GCC POWER 2017
Muscat – Sultanate of Oman
16th – 18th October 2017
Conference Recommendations & Highlights
1.The recent accomplishment of the GCC Lab in signing international partnership will enable localization of knowledge, testing and services of electrical equipment in the GCC as one of the most important GCC achievement that will enhance safety, efficiency and local manufacturing.
2.Considering the imminent commissioning of the first Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) in GCC region, it is recommended to ensure readiness of the GCC power systems in all aspects related to operational challenges including revisions of the Grid codes.
3.It is recommended to pursue the establishment of the GCC power market with the central role of the neutral single buyer to ensure the effectiveness of the trade of power with the aim to optimize energy resources, reduce cost and maximize returns from production capacities.
4. With the ambitious plans for expansions of renewable energy in GCC grids, it is recommended to take all technical preparations required for the integration of renewable energy resources in the grids and address any technical effects with the establishment of plans to adopt energy storage systems.
5.It is recommended to adopt a holistic approach to tackle the increasing threat of Cyber Security on power utilities with proper consideration to people, process and technology aspects.
6. To increase the security of the interconnected GCC system, It is recommended that GCC countries install Remedial Action Schemes (RAS) at the Interconnection interface Points to minimize the risk of disconnection.
7.It is recommended to adopt asset management strategy and international standards such as ISO 55000 which will enable companies to properly manage risks, increase reliability and reduce costs.
8.It is recommended to expand the implementation of Wide Area Monitoring System (WAMS), and build up experience about the dynamic behavior of the power system to operate the grid more securely.