ROME, 3rd February, 2018 (WAM) — A delegation of the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, DEWA, headed by its MD and CEO Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, has visited Enel’s Group headquarters and facilities in Rome.
Enel Group is a global market leader with domain expertise in the production and distribution of electricity and natural gas serving over 65 million end users worldwide.
DEWA was invited by Enel to enhance co-operation and exchange best expertise and global experiences and practices and conduct benchmarking in smart metres, smart networks, cyber security, innovation, disruptive technologies, and the latest developments in digital transformation and automation.
The delegation included Nasser Lootah, Executive Vice President of Generation at DEWA, Waleed Salman, Executive Vice President of Business Development and Excellence at DEWA, Dr. Yousef Al Akraf, Executive Vice President of Business Support and Human Resources, Marwan Bin Haidar, Executive Vice President of Innovation and the Future, and Ahmed Abdullah, Senior Manager of External Communications.
Al Tayer and the accompanying delegation met Francesco Starace, Group CEO of Enel, Livio Gallo – Head of Enel Global Infrastructure and Networks, Antonio Buondonno, Head of Enel Global Infrastructure and Networks East Europe, Africa and Middle East Business Development, and other senior employees from the Group.
Al Tayer and the delegation visited Enel’s National Control Centre in Rome as well as the Smart Grids Lab in Milan.
The visit comes after the signing of a strategic Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, with Enel in January 2017.
The MoU remains in force for a renewable term of three years to strengthen ties between the parties and to enhance sharing of information about smart grids and digital networks. The agreement focused on building strong partnerships to maintain a robust partnership with Enel, to facilitate common strategic objectives outlined by the MoU, including developing effective means of communication to share information, experiences, and research by both parties.
The MoU also includes analysing the operational results of key performance indicators in managing smart grids and digital networks. As per the agreement, DEWA and Enel will allocate experts in their respective fields to conduct research for the benefit of the clean and renewable energy sector. Both parties will jointly organise seminars, workshops, and meetings, to highlight the most important issues and identify solutions in the energy sector.
“We are inspired by the wise vision of the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to build a knowledge-based economy while focusing on state of the art technologies and world-class practices. This is in adherence with the Smart Dubai initiative, launched by His Highness to make Dubai the happiest and smartest city in the world,” said Al Tayer.