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DEWA launches Strategy Pioneers

Yesterday, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) launched the Strategy Pioneers, first initiative of its kind in the Middle East, in collaboration with organisations that have achieved excellence and have entered the Hall of Fame for implementing their strategies in the region.

The initiative is in line with DEWA’s vision to become a sustainable world-class utility, drive sustainable development in Dubai, and promote the Emirate as a global hub for trade, finance, and tourism.

DEWA invited all the different organisations that have entered the Hall of Fame in the region to participate in the event. These organisations include the Dubai Executive Council, Dubai Police, Dubai Municipality, Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority, Dubai Aluminum (Dubal), Bahrain Electricity and Water Authority, and the Bahrain Ministry of Works.

HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA, said: “The ‘Strategy Pioneers’ initiative will serve as a platform for knowledge partnerships and to exchange information, share international best practices and administrative updates in strategic planning and implementation to develop relevant systems and management across government, semi-government and private organisations.”

The initiative has been welcomed by the participating organisations and will include an annual workshop where member organisations will meet to review corporate strategy, strategic planning and implementation and share key achievements. The event will host global speakers on selected subjects in the field of strategic planning and implementation, and seminars on how corporate strategic work can be developed and partnership potential strengthened among members.

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World Bank ranks the UAE as 1st in the region for access to electricity

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has made a new significant contribution to the UAE’s global standing, as the nation is now ranked first in the Middle East and North Africa and fourth internationally for ease of access to electricity, according to the World Bank Report 2014: Doing Business released yesterday.

“DEWA has achieved this new milestone in line with its vision to become a sustainable world-class utility and promoting Dubai’s position as a global hub for trade, finance, and tourism,” said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA.

“DEWA has an integrated system that includes effective initiatives and new developmental projects to achieve the highest levels of efficiency and reliability. DEWA has exerted considerable efforts to optimise its operations and services significantly; further enhancing its efficiency and services and reducing costs,” said Al Tayer.

“DEWA has been reducing losses in electricity transmission and distribution networks to just 3.5%, compared to 6-7% in Europe and the US. Network line losses in the water sector decreased to 10.8% compared to 15% in North America,” concluded Al Tayer.


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DSCE honours winners at the Emirates Energy Award

Emirates Energy Award (EEA), was held on October 27 organised by the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy at Grand Hyatt hotel in Dubai. HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of the Supreme Council of Energy said: “The Award highlights best global experiences and practices that enhance the rational use of energy, promote the sustainable use of alternative clean resources, reduce dependence on traditional resources to mitigate environmental pollution, strengthen the role of institutions and individuals, and raise awareness on the importance of rationalised use of energy and environmental protection.

“The Dubai Supreme Council of Energy is striving to put these directives, initiatives and ambitious strategies into action; an example of which is the launch of the Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030. This aims to diversify our energy sources to comprise a mix of 71% from natural gas, 12% from nuclear power, 12% from clean coal and 5% from solar energy by 2030,”.

The Award, distributed every two years, honoured the winners of the different categories as follows:

  • Large Energy Project: The Gold Award was presented to the Morocco-based NAREVA Holding; the Shams Power Company (United Arab Emirates) was honoured with the Silver Award, while the Bronze award was given to the Roads & Transport Authority (RTA).
  • Small Energy Project: The Gold Award was given to the Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company ‘du’ (United Arab Emirates); the Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry was honoured with the Silver Award, while the Bronze award was given to Empower Company (United Arab Emirates).
  • Energy Efficiency for Public Sector: The Gold Award was given to Masdar (United Arab Emirates); RTA was honoured with the Silver Award (United Arab Emirates), while the Bronze award was given to RasGas (State of Qatar).
  • Energy Efficiency for Private Sector: The Gold Award was given to Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate (United Arab Emirates); the Arab Contractors Company was honoured with the Silver Award (Egypt), while the Bronze award was given to ABB/ Al-Khaleej Sugar Company (United Arab Emirates).
  • Education Energy Award: The Gold Award was given to the Friends of Environment Society (Jordan); Dr. Hanan Talib was honoured with the Silver Award (United Arab Emirates), while the Bronze award was given to HSBC Bank (United Arab Emirates).
  • Research & Development Award: The Gold Award was given to Ayman Adnan Almaitah (Jordan); the University of Bahrain was honoured with the Silver Award (Kingdom of Bahrain), while the Bronze award was given to the Nitrate Production System (Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan).
  • Young Professional Energy Award: The Gold Award was given to Abdul Aziz Al Obaidli (United Arab Emirates); Mahmoud Shatel (Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan) was honoured with the Silver Award, while the Bronze award was given to Aisha Ali, Aya Abu Hani and Noora Rashed Al Kaizi (United Arab Emirates).
  • A Special Recognition Award was awarded to the organisations that succeeded in reducing energy consumption, including: Saudi Aramco (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia); Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Sports Complex; Dubai Investment Park (United Arab Emirates); Sheikh Zayed Housing Programme; Emirates Transport, for the use of clean transportation fuels; Dubai Silicon Oasis; and Drydocks World (United Arab Emirates).



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DEWA collaborates with SAP

Collaboration between Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) and SAP will help the government organisation in implementing the SAP’s Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) programme. With more than 40 years of experience and nearly 50,000 customers, SAP’s ERP software is built to support the organisations. The leverage role-based access to critical data, applications, and analytical tools helps streamline processes across procurement, manufacturing, service, sales, finance, and HR. SAP aims to measure, integrate and automate all internal operations of DEWA and link them with the outputs of the Strategic Plan.

“Through this programme, DEWA aims to integrate its overall operations to provide specifications, flexibility, integrated reports, monitor operational works, and timely information that support taking the right decision,” said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, CEO of DEWA.

During the delegation, various subjects were discussed including the activation of the new ‘Governance’ Model, and the participation of SAP MENA in the Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition (WETEX) 2014.

The meeting also highlighted DEWA implementing the Smart Government initiative, and transforming to the smart grid.



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French Business Council Dubai & Northern hosts its first ‘Focus Day’

In collaboration with Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) and the Emirates Green Building Council (EGBC), the French Business Council Dubai & Northern Emirates (FBC) will host its first ‘Focus Day’ on Sunday 6th October 2013, on the theme of the Green Economy in the UAE. His Excellency Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Managing Director and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority; His Excellency Alain Azouaou, Ambassador of France to the UAE; and Mr Adnan Sharafi, EGBC Chairman, will deliver the opening addresses.

The conference will take place at DEWA’s office building in Al Quoz, which is the largest Platinum LEED-certified government green building in the world. The conference will offer valuable insights into the UAE’s green sector with presentations and panel discussions.

During the discussion panels, senior executives and experts from the public authorities and private companies will cover a range of topics including Green building, Energy Efficiency, and

Water treatment. Panellists include DEWA, Diamond Developers, Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence, Dubai Municipality, Etihad, ESCO, Farnek, HOK, Majid Al Futtaim, Masdar City and Veolia Water Solutions and Technologies.

French major companies support this exceptional event: LeGrand and Maf Dalkia through business cases about green projects. The French Automotive Group RENAULT, the only carmarker worldwide offering a complete range of 100% electric vehicle with 4 models, will display 2 Renault Twizy, its iconic urban two-seaters 100% electric.

Commenting on the event, Agnes Lopez Cruz, Executive Director of the French Business Council

Dubai and Northern Emirates, said: “This unique event is a great opportunity for our members to showcase their capabilities and learn more about the exciting developments within the Green Economy and the possibilities for French business, by sharing experience and insights and through the networking session with experts, stakeholders, UAE businessmen and government representatives. We are deeply grateful to DEWA for hosting this event at their unique building and to the EGBC for its support and participation.”

The conference will be followed by a VIP guided tour of the building and a networking buffet. A rewarding opportunity to meet French and local companies in the green sector and even more.

The FBC Focus Day on the Green Economy:

Date: Sunday 6th October 2013

Time: 8.30am to 2pm

Venue: DEWA Platinum LEED building

Conference language: English

*Pre-registration is required and a conference delegate fee applies.


For more information on the agenda, visit:  http://crm.fbcdubai.com/extern/url.php?u=527&qid=149922 .

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SmarTech presents green solutions

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is hosting the annual SmarTech as part of the 16th Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition (WETEX) held from 14-16 April 2014 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.. It will focus on the global challenges in the environment sector,and finding innovative eco-friendly solutions to support economic growth.

In its 4th year, SmarTech will feature the latest products, technologies, and solutions related to energy and water efficiency, as well as residential and commercial green-building solutions.

HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA said: “SmarTech aims to enhance global eco-friendly trading at local, regional, and international levels. Many new green technologies are currently promoted in international markets, and we are looking forward to welcoming and encouraging companies and organisations to adopt best eco-friendly practices, to raise their internationally-competitive contribution to sustainable development.”

SmarTech is an ideal platform for companies to promote their eco-friendly technologies, products, and services during WETEX, which will be attended by major international companies, leading manufacturers, businessmen, distributors, and retailers from around the world to gather to showcase latest energy, water and environmental technologies.

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