DEWA’s projects and initiatives attract many visitors at 5th DIGAE

DUBAI, — Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has concluded its successful participation at the 5th Dubai International Government Achievements Exhibition (DIGAE), which was held from 2nd-4th April 2017, under the theme: ‘National Governments .. Global Achievements’.

DEWA’s stand attracted many visitors who commended its innovative projects and initiatives, and actively took part in discussions, lectures, and workshops that were organised by DEWA and supervised by specialists, experts, and media figures.

A number of high-ranking officials visited DEWA’s stand at DIGAE. These included Lieutenant General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Deputy Chief of Police and Public Security in Dubai, who reviewed the Hassyan clean coal power plant.

The clean coal plant is the first of its kind in the region and adopts the latest technologies and best international standards. Abdulla Abdul Rahman Al Shaibani, Secretary General of the Executive Council of Dubai, reviewed DEWA’s innovative initiatives and key projects of the UAE Water Aid Foundation (Suqia), under the umbrella of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives.

The projects, which are implemented in cooperation with DEWA, include a mobile solar-powered water desalination plant that uses reverse osmosis technology, and Research and Development (R&D) in using solar energy in water desalination and purification.

He was also briefed about the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Water Award, worth USD1 million to find sustainable solutions to help address water scarcity in the world.

Mattar Al Tayer, Director General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai, also visited DEWA’s stand. He was briefed on the latest developments of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park and DEWA’s smart initiatives: Shams Dubai to connect solar energy to houses and buildings, smart applications through smart meters and grids, and the Green Charger to build the infrastructure and electric vehicle charging stations.

Source: Emirates News Agency