Dubai to become the smartest city in the world
5th Smart Grids and Smart Meters Summit, being held between 28-29 October 2015 at the Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai, is a unique conference-led exhibition, bringing together the MENA region’s smart grid and energy authorities.
The confex will turn its attention towards implementation of smart grids to enhance the use of energy efficient and renewable technologies, M2M technology, renewable sources and sustainable technology-led solutions. The event will support the integrated and coordinated strategies needed to meet the energy sufficiency objectives.
“With smart grids expected to play such an important role in unlocking both demand side response and options for energy management, it is encouraging to see Dubai leading the way in terms of their actual roll-out. A total of one million smart meters are to be installed in apartments and villas across the emirate over the next five years by the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), with an impressive 100,000 already in place,” said Dr. Nawal Al-Hosany, Director of Sustainability in Masdar, a keynote speaker of the Smart Grids and Smart Meters conference.
DEWA has introduced three initiatives to support the vision of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, for Dubai to become the smartest city in the world. These initiatives will bring greater utility and awareness to Dubai’s citizens and residents.
The confex, fully supported by the UAE Minister of Energy - H.E. Eng. Suhail Mohamed Faraj Al Mazrouei, will gather the key decision makers involved in major utility infrastructure projects not only in the UAE but Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, Kuwait, Lebanon and Egypt as well. Smart Grids & Smart Meters Summit & SUME Expo plays an important part in strengthening the UAE’s position as ‘the’ business hub for all energy and water related products and services.
A number of high ranking government officials and representatives from around the region have been invited to speak at the event, including Marco Christiaan Janssen as an active director of DEWA; Scott Minos, Senior Policy & Communications Specialist from the US Department of Energy; Sabah Mashaly, Undersecretary For Developing Performance And Political Communication at Ministry of Electricity & Renewable Energy in Egypt; Mohamed Nagib Omara, a Technical Advisor to The President at the Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation; and many more.
An exhibition, running alongside the conference, will accommodate over 30 exhibitors divided into four themed zones: Smart Grids, Power, Water and Waste Solutions. The exhibition is likely to attract in excess of 1,000 trade visitors.