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Alstom launches Middle East’s first smart grid centre in Dubai

Alstom has announced the opening of the first Smart Grid Centre in the Middle East a major step in the company’s long term commitment to providing sustainable electricity infrastructure to the United Arab Emirates and the wider Middle East region
Alstom launches Middle East’s first smart grid centre in Dubai

The facility in Dubai was inaugurated by His Excellency Saeed Mohamed Al Tayer, Managing Director and CEO of the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) along with Grégoire Poux-Guillaume, President of Alstom Grid.

The centre is the first of its kind in the region. It will enable Alstom’s customers to locally develop and integrate software and perform factory-based testing on site. The centre will also provide training on all Smart Grid applications using simulated protected customer network data for case studies.

“The inauguration of Alstom Smart Grid Centre in Dubai is a cornerstone of the group’s commitment to the development of the Smart Grid in the United Arab Emirates and Middle East region” said Grégoire Poux-Guillaume. “As Smart Grid technologies are integrated to existing infrastructure , customers in the region will benefit from the centre’s close links to Alstom’s state-of-the-art Smart Grid Centres in France and USA, using tools and processes with the latest technologies, and ongoing support from Alstom experts worldwide -  in real-time.”

There is an increasing demand for electricity in the Middle East provided by a reliable and stable grid network with a lower environmental impact. The introduction of digital equipment and software applications into existing infrastructure will help power generation and assist electrical utilities seeking to interconnect existing assets and optimise network control. It will also help to make the most efficient use of the energy resources available and work towards a smarter grid with a lower carbon footprint.  

Alstom has had a presence in the Middle East for over 30 years and has substantial experience in the field of distribution management systems, asset management solutions and wide area monitoring systems.

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Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA)

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