Dubai: The Research and Development Centre (R&D) of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has filed a new patent for a chemical liquid that supports energy storage systems and enhances their efficiency.
The novel liquid achieves high thermal and electrochemical stability. This makes it an effective and safe solution for energy storage system operations, notably lithium-ion batteries, and fuel cells.
Mr. Al Tayer commented that they have launched several initiatives and projects to diversify the energy mix and improve its storage, including the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, Hatta hydroelectric power plant, the Green Hydrogen project using solar power, and two pilot projects for energy storage using Tesla’s lithium-ion battery solution and sodium-sulphur batteries, which is the first utility-scale energy storage pilot project in the region.
The CEO said that this patent supports DEWA’s commitment to promoting energy security and sustainability, according to the highest international standards, and its efforts to enhance Dubai’s position as a global hub for clean energy and a green economy.
Mr. Al Tayer stressed that DEWA improves the competitive indices of the UAE and Dubai in the energy sector by supporting the ambitious goals of the UAE to find sustainable solutions for the increasing challenges of energy security around the world, using innovation and investment in clean and renewable energy.
“DEWA’s strategy is based on disrupting the role of utilities by digitization using the Fourth Industrial Revolution’s disruptive technologies. We harness innovation and the latest technologies to enhance DEWA’s excellence and leading position as one of the best utilities worldwide,” Mr. Al Tayer further added.
Mr. Waleed Bin Salman, Executive Vice President of Business Development and Excellence at DEWA, highlighted that the R&D Centre’s research areas include solar power, smart grid integration, energy efficiency, and water.
It also focuses on space technologies and Fourth Industrial Revolution applications. It includes a special laboratory for energy storage testing and validation. It also contains laboratories for solar energy, IoT, robotics and drones, advanced materials and characterization, additive manufacturing, and others.