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Abu Dhabi aspires to become one of the most efficient users of water in the world

Posted on 18/09/2014

In order to address the rapidly growing demand for potable water in Abu Dhabi due to the population growth which is forecast to exceed five million by 2030, Abu Dhabi is investing in wastewater reuse and wastewater recycling projects to ensure the sustainability of its water supply. The Abu Dhabi Sewerage Services Company (ADSSC) is currently undertaking an extensive expansion of its collection network including the multi-billion dirham strategic tunnel engineering project (STEP) to increase ...  >>MORE

DEWA holds Hassyan Clean Coal Power conference for phase I bidders

Posted on 18/09/2014

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) yesterday held a conference for qualifying international developers who intend to send their proposals for the Hassyan project to produce 1,200 MW of electricity using clean coal. The project underlines DEWA's efforts to meet Dubai's increasing demand for energy and support the sustainable development of the Emirate. It underscores DEWA's view that the private sector is part of Dubai's success in green development. The project is one of the most ...  >>MORE

Rise in electricity and water accounts across Dubai

Posted on 17/09/2014

The number of electricity and water accounts at Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has recorded a remarkable increase in all customer segments by the end of the 2nd quarter of 2014. Electricity and water accounts totalled 698,285 by the end of June 2014, compared to 668,762 during the same period of last year, a growth of about 4.5%. "This net growth rate is rather good as DEWA removes cancelled accounts or accounts that are no longer in use due to demolishing of old buildings or any ...  >>MORE

DEWA achieves record 10 percent increase in energy generation in Q2 2014

Posted on 16/09/2014

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has announced that the second quarter of 2014 has seen a record year-on-year increase in electricity generation to meet customers' needs for economic, social and domestic activities in Dubai. "DEWA always works to deliver the required electricity and water capacity along with an appropriate surplus margin to achieve with its mission: Meeting customer satisfaction and promoting Dubai's vision through delivery of electricity and water services at ...  >>MORE

DEWA marks substantial progress on main water network project in Palm Jumeirah

Posted on 07/09/2014

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has achieved substantial progress in the project to supply, extend, and launch a 600/900mm water-pipeline network in Palm Jumeirah. So far, 2,907 metres of the 3km project have been laid. When completed, the Dh 57.5 million project will raise water supply to meet increasing demand for water, and support current and future projects on the Palm. "The main goal of this project is to enhance efficiency of the water-transmission networks, and increase ...  >>MORE

DEWA launches Ashal Smart Customer Service Kiosk

Posted on 06/09/2014

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has launched its Ashal initiative, a number of smart kiosks that help visitors to Dewa s customer service centres to learn about its smart app and smart services. This new service is part of the Smart Dubai initiative announced by Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. "Ashal, which means easier in Arabic, supports the directives of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum to ...  >>MORE

Eight international developers shortlisted to send bids for Hassyan Clean Coal Power project

Posted on 04/09/2014

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has shortlisted eight international developers, out of 17 qualification documents received, to send their bids for the first phase of the Hassyan Clean-Coal Power Project in response to the Request for Qualification it released last May. The Hassyan clean-coal project supports the Green Economy for Sustainable Development initiative launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the U.A.E. and ...  >>MORE

Shuweihat 3 power plant commences production

Posted on 03/09/2014

Another 1647 megawatts of electric power have been added to the Abu Dhabi electric power grid, as the Shuweihat 3 power plant goes into production. Siemens, together with its Korean consortium partner Daewoo Engineering & Construction Co, handed over into commercial operation the Shuweihat S3 combined cycle power plant (CCPP) in Abu Dhabi. The owner is Shuweihat Asia Power Company (SAPCO), a consortium comprising of Sumitomo Corporation of Japan, the Korea Electric Power Corporation and the ...  >>MORE

All DEWA customers to receive 'green bill' by Q2 2015

Posted on 02/09/2014

Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) will send electronic "green bills" to all its customers by the end of the second quarter of 2015, and stop sending paper bills. The move supports DEWA's efforts to enhance its services, keep the environment, and give a chance to its customers to adopt to electronic transformation. DEWA says using its electronic and smart services helped eliminate 11,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions in 2013 as a result of DEWA's customers conducting 3.3 million ...  >>MORE

DEWA begins work on new Dh170 million water pipeline project

Posted on 01/09/2014

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, DEWA, has announced that work on a new Dh170 million water pipeline project, which will supply water through a group of networks extending 25 kilometres into various parts of the emirate, has begun. The project will see17 water distribution sites installed, which the government body says will expand water transportation between the main lines, increase water flow to the city, and ensure a continuous water supply. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, DEWA MD and ...  >>MORE

Dewa's 'live' sign language video chat

Posted on 31/08/2014

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa), yesterday launched the Ash'ir (Arabic for ‘to signal') service to support speech- and hearing-impaired customers. The new service adheres to the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the U.A.E. and Ruler of Dubai, to transform Dubai and the U.A.E. into a hub for humanitarian work and to promote community service to add to the welfare of citizens ...  >>MORE

Dewa receives students at sustainable building

Posted on 30/08/2014

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) received, at its Sustainable Building in Al Quoz, students from "Smart Summer 2014,” a summer camp organised by Dubai Educational Zone. The students visited Dewa to learn about its experiences in smart services. The visit is part of Dewa's strategy to support students, develop their skills and prepare them to be future leaders. 

"The visit is part of Dewa's corporate social responsibility strategy and initiatives to achieve the vision of ...  >>MORE

DEWA acclaimed as Stevie Award Gold Winner for Best Leadership Team in the World

Posted on 28/08/2014

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, DEWA, has been awarded the Gold Stevie statuette at the 11th Annual International Business Awards for the Best Leadership Team Worldwide. During the global competition, DEWA surpassed global competitors to demonstrate the efficiency and capability of U.A.E. nationals and organisations to compete on a global level. "We have learned from Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, that ...  >>MORE

DEWA launches bill payment on Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 watches

Posted on 27/08/2014

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, DEWA, has added a bill-payment feature to its smart app on Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 watches, a new service which reflects DEWA's commitment to developing and providing innovative services to its customers via different smart devices. DEWA's application on the Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 offers several services and features, including access to bill information, customer service centre locations and contact numbers. Moza Al Akraf, Acting CIO at DEWA, said, "At ...  >>MORE

DEWA implements SAP – Wave III for Enterprise Resource Planning

Posted on 25/08/2014

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has started implementing the third phase of SAP for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP). The system will measure, integrate, and automate all of DEWA's processes to provide the highest level of service to its customers, employees and partners. The move is in line with DEWA's commitment to the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the U.A.E. and Ruler of Dubai, and DEWA's vision to become ...  >>MORE

DEWA smart initiatives and services on show at GITEX 2014

Posted on 24/08/2014

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is participating in GITEX Technology Week 2014. DEWA's participation supports the Smart Government initiative launched by Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and DEWA's efforts to promote its smart services. DEWA will be present at the Dubai Smart Government's stand at GITEX, which will be held from 12 to 16 October 2014, at Dubai World Trade Centre. DEWA was one of the first ...  >>MORE

DEWA launches smart initiatives in preparation for Expo 2020 Dubai

Posted on 21/08/2014

Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) has launched a number of smart initiatives that confirm its readiness to achieve the Smart Dubai initiative announced by Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to transform Dubai to the smartest city in the world over the next three years through 100 initiatives and 1,000 smart services to enhance the quality of life in Dubai. DEWA said the Smart Dubai initiative's plan is based on six ...  >>MORE

Empower to kick off operations in region’s first green district cooling facility

Posted on 21/08/2014

Empower, a leading district cooling services provider, has begun commissioning the region's first district cooling plant built in line with green building principles. The facility provides 45,000 Refrigeration Tonnes (RT) of cooling services to developments in Dubai's Business Bay, it was announced yesterday. "The commissioning of the new Business Bay plant is a demonstration of how seriously Empower takes sustainability," said Ahmad Bin Shafar, Chief Executive Officer, Empower. "The facility ...  >>MORE

DEWA urges customers to limit electricity usage between 12-6pm to protect the environment

Posted on 19/08/2014

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) urges customers to limit electricity usage between 12-6pm to protect the environment and says environmental sustainability helps preserve natural resources for us all and for generations to come by making the most efficient use of our resources to ensure their sustainability and reduce damage to the environment. With global warming leading to climate change and the population set to grow to nine billion by 2050, sustaining the basic quality of life ...  >>MORE

DEWA extends its 24 Celsius campaign to the commercial sector

Posted on 14/08/2014

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has extended its annual campaign ‘Set your AC to 24C' to raise awareness amongst commercial consumers about the importance of rationalising consumption to preserve natural resources. The campaign complements DEWA's efforts to support environmental sustainability in Dubai. The Set your AC to 24C campaign encourages consumers to adopt environmentally-friendly lifestyles at their homes and workplaces by setting their air conditioning to 24C, which is ...  >>MORE

DEWA launches supervisory Control and Data Acquisition centre

Posted on 10/08/2014

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has launched the first phase of the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) centre for water transmission at DEWA's Sustainable Building in Al Quoz. The new achievement is in line with the directives of Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum to underline Dubai's position as a global hub for business, finance, tourism and green economy, and as part of DEWA's strategy to adopt ...  >>MORE

Empower posts 9.4% jump in July peak consumption

Posted on 07/08/2014

Empower, the world's largest district cooling services provider, yesterday announced a 9.4% leap for consumption of its services for the month of July, providing a total of 174.3 million refrigerating tonnes per hour (RTH), up from 159.2 million RTH for the same period last year. "The month of July is usually the time of year that Empower experiences the highest demand for cooling services," said Ahmad bin Shafar, Chief Executive Officer, Empower. "We have been able to meet the demand of an ...  >>MORE

DEWA enhances efficiency and reliability of its electricity and water networks

Posted on 05/08/2014

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) continues to enhance the efficiency and capacity of the production, transmission and distribution of water and electricity networks to meet the needs of consumers, developers and other business sectors as well as to support preparations for Expo 2020. DEWA's efforts further support Dubai's leading position as a global hub for business, tourism, green economy and sustainability by providing reliable infrastructure that meets developmental ...  >>MORE

DEWA Academy: significant boost for Dubai’s focus on Emiratisation

Posted on 03/08/2014

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), in cooperation with the UK's Business and Technology Education Council (BTEC), has launched the DEWA Academy to train and qualify young Emiratis both academically and practically in various technical and professional areas covering production, transmission and distribution of energy and water. The move supports DEWA's strategy to build and develop its technical cadre and support Emiratisation in line with the directives of Vice President and Prime ...  >>MORE

DEWA: A sustained and serious commitment to CSR values and community development

Posted on 02/08/2014

Government organisations have their operational mandates, but also have social mandates to be active contributors to society at every level. The community and social initiatives launched by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) are an integral part of its strategy to serve the public good. DEWA is not only concerned with the provision of power and water, but also making every effort to enhance growth and prosperity in Dubai and the U.A.E. at all levels, through its social programmes and ...  >>MORE

Empower sets up Command and Control Centre

Posted on 24/07/2014

Empower, the world's largest district cooling services provider, has begun construction for a state-of-the-art Command and Control Centre (CCC) in Dubai, a project which integrates all operations for the company. With this centre, Empower will have a birds-eye view of all activities in 57 plants including operations, spanning from the efficiency of its cooling towers to consumer consumption patterns. This investment represents a global first: more than one million parameter tags on a ...  >>MORE

DEWA awards Dh65 million contract to increase reliability and efficiency of water transmission networks

Posted on 14/07/2014

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, DEWA, has awarded a Dh65 million contract for a project that will increase the reliability of its water networks in different parts of Dubai. The project, slated to be completed by June 2016, involves the supply, installation and commissioning of surge protection devices for DEWA's pumping station in areas such as Jebel Ali, Mushrif, and Hatta. "DEWA seeks to increase the productivity, operational efficiency and reliability of its water supply networks ...  >>MORE

DEWA launches its Samsung Gear 2 app for smart watches

Posted on 07/07/2014

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, DEWA, has launched its application for Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 smart watches, which underlines DEWA's commitment to providing its services across all platforms to ease the lives of its customers. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA, said, "The Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 smart app is another channel to provide DEWA's services to its customers. This supports the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister ...  >>MORE

DEWA awards Dh203m contract for 620km of 11kV power cables

Posted on 06/07/2014

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority ( DEWA ) has awarded contracts worth Dh 203 million for 620km of 11kV power cables to a number of national companies as part of its efforts to provide services to the highest levels of efficiency and reliability, and to meet the criteria for its electricity distribution network expansion. The contract covers the manufacture and supply of the aluminium and copper cables necessary for expanding electricity distribution in various areas of Dubai. This is to ...  >>MORE

DEWA to install new 132/11kV transformer in Jumeirah

Posted on 03/07/2014

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, DEWA, has signed a deal for the provision of a new major 132/11kV transformer in Jumeirah at a cost of Dh76 million, in an effort to accommodate growing energy demands in the city. The decision comes as part of DEWA's development project plans which will see the installation of new power stations in different areas in Dubai. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, DEWA's Managing Director and CEO, said that the authority has a role in contributing to the ...  >>MORE

U.A.E. sets Gulf pace in non-reliance on hydrocarbons

Posted on 01/07/2014

The U.A.E. leads Gulf countries in its attempt to diversify its economy away from hydrocarbons, but the country is still over reliant on the energy sector, say analysts at ratings agency Standard & Poor's. "The [U.A.E.] economy appears [to be] the most diversified in the GCC,” said the report. But "in our opinion [it] remains dependent on hydrocarbon revenues”. The need to diversify away from energy is a high priority for the country's rulers, who have used sovereign wealth funds to support ...  >>MORE

Dh260 million Dewa grid upgrade completed

Posted on 29/06/2014

This is to further strengthen reliable, efficient and uninterrupted power distribution across Dubai, in line with the Dewa's vision to become a sustainable world-class utility by upgrading the power infrastructure to meet growth in demand. The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, or Dewa, has completed a Dh260 million project to modify its transmission grid to redistribute loads across power stations. This is to further strengthen reliable, efficient and uninterrupted power distribution ...  >>MORE

DEWA encourages less use of home appliances during peak hours

Posted on 24/06/2014

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, DEWA, has launched its annual Peak Load Campaign, to encourage customers to reduce electricity and water consumption during peak hours, 12 - 6 p.m., from June to August. The campaign urges consumers to switch off non-essential electrical appliances and rationalise use of electricity during that period, demonstrating DEWA's commitment to sustainable development. "In line with our strategy to strengthen sustainable development through the sensible use of ...  >>MORE

DEWA announces complete transformation of its services into smart services

Posted on 16/06/2014

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has said that all its services are available online and the hallmark is achieved in less than a year after the launch of the Smart Dubai initiative. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA announced that the achievement is in line with the Smart Government phase, the post e-Government initiative launched by Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, which will contribute to making a ...  >>MORE

SEWA vows 10 MGD more water

Posted on 16/06/2014

Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (SEWA), under the new chairmanship of Dr Eng Rashid Obaid Jumaa Al Leem, inaugurated a new water desalination plant in Hamriyah, which has a total capacity of 100 million gallons, and became the first and the only emirate in the U.A.E. with excess water supply. The Dh636-million project (plant and pipelines) will produce 20 million gallons of high quality potable water every day (MGD). Intake and pump houses are located in Hamriyah. After the project ...  >>MORE

Empower to showcase new technology in Seattle

Posted on 05/06/2014

Empower, the largest district cooling service provider in the region, on Wednesday announced its participation at the annual International District Energy Association (IDEA) conference and trade show in Seattle for the tenth year running. Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Empower, will take part as a featured speaker at the conference and on a panel discussion entitled Future Proofing Cities for Efficiency, Resiliency, & Economic Durability. Bin Shafar will share Empower's experiences and discuss best ...  >>MORE

DEWA achieves impressive reduction in demand for energy and water

Posted on 27/05/2014

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has achieved considerable success in reducing the demand for energy and water in Dubai through a wide series of initiatives to meet the goals of the Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030, launched by the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy to reduce energy demand by 30 percent in 2030. DEWA has succeeded in reducing annual per capita consumption of electricity to 15,346 kW in 2013 compared with 16,022 kW in 2010, while the annual per capita consumption ...  >>MORE

UAE's DEWA receives ideasUK 'Gold Level' accreditation for eSuggest scheme

Posted on 25/05/2014

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has received the ideasUK 'Gold Level' Accreditation for its Customer Suggestion Scheme, eSuggest, and has become the first government entity in UAE to receive the prestigious accreditation. "In line with the directives of Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, DEWA is working towards improving its performance and efficiency levels in its service, enabling us to serve happier ...  >>MORE

DEWA records remarkable progress in new main water pipeline project

Posted on 18/05/2014

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has recorded significant progress in the launch of a new water transmission line at a total length of 67km, covering several areas of Dubai including the Dubai-Al Ain road, Dubai bypass road, Doha Street, and the camel racetrack. Building on the framework of its strategic plan to increase the efficiency and reliability of water systems, the new water pipeline will enable DEWA to meet the growing demand and increased water flow volumes in the various ...  >>MORE

TAQA profits up 108 per cent in Q1 for 2014

Posted on 15/05/2014

TAQA, the international energy and water company from Abu Dhabi, yesterday announced its net profit after minority interests grew by 158 per cent to Dh 274 million in the first quarter in the quarter for 2014, due to a recovery in UK North Sea oil output, stronger natural gas prices in North America and higher technical availability in the international power fleet. TAQA profits up 108 per cent in Q1 for 2014. Total revenues rose 34 per cent to Dh 7.3 billion, while underlying revenues, ...  >>MORE

Desalination plants to run on renewable energy in Abu Dhabi

Posted on 06/05/2014

Nearly a third of the UAE's greenhouse gas emissions, which are produced by burning conventional fossil fuel, comes from desalination plants. Plans to create these plants running on renewable energy have finally been set in motion by Abu Dhabi's clean energy company Masdar. The plan was on the drawing board for a year, but on Monday, during the Abu Dhabi Ascent climate change conference, Masdar and its partners for the project, the Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD) and the Abu Dhabi Water ...  >>MORE

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Abu Dhabi aspires to become one of the most efficient users of water in the world


DEWA holds Hassyan Clean Coal Power conference for phase I bidders


Rise in electricity and water accounts across Dubai


DEWA achieves record 10 percent increase in energy generation in Q2 2014


DEWA marks substantial progress on main water network project in Palm Jumeirah


DEWA launches Ashal Smart Customer Service Kiosk


Eight international developers shortlisted to send bids for Hassyan Clean Coal Power project


Shuweihat 3 power plant commences production


All DEWA customers to receive 'green bill' by Q2 2015


DEWA begins work on new Dh170 million water pipeline project


Dewa's 'live' sign language video chat


Dewa receives students at sustainable building


DEWA acclaimed as Stevie Award Gold Winner for Best Leadership Team in the World


DEWA launches bill payment on Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 watches


DEWA implements SAP – Wave III for Enterprise Resource Planning


DEWA smart initiatives and services on show at GITEX 2014


DEWA launches smart initiatives in preparation for Expo 2020 Dubai


Empower to kick off operations in region’s first green district cooling facility


DEWA urges customers to limit electricity usage between 12-6pm to protect the environment


DEWA extends its 24 Celsius campaign to the commercial sector


DEWA launches supervisory Control and Data Acquisition centre


Empower posts 9.4% jump in July peak consumption


DEWA enhances efficiency and reliability of its electricity and water networks


DEWA Academy: significant boost for Dubai’s focus on Emiratisation


DEWA: A sustained and serious commitment to CSR values and community development


Empower sets up Command and Control Centre


DEWA awards Dh65 million contract to increase reliability and efficiency of water transmission networks


DEWA launches its Samsung Gear 2 app for smart watches


DEWA awards Dh203m contract for 620km of 11kV power cables


DEWA to install new 132/11kV transformer in Jumeirah


U.A.E. sets Gulf pace in non-reliance on hydrocarbons


Dh260 million Dewa grid upgrade completed


DEWA encourages less use of home appliances during peak hours


DEWA announces complete transformation of its services into smart services


SEWA vows 10 MGD more water


Empower to showcase new technology in Seattle


DEWA achieves impressive reduction in demand for energy and water


UAE's DEWA receives ideasUK 'Gold Level' accreditation for eSuggest scheme


DEWA records remarkable progress in new main water pipeline project


TAQA profits up 108 per cent in Q1 for 2014


Desalination plants to run on renewable energy in Abu Dhabi