Recommendations 2019


Sultanate of Oman

 27th – 29th October 2019

Conference Recommendations & Highlights

1. In the new Energy Transition era, the GCC countries need to address the impact of high penetration of intermittent Renewable energy resources in the GCC power systems which affect system inertia, by considering energy storage as well as new tools for system operations.

2. The integration of utility-scale Renewable Energy resources continues to pose challenges on the power networks, and will require sophisticated studies and new approach to system planning and forecast.

3. Transformation of the power system towards Digitalization becomes a necessity in the new energy transition era. However it poses new challenges regarding cyber security, which requires new standards and regulations.

4. Utilities can leverage Digitalization and telecommunication advancements to improve technical performance and facilitate the increased penetration on renewable energy, storage and other technologies in distribution systems.

5. The journey to create electricity markets in the GCC countries requires more emphasis on the development of Spot Markets, Transmission Capacity Market, Bilateral contracts and Ancillary Services market.

6. The GCC countries need to adopt strategies to enhance resiliency of the power system which covers the preparation, operation and recovery plans to withstand or quickly recover from events that pose operational risk.

7. It is vital to adopt asset management framework and strategies to maximize the life cycle of assets and to achieve the optimum utilization of the assets.

Donor Members


Dr. Salem Al Harthi

United Arab Emirates

Qatar General Electricity & Water "KAHRAMAA"

Mr. Abdulrahman AlBaker


Ministry of Energy Electricity & Water UAE

Eng. Fatima Al Shamsi

United Arab Emirates

GCC Interconnection Authority (GCCIA)

Eng. Ahmed Ali Al Ebrahim

Saudi Arabia

Oman Cables Industry

Mr. Michelangelo Graziano


Collective Members


United Arab Emirates



Al Ahleia Switchgear Co.


Bahra cables Company

Saudi Arabia