Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is advising its customers to carry out regular inspections of internal electricity and water connections.
Periodically checking the efficiency of internal utility connections in houses, buildings, and facilities is the responsibility of customers, as is fixing faulty or replacing old connections, said DEWA.
The authority noted that its own scope of responsibility only covers the maintenance of electricity and water metres. It added, however, that it can assist customers in checking the efficiency of electricity and water use in private buildings.
According to DEWA, this is done by checking the lighting and air conditioning systems, and water connections, thus enabling customers to improve and rationalise their energy use.
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and chief executive officer of DEWA, said: “DEWA uses the latest supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, smart monitoring, and control automation systems to provide electricity and water services to the highest standards of availability, efficiency, and reliability.
"DEWA is also installing smart metres, which will increase efficiency and help consumers rationalise their use by monitoring their consumption instantly, and at any time. DEWA plans to install more than 1,200,000 smart meters in Dubai by 2020."
DEWA’s efforts in promoting rational water and electricity consumption have contributed to savings of 1.5 terawatt-hours in electricity and 6.1 billion gallons of water in the last eight years, state news agency, WAM, reported.