The world is looking with great interest at Dubai as a model for realising the vision of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and the directives of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, to achieve the happiness and the welfare of UAE society.
The Dubai Plan 2021 has set a roadmap that drives our ambitious initiatives and development projects combining economic growth, energy sustainability and a clean and safe environment that creates a happy society. DEWA is proud of its accomplishments to date, and of the world-class performance and contributions that we have made to energise the future of Dubai. DEWA 2021 illustrates just how much work we have committed ourselves to, in order to support Dubai’s progress to the next years journey to celebrate the Union’s Golden Jubilee.
To implement the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050, we have worked on major programmes to diversify our energy mix and manage the demand for electricity. By 2030, 25% of Dubai’s energy mix will be generated from solar power, 7% from nuclear, 7% from clean coal and 61% from gas. Our Smart Grid initiative is making progress with the launch of the first electric-vehicle charging stations in the UAE, among many other high-impact programmes, such as smart meters and smart applications.
These initiatives intend to make Dubai the smartest city in the world. We have been successful in encouraging sustainable development, socially, environmentally and economically, of Dubai in particular and the UAE in general. Our planned Research and Development Centre at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park will support the UAE’s and Dubai’s innovation strategy in countless ways and strengthen our efforts to be ahead of the curve in a period of considerable change for the utility sector. Our commitment to innovation and creativity is unwavering, as we follow our vision to become a sustainable innovative world-class utility.
Thanks to the efforts of DEWA’s teams, we have succeeded in raising customers’ awareness about our smart services, which enable them to complete their transactions easily and securely anytime, anywhere, using DEWA’s smart app or website, without having to visit our customer happiness centres. This saves their time and effort. These efforts have contributed to increasing the adoption rate of our smart services from 40%, in 2010, to 80% in 2017.
We are dedicated, energized and committed to contributing to Dubai’s journey towards greater success and excellence. Thank you for taking interest in DEWA’s website and for being part of Dubai’s commitment to sustainability and energy conservation.
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer
MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority