Nama conference highlights value of smart networks, renewable energy

September 10, 2017

Organised by Nama Group, Musharaka Conference 2017 began at the Oman Electricity Transmission Company’s headquarters on Sunday.

This year’s conference is being attended by a number of board members, chief executive officers of Nama Group, and a number of emerging staff leaders, ‘Ruwad’, stated a press release.

The conference adopted live streaming technology to allow all Nama Group’s employees and interested stakeholders to watch and interact with the speakers at the conference through the Internet.

“Our conference’s theme ‘Powering the Future’ is well reflected by the variety of speakers and topics selected, which included a number of enriching presentations from leading local and international institutions,” said Eng Omar bin Khalfan al Wahaibi, CEO of Nama Group.
“The presentations will be attended by our Ruwad who will be participating in a three-day workshop to develop scenarios for the future.”

At the conference several papers were presented.
Professor Syed Islam, a distinguished scholar in electrical power engineering and director of the Center for Smart Grid and Sustainable Energy Systems at the University of Curtin,
Australia, presented a paper on the importance of investing in smart networks and renewable energy.

Another paper entitled ‘Energy Economic Potential for the Utility-Scale’ was presented by Dr Hosni Ghedira, director of the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment at Masdar Institute, UAE.

Shatha al Maskiry, country managing director, Protiviti in Oman, presented a paper on the effects of technological development on human resources and its contribution to employee efficiency, job satisfaction and the importance of using modern electronic channels and means of social communication in the process of effective communication.

Another paper outlined the future vision of pure renewable energy and the economic feasibility of the solar power generation sector in Oman compared to other sources of energy. It was presented by Christensen Fleming, senior projects manager and advisor of Energy Services and Planning Sector, CECI.

Michel Wu, vice president, Digital Technology, spoke on the importance of shared services via technology and the need to create an information network for the beneficiaries of the electricity sector.

The conference also includes a three-day workshop and a closing ceremony on Thursday.