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Empower Command Control Centre goes live

Posted on 29/06/2015

Empower, the world's largest district cooling services provider, has announced that its state-of-the-art, world-class Command Control Centre (CCC) has started monitoring the activities of 26 of its 62 plants, through an advanced, high-performance smart network. The new centre has capacity to serve 74 additional plants in the future. This was announced at the official inauguration of the SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) by Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of the Dubai ...  >>MORE

DEWA launches its smart app on Apple watches

Posted on 27/06/2015

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has launched its mobile app on Apple smart watches, offering its customers a new experience that helps them access its services easily. The move supports the vision of Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to make Dubai the smartest city in the world. It also complements the Dubai Plan 2021 for Dubai Government to be proactive and creative in meeting the needs of ...  >>MORE

DEWA receives first registration for Green Charger

Posted on 21/06/2015

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has registered the first Green Charger user for electric vehicles. The new initiative supports the Smart Dubai initiative launched by Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, transform Dubai into the smartest city in the world. "DEWA launched the first electric vehicle charging station in Dubai at DEWA Headquarters. As part of the first phase, 100 electric vehicle charging stations are ...  >>MORE

DEWA launches its annual Peak-Load campaign

Posted on 19/06/2015

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, DEWA, has launched the ‘Change Begins With Us' campaign as part of its annual Peak Load campaign to reduce electricity and water use during peak hours, from 12 - 6pm. The campaign raises the environmental awareness of Dubai residents and encourages them to adopt a sustainable way of living in using electricity and water to conserve natural resources, protect the environment and reduce the emirate's carbon footprint. The campaign urges individuals to ...  >>MORE

Dubai to host first Solar Decathlon in Middle East to design smart solar-powered buildings

Posted on 18/06/2015

Dubai will host the international university Solar Decathlon, an international competition by the United States Department of Energy to design smart solar-powered buildings. This is the first time the competition will be held in the Middle East. Universities from around the world will take part in the programme that challenges collegiate teams to design, build, and operate energy-efficient houses. The new achievement underlines the global position of the UAE and its leading regional role. The ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi to start filling underground aquifer in October 2015

Posted on 11/06/2015

Abu Dhabi will soon start filling its first man-made underground water storage facility in the emirate with seven million gallons of desalinated water, a report published by the Khaleej Times daily said yesterday. From October 2015, the Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi, EAD, will begin the task to fill the aquifer in the emirate, which can store fresh water for up to 100 years. A project that took over a decade to complete, the first underground water storage, located in Liwa in the Western ...  >>MORE

Saeed Al Tayer addresses UK companies on UAE’s vision towards sustainability

Posted on 10/06/2015

Saeed Mohammed Ahmed Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of Dubai Supreme Council of Energy and Managing Director and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, has said that sustainability has become a key objective and gathered global attention as it addresses holistically the social progress, environmental stewardship, and economic prosperity aspects. "Building the green future is part of the broad concept of sustainability as stipulated in the UAE Vision and Strategy 2021 and also in the 2021 Dubai ...  >>MORE

Empower saved 194 million gallons of fresh water in 2014

Posted on 08/06/2015

Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (EMPOWER), the world's largest district cooling services provider, achieved savings of 194 million imperial gallons of fresh water in 2014, enough to fill 354 Olympic swimming pools. The achievement is in line with the directive of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, stipulating that district cooling companies must opt for sea water, grey water or treated sewage ...  >>MORE

UAE fastest growing electricity market globally

Posted on 04/06/2015

A UAE renewable energy project attracted worldwide attention for its cost of energy production — the lowest solar price ever in the world. Low-cost financing was the key reason behind it, which was made possible by a stable political and financial system, a senior official told Gulf News on Wednesday. Dolf Geilen, Director of International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena) –Innovation and Technology Centre in Bonn, Germany, was referring to the second phase of Mohammad Bin Rashid Solar Park in ...  >>MORE

DEWA starts Dh108 million water transmission network project

Posted on 02/06/2015

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has started a Dh 108 million project to supply, extend, and launch a 16km main water distribution network between Jebel Ali and Al Quoz. The project supports DEWA's strategy to meet the electricity and water requirements for the overall development of Dubai, which supports Dubai Plan 2021. "DEWA is focused on further enhancing the efficiency and capacity of the infrastructure to generate, transmit, and distribute electricity and water to secure the ...  >>MORE

DEWA launches two Static VAR Compensator stations to boost reliability and efficiency of power transmission network

Posted on 31/05/2015

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has launched two Static VAR Compensator (SVC) stations in Al Nahda and Ras Al Khor at a cost of Dh 236 million, to improve performance of the power transmission system. This is part of DEWA's continuous efforts to support the 400kV-high voltage electricity transmission network. DEWA's efforts support the UAE Vision 2021 and Dubai Plan 2021, which has set a roadmap that includes ambitious initiatives and development projects. The efforts also support ...  >>MORE

Dubai Supreme Council of Energy strengthens green-economy partnerships, investment opportunities with Danish public and private sectors

Posted on 30/05/2015

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK: Following an invitation from the Danish Governmental Green Economy Foundation, a delegation from the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy and Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), headed by Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of Supreme Council of Energy and MD & CEO of DEWA, is on an official visit to Denmark. The delegation has visited Copenhagen's City Hall in Denmark where Al Tayer met with Frank Jensen, Lord Mayor of the City of Copenhagen, and Jorgen ...  >>MORE

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

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Empower Command Control Centre goes live


DEWA launches its smart app on Apple watches


DEWA receives first registration for Green Charger


DEWA launches its annual Peak-Load campaign


Dubai to host first Solar Decathlon in Middle East to design smart solar-powered buildings


Abu Dhabi to start filling underground aquifer in October 2015


Saeed Al Tayer addresses UK companies on UAE’s vision towards sustainability


Empower saved 194 million gallons of fresh water in 2014


UAE fastest growing electricity market globally


DEWA starts Dh108 million water transmission network project


DEWA launches two Static VAR Compensator stations to boost reliability and efficiency of power transmission network


Dubai Supreme Council of Energy strengthens green-economy partnerships, investment opportunities with Danish public and private sectors


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