DEWA adopts cloud-based Predix

DUBAI, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, DEWA, is using the industry-wide Internet of Things (IoT) platform Predix.

Developed by General Electric, GE, the technology enables the connection of machines, data, and people to support DEWA’s digital capabilities and enable it to collect and analyse data in real time, to enhance the speed and efficiency of its operations.

The move is part of DEWA’s asset management innovation programme in DEWA’s electricity and water production at its Generation division, where assets will be integrated into power plants through the application of the Predix cloud-computing platform to provide analytical solutions for Big Data.

Applications include automated learning techniques and built-in Artificial Intelligence, AI, to predict the asset’s lifecycle and prevent future malfunctions by using a continuous asset monitoring service to pre-identify and analyse root causes. This is part of DEWA’s efforts to support innovation and keep pace with the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

The twin-digital concept is used on the Predix platform to build digital models of power station assets and operations. These models contribute to the management of advanced analytical applications, which in turn provide a comprehensive vision to assist in the assessment and improvement of operations. DEWA began the implementation of this initiative in the L1 station as a first step to integrate with the platform.

“Our vision is based on innovation, and supported by the National Innovation Strategy, launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, to make the UAE one of the most innovative countries in the world. This initiative supports making use of the technologies of the 4th Industrial Revolution such as AI, Robotics, Blockchain, and the Internet of Things to support the 10X initiative to propel Dubai into the future, putting it 10 years ahead of other global cities through disruptive innovation and R&D, for generations to come,” said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA.

Source: Emirates News Agency