On January 12th, 2017, NEEDS had participated in the official launching ceremony of the second National Renewable Energy Action Plan for Lebanon (NREAP 2016-2020). The implementation of the NREAP 2016-2020 would need around 1.7 Billion USD over a period of 5 years, creating a huge positive market momentum. The launching was under the patronage and in presence of the Minister of Energy and Water, H.E. Mr. César Abi Khalil. The event took place at the Hilton Metropolitan Palace Hotel in Sin El Fil, Beirut, Lebanon.