GCC Power 2016 to adopt power efficiency strategy
DOHA: The GCC Power 2016 Conference and Exhibition focused on the importance of adopting a unified strategy that would achieve power efficiency in the region. In the conference’s final recommendations, it was agreed to establish an specialized national entity that would carry out power efficiency programs, especially in the renewable and solar energies.
It also recommended making use of the GCC joint power grid to exchange and trade power resources. In addition, the conference looked into means of storing power, especially that of hydroelectric power. One of the recommendations was the use of alternating current; an electric current in which the flow of electric charge periodically reverses direction.
It was also recommended to apply Wide Area Measurement Security (WAMS) and ongoing surveillance on power grids and stations to improve their performance and to swiftly respond in case of any malfunction. The GCC Power 2016 took place from November 8-10 and themed, “Towards Energy Efficiency.” It covered all aspects of the production, transportation and distribution of electricity.
It brought together industry professionals, manufacturers, suppliers, contractors and specifies giving them direct access to project directors, GCC ministries, government bodies and a variety of high level decision makers involved in the electricity sector.