Iberdrola Innovation Middle East Unveils Two Cutting-edge Products at Qatar University Panel

Iberdrola Innovation Middle East Unveils Two Cutting-edge Products at Qatar University Panel By Fathimath Nasli - March 21, 2024
Iberdrola Innovation Middle East Unveils Two Cutting edge Products at Qatar University Panel

Iberdrola Innovation Middle East made a significant appearance at the 2024 IEEE ENERGYCON hosted by Qatar University.

Products developed collaboratively by Iberdrola’s global and Qatar-based teams

Iberdrola Innovation Middle East, a prominent player and advocate in advancing technology solutions for the innovation and digitalization of the energy system, made a significant appearance at the 2024 IEEE International Energy Conference (ENERGYCON), hosted by Qatar University this month. In alignment with its mission to create a global impact through local innovations, the innovation center revealed two digital products, developed collaboratively by its global and Qatar-based teams. The products emphasized energy efficiency, with one focusing on holistic home energy management and the other optimizing the life cycle of solar plants and wind turbines.

In his keynote address, Santiago Bañales, Managing Director of Iberdrola Innovation Middle East, emphasized the pivotal role of digital technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Cloud, and Edge computing in the current energy transition. These innovations act as catalysts, empowering energy industry leaders to enhance the efficiency of generation and electrical network assets. The audience included distinguished guests from Embassy of Spain in Qatar, Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Qatar, and Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (KAHRAMAA).

Bañales stated, “Our commitment at Iberdrola Innovation Middle East is not just to lead in these technological advancements but to provide tools that empower the final customer, enabling them to actively participate in shaping the future of the energy transition."

Professor Ridha Hamila, General Chair, Qatar University said: “Qatar University was pleased to be the venue for the IEEE Region 8 Flagship Conference ENERGYCON 2024, showcasing our commitment to fostering an environment where thought leaders from academia and industry experts, including representatives from Iberdrola Innovation Middle East, can exchange ideas and drive progress in energy sustainability."

The first product showcased was ‘Smart Energy @ Home’, a holistic approach to home energy management. This innovative product, leveraging artificial intelligence on a cloud platform, empowers digital consumers to optimize energy consumption within their homes, covering aspects such as air conditioning, heat pump efficiency, electrical appliances, electric vehicle usage, and solar panel utilization. The second product, ‘Advanced Analytics for Renewable Energy Integration’, is an analytical platform that optimizes the life cycle – including planning, designing, operation, and maintenance – of solar plants and wind turbines. 

In the engaging panel discussion that followed, ‘Digital Energy Products’, visiting company and industry experts from Spain and Qatar gathered to delve into the evolving landscape of the energy sector. Moderated by Dr. Javier Hernandez, Technical Director at Iberdrola Innovation Middle East, the discussion provided a comprehensive exploration of the challenges, innovations, and trends that have been shaping digital energy products and services.

Iberdrola is the largest electricity utility in Europe by market capitalization, and the second largest in the world. A benchmark in the fight against climate change, Iberdrola has invested more than €150 billion over the past two decades to help build a sustainable energy model, based on sound environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles.?Based in Qatar Science and Technology Park, Iberdrola Innovation Middle East is tasked with serving as the central point of the Iberdrola group’s activities in the Middle East and beyond. Its dedication to leveraging local talent in research, development, and innovation (RDI) is a standout feature, contributing to the growth of Qatar's energy landscape. This commitment extends beyond immediate impact, nurturing expertise within Qatar that will serve as a foundation for broader local, regional, and global energy advancements in the long term.

The 2024 IEEE International Energy Conference (ENERGYCON), was held this year under the theme 'Advancing Sustainable Energy Ecosystems: Embracing Innovation, Technology, and Clean Mobility’. It featured diverse activities, including keynote addresses, plenary sessions, interactive workshops, and cutting-edge energy exhibitions.

By Fathimath Nasli - March 21, 2024

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