Dewa is keeping abreast of the latest technologies

Dewa is keeping abreast of the latest technologies

Dewa signs MoUs with Korea firms

May 2014

DUBAI Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has signed two MoUs with Korea Electric Power Corporation (Kepco) and the Korean Association of Machinery Industry (KOAMU), during the second day of the 16th Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition (Wetex) and Green Week.

Under the agreement with Kepco, the two will exchange information on smart grids, smart cities, demand side management, asset management, distribution automation, substation automation, advanced metering infrastructures, telecommunications, system integration, IT infrastructure, renewable energy, electric vehicles, micro grids, databases in the energy sector, investment and participating opportunities and performance benchmarking.

Dewa is also contributing to the construction of Dubai’s smart city through new initiatives to achieve sustainable development by encouraging houses and building owners to install photovoltaic (PV) panels to produce electricity from solar energy and to adopt smart applications to speed up service delivery as well as smart and rational consumption by installing smart meters.

Al Tayer: adopting the latest smart city trends

Al Tayer: adopting the latest smart city trends

“We are delighted to be working with Kepco. This agreement will be fruitful for both parties in terms of exchanging expertise and adopting the latest trends for smart cities around the world that are implemented in Dubai,” said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, vice chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy and managing director and CEO of Dewa.

“Kepco successfully completed the Smart Grid Test Bed Project on Jeju Island, Korea, last year, and is preparing for a nationwide deployment of the Smart Grid beginning in 2015. If Dewa applies Kepco’s verified technology in developing Dubai Smart City, Dewa will be able to save time and reduce project risks,” said Hwang.

The agreement, with KOAMU is to support the Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030, develop business relations in common areas, support and participate in exhibitions of mutual interest and exchange knowledge and experience.

This agreement will go a long way in further strengthening bilateral ties between Dewa and KOAMU on energy, water, environment and machinery. Also, it covers participation at exhibitions organised by each party including Wetex and the Korean Machinery Fair and the International Fair for Plant Operating Systems.

“We are proud to contribute to promoting trade relations in the energy sector with the UAE and Dubai in particular. We congratulate Dubai on launching the first Green Week, and we expect that this event will bring more success in spreading a conservation culture in Dubai,” said Young-Tahk, executive vice chairman of KOAMU.

KOAMU was established in 1968. It specialises in facilitating exchange of knowledge between the government and business sectors through formal and informal institutions.

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