Threats and Opportunities: Electricity Utilities in the Middle East
Jessica Obeid, Academy Fellow, Energy, Environment and Resources Department, Chatham House
The Middle East is facing financial and technical challenges within its power sector particularly within its electricity utilities. The combination of a growing demand for electricity across the region, fiscal deficits among many governments and the overall regional political instability has taken its toll on the sector and on government finances.
Jessica Obeid will outline the evolution of customers’ needs across the Middle East. How can the utilities implement incremental changes, reforms and restructuring given this set of challenges? What are the future local and global trends for electricity demand? And what possible opportunities are emerging from the new energy delivery models, ‘megacities’ and technological advancements?
To enable as open a debate as possible, this event will be held under the Chatham House Rule.
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