1-3 May 2017
Hall 5 I Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre Muscat, Oman
EXHIBITION HOURS: 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Conference Agenda

08:00 Registration & Networking

09:00 Conference Inaugration

09:05 Inaugratnion speech

09:15 Keynote speech:Restructuring energy subsidies – An exclusive presentation from Turkey
  • Developing and implementing effective, sustainable energy subsidy reform programs that protect the poor from the impact of higher energy prices
  • Increasing public awareness of the importance of subsidy cut through an integrated campaign
  • Discussing the policy changes and subsidy alterations
  • Benefits of liberalization
Mehmet Erturk, Vice President. Energy Market Regulatory Authority of Turkey ( EMRA)

09:35 Conference remarks by the conference commitee

09:50-11:00 Exhibition Inaugration& tour

Session 1:Updates on policy and regulation

11:00 Benefits of integration: Integration between different government authorities in the region
  • Energy-water nexus management in the Middle East
  • Understanding the need for integrated energy-water operations in the MENA region
  • Considering the opportunities and challenges to integrated energy-water nexus modeling
  • Providing an insight on the power trading
Gulf Cooperation Council Interconnection Authority (GCCIA)
11:15 Presenting the OETC Master Plan – An exclusive insight from Oman Electricity Transmission Company SAOC (OETC)
Dr Adil Al Busaidi, Senior Manager of Asset Management & Planning, Oman Electricity Transmission Company
Hisham Abdullah Al Riyami, Manager of Network Planning, Oman Electricity Transmission Company
11:30 Restructuring the water and wastewater sector in Oman - Approved
Keith Stallard, Executive Manager, Water Sector Restructuring Nama Holding
11:45 Presenting the Oman National Energy Strategy 2040
  • Securing Sultanate’s energy requirements over the next 25 years
  • Identifying a mix of conventional and alternative energy resources and developing to cover Oman’s needs over the 2016 – 2040 timeframe
  • Understanding how the energy strategy affects other sectors such as transport sector, oil and gas industry and petrochemicals etc.
  • Overcoming challenges of high capital cost of renewable energy infrastructure, lack of “bankable data”, Absence of a policy framework on renewable energy development in the Sultanate, generous subsidy etc. through the National Energy Strategy
12:00 Restructuring MRBC Service for the Water& Electricity Sector in Oman
Mahmoud Jallad, Customer Service Improvement Program Manager,Nama Holding
12:15 Self-funded energy projects: Infrastructure investment priorities for the Sultanate and what they mean for utilities
  • Making sustainable, affordable and economically-sound decisions
  • Meeting future demand in the most efficient way

12:30 Interactive panel session: Investing in energy efficiency: Regulatory challenges and opportunities

12:45 Networking coffee break

Session 2:Planning, Operation and Maintenance for power and water

13:30 Presenting the strategic projects and Water Demand versus Production

Abdulhakeem Amur Al Dhuhli, PAEW Joost Vermeij, Senior Consultant –Water, Tebodin & Partner
13:15 Digital services – transformation of the power generation sector; opportunities and challenges in the Middle East

Ziad Al Sati Executive, Vice President Controls & Digitalization Power Generation Services Division Siemens Middle East
13:40 Efficiency in the Operation and Maintenance of Water and Wastewater facilities
Jose Miguel Santos Gonzalez, Country Manager UAE and Qatar, FCC AQUALIAFCC AQUALIA
13:55 Commercial Applications of GE’s 7HA and 9HA Gas Turbines
Laurent Cornu, Gas Turbine Product Manager, GE Power
Christian Vandervort, Gas Turbine Product Manager, GE Power
14:10 Presentation from the operations team
Senior Representative, PAEW
14:25 Interactive panel session: Powering Oman: Considerations, challenges & opportunities of repairs & maintenance in the Sultanate
  • Oman power industry overview: Drivers of growth, current players and vital state regulations
  • Why will maintenance, repairs and overhauls (MRO) be essential for powering the nation in future? Profiling Oman’s current maintenance industry and highlighting future challenges

15:00 Networking lunch and end of conference day one

08:00 Registration & Networking

08:50 Chairman’s opening remarks

Session 3:Renewable Energy

09:00 Energy Saving in Streetlights: A Case Study in Muscat Governorate
Rashid Said AlAbri, Sultan Qaboos University Ahmed Albusaidi, The Research Council ZiadAlzudjali, Muscat Municipality
09:15 Understanding the initiative and developments from PDO on renewable energy
Senior Representative, Petroleum Development Oman (PDO)
09:30 Learning from a CSP Developer – Understanding the challenges and lessons learned: Advantages of CSP over PV
Senior Representative, ACWA Power
09:45 Sustainable Solutions for Oman’s Conventional Energy Sector – Siemens
Karim Mousa, Regional Business Development Manager, Siemens Energy
10:00 How will global trends affect the energy mix in OMAN
Brendan Cronin, Head of Management Consulting - Middle East, Pöyry
10:15 Interactive panel session: Achieving Oman’s long-term goals in developing a secure and sustainable energy mix
  • Outlining perspectives on the potential of Oman’s energy landscape that can be realized across wind, solar, bioenergy, hydro and geothermal
  • Financing renewable energy projects in Oman: Understanding the frameworks, mechanisms, regulations and opportunities
  • Delivering the 2040 energy targets – how to support Oman’s growth plan
  • Developing a diverse portfolio of generating assets: what are the opportunities for wind, solar, bioenergy and geothermal
  • Managing future price volatility, subsidies and customer expectations
  • Endorsing renewable energy as an essential and strategic part of the energy-mix for the Sultanate
  • How can technical challenges in developing renewable sources, such as grid capacity and energy output predictions, be improved, and what needs to be overcome to achieve this?
  • Renewable Energy contribution to job creation, growth and long-term prosperity on regional level

10:30 Morning networking break and exhibition tour

Session 4:Power and Water Research Technologies

11:30 New Generation Municipality
Suat YALNIZOĞLU, Manager of IT Department, Tepebasi Municipality
Sevginur BULUT, City Planner, Tepebasi Municipality
11:45 The online net monitoring solution- Leak Monitoring
Anton Rienmueller, Technical director, VAG
12:00 The Smart Metering Roadmap
Hisham Aboulhosn, Manager - Consulting and Engineering Department, Near East Engineering and Development Services (NEEDS)
12:15 To be selected from the abstracts
12:30 New methods for offline PD Diagnosis on MV cable systems
Putter Goetz, SebaKMT
Daniel Salathe, Megger
Nick Parton, Megger
12:45 Interactive panel session: Smart energy technologies: Discussing its impact on Oman’s competitive landscape
  • Emerging smart energy technologies
  • How does a more connected utilities sector encourage new market entrants?
  • Serving the energy consumer of the future

13:00 Networking break

Session 5:Energising Waste in the Sultanate – Waste-to-energy (WtE)


13:30 Mass Burn technologies for recovering energy from waste: feasibility and application in Oman

Senior Representative, be’ah
13:45 Waste to fuel to support industrial growth in cement and Oil & Gas industries

Senior Representative, be’ah

14:00 Presentation from Sultan Qaboos University/ Caledon College

14:15 Treatment of Landfill Leachate - Abstract Oman Energy & Water
Kenan GÜNEY, Project Engineer, WEHRLE Umwelt GmbH
14:30 Biogas as potential for renewable energy in Oman
Senior Representative, be’ah
14:45 Interactive panel session: Growing Strong: Energy Recovery and Business Development in the Next 25 Years
  • What is the outlook for waste-to-energy in the Sultanate?
  • What are the most pressing WTE challenges and how are they being addressed?
  • What new WtE projects are on the horizon in the Sultanate?
  • Understanding the policies that support waste-to-energy?
  • What economic dynamics support implementation of new waste conversion technologies?
  • What messages are successful in gaining public acceptance for a waste-to-energy facility?
  • Learning how energy recovery enhances an organization’s sustainability?


15:00 Lunch and end of conference

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