29 November - 02 December, 2015 | Jumeirah Messilah Beach Resort & Spa, Safat, Kuwait

Conference Day Two: Monday, 30 November 2015

08:00 - 08:55 Conference registration and welcome refreshments


Abdulla Al Saleh

Maintenance Team Leader
Kuwait Oil Company (KOC), Kuwait


Ali Shams

Senior Electrical Engineer
Kuwait Oil Company

Showcasing how the implementation of the GCC connection grid project has helped improve the GCC’s power exchange and emergency support. Discussing future plans for connecting this grid to other regions for enhanced stability.

Eng. Mohamed Al Shaikh

Maintenance and Asset Management Director
GCC Interconnection Authority

Discussing the comprehensive study completed by KACARE to asses KSA’s grid readiness and highlighting the regulatory documents that have been reformed. Analysing the multi-layer optimization approach that has been utilized for the renewable-energy plant and discussing methods that can help eliminate the variability and uncertainty of this kind of power production. Showcasing KACARE’s initiative to set up a coordinating centre, enabling and facilitating renewable and providing support service to system operators.

Dr. Abdullah Bokhari

Senior Sustainable Grid Integration (SGI) Specialist
King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (KACARE)

Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE) oversees the implementation of Demand Side Management (DSM) programs in line with the strategic direction set out in Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030. The strategic objective is to achieve 30% energy demand reduction by 2030 and to contribute towards Dubai’s energy sustainability and security. DSM Strategy 2030 consists of 9 programs which are being implemented in close mutual collaboration with Dubai's key entities including both government and private sectors.

Faisal Al Rashid

Director, Demand Side Management
Dubai Supreme Council of Energy

Discussing KISR’s initiatives for both energy efficiency and solar power to support Kuwait’s growing energy demand. Providing updates on the latest technologies and various projects currently being implemented:
• Towards achieving energy sustianability in Kuwait
• Demand side Management in Kuwait

Osamah Alsayegh

Director of Science & Technology Energy & Building Research Center


Fotouh Al-Ragom

Research Scientist, Energy and Building Research Center (EBRC

10:40 - 11:10 Networking and refreshment break

11:10 - 11:30 Promotion of Direct Investment Law- A gateway for Sustainable Energy Companies

Nazih Abdul Hameed - Senior Associate, Al Markaz Law Firm


Nazih Abdul Hameed

Senior Associate
Al Markaz Law Firm

11:30 - 11:50 Strategies and case studies for energy conservation at KOC

Abdulla Al Saleh - Maintenance Team Leader, Kuwait Oil Company (KOC), Kuwait
Discussing KOC’s strategic goals for energy efficiency, sharing success stories and outlining the return on investment for technologies used at KOC sites. Highlighting the future steps KOC is planning to take for further reduction in energy consumption.

Abdulla Al Saleh

Maintenance Team Leader
Kuwait Oil Company (KOC), Kuwait

11:50 - 12:10 Energy storage and its future in the GCC

Ilias Belharaouk - Chief Scientist, QEERI, Qatar Foundation
Discussing the growth of energy storage options in the GCC regions. Recognizing the various options for energy storage to mitigate one of the biggest challenges in implementing solar projects. This presentation will highlight the latest innovations and projects in energy storage that can help achieve high density of power.

Ilias Belharaouk

Chief Scientist
QEERI, Qatar Foundation

12:10 - 12:30 Snapshot of ENOC’s energy and resource management strategies to help reduce overall energy consumption

Alia Busamra - Senior Compliance Officer, ENOC
Highlighting ENOC’s strategic direction towards energy and resource management. Showcasing ENOC’s journey from 2008 till date in energy management and discussing the results and achievements in terms of culture, performance and cost cutting. Identifying the key performance indicators and discussing the roles and activities of the ENOC energy and resource management steering and technical committee.

Alia Busamra

Senior Compliance Officer

12:30 - 13:10 Kuwait district cooling - the next big buzz

George Berbari - Chief Executive Officer, DC Pro Engineering
Analysing why tri-generation was pushed aside in Kuwait? Should Kuwait reinvent the wheel or start where other GCC countries have ended? This presentation will discuss the latest innovations in district cooling, including integrating renewable energy with district cooling.

George Berbari

Chief Executive Officer
DC Pro Engineering

13:10 - 19:00 Networking Lunch

19:00 - 23:59 Kuwait Sustainable Energy Awards Evening & Gala Dinner