2019 SPE Bahrain Energy Summit

New for 2019, this special one-day summit will address the theme “Towards Resilient and Sustainable Energy Strategies”

Why this Theme?

With the reliance of countries on diminishing natural resources to fuel economic growth against increasing demands to energise vital sectors such as industries, transportation, and power, it is prudent for countries to generate secure, sustainable, practical and resilient energy strategies that not only maximises the utilisation of these non-renewable resources but also to take them to the new energy landscape that would guarantee the prosperity of their populations.

Many countries, especially in this region, depend on indigenous non-renewable natural resources to meet energy demands. However, in the long-term, countries would have to be able to meet the increasing demand from other energy sources which will incur considerable additional costs such as importing energy, through LNG or power, implementing renewables, nuclear, etc. Countries would need to envision the long-term energy landscape now in order to be able to sustain their economies and growth.

Summit Objectives

  • To provide a platform for energy experts to share and discuss the best practices and challenges related to generating resilient and sustainable energy strategies
  • To provide networking and collaboration opportunities for participants from different sectors; government, private, academia, investors, service providers, etc.
  • To promote common understanding of challenges facing achieving resilient and sustainable energy strategies
  • To spread awareness on the important contribution to the energy mix from energy conservation, innovation, and renewables

Topics

  1. ENERGY EFFICIENCY, CONSERVATION AND PEAK DEMAND MANAGEMENT: rewarding and incentivising energy efficiency, conservation and peak demand management will play a major role in decreasing energy costs and extending the life of diminishing natural resources.
  2. ENERGY PRODUCTIVITY AND ENERGY INTENSITY: ensuring the proper utilisation of energy in order to generate maximum wealth (GDP) at the lowest energy use.
  3. INNOVATION, SUSTAINABILITY AND RENEWABLES: implementing creative Incentivisation programmes for energy users to reduce energy consumption such as through energy audits and investing in renewables to decrease emissions and enhance the energy mix.
  4. COMPLIANCE WITH EVOLVING ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATORY STANDARDS: setting standards and regulations to ensure compliance with environmental regulations.
  5. DELIVERY TO INDUSTRIES AND PEOPLE, AND PRICING: the ability of countries to continue to provideaffordable, clean, and reliable energy supplies for the interest of the economic prosperity and sustainable development keeping in mind that cheap energy can discourage conservation and efficiency initiatives, and may stifle innovation.
  6. REGULATIONS, POLICIES AND GOVERNANCE: setting a sound energy regulatory system to ensure thatenergy developments are undertaken responsibly.
  7. ENERGY INFORMATION AND ACCESS: Enhancing the quality and accessibility of energy informationwill have widespread benefits. Improved access to reliable and objective information contributes to a better understanding and management of energy.
  8. SECURITY OF ENERGY SUPPLY ASSETS AND FACILITIES: methods to secure and protect the energy supplyfacilities 24/7 against physical and cyber threats.

Who should attend?

Government officials

Policy and decision makers

Business leaders

Academic researchers

Energy experts

Green energy advocates

Energy Summit Committee