The World Utilities Conference 2023, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalid bin Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, was discussed by high-level dialogues on its second day. , ensuring a sustainable future for the utility sector.
The second edition of the conference hosted by Abu Dhabi National Energy Company “TAQA” continues with the second day of activities to provide an excellent platform for utility industry leaders, innovators and policy makers from around the world. The power and water sector’s critical role in supporting global efforts to decarbonize and achieve climate neutrality goals.
The second day agenda of the strategic conference included a ministerial discussion session on “Assessing the Impact of Geopolitics on Water and Energy Security” in which an international elite of sector leaders participated. Energy supply and demand ratios, which in turn affect energy supply, are reliable and affordable.
The session focused on water and energy security, during which speakers discussed the latest technological innovations aimed at providing sustainable future energy and water supplies.
The list of speakers for this session included the Chief Engineer of the Abu Dhabi Department of Energy, Awaida Murshed Al Marar, the Minister of Energy and Water of the Republic of Lebanon, Dr. Walid Fayed, and the Minister of Energy and Mines, Alberto Pimentel Mata. Republic of Guatemala.
Al-Marrar said during the session: “We seek the energy sector to achieve a balance between the supply rate and demand, which is affected by population growth, environmental changes and the increase in financial efficiency. Abu Dhabi has developed an integrated energy model that allows us to assess the impact of any regulations or policies used in this regard.
A session of industry experts titled “Joint Efforts to Ensure Energy Security and Sustainability” focused on the desired transformation in the global energy sector. Rapid developments in water and energy supply today.
Speakers from the government and utility sectors include Linda Mabina Olagungo, founder and CEO of DLO Energy Resources Group and Daniela Gendil, CEO of Ansalto Greentech and Chief Innovation Officer of Ansalto Energia.
For the Conference of the Parties (COP 28), Daniela Gentile – CEO of Ansaldo GreenTech and Chief Innovation Officer of Ansaldo Energia, called on decision-makers to take the necessary steps to accelerate the granting of permits for the implementation of clean energy projects. “We shouldn’t wait 10 years to strengthen clean energy infrastructure” to make the transition, he added, pointing to the need for other sectors to collaborate and participate to shoulder the investment costs of these projects.
The agenda for the second day of the World Utilities Conference featured a panel discussion on “Decarbonizing Cities” in which world leaders and experts in the field of urban planning participated to discuss the critical role of urban development projects. Leading energy conversion initiatives.
Since a significant portion of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide come from cities, speakers discussed the potential for reducing carbon emissions as a result of urban planning through renewable energy sources, technological innovation, and reducing demand for energy and water services.
The session was attended by Sylvie Gehanno, Managing Director of Dalkia Group of EDF Group, Khalid Mohammed Al Qubaisi, CEO of Abu Dhabi Energy Services Company, Khalid Abdullah Al Marzooqi, CEO of National Central Cooling Company “Tabrid” and Renault. Innova’s Caprice. CEO and Managing Director of Iberdrola Innovation Middle East is Santiago Banales Lopez.
Speakers at the session included Omar Abdullah Al Hashemi, Executive Director of the Transmission and Distribution Business Unit of Abu Dhabi National Energy Company “TAQA”, Ben Bakewell, CEO of the World Wind Energy Council and Simon Morrish, CEO of X. Lynx.
Participants discussed the interdependent and ever-changing nature of the relationship between energy and water in a dialogue session titled “Dawning of a New Era for Energy-Water Interaction” with the participation of international speakers.
Speakers at the session included Mohammed Bin Burqi Al-Jobi, Chairman and CEO of Electricity Utility in Jubail and Dr. Al-Awlaki, Managing Director of Yanbu “Marafiq”, Power Generation and Water Desalination Business Unit in Daqwa. and Eng. Khadijah Hassan bin Brig, Director of Technical Regulation Department, Department of Energy – Abu Dhabi.
The global discussion session titled “Hydrogen is the Perfect Solution to the Current Confusion” focused on the growing role that hydrogen plays in creating a sustainable future for the utility sector.
Industry leaders discussed the rapidly changing hydrogen-based economy and the potential, investments and implications of using hydrogen in the utility sector in the future.
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