- Event highlights DEWA’s efforts to enhance leadership in sustainability, innovation and future-shaping.
- Exhibition showcases its most prominent programmes to promote digital transformation.
- DEWA also shed light on its initiatives that encourage employees and customers to participate in achieving sustainable development and protecting natural resources.
Dubai, UAE: Innovative programmes that use the 4th Industrial Revolution technologies are being showcased at the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) headquarters, where an exhibition has kicked off Wednesday.
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Managing Director & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), inaugurated the exhibition in conjunction under the theme "UAE Innovates 2023".
The exhibition showcases its most prominent programmes to promote its digital transformation process. DEWA also shed light on its initiatives that encourage employees and customers to participate in achieving sustainable development and protecting natural resources.
Sustainability, innovation, future-shaping
Al Tayer highlighted DEWA’s efforts to enhance its leadership in the areas of sustainability, innovation and future-shaping in all its projects and initiatives to achieve the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 and the Dubai Net Zero Carbon Emissions Strategy 2050 to provide 100% of Dubai’s total power production capacity from clean energy sources by 2050.
This is through focusing on innovation and technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, digital transformation, and circular economy as key enablers for achieving sustainability. This is especially important during the Year of Sustainability, where efforts are multiplied to enhance the position and competitiveness of the UAE and Dubai in all areas.
“The UAE Innovates is an annual occasion to highlight the excellence and accomplishments that we have achieved, thanks to the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and our relentless efforts to achieve the vision of His Highness to make innovation a work culture and lifestyle,” Al Tayer said.
“Year after year, DEWA strengthens its leading position in the world as one of the most innovative utilities, which confirms that we are on the right track to make Dubai the smartest and happiest city in the world and a global model for quality of life and services. DEWA has always been proactive in providing innovative services and programmes that aid Dubai’s progress into leading the future by reshaping the traditional work mechanisms to suit the rapid global changes. DEWA is the first utility globally and the first UAE government entity to enrich its services with ChatGPT technology supported by Microsoft. It is also the 1st local government organisation to launch its platform on the Metaverse,” added Al Tayer.
Al Tayer was accompanied by Marwan Bin Haidar, Executive Vice President - Innovation & the Future at DEWA, Waleed Bin Salman, Executive Vice President - Business Development and Excellence at DEWA, Dr. Yousef Al Akraf, Executive Vice President - Business Support and Human Resources at DEWA, Khawla Al Mehairi, EVP - Strategy & Government Communications at DEWA, and a number of DEWA’s officials.
Al Tayer toured DEWA’s exhibition where DEWA showcases its Interactive Web Service for Distribution Renewable Resources Generation (DRRG) profiles; Power Network Real-time Simulator, which contains different energy source points to study the impact of these energy sources on the network, how to protect it, and how to make maximum use of it; Smart Recycle Bin on Smart Office, that supports DEWA’s sustainable efforts by encouraging employees to recycling of plastic and aluminium cans.
It also showcases Temi Robot as a Guide, and welcomes the visitors of DEWA’s innovation activities and introduces them to DEWA’s projects and innovations.
Waee Platform aims to enrich employees about information security, to protect DEWA’s cyberspace, and to create a safe and sustainable work environment, through a set of training courses and awareness sessions that are focused on information security.
Also showcased is DEWA Digital Mapping Solution, a 3D Mapping solution for the digitisation of assets and environments with LiDAR technology; and PoC for Automation of Asset Tracking that automatically synchronises with the SAP system.
Al Tayer was briefed on E-ATQEN System, which identifies lapses in Infrastructure (information) NOC process. It assesses risks as per DEWA Enterprises Risk Management and takes corrective action, and mitigation plans to prevent future mistakes.
The exhibit also shows the Future Signal Catalogue (FSC) is an online platform that allows employees to identify and post about future signals and trends. It also allows employees to view, discuss and analyse signals, which can be turned into initiatives; Future Trends Platform enables users to access the latest innovations worldwide, and shows examples of innovative practices in different industries and in products, services, technologies and much more.
DEWA also highlights its Future Shaping Online courses via the iLearn platform to encourage employees to grow their skills in the Future Shaping field; Integrated Innovation Initiative; PoC unified Processes, which enables employees to imagine the future of DEWA by presenting their ideas on the work, technologies, innovation platforms, sustainability, and digital government, as well as unify all PoC evaluation and reporting processes, for internal & external challenges.
Also highlighted is the DEWA SMART Library, a gateway to both the internal and external knowledge resources; and Tech Radar Platform which allows employees to explore the number of emerging technologies adopted/not adopted, the status, benefits and the impact of the mentioned technologies on business.