GCC Power

Outline of the Event


October 25, 2021 – October 27, 2021

Virtual Conference and Exhibition



Managed by GCC CIGRE, The 17th GCC – CIGRE International Conference and 26th Exhibition for Electrical Equipment, GCC POWER 2021 E-Conference & Exhibition, held on 25th - 27th October 2021. This event gave participants the opportunity to learn about the latest developments in the electricity and energy industry, as well as providing exhibitors with access to the most lucrative deals...

GCC Power 2021 had one of the most power packed virtual conference sessions which ran concurrently for two consecutive days from 25th to 27th of October. The e-conference brought together the officials and decision makers from the electricity sector of the GCC countries to communicate and exchange their views along with jointly plan with the leading local, regional and international consultants, manufacturers, contractors and suppliers about the future of electrical power in the region.

Hitachi Energy Ltd., was a proud platinum sponsor at this virtual event. Hitachi Energy Ltd., experts presented on pioneering thought leadership topics and showcased Hitachi Energy, Ltd., digital technology solutions and service offerings via the virtual expo.

Hitachi Activities

Hitachi Energy Ltd., was a solid contributer to the summit through the following activities:

Mr. Peter Kreutzer, Product Manager - Grid Automation, Hitachi Energy Ltd., gave a speech at the session “Asset management for Power Systems” of GCC-Cigre main conference under the topic:
Real time insights from digital enterprise for your secondary assets.

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Dr. Evgenii Ermakov, Technical Consultant in Diagnostic Services, Transformer Service Hitachi Energy Ltd., gave a speech at the session “Substations, switchgear and HV Equipment” of GCC-Cigre main conference under the topic:
Condition Assessment of Bushings in the Field

Dielectric Frequency Response analysis (DFR), also known as Frequency Domain Spectroscopy (FDS) is a very sensitive diagnostic tool to identify abnormality in capacitance graded bushings.
The study includes a short introduction to DFR analysis for bushing diagnostics and shows basic approaches for measurement results interpretation. It also provides examples of DFR traces obtained on bushings of the following design: Oil Impregnated Paper (OIP), Resin Impregnated Paper (RIP) and Resin Impregnated Synthetic (RIS).

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Hitachi Products & Solutions:

Hitachi Energy Ltd. was a solid contributor to the summit through the following products and solutions:

We are advancing the world’s energy system to be more sustainable, flexible and secure. As the pioneering technology leader, we collaborate with customers and partners to enable a sustainable energy future – for today’s generations and those to come.

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​We believe the digitalization journey is about creating real value through data-driven innovation. Companies must be agile and adaptable to be truly successful in today's markets, identifying entirely new ways of working across boundaries toward operational autonomy and faster time to innovation. At the core is the ability to harness the right data to make intelligent decisions about the business. 

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HVDC (high-voltage direct current) is a key enabler for a carbon-neutral energy system. It is highly efficient for transmitting large amounts of electricity over long distances, integration of renewables and interconnecting grids, opening up for new sustainable transmission solutions.

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The 26th exhibition for electrical equipments covered all aspects of the production, transportation and distribution of electricity and brought together industry professionals, manufacturers, suppliers, contractors and specifiers giving them direct access to project directors, GCC ministries, government bodies and a variety of high level decision makers involved in the electricity sector. Exhibitors had a unique opportunity to build trade links and enter into partnerships with large multi-nationals, local firms and consultancies. The world’s biggest names in the power industry, as well as regional experts will be there to take advantage of the fastest growing energy market in the world.