DEWA connects database to Federal Atmatah system

DEWA will make energy production and consumption data available to Ministry of Energy big data system

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By  Mark Sutton Published  October 30, 2016

DEWA has become the first utility to connect its data to the Federal Atmatah database, which will be used in developing energy strategy for the UAE.

Atmatah is a database of energy information, maintained by the Ministry of Energy, which will provide data to government users to track production and consumption trends and other data for planning and management.

DEWA's database has been connected to Atmatah, to share data automatically with stakeholders and develop national energy policy.

HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO DEWA, commented: "Establishing national plans, policies, and programmes, depends largely on availability, accuracy, and quality of statistics related to energy generation and use. In smart cities, all stakeholders will benefit and cooperate, including water, electricity, communications, transportation, education, and healthcare service providers, and other government and private organisations. This helps to establish a social communication system, and infrastructure, based on the highest levels of efficiency and accountability.

"Open and shared data plays an important role to enhance transformation into a knowledge-based economy, by encouraging innovation and creativity and using data to find innovative solutions, developing smart and new applications and services with added value, and supporting scientific research through studies, as per the statistics provided by organisations. This will further establish an environment to facilitate business and investment. Through this connection, government and private organisations will be able to save time, efforts, and money. It also helps in decision making, depending on available data," said Al Tayer.

Al Tayer said that DEWA's smart grid strategy includes plans for advanced metering for water and electricity, asset management, demand response, distribution automation, information technology infrastructure, substation automation, system integration, telecommunications, big data and analytics, and security. Data from smart grids and meters will be analysed to improve efficiency and reliability of services, and to identify future areas for improvement.

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