CIGRE Muscat International Kicks off today

Muscat: A symposium organized by the International Council on Large Electric Systems (CIGRE) and titled “CIGRE Muscat International”, kicked off today at Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre (OCEC).

The symposium discussed the impact of “an approach to cut down carbon emissions and switch to renewable energy” reflects on the infrastructure of the electricity sector. The event looked into measures to reach more durable, flexible and sustainable electrical systems.

The opening ceremony was held under the auspices of Muhsin Hamad Al Hadhrami, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Energy and Minerals.

Al Hadhrami said that the symposium represented a global platform to learn about various international experiences in energy systems. The symposium explored the best practices used in this sector, notably by exchanging knowledge on technical and organizational aspects that focus on the flexibility of energy systems, as well as innovations, technologies and sustainable solutions.

More than 60 electricity experts took part in the symposium where they showcased the latest techniques and advanced solutions in the fields of electric power systems, electricity transmission networks, renewable energy and a number of other topics.

The symposium elaborated on various topics, with emphasis on developing sustainable, flexible energy systems that are capable of accommodating the steady increase in renewable energy consumption quotas, the latest innovations and solutions in power storage and digitization and the impact of these on the future of electricity systems, Al Hadhrami explained. This is in addition to enhancing the reliability of energy transmission networks and systems to ensure their security and its sustainability, he added.

Eng. Ahmed Nasser Al Nasr, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the GCC CIGRE, said that the symposium offered an opportunity for international experts of energy systems to meet and discuss ways to adapt infrastructure and electricity networks with the rapid developments in global energy sector.

On his turn, Ahmed Abdullah Al Rahbi, Senior Director of Asset Management at the Oman Electricity Transmission Company (OETC), said that the symposium provided engineers and specialists at OETC and the entire electricity sector with an opportunity to communicate with their counterparts worldwide and learn about the latest trends and technological developments.

The symposium included eight technical sessions and technical workshops presented by experts from different parts of the world, Al Rahbi said.

The symposium is organized by CIGRE in cooperation with the Ministry of Energy and Minerals, GCC CIGRE and the Oman Electricity Transmission Company. – ONA

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