Alstom announced the opening of the first Smart Grid Centre in the Middle East, a major step in its long term commitment to providing sustainable electricity infrastructure to the United Arab Emirates and the region. The facility in Dubai was inaugurated by His Excellency Saeed Mohamed Al Tayer, DEWA’s Managing Director and CEO, and Grégoire Poux-Guillaume, President of Alstom Grid.
This centre, the first of its kind in the region, will enable Alstom’s customers to locally develop and integrate software and perform factory acceptance tests on site. Customised training on all Smart Grid applications will also be provided, using simulated protected customer network data for case studies, ensuring to the most efficient implementation of new technologies as customers use Smart Grid solutions to monitor and manage their own networks.
“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, President of Alstom Grid. “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.”
The Middle East region faces increasing demand for electricity, grid reliability, stability, and lower environmental impact, and the introduction of digital equipment and software applications into existing infrastructures will help power generation and electrical utilities to interconnect existing assets and optimise network control, making the most of energy available and ultimately working towards a smarter Grid with a lower carbon footprint.
With a legacy of over 30 years in the region, Alstom has solid references in the field of integrated distribution management systems, asset management solutions, wide area monitoring systems, all contributing to a more reliable and sustainable electrical grid.
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