Dewa launches smart initiatives
Dubai, August 21, 2014
Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (Dewa) has launched a number of schemes in line with the ‘Smart Dubai’ initiative which aims to transform the emirate into a 'smart city' over the next three years.
Dewa's strategy to achieve a qualitative shift in the services offered to partners and customers is in line with the Expo 2020 theme, ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’ and the three subthemes of sustainability, opportunity, and mobility, a report said.
"In support of the wise vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, we have laid out a clear strategy to support Dubai’s efforts in hosting Expo 2020. Our plans and preparations include launching smart and pioneering initiatives that create opportunities to support sustainability, which is a main theme on the Expo’s agenda. We will focus on diversifying energy and water resources with special focus on smart services and systems," a Wam report quoted Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and CEO of Dewa, as saying.
Dewa has also outlined its 10-year plans for raising its production capacity and is currently upgrading the efficiency and capacity of its infrastructure to generate, transmit and distribute electricity and water to meet the increase in demand and satisfy requirements for Expo 2020.