MEED’s Middle East Power & Water 2007- Conference discusses demand and supply in the region UAE’s Environment Minister, Al Kindi to give keynote
The region’s pressured utilities sector strained by continuously rising demand, alternative energies and eco-friendly options, will be some of the key topics during the two-day Middle East Power & Water 2007 conference organised by MEED Conferences at Abu Dhabi’s Intercontinental Hotel (opening today March 25 2007).
“Recent studies show that the GCC countries will invest $100 billion to generate 100,000 MW of additional power over the next 10 years to meet demand,” said Edmund O’Sullivan, conference chairman and editorial director of MEED.
“The two-day Middle East Power & Water 2007 conference is set to bring together senior government officials, international experts and leading industry figures to provide a true picture of the strain on utilities across the Middle East utilities.
“We will encourage top speakers to share fresh intelligence on current expansion plans, explore progress in private-sector participation and discuss the vital issues determining the industry’s regional outlook,” he added.
In addition to O’Sullivan, key event speakers include H.E. Dr. Muhammed Saeed Al Kindi, UAE’s Minister of Environment and Water; Dr. Ahmed Al Khaleefah, Assistant Deputy Ministry of Electricity, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; Mr. Fehied F. Al Shareef, Governor, Saline Water Conversion Corporation; Peter Barker-Homek, CEO, Abu Dhabi National Energy Company – TAQA; in addition to senior representatives from Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (ADEWA) and many other key industry players.
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