On behalf of GCC CIGRE board members and the organizing committee, I would like to welcome you all to CIGRE - Muscat International Symposium. Hosted by GCC CIGRE, this event will take place on 6-8 March 2023 at Oman Convention & Exhibition Center, Muscat. The Symposium presents a strong platform for rich discussions focused on innovative, sustainable, and resilient power systems.
Local, regional, and international attendees will have an opportunity to exchange insightful developments, opportunities and challenges, and hold in-depth technical discussions about the trends and future of electricity and energy industry. The Symposium will also expand on networking opportunities through the inclusion of an exhibition that will allow participants to further strengthen their professional network and build partnerships with the key local and international stakeholders and service providers offering a wide range of services and solutions.
Oman is taking great strides forward in adopting a progressive strategy for energy diversification and sustainable energy and I look forward to seeing you all at the CIGRE - Muscat International Symposium 2023 to discuss, evaluate and implement significant steps towards smart utilization of our energy resources.
On behalf of the Oman Electricity Transmission Company, I am pleased to welcome you to the CIGRE – Muscat International Symposium, which will be held between March 6 and 8 in Muscat, Oman.
The Sultanate has strongly committed to a sustainable economy and developed a road map to achieve net zero by 2050 through strategic initiatives aimed at reducing the carbon footprint of key economic sectors including power. Oman’s Vision 2040 has set the path for the launch of multiple strategic projects aimed to expand existing electricity resources and ambitiously meet the growing demand using renewable energy. In line with this Vision, the National Energy Strategy is committed to derive at least 30 per cent of electricity from renewables by 2030.
The need for a successful transition to a net zero economy has highlighted both opportunities and challenges for key stakeholders to understand and assess the impact of energy transition on the power systems infrastructure and to implement policies which will play a pivotal role in the development and management of flexible, resilient, and sustainable systems. In line with this, Oman Electricity Transmission Company has undertaken several large-scale projects to enable the transformation of the country’s power industry.
Given Oman’s rising demand for sustainable electricity, the path ahead raises several questions on the future and the impact of the transition a low-carbon economy on Oman’s power industry. We are proud to be a part of the first CIGRE Muscat International Symposium, which creates an important platform for key industrial leaders to come together and discuss the challenges and solutions towards creating sustainable and resilient power systems.
Chairman of GCC CIGRE
Technical Committee Chairman of GCC CIGRE
Chairman of CIGRE SC C6
Chairman of CIGRE SC B4
Secretary General of GCC CIGRE
Technical Committee Secretary of GCC CIGRE