Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, the MD and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), led a delegation that held discussions with senior officials from Huawei in China around strengthening cooperation and knowledge exchange in key areas such as energy storage, smart grids, digital transformation, cloud computing, and electric vehicle charging infrastructure.
The signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) focuses on expediting the process of digital transformation, promoting decarbonisation initiatives, and developing a future-oriented power communication network. These endeavours align with DEWA’s commitment to energy transformation, sustainability, and the pursuit of Net-Zero goals.
“We work with Huawei to exchange best practices and experiences and develop new technologies and solutions to enhance efficiency and sustainability in the electricity and water sectors and reduce the carbon emissions from the electricity production process. We aim to achieve the UAE’s environmental goals, especially as the country is upscaling its climate ambition and gearing up to host COP 28 in Expo City Dubai in November. COP28 marks the conclusion of the first Global Stocktake, a comprehensive assessment of the progress made in achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement,” said Al Tayer.
He added that the partnership has resulted in significant achievements over the past years in digital transformation, exchanging the best international solutions, experiences and practises, especially in innovation, disruptive technologies, smart grids, digital transformation, automation, cloud platforms, Artificial Intelligence, data security, and big data management, among others.
Jerry Liu, General Manager of Huawei Technologies UAE, in turn, stated, “The MoU enhances the collaboration of the two parties in the energy sector communication network, transmission communication network (multi planes network), distribution communication network (FLISR), electric power digital transformation service, Artificial Intelligence (AI) platform for electric power, overhead lines and substation inspection, Internet of Things (IoT) and maintenance, distributed energy resources integration and management, digital capacity enhancement to achieve carbon neutrality, data centres, charging network, and smart photovoltaic energy and energy storage system.”