Saudi Water & Power Forum: Growth Through Innovation
Electricity demand in the Kingdom is expected to increase by more than 30,000 megawatts by 2020, primarily driven by population growth, according to Saudi Electricity Company’s (SEC). According to figures from the Saudi Ministry of Water and Electricity, the Kingdom’s demand for water is rising more than seven percent annually.
Demonstrating its continued commitment to support Saudi Arabia meet its growing power and water needs for a rapidly growing economy, GE is once again a key sponsor to the seventh edition of the Saudi Water & Power Forum (SWPF). At the Forum taking place in Jeddah from December 4-6, the company will showcase its innovative energy technologies which will support Saudi Arabia achieve its growth ambitions.
GE’s booth (G03) at the SWPF supports the show’s theme of “Growth Through Innovation” and will demonstrate GE’s broad range of energy technology solutions and services across the power, water, and industrial sectors, that are designed to support the Kingdom’s effort to move forward towards a sustainable energy future.
Some of GE’s technologies that will be showcased at the SWPF include the GE’s advanced power generation technologies and services, including the ecomagination certified ZeeWeed module for water reuse as well as MyFleetTM Plant Performance Monitor, empowering thermal power-generating plant owners and operators to make more informed decisions and identifying opportunities for operating efficiency gains. GE is also showcasing the SecoGearTM metal clad switchgear and SecoVacTM embedded pole vacuum circuit breaker solution, typically used in power plants and substations to provide control and protection for transformers, capacitors and motors. SecoGearTM is designed for indoor applications in industry, mining, oil & gas and infrastructure.
The Forum has played a key role in being the platform for industry leaders to come together and work in an effort to address many of the key issues facing the Saudi energy industry. The SWPF has played a key role in being the platform for industry leaders to come together and work in an effort to address many of the key issues facing the Saudi energy industry. This year GE will be represented by three key speakers in scheduled panel discussions on a variety of energy related topics: Challenges and Opportunities in Nuclear Energy; Strategic Transformation and Achievements; Building a Knowledge Economy.