Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, launched Dubai Electricity and Water Authority’s space programme, Space-D, that aims to build DEWA’s capabilities and train Emirati professionals to use space technologies to enhance its electricity and water networks. It includes the launch of a main satellite equipped with the latest imaging and satellite communication technologies, which will take place alongside Expo 2020 Dubai. The space programme is expected to contribute to enhancing flexibility and agility in monitoring and managing electricity and water networks, as well provide an accurate and rapid assessment of the impact of weather and climate change on energy supplies and energy infrastructure. It will also provide a backup support system for the network through satellite communications. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (@HHShkMohd) launches @DEWAOfficial space program Space-D, ‘Dubai Summit’ and ‘Hatta Sustainable Waterfalls’. pic.twitter.com/ufzPiPj10k — Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) January 12, 2021 “DEWA’s Space Programme will provide world-class services in cooperation with leading global satellite technology companies. The programme supports the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy’s target of obtaining 75 per cent of Dubai’s total power capacity from clean energy sources by 2050. The performance and efficiency of the...read more...