DEWA launches ‘My Sustainable Living’ programme for customers to benchmark usage
DEWA is highlighting the programme’s features and benefits at its Conservation Stand at the Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition (WETEX), which it organises at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre from 23-25 October 2018
To mark the World Energy Day, which is observed on 22 October each year, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has launched ‘My Sustainable Living’ programme, which enables residential customers to compare their monthly electricity and water usage with the average usage of similar efficient homes.
The programme is part of DEWA’s ongoing efforts to encourage customers to use electricity and water responsibly. The programme helps customers make informed decisions based on current data that enables them to compare their monthly electricity and water consumption with similar homes and other efficient homes; encouraging a healthy competition among customers to reduce their consumption and their footprints.
DEWA is highlighting the programme’s features and benefits at its Conservation Stand at the Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition (WETEX), which it organises at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre from 23-25 October 2018.
“At DEWA, we work to achieve the vision of our wise leadership to consolidate sustainability, which is the basis for the transformation towards a green economy. This supports the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050, to make Dubai a global centre for clean energy and green economy and the city with the lowest carbon footprint in the world, and the Dubai Demand Side Management Strategy to reduce energy and water use by 30% by 2030,” said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA.
“We launch an integrated set of initiatives, programmes, and activities throughout the year to raise awareness on the importance of using energy and water responsibly and engage customers and society in joint efforts to protect the environment and preserve natural resources.
“Launching the ‘My Sustainable Living Programme’, which is the first of its kind in the Middle East, on World Energy Day, is part of our commitment to engage customers in consolidating the sustainable development of Dubai. The programme enables them to encourage customers to use electricity and water responsibly to contribute to protecting natural resources.”
The programme, which targets around 480,000 residential customers in Dubai, includes four main features. These include a comparison dashboard of similar homes in the region, and other efficient similar homes, a graph of estimated consumption trends, a monthly consumption report, and conservation tips to help customers use electricity and water responsibly.
DEWA interacts with the users through its website, smart app, e-mail, and text messages.
A total of 343,000 customers have been enrolled in the first phase of the programme. DEWA aims to eventually enrol all residential customers after completing the installation of the smart meters, which provide a host of advanced features.