WETEX and the Dubai Solar Show
2020

Outline of the Event

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Venue
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October 26, 2020 – October 28, 2020

3D Virtual Exhibition

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA)

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The Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition (WETEX ) and the Dubai Solar Show are leading global exhibitions organised annually by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) under the directives of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and under the Patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance of the UAE and President of DEWA.

Hitachi ABB Power Grids is a proud titanium sponsor at this first virtual event organized by DEWA. Our experts present on pioneering thought leadership topics and showcased our digital technology solutions and service offerings via the virtual expo.

WETEX is the perfect platform displayed the latest technological advancements and discussed the latest trends related to energy, water conservation, saving natural resources and building a sustainable environment. This virtual event is an ideal opportunity for local and international companies and organisations to promote their products and services, and share best practices and experiences from around the world.

Dubai Solar Show showcased the latest developments and expansion of solar power to achieve sustainable development, as well as the projects that are accelerating the transition towards clean and renewable energy in the UAE and the region.

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Hitachi Activities

Hitachi group companies were a solid contributer to the summit through the following activities:

Mr. Farzad Fahim, Marketing & Sales Manager – Generator Circuit-Breakers, Hitachi gave a technical seminar at the WETEX innovation hall under the topic:
Generator circuit-breaker solutions for emerging renewable energy to support grid reliability

With the rise in renewables, maintaining grid stability is a challenge. The introduction of new grid code has led to grid expansion and hybrid power generation is being adopted as possible solution. Some examples of hybrid generation are synchronous compensator and pumped storage applications, that support the grid in maintaining stability. Generator circuit-breakers play a key role in maintaining availability, safety and flexibility in these type of power plants all around the globe.

Mr. Bryan Friehauf, EVP and Global Manager, Enterprise Software, Hitachi ABB Power Grids and Mr. Phil Gruber, General Manager, Energy Industry Practice, Hitachi Vantara gave a speech at the WETEX main conference under the topic:
Digitalizing the Power Grid

Globally, electric grid operators face both business challenges and new macro disruptions. They are charged with providing safe, reliable power; meeting always-on customer expectations; and decarbonizing their operations for a sustainable future. Digitalization is the key to achieving these goals. In this session, we will explore the digital building blocks for optimizing the modern grid -- APM, EAM, and WFM -- and the evolution of Hitachi ABB Power Grids’ industry-leading software combined with Hitachi Vantara’s cutting-edge Lumada offerings. In addition, we will cover key customer outcomes and showcase our combined technology roadmap.

Mr. Dylan Behrmann, Sales Manager, Gulf – Enterprise Software Solutions gave a speech at the WETEX main conference under the topic:
Accelerating the Digital Utility for a Carbon-free Future

DEWA has been organising WETEX since 1999 line with Dubai’s vision to build a sustainable future. WETEX and the Dubai Solar Show are an ideal opportunity for local and international companies and organisations to promote their products and services in the water, energy, sustainability, and innovation sectors, as well as share best practices and experiences from around the world. The exhibition is the perfect platform to display and discuss all issues related to water conservation, saving natural resources and building a sustainable environment.

As world-class exhibitions, WETEX and the Dubai Solar Show attract industry professionals to share views with government agencies and keep pace with the most up-to-date developments in energy, water and the environment. The exhibitions aim to achieve integration among all sectors of the energy industry and bring together trade and technical sectors whilst facilitating the creation of new trade opportunities, enhancing an exchange of ideas and experiences and showcasing the latest innovations.

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As world-class exhibitions, WETEX and the Dubai Solar Show attract industry professionals to share views with government agencies and keep pace with the most up-to-date developments in energy, water and the environment. The exhibitions aim to achieve integration among all sectors of the energy industry and bring together trade and technical sectors whilst facilitating the creation of new trade opportunities, enhancing an exchange of ideas and experiences and showcasing the latest innovations.
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