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Dubai authority installs more than 3,000 smart meters in Hatta

Of the 3,392 smart meters installed, 1,849 were for electricity and 1,543 were for water, according to DEWA

DEWA has installed 3,392 smart meters in Hatta.
DEWA has installed 3,392 smart meters in Hatta.

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has completed the installation of 3,392 smart meters in buildings in Hatta, it has been revealed.

Of the 3,392 smart meters installed, 1,849 were for electricity and 1,543 were for water, DEWA revealed in a statement.

HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and chief executive officer of DEWA, commented: “This achievement is a result of the vision of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and his contribution to the Hatta Comprehensive Development Plan, which is part of DEWA’s strategic plan to automate its operations and develop the meter system to ensure competitiveness and excellence in its services.”

According to Al Tayer, the authority is in the process of replacing old mechanical and electromechanical meters with smart meters.

He added: “It has also implemented several smart procedures in electricity networks, and is using SCADA systems and smart monitoring devices, as well as control and automation systems to provide electricity and water services to the highest standards of availability, efficiency, and reliability.

“By 2020, we will have over 1,200,000 smart meters in Dubai.”

Al Tayer further revealed that a tender has been awarded for the development, engineering, procurement, construction, operation, maintenance, and installation of photovoltaic panels in 640 villas for UAE Nationals in Hatta.

“We chose three out of the five companies [that] provided the most competitive bids,” said Al Tayer.

“Etihad Energy Services Company (ESCO), launched by DEWA, designs and installs these panels on the roofs of villas and government buildings. The stages of the photovoltaic installation project are scheduled to be completed by the end of 2018.”

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