Eilat-Eilot Renewable Energy Conference

Dec. 17-19 2023, Eilat, Israel

2023 - Program

Sunday December 17th



9:30 – 11:30

Opening Plenary – Greetings

Chairperson: Dorit Banet, CEO of Eilat-Eilot Renewable Energy & chairperson of the conference

Greetings by:

  • Minister of Energy and Infrastructure Israel Katz
  • Eilat Mayor Eli Lankri
  • Head of the Eilot Regional Council Dr. Hanan Ginat
  • Amir Shavit, Chairman of the Electricity Authority
  • Chairman of NOGA, Sami Turgeman
  • CEO of the Israel Innovation Authority, Dror Bin
  • Prof. Ad van Wijk, Future Energy Systems at TU Delft & special advisor to Hydrogen Europe
  • Obaid Amrane, Acting IFSWF Chair: “An overview of the Moroccan market and the potential for business collaborations”
  • Shay Peretz, CEO at Ralco Energy

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11:30 – 11:45

Coffee break

11:45 – 12:45

Plenary “Talk Zero” – changing the way we think, speak and act with the aim of reaching zero emissions in the world
Chairperson: Noam Ilan, co-chairperson of the Eilat-Eilot Renewable Energy Conference


  • Chen Herzog, partner & chief economist of BDO Consulting: “Recalculate the route – a decade of failure to meet renewable energy targets”
  • Prof. Dr. Thomas Bruckner, Director of the Institute for Infrastructure and Resource Management, University of Leipzig, Germany: “Safeguarding the massive entry of renewables into the grid by innovative “flexibility options”: systemic needs and attractive business models”.
  • Galit Cohen, former Director General of the Ministry of Environmental Protection, advisor to INSS: “Climate Change disruption on Supply Chain and impact on security in MENA
  • Lior Handelsman, General Partner at Grove Ventures: “Venture Investing in Climatech – a Blueprint for Investors Towards a Net Zero Future and Better ROI” .
  • Yael Cohen Faran, Head of the Israeli Energy Forum: “Sun for everyone- Let profit from the sun”.
12:45 – 14:00
2 parallel sessions

From vision to reality: founders talk on one stage together with the regulators

Chairperson: Eitan Parnas, CEO & founder of Green Energy Association of Israel

Talk by Ron Eeifer, Head of Sustainable Energy Division, Ministry of Energy & Infrastructure


  • Gilad Yavetz, Co-founder, CEO & Director, Enlight
  • Yaki Noyman, CEO Doral Group
  • Ayalon Vaniche, CEO, EDF Israel
  • Rani Lifshitz, CEO, TERALIGHT
  • Iliya Katz, Deputy to the State Budget Director, Ministry of Finance
  • Amir Shavit, Chairman of the Electricity Authority, Israel

Hydrogen valley and connection to Europe

Chairperson: Prof. Lior Elbaz, Department of Chemistry, Bar-Ilan University, Director of the Hydrogen Technologies Labs (in the framework of the National Insititute for Sustainable Energy)


  • Bart Biebuyck, Former Director of the FCH EU
  • Aleksander Gerbec, Managing Director ECUBES TECHNOLOGY
  • Meiltje de Groot, CEO of Groningen Airport Eelde and Chairman of the Dutch Association of Airports
  • Dr. Kristina Haverkamp, CEO of the German Energy Agency
  • Janet Shalom, Head of Policy and Planning, Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure

14:00 – 15:00


15:00 – 16:00
3 parallel sessions

Vision to action – a female perspective for a clean energy vision in the Middle East

Chairperson: Roni Elhalal Givon, founder & director of the Women in Energy community
Chairperson: Michal Weiss-Navon, VP of Investor Relations & ESG Manager, Doral Energy “

  • Amira Oron, Israeli ambassador to Egypt (TBC)
  • Yana Abu Taleb, the Jordanian Director of EcoPeace Middle East
  • Dr. Bracha Halaf, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Gravity Climate-Fund & Venture Studio

“On the road” to sustainable transportation

Chairperson: Nahum Yehoshua, manager of the clean transportation department, Sustainable Energy department, Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure

  • Prof. Erel Avineri, Head, M.Sc. Program in Energy and Power Systems Engineering at Afeka Tel Aviv Academic College of Engineering – “Trends and forecasts for transportation infrastructure in 2050
  • Prof. Ofir Rubin, Department of Public Policy & management, BGU – “Economic aspects of transportation taxation and vehicle taxation
  • Nahum Yehoshua, Ministry of Energy & Infrastructure: “Vehicle charging infrastructure

Panel: “The race for the future public transportation & the fuels for heavy transportation“:

Moderator: Ran Raiz, Head of Transportation Division, Ministry of Environmental


  • Amichay Bram, VP Operations and Engineering, Sonol
  • Shlomi Basson, Chief Executive Officer, BAZAN
  • Transportation companies
  • Oren Ezer, Co-Founder & CEO, Electreon

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Moving to 100% green electricity in the business sector

Chairperson: Galit Kenigsberg, Climate economy, co-founder of ‘Electricity 100’

Dr. Moshe Tshuva, Head of the School of Mechanical Engineering, Afeka Tel Aviv Academic College of Engineering; and Galit Koenigsberg, Climate economy, co-founder of ‘Electricity 100’, Tel Aviv University: “What is ‘Electricity 100’ and credit for Electricity 100 colleagues

  • Jared Braslawsky, Managing Director, I-REC Standard Foundation: “Procurement of green electricity
  • Eitan Parnas, CEO of Green Energy Association in Israel: “Renewable Energy in Israel: Opportunities and Barriers
  • Asaf Wassercug, Chief business officer, BL Energy

Panel case study: “How to do it: Green Electricity in the Backlog of Transactions

  • Yoni Hantis, Deputy CEO, Doral
  • Zvika Klier, CEO of Tigi
  • Jared Braslawsky, Managing Director, I-REC Standard Foundation
  • Dr. Moshe Tshuva, Head of the School of Mechanical Engineering, Afeka Tel Aviv Academic College of Engineering
  • Dave Rosenberg, Energy Director, Strauss Israel
  • Asaf Wassercug, Chief business officer, BL Energy

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16:00 – 17:00 parallel sessions

Production of renewable energy in new land uses

Chairperson: Dorit Hochner, manager of the physical planning department, Ministry of Energy & Infrastructure: “The road map vs. reality – forecasts review of dual-use for renewables vs. their implementation

Dr. Itzhak Kedem, Senior Energy and Climate Change Coordinator in the Industries Cluster at the Ministry of Environmental Protection: “Economic strategy for energy production in a distributed network on roofs and roofs in urban uses”

Arch. Maydad Levi, Associate architect, Gordon Architects & Urban Planners: “Renewable energy production for bike paths

Dr. Yuval Karplus, V.P of the authority for development & settlement of the Bedouin in the Negev: “Win Win – Renewable energy as a solution to the conflict in the Bedouin sector’s return lands

Arch. Maydad Levi and Arch. Omer Fuxbrumer, Gordon Architects & Urban Planners: “End of the Road – Renewable energy production in cemeteries

Mor Yigali of shikun & Binui Energy: “Dual use in agriculture, combining solar production and agriculture

“Spark tank” – Invest in Clean Energy 

Chairperson: Shon Dana, CEO of Ignite the Spark

Assaf Levy, senior consultant in the field of green energy: “Trade-off – public or private investments in start-ups”

17:00 – 17:30

Coffee break

17:30 – 19:00
parallel sessions

The Oxford project

Chairperson: Dr. Nurit Gal, senior energy consultant


  • Dr. Aman Majid, Energy Model Analyses, Oxford: “Energy Cooperation, independence and net-zero: Towards a joint energy power planning in Israel, Palestine and Jordan
  • Dr. Suleiman Halasah, Postdoctoral researcher, the Institute for Science, Innovation & Society, Oxford: “The power sector in Jordan – opportunities and challenges”
  • Prof. Itay Fischhendler, Department of Geography, the Hebrew university: “The role of borders between countries in encouraging and inhibiting renewable energies
  • Gil Yehuda, “Noga” Israeli independent operator systems: “Development and adaptation of the transmission network for electricity trade with neighbouring countries”
  • Sharon Hazor, Policy Planning and Strategy Division, Ministry of Energy & Infrastructure – The Prosperity green project between Israel and Jordan

“Spark tank” – Continues 

Part B of the event


19:30 – 21:00

Energy Fiesta & Dinner

Awarding certificates of appreciation to:

  • Zeev Miller, CEO of ICA Fund
  • Dr. Moshe Tshuva, Head of the School of Mechanical Engineering, Afeka College
  • Prof. Itai Sened, Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, TAU
  • Dori Davidovitz, Chairman of the Board at Doral Group Renewable Energy Resources

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Monday December 18th

09:30 – 10:00

The preparation of the the state for zero emissions in Israel by 2050

Governmental CEOs Discussion moderated by Dr. Amit Mor, CEO of Eco Energy: “How government ministries are preparing to reach the goal of zero emission in 2050

  • Kobi Blitstein, General Manager Ministry of Energy
  • Guy Samet, Director General of the Ministry of Environmental Protection

10:00 – 11:00

The preparation of the sector for zero emissions in Israel by 2050

Chairperson: Dr. Amit Mor, CEO of Eco Energy

  • Dr. Gil Proektor, Senior Director of the Climate Change Division & Ran Reise, director of the Transportation Division, the Ministry of Environmental Protection: “Greenhouse gas emissions status and trends in Israel and required actions in transportation sector
11:00 – 12:00
2 parallel sessions

A developing market for renewable energy technologies in desert regions of the world

Chairperson: Sivan Cohen Shachari, DeserTech Manager


  • Sivan Cohen Shachari, DeserTech Manager: : “The Israeli representation in the “Great Green Wall” program, the assets of the Negev for promoting innovation and harnessing international funds for financing”

“Off grid” Infrastructure solutions in the Bedouin settlement

Chairperson: Prof. Ram Fishman, , Senior academic staff in public policy, Tel Aviv University: “Sustainable models for renewable energy production in off-grid communities

  • Yaron Portal, consulting for the Ministry of Social Equality: “Energy infrastructure solutions in unregulated communities
    Raad Kiyan, entrepreneur: “Renewable energy in the integration of the Bedouin population
  • Raad Kiyan, entrepreneur: “Renewable energy in the integration of the Bedouin population

Panel: Challenges and opportunities for off-grid energy infrastructure in the Bedouin settlements in the Negev

  • Amal Abu Alkoum, entrepreneur and co-director of the Bedouin-Jewish energy organization Shamsona
  • Yossi Abramovich, CEO of Gigawatt Global and co-chairman of the Bedouin-Jewish energy organization Shamsona
  • Raad Kiyan, entrepreneur
  • Irit Heitner Shaaio, Head of Information, Education & Public Affairs Unit, Sustainable energy, Ministry of Energy & Infrastructure

12:00 – 12:30

Coffee break
12:30 – 13:30
3 parallel sessions

Enhancing Energy Collaboration & Investment: An American-Israeli Outlook

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

The panel will explore the vast potential of U.S-Israel cooperation in clean energy: Engage with experts, policymakers, and industry leaders as we discuss strategic initiatives and the transformative impact of collaborative projects for a sustainable energy future.

Dr. Daniel Nussbaum, Chair of the Energy Academic Group at the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California: “US military steps to go low-carbon and fuel efficient”

World overview- Carbon regulation and taxation

Chairperson & Speaker: ADV Galit Ofer, partner and head of environment and sustainability, Shibolet: “Carbon tax world regulatory overview”

Omer Tamir, CEO Eco traders: “The voluntary mechanisms for carbon trading”

Panel: “Examples and plans for carbon reduction – new industry and traditional industry”

  • Gali Feldboy, director of environmental quality & sustainability, UBQ
  • Nimrod Levi, Director of Business Development, Energy at ICL Group

Transition to sustainable energy in the local government

Chairperson: Uriel Babczyk, Head of Sustainable energy Department, Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure

Elad Topel, Director of Energy and Smart City, Eilat Municipality: Climate urban innovation in Eilat

13:30 – 14:30
3 parallel sessions

Climate change Provisions strategy – risks or opportunities

Chairperson: Lihie Iuclea, ESG department leader, BDO Israel: “Climate risk management as a growth engine

Sharon Alaluf, Head of ESG at Bank Hapoalim: “The climate strategy of financial entities


  • Avital Yanovski, ESG manager, Phoenix
  • Riky Mor, ESG field leader in Mekorot
  • Rinat Greenberg, VP EPM & ESG at Maytronics
  • Ronit Harel, CEO at S&P Global Ratings Maalot

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Carbon offsets, calculations and technologies

Chairperson: Dr. Avi Luvchik, CEO and co-founder of Oporto Carbon

Dr. Naama Veld, Senior Energy and Climate Change Coordinator in the Industries Cluster at the Ministry of Environmental Protection: “The Zero Hour Mechanism – a voluntary national mechanism to reset emissions until 2050. A toolbox for the business and industrial sector developed at the Ministry of Environmental Protection

Technological solutions for the electricity grid

Chairperson: Zviya Baron, CEO CtD

Prof. Dr. Thomas Bruckner, Director of the Institute for Infrastructure and Resource Management, University of Leipzig, Germany: “How to increase flexibility in the grid?”

Moshe Shitrit, Head of Licensing Division at the the Israeli Electricity Authority

14:30 – 15:30


15:30 – 16:30

3 parallel sessions

The unbearable simplicity of car charging

Chairperson: Daniel Baron, Project manager at Energycom

  • Dr. Dror Yitzhak, R&D and Risk Department, Noga – Israel Independent System Operator: “A dynamic model for predicting the number of vehicle charging stations in Israel
  • Cnaan Aviv, CTO (Chief technology officer) & Co-Founder of “Make My Day”

KKL wears green – pilots to promote renewable energy

Chairperson: Dr. Doron Markel, Chief Scientist KKL

  • Dubi Miller, head of the energy branch in Ma’ale Gilboa: “The first agrivoltaic pilot in Israel
  • Yael Cohen Faran, the Israeli Energy Forum: “Sunshine for All – Solar system pilot in multi-storey buildings in the periphery”
  • Willam Wissinger, Eilat-Eilot Renewable Energy: “Storage pilot using sodium sulfur technology in Eilot Regional Council
  • Gil Shavit, Co-founder & CBDO, GENCELL: “Hike and Charge – a future program for charging electric vehicles at off-grid stations at remote KKL sites

Waste to energy

Chairperson: Amos Lasker, CEO of the EnergyCom community

  • Zohar Lavi, adequacy and regulation consultant
  • Itzhak Borba, CEO of the Efee landfill
  • Liran Dor, CEO of Boson Energy
  • Chen Herzog, partner and economist BDO Consulting
  • Dr. Yoav Lindman, Director of the National Waste Infrastructure Development Department at the Ministry of Environmental Protection
  • Dr. Yael Barash Harman, Head of R&D Division, Chief Scientist, Ministry of Energy & Infrastructure
16:30 – 17:30
2 parallel sessions

The new sustainable opportunities in the combination of water & energy: new products in front of new demands

Maya Ziv-Wolf, Director Of Communications, Doral

The keys to reliability of electricity supply: storage decentralization & regional management ability

Chairperson: Dr. Yael Barash Harman, Head of R&D Division, Chief Scientist, Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure


  • Nofar Hartman, coordinator of the NZO project: “Policy tools that support the establishment of microgrids: research conclusions about European & American policy tools that support the transition to renewable and distributed energy, focusing on the creation of microgrids, renewable energy communities and energy sharing
  • Roee Furman, Managing Director of Doral Energy-Tech Ventures
    Technologies panel:
  • Matty Katz, CEO Synvertec: “Grid Stability Support with the Synchronverter

17:30- 18:30

Happy hour cocktails 

Tuesday December 19th

9:00 – 15:00

Join us for an opportunity to witness the latest innovations and cutting-edge clean energy sites in the picturesque southern Arava and Eilat.

Please note, the tour is separate from your conference entrance. Make sure to add the tour when creating your order. 

09:00 – Bus departure from Dan Eilat Hotel

A visit to three sites: an energy independent school; a solar field with storage; a gasification facility/Brenmiller site

17:00 – Final destination Tel Aviv

* The tour is subject to changes

* There will be no pick-ups/drop-offs beyond the designated stations

For enhanced B2B relations, we’ll assign a seating area and dedicated app throughout the event.

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