Dubai, UAE: Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has announced winning three awards at the Smart Cities Summit and Awards 2016, during the World CSR Day activities, held as part of the World Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Congress, in Mumbai, India, on February 18.
Giving details, DEWA said that it won awards in the Best Smart City Initiative category for its Green Charger Initiative, the Configuration and Deployment of Smart City Infrastructure 2016 category for its Dubai Smart Soil Initiative and for the Most Powerful Smart City Leaders.
These awards, DEWA claimed, reflect the utility provider’s commitment to enhancing Dubai’s position in the regional and international renewable energy sectors. The Smart Cities Awards, DEWA added, recognise pioneering projects to make cities more liveable, sustainable and economically-viable.
“Inspired by the vision of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, DEWA works to achieve its development goals, which support the UAE Vision 2021 and the Dubai Plan 2021,” said H.E. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA. “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.”
Saying that DEWA has developed a comprehensive Smart Grid strategy and aligned its corporate strategy with the Smart Dubai initiative, and is currently implementing three major initiatives – Shams Dubai, smart applications and smart meters, and Green Charger – Al Tayer added: “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.”