Emirates News Agency – DEWA sets world records for energy and water performance

DUBAI, May 10, 2022 (WAM) – The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has set world records in the electricity and water sector, beating a number of leading utilities in the European Union and the United States. various indicators of global competitiveness.

This is the result of DEWA’s adoption of the latest international technologies in energy and water production, transmission and distribution. DEWA’s success has put it at the forefront of outstanding and innovative public services around the world.

DEWA MD and CEO Said Mohamed Al Tayer said: “DEWA uses the latest smart tools and technologies and develops its in-house technologies to increase the capacity and efficiency of its generation, transmission and distribution networks. DEWA attaches great importance to innovation and considers it a key pillar. to develop its services, initiatives, strategies and work plans to improve DEWA’s competitiveness and ensure the happiness of all stakeholders.

Over the past decade, DEWA has reduced lost customer minutes (CML) in Dubai from 6.88 minutes per year in 2012 to just 1.43 minutes in 2021, the lowest in the world.

In 2012, the percentage of losses in the water distribution network was 10.9%, while in 2021 this percentage reached 5.3%, compared to about 15% in North America.

Meanwhile, the percentage of losses in electricity transmission and distribution networks in Dubai was 3.3%, compared to 6-7% in the EU and the US. The availability and reliability of power plants in the summer reached 99.66% and 99.98%, respectively, which is one of the highest in the world.

DEWA has also managed to increase fuel efficiency in its production units to around 90% to compete with the best international standards. DEWA’s use of the latest innovative technologies has also improved production efficiency by 37.63% between 2006 and 2021, resulting in significant financial savings and a 32% reduction in carbon emissions.

In addition to increasing production efficiency in natural gas-fired power plants, DEWA has succeeded in increasing the efficiency of photovoltaic solar panels. His original designs used first-generation thin-film photovoltaic panels with an efficiency of only 11.8%, and today he has managed to achieve an efficiency of 19%. After DEWA uses mono-solar technology, self-cleaning techniques and an advanced system to track the movement of the sun, the efficiency of electricity generation will increase to more than 24%.

Using Digital DEWA, ​​its digital component, the organization is working to redefine the concept of utility and transform DEWA into the world’s first digital service with separate renewable energy and storage systems. The widespread use of artificial intelligence (AI) and digital services makes Dubai the first city to provide electricity and water services through AI.

Translated by Mervat Mahmoud.


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