Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Amity University Dubai to further cooperation in the areas of renewable energy, smart grids, and emerging technologies.

The MoU aims to strengthen cooperation between DEWA and Amity University, and exchange knowledge and conduct academic and applied research and studies.

The agreement also includes Energy Systems Integration which focus on grid integration of inverters and related testing and standards, and analysing, modelling, simulation and testing of the effect of smart grid measures on grid performance, as well as energy storage.

The MoU was signed by Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, and Dr Ajit Kumar Nagpal, Chairman and Director General of the Amity University Middle East Initiative.

The meeting was attended by Dr Atul Chauhan, chancellor and founder of Amity University, Dr Vajahat Hussein, CEO of Amity Middle East, and Dr Ramachandran, Senior Vice President of Amity University.

"The MoU is a reflection of the vision of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, to shape the future and employ innovative technologies and solutions.

“This aims to transform Dubai into a global hub for sustainability and green economy through ambitious clean and renewable energy projects, and promoting sustainable development," said Al Tayer.

Al Tayer added that priority should be given to research and development (R&D) with a focus on solar power, to meet the objectives of Smart Dubai to make Dubai the smartest and happiest city in the world.

The agreement is part of DEWA’s efforts to enhance cooperation with academic institutions.