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Digital DEWA inks strategic deal with Group 42

Move supports the Dubai 10x initiative to propel Dubai into the future, positioning it 10 years ahead of other global cities

Digital DEWA has signed a partnership deal with artificial intelligence (AI) and cloud computing specialist Group 42 (G42). Digital DEWA is billed a key unit of the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA).

The business unit is said to be a Dubai 10x enabler and actively adopts digital technologies within its four pillars; Solar Energy, Energy Storage, Artificial Intelligence, and Digital Services. This makes it the world’s first digital utility utilising autonomous systems for renewable energy, storage, expansion in AI adoption, and digital services, the statement from DEWA said.

The deal was signed in the presence of Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA and Peng Xiao, CEO of Group 42 and other senior officials from both organisations. The partnership enables Digital DEWA’s Moro Hub, InfraX and DigitalX to introduce and implement digital and data transformation initiatives. It aims to foster new services around AI and enhance innovations across Digital DEWA’s service portfolio, the statement explained.

“It will strengthen Digital DEWA offerings, as they can now extensively collaborate on technological endeavours, to co-create services in the clean energy and IoT, leverage AI-led solutions for government entities and enterprises across different sectors as well as explore the commercial and operational feasibility of such opportunities. At Digital DEWA, we are committed to strengthening the UAE’s position as a global hub for the Fourth Industrial Revolution and increase its contribution to a knowledge-based national economy that depends on innovation and future technological applications,” said Al Tayer.

The new services will be hosted on Moro Hub and G42 cloud infrastructure to ensure data security and superior customer experience. Moro Hub’s Smart Cities Command and Control Centre will manage the new services and offer 24/7 support to future clients, explained Al Tayer.

Peng Xiao remarked, “We are thrilled to team up with Digital DEWA and play a key role in the digital transformation objectives and initiatives of the country. Our expertise in the fields of AI, Big Data Analytics and cloud computing, combined with our specialised industrial know-how, allow us to develop progressive and holistic solutions to problems in every sector, empowering businesses to transition to digital environments effortlessly. The UAE government is committed to the digital growth and development of the nation, and we are proud to contribute to this goal in every way possible.”

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