Power Qatar 2017

13-14 November 2017
The Ritz-Carlton
West Bay Lagoon, Doha, Qatar

Summit Agenda

» Day 1 - 13th November 2017

» Day 2 - 14th November 2017

Day 1 - 13th November 2017
08:30 - 09:30

REGISTRATION & WELCOME COFFEE

09:30 - 09:45

MC OPENS

09:45 - 10:00

Official Opening & Ministerial Address

10:00 - 10:20

An Overview of Qatar’s Energy Industry – Vision, Mission, Objectives & Outlook

  • Qatar National Vision (QNV) 2030 – Achieving energy targets and on-track for success
  • Shifting focus – Energy conservation & rationalization while up-scaling & expanding capacity to meet future energy demands
  • TARSHEED conservation efforts
  • Outlook – Remaining on-track & keeping ahead of demand while establishing new business models via PPPs
10:20 - 10:40

Power Strategies for a Sustainable Future

  • Energy security & blackout prevention – Will the lights go out? Why & when?
  • Energy sustainability – An update on regulatory frameworks & policymaking
  • Designing energy markets for a low carbon future
10:40 - 11:00

The Solar Energy Revolution: The Growth Potential for Renewable Energy in Qatar

  • An exploration of dynamics in the global solar market
  • The solar paradigm: Constructing a sustainable & flexible PPP framework to deliver value for stakeholders & improve operational efficiency
  • Key barriers of entry to the market, incentives, benefits, applications & successful case studies in GCC region
11:00 - 11:20

Renewable Energy in the Middle East – Strategy, Projects & Technology

  • The competitive position of renewable power in the GCC region
  • Driving for renewable development – Overview of financial & institutional factors in play
  • Policy updates, objectives & impact – Developing a renewable business model fit for the Middle East
11:20 - 11:50

NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK & VISIT TO NETWORKING LOUNGE

11:50 - 12:10

The Solution for a Resilient Grid – Integration of Renewable & Decentralized Energy

  • Balancing grid systems to accommodate variable power generation sources & embedded energy solutions
  • Future integration concepts & trends
  • Practical approaches to energy integration – Developing the right mix between solar & conventional power for Middle East
12:10 - 12:30

Integrating Energy Storage Solutions in Existing & Upcoming Projects – Addressing Opportunities & Challenges

  • Ensuring success in the long-term for renewable energy in the Middle East
  • Unlocking a secure & stable energy system for the Middle East region
  • Photovoltaic (PV) energy storage – Overview of solutions & implementations
12:30 - 12:50

Flexible Gas Fired Generation – The Logical Bridge for a Successful Transition to Renewable

  • Technology update – Large, medium & small frame gas turbines
  • Fuel flexibility & gas fired hybrid solutions
  • Digitalization of gas fired generation & challenges in project development
12:50 - 13:10

Steam Based Generation – Going Leaner, Greener & Cleaner

  • Environmentally driven technological innovations in thermal generation
  • Development & improvement of large units with combustion & CO2 capture technologies
  • Reconstruction of thermal power generation in the Middle East – State of the art projects & concepts
13:10 - 13:30

Optimizing Plant Performance in a Changing Reality – Modern Plant Management & Emissions Control

  • Giving operators the leading edge – Clean & efficient technologies in operation, maintenance & refurbishment
  • Automation – Advances in process control, plant & unit coordination
  • Maintenance operations – Predictive tools, methodologies & flexible operation
  • Emissions – Advanced technologies for NOx, Sox & Mercury reduction
13:30 - 14:30

NETWORKING LUNCH

14:30 - 14:50

The Economics of Power Generation, Transmission & Distribution – An Exploration of Financial Models & Economic Optimization

  • Overview of successful Independent Power Producers (IPPs) in the GCC region
  • The roles of Export Credit Agencies (ECAs) & local banks in project bonds & take-out funding
  • Project finance models for the renewable energy market
  • Funding digital transformations – Do the benefits outweigh the costs?
14:50 - 15:10

The Building Blocks of GCC Power Sector Success – Highlighting the Importance of Reform & Privatization

  • Enabling a sustainable privatization program to meet future energy demands
  • Exploring the benefits of BOO & BOOT-type IPPs
  • Understanding the Abu Dhabi generation structure & model – Reviewing the success story
15:10 - 15:30

Smart Grid Development in the Middle East – Paving the Way for Economic Diversification

  • Implementing successful smart grid strategies with long-term results
  • The importance of embracing data in the decision-making process
  • Strategy discussion – Balancing priorities, defining objectives and proofing technological concepts
15:30 - 16:10

Interactive Panel Discussion: Empowering Utilities Operators with Smart Data Solutions – Enabling Digital Grids to Improve Reliability & Performance

  • How can predictive forecasting improve asset performance in the utilities sector?
  • The impact of data in lowering operational costs & ensuring business continuity
  • How can big data & analytics impact the renewables energy market?
16:10 - 16:15

MC CLOSES

16:15 - 16:45

REFRESHMENTS & VISIT TO NETWORKING LOUNGE

Day 2 - 14th November 2017
09:20 - 09:50

NETWORKING & MORNING REFRESHMENTS

09:50 - 10:00

MC OPENS

10:00 - 10:20

The Business Case for Smart Metering Technology & Infrastructure – An Overview of Adoption in the Middle East

  • Exploring future-proof architecture to secure investments
  • Enhanced application capabilities & scalability
  • Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) & data management
10:20 - 10:40

The Promise of Big Data & Analytics for the Energy & Utilities Industry – Deriving Real Value & Yielding Better Insight

  • Making the cultural shift to becoming an insight-driven enterprise
  • Demonstrating improved services for end-users & enhanced efficiency for operators
  • Encouraging the adoption of analytics for grid performance & recommendations
10:40 - 11:00

An Opportunity too Good to Waste: Exploring Waste-to-Energy Technologies & Current Projects in the Middle East

  • The case for sustainable waste management
  • Helping local municipalities achieve their ‘zero waste-to-landfill’ goals
  • Developing PPP models to help facilitate WtE projects in the region
11:00 - 11:20

Setting the Pace for a Quick Transition to a Low Carbon Future - Renewable Energy PPPs

  • Enabling collaborative solutions to deliver critical energy demands in the Middle East
  • Investing in renewable energy projects – Advantages of PPPs over traditional procurement
  • Opportunities & challenges in the highly competitive world of PPPs
  • Successful project delivery & execution – Meeting the nation’s commitment to a lower carbon future
11:20 - 11:50

NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK & VISIT TO NETWORKING LOUNGE

11:50 - 12:10

Energy Digitalization – Mastering the Latest Chapter in the Power Sector

  • What does digital mean for the future of energy?
  • Power & digital infrastructure – Edge to cloud
  • Transforming energy organizations & people – Adopting new business models & smart services
12:10 - 12:30

What Does Internet of Things (IoT) Mean for the Energy & Utilities Industry?

  • IoT as a growth enabler – Assessing the positive economic impact
  • Using IoT to leverage existing investments and create a shift to advanced energy production & distribution management
  • Driving energy innovation & connecting operators with today’s demands
  • The shift from M2M to IoT & understanding the impact to the energy value chain
12:30 - 12:50

Cyber-Security for Energy & Utilities – Protecting our Most Important Assets

  • Understanding the risks involved for energy & utility operators
  • Information security culture in the Middle East – ‘Changing the Mindset’
  • Developing a fully integrated security enterprise
12:50 - 13:30

Interactive Panel Discussion: Energy Storage (Innovative Solutions)

  • The importance of testing new business models with energy, utilities & storage
  • Cost vs. benefits: An exploration of power storage solutions
  • How can energy management systems help operators tap homeowners to store energy temporarily?
13:30 - 13:40

PRIZE DRAW & MC CLOSES

13:40 - 14:40

NETWORKING LUNCH

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13-14 November 2017

The Ritz-Carlton
West Bay Lagoon, Doha, Qatar

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