February 09, 2018

ABB technology is supporting the development of new smart solar power systems for the city of Dubai, United Arab Emirates using ABB Utility. Dubai Electric & Water Authority (DEWA) is using the ABB Ability Electrical Distribution Control System to maximize year-round solar energy production as part of the Smart Dubai initiative which was announced by His High-ness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to make Dubai the smartest and happiest city in the world.
The city is hard-wiring smart design into its fast-evolving infrastructure in a series of green initiatives that offer emerging economies a blueprint for sustainable development.
The ABB Ability electrical distribution control system will monitor and optimize production at ABB’s Al Quoz photo-voltaic solar system. The installation is the largest privately owned solar rooftop installation in the region, powering the ABB facility and feeding surplus energy into DEWA’s grid.This supports the Shams Dubai initiative, which was launched by DEWA and allows customers to install photovoltaic panels on their rooftops to generate electricity from solar power, and connect the systems to DEWA’s grid, creating, producing and using energy. The system is a cloud-based platform for electrical systems that monitors plant performance, uses data analysis to identify optimization opportunities, and enables the remote implementation of more effective power management strategies. It connects the electrical equipment with cloud-based intelli-gence and algorithms, removing the need for expensive additional devices and complex programming. (Source: ABB)