World Future Energy Summit (WFES) 2018

DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of independent energy expert will be speaking and exhibiting at WFES 2018. See us at stand 6211 – Hall 6.

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Visit our stand at the World Future Energy Summit

The World Future Energy Summit (WFES), part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, is the foremost platform dedicated to the innovation and digitalization trends that are key to transformation in the global energy mix.  

Meet with our technical experts at WFES on 15-18 January. Powering the future in the Middle East, DNV GL’s team will discuss the potential of renewable energy, energy efficiency and smart metering solutions to meet growing energy demands and help the region to make the transition from a hydrocarbon based economy to a greener model.

DNV GL will be joined by GreenPowerMonitor, the solar monitoring experts on the stand. 

During the summit DNV GL will also be engaging in the following activities:

Conference panel
Moderator: Mohammed Atif, Area Manager MEA, Energy, DNV GL
Date: Tuesday 16 January
Time: 08.45-10.00
Location: Hall 11, DH3
Other speakers include: Bruce Smith, Acting Director of Planning & Studies, Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Company; Tarik Hamane, Advisor to the President, Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy; Alexander Ritschel, Head, Applications Development, Masdar
Session description: The role of cost-efficient energy storage in planning our future energy needs With energy storage now a priority for power providers, grid operators and other energy stakeholders, this briefing will analyse the potential impact of a near-term reduction in storage costs on energy demand forecasts and supply strategy.

Conference panel
Moderator: Chrysovalantis Mikrommatis, Solar Engineer, DNV GL
Date: Tuesday 16 January
Time: 15:20-16:00
Other speakers include: Kevin Robinson, Technical Services Manager Middle East and Africa at Jinko Solar Co., Ltd.; Rowan Jandu , CEO, Haala Energy; Vikas Bansal, Head – International Solar BD, Sterling & Wilson; Daniel Zywietz, CEO & Founder, Enerwhere
Session: Localising Solar Equipment
Session description: This Panel will discuss the localization requirements. How this might have an impact on project pricing and bankability. We will also address the opportunity for manufacturers and services suppliers: How these can optimized without negatively impacting the project model.

Conference presentation
DNV GL expert: Mohammed Atif, Area Manager MEA, Energy, DNV GL
Date: Wednesday 17 January
Time: 15.00-15.45
Other speakers include: Pierre Samaties, Managing Partner & CEO, Innogy International; Ian Khan, Technology Futurist
Session: Artificial Intelligence: Predicting the future performance on a renewable energy system
Presentation description: Renewable energy systems will be increasingly distributed in the future. Artificial intelligence will offer opportunities within these interlinked, distributed systems, creating demand-side flexibility that can better manage energy requirements. This session will look at the advances being made in AI, and discuss how organisations can take advantage of them and when we are likely to see their emergence.

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