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Dewa, Siemens discuss innovations and technologies in energy sector


Dewa collaborates with Siemens on a range of sectors.

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) and Siemens have organised a technology talk titled ‘Scenario 2030’ where both sides discussed innovations and technologies of the future in the energy sector.

These included energy storage, Artificial Intelligence (AI), smart grids, and energy efficiency among other topics. The meeting supports the long-term strategic partnership between Dewa and Siemens for over three decades.

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dewa; Helmut Von Struve, CEO Siemens Middle East; Dietmar Siersdorfer, CEO, Siemens Energy Middle East; Franco Atassi, CEO, Siemens Smart Infrastructure Middle East; and officials from both sides took part in the virtual meeting.

In his keynote speech, Al Tayer noted that the strategic partnership between Dewa and Siemens dates back to more than 30 years.

“At Dewa, we are guided by the vision and directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to make Dubai the city of the future.”

“Our strategies and plans are also aligned with the federal and local strategies to support the economic growth and develop innovative and sustainable clean energy solutions. We have learned from our wise leadership that challenges are good opportunities to create innovative solutions.”

“The lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic emphasise that utilities must continually develop their proactive risk management to increase their agility and resilience, and their ability to grow and thrive in all circumstances,” said Al Tayer.

Al Tayer noted that Dewa collaborates with Siemens on a wide range of sectors, especially technological solutions for power generation.

Together, they have pioneered innovative sustainable solutions such as Gas Turbine power augmentation through Wet Compression technology for “E” and “F” Class machines, which increases capacity, improves efficiency, and reduces emissions at a fraction of market price.

The effective collaboration between Dewa and Siemens also resulted in developing the World’s 1st Intelligent Controller for F-Class Gas Turbines that uses big data, machine learning, and AI algorithm to improve efficiency, increase capacity, and reduce emissions.

Teams from Dewa and Siemens also work together on other areas of R&D including smart grids, integration of renewable energy and distributed generation in the electricity grid, energy storage systems, Internet of Things, using Artificial Intelligence in power generation, energy efficiency, cybersecurity, robotics, smart buildings, and building national capacities in the energy sector.

One of the promising projects that Dewa is implementing with Siemens and Expo 2020 Dubai, is the Green Hydrogen project to produce hydrogen gas using solar power, at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, the largest single-site solar park in the world with a capacity of 5,000MW by 2030. “Innovation is at the core of our DNA. Dewa has an integrated value-chain from planning, power generation, water production, transmission, distribution to delivering electricity and water services according to the highest standards of safety, efficiency, reliability and availability to over 900,000 customers, with assets totalling Dhs171 billion.

WAM/ Agencies

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