40 Intl. speakers at 7th Saudi Smart Grid conference

Updated 12 December 2017
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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.


KSRelief launches new phases of rehabilitation program for 2,000 child soldiers in Yemen

Updated 22 June 2018
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KSRelief launches new phases of rehabilitation program for 2,000 child soldiers in Yemen

DUBAI: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre launched on Thursday the fifth and sixth phases of the rehabilitation program for children recruited by the Houthi militias and forced into the armed conflict.

The two phases aim to rehabilitate 80 child soldiers from different governorates of Yemen, Saudi press agency SPA reported.

The previous stages carried out by the center targeted the recruits from the governorates of Amran, Al-Jawf, Marib and other governorates, where they were rehabilitated and integrated into society.

The project aims to rehabilitate 2,000 child soldiers.