GCC Power 2016 to adopt power ef­fi­ciency strat­egy

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL -

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.

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