DEWA targets one million smart meters by 2020
DEWA is currently installing 200,000 smart meters which are expected to be in operation in January 2016.
DEWA plans to install more than one million smart meters across Dubai by 2020.
Smart meters will speed up service connection, improve response times, provide instant reconnection of electricity and rationalise consumption to enhance the well-being of citizens and residents as well as supporting resource sustainability.
The devices will replace all mechanical and electromechanical meters.
He Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA, said: “The smart meter initiative focuses on using smart applications through smart meters and grids, and provides many smart features and applications for customers."
Within the first phase, DEWA is currently installing 200,000 smart meters which will be operational in January 2016.
The smart meters project complements the smart grid project by DEWA to implement a number of technical features in electricity networks - by using the latest SCADA systems, smart monitoring and control automation systems to provide electricity and water services to the highest standards of availability, efficiency and reliability.
DEWA launched three smart initiatives to support the ‘Smart City’ initiative.
These include the ‘Shams Dubai’ initiative to connect solar power to houses and buildings, ‘Smart Applications’ initiative through smart meters and grids, and the ‘Green Charger’ initiative to develop infrastructure and electric vehicles stations.