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Dewa to unveil key renewable energy projects at WEC

DUBAI, September 7, 2019

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) is set to highlight its key initiatives and projects aimed at boosting the share of renewable and clean energy sources at the upcoming World Energy Congress (WEC).
 
The 24th edition of WEC will be held from September 9 to 12 in Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre under the theme "Energy for Prosperity".
 
At the event, Dewa will highlight its key initiatives and projects that will increase the share of renewable and clean energy sources and foster innovation across all its operations. 
 
The Dubai utility firm is also sponsoring the Start-up Energy Transition (SET) Awards at the WEC, to support entrepreneurs in the clean and renewable energy sector.
 
"The WEC is an important platform that will bring together experts, specialists, and decision-makers from around the world to exchange best practices and learn about the latest technologies, and investment opportunities in the renewable and clean energy sector, and evaluate the competitiveness of global energy options," said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, the managing drector and CEO.
 
Dewa’s stand at WEC will include a model of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, the largest single-site solar park in the world with a planned capacity of 5,000 megawatts (MW) by 2030 and investments totalling Dh50 billion. Dewa will also highlight the electric vehicle (EV) Green Charger initiative, to develop the infrastructure of electric vehicle charging stations. 
 
It will highlight the Shams Dubai initiative, which encourages building owners to install photovoltaic solar panels to produce clean energy and connect the systems to Dewa’s grid.
 
It is also displaying a model of the Smart Grid Station (SGS) which highlights the smart city model through three concepts or systems: the smart office, smart building, and smart factory.
 
Dewa will also highlight its value-added services such as the Smart Response service for electricity and water technical notifications through its smart app and website as well as Rammas, its virtual AI employee, said the statement from the utility firm.
 
Since 1924, the World Energy Council has organised the WEC every three years in one of the major cities or capitals around the world.
 
This is the first time it will be hosted in an Arab city, and the UAE will also be the first OPEC member to host this global conference.-TradeArabia News Service 



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