HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), has inaugurated DEWA Innovation Week at DEWA’s head office as part of its involvement in UAE Innovation Month 2019. Al Tayer was accompanied by DEWA’s Executive Vice Presidents and Vice Presidents. Activities will until Thursday, 28 February 2019 at DEWA’s head office, the DEWA Campus for Occupational and Academic Development in Hudaibah, and its stand at City Walk.
The activities at DEWA’s head office include lectures, workshops, and presentations by specialist DEWA staff and other experts. DEWA is presenting its innovations and futuristic projects; inventions and innovations by staff; and projects and innovations by university students and DEWA’s partners. There are also recreational activities and competitions for visitors.
DEWA is also organising 25 workshops at the DEWA Campus for Occupational and Academic Development. It will also organise the 8th annual Innovation & the Future Conference on 28 February 2019 where prominent innovators and creative people will discuss a number of topics related to the Fourth Industrial Revolution, such as disruptive technologies and blockchain.
“Innovation is a key element at DEWA and we are committed to including it in our various strategies and initiatives in line with the vision and directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, who once said, “Governments that set an example for innovation have the power to implant a nationwide culture of creativity. When such a culture takes root, people feel inspired to run further with their ideas.” In line with DEWA’s vision to become a leading sustainable innovative global corporation, DEWA’s operations and services are constantly evolving as we adopt innovation as a key pillar for continuous improvement and development. We adopt a culture of innovation as an organisational value to improve the efficiency and performance of government work. DEWA provides everything needed to enhance knowledge and creative capabilities and establish a creative and innovative work environment,” said Al Tayer.
The projects on display at DEWA’s head office include autonomous inspection drones to detect solar panel failures; an energy recycling system that converts infrared, light, and sound from appliances into electricity for low-energy devices; an HD camera with Artificial Intelligence that builds 3D models for DEWA’s projects and monitors their progress; an air conditioner that uses 70-80% less energy compared to conventional units; a by re-engineered gas turbine that has broken a world record for working with the least amount of stoppages; a device to detect cracks in photovoltaic panels, and other projects in DEWA’s areas of work.