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Features 27-02-2023

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Energy & Transformer Days 2023 was successfully organized by Hitachi Energy in Dubai with a keynote speech delivered by His Excellency Saeed Al Tayer

Collaboration to pave the way for a more sustainable and secure energy future for all

His Excellency Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) delivered a keynote speech at the first Energy & Transformer Days event in the Middle East organized by Hitachi Energy, a global technology leader that is advancing a sustainable future for all.

The first-ever event in the Middle East and Africa was held in the iconic Burj Khalifa, Dubai, from February 21 to February 22, 2023.

The event brought together industry experts and stakeholders to discuss the latest energy and transformer technologies. Energy and Transformer Days is an evolution of ‘Transformer Days’ that has been hosted previously for the past seventeen years in different cities across the globe.

His Excellency Al Tayer, who had joined the opening ceremony as the chief guest, was impressed by the advanced digital technology on display and praised Hitachi Energy's efforts to drive innovation in the industry.

HE Al Tayer said:” The UAE is committed to building a more sustainable and resilient world. Dubai is promoting a sustainable energy future for all and has set its sights on becoming a global hub of the green economy. We recognize that innovation, digital transformation and disruptive technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution are other key enablers in our sustainability journey. Digitalization is essential for integrating into the energy system the large number of variables involved with renewables. In line with these efforts, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai, inaugurated the world’s largest solar-powered data centre by the Guinness World Records. The facility is part of Data Hub Integrated Solutions LLC (Moro Hub), a subsidiary of Digital DEWA, the digital arm of the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA).  It is located at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, the largest single-site solar park in the world, based on the Independent Power Producer (IPP) model, and set to produce some of the most cost-effective clean electricity plants on the planet’.

The Energy & Transformer Days 2023 was a great success, with a strong turnout from the industry and positive feedback from attendees. Under the theme, Leading the Energy Transformation, attendees could engage in discussions and gain insights into the latest trends and advancements in the energy sector. This event was attended by customers from over 30 countries within six continents.

At the event, Hitachi Energy also launched its latest product, the next-generation TXpertTM Hub. This advanced digital technology is the heart of the TXpert Ecosystem for transformer’s digitalization and has been rebuilt from the ground incorporating the latest advances in communications technology and cybersecurity. It is conceived to connect all the digital transformer sensors to aggregate and analyze the data, providing digital connectivity and enabling local and remote monitoring to reduce cost, optimize operation, extend life expectancy, and enhance performance

Johan Soderstrom, Head of Europe, Middle East, and Africa at Hitachi Energy said, "We are proud to have successfully hosted this event in the MEA region and for the opportunity to showcase our products and services to the key industry partners and customers. We believe that these events help drive innovation and progress in the energy sector. We are committed to supporting and participating in similar events in the future. Well done to the team and we continue to deliver significant customer value with real impact."

This event showcased the team's energy, motivated by the shared goal of accelerating a carbon-neutral future – where electricity will be the backbone of the entire energy system. By combining advanced technology and services, Hitachi Energy is helping to make the energy system more resilient and secure. Beyond technical innovation, we understand our impact on societies and how important it is to improve lives and inspire others.

Speaking about the event, Dr. Mostafa AlGuezeri, Managing Director of Hitachi Energy for the UAE, Gulf, Near East and Pakistan at Hitachi Energy said, "Hitachi Energy is a global leader in the energy industry, with a strong focus on sustainability, innovation, digitalization, and service. Our vision is to accelerate the energy transition so societies can develop through access to reliable, secure and modern energy and countries and companies achieve their carbon-neutrality goals. The event was a great opportunity to bring together industry experts and stakeholders to discuss the latest developments and opportunities in the energy sector"

 As an organization, we are dedicated to deploying technologies and solutions that enable the energy system to become more sustainable, flexible, and secure. This is achieved across sectors, geographies, and for every step of each customer's journey.

As the Hitachi Energy team, we look forward to hosting more such events and continuing to work towards creating a sustainable and efficient energy future.


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