Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) signed an agreement with Amity University Dubai to promote best practices on renewable energy, smart grids and emerging technologies.
The MoU was signed by HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, and Dr Ajit Kumar Nagpal, chairman and director general of the Amity University Middle East Initiative.
The MoU aims to strengthen cooperation between DEWA and Amity University, and exchange knowledge and conduct academic and applied research and studies. This will develop the renewable and alternative energy sector in fields such as energy analysis and planning support; support planning to analyse resources in support of renewable energy generation; and technical, economic and environmental analysis of the alternative future energy scenarios, with consideration of interrelated energy, water and land use issues. The MoU also includes Energy Systems Integration which focuses on grid integration of inverters with related testing and standards, and analysing, modelling, simulation and testing of the effect of smart grid measures on grid performance, and energy storage to support high penetration renewable energy deployment and electric vehicle integration.
Al Tayer said: “The MoU is a reflection of the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to shape the future and employ innovative technologies and solutions. This aims to transform Dubai into a global hub for sustainability and green economy through ambitious clean and renewable energy projects, and promoting sustainable development.”
Al Tayer added that priority should be given to research and development (R&D) with a focus on solar power, to meet the objectives of Smart Dubai to make Dubai the smartest and happiest city in the world.