DEWA unites with GMIS to promote clean energy innovation & sustainable industrial growth

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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UAE’s state-owned utility service provider Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has partnered with the Global Manufacturing and Industrialization Summit (GMIS) to promote the adoption of advanced technologies in the industrial sector.

According to the statement, the alliance intends to increase energy efficiency and accelerate the use of sustainable energy, through the adoption of latest technologies.

DEWA joins GMIS as a Foundation Partner to encourage the adoption of Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies and drive sustainable energy consumption in the industrial sector.

Furthermore, DEWA and GMIS will work together to encourage the use of modern energy-saving technology, such as smart applications and meters, and to increase cooperation between utility providers and industrial organizations in order to reduce energy waste.

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer

“DEWA’s partnership with the Global Manufacturing and Industrialization Summit is a crucial step in strengthening global and regional commitments by leveraging the latest technologies, policies and opportunities to build a more sustainable future for all, and to mitigate climate change. DEWA works in line with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to achieve the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050, which aims to provide 75 percent of Dubai’s total power capacity from clean energy sources by 2050. DEWA has launched several mega projects such as the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, the largest single-site solar park in the world based on the Independent Power Producer (IPP) model, with a planned production capacity of 5,000 MW by 2030.”

With the main focus on sustainability and energy efficiency, the fourth edition of the Summit (#GMIS2021) will feature panel sessions, presentations, interactive workshops, and networking events on a wide range of topics, including the future of renewable energy, digital mobility at work, women in leadership, the importance of quantum machine learning, and navigating health and safety in a cyber-physical environment.

Mr. Badr Al-Olama, Head of the GMIS Organizing Committee said, “Since its inception, DEWA has laid out a clear vision to adopt disruptive technologies and enable collaboration to drive the transition towards clean and alternative energy sources.”

“GMIS is proud to partner with DEWA, and through this partnership we will strengthen our shared commitment to capitalize on emerging technologies to promote long-term, inclusive economic progress and support the advancement of Sustainable Development Goals,” Mr. Al-Olama added.

The #GMIS2021, which will take place at EXPO’s Dubai Exhibition Centre from November 22 to 27, will bring together leaders from governments and some of the largest local and global organizations to discuss and debate how data, connectivity, and advanced technologies are shaping the future of manufacturing, sustainable energy production, supply chain management, and green manufacturing.

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