Inauguration of smart grid and renewable energy in Doha
The 3rd International Conference on Smart Grids and Renewable Energy (SGRE 2022) opened in Doha on Sunday, alongside the 7th General Conference of the Arab Electricity Union, QNA reported.
In remarks on the sidelines of the opening of the two conferences, HE the President of Qatar General Electricity and Water Corp (Kahramaa) Eng Essa bin Hilal al-Kuwari said that the organization of the two conferences, in addition to the accompanying exhibitions , at the same time and in the same place, represents a valuable opportunity to meet and interact with specialists.
He noted that more than 600 specialists are participating in the two events. Some 120 working papers will be presented at the two conferences. There will be 13 specialized workshops.
Al-Kuwari stressed that Qatar attaches great importance to renewable energies in the clean energy mix, indicating that the Al-Kharsaah renewable energy plant will go into production during the second quarter of 2022, with an output reaching 800 megawatts.
He pointed to the state’s trend to open more stations, in coordination with QatarEnergy to produce an additional 1,400 megawatts, as part of an ambitious plan to produce a mix of low-carbon energies.
The General Conference of the Arab Electricity Union, which opened earlier on Sunday, is considered the largest Arab gathering to discuss issues and challenges facing the electricity sector in the region and to explore the prospects for joint Arab action.
The current edition is marked by the multiplicity of accompanying events, including the meetings of the 14th session of the Council of Arab Ministers of Electricity, the 37th meeting of the Executive Bureau of the Council of Arab Ministers of Electricity, the meeting of the Board of Directors of the Arab Electricity Union and the meeting of the General Assembly of the Arab Electricity Union.
The conference is being held against a backdrop of growing economic and environmental challenges facing the electric power sector in the Arab world, prompting decision makers and specialists in this vital sector to work on the development of power systems. electricity to meet the needs of the population and the various sectors.
This edition is also characterized by a series of accompanying events and, above all, the exhibition of electrical equipment and supplies for the production, transmission and distribution of electricity in the Arab countries in its tenth edition, which was merged with the main conference exhibit.
The exhibition aims to develop and raise awareness of this industry, as part of the ongoing effort to support and encourage local electrical industries and grow their businesses.
Among the most important topics on the agenda are the common Arab electricity market, which reflects a long process that began in 2001; and the transition to green energy which was recently put on the agenda of the Arab Electricity Ministerial Council.
Meanwhile, the Hybrid SGRE 2022 will bring together experts, researchers and representatives from universities, institutes and related industry around the world to discuss ways to integrate smart grids with renewable energy resources in current energy systems.
The conference will discuss for three days current and future research in next-generation power electronics and renewable energy technologies and applications through a number of seminars, workshops and public lectures that the conference will include in particular on contemporary industry topics that include smart grids. , renewable energy, power electronics, control devices and manufacturing, in addition to communications and computer intelligence.
The 3rd International Conference on Smart Grids and Renewable Energy aims to set a long-term agenda for smart grid and renewable energy research by discussing current smart grid technologies and the extent of their integration with energy sources. of renewable energy, thus contributing to energy sustainability. resources, achieve economic growth, improve the social way of life and support the provision of a healthy and green environment.
The conference also works on raising awareness of new industries, showcasing the latest smart grid technologies and their benefits, and discussing their challenges and how to overcome them.
The conference will focus in particular on the diversification of energy sources and on how to improve investments in renewable energies and their integration with the smart grid and information and communication technologies.