The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has introduced a new tool that will help reduce the utility bills of the residents.
This Self-Assessment Tool, which has been launched as part of DEWA’s Smart Living initiative, comprises of a survey on electricity and water consumption of customers, assess their consumption levels, and know more about various methods of conservation.
On completing the assessment, DEWA customers will be given a detailed report on their consumption and will be offered customized tips to reduce wastage and consumption.
The initiative makes use of a proactive mechanism in interacting with customers who have smart electricity and water meters. It helps residents monitor their consumption through a private dashboard, and they will receive daily, monthly and annual consumption reports.
“As part of our vision to become a globally leading sustainable innovative corporation and our efforts to support the Smart Dubai initiative, we harness disruptive technologies and Fourth Industrial Revolution applications to provide smart and innovative services that make the customers’ life easy,” said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Managing Director and CEO of DEWA.
The initiative helps customers improve their efficiency towards water and electricity consumption. Any leakages or repair interruptions can be done without contacting DEWA, he pointed out.
He further said that DEWA will provide all support to improve the culture of sustainability and conservation, and raise awareness of all society members towards conservation and protect natural resources.
Due to awareness campaigns, DEWA has achieved cumulative savings of nearly 2.2 TWh of electricity and 5.6bn gallons of water between 2012 and 2021. This is equivalent to Dh.1.2bn and it reduces 1.1 million tonnes of carbon emissions.
Further, through its Smart Response initiative aimed at helping customers detect leakages in water connections, DEWA provides high water usage alert after the meter.
Until March 2022, the service has saved nearly 8 billion gallons of water and saved customers more than Dh.500 million.