“We work in accordance with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to continue developing a world-class infrastructure that keeps pace with the growing demand on electricity and water in Dubai and provides our services according to the highest international standards for more than a million customers in Dubai. We ensure the sustainability of water resources in accordance with the Integrated Strategy for Water Resources Management in Dubai which focuses on improving water resources, reducing consumption, and using the latest technologies and innovative solutions. These include reducing 30% of water consumption by 2030. The total production capacity of water at DEWA has reached 490 million imperial gallons per day (MIGD), including 63 MIGD using Reverse Osmosis (RO) at the Jebel Ali Power Plant and Water Desalination Complex, which is one of the key pillars for supplying Dubai with electricity and water services,” said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA.
“We strive to reach 100% of the produced water using a mix of clean energy; renewable energy; and waste heat by 2030. DEWA recorded an international achievement by receiving the lowest water levelised tariff of 0.277 USD per cubic metre for its 120 MIGD Hassyan Sea Water Reverse Osmosis (SWRO) Plant. The project will be completed in 2024. We are currently working on an Aquifer Storage & Recovery Scheme (ASR), the largest of its kind globally, where excess water is stored in aquifers and pumped back into the water network when needed. DEWA is building a 120 MIG reservoir in Al Nakhali and another 60 MIG reservoir in Al Lusaily. We continue to develop proactive and innovative solutions using our advanced smart grid and the latest Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies to increase efficiency and reduce consumption. DEWA has completed installing more than two million smart meters for electricity and water in Dubai to enable customers to monitor, manage and control consumption proactively and digitally. Smart and integrated systems used to manage all our facilities and services increase the operational capacity and reduce the network losses of transmission and distribution water networks which dropped from 42% in 1988 to 5.3% in 2021, the lowest percentage worldwide,” added Al Tayer.