DEWA launches automatic smart grid restoration system
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Dubai’s DEWA launches automatic smart grid restoration system

Dubai’s DEWA launches automatic smart grid restoration system

The system improves grid automation, fault detection, retrieval of connections and supports DEWA’s efforts to maintain supplies

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DEWA launches automatic smart grid restoration system

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has launched an automatic smart grid restoration system to increase the control, management and monitoring of its power network.

The system works around the clock without any human intervention, using a smart, innovative, and central system that locates the fault in the power network, isolates it and automatically restores the service. This improves grid automation, fault detection and retrieval of connections. It also supports DEWA’s efforts to maintain supplies according to the highest standards of reliability, accountability, and efficiency.

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA, said: “With an investment of Dhs7bn, the Smart Grid is an integral part of DEWA’s strategy  for managing facilities and services using disruptive technologies and fourth Industrial Revolution applications. It supports the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 and the Dubai Net Zero Emissions Strategy 2050 to provide 100 per cent of the energy production capacity from clean energy sources by 2050.”

“DEWA’s adoption of the latest international technologies in power generation, transmission and distribution, has made it one of the best utilities worldwide. In 2021, DEWA achieved a new world record in electricity Customer Minutes Lost per year. Dubai recorded 1.43 minutes per customer, compared to around 15 minutes by leading utility companies in the European Union. This highlights DEWA’s ability to restore power during faults or unplanned outages. The percentage of losses in the electricity transmission and distribution networks in Dubai was 3.3 per cent compared to 6-7 per cent in Europe and the US,” added Al Tayer.

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