Dewa, Honeywell to install 250k additional smart meters in Dubai
Total number of smart meters will rise to 1m as part of Dewa’s Smart Applications via Smart Grid and Meters initiative
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) announced that it has renewed its collaboration with Honeywell to install 250k additional smart meters across Dubai, bringing the total number of meters to 1m, once installed.
The agreement on the installation of Honeywell smart meters, which will use wireless modules, is part of Dewa’s Smart Applications via Smart Grid and Meters initiative that includes projects worth up to $1.9bn (AED7bn) that are scheduled to be completed by 2035, in keeping with Dubai’s efforts to be the smartest city in the world.
Honeywell smart meters are flexible and adaptable to wired and wireless telecommunication technologies such as GPRS, RF, G3 PLC, and LPWAN, among others.
Commenting on the renewed collaboration, promoting sustainability, and the smarter use of electricity in Dubai, president of Honeywell – High Growth Regions, Middle East, and Russia, Norm Gilsdorf, said: “Our smart solutions enable Dewa to create a smarter power grid, providing smart energy management solutions that drive energy efficiency, operational improvements, and cost savings for the authority. It will also provide consumers with data to help them understand their usage and energy consumption patterns.”
The agreement was made on the sidelines of the 21st Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition, (Wetex 2019), which is being held on 21-23 October at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre (Dicec).