clean Energy


  • Uriel Babczyk Director of Sustainable Energy Division at Israel Ministry of Energy
  • Liav Harel, Country Manager at Sympower
  • Hadas Merzel, Owner, ENGIS C&D Ltd
  • Dr. Boaz Keidar, Director of Sustainable Planning and Energy Tel Aviv Municipality
  • Giorgio Bonvicini, Environment & Climate Change, Senior Engineer at RINA Consulting
  • Dr. Ofer Raize, Managing Partner in ADAN Technical & Economical Services.

The Way to 100% Electric Mobility
Big Blue Hall B

Chair: Noam Ilan, VP at Electreon Wireless

Table Topics:

  • Power grid challenges
  • Challenges of loading in commercial fleets
  • Israel as a global laboratory for innovative charging technologies
  • 100% electric urban public transport by 2030
  • Electrification of fleets of trucks and delivery vehicles
  • Taxation and encouragement of electric transportation
  • A national plan to electrify transportation in Israel

Talk by:

  • Dr. Liad Ortar, head of Shibolet ESG, Shibolet counsalting Ltd


  • Dr. Gideon Firedman, Energy Ministry Chief Scientist
  • Boaz Weizer, CEO at Chakratec
  • Dr. Dan Weinstock, Energy Consultant
  • Roee Furman, Managing Director, Doral Energy-Tech Ventures
  • Noa Aharoni, Business Development and Strategic Partnerships at Apollo
  • Moshe Cohen, Chairman of the Electric Vehicle Administration, IEC
  • Shani Mendel – Laufer, Energy Team Leader, Budget Division of the Ministry of Finance
  • Hanan Friedman, CEO and Founder of TruckNet
  • Rivka Laufer, VP of Economics and Finance at the Electricity Authority

13:30 – 14:30
Side Event by Invite Only

EnergyComIL Presents: How can the community create an engine of economic growth in the transition to a world of reduced emissions
Coral Hall


  • Dorit Banet, CEO of Eilat-Eilat Renewable Energy Initiative
  • Dana Miller, Innovation Ecosystem Manager at Ministry of Economy and Industry
  • Elad Shaviv, Executive Director, EnergyCom the Israeli Energy Innovation Community
  • Discussion: The role of the energy innovation community in building an engine of economic growth in the transition to a world of reduced emissions

15:00 – 16:30

From Glasgow to Tel Aviv – The Capital Market Addressing Climate Change’s Challenges And Opportunities
Big Blue Hall A

Chair: Noga Levtzion-Nadan, Managing Partner of the Value Squared Responsible Investment Fund and CEO and Founder of Greeneye ESG Ltd. 

Talk by:

  • Stephanie Maier, Global Head of Sustainable and Impact Investment at GAM Investments


  • Sharon Alaluf, Head of ESG & Corporate Social Responsibility at Bank Hapoalim
  • Galya Levy, Head of International Regulatory Cooperation Senior Legal Consel, Israel Securities Authority
  • Eyal Bigger, Founder of the Good Energies Initiative
  • Noa Pedhatzour, Director of Direct Investment Analysis, Investment Division, Migdal Insurance
  • Avital Yanovsky, Business Development Manager, Phoenix Insurance
  • Gal Tamir, Head of Regulatory Policy, Policy and Strategy Division, Ministry of Environment

Utilizing Innovation to Foster the Israeli Future Electricity Market
Big Blue Hall B

Chair: Elad Shaviv, Executive Director, EnergyCom the Israeli Energy Innovation Community & Zviya Baron, Director of Innovation at the Israeli Electric Company


  • Ofir Gomeh, Capital Nature CEO
  • Mr. Andrea Carignani di Novoli, Minister Counsellor, Head of Research & Innovation Section at the Delegation of the European Union to the State of Israel
  • Dr. Nurit Gal, CEO e-NRGY
  • Alaa fakhuri, Head of Renewable Energy Department in the Electricity Authority
  • Moran Buganim-Gold, Director, Energy and Alternative Fuels, Department Israel NewTech Ministry of Economy
  • Dr. Asnat Mangell, Information Systems and Innovation, IEC – Jerusalem and Negev
  • Yael Barash Herman, Ministry of Energy

Table is sponsored by:

15:00 – 16:00
Side Event by Invite Only

Local Authorities as players in Israel’s Energy Market
Coral Hall


  • Eli Lankri, Mayor of Eilat
  • Elad Topel, Eilat Smart City Project Manager
  • Moshe Shitrit, Senior Head of Division at PUA.
  • Anat Mamluk, CEO of AMAN Energy: Presenting the Arava and Eilat region strategic plan to create an independent grid (Phase A)
  • Ofer Yanay, Founder and CEO of Nofar Energy
  • Moshe Cohen, IEC


Happy Hour
Dan Hotel Upper Deck

A joyful event with a grand raffle drawing great prizes! 

We will give out:

  • A couple’s vacation at Arandal Farm – a boutique hotel on top of a mysterious and secluded hill, at the highest point in the heart of the Arava, hides the beautiful Arandal Farm,  in harmony with nature.
  • A HomeBioGas  system including installation. A unique system that turns your household waste into clean energy for home use. Whether in your outdoor kitchen or your home kitchen. Economic savings in gas and reduction of emissions with ease and innovation.

Click to view the raffle terms & conditions (Hebrew)