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October 09, 2015 10:09 PM ET


Company Overview of Dubai Electricity And Water Authority

Company Overview

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority generates, transmits, and distributes electricity in Dubai. It also produces potable water principally through a desalination process, and distributes it to end users in Dubai. As of August 31, 2010, the company had installed electricity capacity of 7,829 megawatts and installed water desalination capacity of 330 million imperial gallons a day. In addition, it involves in the acquisition, management, operation, and maintenance of central cooling plants and related distribution networks to provide district cooling services. Further, the company manufactures preinsulated pipes primarily for district cooling. Dubai Electricity and Water Authority was founde...

Wafi Mall

PO Box 564


United Arab Emirates

Founded in 1959


971 4 601 9999


971 4 324 8111

Key Executives for Dubai Electricity And Water Authority

Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director and Director
Chief Financial Officer
Executive Vice President of Projects & Engineering
Executive Vice President of Generation Power & Water
Executive Vice President of Water & Civil
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Dubai Electricity And Water Authority Key Developments

REC Viridis Eyeing DEWA

REC Solar ASA and Viridis Asset Management, LLC have jointly submitted an expression of interest for Dubai Electricity And Water Authority (DEWA). They intend to submit a competitive bid for a part of the remaining 800 megawatts (MW) at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park. Luc Grare, Senior Vice President at REC, said, “Dubai benefits from high irradiation levels, making solar quite competitive. However, the best profitability analysis is useless if the solar panels are not performing as they should for at least 25 years due to the region's harsh climate conditions. With REC's high-quality products, long-term experience and German engineering expertise, REC has the know-how to implement efficient, long-running and reliable solar installations that can withstand the heat and sandstorms that exist in Dubai. We are pleased to contribute our demonstrated expertise on a competitive level backed by sustainable financial stability.”

Dubai Electricity And Water Authority Launches New Substation

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has launched a new 132/11kV substation with a capacity of 150 megavolt amperes in Dubai Academic City at a cost of AED 106 million. Constructing the station cost AED 89 million while extending 132kV ground cables to connect the station to the electricity transmission network cost AED 17 million. The new station meets the growing demand for electricity for different uses. The project supports Dewa's strategy a key component of the Dubai Plan 2021 to establish Dubai's regional position as a role model for the efficiency and effectiveness of electricity and water infrastructure.

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority to Launch Smart Meters and Grids

Dubai Electricity And Water Authority announced its is currently installing 200,000 smart meters which will be operational in January 2016, supporting smart city initiatives by using smart grids and meters. More than one million smart meters will be installed by 2020 covering all over Dubai. This comes in an attempt to increase the efficiency and capacity of the infrastructure for the production, transmission and distribution of energy and water to meet the growing demand from costumers, developers and businesses. The company announced in a statement that they have robust plans to raise the productivity and further enhance electricity and water transmission and distribution networks for the next 10 years. These plans are updated every year according to the data and anticipations of future demand and consumption and in line with the comprehensive development plans set by the Government of Dubai. The smart meter initiative focuses on using smart applications through smart meters and grids, and provides many smart features and applications for customers. Smart meters include providing automatic and detailed readings for consumers to monitor actual consumption for a specific period of time to better understand and manage their bills.

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