Dr. Maged Karam El-Din
Dr. Maged Mahmoud is a sustainable energy expert and the Technical Director of the Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE). He has multidisciplinary expertise and solid accomplishments in the fields of sustainable energy transition in the Egyptian and Arab arenas. Over the past decade, Dr Mahmoud played a key role in helping RCREEE’s 17 Arab countries to formulate renewable energy (RE) strategies and to introduce implementation mechanisms for increased reliance on private sector.
Dr. Mahmoud contributed to shaping concrete regional initiatives launched by the League of Arab States such as the “Arab Renewable Energy Framework: National Renewable Energy Action Plans (NREAPs) Initiative”, the “Guideline for Renewable Energy Integration with National Grids”, “The Arab Sustainable Energy Strategy” and others. He is continuously assisting several Arab countries to prepare and execute national RE action plans and is leading the regional “Private Investment Promotion Portfolio”, introducing several business models and instruments to support both utility- and small-scale developers, and to assess the socio-economic impacts. Dr. Mahmoud had served for 20 years at the Egyptian RE Authority (NREA), where he contributed significantly to setting the Egyptian RE 2022 strategy targeting 20% renewables share, and in the design of the “best-fit” policies for implementation including feed-in tariffs, competitive bids and net-metering.
He deeply contributed to planning and contracting several hundreds megawatts of wind energy projects amounting to more than 700 million USD. Further, he participated in developing the quality infrastructure for testing solar thermal and energy efficiency systems in Egypt.
Dr. Mahmoud holds a PhD in Mechanical Power Engineering and the “Egyptian Academy of Scientific Research Award for Development and Innovations in Renewable Energy” since 2001. He has managed and contributed to over 40 research projects and studies. He is a certified trainer and author/co-author of over 50 specialized publications and articles.