Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) recorded a growth in the number of smart water meters of 73.6% between 2018 and 2022. The number of smart meters increased from 566,214 meters in August 2018 to 983,185 meters in August 2022, designed to the highest standards. technical standards. DEWA has a secure and automated infrastructure to manage meter data. Meter reading automation helps customers receive instant insights into their consumption habits and effectively manage, monitor and control their consumption proactively anytime, anywhere. It also allows customers to quickly detect and repair water leaks to reduce waste. This supports natural resources and preserves the environment.
“We support the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, to make Dubai the happiest and smartest city in the world. Smart meters are the backbone of the smart grid and one of the pillars of our digital transformation. They increase operational efficiency and reduce losses. DEWA has over two million smart electricity and water meters in Dubai. DEWA’s Smart Meter Analysis and Diagnostics Center monitors smart meters remotely every 15 minutes. The smart grid is an integral part of DEWA’s strategy to develop state-of-the-art infrastructure for managing facilities and services according to intelligent and integrated systems using disruptive technologies and fourth industrial revolution applications such as artificial intelligence. (AI); Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV); blockchain; Internet of Things (IoT) and others. It is a major pillar of the success of smart cities. It also ensures the continuity and availability of services around the clock,” said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA.
The smart meters help customers benefit from the Smart Living initiative launched by DEWA to help customers make smart decisions and lead responsible and sustainable lifestyles. The initiative has several features, including the Smart Living Dashboard, which allows customers to track their consumption and get annual, monthly and daily consumption reports. “My Sustainable Living Programme” allows customers to compare their consumption with that of similar households and the self-assessment tool includes an electricity and water consumption survey allowing customers to assess their consumption. DEWA also provides the High Water Usage Alert as part of the Smart Response initiative to help customers detect leaks in post-meter water connections.