Lebanon Member Committee

مجلس الطاقة العالمي فرع لبنان- المركز اللبناني لحفظ الطاقة

Website: http://www.lcecp.org.lb

The Lebanon National Committee aims to promote sustainable energy development in Lebanon, as a part of the WEC’s energy vision. As a member of the WEC network, the organisation is committed to representing the Lebanese perspective within national, regional and global energy debates. The committee includes a variety of members to ensure that the diverse energy interests of Lebanon are appropriately represented. Members of the committee are invited to attend high-level events, participate in energy-focused study groups, contribute to technical research and be a part of the global energy dialogue.

Chair: Gebran Bassil

Chair

Minister Gebran Bassil is currently Minister of Energy and Water in Lebanon since November 2009. Previously, Minister Bassil was appointed Minister of Telecommunication from July 2008 till November 2009. The Minister was born on 21 June 1970. After completing his high-school studies at Saint Coeur College in Batroun, he graduated from the American University of Beirut (AUB) in 1993 with a Master in Civil Engineering. Minister Bassil is in charge of the Free Patriotic Movement’s political relations. He is a member of many organizations such as the Lebanese Red Cross, the Rotary Club, and the Lebanese Green Club.

Secretary: Joseph Al Assad

Secretary

Dr. Al Assad graduated from the Lebanese university with an engineering diploma 2004. In 2005, he got his masters in microwave, electromagnetics and electromagnetism from the University of Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France. In 2008 he received his PhD in electrical, electronics and telecommunications engineering earning the jury highest recommendation. Since 2008 he has been an Assistant Professor at the Holy Spirit University in Kaslik (USEK), Lebanon, teaching several electrical engineering courses. His research covers different aspects of renewable energy, energy statistics and energy efficiency, publishing several articles and participating in different conferences as a speaker or member of organizing and scientific committees. Since 2011, Dr. Al Assad has been an adviser for the Ministry of Energy and Water and the Lebanese Center for Energy Conservation (LCEC). He is involved in different activities including the preparation of the Renewable Energy Strategy of Lebanon and the Energy Statistics Review. He is also the team leader of the energy efficient public street lighting at the LCEC and member of different committees such as the wind energy committee at the Ministry of Energy and Water.

WEC Lebanon Initiatives:

WEC Lebanon Research Grant (124.27 kB)