Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) was formed on 1 January, 1992, by a decree issued by the late Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum to take over and merge the Dubai Electricity Company and the Dubai Water Department that had been operating independently for several years until then. Both these organisations were established in 1959 through the foresight and initiative of His Highness Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, the late Ruler of Dubai, as government supported bodies with the objective of making available to the people of Dubai an adequate and reliable supply of electricity and water.
Today, after nearly six decades, DEWA is an inspiring success story known for its efficiency and reliability in every facet of its operations. Constant planning and forecasting to meet the growing demands of the customer have always been DEWA's well-entrenched philosophy. Owing to this policy, DEWA has come a long way in serving the customers and thereby making its own contributions to the economic growth of Dubai.
Today DEWA employees a workforce of over 10,000 employees who constantly work to ensure that both the quantity and quality of services provided are of the highest standards of consistency and reliability. In Dubai, DEWA provides over 725,000 customers with electricity and water.
This expansion is ongoing to manage growing demand for electricity and water, and DEWA continues to maintain its corporate structure and functioning in the most professional and advanced ways, to ensure its continued success both now and in the future. For the next 5 years, DEWA will focus on Smart Grids, Research, and Development, Renewables and Efficiency.