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CESI Middle East, has signed a contract with Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) to provide consultancy services related to connecting renewable energy generators to the DEWA grid
The main objectives of the project are to assist DEWA with launching its distributed renewable connection programme and further stabilising Dubai's energy supply, CESI said in a statement.
In three stages, the technical consulting and engineering company will provide strategic counseling on numerous components of grid management and distributed renewable connectivity to solar energy from DEWA's distribution grid, and will create DEWA's in-house ability to manage the interaction of its grid with renewable energy projects.
“Leveraging on its expertise in the Middle East, and on its global network of skilled professionals, CESI will help DEWA in ensuring that the integration of renewable energy projects best serves the goals of the Dubai Government's green agenda,” said Dr. Matteo Codazzi, CEO, CESI.
According to DEWA, the deal with CESI is part of one of three key initiatives taken by the company to achieve the vision of UAE vice president and prime minister and ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum to transform Dubai into ‘the smartest city in the world’.
“These three initiatives are firstly, solar panels on roofs. To encourage households and building owners to install photovoltaic solar panels to produce electricity and use it locally in buildings, DEWA will connect these panels to the grid and buy any excess generated,” said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and CEO, DEWA.