The Energy Meter Testing Laboratory of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has been accredited by the Emirates International Accreditation Centre (EIAC) as per the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025:2005.
DEWA’s lab is the first of its kind in the Middle East and North Africa to receive this international accreditation.
HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA received the accreditation certificate from Amina Ahmed, CEO of EIAC.
Rashid Bin Humaidan, Executive Vice President of Distribution Power, and Marwan Al Sabbagh, Vice President of Projects & Connection Services at DEWA were also present.
Al Tayer commended EIAC’s efforts and the team from the Energy Meter Testing Laboratory and other concerned departments at DEWA. Their efforts contributed to the accreditation of the laboratory according to the highest international testing and calibration standards. He underlined DEWA’s continuous support to the work teams, and emphasised that DEWA provides all the necessary requirements to continue the excellence and success in all DEWA’s divisions.
Al Tayer said: “DEWA launched its Smart Applications through Smart Meters and Grids initiative, to speed up service delivery and response. This ensures a quick reconnection in case of unplanned service interruption, while rationalising smart energy consumption by accurately monitoring consumption details in the real time using smart meters. This enhances the prosperity and happiness of all citizens and residents, and supports the sustainability of resources. DEWA aims to build a comprehensive smart grid covering generation, transmission and distribution systems. Smart grid includes demand side management, assets management, power stations and networks automation, systems integration and smart metering.”