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DEWA expands Honeywell’s role in Dubai smart meter project

Initiative part of DEWA’s strategy to install one million smart meters across Dubai by 2020, says company official

| | Nov 7, 2017 | 2:52 pm
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Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has entered into an agreement with Honeywell to deliver smart meters in Dubai, said Rob Tupker, Vice President and General Manager – Europe, Middle East and Africa, Honeywell Smart Energy. The agreement was signed on the sidelines of WETEX 2017 on October 23. 

Sharing details of the agreement, Tupker said: “Earlier, we supplied 250,000 smart meters, but with this new agreement we will be supplying an additional 150,000 smart meters. This initiative is part of DEWA’s smart energy strategy to install one million smart meters across Dubai by 2020.” 

Explaining the benefits of the smart meters, he said that with the units, facility management companies and consumers can access detailed and automatic readings of their current and past electricity usage, thus enabling them to smartly control the bills, which would eventually reduce the load on the grid.

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