Dr. Maged Karam El-Din.

Email: maged.mahmoud@rcreee.org

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.