Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has received 334 innovative ideas and 7 development comments from the Mohammed bin Rashid Smart Majlis, which was launched by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. The Majlis enables Dubai’s residents and supporters around the world to submit innovative ideas and development comments to make Dubai the smartest and fastest-developing city in the world.
A high-level committee, headed by HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, reviews the ideas and comments received from the Mohammed bin Rashid Smart Majlis. Ideas are implemented, transferred to relevant government organisations, or referred to internal departments for further study. The committee has so far recommended implementing three ideas, and has honoured the people who submitted them. DEWA honoured Khaled Hattab, from the Kingdom of Bahrain, who sent the Smart Portfolio idea. This is an online account in the building’s name where the landlord can top-up the account through different easily-accessible channels.
DEWA has today honoured Waleed Al Shehhi who sent the idea of installing smart panels inside houses to control and monitor internal use. DEWA noted that this idea is implemented in some buildings such as hotels and malls without connection to DEWA. The idea is one of the smart grid applications that DEWA is currently implementing. DEWA is providing the infrastructure required to implement this idea as part of its smart grids and applications initiative.
DEWA has also honoured Haitham Ba Ebeed who submitted an idea to provide charging facilities for electric cars in villas and residential areas. DEWA noted that this idea is part of the Green Charger initiative, which DEWA has launched to support the Smart Dubai initiative launched by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to transform Dubai into the smartest city in the world. DEWA is now building the necessary infrastructure, in cooperation with various stakeholders. DEWA will build three types of electric vehicle charging stations. These are: fast-charging stations, which will be available in petrol stations and on highways, medium-charging points, which will be located in malls, parks, and offices, and home-charging points.
“On behalf of DEWA, I thank all those who submitted their creative ideas and development comments to DEWA through the Mohammed bin Rashid Smart Majlis, and appreciate their time and efforts. I would like to emphasise that the concerned committee studies all submitted ideas. Some of these ideas are already in the implementation phase. All DEWA’s initiatives are the result of mutual interaction with stakeholders, including DEWA’s customers and the public. These ideas and comments help us develop innovative initiatives and creative ideas that will contribute to exceeding customers’ expectations and achieving their happiness,” said Al Tayer.
#MohammedBinRashidSmartMajlis can be accessed using the MBRMajlis smart app or www.MBRMajlis.ae. Submitting ideas and comments is very simple. This includes adding the idea’s title, a brief explanation, and selecting the category.
The Mohammed bin Rashid Smart Majlis launched by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, is a smart initiative for Dubai. It allows all society to interact and participate by submitting ideas and comments and answering questions raised by His Highness, as if they were sitting in his traditional majlis.