Sunday 22 April 2018
A high-level delegation from the technology major, General Electric discussed increased cooperation in developing services and projects with Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) to consolidate the latter’s position as an innovative an efficient utilities provider.
Held on the sidelines of the World Government Summit 2018, on February 15, the discussion covered co-operation 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.
GE presented its latest solutions, technologies, and R&D efforts, especially in AI, robotics, and energy efficiency. Dewa’s key projects and programs including the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, and its efforts in research and development (R&D), drones, and 3D printing were discussed as well.
Dewa’s achievements in Shams Dubai initiative, which aims to encourage building owners to install photovoltaic systems to generate electricity and connect them to the grid were showcased. Also part of the discussion was the 250 MW 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. Dewa has also conducted a feasibility study to develop a 400 MW hydroelectric pumped-storage island.