Moderator Philip Moeller is EVP – Business Operations Group and Regulatory Affairs at the Edison Electric Institute. Ahmed Ali Al-Ebrahim is CEO of the Gulf Cooperation Council Interconnection Authority. John Pettigrew is the CEO of National Grid plc.
The road to decarbonization requires lots of new transmission. With ambitious targets being set around the world, this panel, Expanding Transmission to Accelerate the Transition, examined how to get needed transmission built and the challenges surrounding that.
At this session of the Edison Electric Institute's 6th Annual Global Electrification Forum, Gulf Cooperation Council Interconnection Authority CEO Ahmed Ali Al-Ebrahim and National Grid plc CEO John Pettigrew discussed transmission issues, moderated by Edison Electric Institute EVP — Business Operations Group and Regulatory Affairs Philip Moeller. Enjoy these excerpts.
Moderator and EVP — Business Operations Group and Regulatory Affairs, Edison Electric Institute, Philip Moeller: We're going to be talking about that vital asset, the transmission grid, and how important it is related to the transition to a cleaner and greener environment throughout the world.
CEO, Gulf Cooperation Council Interconnection Authority, Ahmed Ali Al-Ebrahim: We have been formed by the six GCC countries of the Gulf: Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman, and UAE. Our role is to establish a super grid that connects the six GCC countries' grids, forming the biggest electric system in the MENA region, about a hundred and twenty gigawatts of electricity.