Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is transforming all its independently-operating power stations into a network of smart-grid-enabled smart power plants, WAM reports.

“DEWA’s Smart Power Plants system is designed to achieve the vision of Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who said that, ‘Innovation must become a government habit, a daily practice, and a solid institutional culture. The new objective of our government is to become the most innovative in the world,'” comments DEWA’s MD and CEO Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer.

The development of DEWA’s Smart Power Plants system dates back to 2014. It has transformed its existing power station data into a series of reports that can be utilized by DEWA specialists to support their decision-making and transform the huge amount of data into an innovative graphic display, providing a comprehensive and transparent real-time view of the status of stations so that staff can analyse problems such as technical failures and support rapid and accurate decision-making, especially during emergency situations.