Dubai: Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has launched a new Disruptive Lab at its Distribution Power Division Complex in Al Ruwayyah. DEWA Disruptive Lab (DDL) was opened by Rashid Bin Humaidan, Executive Vice President of Distribution Power at DEWA, and other DEWA officials. DDL is a new hub to implement DEWA’s Innovation and Future Shaping Framework.
It provides a scientific environment that encourages DEWA’s engineers and innovators to develop and test the disruptive technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The lab also promotes partnerships and exchanging experiences with leading global institutions in DEWA’s work areas.
Mr. Marwan Bin Haidar, Executive Vice President of Innovation and the Future at DEWA, noted that the Innovation and Future Shaping Framework features three main phases. Each phase uses different tools, including strategies, action plans, and pioneering initiatives.
Mr. Rashid Bin Humaidan, Executive Vice President of Distribution Power at DEWA, explained that the prototypes developed by DDL at DEWA’s Distribution Power Division Complex include a Speech-to-Text smart application that streamlines the work of engineers and field technicians when writing observations and notes that can later be uploaded to DEWA’s system or share them with other colleagues.
Furthermore, the lab is currently developing a project for manufacturing electric vehicle (EV) chargers for different types of EVs, enhancing efficiency and reducing costs.