About Us


World Renewable Energy Network (WREN)

Mission Statement

Ali Sayigh
Prof Ali Sayigh

Renewable energy is the way for every nation to obtain clean energy and reducing the global warming and climate change effects. It is a reality and not pretended, it is low cost and it does not depend on the supply of other countries, and is providing jobs for 11 million people globally and triggering annual investment of $400 billion world-wide. Renewables can drastically reduce dependence on energy imports and provide rapidly increasing contributions to urgently needed electricity demand globally. Renewables are the cornerstone and foundation of a truly sustainable energy future. Our mission during the last 30 years is to promote enabling policies and to further develop a broad range of renewable energy technologies and applications in all sectors – for heating and cooling, agricultural applications, water desalination, industrial applications and for the transport sectors leading to A BETTER, CLEANER AND SAFER WORLD. World Renewable Energy Network – WREN, operated in more than 50 countries during the last 30 years and some of those countries achieve 40% in their electricity supply comes from renewable energy sources. WREN will keep working and running Congresses until all countries achieves 100% electricity supply from Renewables.

About the World Renewable Energy Congress (WREC)

The World Renewable Energy Congress (WREC) and Network (WREN) is a non-profit company set up in 1990 to help foster transfer of renewable energy technology from developed countries to developing countries. For more than 10-years their Honorary President was The Deputy Director General of UNESCO, Prof Dr Adnan Badran. WREC is a British Company which organizes conferences and seminars, publishes books, journals and magazines around the world in the field of Renewable Energy. More than 40 countries have hosted the Congress, among them: UK, Germany, Italy, USA, UAE, and Sweden. The Congress participants have been from more than 80 countries. Regional conferences have been held in: Italy, Canada, Colombia, Algeria, Kuwait, Bahrain, Malaysia, Zambia, Malawi, India, West Indies, Tunisia, Indonesia, Libya, Taiwan, UAE, Oman, Czech Republic, Bahrain, Germany, Australia, Poland, Netherlands, Thailand, South Korea, Iran, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Morocco, Sweden, France, USA, China, Sri Lanka and UK.

Among its eminent speakers have been H H Olafur Ragnar Grimsson, President of Iceland, Dr Romano Prodi, Prime Minister of Italy, Rt Hon Dr Stephen Timms MP, Rt Hon John Redwood MP, Rt Hon John Gummer MP, Sir Norman Foster, the Hon Sir Jonathon Porritt, Crown Prince Faisal of Jordan, H E Dr Abdulaziz Bin Othman Altwaijri – Director General of ISESCO, he is now WREN Honorary Chairman, Rt Hon US Secretary of Energy Hazel R. O'Leary and US Secretary of Energy and Nobel Prize Laureate, Prof Steven Chu, Mrs Monika Ghandi, Minister of Environment, India, Admiral Truly, Dr Charly Gay and Dan Arvisu Directors General of NREL, USA, First Minister of Scotland Rt Hon Alex Salmond, President of Iceland Olafur Ragnar Grimsson , Prime Minister of Sri Lanka H E Ranil Wickremasinghe, Hon Minister of Megapolis & Western Development Patali Champika Ranawaka & and H R H Princess Victoria of Sweden. WREN worked with UN, UNESCO, WEC, UNIDO, UNEP, WMO, WHO, ESCWA, ISES, SER, EU, Common Wealth Science Council, and WB.

The Chairman of WREC is Professor Ali Sayigh, B Sc. AWP, DIC, Ph. D, FIE, FIEE, C Eng. Chairman IEI, UK member of WEC, and FRSA. The first Congress was held in Reading, UK in 1990 and it has been held every second year since then. In 2012 it was held in Denver where more than 3000 participants were present. WREN Created “Ali Sayigh Trophy” to be given to the best country promoting renewable energy every two years. So far received by: Cyprus, Brazil, Italy, USA, Germany, France, Denmark, China, Morocco and in July 2021, Lisbon, Portugal. The 2020 Congress will be held in: Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Instituto Superior Técnico – Lisbon, Portugal.

For more information please see http://www.wrenuk.co.uk

WREN Council Structure

Prof Robert Critoph (UK)

Hon. Chairman:
H E Dr Abdulaziz O. Altwaijri (Morocco)

Vice Chairmen:
Dr Lawrence Kazmerski (USA)
Prof Kamaruzzaman Sopian (Malaysia)

Director General:
Prof Ali Sayigh (UK)

Prof Donald Swift-Hook (UK)
Mr Ken Stratton (UK)
Mr Hugh Lockard Ball (UK)

Honorary WREN Members:
H E Dr A. H. bin Ali Mirza (Bahrain)
H E Prof Harold H Suk Oh (USA)
Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Nuaimi (Ajman)

Mr Pradeep Chaturvedi (India)
Dr Kuruvilla Mathew (Australia)
Mr Vidya Amarapala (Sri Lanka)
Prof Riadh Al-Dabbagh (UAE)
Mr R Hinrichs-Rahlwes (Germany)
Prof L.W. Wang (China)
Dr David Renne (USA)
Prof Waheeb E Alnaser (Bahrain)
Prof Dorota Chwieduk (Poland)
Dr. Haris Doukas (Greece/EU)
Dr Osman Benchikh (France)
Dr Marta Szabo (Hungary)
Prof Nader Al-Bastaki (Bahrain)
H E Dr Hilal Al-Hinai (Oman)
Prof Marco Sala (Italy)
Prof Dr Yoshinori Itaya (Japan)
Prof Young-Ho LEE (Korea)
Prof Soogab Lee (Korea)
Prof Mohsen M. Aboulnaga (Egypt)
Dr Shadia J Ikhmayies (Jordan)
Prof Anastasia Zabaniotou (Greece)
Ms Cecilia Tilli (Sweden)
Dr Haris Doukas (Greece)
Prof Shyam S. Nandwani (Costa Rica)
Dr Fahad Al-Sulaiman (Saudi Arabia)
Prof Hassan Nfaoui (Marocco)
Prof.Manuel C. Guedes (Portugal)
Dr Ruxandra Crutescu (Romania)
Dr Sanaz Ghazi (Canada)
Prof Dr Derya Oktay (Turkey)
Forty more members...

World Renewable Energy Congress Chairman

Prof. Ali Sayigh
Chairman of WREC & Director General WREN, Chairman IEI
Flat 3, Building 5-6, Clarendon Terrace, Brighton BN2 1FD, UK
Tel: 44-1273-625-643 | M: 44-7973316934
Email: asayigh@wrenuk.co.uk
Website: https://www.wrenuk.co.uk/

WREC2022 Chairman

Dr Martin Anda PhD, BSc (Hons), BE (Mech), MIEAust
Academic Chair of Environmental Engineering
College of Science, Health, Engineering and Education, Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia 6150.
Office: 245.3.017
Telephone: + 61 8 9360 6123 Mobile: + 61 433 707 196
Email: m.anda@murdoch.edu.au
Profile: profiles.murdoch.edu.au/myprofile/martin-anda/
Research: www.murdoch.edu.au/School-of-Engineering-and-Information-Technology/Research/Environmental-Engineering/

Local Executive Committee

Dr. Martin Anda – Chair
Murdoch University
Mr Benny Abraham
Murdoch University
A Prof Yasir Al-Abdeli
Edith Cowan University
Dr Ali Arefi
Murdoch University
Dr Martin Brueckner
Murdoch University
Ms Erin Coppins
Minerals Research Institute of Western Australia
Mr Simon Dawkins
Oil Mallee Australia
Mr Furat Dawood
Murdoch University
Prof Tyrone Fernando
University of Western Australia
Dr David Goodfield
Conference Co-manager
Prof Rhonda Marriott
Murdoch University
Dr Kuruvilla Mathew
Conference Co-manager
Dr Navid Moheimani
Murdoch University
A Prof S M Muyeen
Curtin University
A Prof Adam Osseiran
Hydrogen Society of Australia
Mr Ian Porter
Sustainable Energy Now
Mr Ro Richardson
Department of Water & Environmental Regulation, Clean Energy Future Fund
A Prof John Ruprecht
Murdoch University
Dr GM Shafiullah
Murdoch University
Mr Andre deSouza
Murdoch University
A Prof Tania Urmee
Murdoch University
Dr. Jonathan Whale
Murdoch University

National Committee

Prof Geoff Bongers
University of Queensland
Mrs Agnes Burrell
Smart Energy Council
Mr. George Goddard
Engineers Without Borders
Professor Michael Goodsite
University of Adelaide
Prof Jacek Jasieniak
Monash University
Prof. Philip Jennings
Murdoch University
Prof Graham Nathan
University of Adelaide
Prof Michael Negnevitsky
University of Tasmania
Dr Nurun Nabi
Central Queensland  University
Prof Irene Penesis
Blue Economy CRC
Ms. Jenny Paradiso, Suntrix
South Australia
A Prof Santosh Shrestha
University of New South Wales
Prof Jai Singh
Charles Darwin University
Dr. Igor Skryabin
Australian National University
Ms Cara Smith, Bioenergy Australia
Prof Hongqi Sun
Edith Cowan University
Dr Sven Teske
University of Technology, Sydney
 Prof Xiaolin Wang
University of Tasmania
Prof Firuz Zare
University of Queensland

International Program Committee

Prof. Mohsen Aboulnaga
Prof. Lars Broman
Prof. Guedi Capeluto
Prof. Dorota Chwieduk
Prof Dania Couret
Prof. Robert Critoph
Prof. Manuel C. Guedes
Prof Neil Hewitt
Prof. Ming Jun Huang
N. Ireland
Prof. Goen Ho
Prof. Lawrence Kazmerski
Prof. Najma Laaroussi
Prof. Carlos Labriola
Prof. Young-Ho Lee
Prof. Shyam S Nandwani
Costa Rica
Prof. Derya Oktay
Prof. Despina Serghides
Prof. Kamaruzzaman Sopian
Prof. Antonella Trombadore
Prof. Anastasia Zabaniotou

International Advisory Committee

Mr Rizkie Abidin
Dr. Amina Batagarawa
Dr. Osman Benchikh
Mr. Tony Book
Prof Alberto Borghetti
Dr. Ali Al-Alawi
Prof. Riadh Al-Dabbagh
Dr. Hilal Al-Hinai
Mr. Vidya Amarapala
Sri Lanka
Mr Pradeep Chaturvedi
Dr. Salam Darwish
Dr. Ala Hasan
Mr. Rainer Hinrichs-Rahlwes
Prof. Soogab Lee
A.Prof Sarah McCormack
Republic of Ireland
Dr. Ashmore Mawire
South Africa
Dr. Mamak Salavatian
Dr. Carlos Santos. Silva
Dr. Indra H. Singh
Prof. Uros Stritih
Prof. Don Swift-Hook
Dr. Marta Szabo
Prof. Siaka Toure
Cote d’Ivoire
Mr Michael Williamson
Dr. Norbert Wohlgemuth
Dr. Kamil M. Yousif