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Global experts to discuss smart energy

Dubai, October 12, 2011

Global energy experts will discuss steps to be taken by governments and companies to build a sustainable future at a major summit in Dubai.

Organized by Spintelligent, a division of Clarion Events, Smart Energy Middle East will be held from October 23 to 25 at the Park Hyatt Hotel.

The summit will provide comprehensive presentations and participate in panel discussions, round table conferences, workshops and networking sessions to help the Middle East pursue its goal of securing a sustainable energy industry.

LoubnaAghzafi, portfolio director, Spintelligent, said: 'Smart Energy provides the ideal networking platform for public and private organisations from across the region that are focused on the power sector.'

'The high-caliber of speakers significantly contributes to the event’s credibility of developing a smart energy future. Speakers will address a variety of issues pertaining to cost savings, efficient use of energy and resources, environmentally conscious activities and more.'

Day one will commence with a pre-conference workshop on Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI).

This seminar will provide attendees with complete information on the technological and deployment options available in the field and how to efficiently implement them for optimal use.

In addition, case studies will be presented explaining how the Middle East can benefit from lessons learnt from numerous global smart metering deployments.

According to a recent study by global management consultants, A.T. Kearney, the GCC can potentially save $5 to $10 billion in infrastructure investment by 2020 by utilising smart technology in monitoring and measuring energy usage.

Governments in the Middle East recognise the considerable cost savings they can make by deploying AMI and smart meters and have significantly invested in attaining a sustainable energy sector.

Day one of the conference, Thom Bohlen, chief technical officer, Middle East Centre for Sustainable Development (MECSD), will present plans and ideas for future sustainable developments in the region.

Furthermore, presenting the results and lessons learned by the Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (Adwea) in its largest regional smart metering deployment will be SaeedNassouri, Senior Technical Advisor, Adwea.

Muness Charara, GM Middle East, Itron; Andreas Brun, senior VP, EMEA, Landis+Gyr; Claus U. Damm, VP, Power Plus Communications; and BehroozNasab, VP, KTCI, will take part in a panel discussion exploring the significant contribution of technology and innovation in turning policy and vision into reality.

Speakers from across the GCC will convene on Day 2 explaining how each of their firms was able to efficiently use smart energy strategies and technologies to reach operational excellence.

AT Kearney further reported that customers could monitor and reduce excess energy consumption by up to 10 per cent.

Dr. Essam A. Al Ammar, energy consultant, Riyadh Techno Valley, Saudi will focus on implementing demand response management by presenting a case study on energy efficiency addressing the necessity for customer engagement in the GCC.

Smart Energy is also hosting the inaugural 'Water Meter Middle East Seminar' on October 25 to address how to manage, conserve and measure water efficiently.

Jeremy Heath, network manager, Sutton & East Surrey Water, UK, will host a comprehensive and engaging workshop to teach participants how to make informed decisions efficiently by using smart meters and advanced metering infrastructure.

Other speakers lined up for the seminar include KhaldonKhashman, who will also moderate the case study session, secretary general, ACWUA; Flemming Christensen, Utiligence Limited, Abu Dhabi; and Fazyez M. Abu-Hilou, project manager, Projects Management Unit, Palestinian Water Authority, Palestine.-TradeArabia News Service




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