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Energising the Smart City


15 February 2017 Half-Day Conference

Energising the Smart City 15 February 2017
10:15 Chairman's Opening
Frank Wouters, Director, EU GCC Clean Energy Network
10:20 Ministerial Welcome Remarks
H.E. Suhail Mohamed Faraj Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy, UAE
10:30 Dubai Welcome Remarks
H.E. Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director General, Dubai Municipality
10:40 Smart Dubai: Making Dubai The Happiest City On Earth
Younus Al Nasser, Assistant Director General, Smart Dubai; CEO, Dubai Data Establishment
11:10 How Cities Can Become 100% Sustainable Through Smart, Energy Efficient Strategies
H.E. Dr. Iyad Abumoghli, West Asia Director, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Habiba Al Marashi, Chairperson, Emirates Environmental Group (EEG), President & CEO, Arabia CSR Network
Karim El-Jisr, Director, Diamond Innovation Centre at Diamond Developers
11:50 Tea Break
12:10 Implementation of a Smart Grid on a High Voltage Network
Eng. Hamad Al Tunaiji, Manager - Power Transmission Department, Sharjah Electricity & Water Authority (SEWA)
12:30 Building a Better Connected Smart Grid
Francis Wong, Deputy Director – Energy Sector, Huawei
13:00 Lighting Solutions for Smart and Sustainable Cities
Anissa Abbou, Head of Professional Specification Middle East & Turkey, Philips
13:30 Break
14.30 Smart Grids for Smart Cities Workshop
In this workshop, we will learn the basics of the smart city's requirements in terms of its need for smart grids to provide and sustain the smart energy.
For the past few years, smart grids have been the main topic of fervent research and development at both industrial and academic level. It is anticipated, among many experts, that smart grids will be the enablers of a high penetration of renewable energy, facilitators of a wide adoption of electrical vehicles, catalysts for increased awareness and involvement of the end-user in the energy scene, and altogether contributors to the creation of a sustainable lifestyle for the eco-aware 21st Century citizen.
However, all these prospected transformations also bring with them numerous challenges and opportunities for society, as a whole. Future cities will, thus, be fully impacted by these transformations as, according to some prospects, about 70% of the world's population is expected to live in cities by the year 2050.
Smart grids are expected to be the enablers of a high penetration of renewable energy, facilitate the wide adoption of electrical vehicles, increase the awareness and the involvement of the end-user in the energy scene, and altogether contribute to create a sustainable lifestyle for the eco-aware 21st century citizen. However, all these prospected transformations also bring with them numerous challenges and opportunities.

Who should attend: Engineers, urban planners, strategic energy planners, and smart city planners.

Facilitator: Dr. Abdulla Ismail, Professor of Electrical Engineering & Assistant to the President for Outreach Affairs, Rochester Institute of Technology – Dubai

Organizing Agency: Society of Engineers
17.30 Close of Smart Grids for Smart Cities
 
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