Participants at the two day conference include Scott Minos, Senior Policy & Communications Specialist, United States Department of Energy; Saeed Nassouri, Technical Advisor at Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Authority (ADWEA); Mohamad Bin Jarsh, Director of Electricity, Operations & Management at Abu Dhabi Distribution Company (ADDC ); Fatima Alshamsi, Senior Manager of New Business Development at Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA).
The forum will spotlight a number of topics including involvement of the consumer and management of demand; integration and effective cooperation; communication network of Smart Grids; regulatory environment for Smart Grids and Smart Meters.
Fleming Gulf Management Services states: “Smart Grids is the future for electricity distribution and is crucial for meeting the 21st century energy needs. This forum will definitely help in chalking out the steps towards integration of Smart Grids to the current electrical infrastructure. Considering the dwindling levels of conventional fuel in the Middle East, it is imperative to bring about optimization of electricity consumption as well as use of renewable sources. Therefore an investment in Smart Grids in the region at this time would be a good decision”
Abu Dhabi was selected as the location for the conference because the Middle East is an emerging smart grid market. The Smart Grids and Smart Meters Summit provides a forum for utility technology providers and consultancy companies to present their solutions.