1. There is a need to employ effective strategies and policies to leverage the integration of renewable energy resources into the GCC power systems
2. Increased REN penetration is reducing system inertia thus affecting grid stability. It is essential that the utilities in the GCC region adopt measuring and estimating inertia as well as adding WAMS to monitor grid dynamics, while considering addition of Firm Frequency Response (FFR) for generators and storage technologies.
3. Digital Transformation of the power sector infrastructure in the new energy transition becomes essential. Hence, GCC Utilities need to develop strategies for moving towards smart grids through using AI, Machine Learning, IoT, robotics, …. etc.
4. The GCC utilities need to adopt strategies to enhance systems security from cyber threats, to keep critical network closed and ensure secure data transfer without exposing OT networks to cyber risks.
5. To encourage utility sector industries to perform more efficiently, it is recommended to develop a performance incentive mechanism to optimize cost of maintaining transmission networks and improve its performance and reliability.
6. To coupe with the advancement in power grid technologies and new challenging conditions such as COVID-19 crisis, GCC power utilities are encouraged to invest in developing their human capital to meet new challenges.