Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) | Getting Electricity Connections

Getting Electricity Connections

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Service Description

This service enables enrolled contractors and consultants to obtain power connections to the various projects and buildings.

Service Category & Type

  • Subsidiary
  • Procedural

Customer Segment

Infrastructure & Network Direct Customers:

  • Contractors
  • Consultants

Service Integrations

  • N/A

Service Partners

  • N/A


  • N/A

Service Limitations

  • Connection cost is valid for One year from the date of issuance.
  • This service is provided for registered consultants & Contractors.


  • The system will generate a unique application number (E-xxxxxx).
  • Application status can be tracked through E-services.
  • Technical discussion supports feature is available on DEWA website (
  • Contractors can follow the above guidelines for additional load or temporary supply requests.
  • Important Note: Payment is not required for Al Namoos Projects (Residential New Connections with load of 150Kw and below, fed from existing source).

Service Requirements

  • Proposed location of meters and sub-meters
  • Layout of Drawing (i.e. floor plan indicating plumbing system)
  • Summary and details of connected load & maximum demand
  • Setting out layout/ GF plan indicating metering locations/ substations, as applicable
  • Single line diagram of the LV distribution & metering
  • Dimensional details and arrangement of metering cabinets/ LV panels
  • Wiring layouts
  • Substation details if applicable

Service Steps & Procedures

  • Submit on-line application
  • Payment to be made against invoice as applicable
  • Notify site readiness for inspection & power connection

Service Fees

  • Free

Service Channels

Service Delivery Time

LV Design Approval:

  • Load from 1-150 kw: 1 working day
  • Load from 151-400 kw: 2 working days
  • Load from 401-5000 kw: 3 working days
  • Load from 5001 and above: 3 working days

Issuance of Connection Cost:

  • (Al Namoos project 1-150KW) – 1 Working Day from the date preferred by the authorized Electrical (Consultant / Contractor)
  • All other project types – 2 Working Day from the date preferred by the authorized Electrical (Consultant / Contractor)
  • Load from above 400 Kw: 3 working days

LV Inspection:

  • Load from 1 - 150 Kw: 1 working days from the date preferred by the authorized electrical Contractor for the project
  • Load from above 150 Kw: 2 working days from the date preferred by the authorized electrical Contractor for the project

HV Substation Location & size Approval (If any):

  • 3 working days

HV Substation Inspection (If any):

  • 1 working day from the date preferred by the authorized electrical Contractor for the project.

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