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Dubai’s DEWA sets world record with 1.86 CML of electricity per year

February 16, 2020

A new world record has been set by the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) in electricity Customer Minutes Lost (CML) per year. They recorded 1.86 CML in Dubai, against 15 minutes recorded by leading European electricity companies.

Commenting on the achievement, the managing director and chief executive officer of DEWA, HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, said: “We continuously work to enhance the capacity and efficiency of transmission and distribution networks to provide electricity and water services according to the highest standards of reliability, availability, efficiency, and sustainability. This is to meet the growing demand for energy and water and keep pace with Dubai’s ambitious urban and economic plans.”

Al Tayer added: “We are proud that DEWA is part of the UAE’s global achievements that are accomplished by Emirati men and women who do their best to provide state-of-the-art services to make Dubai the smartest and happiest city in the world.”

UAE ranked first for three consecutive years in Getting Electricity, as per the World Banks Doing report 2020, amongst 190 other economies. Moreover, DEWA’s losses from electricity transmission and distribution networks stood at 3.3%, compared to US’s and Europe’s 6-7%.


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