Arab electricity ministers will gather in Dubai, in January, for a conference that will examine the challenges facing the region's power sector, including escalating energy demand and privatization.
The Middle East Electricity Ministers Summit will take place alongside the Middle East Electricity Exhibition 2003, the region's power generation and electricity industry exhibition and conference, to be held at the Dubai International Exhibition Center (DIEC), from January 19-21.
At the Summit the United Arab Emirates (UAE)'s Minister of Electricity and Water, Humaid Bin Nasser Al-Owais, will chair a 90-minute round table interactive panel session bringing together electricity ministers from Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar and Egypt with regional industry experts.
The Summit will examine how best to meet rapidly expanding demand for power, growing throughout the Middle East at three to four percent annually, twice the global average.
Other critical issues to be addressed include restructuring and privatization; the role of independent power producers; national and regional grids; financing of power projects; tariffs; energy conservation and government's role in the development of the Middle East’s power industry. — (menareport.com)
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