The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has invested AED93 million ($25.3 million) to enhance its smart grid capabilities.
The investment will fund the design, manufacturing, provision and testing of some 990 Cast Resin Distribution transformers with LV Smart Meters. The contract has been awarded to various leading international transformer manufacturers.
The project falls under efforts by the utility to expand its energy distribution network and provide its services according to the highest international levels of efficiency, reliability, and availability. Read more: DEWA launches marketplace on Smart App
The transformers will be supplied through to July 2019 to increase the capacity, efficiency, and reliability of the electricity distribution network in Dubai.
DEWA says the project will ensure a continuous and stable supply of power to all customers.
“DEWA continues to implement vital development projects in line with its vision, which is aligned with federal and local strategies. These include the UAE Vision 2021, the National Agenda, the UAE Centennial 2071, Dubai Plan 2021, and the Smart Dubai initiative,” said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA.
“We have made significant achievements and excelled in our efficiency, sustainability, and optimal management of infrastructure investments, and smart network operations. In all our operations, we focus on availability, reliability, and efficiency in our electricity and water services,” added Al Tayer.
This article appeared on our sister website Smart Energy International.