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40 Intl. speakers at 7th Saudi Smart Grid conference

JEDDAH: The 7th Saudi Arabia Smart Grid (SASG) Conference on smart grids and renewable energy will be held at Jeddah’s Hilton Hotel from December 12-14 under the patronage of the Ministry of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources.

The conference will gather developers, designers, researchers and practitioners who wish for the betterment and advancement of smart grids, green information and communication technologies, energy-aware systems and sustainability.

Forty international experts will speak on renewable energy and grid integrations, energy efficiency measures and methodologies, smart cities, and automation and communication technologies.

Dr. Saleh Al-Awaji, the deputy minister of electricity, said the conference is an opportunity for specialists and academics in the electricity industry to discuss the role of the private sector in the independent production of electricity; research and the optimal utilization of renewable sources of energy (solar, wind and hydropower); and development of electrical networks through advanced smart systems.

The conference will kick off with two pre-conference workshops with Saudi Aramco, SEL, ECRA and AEC. It will officially commence on the 13th, and it will include six interactive panel sessions on renewable energy and hybrid solutions, case studies in smart grids, and new and advanced technologies.

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