Energy, Oil & Gas

Dewa records 73.6% growth in smart water meters in 4 years

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has recorded a 73.6% growth in the number of smart water meters  between 2018 and 2022. Its total increased from 566,214 m in August 2018 to 983,185 m in August 2022.
Dewa pointed out that it has a secure and automated infrastructure to manage meter data. Automating metre readings helps customers receive instant information on their consumption patterns and effectively manage, monitor and control their consumption proactively anytime, anywhere. 
This also allows customers to promptly detect and fix water leakages to reduce waste. This sustains natural resources and preserves the environment, it added.
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of Dewa, said that smart meters are the backbone of the smart grid, and one of the pillars of our digital transformation. They raise operational efficiency and reduce losses.
"Dewa has more than two million smart electricity and water meters in Dubai. Its smart meters analysis and diagnosis centre monitors the smart meters remotely every 15 minutes," he stated.
According to him, the smart grid is an integral part of Dewa's strategy to develop state-of-the-art infrastructure for managing facilities and services according to smart and integrated systems using disruptive technologies and Fourth Industrial Revolution applications such as Artificial Intelligence (AI); Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs); Blockchain; Internet of Things (IoT), and others. 
"It is a major pillar in the success of smart cities. It also ensures continuity and availability of services around the clock," he added.
Smart meters help customers benefit from the Smart Living initiative launched by Dewa to help customers make smart decisions and adopt a responsible and sustainable lifestyle.
The initiative has several features, including the Smart Living dashboard, which enables customers to monitor their consumption and obtain annual, monthly and daily consumption reports, it added.