2018 Leadership in Enterprise Architecture Driven Results - Government Project, Civilian
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA)
Dubai SMART GRID
In 2013, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) launched a large-scale transformation program to develop a Smart Grid for the Emirate of Dubai. To successfully achieve this $7 billion program, DEWA has established 11 Smart Grid Programs and Cross-Cutting Initiatives to deliver against the objectives laid out in the Strategy and Implementation Roadmap (2013). The Program required a detailed understanding of the capabilities required to achieve DEWA’s vision, an assessment of existing smart grid capabilities and identification of prioritized initiatives that will enable DEWA to realize the required capabilities.
DEWA’s goal was to build a secure, scalable, highly available, reliable and sustainable enterprise architecture to support the business strategy. This requires alignment between Smart Grid business and technology capabilities. To achieve the Vision, a robust Technology Architecture was needed, allowing transition from the legacy grid systems to Smart Grid.