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Smart Grids and Smart Meters Summit opens

Experts gather to discuss integration of technology into energy grids

Smart Grids and Smart Meters Summit opens
Summit inauguration at the Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai.

The 5th Edition of Smart Grids and Smart Meters Summit opened yesterday in Dubai as regional utility organisations gathered to discuss about the implications and savings brought by the integration of technology into energy grids.

Organised by Fleming Gulf, the event is devoted to smart grids and meter solutions and products with the aim of bringing industry stakeholders, government authorities, research institutes, regional and global experts together with global technology & solution providers to discuss and evaluate the way forward and the future of the grid and metering infrastructure in the region.

Day one of the summit opened with an inaugural address by H.E. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), followed by remarks from the event chairman- Doreb Ebrahim, Technical Advisor to the Chairman, Head of Control Centre Projects, Sharjah Electricity & Water Authority (SEWA), UAE.

H.E. Eng. Ahmed Al Kaabi, Assistant Undersecretary, Ministry of Energy, UAE delivered the opening keynote speech. Moreover, a host of presentations by leading experts from across the region kept the audience engaged with topics such as “The Role of Internet of Things in the Smart Grid Technology Evolution”, “Smart Grids and the management of massive amounts of Data”, “Resilient Architectures for Smart Grids” to name a few.

The exhibition area featured leading technology providers such as Etisalat, Telliformer, Oracle-Utilities, Amplex, Baer, C3 Energy, Monenco and Eclipse and many more who showcased their portfolio of services followed by networking amongst the gathered delegates.

Deep Banerjee, producer of the summit said, “Smart Grids have progressed to the next level which focuses on efficiency and sustainability, geared towards DEWA’s initiative of distributed renewable resources generation programme”.

Day two began with an address by the chairman, H.E. Rashid Al Leem, Sharjah, Electricity and Water Authority (SEWA), U.A.E and sessions from top industry experts on topics such as “Clean Energy And Energy Efficiency Solutions Of Tomorrow”, “Development of a Strategy for Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI)”, “Power Electonics for renewable energy applications” and a Keynote Presentation: The Regulatory Framework for the “Grid” And Transformation to Smarter Cities by Nasser Hadial-Qahtani, Vice-Governor, Regulatory Affairs, Electricity & Co-generation Regulatory Authority (ECRA), KSA.

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