Asterizk Course Timetable 2017
||Venue & Date
||Economic Development and Growth Strategies for Utility (IWPP/IPP/IWP/Desalination/DC) Projects
||Dubai, United Arab Emirates
15th to 17th May, 2017
4th to 6th Dec, 2017
|Traditional Utility Growth Models
|How utilities typically grew their systems. Relationship between economic growth and electricity growth. Role of traditional sources of supply in western utilities. The growth of oil, gas and coal generation plants in electricity. The failure of nuclear power to deliver its promises. The oil crises in the 1970s and how this changed the face of utilities in North America, Europe and Asia. The growth of demand side management and energy efficiency. How renewables changed the traditional growth models, especially in power and water. Lessons learned.
|Utilities in the GCC
|Demand driven growth and its early impact on utilities, especially during the 1990s and turn of the century. The fuel of choice: gas and oil. Development of independent power and water projects why they succeeded and have become the world's benchmark. Trends in desalination and the growth of reverse osmosis. Why the market must evolve.
|Future Developmenend in the GCC
|How renewables will affect the IPP/IWP/IWWP/IDCP structures. The move towards development of a spot market impact on existing utility structures and generation/production contracts. Role of distributed generation and why utilities must focus their attention on energy efficiency in both supply and demand.