POWER-GEN set for Oct. 4-6

The POWER-GEN Middle East Conference and Exhibition, the region's annual premier conference and exhibition for the power generation industry, will take place Oct. 4-6 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.

Now in its 13th year, the event brings power sector leaders from across the world to design and implement the course of power and electricity for 2015 and the future.

“In the GCC, power-generating capacity will need to rise by an estimated 64 GW to 176.5 GW by 2020, requiring an investment of $40-45 billion," event director Feraye Gurel said. "So far, 75 GW of renewable energy projects worth $200 billion are already in the pipeline, making the region a global power player in the sector. Under the theme ‘Sharing Technology Innovation,’ the 2015 edition of POWER-GEN Middle East will address key issues affecting the region’s electricity market, and provide pioneering and practical solutions to expand energy efficiency, technological excellence and implementation of smart solutions tailored to the Middle East’s power industry.”

H.E. Suhail Mohamed Al Mazrouei, minister of Energy of the United Arab Emirates, will begin the event with a ribbon cutting and a keynote address on the first day, with Nigel Blackaby, director of conferences at PennWell corporation, giving the introduction and opening remarks.

Other confirmed speakers at the conference include representatives from the industry’s leading utilities and companies, including Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Authority, Bahrain Electricity & Water Authority, Masdar, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems and Saudi Electricity Company.

Other facets of the conference include 19 strategic and technical conference sessions, and two new components on the exhibition floor – a dedicated Exhibitor Presentation Theatre, which will feature live exhibitor demonstrations, and a new Business Matchmaking Service.