Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has won key recognition from the Project Management Institute (PMI) for its commitment to implementing best project management practices throughout its operations.
The PMI has published a case study on the success of Dewa in increasing efficiencies by putting in place streamlined project and portfolio management standards and processes.
This has resulted in increasing efficiencies, enhancing innovations, reducing risks, cutting costs, and improving productivity, in line with Dewa’s commitment to providing a robust and sustainable infrastructure for the production, transmission, and distribution of electricity and water in Dubai.
The PMI pointed out that the Dubai utility had kept pace with the emirate’s growth as a leading hub of business activity in the Middle East and Northern Africa. The unprecedented growth was a challenge for it to meet the increasing demand for electricity and water services in the emirate.
The case study, the only one related to a utility, underlines Dewa's efforts in implementing project management practices. It had established a dedicated team to update portfolio and project management standards, as well as SAP software for asset control, process control, and risk management.
"In accordance with the vision and directives of our wise leadership, we adopt the highest standards of efficiency and reliability in managing all Dewa’s projects and operations to achieve its strategic objectives," remarked Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, the managing director and chief executive of Dewa.
"This is done by implementing the latest technologies and solutions in all operations to support Dubai’s smart transformation and improve performance. Dewa’s plans are periodically updated, according to the data and anticipation of future demand and consumption, and in line with the comprehensive development plans set by the government of Dubai," he added.