DEWA, GE collaborate to boost power supply in Dubai
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has revealed that it would continue to work with GE in various fields to help bridge the gap between power demand and supply in Dubai
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has revealed that it would continue to work with GE in various fields to help bridge the gap between power demand and supply in Dubai.
This follows a meeting between a high level delegation from GE and senior DEWA officials during the World Government Summit 2018.
During the meeting, DEWA CEO and MD Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer presented DEWA’s key projects and programmes including the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, and its efforts in Research and Development (R&D), drones, and 3D printing. He also talked about DEWA’s achievements in Shams Dubai initiative, which aims to encourage building owners to install photovoltaic systems to generate electricity and connect them to DEWA’s grid.
Al Tayer also talked about the 250MW hydroelectric pumped-storage station that will make use of the water stored in the Hatta Dam, which is the first of its kind in the GCC countries. He also referred to the feasibility study that DEWA launched to develop a 400MW hydroelectric pumped-storage island.
The meeting discussed ways to enhance cooperation in digital technologies, Artificial Intelligence (AI), sustainability, energy efficiency, smart grids, innovation, energy storage, and other technologies to improve efficiency in the production, transmission and distribution of energy and water. The two sides also cooperate in developing services and projects to enhance DEWA’s position as one of the best utilities in the world, and enhance Dubai’s leading position globally.
GE delegation presented the latest solutions, technologies, and Research & Development efforts, especially in AI, robotics, and energy efficiency.
The delegation from General Electric (GE) included Azeez Mohammed, President and CEO of GE's Power Conversion, and Dr. Dalya Al Muthanna, President & CEO of GE Gulf.
The meeting was also attended by HE Ahmed Buti Al Muhairbi, Secretary General of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy and Abdul Rahim Sultan, Director - World Green Economy Organisation (WGEO).