DEWA registers patent for AI-powered Hydronet project

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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UAE’s state-owned utility service provider Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has registered a new patent for its Hydronet project, contributing to its track record of achievements.

The Hydronet project uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Deep Learning to track and manage the water network in Dubai remotely. The project can be combined with any SCADA system and provide real-time insights on the network’s current state.

It can also repair leaks in seconds with no human interference. This improves the water network productivity and the pipeline isolation in Dubai, and saves time and effort.

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, emphasized the dedication of the company to adopt innovation to promote its global position as one of the world’s most innovative utilities.

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer

“We work to achieve the Dubai 10X initiative launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to place Dubai 10 years ahead of other cities through innovative disruptive technologies. We also work to achieve DEWA’s vision to become a globally leading sustainable innovative corporation.”

”DEWA’s adoption of excellence standards has helped it surpass leading European and American companies over the past years. It has reduced losses in electricity transmission and distribution networks to 3.3 percent, compared to 6 to 7 percent recorded in Europe and the USA. Water network losses were 5.2 percent, compared to around 15 percent in North America,” added Mr. Al Tayer.

According to DEWA, the innovative Hydronet project will save $1.4 million (AED 5.3 million) per year. The project has received the silver Team Idea of the Year award at Ideas America 2020.