Dubai to become the smartest city in the world


5th Smart Grids and Smart Meters Summit, being held between 28-29 October 2015 at the Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai, is a unique conference-led exhibition, bringing together the MENA region’s smart grid and energy authorities. The confex will turn its attention towards implementation of smart grids to enhance the use of energy efficient and renewable technologies, M2M technology, renewable sources and sustainable technology-led solutions. The event will support the integrated and coordinated strategies needed to meet the energy sufficiency objectives.

“With smart grids expected to play such an important role in unlocking both demand side response and options for energy management, it is encouraging to see Dubai leading the way in terms of their actual roll-out. A total of one million smart meters are to be installed in apartments and villas across the emirate over the next five years by the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), with an impressive 100,000 already in place,” said Dr. Nawal Al-Hosany, Director of Sustainability in Masdar, a keynote speaker of the Smart Grids and Smart Meters conference.

DEWA has introduced three initiatives to support the vision of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, for Dubai to become the smartest city in the world. These initiatives will bring greater utility and awareness to Dubai’s citizens and residents.


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