DEWA explores improved cooperation with Siemens

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Dubai Electricity and Water Authority’s (DEWA) MD and CEO, HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer has discussed the latest advancements in smart grid technology with Ms. Sabine Erlinghagen, CEO of Grid Software at Siemens.

The meeting discussed the latest developments in the energy industry and explored ways to enhance collaboration between DEWA and Siemens in smart grid technology and the role of smart grids in improving the efficient and sustainable distribution of energy.

The discussions also focused on the latest advancements in digital technologies and their uses in improving the performance of smart grids.

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“DEWA has been at the forefront of adopting smart grid technologies to enhance the efficiency and sustainability of its operations. DEWA’s smart grid, with total investments of up to $1.9 million (AED 7 billion) until 2035, has advanced features, including interoperability between different parts of the electricity and water networks. It ensures the seamlessness and availability of round-the-clock integrated and connected services, according to the highest standards of availability, reliability, and sustainability. This enables DEWA to develop state-of-the-art infrastructure for managing facilities and services according to smart and integrated systems using the latest disruptive technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), blockchain, energy storage, and the Internet of Things (IoT).”

“Siemens is proud to be DEWA’s partner for over 30 years and to deliver technology that is helping the company reach its sustainability targets. Be it for grid planning, operation, or maintenance, Siemens Grid Software is key for DEWA to increasing the hosting capacity for renewables in its power grid without compromising on reliability, safety, and efficiency. DEWA and Siemens are committed to operating grids at 100 percent renewable, in support of the global effort for a net zero world,” said Ms. Erlinghagen.

Furthermore, Ms. Erlinghagen commended DEWA’s efforts in adopting smart grid technology and highlighted Siemens’ commitment to supporting DEWA in achieving its sustainability goals, and also emphasized the importance of collaboration between public and private organizations in developing innovative solutions for the energy industry.

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