UAE is a name that’s not unknown to anyone in the world, as it has become one of the most wanted and happening tourist attractions of the world. From Dubai Mall to the Burj Khalifa to the Burj Al Arab, UAE has it all.
UAE, however, is not known for its energy sector apart from crude oil and other petroleum products. The nation’s administration has now set a vision to achieve the best possible renewable energy approach by partnering with major private firms and also some institutions aiding it in this goal. United Arab Emirates due to its geographical location has the advantage of sunlight which is extremely powerful almost all year round. UAE has seen potential in renewable energy but is yet to recognize its name in the global markets as it is relatively new to the game and the fact that it is a nation of the Petroleum Association. Smart and connected systems that use technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution are in the objectives of providing state-of-the-art infrastructure and management of all facilities and services through smart and connected systems. They will use technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, unmanned aerial vehicles, energy storage, blockchain and The Internet of Things, etc. This supports Dewa’s (Dubai Electricity and Water Authority) vision to become a globally leading sustainable innovative corporation,” Waleed Salman, Executive Vice President of Business Development and Excellence at Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, said.
The Smart Grid is a key component of Dewa’s strategy to develop an advanced infrastructure for Smart Dubai’s initiative to transform Dubai into the smartest and happiest city in the world. The Smart Grid includes programs with investments of up to Dh7 billion that will be completed in the short, medium, and long-term until 2035,” said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of Dewa, commenting on its role in providing an advanced infrastructure in Dubai.