Dubai Energy and Water Authority (Dewa) has won three trophies at the 15th Asian Power Awards in three categories, at a ceremony held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Dewa has won the Smart Grid Project of the Year for its work on the Dewa Smart Grid Station, which uses a variety of smart grid technologies to generate power through renewable sources, such as solar, and wind power to maximise energy efficiency through the real-time monitoring of control systems, especially during peak load, to transform and control load, and water conservation, a Wam news agency report said.
It also won Environmental Upgrade of the Year for the Dewa Substation Sustainable Initiative associated with green energy projects, and Transmission and Distribution Project of the Year for the Distribution Substation Automation.
Saeed Mohammad Al Tayer, Managing Director and CEO of Dewa, congratulated the teams working on the three winning projects. "The Dewa’s accomplishment at the Asian Power 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 His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, to make Dubai the smartest and happiest city in the world," Al Tayer said.
"Winning the Environmental Upgrade of the Year for the Dewa Substation Sustainable Initiative shows our excellence in public facilities and the priority we give to innovation to improve our performance. This has streamlined the testing of high-voltage cables in the transmission stations between the transformer and the gas-insulated switches, in addition to reducing the cost and work that includes the use of SF6 gas by 85 percent in the gas-insulated key room rather than installing multiple test adapters," he added.
"We are also building a wide and integrated smart grid that is a key component of our strategy to develop advanced infrastructure to support Dubai's efforts to become a smart and happy city. The smart grid strategy contains 10 programmes to be completed over the short, medium and long terms 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 serve our customers better, by identifying opportunities for future improvements within our sector," concluded Al Tayer.