DEWA and TECOM team up on smart initiatives
Agreement covers electric vehicle charging infrastructure and smart meters and grids.
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) and TECOM Investments have signed an agreement covering cooperation and investments in smart initiatives including electric vehicle charging infrastructure and smart meters and grids.
Under the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) the two sides will promote joint work and exchange of ideas and experience, in addition to conducting joint research and consultations on projects that support the sustainable development of Dubai.
“DEWA works at all levels to achieve 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,” said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, who signed the agreement along with HE Dr. Amina Al Rustamani, Group CEO of TECOM Investments.
“The MoU will help DEWA to implement its smart initiatives in collaboration with its partners. We will collaborate with TECOM Investments to develop the necessary frameworks to promote the use of smart applications through smart meters and grids, and establish the infrastructure and charging stations for electric vehicles.
“Through such cooperation, DEWA is looking forward to promoting joint work between the public and private sectors. Our objective is to consolidate the foundations of environmental sustainability, strengthen the sustainability of natural resources, and protect the environment for generations to come,” added Al Tayer.
Dr. Amina Al Rustamani said: “The MoU supports the efforts of both DEWA and TECOM Investments to enhance the sustainable development of Dubai by supporting smart projects and initiatives through joint projects with different stakeholders in the Emirate.
Both organisations have proven track records and distinguished expertise in the area of sustainable development and sustainable growth. This MoU will help to put our efforts within a consolidated framework to ensure our joint projects are done on time and to the fullest”.
She added: “We will continue our efforts to contribute towards achieving the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to transform Dubai into a world class Smart City, which will be a role model for the region and the rest of the world.
“We have already started implementing these smart initiatives into Dubai Design District (d3), which is the pilot development for the Emirate's wider Smart City ambitions.”