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DEWA progresses with Dh65 million water transmission project

Posted on 26/05/2015

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, DEWA, has announced significant progress on its project to increase the efficiency and reliability of water transmission networks in different parts of Dubai. The project will provide an infrastructure capable of meeting all the requirements of future growth. The project includes the supply, installation and testing of surge protection devices in 13 water pumping and transmission stations in areas such as Jebel Ali, Mushrif, and Hatta. The total cost of ...  >>MORE

DEWA starts operation of Al Lusaily reservoir

Posted on 24/05/2015

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has completed construction of the Lusaily water reservoir. Built at a cost of Dh 246 million, the reservoir has a storage capacity of 120 million gallons of desalinated water. "DEWA works according to its strategy, which is a key component of the Dubai Plan 2021. We work to establish Dubai's leading regional position as a role model for the efficiency and effectiveness of electricity and water infrastructure that meets the current and future ...  >>MORE

Empower achieved remarkable power saving of 836 MW in 2014

Posted on 21/05/2015

Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (EMPOWER), the world's largest district cooling services provider, has recorded a milestone achievement in power saving by using district cooling instead of traditional air conditioning systems. This saving in terms of power reached 837 MW in 2014. According to Empower; this could be equal to eliminating the CO2 emissions of more than 300,000 cars on UAE roads. "District cooling has started yielding concrete results in its goal of energy saving in ...  >>MORE

DEWA completes cascading its Strategy 2021

Posted on 20/05/2015

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) on Tuesday organised a specialised workshop at Grand Hyatt hotel in Dubai to complete cascading DEWA's Strategy 2021 with the divisional sub-strategies which integrate together to achieve the approved strategic objectives. "The UAE is celebrating the Golden Jubilee year of its Union in 2021, marking 50 years of achievements that have drawn the world's attention. This would have not been possible without the directives of our wise leadership of ...  >>MORE

TAQA first quarter 2015 results

Posted on 14/05/2015

TAQA, the international energy company from Abu Dhabi, today announced first quarter earnings for the period ending 31st March 2015. "Today's results demonstrate the value of our diversified portfolio in a lower oil and gas price environment," said Edward LaFehr, TAQA Chief Operating Officer. "Continued strong safety and operating performance combined with the significant savings delivered by our cost transformation initiatives are helping to mitigate the effects of the challenging market ...  >>MORE

DEWA reviews bids for first phase of Hassyan clean-coal power plant after receiving lowest international tariff

Posted on 03/05/2015

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has opened the bids it has received for the first phase of the Hassyan clean-coal power plant, which is based on the Independent Power Producer (IPP) model. The first phase of the 1,200MW project is expected to be operational by 2020. Four global bidders have been shortlisted after opening the bids. They will be evaluated and the best bid will be selected based on the criteria developed by the advisory committee that oversees the project. DEWA ...  >>MORE

DEWA participates in Expo Milan 2015

Posted on 02/05/2015

MILAN: Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is participating in Expo Milan 2015, with a delegation headed by Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA. Expo Milan 2015 is organised under the theme ‘Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life.' DEWA has a stand at the pavilion of the UAE, which is preparing to host Expo 2020 in Dubai. DEWA is highlighting Dubai's position as a global role model for energy efficiency, renewable energy, sustainability, creativity and innovation, and attracting ...  >>MORE

Sustainability right in the middle of the desert

Posted on 02/05/2015

In two years, students and tourists will be heading to the middle of Dubai's scorching desert to learn about the emirate's sustainable energy projects. Special bus and metro services are being planned to attract them by 2017 when the Solar Innovation Centre (SIC) of the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) will rise from the desert, overlooking the massive Mohammed bin Rashid Solar Park in Seih Al Dahal. The four-storey building will be an ‘edutainment' centre akin to a gallery or ...  >>MORE

Vice Chairman of Dubai Supreme Council of Energy holds meetings with energy companies

Posted on 01/05/2015

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy and MD and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has held a number of meetings with energy companies in Milan, Italy. Al Tayer met a delegation from Italy's Enel Group, represented by Massimiliano Tarantino, Executive Vice President for Green Power, and Marco Ladevaia, Head of International Business Development – Infrastructure and Networks, Africa and Middle East. The meeting was attended by Waleed ...  >>MORE

DEWA unveils its 2021 Strategy and launches Second Sustainability Report 2014

Posted on 28/04/2015

DUBAI, 28th April, 2015 (WAM) -- Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, DEWA, has launched DEWA's Strategy 2021 and the Second Sustainability Report 2014, in support of the directives of Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum to promote the green development of the country in line with the UAE Vision 2021. DEWA's efforts enhance the competitiveness of the UAE, promote Dubai's position as a ...  >>MORE

DEWA teams up with BMW to boost environmental sustainability

Posted on 25/04/2015

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), President and Founder of WETEX, has met with Daniel Gamber, Head of Product Management at BMW Group and Leanne Blanckenberg, Corporate Communications Manager at BMW, at WETEX 2015 as part of efforts to boost cooperation with companies committed to green sustainability. During the meeting, both parties discussed joint cooperation and programmes that can boost sustainability and increase the level of environmental ...  >>MORE

Hamdan bin Zayed stresses country's interest in water resources

Posted on 23/04/2015

H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in the Western Region, has paid a visit to the strategic project for water reserve in Liwa, Western Region. The project is aimed at preserving groundwater and its sustainability. During the visit, Sheikh Hamdan was briefed on the project's implementation phases and hailed the efforts exerted during the set period. He underscored the importance of the project in the light of the wise vision of the Abu Dhabi Government and the ...  >>MORE

Ministry of Environment and Water launches UAE's first HydroAtlas during WETEX 2015

Posted on 22/04/2015

The Ministry of Environment and Water has launched the first HydroAtlas of the UAE during WETEX 2015. The one of its kind HydroAtlas in the country is part of the country's efforts to achieve water security and promote the integrated management of water resources. These are also the key issues to be addressed in order to achieve the water preservation objectives adopted by the UAE Cabinet in 2010. Engineer Mariam Saeed Hareb, Acting Assistant Undersecretary for Water Resources and Nature ...  >>MORE

Minister of Environment and Water: UAE progresses towards achieving sustainable development goals

Posted on 22/04/2015

Dr. Rashid Ahmed bin Fahad, Minister of Environment and Water, has affirmed that the UAE, inspired by the UAE's Vision 2021 and the National Agenda, as well as the Strategic Plan of the country's wise government, is making progress towards achieving sustainable development goals. Dr. Rashid added in a statement on the occasion of the world celebrating Earth Day, which falls on 22nd April each year, that the UAE has achieved important strides in this area through its identification and ...  >>MORE

DEWA forms partnership with Etisalat to utilise G-PON Fibre service on substations

Posted on 22/04/2015

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has formed a partnership with Etisalat to utilise the Gigabit-capable Passive Optical Network (GPON) on the Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) backbone fibre network on all its 29,000 substations. The first phase will cover 3,200 substations in 4 zones across Dubai. This supports the Dubai Smart City initiative launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, Ruler of Dubai, which aims to ...  >>MORE

DEWA and Siemens sign Dh1.47 billion contract for 700MW expansion of M-Station power and water desalination plant

Posted on 22/04/2015

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), and Dietmar Siersdorfer, CEO of Siemens in the Middle East and UAE have signed a contract for the turnkey construction of the Jebel Ali M-Station expansion at the Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition (WETEX 2015) in Dubai. The project is worth Dh1.47 billion (US$400 million). The project will be completed by end of April 2018. DEWA previously appointed Mott McDonald as the project consultant. ...  >>MORE

WETEX 2015 records remarkable international participation

Posted on 21/04/2015

The 17th Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition (WETEX 2015) has witnessed remarkable international participation as it hosts national pavilions from many countries across the world. It also hosted a Government Pavilion, with 27 government organisations from the UAE and the General Pavilion, which hosts a large number of national and international companies. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), and Chairman and Founder of WETEX, ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi to launch underground aquifer soon

Posted on 17/04/2015

The fresh water underground aquifer near Liwa Oasis in the Western Region, designed to ensure water supplies for the capital and all of the Western region in case of emergency, will be launched soon, officials have told the English daily, The National. "We will start operations in August or September," said Dr Mohammed Dawoud, Water Resources Manager at the Environment Agency Abu Dhabi, EAD. Construction of the project began in 2010, but was delayed because there had to be modifications in ...  >>MORE

Energy Ministry awards Emerson InSinkErator for contribution to UAE State of Energy Report 2015

Posted on 17/04/2015

InSinkErator, a business unit of Emerson (NYSE: EMR) the inventor and the world's largest manufacturer of food waste disposers and instant hot water dispensers for home and commercial use, was awarded for its contribution to the UAE State of Energy Report 2015 at a prestigious ceremony in Dubai earlier this month. Showcasing best practice and success stories from the UAE's energy industry, the first-ever UAE State of Energy Report was developed to bring together industry thought leaders and to ...  >>MORE

Mohammed bin Rashid issues Law to protect Dubai’s electricity grid and public water system

Posted on 16/04/2015

In his capacity as Ruler of Dubai, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has issued Law No. 06 of 2015 on the protection of the electricity grid and public water system in the Emirate of Dubai. Applicable in all districts within the Emirate of Dubai, including the special development zones, free zones and Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), the new Law aims to protect the electricity and water infrastructure and maintain its ...  >>MORE

DEWA becomes smart by providing services through website and smart app only

Posted on 14/04/2015

As part of the strategy to transform all its services into smart services that save customers' time and effort, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, DEWA, has started providing all its services to commercial customers through its website and smart app only for a number of key transactions and services such as move-in, final bill requests, updating customer information, and general enquiries. From 1st April 2015, commercial customers have not been able to complete their transactions at DEWA ...  >>MORE

Empower invests Dh186m for third Business Bay facility

Posted on 09/04/2015

Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation, Empower, yesterday announced that it has awarded an Dh186 million contract to develop the company's third district cooling facility in Dubai's Business Bay neighbourhood. The 45,000 Refrigeration Tonne, RT, plant will be constructed by Gulf District Cooling, and is expected to come on-stream by Q2, 2016. "Because of its complexity, reach and size, Business Bay represents one of the most important facets of Empower's growing project portfolio," said ...  >>MORE

WETEX 2015 provides ideal platform for electric vehicles

Posted on 05/04/2015

Important goals such as saving the environment, environmental sustainability and reducing energy use are among the goals shared by the Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition (WETEX 2015), the leading international industry event to be organised by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) between 21-23 April 2015, to support environmental sustainability and promote green economy. WETEX 2015 is touted as an ideal platform, where leading manufacturers showcase the latest ...  >>MORE

DEWA unveils Green Week agenda

Posted on 03/04/2015

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has unveiled the programme of the second Green Week, which is the biggest community initiative in the Middle East that promotes environmental sustainability, and highlights different topics related to sustainability and green economy. Green Week, to be held from 21-26 April 2015, comprises several events. These include the 17thWater, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition (WETEX 2015), the second World Green Economy Summit, the Arab Oil and ...  >>MORE

TAQA reports full year 2014 results

Posted on 02/04/2015

TAQA, the international energy company from Abu Dhabi, yesterday announced its financial results for the year ended 31 December 2014. Driven by a strong performance, TAQA achieved underlying revenues of Dh 23.0 billion in 2014, an 8.6% increase over 2013. This resulted in the Company's highest ever EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortisation) of Dh 14.5 billion, resulting from record production of 158.9 thousand barrels of oil equivalent per day (mboed) (2013: 142.2 ...  >>MORE

Dubai marks Earth Hour for 8th consecutive year

Posted on 29/03/2015

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has achieved an impressive reduction in electricity use of 305 MWh and a reduction of 183 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions during Earth Hour 2015 in Dubai. This is an increase of 20% compared to last year, when DEWA recorded savings of 255 MWh of electricity and 153 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions. The Earth Hour event in Dubai was held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and ...  >>MORE

30% year-on-year increase in water connections recorded in Dubai in 2014

Posted on 24/03/2015

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, DEWA, has recorded 6,950 new connections, a 30 percent increase in water connections to 30,300, compared with 23,350 in 2013 in Dubai. The increase in demand for water was led by new developments and growth across all sectors of the national economy. These included construction, economic, industrial, and service projects. "DEWA works according to its strategy, which is a key component of the Dubai Plan 2021. We work to establish Dubai's leading regional ...  >>MORE

DEWA team to raise UAE flag at South Pole

Posted on 23/03/2015

Leaving behind sunshine, pleasant weather, and the golden warm sands of Dubai, 5 Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, DEWA, employees have embarked on an expedition to one of the coldest and most isolated parts of the world. From the foot of the Andes Mountains in Ushuaia, Argentina, at the Earth's southernmost part, DEWA staff joined the 2041 Antarctica Expedition to highlight the effects of global warming, climate change, and the need to protect the South Pole. The mission is led by Robert ...  >>MORE

Dubai set to implement energy efficiency measures

Posted on 21/03/2015

The Dubai Supreme Council of Energy's Demand Side Management Executive Committee held its seventh meeting at its headquarters, chaired by Ahmed Buti Al Muhairbi, secretary general of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy. The meeting was attended by Yousef Jebril, executive vice-president of Power and Water Planning at Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) and vice-chairman of the Committee, Faisal Ali Rashid, director of Demand Side Management at the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, ...  >>MORE

DEWA launches new environmental awareness campaign

Posted on 17/03/2015

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, DEWA, has launched a new environmental campaign under the theme ‘Let's be the change. Let's change climate change,' to raises awareness among residents of Dubai on the need to rationalise the use of electricity and water. The campaign also underlines the positive impact of collective efforts on the environment, and the important role individuals play in reducing carbon dioxide emissions and limiting global warming. DEWA is inviting all organisations ...  >>MORE

DEWA announces Shams Dubai to regulate generation of solar energy in buildings and connection to its grid

Posted on 16/03/2015

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, DEWA has announced the start of DEWA's first smart initiative, Shams Dubai, to regulate the generation of solar energy in buildings and their connection to DEWA's grid. The move supports the Smart Dubai initiative and the vision of Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to transform Dubai into the smartest city in the world in three years through 100 ...  >>MORE

WETEX 2015 to highlight role of clean coal in energy production

Posted on 14/03/2015

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is focusing on projects to meet increasing demand for sustainable energy. These efforts support the vision of Dubai's wise leadership, the Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030, and DEWA's commitment to the highest international sustainability standards. As part of this strategy, DEWA launched the Hassyan Clean Coal Power Project to produce electricity using clean coal based on the Independent Power Producer (IPP) model with a 1,200MW production ...  >>MORE

Dubai Airports solar project at DWC to be linked to DEWA power grid

Posted on 11/03/2015

Dubai Airports has partnered with Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, DEWA, to erect a solar array at Al Maktoum International at Dubai World Central, DWC, which helps limit the airport's carbon footprint and allows the power generated to be fed directly into the power grid. This is the first solar project to be linked directly to the DEWA grid and is expected to be followed by several other similar projects across Dubai. By tapping the sun's energy, the 100-panel solar array aims to limit ...  >>MORE

DEWA inaugurates Dubai’s first electric vehicle charging station

Posted on 26/02/2015

H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, has inaugurated the first electric vehicle charging station in Dubai, at Dubai Electricity and Water Authority's main office. The ceremony was attended by Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA, Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the Roads and Transport Authority, RTA, Ahmed bin Byat, Chairman of the Board of Directors of du, Ahmed Butti Al Muhairbi, Secretary-General of ...  >>MORE

Measures to reduce water pressure will reduce excess flow

Posted on 24/02/2015

A new regulation to minimise the water consumption rate in the UAE, issued by Emirates Authority for Standardisation and Metrology, Esma, will considerably reduce water consumption, a senior official has said. The new measure, making it mandatory for all water fixtures in the market to get a mandatory 'Water Efficiency Label' that certifies a low flow rate, will save 60 percent of water used in buildings, said Abdulla al Maeeni, Acting Director-General of Esma. The new measure from Esma came ...  >>MORE

DEWA records over 98 percent in a pilot launch of its Happiness Meter

Posted on 22/02/2015

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has introduced smart devices to measure the public's happiness and satisfaction with its services. In a pilot programme, DEWA has installed 18 smart devices at customer service and billing counters. This will expand to include all customer service centres in the first quarter of 2015. The initiative supports the Happiness Meter initiative, launched by Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al ...  >>MORE

DEWA awards M-Station power production and desalination plant expansion project to Siemens

Posted on 20/02/2015

In line the directives of Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and the Dubai Strategic Plan, Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, has announced that DEWA has awarded a contract to expand its M-Station power production and desalination plant to Siemens, at a total cost of Dh1.47 billion. Mott MacDonald was earlier appointed consultant for the project, which will be completed and ...  >>MORE

DEWA’s smart app wins best m-Government Award in environment category

Posted on 13/02/2015

Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum , has presented Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, DEWA, with the Best m-Government Service Award in the environment category, to Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA. The award was announced on the third and final day of the Government Summit, which was held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid. Out of 411 submissions in the national, Arab, global, and ...  >>MORE

Dubai Supreme Council of Energy signs MoU with UNIDO to develop renewable energy and energy efficiency in GCC

Posted on 29/01/2015

VIENNA: The Dubai Supreme Council of Energy has signed a three-year renewable Memorandum of Understanding with the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation, UNIDO, to promote collaboration in renewable energy, energy efficiency, and to develop sustainable energy projects and programmes to be a platform for knowledge exchange about sustainability. The MoU underlines DEWA's efforts to enhance cooperation with international organisations and supports its strategy to support and develop ...  >>MORE

DEWA increases percentage of renewables in energy mix targets

Posted on 22/01/2015

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA, has announced yesterday that the utility is increasing the percentage of renewables in Dubai's energy mix target to 7% by 2020 and 15% by 2030. The announcement was made at a discussion panel on the third day of the World Future Energy Summit 2015, currently being held in Abu Dhabi. Razan Khalifa Al Mubarak, Secretary-General of the Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi, EAD, and Mohamed Al Ramahi, Chief Operating Officer of Masdar, also participated in ...  >>MORE

Residential End Use of Water Project results revealed

Posted on 20/01/2015

Waterwise, part of Abu Dhabi Regulation and Supervision Bureau, has announced the results of its Residential End Use of Water project, REUW. The project is the first of its kind in the country and aimed to collect and analyse residential water end use data in unprecedented details. The trial ran for approximately 18 months, and involved the recruitment and smart metering of 150 medium sized villas from pre-selected gated communities in Abu Dhabi. The results revealed at the International Water ...  >>MORE

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DEWA progresses with Dh65 million water transmission project


DEWA starts operation of Al Lusaily reservoir


Empower achieved remarkable power saving of 836 MW in 2014


DEWA completes cascading its Strategy 2021


TAQA first quarter 2015 results


DEWA reviews bids for first phase of Hassyan clean-coal power plant after receiving lowest international tariff


DEWA participates in Expo Milan 2015


Sustainability right in the middle of the desert


Vice Chairman of Dubai Supreme Council of Energy holds meetings with energy companies


DEWA unveils its 2021 Strategy and launches Second Sustainability Report 2014


DEWA teams up with BMW to boost environmental sustainability


Hamdan bin Zayed stresses country's interest in water resources


Ministry of Environment and Water launches UAE's first HydroAtlas during WETEX 2015


Minister of Environment and Water: UAE progresses towards achieving sustainable development goals


DEWA forms partnership with Etisalat to utilise G-PON Fibre service on substations


DEWA and Siemens sign Dh1.47 billion contract for 700MW expansion of M-Station power and water desalination plant


WETEX 2015 records remarkable international participation


Abu Dhabi to launch underground aquifer soon


Energy Ministry awards Emerson InSinkErator for contribution to UAE State of Energy Report 2015


Mohammed bin Rashid issues Law to protect Dubai’s electricity grid and public water system


DEWA becomes smart by providing services through website and smart app only


Empower invests Dh186m for third Business Bay facility


WETEX 2015 provides ideal platform for electric vehicles


DEWA unveils Green Week agenda


TAQA reports full year 2014 results


Dubai marks Earth Hour for 8th consecutive year


30% year-on-year increase in water connections recorded in Dubai in 2014


DEWA team to raise UAE flag at South Pole


Dubai set to implement energy efficiency measures


DEWA launches new environmental awareness campaign


DEWA announces Shams Dubai to regulate generation of solar energy in buildings and connection to its grid


WETEX 2015 to highlight role of clean coal in energy production


Dubai Airports solar project at DWC to be linked to DEWA power grid


DEWA inaugurates Dubai’s first electric vehicle charging station


Measures to reduce water pressure will reduce excess flow


DEWA records over 98 percent in a pilot launch of its Happiness Meter


DEWA awards M-Station power production and desalination plant expansion project to Siemens


DEWA’s smart app wins best m-Government Award in environment category


Dubai Supreme Council of Energy signs MoU with UNIDO to develop renewable energy and energy efficiency in GCC


DEWA increases percentage of renewables in energy mix targets


Residential End Use of Water Project results revealed