DEWA approves 143 electrical, solar PV contractorsby Paromita Dey on Feb 22, 2016
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has approved to date, a total of 143 engineers, as enrolled electrical and solar photovoltaic (PV) consultants and contractors.
The authority has duly organised its fifth training course for contractors and consultants who specialise in installing solar photovoltaic (PV) systems. Trainees learned about the technical requirements, safety standards, and DEWA’s guidelines for installing PV panels on rooftops to generate electricity and connect it to DEWA’s grid.
The training is part of DEWA’s efforts to ensure PV systems are designed and installed according to the highest international quality standards. This is part of the Shams Dubai initiative, which enables customers to install photovoltaic panels on building rooftops and connect them to DEWA’s grid.
DEWA’s training course includes academic and practical training, covering all technical aspects of installing PV panels, as well as safety procedures.
“This supports our mission, which states that we are committed to the happiness of our stakeholders and promoting Dubai’s vision through the delivery of sustainable electricity and water services at a world-class level of reliability, efficiency, and safety, in an environment that nurtures innovation with a competent workforce and effective partnerships; supporting resources sustainability," said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA.
"We work closely with our partners to reach the best excellence and quality levels and contribute to achieving the Dubai Plan 2021 for the Government of Dubai to be pioneering, proactive, and creative in meeting the needs of individuals and society as a whole.”
DEWA is encouraging building owners to take advantage of the Shams Dubai initiative and locally generate clean energy which helps to reduce their electricity bills, increase their property value, protect the environment, support Dubai's economy, and guarantee a sustainable future for the Emirate.