Dubai Electricity & 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.

Service Requirements

  • Project/Plot summary of total connected,MDBs/SMDBs schedules,typical Load distribution schedule for final distribution boards, load/Max.demand including number of KWh meters at main LV panel/MDB and SMDB levels.(PDF)
  • Single line diagram with proposed LV distribution and tariff metering (.dwf Format only)
  • Site setting layout and ground floor plan indicating location of substation, LV room, /KWh meter, MDB, etc...
  • Dimensional details of LV room/Electrical room/electrical cupboard etc... and arrangements of LV panels/SMDBs/DBs/KWh meters etc…(DWF)
  • Ground floor and/or typical floor plan indicating location of electrical rooms/MDBs/SMDBs/DBs/ KWh meters with installation details (DWF)
  • Wiring lay-outs (Lighting & Power) (DWF)
  • Details of the substation if applicable & Premise details sheet (Download Premise details template and upload with details - .xls/.doc Format only )
  • “Terms and Conditions for Supply of Electricity – Water” & this documents should be signed by the owner before supply release.
  • Layout of Drawing.

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 kw and above: 3 working days

Issuance of Connection Cost:

  • (Al Namoos project 1-150KW) – 1 Working Day 
  • All other project types – 3 Working days

LV Inspection:

  • 1 Working Day from the Date of Submission.

HV Substation Location & size Approval (If any):

  • 3 working days

HV Substation Inspection (If any):

  • 1 Working Day from the Date of Submission.

Journey Map

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

Project Owner
Contractor / Consultant
Getting Service Information
Project Owner
Getting Service Information
  • I search for Information related to Getting Electricity
  • I assign DEWA-enrolled consultant/contractor
Applying for the service
Contractor / Consultant
Applying for the Service

  • I log-in to DEWA website
  • I search for building NOC related to my project on DEWA website/portal and link it to the application
  • I fill-in service application and upload all required documents. Upon submission I receive a confirmation message with reference number of the request

Interaction During Processing
Contractor / Consultant
Notifications and Technical Discussion
  • I receive a notification upon application acceptance/rejection
  • After application acceptance, I receive a notification once the application is approved/returned/rejected
  • *When application is returned, I receive a detailed email of return reasons, then I request for technical discussion (if required) and I re-submit the application
Project Owner
Estimation Payment
  • Upon application approval, I receive a notification once the estimate is ready and I get the invoice/estimation
  • I pay the connection cost through any of DEWA payment channels, and I receive payment confirmation notification through Email/SMS
Contractor / Consultant
Civil Inspection (for projects that need Sub-station)

  • I Initiate HV Substation Civil Inspection on Substation readiness
  • I receive notification with inspection date & time
  • Once the HV inspection is done, I receive the inspection results (partially or fully approved/snag list)
  • * If there were snags, I complete the snags/rectification works and request for re-inspection

Contractor / Consultant
LV Inspection

  • I Initiate LV Inspection on Site readiness
  • I receive notification with inspection date & time
  • Once the LV inspection is done, I receive the inspection results (approved/snag list)
  • * If there were snags, I complete the snags/rectification works and request for re-inspection

Completing Service Interaction
Contractor / Consultant
Completing Service Interaction
  • I receive notification from DEWA to confirm the date & time of meter installation and supply release
  • I receive the meter and power connection and I receive a notification once the supply is released

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