The future of the power sector and plans to promote renewable energy resources in Qatar were discussed at length across two days at the recently concluded Power Qatar Summit 2015 in Doha, reported Trade Arabia.

Abdulaziz Al Hammadi, manager – Conservation & Energy, Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation (Kahramaa), inaugurated the summit and delivered the opening speech that emphasized the solar energy potential in Qatar.

More than 400 participants from across the GCC attended the summit with prizes handed out at the event held under the patronage of Kahramaa and organised by global conference producers, Expotrade, at The Ritz-Carlton from October 26-27.

According to Eco-Business, more than 15 speakers and panelists took the stage to discuss trends in the energy sector.

Mr. Brad Hariharan, Regional Director, Expotrade Middle East, said, “Being the only power generation and transmission event in the region, this was a much-anticipated summit for the energy industry professionals. The summit draws the expertise of regional and international industry leaders to highlight the developments that boost the energy sector and highlight the successes in the region.”

The closing keynote address was delivered by Dr. Ilias Belharouak, Chief Scientist, Energy Storage, Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute, speaking about Energy Storage Opportunities for Transportation and Grid Applications in the GCC Region.