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INFRASTRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT - ELECTRICITY & WATER

DEWA participates in 11th Women’s Forum in France

Posted on 18/10/2015

DEAUVILLE: Khawla Al Mehairi, Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Communications at Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) and Board Member at Dubai Women Establishment, is participating in the 11th Women's Forum in Deauville, France, from 14-16 October 2015. Al Mehairi is part of the UAE delegation, which includes female leaders from the public and private sectors in the UAE. The UAE's participation, under the directives of H.H. Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, ...  >>MORE

Delegation from Dubai Supreme Council of Energy and DEWA visits USA for Solar Decathlon

Posted on 17/10/2015

IRVINE, CALIFORNIA: Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy and MD and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is heading a delegation to the United States after receiving an official invitation from the Department of Energy in US to participate in Solar Decathlon competition, organised by the US Department of Energy in Irvine, California, from 14-18 October, 2015. The delegation includes Ahmed Buti Al Muhairbi, Secretary General of the Dubai ...  >>MORE

DEWA named ‘Energy Company of Year’ in Gulf Business Industry Awards 2015

Posted on 17/10/2015

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has been presented the Energy Company of the Year award in the Gulf Business Industry Awards 2015, organised by Gulf Business magazine in collaboration with the Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry (DCCI). This award proves DEWA's credentials in the energy industry, and the major initiatives and projects carried out in Dubai. Waleed Salman, Executive Vice President of Strategy & Business Development, DEWA, received the award on behalf of Saeed ...  >>MORE

DEWA calls for EOI for 800MW Phase three of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park

Posted on 19/09/2015

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has sought Expression of Interest (EOI) for the 800MW phase three of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park. The project, which is based on the Independent Power Producer (IPP) model, is another achievement that will put Dubai and the UAE at the forefront of the countries in the region in producing renewable and clean energy. Dubai is making significant and steady progress in increasing dependence on renewable and clean energy. DEWA has ...  >>MORE

DEWA "Change begins with us" campaign targets over 20,000 people

Posted on 18/09/2015

To support Dubai's goals of implementing a clear strategy and innovative plans to establish the foundations of sustainable development, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, DEWA, regularly launches social awareness campaigns and programmes to promote the rational use of energy and water and raise environmental awareness among Dubai's residents and visitors. The ‘Change begins with us' campaign encourages customers to limit their energy use during peak-load hours from 12-6 p.m.. This ...  >>MORE

Ministry of Energy and Etihad Energy Service Company sign MoU to develop federal energy services market in UAE

Posted on 06/09/2015

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, and MD & CEO of DEWA, and Dr. Matar Hamed Al Neyadi, Undersecretary for the UAE Ministry of Energy, have signed a MoU to exchange expertise on developing a federal energy services market in the UAE. The MoU also covers energy conservation in buildings, especially government headquarters, and explores the potential for launching projects in energy conservation. The signing ceremony was also attended by Fatima Al ...  >>MORE

Dewa, now at the push of a button

Posted on 06/09/2015

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) completes 100 per cent transformation of smart services. This is in line with the vision of his Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to improve government services to the highest international standards; build a government that does not sleep, operates round the clock and is quick and efficient in processing transactions and procedures. Customers of Dewa can now have ...  >>MORE

FEWA inaugurates Dh 130 million power station in Umm Al Qaiwain

Posted on 26/08/2015

The Federal Electricity and Water Authority (FEWA) announced the commissioning and inauguration of the Dh130 million power plant in Umm Al Qaiwain, as part of the federal government plans for expansion of transmission and dispatch network to cope with the Emirate's rising energy demands. Mohammed Saleh, Director of FEWA, said the 270 mega-volt ampere and 132/33/11 kv station is part of the second phase of power station expansion plan in the northern parts of the UAE. 'Completed in 30 months, ...  >>MORE

DEWA launches new Dh106 million substation in Dubai Academic City

Posted on 25/08/2015

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, DEWA, has launched a new 132/11kV substation, with a capacity of 150 megavolt amperes (MVA), in Dubai Academic City, at a cost of Dh106 million. Constructing the station cost Dh89 million, while extending 132kV ground cables to connect the station to the electricity transmission network cost Dh17 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 ...  >>MORE

Rising energy consumption calls for a more sustainable and integrated strategy in the UAE, says study

Posted on 20/08/2015

The UAE's gross domestic electricity consumption has more than doubled over the past 10 years, and is expected to grow even more rapidly over the next five years as the country undergoes substantial population and economic growth, according to a study by management consultancy Strategy& , formerly Booz & Company. The study reveals that energy usage in the UAE has grown at an annual average of 4% over the past six years, and is projected to increase to 5% through 2020. A recent forum organised ...  >>MORE

DEWA launches Every Drop Matters campaign

Posted on 16/08/2015

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has launched a new awareness campaign under the theme, 'Every Drop Matters', to raise awareness among Dubai residents on the need to rationalise water use by adopting environmentally-friendly practices to reduce water wastage and ensure its sustainability for generations to come. The campaign, which coincides with World Water Week which will be held in Stockholm, Sweden from 23-28 August, is part of DEWA's awareness initiatives launched to encourage ...  >>MORE

TAQA announces H1 2015 results

Posted on 14/08/2015

TAQA, the Abu Dhabi based international energy company, yesterday announced its financial and operating results for the six months ended 30th June 2015, saying that significant cost reductions and strong operational performance had partially mitigated the impact of an approximately 50% fall in oil and gas prices. "While the current commodity price environment has impacted the whole industry, our results show that we are delivering on our accelerated cost transformation programme," said Edward ...  >>MORE

Dewa car-charging project on track

Posted on 10/08/2015

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) is making progress in pushing its plans to complete 100 electric vehicle charging stations by the end of this year. In a bid to boost the use of energy resources and reduce Dubai's carbon footprint, Dewa announced that it is working on completing the infrastructure to build a further 84 stations by the end of this year. Dewa has already completed its first phase and built 16 green charging stations for public use. The new charging stations will be ...  >>MORE

Dh719 million first-ever green water desalination plant to be set up in RAK

Posted on 07/08/2015

Utico Middle East, the GCC's largest private full service utility and solutions provider, and Spanish energy giant Grupo Cobra, have announced their joint venture partnership to construct a Dh719 million water desalination plant in Ras Al Khaimah. The joint venture, to be called Al Hamra Water Company, is 60:40 partnership between Utico Middle East and Grupo Cobra and will oversee the development of the world's largest privately financed independent desalination company. The facility will be ...  >>MORE

DEWA uses drones to inspect PV panels atop its Sustainable Building

Posted on 05/08/2015

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has launched its Sirb (Arabic for fleet) initiative to use drone technology for internal services, to support Dubai's infrastructure, and aid smart technologies in serving Dubai's residents. The move supports the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, in achieving the UAE Vision 2021 and Dubai Plan 2021 and making Dubai a smart, integrated, and connected city. "We have ...  >>MORE

DEWA achieves remarkable progress in water transmission networks in various areas of Dubai

Posted on 02/08/2015

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) said yesterday that it has achieved significant progress in supplying, extending and launching major water transmission networks with a total length of 25km across various areas in Dubai. This is in line with Dubai Plan 2021, which sets a roadmap of growth through ambitious development initiatives that integrate economic development, sustainability and building a reliable infrastructure that can meet various requirements. "Led by its vision to ...  >>MORE

DEWA Academy offers scholarships for talented Emiratis to compete in local and global energy markets

Posted on 01/08/2015

In line with the vision of Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and to reflect the goals of the UAE Vision 2021, which aims to nurture talented Emiratis and make the UAE one of the best countries in the world, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is developing local talent through its Emiratisation programme. DEWA adopts an integrated strategy to develop the skills of talented Emiratis and consistently works to ...  >>MORE

Sharjah to cut power and water use by 30%

Posted on 23/07/2015

In an ambitious new move, Sharjah plans to slash power and water use by at least 30 per cent over the next five years. The plan was announced on Wednesday at the head office of the Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (Sewa) as part of the declaration of Sharjah as the City of Conservation. Currently, the daily peak power consumption is 2,200 megawatts (MW) while the daily water use is 110 million gallons, Sewa Chairman Dr Rashid Al Leem said. If the target is achieved, it would mean ...  >>MORE

DEWA supports the Smart City Initiative

Posted on 22/07/2015

As part of its continuing strategy to implement Dubai's Smart City initiative, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, DEWA, has said that it consistently works 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. With the on-going preparations for Expo 2020 Dubai, DEWA has robust plans to raise the productivity and further enhance electricity and ...  >>MORE

DEWA announces significant progress in water transmission network project

Posted on 21/07/2015

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, DEWA, has achieved significant progress in its vital project aiming to supply, extend and commission a 16 km main water transmission network from Jebel Ali to Al Quoz. DEWA has completed 2.1 km accounting for 13 percent of the project, in line with its strategy and ambitious plans to support overall development by providing power and water services at the highest standards of availability, reliability, and efficiency. The Dh108 million project aims to ...  >>MORE

DEWA launches campaign to promote sustainable lifestyle and a happy society

Posted on 09/07/2015

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has launched a new campaign highlighting its leading role in supporting the sustainable development of Dubai and the well-being of its residents in a sustainable and environmentally-friendly way that achieves the aspirations of the wise leadership to achieve a happy society. As part of the campaign, DEWA launched a promotional video that underlines DEWA's key role in achieving happiness of society as a whole. It highlights the well-established ...  >>MORE

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

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DEWA participates in 11th Women’s Forum in France


Delegation from Dubai Supreme Council of Energy and DEWA visits USA for Solar Decathlon


DEWA named ‘Energy Company of Year’ in Gulf Business Industry Awards 2015


DEWA calls for EOI for 800MW Phase three of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park


DEWA "Change begins with us" campaign targets over 20,000 people


Ministry of Energy and Etihad Energy Service Company sign MoU to develop federal energy services market in UAE


Dewa, now at the push of a button


FEWA inaugurates Dh 130 million power station in Umm Al Qaiwain


DEWA launches new Dh106 million substation in Dubai Academic City


Rising energy consumption calls for a more sustainable and integrated strategy in the UAE, says study


DEWA launches Every Drop Matters campaign


TAQA announces H1 2015 results


Dewa car-charging project on track


Dh719 million first-ever green water desalination plant to be set up in RAK


DEWA uses drones to inspect PV panels atop its Sustainable Building


DEWA achieves remarkable progress in water transmission networks in various areas of Dubai


DEWA Academy offers scholarships for talented Emiratis to compete in local and global energy markets


Sharjah to cut power and water use by 30%


DEWA supports the Smart City Initiative


DEWA announces significant progress in water transmission network project


DEWA launches campaign to promote sustainable lifestyle and a happy society


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