REDEC 2018 Beirut 1-2 November
International Conference on Renewable Energies for Developing countries

About REDEC 2018

REDEC 2018 is a specific scientific conference that helps in finding innovative and adequate solutions for energy saving and production in developing countries. During the first REDEC 2012, the second REDEC 2014 and the third REDEC 2016 conferences, participants from across the globe have discussed the scientific issues that were presented and subsequently published in IEEE Xplore.
Due to the fruitful results, the organization of REDEC 2018 has started with additional types of sessions with new proposed topics giving more chance to a wide profile of participants to present their work in the domain of renewable energy and related research.

Keynote Speakers

Professor Ambrish ChandraÉcole de Technologie Supérieure, ÉTS in Montréal, Canada

Topic: Hybrid Renewable Energy Standalone Systems.

Biography: Ambrish Chandra FIEEE is a full professor of Electrical Engineering at École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS), Montréal since 1999. His educational background includes B.E. degree from the University of Roorkee (presently IITR), India, M. Tech. from IIT Delhi, and Ph.D. from University of Calgary, in 1977, 1980, and 1987, respectively. Before joining as an Associate Professor at ÉTS in 1994, he worked as a faculty at IITR. From 2012-15, he was director of multidisciplinary graduate program on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency at ÉTS.
The primary focus of his work is related to the advancement of new theory & control algorithms for power electronic converters for power quality improvement in distribution systems & integration of renewable energy sources. He has published more than 300 research articles in these areas. The key differentiator of his work is in its simplicity and practicality of new solutions and has had significant impact, which is now extensively used in the industry. He was instrumental in writing six review articles on power quality, which have become de-facto standards world-wide with total Google citations more than 11400, h-index 45, i10-index 130. He is coauthor of John Wiley book ‘Power Quality – Problems and Mitigation Techniques’.
Dr. Chandra is Fellow of many organizations, such as, FIEEE, FCAE, FEIC, FIET (UK), FIE (India), FIETE (India) and registered as a Professional Engineer in Quebec. He is IEEE PES/IAS Distinguished Lecturer and has given lectures in Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, China, in Beijing, Shanghai, Nanjing, and Xi’an, University of Toronto, many cities in India, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and Egypt and keynote speeches in many international conferences.  He is Chair of subcommittee on ‘Power Quality’ of IEEE IES. He is the Guest Editor for special issue of journal Energies on ‘Power Quality in Microgrids Based on Distributed Generators’. He received IEEE Montréal Best Technical Chapter Award – for PES in 2012, 2014, 2017, ‘Outstanding Contribution’ as Chair of IEEE Montréal Section’s PES Chapter, 2010. He is the recipient of highest Canadian award on electrical power engineering 2018 ‘IEEE Canada P. Ziogas Electric Power Award’.


Dr. Dario Chello, MEDENER President

Topic: Ongoing Projects and Opportunities in the MEDENER Region.

Biography: Since the first January 2016 Dario Chello is the head of European Union & International Organisations Unit of ENEA in Brussels. He has been elected Chair of MEDENER, the Association of national Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Agencies of the Mediterranean Region. The General Assembly, held in Marrakech as a side-event of the COP22, elected the Chair for the period 2017-2018.
The MEDENER Presidency Office has been established in Brussels at ENEA premises.
Dario Chello became Senior Advisor for International Cooperation at the National Agency for Energy Efficiency of ENEA in February 2013.
Doctor Chello is Italian by nationality, and completed a Ph.D. in physics of energy systems from the University of Paris “Paris 7” in 1989.
Before becoming Senior Advisor, Dario Chello was Director of Energy Efficiency & Investment at the Energy Charter Secretariat in Brussels, from February 2007. Specialist member of the Technical Secretariat of the General Directorate for Energy at the Italian Ministry of Industry, now Italian Ministry of Economic Development, from January 1995 to May 1996, he was a consultant in the Policy Assessment Of-fice of the Minister’s Cabinet. On 1st November 2004, he was appointed by the Director General to coordinate international relations and energy planning with reference both to EU activities and to other international activities. He also coordinates these same activities with the offices of the Minister’s Diplomatic Counsellor.

Professor Mahmoud-Reza HAGHIFAMTarbiat Modares University in Iran 

 Topic: Distributed Generation.

Biography: Mahmoud-Reza Haghifam is a full professor at Tarbiat Modares University, Iran since June 2006. His areas of expertise and reseearch interests are (1) Electric Distribution System Operation and Automation, (2) Power System Reliability and (3) Asset Management in Electric Distribution Systems. Haghifam worked as a manager for more than 40 industrial projects in Power Systems Reliability, Electric Distribution Engineering and Reactive Power Control. He was Senior consultant in Iran Power Generation Transmission and Distribution Management Company (Tavanir Company), Iran Grid Management Company (IGMC) and Regional Electric Distribution Companies in Iran. Professor Haghifam is a senior member of IEEE, Industrial relationship officer, IEEE Iran Section and Research fellow of Alexander von Humboldt. 


Professor Adrian ILLINKAUniversité de Quebec à Rimouski in Canada

          Topic: Hybrid Renewable Energy Sources. 

Biography: Adrian Ilinca is Professor and Director of the Wind Energy Research Laboratory at Université du Québec à Rimouski, Canada. He obtained his PhD from École Polytechnique de Montréal in 1994. His main areas of expertise are the multicriterial analysis of wind energy projects, aerodynamic and aeroelasticity of wind turbine blades, mitigation of ice accretion and cold climate effects on wind turbines and the wind-diesel systems with compressed air energy storage (CAES). His team has developed and patented a new renewable energy generator specifically designed for off-grid remote areas and rural electrification. He participated to a comparative study of different energy storage technologies cited in more than 1000 journal papers.


Professor Mohamed El MankibiENTPE - LTDS - Université de Lyon, France

          Topic: Latent Energy Storage Integration in Building 

Biography: Mohamed El Mankibi is a Research Director/professor at ENTPE/university of Lyon (France) member of LTDS Laboratory of Ecole Central of Lyon. He has a PhD degree (Hybrid Ventilation control strategies design and assessment) and the accreditation to direct and manage research (equ Tenure). He is the manager and Supervisor of building related courses of ENTPE and Co-creator and Co-manager of a "Green Building" Master degree. Highly evolved in ENTPE Green and Low Impact Buildings design and optimization program, he has two major fields of research: one is related to the dynamic simulation of thermal and aeraulic phenomena in buildings, the other is related to the development multi-objective optimization. El Mankibi also has spent one year as invited researcher at the University of Colorado at Boulder and recently invited for one year as researcher by Concordia University of Montreal and has been involved in 8 tasks of the International Energy Agency (ECES and ECBCS programs). He has taken part to 8 national research projects as coordinator or partner and 4 European/International projects. He has developed several original models and experimental devices and initiated and led partnerships with the building industry.


Mr. Gérard MoineIngénieur Supélec, Consultant en Systèmes Photovoltaïques, ADEME, SOLAIRE SANS FRONTIERES, France

          Topic: L'Elecrification Solaire Photovoltaïque, Systèmes Autonomes, Hybrides et Miniréseaux, Qualité et sécurité des Installations Photovoltaïques

Biography: Gérard Moine,  Président de l’association « Solaire Sans Frontières », est un expert disposant de près de 40 ans d’expérience dans la conception, le dimensionnement, la mise en oeuvre, la maintenance et le suivi de systèmes photovoltaïques. Ingénieur avec une carrière professionnelle entièrement consacrée à l’énergie photovoltaïque dans différentes sociétés et bureaux d’études de renommée internationale, Moine est un membre du groupe de travail AFNOR pour l’élaboration de guides et normes en photovoltaïque. Moine est aussi un formateur dans le domaine du photovoltaïque: (1) d’installateurs, (2) d’ingénieurs et de techniciens de bureau d’études et (3) de formateurs et corédacteur du référentiel de formation QualiPV (2007). Il a rédigé de différents guides techniques tels que: « Protection contre les eff ets de la foudre dans les installations faisant appel aux énergies renouvelables » : ADEME (2001), « Protection des personnes et des biens dans les installations photovoltaïques raccordées au réseau BT ou HTA » : SER/ADEME (2006, 2008, 2012). Moine est aussi producteur d’électricité photovoltaïque, raccordé au réseau public de distribution depuis 1994.