Event Overview

The MENA region is positioned to embark on a Grid Evolution path. Utilities across the region have budgeted heavy spending for the next decade to upgrade their current grids to improve efficiency, reduce system losses and carbon emissions. As governments across the region realize the need for ramping up power supply and integrating renewable energy into their generation portfolios, it becomes imperative for them to emphasize on Grids evolving into intelligent elements of the utilities sector. MENA Grid Evolution Virtual Summit 2022, brings together top electricity stakeholders from across the region including, public utilities, regulators, government agencies, technology providers and academics, to engage in strategic dialog and discussions to determine how to modernize the electricity sector and make it future ready. The one-day virtual summit is specially designed to act as a precursor to our main event “MENA Grid Evolution Summit 2022”, scheduled for 16 & 17 of November 2022, which will be a hybrid event. The series is designed to create an opportunity to achieve a lasting impact on the region’s energy future.

Market Trends

  • Smart grid investment in the MENA region is on track to reach US$17.6 billion by 2027
  • The United Arab Emirates smart grid market is expected to register a CAGR of more than 2.5%, for the period of (2020 - 2025)
  • AED 7 billion outlined by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) to develop advanced infrastructure by enhancing grid intelligence and smart metering
  • UAE’s ambition to install more than 18 GW of solar energy by 2030, this will drive demand for smart Grid evolution.
  • Smart grid network in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is expected to grow at CAGR of more than 3% for the period of 2020-2025.
  • KSA plans to deploy 40 GW of solar power capacity and 20 GW of wind and other sources by 2030, which creates opportunity for Smart Grid Evolution
  • Saudi Electricity Co, plans to improve power distribution with an investment of USD 2.5 billion.
  • Qatar is planning to increase its solar capacity by 2-4 gigawatts (GW) by 2030, opening up renewed opportunities for grid evolution and grid management
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Benefits of attending

Gain insights from leading speakers and sessions involving biggest opportunities & challenges in the Grid markets

Connect with a diverse community in the utilities sector from across the region

Participate in interactive discussions unraveling the technological enablers for a futuristic grid landscape

Understand how to utilize grid evolution to attain carbon reduction targets

Hear from solution providers on how to prepare for grid transformation

40

Speakers

04

Panel Discussions

25

Sponsors, Partners & Exhibitors

500

Delegates

20

Solution Providers

25

Media Partners

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS

 


FAISAL ALI RASHID

Senior Director, Demand Side Management

Dubai Supreme Council of Energy

 


CHRIS WAN

Head, Design Management

Masdar City, Masdar

 


MR. ESAM AL MURAWWI

Director of Power Projects, Abu Dhabi

Transmission and Despatch Company (TRANSCO)

 


MARCO C. JANSSEN

Vice President of Operational Excellence

TAQA T&D

 


DR. JENS MADRIAN

Executive Director

NEOM Energy

 


AHMED BADR

Director, Project Facilitation and Support
International Renewable Energy Agency

 


MR. ELIE NASR

Smart Grid Adviser/Program Manager

Electricity & Water Authority (EWA), Bahrain

 


ENG. MOHAMMED AL TAANI

Secretary General
Arab Renewable Energy Commission (AREC)

 


ANDY BIFFEN

Director of Capacity Procurement

Emirates Water and Electricity Company (EWEC)

 


REJI KUMAR PILLAI

President, India Smart Grid Forum (ISGF)
Chairman, Global Smart Energy Federation (GSEF)

 


AHMED SAMIR ELBERMBALI

Managing Director MENA Clean Energy

Business Council (CEBC)

 


KENNETH ELOGHENE OKEDU

Visiting Professor in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

National University of Science & Technology (NUST)

 


NAUMAN AFSAR

Regional Vice President

Oracle Utilities

Knowledge Partner

Association Partners

Media Partners

Who Will Attend

CEOs | CIOs |VPs | CTOs| Directors |Department Heads |Technical Analysts |Research Engineers | Specialists | Government Authorities from:

  • State and Private utilities
  • National Regulatory Bodies
  • Investor-owned, municipal and co-op electric utilities
  • Independent Power Producers
  • R&D Institutions
  • Educational Institutions
  • Larger commercial enterprises
  • Project Development Companies
  • Consulting Firms
  • Public Policy Agencies Who Will Attend www

Key Themes

  • MENA Smart & Intelligent Grids Market Outlook
  • Clean and Modern Energy Future
  • Grid Resilience & Future of Energy
  • Grid Evolution and its impact on Carbon reduction
  • Cybersecurity for Digitized grids
  • Asset Management Protocols
  • Grid Modernization Technologies
  • Distribution Automation & Energy Storage
  • Next gen Grids & Metering

Event Agenda

AGENDA

Registration & Plenary Session

Schedule

  • Opening & Registration
  • Welcome Address
  • Opening Keynote – Global energy transformation- A Roadmap to 2050
  • Strategic Insight Talk – Implementing the Dubai integrated Energy Strategy 2030
  • Strategic keynote - MENA Intelligent grids Market outlook – 2022 to 2030
  • Tech Talk – Grid Modernization technologies of the future
  • Energy Experts Panel – Future Grids – Green, Sustainable & Digital
  • Tech Talk - New grid-sensing meter: Enhancing both utilities & consumer experience
  • Presentation - Decarbonizing energy intensive industries – UAE Overview
  • Tech Presentation - Cyber Securing the Future grids
  • Panel Discussion - Strategic Collaboration to build Next gen utilities – technology integration & Investments
  • Tech presentation - Micro grid resilience in the Smart Cities Framework
  • Networking & Lunch
  • Tech Talk - Distribution Automation – Implementing an upgraded SCADA system, and self-healing networks
  • Tech Showcase – Hydrogen and Smart grid Integration
  • Strategic Insight – Energy Storage Systems & the future of resilient energy
  • Interactive Session
  • Closing Remarks

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