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Arena Speaker Series:

Energy Panel

Enabling advancement:

Energy infrastructure in the developing world

April 11, 2011, 5-6:30 p.m.

Location: Borelli Classroom
Tuck School of Business


It is an alarming fact that over 2.4 billion people around the world are without a basic energy source. While technology has taken significant steps to enable cheaper sources of energy, the fact that experts are predicting that there will be a 50% increase in power demanded over the next 10 years places more importance on the business model used to put in place effective energy infrastructure. The panelists have innovative new ideas and successful business models (in the public or private realm) to bring low-cost power to the developing world. The panel will also focus on synergies between different forms of infrastructure and how the availability of low-cost power has enabled advancement in communities around the world.


Wael Almazeedi, Chairman, CEO & Founder, QGEN Energy

Diego Belmonte, President, Esound Energy, LLC.

Jenik Radon, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs


This event is co-hosted by the CIB, the Allwin Initiative, and the Dartmouth Energy Collaborative.