Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) said it has won three awards at the Smart Cities Summit and Awards 2016 during the World CSR Day activities in Mumbai, India.
Dewa clinched the top honours in the Best Smart City Initiative category for their Green Charger plan, in addition to winning in the Configuration and Deployment of Smart City Infrastructure 2016 category for its Dubai Smart Soil Initiative.
The Dubai utility also received the award for Most Powerful Smart City Leaders.
These awards reflect Dewa’s commitment to enhancing Dubai’s position in the regional and international renewable energy sectors.
On the win, Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, the managing director and chief executive, said: “The strategic objectives of these initiatives support the long-term green economy for sustainable development initiative, to establish the UAE as one of the global leaders in this area, and a global hub for exporting and re-exporting green products and technologies.”
Dewa, he stated, has developed a comprehensive smart grid strategy and aligned its corporate strategy with the Smart Dubai initiative.
According to him, Dewa is currently implementing three major initiatives: Shams Dubai, smart applications and smart meters, and Green Charger.
“The Green Charger initiative will substantially contribute to introducing electric vehicles to Dubai, boosting the use of energy resources and reducing the Emirate’s carbon footprint. These initiatives have contributed to Dewa winning these awards,” he explained.