Sultanate hosts 13th Gulf Power Conference

MUSCAT: The Sultanate, represented by the Public Authority for Electricity and Water (PAEW) and the Nama Group, will host the 13th Gulf Power Conference 2017 under the patronage of Mohammed bin Salim al Toobi, Minister of Environment and Climate Affairs, at the Grand Millennium Hotel Muscat, from today, October 16, till October 18.
The conference, which comes in cooperation with the GCC Regional Committee for Electric Power Systems, aims at developing the electricity industry by presenting the latest international experiences and techniques that will develop and exchange experiences and information in the field of production, transmission and distribution of electric power among specialists in the GCC countries.
The conference focuses on the regional electrical connection, the use of modern technologies, the establishment of markets for electric power, smart networks and renewable energy, which will contribute to increasing the reliability and efficiency of the performance of the electrical system, and will highlight the rationalisation of electricity consumption in the GCC countries.
The Gulf Electricity Conference and Exhibition 2017, to be organised by the GCC Regional Committee for Electrical Power Systems (GCC CIGRE), will be one of the most important annual conferences in the field of electrical energy in the region.
It is specialised in the techniques of production, transmission and distribution of electricity.
The conference will be attended by a large number of officials and specialists in the energy sector in the GCC countries, heads of companies working in this field at the regional and global levels, in addition to a group of experts and engineers and those interested in the field of electric power.
The conference will bring together a range of solutions and innovations to address issues of critical technology and strategy affecting the region’s power industry through speakers specialising in the provision of peer-reviewed papers at a number of sessions and panel discussions.
Ali bin Said al Hadabi, CEO of Oman Electricity Transmission Company, said that the conference will include an exhibition of equipment for electrical transmission networks with the participation of leading international companies. — ONA