DEWA has launched Shams Dubai smart initiative to encourage building owners to install photovoltaic solar panels to generate electricity form solar power. The electricity is used on-site and the surplus is exported to DEWA’s grid. An offset between exported and imported electricity units is conducted and the customer account is settled based on this offset. Shams Dubai supports the Smart Dubai initiative launched by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to transform Dubai into the smartest city in the world. DEWA is committed to high technical standards in its electricity grid. The solar equipment that will be part of the installation requires certification to make sure it complies with the standards that DEWA has developed based on international quality and safety standards.