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Emirates News Agency – “Dubai Electricity” discusses collaboration with the Global Smart and Sustainable Cities Organization


  • DEWA is discussing collaboration with the World Smart and Sustainable Cities Organization (WeGO).

DUBAI, 22nd May, 2020 (WAM) — His Excellency Saeed Mohammed Al Dyer, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, and Suk Park, Secretary General of the World Smart and Sustainable Cities Organization (WeGO) High Level Group comprising Zhang and Director of Program Department Eunbeol Elena Cho discussed ways to use smart technologies and innovative solutions to achieve the goals of urban sustainability and sustainable development.

Waleed bin Salman, Executive Vice President of Business Development and Specialization, discussed the experiences and best practices of cooperation between DEWA and the World Smart and Sustainable Cities Organization, which comprises 215 members in Seoul, South Korea. From local governments, institutions and companies around the world.

Al Tayer explained during the meeting that the wise leadership of the UAE places great importance on environmental sustainability and promoting the happiness and well-being of citizens, residents and visitors. Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, may God bless him,” and aims to make Dubai the smartest and happiest city in the world through several world-leading projects in the renewable sector and clean energy, smart grid, research and development and others. , within the framework of DEWA’s vision to be the world’s leading sustainable and innovative company committed to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050.

Smart cities focus on increasing the percentage of renewable and clean energy, improving energy efficiency and reducing environmental impact, highlighting the authority’s plans and projects to achieve the objectives of the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 and Carbon Neutrality Strategy 2050. The Emirate of Dubai will provide 100% clean energy by 2050. The Authority’s most important projects to achieve these goals are the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, the world’s largest solar energy complex (on a single site) independent production system, the current generation capacity of the complex is 2,327 MW using photovoltaic and concentrated solar energy technologies, which is the total energy of Dubai. Reaches 15.7% of production capacity. The complex will have a capacity of 5,000 MW by 2030 and, when completed, will reduce carbon emissions by 6.5 million tonnes annually.

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He highlighted the power’s smart network and its role in supporting a smart city by managing facilities and services through interconnected systems that adopt the latest disruptive technologies of the fourth industrial revolution, including artificial intelligence, blockchain, energy storage, Internet of Things and others. It surpasses the elite of European and American companies in efficiency and reliability.

He said that by 2022, the percentage of losses in electricity transmission and distribution networks in Dubai will reach 2.2% compared to 6-7% in Europe and the US, and the percentage of losses in water networks will decrease to 4.5% compared to 15%. % in North America, and the authority reached a world record.New in average power outages per subscriber, Dubai recorded an average of 1.19 minutes of power outages per year, compared to 15 minutes for selected electricity companies in the European Union.

Al Tayer touched on the “Green Charger for Electric Vehicles” initiative launched by DEWA in 2015 to encourage the purchase of electric vehicles, the authority has installed more than 370 green charger stations across the Emirate of Dubai, and the authority aims to reach 1,000 stations. By the end of the year. 2025.

For its part, representatives of the World Smart and Sustainable Cities Organization praised DEWA’s sustainability and shift towards renewable and clean energy, supporting Dubai’s vision of being a smart and sustainable city.

The organization’s team affirmed their desire to improve cooperation with the authority in urban sustainability and the use of smart technologies and innovative solutions.

Dina Omar / Salama Al Shamsi

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