Dubai’s DEWA to make power grid smarter

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Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) said it has signed a contract with the Middle East branch of CESI, an Italian technical consulting and engineering firm, to provide consultancy services for connecting renewable energy generators to the DEWA grid as part of one of three key initiatives by DEWA to transform Dubai into a smart city.

“DEWA is committed to achieving the visionary directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, as outlined in the Green Economy for Sustainable Development initiative to transform the UAE into a smart, green economy and the Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030 to diversify Dubai’s energy mix,” said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Managing Director and CEO of DEWA, adding that the authority’s aim to produce 71 per cent of Dubai’s total power output from gas, 12 per cent from nuclear power, 12 per cent from clean coal and 5 per cent from solar power by 2030.

“By working to achieve these noble goals, we are working to ensure a brighter, sustainable future for the citizens and residents of Dubai, for generations to come,” Al Tayer said.

DEWA is contributing to building Dubai as a smart city through three new smart initiatives to achieve sustainable development in Dubai. These three initiatives are firstly, solar panels on roofs. To encourage households and building owners to install photovoltaic solar panels to produce electricity and use it locally in buildings, DEWA will connect these panels to the grid and buy any excess generated; encouraging the use of renewable energy and increasing its share in the energy mix.

Secondly, Smart grids and smart applications will speed up connections and ensure faster response through immediate reconnection, while conserving the smart consumption using smart meters to promote sustainability of resources.

Thirdly, DEWA will construct and install charging stations for electric vehicles. The infrastructure and locations will be identified in coordination with the relevant authorities. This initiative puts Dubai as the first in the region and promotes the emirate’s role in energy sustainability.

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Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) said it has signed a contract with the Middle East branch of CESI, an Italian technical consulting and engineering firm, to provide consultancy services for connecting renewable energy generators to the DEWA grid as part of one of three key initiatives by DEWA to transform Dubai into a smart city.

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Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) said it has signed a contract with the Middle East branch of CESI, an Italian technical consulting and engineering firm, to provide consultancy services for connecting renewable energy generators to the DEWA grid as part of one of three key initiatives by DEWA to transform Dubai into a smart city.

“DEWA is committed to achieving the visionary directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, as outlined in the Green Economy for Sustainable Development initiative to transform the UAE into a smart, green economy and the Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030 to diversify Dubai’s energy mix,” said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Managing Director and CEO of DEWA, adding that the authority’s aim to produce 71 per cent of Dubai’s total power output from gas, 12 per cent from nuclear power, 12 per cent from clean coal and 5 per cent from solar power by 2030.

“By working to achieve these noble goals, we are working to ensure a brighter, sustainable future for the citizens and residents of Dubai, for generations to come,” Al Tayer said.

DEWA is contributing to building Dubai as a smart city through three new smart initiatives to achieve sustainable development in Dubai. These three initiatives are firstly, solar panels on roofs. To encourage households and building owners to install photovoltaic solar panels to produce electricity and use it locally in buildings, DEWA will connect these panels to the grid and buy any excess generated; encouraging the use of renewable energy and increasing its share in the energy mix.

Secondly, Smart grids and smart applications will speed up connections and ensure faster response through immediate reconnection, while conserving the smart consumption using smart meters to promote sustainability of resources.

Thirdly, DEWA will construct and install charging stations for electric vehicles. The infrastructure and locations will be identified in coordination with the relevant authorities. This initiative puts Dubai as the first in the region and promotes the emirate’s role in energy sustainability.

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