Dubai sees tenfold increase in smart meters

  • January 9, 2023
  • Steve Rogerson

Smart electricity and water meters in Dubai have increased tenfold in seven years.

Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (Dewa) has announced that Dubai’s population benefit from 2.1 million smart electricity and water meters. This is part of Dewa’s efforts to develop smart and advanced infrastructure in accordance with international standards.

The number of smart meters has increased from 200,000 in the first phase, which was completed in January 2016, to 2.1 million meters currently.

“Dewa is working to provide an advanced infrastructure to manage facilities and services through smart and interconnected systems that use technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution such as artificial intelligence (AI), unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), blockchain, and the internet of things (IoT), among others,” said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, CEO of Dewa. “Smart meters provide many advantages for customers to control their consumption proactively and digitally without contacting Dewa, in addition to transforming Dubai into the smartest and happiest city in the world.”

Smart meters let Dewa customers benefit from its Smart Living initiative, which helps them monitor their consumption independently. They can log onto their Dewa accounts through the web site and smart app, view their dashboard to monitor their consumption, and learn about tariff slabs for customers in the residential sector. They can also benefit from the initiative by comparing their consumption with similar homes to help them manage their consumption.