His Excellency Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electrical Power as well as Water Authority (DEWA), announced that DEWA has mounted 595,755 smart water meters throughout Dubai. This is 80.6% of the overall number of water meters in the Emirate, with all water meters in Dubai to become clever meters by the end of following year. The news was made at the 20th Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition (WETEX 2018), which DEWA is organising at the Dubai International Convention and Event Centre from 23-25 October 2018.
"In all our projects and initiatives, we work in line with the vision as well as regulations of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, as well as Leader of Dubai, to supply state-of-the-art facilities and also to handle all the Emirate's facilities and solutions through clever as well as linked systems. Our tasks are additionally aligned with the Dubai Strategy 2021, which aims to make Dubai a smart, integrated and linked city. We are functioning to make DEWA the world's first digital energy to utilize self-governing systems for renewable resource and storage, while broadening our use of Expert system and electronic solutions. The 'Smart Applications by means of Smart Grids as well as Meters' is one of the initiatives, DEWA launched to sustain the Smart Dubai campaign to make Dubai the most intelligent as well as happiest city on the planet. In addition to their duty in the clever change, functional performance as well as lowering water losses, Smart Meters give numerous benefits to clients and assist them check their intake precisely and instantaneously, anytime, anywhere. This contributes to promoting the liable usage and sustainability of sources," said Al Tayer.
Abdullah Obaidullah, Exec Vice Head Of State of Water and Civil at DEWA, noted that DEWA has a sophisticated infrastructure for smart water meters that has thus far recognized 20,000 water leakage cases, 4,700 mistakes, and also 1,400 extra-load situations. This resulted in overall financial savings of concerning AED 52.6 million. The 'High Water Use Alert', under DEWA's Eco-friendly Dubai, assists customers uncover feasible leaks in their water connections, after the meter. The system sends out immediate notifications to the consumer if there is any unusual rise in usage, to inspect the internal links and also fix any kind of leakages. This adds to minimizing sustained costs by restricting water waste.
DEWA won the ‘Smart Water Company Award of the Year’ at the Global Water Summit 2018 that took place just recently in Paris, France. This was in recognition of DEWA's initiatives in executing among the biggest clever water meter framework projects worldwide, permitting it to boost accessibility of meter readings to 99.9%.
To mark the Globe Power Day, DEWA launched ‘My Sustainable Living’ program, which makes it possible for domestic consumers to contrast their month-to-month electrical energy as well as water usage with the average use of comparable houses. This allows customers to take enlightened decisions based on present data and info to compare their month-to-month electricity and water usage with comparable reliable residences. The programme motivates a healthy and balanced competitors among customers to decrease intake and also minimize their carbon footprint.
A total of 343,000 customers have been enlisted in the very first phase of the programme. DEWA intends to enlist all property consumers after finishing the installment of the clever meters, which supply a host of advanced features. DEWA is highlighting the programme's attributes and benefits at its Conservation Stand at WETEX 2018.