DEWA to develop industry standards
PAS standard to support best utility risk management practices for the sector
The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has announced a collaboration with the British Standards Institute (BSI) to set up the world’s first Publicly Available Standard (PAS) standard to support best utility risk management practices for the electricity and water sector.
DEWA said the new standard is a “key pillar in advancing risk management standards and addressing any problems, constraints or gaps in existing global standards and practices”.
The move, part of DEWA’s efforts to consolidate its global positioning and achieve its vision to become a sustainable innovative world-class utility, comes just over a year after the Authority participated in an international workshop in London aimed at harmonising the new standard by bringing together major utilities in America and Europe to gain consensus on the effectiveness of the specified standards.
Speaking on the partnership, Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and chief executive officer of DEWA, said he expected the new standard to be completed and applied amongst utilities globally by September 2019.
New standards DEWA to standardise electricity and water