DEWA to show smart solutions at WETEX

DEWA announces plans for smart showcase at utilities exhibition

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DEWA to show smart solutions at WETEX DEWA will present a number of smart initiatives at WETEX, says Al Tayer.
By  Mark Sutton Published  October 8, 2018

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has highlighted some of the smart solutions it will be showcasing at the upcoming Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition (WETEX).

The event is focused on the latest developments and innovative solutions in renewable and traditional energy, including smart solutions.

Among the highlights of DEWA's presence will be Smart Grid and Meters, the Green Charger initiative to build the infrastructure for electric vehicles, DEWA's new smart headquarters building, the Solar Decathlon Middle East, and DEWAs artificial intelligence chatbot.

The show will include an Innovation Hall, which will host 17 local and international universities to highlight their role in addressing environmental issues, and to present research projects.

DEWA's presence at WETEX will also show developments in solar power.

His Excellency Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) commented: "DEWA is organising WETEX under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai; and under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance and President of DEWA, and is in line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to support a sustainable future and green economy in the UAE, and achieve the goals of the UAE Centennial 2071, UAE Vision 2021, the UAE Green Growth Strategy, Dubai Plan 2021, and the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 to make Dubai a global hub for clean energy and green economy by providing 7% of Dubai's total power output from clean energy by 2020, 25% by 2030, and 75% by 2050.

"WETEX has become an ideal platform for government entities, institutions, organisations, specialised companies, experts, manufacturers, and investors to learn about the latest developments and technologies in water, environment, oil and gas, and traditional and renewable energy. It also provides a unique opportunity for investors to establish trade relations and enhance their businesses by meeting representatives of major international companies under one roof," Al Tayer added.

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