Recommendations of GCC CIGRE 8th Annual Seminar

Power System Operation & Control

(Kuwait 12-13 November 1997)


1- Further development & Studies is recommended in the field of Load management and related technology to help meeting the high load demand during peak hours.

2- Increase the coordination level between concerned parties in power system operation in GCC Countries for Scheduling and monitoring power exchange after the interconnection, in order to insure the reliability and stability of the power system.

3- More studies are encouraged to reduce the transient voltage effect on power system equipment during switching.

4- Encouragement of conducting further studies to find a proper mechanism for the specification of tariff for the reactive power in order to maintain the stability of the network.

5- Enhance studies in the field of migrating EMS computer systems towards an open system using international standard communication protocols.

6- Exchange information for developing suitable specification for remote terminal units utilizing new technologies.

7- Exchange experiences in transforming real time power system data from power control center to other computer networks to make the information available for necessary studies and analysis by users.

8- Continuously update load shedding scheme to reflect system changes in order to maintain high security of power system during disturbances.

9- Improve the training of power system operators and engineers to enhance their capabilities specially when operating the system close to its operating limits to enable to handle system problems in highly professional manners.

Donor Members

Energoprojekt Entel Ltd


ACWA Power

Saudi Arabia

Oman Electricity Transmission Co.


GCC Interconnection Authority (GCCIA)

Saudi Arabia

Collective Members

Midal Cables Company Limited


Riyadh Cables Group of Companies

Saudi Arabia

IMCO Engineering and Construction Co W.L.L



Saudi Arabia

Intelligent Devices and Systems

United Arab Emirates

Bahra cables Company

Saudi Arabia

Al Ahleia Switchgear Co.