Sun 25-02-2018 21:51 PM
DUBAI, 25th February, 2018 (WAM) -- Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, DEWA, has today inaugurated a joint workshop between DEWA and Swiss firm ABB at Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights hotel.
The workshop on ‘Innovative Technology Knowledge Share for a Stronger, Smarter and Greener Grid’ is part of DEWA’s strategy to enhance strategic partnerships with leading international companies.
Waleed Salman, Executive Vice President of Business Development and Excellence; Abdullah Obaidullah, Executive Vice President of Water & Civil, Dr Yousef Al Akraf, Executive Vice President of Business Support and Human Resources; Marwan bin Haidar, Executive Vice President of Innovation and the Future, and Khawla Al Mehairi, Executive Vice President of Strategy and Government Communications at DEWA, all attended the workshop.
The workshop was also attended by Dr Mostafa Al Guezeri, Managing Director of the Gulf & Near East, Noaman Amjad, Group Senior Vice President, Global Head of Marketing & Sales of the Power Grids Division, and Jari Kaija, Group Senior Vice President and Head of Customer Service at ABB Group.
The workshop included a number of sessions including: Digital Transformation with Asset Health Management, Digital Distribution Transformers, Digital Substations solutions, Cyber Security, and HVDC.
"I am pleased to welcome you to this workshop organised by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) and ABB to exchange best practices, experiences and updates on Innovative Technology Knowledge Sharing for a Stronger, Smarter & Greener Grid. At DEWA, we are guided by the vision and directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, in all our ambitious initiatives and development projects. This supports the objectives of the UAE Centennial 2071, the UAE Vision 2021, and the Dubai Plan 2021 to secure a happy future and better future for generations to come, and raise the UAE’s status to become the best country in the world.
We have a holistic approach for the energy sector and we have translated this approach into workable strategies. We are securing our supply by diversifying the energy mix, to include clean energy that will provide 75% of Dubai’s total power output by 2050, in line with Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050. To achieve this, we have launched many green programmes and initiatives including the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, which is the largest single-site solar park in the world with a total capacity of 5,000MW by 2030," said Al Tayer in his keynote speech.