[Sponsored Report] Kepco begins Smart Grid Station project in Dubai
Smart grid is an electric power network that uses information and communications technology (ICT) to intelligently maximize the efficiency of the energy used.
The stations, on the other hand, serve as regional control centers for the grid.
The project makes use of the air of cooperation created during Korea’s state visit to the Middle East in April 2015, which included deals with Dubai.
It’s one of the first steps in turning Dubai into a so-called Smart City, or one in which ICT drives the supply and consumption of electric power.
With a budget of $3 million, the demonstration project will include the construction of a model of a Smart Grid Station in DEWA’s headquarters, which will include solar panels, an energy storing system (ESS) and integrated operating system.
If the project works out successfully, it is expected to create momentum to expand Kepco’s smart grid to cover the entire city.
DEWA is planning to continue the transformation of Dubai into a Smart City based on the smart grid technology through 2021.
Kepco also cooperates with DEWA in smart grid businesses besides this latest project, in areas like advanced metering infrastructure, ESS and automated distribution systems.
BY YANG SE-YOUNG [email@example.com]
with the Korea JoongAng Daily
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