GE Hosts ‘Transforming Power’ Event in Dubai, Convening Industry Experts Unlocking the Future of the Power Sector

Monday 16 October 2017
Taher Diab, Senior Director, Strategy & Planning at the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, addressing the ‘Transforming Power’ conference, powered by GE in Dubai.
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Hosted by GE, the ‘Transforming Power’ conference brought together more than 200 global and regional energy sector experts in Dubai on Monday, October 16, 2017, to share experiences of industry-leading projects from around the world, identify the next generation of solutions to boost power sector efficiency and discuss new business models for the industry. The exclusive event was held in collaboration with MEED and highlighted trends and innovations in the energy ecosystem that can help unlock further productivity, diversification and operational efficiency in the industry across the Middle East, North Africa and Pakistan.

Taher Diab, Senior Director, Strategy & Planning at the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, explained the role of the government in securing sustainable sources of energy and provided in-depth insights into energy policy and the regulatory framework. “In addition to partnering with the private sector and focusing on key elements such as clean energy, carbon abatement, building capacity and R&D, Dubai is placing emphasis on managing energy demand through building efficiency initiatives. The Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050, announced by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, serves as a roadmap for achieving our sustainable energy goals,” he stated.

Joseph Anis, President & CEO of GE’s Power Services business in the Middle East & Africa presented big shifts and macro-trends shaping the energy sector in the region. “Despite the evolving economic environment, we see an intense appetite for innovation and the desire to learn and lead by example across MENA and Pakistan. Power sector operators today require partners who can look at the entire electricity value network – from power generation, to transmission and distribution, to consumption – as well as across a range of solutions, to help them unlock the greatest benefits. GE is honored and excited to work with our customers and other stakeholders throughout this value chain to drive the digital industrial transformation of the power sector in the region,” he said.

GE has supported the development of MENA’s power sector for more than 80 years and the company’s industry-leading technologies produce up to 40 percent of the region’s power today. As governments in MENA focus on diversifying the energy mix, strengthening existing electricity infrastructure and making power more accessible, reliable, efficient and sustainable, GE is helping its customers and other stakeholders to transform the power generation sector with its advanced suite of digital industrial technologies.

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