DEWA unveils Enterprise Service Bus project for its smart grid

By Arya M Nair, Intern Reporter
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Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has launched its Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) project for its smart grid, strengthening its business added value and enhancing readiness, resilience and dealing with various scenarios.

The project aims to identify and enable electric vehicle charging and uploading of consumption data; transfer meter readings, alarms, and events to Systems Applications and Products (SAP), as well as transfer, advanced metering infrastructure and IT assets data to big data analytics.

The project is designed to process 600 transactions per second, allowing DEWA to handle 4.9 million integration records to date, and completing 61 integration services, and developing 44 services to date.

DEWA is aiding Dubai’s progress in leading the future by reworking the traditional concepts of work mechanisms to suit rapid global changes in order to achieve its vision to become a globally leading sustainable innovative corporation. This supports the Dubai 10X initiative, which mandates the Government of Dubai to be a global leader that is ten years ahead of all other cities through government innovation and the reformation of traditional work mechanisms.

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer

“DEWA works tirelessly to support Dubai’s plans to utilize digital transformation and smart grids as well as the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) applications and disruptive technologies to serve the energy and water sectors and improve people’s lives and build a better future. This helps to make Dubai the happiest and smartest city in the world.”

The Smart Grid is a key component of DEWA’s strategy to develop an advanced infrastructure. The Grid includes investments of up to $2 billion that will be completed in the short, medium, and long-term until 2035.

The strategy includes different programs such as Advanced Metering Infrastructure for Electricity, Advanced Metering Infrastructure for Water, Asset Management, and Big Data, among others. Through its ‘Smart Applications through Smart Meters and Grids’, DEWA has installed more than 2 million electricity and smart water meters in Dubai.

Smart meters improve efficiency and reduce consumption while enabling customers to monitor their consumption anytime and anywhere. To encourage the use of sustainable transport like EV and hybrid vehicles, DEWA provides more than 300 Green Charger stations across Dubai, through its Green Charger initiative.

The smart grid’s ESB project includes integrating 7 IT systems, including EV charging point management system, advanced metering infrastructure- MDMS; advanced metering infrastructure- HES; SAP system; Mobility; DERASAT App (soft launch); and big data analysis – asset health center. The project encompasses three operational technology systems, including a network management system, energy management system, and distribution management system.

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