HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), inaugurated the two-day innovation exhibition at the solar garden in the Jebel Ali power and desalination station complex. DEWA organised this as part of its Innovation Week, which represents its participation in UAE Innovation Month. UAE Innovation Month was announced by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, with the theme, ‘Innovation starts with you.’
The innovative solar garden is irrigated using the Potable Solar Desalination unit, which is one of DEWA’s innovations to desalinate water using photovoltaic solar panels.
Al Tayer toured the accompanying exhibition and visited all the stalls, which were made from recycled materials, by DEWA employees. He reviewed DEWA’s innovations including the One-Way Data System, which received an international patent. He also listened to details about the Gas Turbine Smart Controller system, which is based on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Self Learning. A gas turbine simulation programme was designed specifically to conduct the necessary tests that lasted for one year, and was then successfully implemented at the M station. It will be implemented across all the stations. This system will improve the efficiency and reliability of turbines and reduce Nitrogen Oxides emissions.
Al Tayer watched a video on innovative use of robots in generators’ maintenance, which was implemented across all the Generation Division’s unit. It has contributed to reducing maintenance process by up to 50%. Other innovations included the use of Big Data in developing the Division’s workflow mechanism. This contributed to the establishment of the Smart Power Plant for effective monitoring of the stations. Al Tayer