DEWA to de­velop in­dus­try stan­dards

PAS stan­dard to sup­port best util­ity risk man­age­ment prac­tices for the sec­tor

Utilities Middle East - - NEWS -

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

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