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Dewa's innovative system wins top honours at Asian Power Awards

DUBAI, November 22, 2020

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has won the Innovative Power Technology of the Year 2020 award at the 16th Asian Power Awards, considered one of the most prestigious electricity awards in Asia.
This is in recognition of its thermodynamic digital twin Gas Turbine Intelligent Controller (GTIC), the world’s first, said a statement from Dewa.
A team of Emirati engineers from Dewa, in collaboration with Siemens Energy, developed the GTIC which uses digital twinning, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to control the gas turbines at M-Station in Jebel Ali, the largest power and water desalination plant in the UAE. 
The system has improved efficiency, increased generation capacity, reduced fuel consumption and emissions. It is expected to save around AED17 million ($4.6 million) a year when fully applied.
On the top award, Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO, said: "The award is especially important because it recognises the unique capabilities and experience of Emiratis. It is a new global recognition that enhances the UAE’s position and consolidates its competitiveness in all areas."
"Dewa promotes innovation among its employees and all society members. It adopts innovation in its work through an institutional approach and is moving steadily towards the next 50 years by building a sustainable future," he added.
Last year, the Dubai utility secured three trophies at the 15th Asian Power Awards for Smart Grid Project of the Year; Transmission & Distribution Project of the Year; and Environmental Upgrade of the Year. In 2018, it won for Transmission & Distribution Project of the Year and Smart Grid Project of the Year.-TradeArabia News Service


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