DEWA-KEPCO break ground on Smart Grid Station
The Smart Grid Station in Ruwayyah will combine smart grids with smart buildings, and its future plans include the construction of smart homes in Dubai
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) conducted a ground-breaking ceremony for the first phase of its Smart Grid Station (SGS) project.
Korea Electric Power Company (KEPCO) will work with DEWA on the development.
The project is aimed at combining smart grids and smart buildings.
Saeed al Tayer, managing director and CEO of DEWA, said: "DEWA is exploring the concept of Smart Grid Stations, which connect smart buildings to each other to share information, to help improve energy and water efficiency and make optimal use of renewable energy within a smart city.
"Upon completing the project, we will cooperate with KEPCO to construct a group of smart residential buildings, further transforming Dubai into a smart city," Al Tayer added, according to Dubai Media Office.
The development features smart elements such as smart homes, photovoltaic panels, wind turbines, an energy-storage system, a smart water system, a smart-cooling system, energy-demand units, distribution automation, smart devices, and smart lighting.
DEWA signed a contract with KEPCO in November 2015 to build the SGS at its green vehicle workshop in Ruwayyah.