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Dubai Energy and Water Authority (DEWA) has won 3 trophies at the 15th Asian Power Awards in three categories.

The awards were held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The awards include:

  • Smart Grid Project of the Year – The utility deployed multiple smart grid technologies at its smart grid station to maximise renewable energy generation using solar and wind.

The technologies helped the utility to maximise both consumer and grid efficiency through real-time monitoring of control systems, especially during peak load, to transform and control load, and water conservation.

  • Environmental Upgrade of the Year for deploying green energy projects
  • Transmission & Distribution Project of the Year for the Distribution Substation Automation.

HE Saeed Mohammad Al Tayer, the CEO of DEWA, said the “Awards reaffirms our efforts to enhance the UAE's international prestigious position in the field of sustainable development and green economy, and its commitment to achieving the vision of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to make Dubai the smartest and happiest city in the world.

 “DEWA is committed to the UAE Centennial 2071, UAE Vision 2021, and the Dubai Plan 2021 to establish Dubai as a smart and sustainable city, by finding a balance between sustainable development and environmental preservation for generations to come. In line with our vision to become a globally leading sustainable innovative corporation, we seek to shape the future of the local, regional, and global energy sectors. We will do this through government innovation and by keeping pace with the Fourth Industrial Revolution and adopting innovative disruptive technologies in various fields, including AI, Robotics, IoT, and 3D printing to anticipate and shape the future of energy,” added Al Tayer.

“The smart grid strategy contains 10 programmes to be completed over the short, medium and long-term by 2035. These programmes are Advanced Metering Infrastructure for Electricity, Advanced Metering Infrastructure for Water, Asset Management, Distribution Automation, Information Technology Infrastructure, Transmission Automation, System Integration, Telecommunications, Big Data and Analytics, and Security. This will help us to serve our customers better, by identifying opportunities for future improvements within our sector.”