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Abstract:
High energy intensive Industries are more and more attracted by the advantage of low energy prices in the Gulf countries. Therefore it is no surprise that plants using arc furnaces or reduction furnaces apply for connection in the Gulf grids. In the connection applications load description such as reduction furnace, sub merged furnace, smelter of non-ferrous ore are commonly used.
For Transmission and Distribution planning departments this could be a reason for head ache as the operational consequence of such loads described by various names (but principally using arc energy), is unknown or lessor understood in many countries including the Gulf.
ABB presentation will discuss the electrical impact of these types of plants to the grid. Especially focus on unbalance behavior, negative phase sequence, harmonic emissions and flicker generation of these plants. Further discuss differences of these loads as well as show actual measurements from different plants and how FACTS devices e.g. SVC system with different control algorithms can mitigate the negative influence of such loads for the different industrial sites.
Biography:
Christian Payerl studied Electrical Engineering in St.Pölten, Austria. His career started in Vienna, Austria with Kühnel G.m.b.H. After moving to Sweden he worked for IFM electronic AB in as Sales Manager for Logic Controllers (PLCs). The career with ABB started in 1990 as Sales Manager for Medium Voltage Switchgear. Within in ABB he held several positions covering Distribution Substations, Transmission Substation and Power Transmission Projects. Currently (since 2004) is responsible as Manager for business development in ABB Sweden for Flexible AC Transmission systems (FACTS) for industrial applications. During the years within ABB He has authored several publications to international conferences (CIRED, CIGRE and Steel conferences).
Abstract:
This paper presents a model to calculate different costs associated with submarine fiber optic cable protection during design and installation phase and cost related to cable cuts and repairs. It offers a non- existing and much needed tool to help submarine cables operators to decide on the type of cable, protection, length and depth of burial and compare cost of cuts repair and data rerouting during cuts with cost of cable protection schemes
Biography:
Dr. Ali Al-Lawati is currently an associate professor in the ECE department at Sultan Qaboos University. He is currently in a sabbatical leave at OmanTel. His research interests are optical communications, electronics and industrial applications. He obtained his PhD and MSc from Florida Institute of Technology and his B.Eng. from Sultan Qaboos University.
Abstract:
In the United States, buildings consume over 40% of the country’s total electric energy use. In most developing countries this percentage is even higher due to the lack of industrialization. In the absence of intelligent building monitoring and control, significant portion of the energy consumed in small-­‐sized (<500 sq meter) and medium-­‐sized (500-­‐5,000 sq meter) buildings is wasted. Commercially available Building Automation Systems (BAS), which are used mostly in large commercial buildings, are still cost-­‐prohibitive. This lecture presents a web-­‐based Building Energy Management (BEM) software platform for optimizing electricity usage and implementing demand response (DR) in small-­‐ and medium-­‐ sized buildings. This software is designed to have the following features: (i) an open architecture, (ii) interoperability among various standards and protocols, (iii) real-­‐time monitoring of building energy consumption and device status through a web interface and mobile apps, (iv) advanced algorithms for sensing and control of equipment, and (v) cost-­‐effectiveness. The BEM system and device controllers for heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), lighting and plug loads can enable electric utilities and independent system operators (ISOs) to actively leverage demand response as a partial substitute for generation reserve or transmission upgrade.
Biography:
Professor Saifur Rahman is the founding director of the Advanced Research Institute at Virginia Tech where he is the Joseph R. Loring professor of electrical and computer engineering. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and an IEEE Millennium Medal winner. He is the founding editor-in-chief of the IEEE Electrification Magazine. He was also the founding editor-in-chief of IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy. He has served as the chair of the US National Science Foundation Advisory Committee for International Science and Engineering from 2010 to 2013. He is a Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE PES, and has lectured on smart grid, energy efficient lighting solutions, renewable energy, demand response, distributed generation and critical infrastructure protection topics.
Abstract:

PDO is keen to be a leading member in deploying new technologies in Oman. PDO is conducting a pilot project of installing new optical CT to identify potential benefits for the power system overall. The pilot project shall be used to verify the effectiveness of the new technology compared to the conventional CT. Currently; the optical CT is being examined in parallel with conventional distance protection configuration which will help to obtain proper comparison between them.

The presentation shall also highlight the PDO technical comparisons between the conventional CT and the optical CT according to the experience that they have with the pilot project.
The presentation will demonstrate the methodology used to compare both technologies which include the results obtained from the pilot project against the results obtained with the conventional system.
Biography:
Aiman Al Shukaili with experience in Oil and Gas electrical operations, generation and transmission control and conceptual engineering design, is currently holding the post of Head of Power System Development in Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) the major Oil and Gas producer in the Sultanate of Oman. He is responsible to cater for PDO’s future power demand by the means of proper infrastructure development as well as introducing the latest technologies used in power generation and transmission to be used in PDO.
Abstract:
The LTE technology is expected to play key role in transforming wireless technology for industrial sector by replacing different fragmented systems. Currently, different types of wireless systems are used to serve different application at the same location. For instance, UHF narrowband radio is used for RTUs connectivity, TETRA is used for push-to-talk services while VSAT or WiMax are used for CCTV application for one field. One LTE platform would be able to carry all kind of communications services, push-to-talk, SCADA, CCTV, and others. In this presentation, presenter will talk about the industrial wireless technology, ISA wireless classifications & requirements, LTE technology opportunities and challenges for industrial applications. Moreover, lab testing results of LTE trial for selective industrial application scenarios will be shared with audience. Finally, presenter will provide recommendations to effectively promote and leverage the use of LTE wireless technology and services for industrial sector.
A small private LTE network was established for demonstration as a showcase on LTE technology. The purpose of the testing was to perform first hand test on the capabilities of LTE technology for SCADA and industrial applications while supporting triple play services. The test includes performance, throughput, latency, QoS/ bandwidth allocation and other key performance parameters.
Biography:
Soliman Al-Walaie is a communication engineering consultant in the Process and Control Systems Department of Saudi ARAMCO with more than 16 years of experience in Industrial Networks and IT technologies. He received his B.S. degree in electrical engineering from KSU, Saudi Arabia in 1996, and a M.S. in Telecommunications from University of Maryland – College Park, US in 2003. Soliman graduated from the SDP program in 2010 as Communications Engineering Specialist. His focus areas cover wireless technologies, optical communications, SCADA and Plants Networks. Soliman held the position of Communications and Computer Networks Unit supervisor for several years. Before joining Saudi Aramco, he worked for Lucent Technologies (AT&T) as lead communication engineer in the TEP-6 project. He published several technical papers and filed number of patents in his area of specialty
Abstract:
As an emerging approach to bring power system operation in line with sustainable development strategies, the smart electric grid could reduce carbon emissions from the utility industry ‎[2]. Iran has started deployment of a smart grid system, starting with a smart meter rollout and implementation of AMI systems in pilot projects during December 2011 ‎[4]. The plan was initiated from 2009, by placing the implementation of the Iranian national advanced metering infrastructure plan (FAHAM) on the agenda of the country’s government and Ministry of Energy (MOE). In FAHAM project, about 27 million smart meters will be installed in 7 years.
Biography:

Mr. Bijan Tajeddini & Mr. Saber Nourizadeh Bijan Tajeddini is a Telecommunication engineer with more than 11 years extensive experience in project management in the field of Telecommunication, IT, AMI and Smart Grid projects including project planning, integration, coordination, preparing of time schedules, progress reports, risk management, cost and resource management.

Dr. Saber Nourizadeh is a Power Engineer with over 9 years experience in management and coordination of power transmission, power system protection and control, energy system planning, sustainable development, and reliability analysis. He has also a year of experience at FTTH (Fiber To The Home) and financial management and business planning when he has been engaged in Iranian-Net Project as the project Manager. The same as FTTH business Planning, he handled a variety of business planning projects considering Smart Grid and Small and Medium power generation.