Alstom opens smart grid centre in Dubai
Dubai, March 11, 2014
Alstom, a leading provider of advanced electrical grid solutions, has opened its first smart grid centre in the Middle East in Dubai.
The Dubai facility will enable Altstom customers to locally develop and integrate software and perform factory acceptance tests on site, said a statement.
The firm will provide customised training on all smart grid applications, using simulated protected customer network data for case studies, for the efficient implementation of new technologies as customers use smart grid solutions to monitor and manage their own networks, it said.
Grégoire Poux-Guillaume, president of Alstom Grid, said: “The inauguration of Alstom Smart Grid Centre in Dubai is a cornerstone of the group’s commitment to the development of the smart grid in the UAE and the Middle East region.”
“As smart grid technologies are integrated to existing infrastructure , customers in the region will benefit from the centre’s close links to Alstom’s Smart Grid Centres in France and US, using tools and processes with the latest technologies, and ongoing support from Alstom experts worldwide - in real-time.”
The Middle East region faces increasing demand for electricity, grid reliability, stability, and lower environmental impact, and the introduction of digital equipment and software applications into existing infrastructures will help power generation and electrical utilities to interconnect existing assets and optimise network control, making the most of energy available and ultimately working towards a smarter Grid with a lower carbon footprint. - TradeArabia News Service