Abu Dhabi: The UAE will host the 19th GCC – CIGRE International Conference and 29th Exhibition for Electrical Equipment (GCC POWER 2023 Conference and Exhibition) from November 13 to 15.
The event will be organized by GCC CIGRE in collaboration with the UAE Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure (MoEI) and the Abu Dhabi Department of Energy.
GCC POWER 2023, held under the patronage of Mr. Suhail Mohamed Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy and Infrastructure, the event will be the largest of its kind and will take place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC).
The event will discuss 80 white papers to be presented by decision-makers, academia, and industrialists from all over the world to explore the status quo and future trends of the electricity sector in the Gulf region and ways to develop it.
Over 800 local, regional, and international electricity stakeholders are expected to attend the much awaited event, and a large number of local and global companies will participate in the accompanying exhibition.
Mr. Sharif Al Olama, Undersecretary for Energy and Petroleum Affairs at MoEI, stated that, “GCC countries have experienced a massive increase in the local demand for electricity. To meet this demand, major investments have been made to increase generation capacity in the last few decades. Electricity is a major enabler of sustainable development and economic progress. GCC POWER 2023 will offer an ideal platform to discuss the challenges and opportunities for this vital sector and facilitate knowledge and expertise sharing and new collaborations that help shape the future of the electricity sector.”
Mr. Ahmed Mohammed Al Rumaithi, Undersecretary of the Abu Dhabi Department of Energy, remarked that, “The electricity sector is at the top of our leaders’ strategic priorities and is backed by an integrated host of legislations, policies, and projects. This makes the sector highly robust, resilient, and capable of providing uninterrupted supply to customers. We are pleased to partner with MoEI to host the GCC POWER 2023 Conference and Exhibition that will help enhance the electricity sector as a key driver of comprehensive development in the UAE and other GCC countries.”
Mr. Ahmed Ali Al-Ebrahim, Chairman of the GCC CIGRE Technical Committee, pointed out that the conference will address the topic of resilience and sustainability of energy systems in the GCC countries.