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Abu Dhabi DoE unveils agenda for its participation in WEC


Abu Dhabi Department of Energy to take part in World Energy Congress 2019 as host sponsor.

Business Bureau, Gulf Today

The Abu Dhabi Department of Energy (Abu Dhabi DoE) — host and sponsor of the 24th World Energy Congress (WEC), taking place in the UAE capital on Sept.9-12, 2019 - has unveiled the agenda for its participation in the event’s activities.

The Department’s leading objective at the WEC 2019 is to showcase its energy efficiency initiatives and highlight the investment opportunities the sector presents to local and international investors.

DoE Chairman Eng. Awaidha Murshed Al Marar is set to take part in a day-one session at the Congress, entitled: ‘New Visions of Energy: Succeeding in a Context of Disruption’, in addition to giving the keynote speech at the session on ‘Business as (Un)usual: Opportunity for Change’ on the second day of the event.

Meanwhile, the Department’s Undersecretary Mohammed bin Jarsh Al Falasi will be participating in a session on day three of the WEC, bearing the title ‘Market Design: Enabling the Energy Transition’. The Department of Energy is also preparing to host a discussion panel for local and international energy experts to discuss the long-term developments taking place across the energy sector in Abu Dhabi.

The Department’s Pavilion at the 24th World Energy Congress (Stand A10, Hall 5) was designed with the highest standards and most cutting-edge technology in mind. It strives to offer visitors an exciting experience where they can explore the present and future of Abu Dhabi’s energy sector along six phases. Visitors’ journey begins with a glimpse of the restructuring that has reshaped the sector, as well as the strategic objectives behind it and the results it has achieved so far in terms of efficiency. Next, they are introduced to the regulations and policies adopted by the Department of Energy to regulate the sector, before exploring the main infrastructure projects - current and planned - underway across the sector.

The DoE Pavilion also includes a section dedicated to exhibiting the various scenarios that the Abu Dhabi Integrated Energy Model (the ‘Energy Cube’) deals with, along with another subdivision to introduce the Abu Dhabi Demand-Side Management and Energy Efficiency Strategy 2030 - a collaborative effort bringing together various local entities in the emirate. In addition, the display offers a glimpse into the current state of energy-focused investments in Abu Dhabi and the opportunities it offers for local and international investment firms.

The Abu Dhabi Department of Energy has asserted its confidence in the prominent role that media corporations play in ensuring the success of this international event. With that in mind, the DoE sought to sponsor the media centre at the Congress, which is expected to welcome more than 500 journalists and media professionals. The Department has also set up Capital Suite 1 as a dedicated pavilion for hosting meetings, discussion panels, and media interviews with official DoE spokespersons.

DoE partners and any other parties with an interest in the Department’s activities can remain up-to-date with details of its participation in the WEC 2019 via the official DoE social media accounts on Twitter and Instagram (@AbuDhabiDoE), as well as YouTube and LinkedIn (Department of Energy Abu Dhabi).

The Abu Dhabi Department of Energy (DoE) was established in February 2018 to drive the future direction and provisioning of the emirate’s energy sector in all its forms and to create an efficient system that enables economic growth, energy security and sustainable development. DoE’s mandate includes enacting policies and regulations and developing strategies to ensure an effective energy transition that underpins Abu Dhabi’s sustainable growth, all while protecting consumers and the environment.

The 2019 edition of the World Energy Congress, which was launched 95 years ago, marks the first time the event is held in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region.

As one of this year’s host sponsors, the Department of Energy (DoE) aspires to continue along its mission of cementing the Emirate of Abu Dhabi’s status as a world energy capital and one of the most influential global hubs for the energy sector.

DoE Chairman Awaidha Murshed Al Marar will be taking part in the opening session of the Congress, entitled ‘New Visions of Energy: Succeeding in a Context of Disruption’, which brings together prominent leaders from the energy sector around the world to explore the prospects of international partnership and joint efforts to drive the sector’s transition. Meanwhile, the Department’s Undersecretary Mohammed Bin Jarsh Al Falasi, is set to participate in a discussion panel themed ‘Market Design: Enabling the Energy Transition’, exploring various renewable energy technologies, as well as approaches to market design that would facilitate the sector’s smooth transition.

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