Eng. Hashim Al-Zahrani

ICC Head
GCC Interconnection Authority

1:00 PM Panel Discussion: Addressing opportunities and challenges for integrating energy storage solutions in existing and upcoming projects

This panel brings together experts from the oil and gas, utility, and energy development industry to address obstacles related to storage of energy in existing and upcoming projects. Panellists will address
  • Key challenges the industries face without energy storage systems and the long term benefits in implementing it now
  • Key drivers to integrate energy storage systems including cost versus long term benefits
  • Solutions and technologies available in the market today to store renewable energy

11:45 AM Case Study: Pumped storage: The Middle East’s potential for hydroelectric storage

  • Understanding the use of pumped storage in power generation
  • Analyzing the advantages of pumped storage in GCC
  • Addressing feasibility of pump storage in GCC and analysing strategic locations for development