Abdulaziz Alobaidiis leading Shams Power Company, a Joint Venture between Masdar (60%), Total(20%) and Abengoa Solar (20%) which the mandate to develop, manage, and operateShams One, a 100 MW Concentrated Solar Power Plant located in the westernregion of Abu Dhabi Emirate. He has over 8 years of experience in theengineering and R&D projects related to the renewable energy sector ingeneral and CSP in specific. In early 2008, he started his journey with renewablesas a Research Engineer at Masdar Research Network and had stayed at the GermanAerospace Center (DLR) as a Guest Scientist working on a joint project betweenMasdar and DLR related to the hybrid Solar-CCPP with cogeneration. Meanwhile, hewas also working at Masdar Clean Energy and Masdar Institute on R&Dprojects related to the effect of dust and humidity on the different CSPtechnologies. He also led the engineering team of Shams power Company for fewyears. Abdulaziz earned his MSc in EnergyEngineering from the RWTH Aachen University in Germany and a BSc in MechanicalEngineering from the UAE University. He received the Emirates Energy Award forthe category of Professional Engineers in 2013 and he is the UAE representativein the Executive Committee of the International Energy Agency agreementdedicated for Solar Power & Chemical Engineering Systems (Solar PACES).
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