DEWA concludes training of 127 professionals

The latest batch of engineers and technicians will play a vital role in the GCC’s electrical and solar photovoltaic market

DEWA’s training programme focuses on the installation of photovoltaic solar panels.
DEWA’s training programme focuses on the installation of photovoltaic solar panels.

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has concluded the fourth iteration of its electrical and solar photovoltaic (PV) training programme, which saw the graduation of a 127 professionals.

Each participant of the programme received certification as Enrolled Electrical & Solar PV Consultants & Contractors.

Comprised of engineers and technicians attached to both solar PV consultancies and contractors, the programme’s participants were educated on the technical requirements of PV panel installation.

Furthermore, the training courses covered safety guidelines, as well the benefits of connecting structures to DEWA’s power grid, as part of the authority’s Shams Dubai initiative. The programme includes both academic and practical training.

HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, said: “DEWA is committed to making all staff and partners aware of the latest technologies and standards in performance and ensuring the highest levels of security and safety.”

He added: “We offer this training programme to register specialised consultants and contractors to install PV panels in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings.”

Launched back in March 2015, DEWA’s Shams Dubai is a smart initiative that regulates the generation of solar energy in buildings, while contributing to Dubai’s energy grid.

The initiative is supportive of the Emirate’s goal of transforming Dubai into a smart city within three years, through the introduction of 100 programmes and 1,000 smart services.

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