Emirates News Agency – Global Energy Storage Forum concludes in Dubai

DUBAI, March 31 / WAM / The World Energy Storage Forum 2022 concluded in Dubai, focusing on and emphasizing the region’s needs for reliable energy storage solutions.

The participants in the forum stressed the importance of efforts and efforts in the region to develop initiatives that enhance the production of renewable energy, noting that the most prominent challenge facing the sector is storing energy produced through solar energy sources, and given that the Arab Gulf region is located in the sun belt “which is represented in the areas that It receives most of the sun’s rays on the surface of the globe in terms of heat and light.” Great efforts are currently focused on devising solutions to store solar energy generated by solar energy sources in these countries.

The forum, which was organized by the GCC Electricity Interconnection Authority in a strategic partnership with the Electric Energy Research Institute, represented a strategic platform for discussing many issues and challenges facing the energy sector at the present time, such as planning, distribution and energy storage problems.

Experts who participated in the forum noted that currently, battery storage supplements such as lithium-ion batteries are a very practical solution in the MENA region’s endeavors for energy storage technologies.

This is due to the lower cost of lithium and its longer storage capacity, as well as its ability to operate for long periods of time. Accordingly, the participants in the forum presented five main points for discussion and treatment, which included the potential of energy storage in the energy transition, the current status of the global market in energy storage, in addition to the existence of opportunities and challenges in the main areas in the Middle East and North Africa, and the exchange of knowledge and experiences gained in the field of energy storage and the creation of A strategic roadmap for the development and further growth of the energy storage sector.

Engineer Ahmed Al-Ibrahim, CEO of the Gulf Electricity Interconnection Authority, said: We organized this forum in partnership with the International Energy Research Institute, and its work focused on energy storage at the regional and global levels. The need for energy storage is an issue that we must take seriously. The conference stressed the importance of benefiting from global experiences in addressing energy storage challenges in our region.

The first day included a keynote speech in which Dr. Arshad Mansour, CEO of the Electric Energy Research Institute, spoke about how to achieve a sustainable energy sector. His speech was followed by a panel discussion on sustainability in the energy sector, where the dialogue dealt with the important economic aspects of energy storage, and a comprehensive presentation was made on energy storage, the entities currently leading the market, applications, technologies and distribution.

The second day of the forum opened with a presentation by Elliot Minzer, CEO of the California Independent System Operator, during which he focused on California’s vision of sustainability and its current performance, including plans, distribution and storage of energy and the main players. The second session included panel discussions on the global energy storage market, where speakers shared their experiences and explained practices related to planning and implementing storage initiatives.

The forum also highlighted specific cases and explained global experiences related to energy storage and distribution, safety and economic considerations. The forum also witnessed a discussion session on the applications of hydrogen production, storage and use.

Wam/ Salma Al Shamsi/ Emad Al Ali

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